Articles Tagged ‘Pakistan’

Abu Dhabi interview: 40 routes identified for Wizz Air in first four years

Abu Dhabi interview: 40 routes identified for Wizz Air in first four years

We speak with Khalil Lamrabet, SVP of Aviation Development at Abu Dhabi Airports, with a focus on the airport’s two new home-based LCCs.

Latest route launches (8 - 14 October)

Latest route launches (8 – 14 October)

British Airways begins Lahore, its second destination in Pakistan, as Wizz Air launches its new Catania base, its second in Italy, and Blue Air breaks duopoly to Amsterdam.

British Airways to Islamabad and Lahore – is Dhaka next?

British Airways to Islamabad and Lahore – is Dhaka next?

British Airways serves Islamabad with Lahore coming soon. Will Dhaka be next? It has good yield, strong local traffic, and Biman with a one-stop offering.


Virgin Atlantic to begin Islamabad and Lahore from big gap left by PIA

Virgin Atlantic to begin Islamabad and Lahore from big gap left by PIA

As Virgin Atlantic announces Pakistan, we examine the market to understand what is driving it and the routes it has picked.

Pakistan’s international seats +68% since 2010; domestic seats/population lower than Bangladesh

Pakistan’s international seats +68% since 2010; domestic seats/population lower than Bangladesh

Pakistan is an enormous country and could be a future aviation paradise. We see what’s been happening, noting that it is very underexploited domestically.

China traffic increases by 183% from 2008 to 2017; domestic seats dominate, Nepal leads international growth race

China traffic increases by 183% from 2008 to 2017; domestic seats dominate, Nepal leads international growth race

Chinese airports handled 1.15 billion passengers in 2017, representing a 183% increase in traffic since 2008. anna.aero examines the main trends developing in this fast growing Asia Pacific market over the past 10 years, including its fastest growing airports, routes and international country markets.


Heathrow Expansion and Asia: 15 routes uncovered, seven in China

Heathrow Expansion and Asia: 15 routes uncovered, seven in China

London Heathrow estimates that a third runway would enable it to serve 40 more long-haul destinations. In the lead up to the anna.aero-RABA Heathrow HubLAB conference next month, we look at Heathrow’s underserved Asian potential.

flydubai sees capacity fall for first time in 2017 after seven years of growth; Saudi Arabia is top destination market

flydubai sees capacity fall for first time in 2017 after seven years of growth; Saudi Arabia is top destination market

flydubai provided more than 15 million seats across its network in 2017, representing a marginal 2.0% reduction compared to the previous year. The Middle Eastern LCC has enjoyed a rapid rise since commencing services in 2009. Nick Preston examines the carrier’s development, including its fleet and network trends.

Pakistan sees a rise in seat capacity of 23%; flydubai is fastest growing airline while UAE is top foreign country market

Pakistan sees a rise in seat capacity of 23%; flydubai is fastest growing airline while UAE is top foreign country market

Pakistan has seen an increase in seat capacity over the past 12 months of just over 23%. anna.aero investigates to see which country markets have witnessed the greatest growth as a result of seat capacity increases, and which airports are experiencing the greatest growth.


Pakistan market dominated by PIA and flights to UAE; UK market grew 8% in 2010 as PIA serves four airports

Pakistan market dominated by PIA and flights to UAE; UK market grew 8% in 2010 as PIA serves four airports

Which are the busiest airports in Pakistan and which are the biggest carriers serving the market? Which are the leading country markets and which carriers have abandoned the market in recent years? How global is PIA’s network and which new routes have been started in the last 15 months?

Airblue now has 20% share of domestic traffic in Pakistan – looks to Scandinavia for further western expansion

Airblue now has 20% share of domestic traffic in Pakistan - looks to Scandinavia for further western expansionjetBlue lookalike airblue is based in Pakistan and has a growing share of the domestic market. It also serves Dubai and Manchester (via Ankara) with half a dozen Airbus aircraft. How vibrant is the Pakistan market and what other routes does airblue have its eye on? And how many aircraft has it ordered to aid growth?