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New airline routes launched (07 October – 18 October)

New airline routes launched (07 October – 18 October)

In this week’s edition of new routes launched, IndiGo wins Route of the Week with Delhi to Riyadh services and Spirit opens a new base in Nashville…

IndiGo connects Riyadh from Mumbai and Delhi

IndiGo connects Riyadh from Mumbai and Delhi

IndiGo launches daily flights to the Saudi capital on 12 and 13 October.

Flynas commences services to Calicut and Lucknow

Flynas commences services to Calicut and Lucknow

Flynas launches services from Riyadh and Dammam to Lucknow, and a Calicut flight from Riyadh.


Despite Jet Airways' end, 39 million seats exist between India and the Gulf

Despite Jet Airways’ end, 39 million seats exist between India and the Gulf

159 routes operate between the Gulf and India. Dubai International is the most-served airport and Emirates is the largest airline, but not at group level.

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 […]

SpiceJet adds some heat to Mumbai-Riyadh route

SpiceJet adds some heat to Mumbai-Riyadh route

SpiceJet becomes the first LCC to fly between Mumbai and Riyadh.


flynas ventures into New Delhi

flynas ventures into New Delhi

flynas inaugurated its latest airline route launch with the introduction of Riyadh to New Delhi on 01 July.

New airline routes launched (04 June – 10 June 2019)

New airline routes launched (04 June – 10 June 2019)

In this week’s edition, a total of 29 new routes were launched by some 21 airlines, including KLM’s new nonstop service between Amsterdam and Las Vegas- the first direct connection between Holland and the US state of Nevada.

Saudia relaunches Riyadh to Athens route

Saudia relaunches Riyadh to Athens route

Saudia Airlines relaunched Riyadh to Athens route on 06 June.


SriLankan Airlines traffic fell 3.3% in Q3 2018; Melbourne route carries over 150,000 people in first year; India accounts for 33% of PAX

SriLankan Airlines traffic fell 3.3% in Q3 2018; Melbourne route carries over 150,000 people in first year; India accounts for 33% of PAX

SriLankan Airlines in 2018 operated a 35+ destination network from Colombo, having not opened a new route from Sri Lanka’s capital in over 12 months. Jonathan Ford looks at the airline’s network with regards to its top routes by passengers carried, and highlights potential future services as others are cut.

Domestic markets review 2018: India and Indonesia overtake Japan; Nepal and Bolivia see fastest growth

Domestic markets review 2018: India and Indonesia overtake Japan; Nepal and Bolivia see fastest growth

Capacity on global domestic services increased by 6.2% in 2018 versus last year, with over 3.31 billion seats on sale this year. The US is the largest market but China is closing the gap, and developing markets including India and Indonesia are progressing. Nick Preston examines this year’s domestic growth trends.

Dhaka Airport reaps the benefits of thriving South Asian market as Chittagong tops route table

Dhaka Airport reaps the benefits of thriving South Asian market as Chittagong tops route table

Dhaka’s regional market goes from strength to strength with 48% year-on-year growth to Bangkok, while capacity to domestic leader Chittagong increases to 817,957 seats. James Davis examines the airlines and routes driving this impressive expansion, whilst reviewing external socio-economic trends which will determine the future for this up-and-coming hub.