Articles Tagged ‘MEB3’

Sapporo Chitose breaks through 16 million passenger barrier in 2012; ANA scoops #1 airline

Sapporo Chitose breaks through 16 million passenger barrier in 2012; ANA scoops #1 airline

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

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?

MEB3 and Turkish Airlines grow in Africa at Europe’s big airlines’ expense

MEB3 and Turkish Airlines grow in Africa at Europe’s big airlines’ expense

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?


Emirates now serves over 100 destinations non-stop; MEB3 carriers add 21 new routes since September

Emirates now serves over 100 destinations non-stop; MEB3 carriers add 21 new routes since September

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

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?

World’s airlines already plan over 830 new routes for 2012

World’s airlines already plan over 830 new routes for 2012

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

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 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

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?


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)?

Emirates launches European TV charm offensive; will soon serve 23 of Europe's top 50 airports, Geneva latest addition

Emirates launches European TV charm offensive; will soon serve 23 of Europe’s top 50 airports, Geneva latest addition

Apparently feeling insufficiently appreciated in Europe, Emirates has launched a TV campaign to remind people of its investment in European jobs through Airbus. But how much of its capacity is allocated to Europe and which of Europe’s top 50 airports does it not serve? Which may be next?

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.