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Articles Tagged ‘Etihad’

Etihad names Washington as third US destination starting in March 2013; will become 12th MEB3 service to US

Etihad names Washington as third US destination starting in March 2013; will become 12th MEB3 service to US

Since Emirates launched New York flights in 2004 the number of US services operated by Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways has grown relatively slowly. Next year’s Washington service from Etihad will only be the 12th such route. But which airports are served by more than one of the MEB3 carriers?

The non-MEB3s – how Gulf Air, Oman Air and Royal Jordanian are developing their networks

The non-MEB3s – how Gulf Air, Oman Air and Royal Jordanian are developing their networks

With growth at Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways showing no signs of slowing, how have the national carriers of Bahrain, Oman and Jordan responded in recent years? What has been the focus of their network growth? Which routes will they be dropping in 2012? And just how much bigger are the MEB3 carriers in terms […]

Etihad launches Libyan route from its Abu Dhabi hub

Etihad launches Libyan route from its Abu Dhabi hub

Etihad Airways now flies from Abu Dhabi Airport to Libya’s capital Tripoli.


Etihad launches new routes to Chengdu and Düsseldorf

Etihad launches new routes to Chengdu and Düsseldorf

Etihad has launched two new routes to China and Germany from its Abu Dhabi hub; Chengdu and Düsseldorf International Airport.

anna.aero brings top airline network planners to ACI Airport Exchange/Abu Dhabi

anna.aero brings top airline network planners to ACI Airport Exchange/Abu Dhabi

Presentations from Last week’s Network Planning Conference, jointly staged by anna.aero with ACI EUROPE and ACI Asia Pacific at Airport Exchange in Abu Dhabi, are now available and can be downloaded directly from here.

UAE celebrates 40th anniversary; nation's airports handle almost 70 million passengers in 2011

UAE celebrates 40th anniversary; nation’s airports handle almost 70 million passengers in 2011

Last week the United Arab Emirates had reason to celebrate, but how many passengers are its main airports handling, and by how much did traffic grow in 2010? How quickly is traffic growing in 2011, and which are the leading country markets for the nation’s airports as a whole? How dominant are Emirates, Etihad and […]


Etihad on track for 8 million passengers in 2011; Düsseldorf, Chengdu, Shanghai and Nairobi next new markets

Etihad on track for 8 million passengers in 2011; Düsseldorf, Chengdu, Shanghai and Nairobi next new markets

Abu Dhabi based Etihad Airways has grown quickly in the eight years since its launch. We look at which new routes the airline has launched in the last five years by region, and discover which routes currently generate the highest capacity (as measured by ASKs). Can you guess the top three?

The Europe-Asia market: EURO legacy carriers struggle to keep up with “MEB3” Emirates, Etihad & Qatar

The Europe-Asia market: EURO legacy carriers struggle to keep up with “MEB3” Emirates, Etihad & Qatar

This week’s Dubai Air Show proved beyond doubt that Emirates and Qatar Airways’ global ambitions remain undiminished by pesky economic issues in certain parts of the world. But what competition do they face from Europe’s big global airlines in serving the Europe – Asia market? Which MEB3 markets remain untouched by European carriers?

Etihad launches new routes to Maldives and Seychelles

Etihad launches new routes to Maldives and Seychelles

Etihad now flies to Male in the Maldives and Mahé in the Seychelles from Abu Dhabi.


Emirates and Qatar Airways both reach 100 destination milestone; MEB3 carriers have 18 new routes planned

Emirates and Qatar Airways both reach 100 destination milestone; MEB3 carriers have 18 new routes planned

We have the latest version of our free MEB3 spreadsheet for you to download. Which new routes have been added during the last year, and which new destinations have already been announced for the coming months? And which have been dropped (maybe only temporarily)?

China's regions to welcome new long-haul routes from Etihad (Chengdu/Shanghai) and Finnair (Chongqing)

China’s regions to welcome new long-haul routes from Etihad (Chengdu/Shanghai) and Finnair (Chongqing)

In a curious coincidence two major airlines announced new long-haul routes to regional airports in China on the same day. What did they have to say about their bold network planning decisions, how quickly are these Chinese airports growing and where do they rank among the country’s top 20 airports?

UK - Middle East market still booming; Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways all increasing Manchester flights this summer

UK – Middle East market still booming; Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways all increasing Manchester flights this summer

Passenger numbers at UK airports may have fallen in each of the last three years, but not on routes to the Middle East. We examine the extraordinary growth of traffic to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha from London and the UK’s regional airports as Manchester prepares for a huge boost in capacity in 2011.