Articles Tagged ‘Etihad’

Emirates drops Nagoya, adds San Francisco & Brisbane non-stop; Qatar to add six more routes this year

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsWe have updated our downloadable spreadsheet comparing networks of the MEB3 airlines. Not many routes have been added since December but Qatar Airways has revealed plans to add several destinations this year. Which ones?

Emirates, Etihad, Qatar Airways grew capacity by 15% in 2008; Almaty and Los Angeles are newest routes

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsAlthough they haven’t started that many new routes this year Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways have grown capacity by around 15% this year. Which destinations are ‘monopoly’ routes and where is competition fiercest for transfer passengers?

World Cup matches boost in-bound “tourism” in Belarus; Etihad’s new link to Abu Dhabi

Article Thumbnail: Country FocusDespite being almost as big as the UK and with a population of 10 million, Belarus’ capital airport at Minsk handled less than one million passengers in 2007. How big is national carrier Belavia’s network and which Western airlines operate regular flights to the country?


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?

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 2 August – Friday 8 August 2008)

Logo: News in BriefNews, commentary and photos on routes launched this week by Aer Arann, Bahrain Air, Etihad, Ryanair and Southwest.

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 26 July – Friday 1 August 2008)

New routes launched during the last week (Saturday 26 July - Friday 1 August 2008):News, commentary and photos on routes launched this week by Blue Air, Etihad, Ryanair, Volareweb and Wizz Air.


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!