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Articles Tagged ‘MED’

Jazeera Airways makes a move for Madinah

Jazeera Airways makes a move for Madinah

Jazeera Airways become the fourth carrier to link Kuwait City with the Saudi Arabian city. 

flyadeal joins Saudi Arabian domestic sector scramble; Dubai to be first international route in 2018?

flyadeal joins Saudi Arabian domestic sector scramble; Dubai to be first international route in 2018?

Launched on 23 September, flyadeal, the sister LCC of Saudi Arabian Airlines, is the flag carrier’s attempt to combat the growing presence of other carriers like flynas and SaudiGulf Airlines. We look at where the fledgling carrier is presently operating and try to understand where it might fly to next.

Royal Air Maroc turns 60 years old; latest reports suggest passenger traffic growth of 10% to 6.7 million; average load factor of 65%

Royal Air Maroc turns 60 years old; latest reports suggest passenger traffic growth of 10% to 6.7 million; average load factor of 65%

Royal Air Maroc is the national carrier of Morocco and between November 2015 and October 2016 the carrier flew 6.7 million passengers with an average load factor of 65%. We take a closer look at the development of the carrier’s annual capacity, and which airports are seeing the greatest gains. 


Muscat-Tunis is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" ‒ nearly 30,000 searches; Oman Air's next African addition??

Muscat-Tunis is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” ‒ nearly 30,000 searches; Oman Air’s next African addition??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last 12 months nearly 30,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Muscat and Tunis ‒ but the route is unserved!? Surely a route menu omission to be filled by Oman Air or a tasty tempter for Tunisair?

Royal Jordanian cuts weekly seats by 5.5%; double-digit capacity growth to Heathrow and Bangkok

Royal Jordanian cuts weekly seats by 5.5%; double-digit capacity growth to Heathrow and Bangkok

Like many small- and medium-sized national carriers around the world, Royal Jordanian seems to stagger from one period of navel-gazing to the next, not really seeming to know its role in the industry. We investigate the oneworld carrier’s progress (or lack of) over the last decade, as well as its biggest airports and country markets.

Saudi Arabian Airlines still the Middle East's second largest airline; robust domestic growth to battle newcomers

Saudi Arabian Airlines still the Middle East’s second largest airline; robust domestic growth to battle newcomers

Saudi Arabian Airlines is a bit of an enigma when compared to its more media-hungry neighbours, the MEB3 – Emirates, Qatar Airways and Eithad Airways. With a vast domestic network, something that the MEB3 do not have, the Saudi national carrier is bigger than you might expect when compared to its Middle Eastern peers. We take […]


Cebu celebrates its Cake of the Week success

Cebu celebrates its Cake of the Week success

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Stockholm Arlanda welcomes the arrival of easyJet’s new route from Lyon while Wizz Air unveils its Budapest 2024 livery. Finally AirAsia X launches charter flights to Madinah and JetBlue Airways salutes its latest connection from New York Newark to Bridgetown.

Saudi Arabian Airlines starts Turkish capital connections

Saudi Arabian Airlines starts Turkish capital connections

Saudi Arabian Airlines links Jeddah and Madinah with Ankara.

Saudi Arabian airports forecast to smash 80m passengers in 2015

Saudi Arabian airports forecast to smash 80m passengers in 2015

Saudi Arabia has not been off the front pages much so far in 2016. Its airports and airlines are creating headlines too, with new routes, like flynas’ launch from Dammam to Khartoum this week, driving robust growth in the country. anna.aero delves into the secrets of this Middle Eastern aviation powerhouse.


Turkish Airlines grows faster in Egypt than MEB3

Turkish Airlines grows faster in Egypt than MEB3

Despite Turkish Airlines being the best connected airline to the African continent in terms of destinations served, when it comes to Egypt the carrier places second to Qatar Airways in relation to seat capacity. anna.aero looks into the connectivity contest between Turkish and the MEB3 carriers in Egypt, as well as looking to see which […]

Weekly seats up 2.4% and ASKs up 3.7% within South America; Santos Dumont-Congonhas is #1 route

Weekly seats up 2.4% and ASKs up 3.7% within South America; Santos Dumont-Congonhas is #1 route

While South America is still considered by many as an emerging market, air transport has become extremely significant for the development of the region. As weekly departing seats have increased by 2.4% this March, anna.aero investigates the top dozen country and city pairs respectively within South America.

Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport reports 23% capacity growth in 10 years; Germania arrives from Berlin Schönefeld and Düsseldorf

Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport reports 23% capacity growth in 10 years; Germania arrives from Berlin Schönefeld and Düsseldorf

The main gateway to the largest city in Western Asia and to the capital of Iran, Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport (IKA) consolidated its annual capacity in recent years, offering around 2.9 million seats in 2014 (a new record high). With a total of 25 carriers flying to 46 destinations in 30 countries, anna.aero takes a […]