Articles Tagged ‘SAW’

Europe, Middle East and Africa S18 review; UK biggest market; Jeddah – Riyadh is busiest route

Europe, Middle East and Africa S18 review; UK biggest market; Jeddah – Riyadh is busiest route

This week, in the second instalment of our regional review for S18, we look at Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Nick Preston takes a look at the region’s busiest country markets, airlines and routes for a typical peak week in summer and offers a comparison of this year’s schedules with those of S17.

Lisbon Lions take second title in three weeks

Lisbon Lions take second title in three weeks

It has been another record-breaking seven days in the Arch of Triumph competition, with last week’s tally of 23 entries being matched by this week’s haul. As a result, the 250 FTWA mark has been passed a month earlier than in 2017.

Emirates introduces Istanbul and London links

Emirates introduces Istanbul and London links

Emirates adds services to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen and London Stansted.


Heathrow Expansion – 25 top unserved European airports: Bordeaux, Ankara, Riga etc make their case

Heathrow Expansion – 25 top unserved European airports: Bordeaux, Ankara, Riga etc make their case

In the lead up to the anna.aero-RABA Heathrow HubLAB Conference next month, we look at Heathrow’s underserved potential for routes to Europe. The top 25 European airports without services to Heathrow are identified, including five in Turkey and four each in Italy and Spain.

Budapest Airport heralds its latest Polish city pair

Budapest Airport heralds its latest Polish city pair

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with new route celebrations from the Hungarian gateway, there are celebrations from Belfast City, St Petersburg, Venice Marco Polo and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen airports.

Beirut Airport continues decade-long consistent growth; MEA #1 carrier, but only posts marginal annual capacity increase

Beirut Airport continues decade-long consistent growth; MEA #1 carrier, but only posts marginal annual capacity increase

Beirut Airport has delivered enviable growth over the past 10 years, with no blips in its inexorable traffic increases. Marc Watkins investigates the Lebanese capital city airport’s most-important carriers and city pairs.


Germany-Turkey market suffers slide in 2016 and 2017; return to growth on the horizon, Turkish Airlines is leading carrier

Germany-Turkey market suffers slide in 2016 and 2017; return to growth on the horizon, Turkish Airlines is leading carrier

The available seats on services between Germany and Turkey fell by 7.9% to 14.80 million in 2017. This was the second consecutive years of cuts, although early indications are that the market will return to growth in 2018. Nick Preston looks at capacity trends in this country pair over the past 10 years.

Turkish market grows 11% in 2017, bouncing above the records of 2015; Istanbul accounts for 50% of traffic; Antalya leads net passenger growth

Turkish market grows 11% in 2017, bouncing above the records of 2015; Istanbul accounts for 50% of traffic; Antalya leads net passenger growth

With Turkey set to open one of the world’s biggest airports this year, it is certainly an exciting time for Turkish aviation. Given the setbacks encountered in 2016, the nation has bounced back in abundance. Jonathan Ford explores in more depth the recent developments of the Turkish market. 

Bologna-Tel Aviv is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with over 115,000 searches; Arkia Israeli Airlines' next Italian job?

Bologna-Tel Aviv is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with over 115,000 searches; Arkia Israeli Airlines’ next Italian job?

In the past 12 months, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that over 115,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Bologna and Tel Aviv ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? Arkia Israeli Airlines may well be better placed than El Al or Israir to take advantage of the potential […]


Tbilisi-Copenhagen is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 32,000 searches; Georgian Airways' next growth sector?

Tbilisi-Copenhagen is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 32,000 searches; Georgian Airways’ next growth sector?

In the last year, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that nearly 32,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Tbilisi and Copenhagen ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? With the Georgian capital hosting next month’s CONNECT route development conference it would be good if the local flag carrier could […]

UK-Turkey market experiences rapid rise before two consecutive years of cuts; Turkish Airlines is leading carrier

UK-Turkey market experiences rapid rise before two consecutive years of cuts; Turkish Airlines is leading carrier

In 2017 there were 5.29 million seats available between the UK and Turkey. From 2008 to 2015 the market witnessed continual growth, but since then it has suffered back-to-back years of capacity cuts. We take a look at this country pair in more detail to reveal its airline and airport network trends over the past […]

Adelaide, Melbourne and Vancouver airports begin the holiday celebrations with their Route and Cake of the Week awards

Adelaide, Melbourne and Vancouver airports begin the holiday celebrations with their Route and Cake of the Week awards

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Nuremberg Airport celebrates passing the four million passenger barrier in 2017, while Cairns greets the arrival of China Southern Airlines’ new service from Guangzhou. More news also from Liverpool, Amsterdam, Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen, Oakland, Larnaca, Paphos and Dubai airports.