Articles Tagged ‘Qatar Airways’

New airline routes launched (5 - 11 April 2011)

New airline routes launched (5 – 11 April 2011)

The summer season start is over and route launches have calmed down somewhat, but we still have 44 new routes that began in the last week. New for this issue is that the new route list is also available as a downloadable spreadsheet. We will make the Excel document available until the next issue of […]

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.

New airline routes launched (1-7 March 2011)

New airline routes launched (1-7 March 2011)

31 new routes have seen the light of day in the last week, but which two Asian carriers entered a new country market each? Which European charter carrier changed business models and began scheduled operations? And which US state capital got its second route with big jets?


The great 'MEB3' analysis: Emirates, Etihad, Qatar networks and fleets compared

The great ‘MEB3’ analysis: Emirates, Etihad, Qatar networks and fleets compared

We all know that these are three of the fastest-growing (and highly regarded) global airlines, but how do their fleets and networks compare? What makes Emirates different from its two regional rivals? What share of each airline’s capacity is allocated to different regions of the world and which of the three currently has no new […]

New airline routes launched (25-31 January 2011)

New airline routes launched (25-31 January 2011)

16 new routes have started in the last week, including six by a brand-new airline. But which Chinese airport has received services on two flag carriers? And just how short is the new route between two European capital cities?

New airline routes launched (11–17 January 2011)

New airline routes launched (11–17 January 2011)

Ahead of the major Chinese New Year travel period, airlines in China have been active in the last week. But there is more. Which Italian airport got three new domestic routes? Which airline began serving a US airport marketing itself as a secondary airport for Canadians? And which two major port cities again have an […]


Most Spanish markets growing in 2010; UK and Ireland notable exceptions; Scandinavian markets all booming

Most Spanish markets growing in 2010; UK and Ireland notable exceptions; Scandinavian markets all booming

Air traffic may have been grounded by an ATC strike this week but which country markets are showing the strongest growth in 2010? Which smaller country markets have doubled in size and which markets have shrunk and why?

New airline routes launched (22-29 November)

New airline routes launched (22-29 November)

A dozen dynamic new routes this week involving not only big airports like Beijing, Doha, Dubai, London Heathrow and Seoul Incheon, but also less well-known airports such as Abha, Arvidsjaur, Sulaimaniyah and Tangshan. We have our usual array of photos celebrating proceedings.

Qatar Airways will reach 100 destinations next April with Aleppo; several European destinations to start before then

Qatar Airways will reach 100 destinations next April with Aleppo; several European destinations to start before then

As Doha’s favourite airline announced its 100th destination, we take a close look at how the airline schedules its hub by looking at a typical day’s operation? How many ‘waves’ and mini-waves does it operate and during which two-hour period are there no flights at all?


Schiphol slot speculation: Is Amsterdam Vueling's next base? Is Qatar Airways launching passenger flights?

Schiphol slot speculation: Is Amsterdam Vueling’s next base? Is Qatar Airways launching passenger flights?

We have had a look at the detailed Dutch slot allocations and speculate what they will mean for Amsterdam next summer season. We have indications of several airlines either expanding greatly or even being entirely new to Schiphol, before any such developments have been announced.

New routes launched during the last week<br/> (Tuesday 26 October – Tuesday 2 November)

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 26 October – Tuesday 2 November)

Download the spreadsheet with this week’s 250 new routes and see our fantastic photo coverage of launch celebrations all across the world. Ribbons have been cut in masses, lakes have been emptied for fire brigades to salute the arriving aircraft and the world’s master bakers have worked day and night to bake an amazing selection […]

Emirates, Etihad, Qatar Airways add new links to Alexandria, Buenos Aires, Dakar, Madrid, Phuket, Prague and São Paulo

Emirates, Etihad, Qatar Airways add new links to Alexandria, Buenos Aires, Dakar, Madrid, Phuket, Prague and São Paulo

Two of the ‘MEB3’ carriers have grown quite slowly this summer, but all three have started new routes since June. Which new routes are in the pipeline for the rest of 2010 and early 2011?