Articles Tagged ‘Middle East’
We explore Air Arabia’s Sharjah network, with many changes over pre-coronavirus S19. The carrier’s longest route, to Kuala Lumpur, will use A321neos.
Cairo has 716 flights each way this week, with Jeddah top. The Middle East and Africa have 85% of Cairo’s flights, with Europe a distant third with 13%.
Amsterdam busiest in Europe with 835 daily flights, Eurocontrol shows; we explore Schiphol’s network
Amsterdam is fighting back. KLM had 35 routes with 3+ daily flights on 21 August. Of all regions, we see that Latin America is very strong, with this region the least affected.
Severe sanctions curtail Iran’s aviation development, but large population and area, slow overland, & short distance between cities = an aviation paradise?
High costs, 42,000 staff, loss-making and heavily subsidised. It’s a wonder Saudia’s first foreign CEO wanted the top job. Saudia has grown very strongly in the past few years from the country’s Vision 2030. VFR markets remain crucial for Saudia, and always will. With Jeddah’s new terminal and coming A321LR/XLRs, what is the role of […]
Middle East aviation market doubles over past 10 years, however growth rates shrinking fast; over 40 airlines to attend CONNECT MEIA
Departing seat capacity from the Middle East has doubled over the past decade, going from 131.82 million in 2009 to 264.31 million last year. However, since 2016, the region’s growth rate has shrunk from 13% to 3.1% last year. anna.aero examines the market in more depth ahead of the inaugural CONNECT MEIA.
In the lead up to the anna.aero-RABA Heathrow HubLAB conference next month, we look at Heathrow’s underserved potential for routes to Africa and the Middle East. There are 61 African airports and 27 countries with links to other mega hubs in Europe, but no services to Heathrow this summer.
Cultural, social and religious links are strong between the Middle East and Africa, which has resulted in an extended period of new route growth between the two regions. anna.aero takes a closer look to reveal the leading country pairs and airport pairs.
In the first five months of 2013, Europe’s flag-carriers have reported traffic growth of just 1.3%, according to the AEA. This disguises some major variations by geographic market, with domestic traffic down 3.3%, but cross-border European traffic up 2.5%. But it’s the Middle East that is the fastest-growing region, with passenger numbers up over 10%.
As trade and financial exchange between Hong Kong and the Middle East intensifies, anna.aero reveals which airline is heavily contesting Cathay Pacific in this market.
anna.aero reveals from a top-level source at Emirates which destinations on the map will be added in 2013 in addition to the already announced new routes to Warsaw and Algiers.
Jazeera Airways launches flights to Iraq; now serves 18 destinations from Kuwait, 12 against Kuwait Airways
Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways has been operating successfully for over six years now, but which routes does it serve and how often? How big is its fleet and what competition does it face from Kuwait Airways and other carriers in the region?