Articles Tagged ‘Emirates’

Airbus outperforms Boeing for deliveries in April; combined productivity down 3.1%; Primera Air gets first A321neo

Airbus outperforms Boeing for deliveries in April; combined productivity down 3.1%; Primera Air gets first A321neo

Airbus and Boeing managed to deliver 95 aircraft between them in April, down 3.1% versus the same month last year. Among the delivery highlights for the fourth month of 2018 included Primera Air getting its first A321neo, allowing the LCC to become the latest to venture into the long-haul sector.

LEVEL's Austrian advance; set to become Vienna's #3 largest carrier

LEVEL’s Austrian advance; set to become Vienna’s #3 largest carrier

LEVEL announces its intention to start 14 routes from Vienna Airport – with six to start later this month. Marc Watkins takes a look at the airline rankings at the Austrian capital city airport and the competition on the routes it has announced so far.

Thiruvananthapuram Airport expects modest growth in 2018; IndiGo maintains #1 carrier status

Thiruvananthapuram Airport expects modest growth in 2018; IndiGo maintains #1 carrier status

Thiruvananthapuram Airport has slipped down the Indian airport rankings, as other facilities have grown quicker than the South India gateway. Marc Watkins investigates the airport’s traffic profile and seasonality, as well as its biggest carriers and country markets.


Lisbon Lions take second title in three weeks

Lisbon Lions take second title in three weeks

It has been another record-breaking seven days in the Arch of Triumph competition, with last week’s tally of 23 entries being matched by this week’s haul. As a result, the 250 FTWA mark has been passed a month earlier than in 2017.

Emirates introduces Istanbul and London links

Emirates introduces Istanbul and London links

Emirates adds services to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen and London Stansted.

Malta passes six million passenger landmark in 2017; national carrier leads the way this summer, Italy and UK are largest markets

Malta passes six million passenger landmark in 2017; national carrier leads the way this summer, Italy and UK are largest markets

Malta Airport welcomed six million passengers in 2017, 17.5% up on the previous year. Nick Preston examines its recent traffic trends, including the leading airlines, destinations and country markets, while the airport’s CEO and Head of Traffic Development discuss recent route developments and the future focus.


Airbus and Boeing match Q1 2017 delivery results in Q1 2018; Boeing has major lead over European rival; Singapore Airlines takes first 787-10

Airbus and Boeing match Q1 2017 delivery results in Q1 2018; Boeing has major lead over European rival; Singapore Airlines takes first 787-10

In March, Airbus and Boeing delivered 147 aircraft combined, up from the 136 units distributed in the same month of 2017. As a result of this productivity surge, both have matched the results of Q1 2017 during Q1 2018, an outcome generated due to a productivity slowdown in February of 13%. 

Beirut Airport continues decade-long consistent growth; MEA #1 carrier, but only posts marginal annual capacity increase

Beirut Airport continues decade-long consistent growth; MEA #1 carrier, but only posts marginal annual capacity increase

Beirut Airport has delivered enviable growth over the past 10 years, with no blips in its inexorable traffic increases. Marc Watkins investigates the Lebanese capital city airport’s most-important carriers and city pairs.

Lagos Airport set for growth in 2018 thanks to 7.4% rise in annual capacity; comes on the back of traffic falling below seven million

Lagos Airport set for growth in 2018 thanks to 7.4% rise in annual capacity; comes on the back of traffic falling below seven million

Lagos Airport is the leading gateway to Nigeria, with it handling over six million passengers in 2016 and 2017. However, Lagos looks set to see a resurgence this summer, having witnessed cuts for three consecutive years. Jonathan Ford informs on the recent history of one of Africa’s busiest airports. 


Chennai being challenged as it is poised to break 20m passenger milestone; IndiGo is #1 carrier

Chennai being challenged as it is poised to break 20m passenger milestone; IndiGo is #1 carrier

Chennai is India’s fourth busiest facility, but since late 2017 the airport’s monthly passenger numbers have been usurped by a faster growing competitor. Marc Watkins reviews the airport’s recent traffic figures, its seasonality profile, as well as its biggest routes and carriers, including newcomer Vistara.

Wide-body aircraft on short- and medium-haul routes; Japan is leading market in 2018, ANA and JAL top airline rankings

Wide-body aircraft on short- and medium-haul routes; Japan is leading market in 2018, ANA and JAL top airline rankings

Wide-body aircraft are typically linked with long-haul services. In recent years this has included new low-cost routes, but some carriers choose to deploy twin-aisle types on shorter sectors. Nick Preston reveals the leading airlines, airports and country markets for short- and medium-haul wide-body flights in S18.

Qatar Airways confirms London Gatwick return; will grow four times faster than Emirates in UK this year, although capacity still way behind

Qatar Airways confirms London Gatwick return; will grow four times faster than Emirates in UK this year, although capacity still way behind

Qatar Airways has announced that it will return to London Gatwick in S18 with a twice-daily service, adding to its already confirmed Cardiff route. With the airline now present at six UK airports, Jonathan Ford looks at the carrier’s past developments from the UK and reveals the likely top connecting destinations for Gatwick passengers.