Articles Tagged ‘MENA trends’
The MEB3 airlines have all added frequency during the last four months but which five new destinations have been added? And which new destination might all three carriers be starting in 2010?
Only Etihad among the MEB3 airlines has added new destinations since April but all three have several new routes starting before the end of the year. Which is the leading destination for these airlines?
Emirates drops Nagoya, adds San Francisco & Brisbane non-stop; Qatar to add six more routes this year
We 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
Although 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?
Emirates, 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?
Middle East & North Africa: Dubai surges ahead in race for hub dominance; Moroccan airports benefit from ‘open-skies’
Dubai is now twice as big as any other airport in the Middle East and North Africa and added three times more passengers than its nearest rival Cairo. Morocco’s airports all had a good 2007 though growth is slowing in 2008.
Passenger 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?
We 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!
The Middle East airport building boom is in full flow with new airports planned for Doha and Dubai. But which are the regions leading airports right now and which are growing fastest? We look at various indicators.