Articles Tagged ‘Emirates’

Airbus stretches lead over Boeing as strikes hamper deliveries; TAM receives five new aircraft in a month

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsAirbus delivered 42 aircraft to Boeing’s five in October. Apart from TAM which other airlines took delivery of more than one new aircraft and which lucky Boeing customers received new aircraft?

Just nine new routes so far in 2008 from the Middle East’s “Big 3”; none to Western Europe

Thumb: Middle East Top StoryEmirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways are still ordering more new aircraft to support their growth plans but which routes have they launched so far in 2008? Which are starting soon and which destination did all three start this year? And what links Brussels, Dublin and Minsk?

Airbus/Boeing: Southwest first to reach 25 new deliveries in 2008; Emirates finally receives its first A380

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsBoeing’s deliveries fell a bit in July as staff took hard-earned vacations. Airbus extended its lead for the year to nine as both manufacturers passed the 250 delivery mark. Which carriers received most aircraft and which airline surprisingly didn’t receive any at all in July?

Emirates: new long range 777s enable American expansion

Emirates: new long range 777s enable American expansionThanks to the new ultra long-range 777-200LRs, Emirates is beginning to make inroads into the Americas. It started Houston, Sao Paulo and Toronto last year and has California in its sights for this summer. But how does the Dubai hub work? When are the peak arrival and departure periods, and which country markets are the airline’s biggest?

Etihad racing to catch up with Emirates and Qatar Airways

Etihad racing to catch up with Emirates and Qatar AirwaysPassenger numbers at this ambitious airline grew by nearly 70% in 2007 to 4.6 million as routes were launched to nine new destinations. Which markets achieved better than average load factors and what is growth likely to be in 2008? What makes Brussels and Dublin interesting for Etihad and why is 2009 going to be a big year from a PR point of views?

Etihad playing catch-up in Middle East hub battle

Etihad playing catch-up in Middle East hub battleWe look at how the networks of the three biggest spending carriers in the region have developed since July when we last looked. How many destinations have Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad added? How many have they dropped? How many flights have they added? The answers may surprise you. They surprised us!

Dubai maintains spectacular growth as new airport takes shape

Airport Analysis: DubaiThis week’s air show focused industry attention on this part of the world with record aircraft orders. Dubai’s airport is growing so fast that a replacement is already under construction. Apart from Emirates, who else operates at the airport? Which are the leading country markets? We take a closer look at the UK market to identify seasonality issues.

Newcastle enters long-haul era with daily Emirates service

Article Thumbnail: Airport AnalysisA new era in long-haul air travel began this week with the launch of daily services to Dubai with Emirates. Which airlines have helped the airport grow rapidly and what are the most popular routes? Which routes have failed? Which airline has half as many flights as easyJet but offers only one-tenth of the capacity? And what does need a 146 for?