Articles Tagged ‘Qatar Airways’
flydubai and Wataniya Airways expand in Gulf; Angoulême’s London link is rebuilt; Continental drops Bristol; Swiss swaps routes at Basel
This week’s new route headlines come from the Middle East. Flydubai and Wataniya Airways grow their networks as Qatar Airways praises its new Indian route. Continental drops a UK destinations while Swiss does a route swap in Basel.
Ryanair starts over 50 new routes in one week; now serves 142 airports across Europe and North Africa
Another 100 new routes were started by the world’s airlines over this year’s (early) Easter as the summer season truly got under way. Love them or hate them, the cheeky Irish low cost revolutionary started up over half the world’s new services last week.
You know what? It wasn’t all Ryanair this week. We also have great coverage from Qatar Airways’ two route launches, Avianova’s new operations from Sheremetyevo, easyJet and Norwegian in Malta, Meridiana in Helsinki and much, much more.
Two of the ‘MEB3’ carriers are keeping their marketing departments busy with planned new routes. But how much have they grown capacity in the last three months and how dominant are they at their home bases?
Zzzzzz. Starting new routes at the end of February is not a popular activity it turns out. We still found a few though courtesy of Air Europa, Allegiant Air, Norwegian and Qatar Airways.
So how busy will airline PR and marketing departments be in 2010? Well, some 600 new routes have already been announced for this year but what other factors may influence growth in 2010?
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?
A big anna.aero welcome to AeroGal of Ecuador making their first appearance in this section as part of another healthy crop of new routes this week with a particular focus on leisure routes from Canada. We have details (and celebratory pictures) of new routes started this week in Albania, Australia, Austria, Canada, Ecuador, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Macau, Mexico, Netherlands, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Thailand, the UK and the USA.
Here it is: Analysis, pictures and trivia on over 130 new routes that have started during the last seven days, involving over 40 airlines. Sorry if we’ve missed any. Please let us know and we can include them next week.
The start of the winter season is just a couple of weeks away so airlines are holding back on new route launches. But we’ve still found some interesting new routes starting this week involving airports in Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Montenegro, Nepal, Netherlands, the Philippines, Qatar, the USA and Vietnam.
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?