Articles Tagged ‘LHE’

AirSial, Pakistan’s newest airline, takes off domestically

AirSial, Pakistan’s newest airline, takes off domestically

Come early February, new entrant AirSial will have the second-highest volume of flights on its first four routes, although its third aircraft is very underutilised.

Bumper route launches in the run up to Christmas 2020

Bumper route launches in the run up to Christmas 2020

Air Canada begins Toronto – Doha, American launches TWO routes from Daytona Beach, Wizz Air starts Gibraltar, and MANY more.

Virgin Atlantic commences Islamabad and Lahore from Heathrow

Virgin Atlantic commences Islamabad and Lahore from Heathrow

Virgin Atlantic began Heathrow – Islamabad on 12 December and -Lahore the following day.  Islamabad is by far the top Pakistani city to the UK.


<span style="color: #cd1719;">Routes Reconnected:</span> "Quick wins are where you can combine passenger and cargo demand," Virgin Atlantic says

Routes Reconnected: “Quick wins are where you can combine passenger and cargo demand,” Virgin Atlantic says

Routes Reconnected put the spotlight on Europe in a panel session featuring senior stakeholders from Virgin Atlantic, Avinor, and Berlin Brandenburg.

Turkish Airlines has 80 widebody destinations in December

Turkish Airlines has 80 widebody destinations in December

As Turkish Airlines receives first A350-900, we examine the carrier’s widebody network – with widebodies used on 1/3 of network in early December.

Latest route launches (8 - 14 October)

Latest route launches (8 – 14 October)

British Airways begins Lahore, its second destination in Pakistan, as Wizz Air launches its new Catania base, its second in Italy, and Blue Air breaks duopoly to Amsterdam.


British Airways launches Lahore, its second destination in Pakistan

British Airways launches Lahore, its second destination in Pakistan

British Airways began Heathrow – Lahore on 12 October, joining Islamabad. Lahore had 173,000 passengers from Heathrow last year.

British Airways to Islamabad and Lahore – is Dhaka next?

British Airways to Islamabad and Lahore – is Dhaka next?

British Airways serves Islamabad with Lahore coming soon. Will Dhaka be next? It has good yield, strong local traffic, and Biman with a one-stop offering.

Virgin Atlantic to begin Islamabad and Lahore from big gap left by PIA

Virgin Atlantic to begin Islamabad and Lahore from big gap left by PIA

As Virgin Atlantic announces Pakistan, we examine the market to understand what is driving it and the routes it has picked.


Pakistan’s international seats +68% since 2010; domestic seats/population lower than Bangladesh

Pakistan’s international seats +68% since 2010; domestic seats/population lower than Bangladesh

Pakistan is an enormous country and could be a future aviation paradise. We see what’s been happening, noting that it is very underexploited domestically.

SriLankan Airlines traffic fell 3.3% in Q3 2018; Melbourne route carries over 150,000 people in first year; India accounts for 33% of PAX

SriLankan Airlines traffic fell 3.3% in Q3 2018; Melbourne route carries over 150,000 people in first year; India accounts for 33% of PAX

SriLankan Airlines in 2018 operated a 35+ destination network from Colombo, having not opened a new route from Sri Lanka’s capital in over 12 months. Jonathan Ford looks at the airline’s network with regards to its top routes by passengers carried, and highlights potential future services as others are cut.

SaudiGulf Airlines departs from Dammam for Pakistan

SaudiGulf Airlines departs from Dammam for Pakistan

SaudiGulf Airlines initiates three more routes from Dammam to Pakistan – adds to Islamabad service.