Articles Tagged ‘MEB3’
anna.aero’s publisher, Paul Hogan, was specially invited to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport for the arrival of Qatar Airways – the first by a MEB3/Middle East Big 3 airline and the latest big development to further erode the image that Sabiha Gökçen is a low-cost airport.
The network expansion of the MEB3 carriers continues in 2014. We look back over the last decade to see how their range of destinations has grown in five geographic regions. Plus a summary of which new destinations are being added this year. But when it comes to seats and ASKs, Emirates is greater than Qatar […]
For Qatar Airways, its operations to North America are only the fifth most important region for the airline, despite the fact it is still starting plenty of new routes, including its Chicago service which launched last month, as well as recently announcing its plans for daily flights to Philadelphia.
Growth seems to be returning to Sapporo Chitose Airport again, with anna.aero 2013 estimates of close to 18 million annual passengers anticipated at the airport serving the fourth largest city in Japan. Sounds like a reason to celebrate with a local beer!
Emirates growing faster than Etihad and Qatar Airways; MEB3 carriers target US and Poland for growth
Yes, those three big carriers in the Middle East are still expanding their networks and growing capacity. But which have been the latest route additions for each carrier and what are their plans for the coming months?
The Middle East Big 3 (MEB3) and Turkish Airlines are growing their networks to Sub-Saharan Africa fast, but how are the big European airline groups developing in the market? What are their African network strategies? Who is the biggest in the market and who is growing the fastest?
So what new destinations have Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways added to their globe-spanning networks in the last seven months? Which services have been dropped (or suspended) and which have been downgraded from non-stop to one-stop? And what are their plans for the rest of 2012?
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?
Our preview of 2012 reveals that the world’s airlines have already announced plans to start over 830 new routes this year. How does this compare with this time last year? Which airlines are leading the way with new route initiatives? And which countries will see the most new route celebrations based on current data?
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?
Qatar Airways set to overtake Emirates in terms of network spread; seven more destinations outlined for 2012
Qatar Airways may always have to operate in Emirates’ giant shadow, but in terms of destinations served the Doha-based carrier is apparently determined to beat its Dubai-based rival. Which seven new destinations has the airline announced this week and which major carriers already operate services to these airports?
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?