Articles Tagged ‘Etihad’

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.

The great 'MEB3' analysis: Emirates, Etihad, Qatar networks and fleets compared

The great ‘MEB3’ analysis: Emirates, Etihad, Qatar networks and fleets compared

We all know that these are three of the fastest-growing (and highly regarded) global airlines, but how do their fleets and networks compare? What makes Emirates different from its two regional rivals? What share of each airline’s capacity is allocated to different regions of the world and which of the three currently has no new […]


New airline routes launched<br/> (21 December 2010 – 3 January 2011)

New airline routes launched
(21 December 2010 – 3 January 2011)

Over the Christmas and New Year period, 36 new routes were launched across the world and they were far from only to ski and sun destinations. We have analysis and pictures to go with the new routes that range from Transaero’s 11,500-kilometre route between Moscow and Rio to Cape Air’s 300-kilometre hop between San Juan […]

BRICs and MORTAR: Building for growth in air transport

BRICs and MORTAR: Building for growth in air transport

You’ve heard of the BRIC nations and their burgeoning economies, but we’ve found some more booming air transport markets and come up with the acronym MORTAR. Can you guess which countries are involved? What do they have in common? Air traffic growth of over 15% in 2010, that’s what.

New airline routes launched (7 - 13 December)

New airline routes launched (7 – 13 December)

In the last week, 29 new routes saw the light of day. easyJet contributed with the most – five new routes – but the routes were spread globally with South America being the only continent not represented this week. Which flag carrier launched three new routes outside its home country? And which was the first […]


Emirates, Etihad, Qatar Airways add new links to Alexandria, Buenos Aires, Dakar, Madrid, Phuket, Prague and São Paulo

Emirates, Etihad, Qatar Airways add new links to Alexandria, Buenos Aires, Dakar, Madrid, Phuket, Prague and São Paulo

Two of the ‘MEB3’ carriers have grown quite slowly this summer, but all three have started new routes since June. Which new routes are in the pipeline for the rest of 2010 and early 2011?

Minsk reporting 20% growth this year; Belavia has launched eight routes in just 15 months; Etihad link to Abu Dhabi

Minsk reporting 20% growth this year; Belavia has launched eight routes in just 15 months; Etihad link to Abu Dhabi

Air travel to and from Belarus is growing quickly this year thanks to Belavia’s expanding network. Which new routes has it added in the last year and a bit and how important is the Russian market? How seasonal is demand at the airport and which other carriers serve the airport?

New routes launched during the last week <br/>(Tuesday 6 July - Monday 12 July):

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 6 July – Monday 12 July):

In the last week, 35 new routes were launched. Notably, there were no route launches in the Americas, but all other continents are represented with great launch celebrations. Which two airlines launched the same route on the same day? Turkish Airlines, which is rumoured to be merging with Serbia’s Jat Airways, has expanded in the […]


Emirates, Etihad, Qatar Airways add seven new non-stop destinations and nine new routes in last three months

Emirates, Etihad, Qatar Airways add seven new non-stop destinations and nine new routes in last three months

Our latest summary table of the networks and frequencies of the three most ambitious Gulf carriers reveals the addition of several new routes since March. But which airline is growing flight frequencies fastest? And what else are they planning in 2010?

New routes launched during the last week<br/> (Tuesday 1 June - Monday 7 June)

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 1 June – Monday 7 June)

This week has seen the launch of over 100 new routes! The single airport to have experienced the most new routes is Keflavik Airport in Iceland, followed by Ireland’s Cork Airport.  The week’s routes are between 60 of the world’s countries, giving our coverage a truly global spread. We have all the details and lots […]

New routes launched during the last week <br />(Tuesday 20 April - Monday 26 April)

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 20 April – Monday 26 April)

A bit of a lull before the beginning of May when over 100 new routes will begin. After the ash cloud dispersed from European airspace, launch celebrations were not at the top of the agenda everywhere. However, we still have news and pictures on new routes started during the last week involving airports in France, […]