Articles Tagged ‘Saudi Arabia’
Currently serving regional destinations from Saudi Arabia with its all-A320 fleet, the LCC is evaluating flying to Europe in 2014 using A330s. The airline is also eyeing new routes in Iran and Morocco.
Sidewall skiing (where cars drive on two wheels) is a growing trend in Saudi Arabia. Air travel is also growing in popularity too, with the country’s airports doubling in size since 2004. anna.aero investigates the biggest airlines and routes in this burgeoning market.
Riyadh: International traffic more than doubles in a decade; new services from Shaheen Air and SpiceJet
Two new airlines – Shaheen Air and SpiceJet – were already welcomed to Riyadh Airport in 2013, adding four new routes to the airport’s offering. But with international traffic more than doubling up in size since 2002, the airport is now entering yet another decade of growth. New destinations for 2013 include Rome with Alitalia.
Despite already planning to start six new routes before the end of the year, Qatar Airways has revealed plans to start four more; Baku (Azerbaijan), Entebbe (Uganda), Medina (Saudi Arabia) and Tbilisi (Georgia). All will be served by A320s but which other carriers operate international flights to these destinations?
Dubai’s low-cost carrier has announced two major routes to Saudi Arabia, but which low-cost carrier already operates on both routes? And which indirect competition makes the competitive situation even tougher?
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
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?
Airbus continues delivery lead over Boeing in July; Saudi Arabian Airlines’ short haul fleet renewal results in major delivery
As Airbus delivered 48 aircraft in July and Boeing 41, which usual aircraft customer was missing from the deliveries? Which airlines had A380s delivered? What is the reason behind Saudi Arabian Airlines’ major delivery? And which Chinese airline was honoured with Boeing’s 800th aircraft to China?
How did individual country markets perform in 2009? Which ‘mature’ markets performed least badly? How did new services influence demand in some smaller, long-haul markets? And what’s happening in the Central European markets?
Saudi 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?
Liberalisation, of sorts, has even made it to Saudi Arabia. Two new local LCCs have grasped the opportunity to compete in the huge domestic market previously dominated by Saudi Arabian. Which are the top 10 domestic airports? Which are the most popular country markets to and from Saudi Arabia and which airlines are providing the services?
Saudi Arabia has two LCCs – Sama and Nas Air. Nas Air has recently ordered some Embraer jets to complement its Airbus fleet thus following in the footsteps of JetBlue. It has also taken on its share of PSO routes from Saudi Arabian Airlines. How many domestic destinations does it now serve from Riyadh and where else does it serve?