Articles Tagged ‘Riyadh’

Saudi Arabia – India bilateral increases 78% to 50,000 weekly seats

Saudi Arabia – India bilateral increases 78% to 50,000 weekly seats

Weekly seats from India – Saudi Arabia increase 78% to 50,000. 5.3 million passengers were carried in the last year, but only 37% were non-stop. Many opportunities remain.

Saudia: the giant awakes, adding 11 million seats since 2015

Saudia: the giant awakes, adding 11 million seats since 2015

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 […]

Top 15 routes in relation to capacity, ASKs and frequency revealed

Top 15 routes in relation to capacity, ASKs and frequency revealed

anna.aero investigates the top 15 routes in relation to the three factors of capacity, ASKs and frequency, and looks to see how they have changed over the past five years.


Nas Air now only Saudi LCC; two new links to Dubai will take international network to over 30 routes

Nas Air now only Saudi LCC; two new links to Dubai will take international network to over 30 routes

Now that Sama is no more Nas Air is the only remaining Saudi-based LCC. International routes now represent over half of the airline’s capacity but which routes has it started this year? How much competition does it face on its busiest domestic route?

Saudi Arabia’s Sama ceases services; 70% of network was allocated to international flights to eight cities

Saudi Arabia’s Sama ceases services; 70% of network was allocated to international flights to eight cities

The battle between Saudi Arabia’s two LCCs appears to have been won by Nas Air. Rival Sama ceased operations this week. How big was its fleet and which cities did it serve recently and in the past? And what did it need a Jetstream for?

City Airline adjusts network policy; JetBlue finally gets to serve Reagan; Nas Air ramps up international routes; Wizz Air raises Luton network to 20 routes

City Airline adjusts network policy; JetBlue finally gets to serve Reagan; Nas Air ramps up international routes; Wizz Air raises Luton network to 20 routes

Sweden’s City Airline is under new ownership and tweaks its schedule while JetBlue reveals plans for Washington’s downtown airport. Nas Air is expanding across the Middle East while Wizz Air’s Luton ‘base’ gets bigger.


Saudi market grows as liberalisation lets LCCs in; Nas Air and Sama growing internationally

Article Thumbnail: Country FocusSaudi Arabia is home to two low-cost carriers, Nas Air and Sama. How did their emergence impact traffic figures at the nation’s airports? Which are the leading international airlines and which are the leading country markets for international flights?