Articles Tagged ‘UAE’

Zambia market returns to growth in 2018; capacity up by 4.2% this year, South African Airways is leading carrier

Zambia market returns to growth in 2018; capacity up by 4.2% this year, South African Airways is leading carrier

There are 2.56 million two-way seats scheduled on flights serving Zambia in 2018, a 4.2% increase on the previous year. Nick Preston takes a look at the African nation’s commercial air traffic trends over the past 10 years, including domestic and international market share and the biggest airlines and country markets.

Kolkata traffic leaps by 26% during FY17/18; LCCs are driving growth, Bangladesh is leading international market in S18

Kolkata traffic leaps by 26% during FY17/18; LCCs are driving growth, Bangladesh is leading international market in S18

Kolkata Airport handled 19.89 million passengers during the financial year FY17/18, 26% more than in the previous 12 months. Its average year-on-year traffic growth over the past two financial years is 25%. Nick Preston examines key traffic trends at this rapidly rising Indian airport, including its top airlines and routes.

Japan capacity up 29% from 2008 to 2017; international increase outpaces domestic demand, South Korea fastest growth market in 2017

Japan capacity up 29% from 2008 to 2017; international increase outpaces domestic demand, South Korea fastest growth market in 2017

There were 257.65 million two-way seats serving Japanese airports in 2017, 29% more than in 2008. Nick Preston explores the main trends in this market over the past 10 years, including a comparison of domestic and international capacity and the fastest growing airports and international country markets.


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.

Heathrow Expansion - 61 unserved African routes; 27 African countries!

Heathrow Expansion – 61 unserved African routes; 27 African countries!

In the lead up to the anna.aero-RABA Heathrow HubLAB conference next month, we look at Heathrow’s underserved potential for routes to Africa and the Middle East. There are 61 African airports and 27 countries with links to other mega hubs in Europe, but no services to Heathrow this summer.

Biggest international country pairs in W16/17 revealed; different winners when measured by seats, flights and ASKs

Biggest international country pairs in W16/17 revealed; different winners when measured by seats, flights and ASKs

We reveal the top 15 country pairs this winter by seats, flights and ASKs. The US ‘wins’ all three categories but with different partners. UK-Spain, US-China and Japan-South Korea report impressive year-on-year growth.


Jakarta Soekarno–Hatta traffic down 8.8% in 12 months; welcomes Heathrow link; Terminal 3 opens

Jakarta Soekarno–Hatta traffic down 8.8% in 12 months; welcomes Heathrow link; Terminal 3 opens

Jakarta’s Soekarno–Hatta Airport in 2015 welcomed 52 million passengers, 4.6 million less than the figure of 2014. Domestic traffic fell 9.6% while international traffic declined 2.6%. Despite this, the airport recently opened its new Terminal 3, raising the facility’s overall capacity to 70 million passengers. anna.aero takes a closer look at traffic trends and route […]

UAE’s top three airports transport nearly half a billion passengers since 2011; Dubai targets 83 million; flydubai fastest growing home carrier

UAE’s top three airports transport nearly half a billion passengers since 2011; Dubai targets 83 million; flydubai fastest growing home carrier

The UAE is served by nine commercial airports with its leading one, Dubai, being the world’s largest international airport. The country is home to two MEB3 carriers, and last year Dubai and Abu Dhabi welcomed over 100 million passengers combined. anna.aero investigates how passenger traffic has developed, and to see how the most popular country […]

International capacity to India has doubled since 2006; UAE market four times bigger than any other; Jet Airways to end US flights for now

International capacity to India has doubled since 2006; UAE market four times bigger than any other; Jet Airways to end US flights for now

India’s controversial “5/20” rule continues to handicap Indian carriers, but we reveal how the Indian international market has developed since 2006. We rank the leading country markets and airlines and how they have grown (or not) between 2014 and 2015.


Three new carriers add spice to domestic market in South Africa; FlySafair, Skywise and Fly Blue Crane face challenging times

Three new carriers add spice to domestic market in South Africa; FlySafair, Skywise and Fly Blue Crane face challenging times

Competing against South African Airways and Comair’s two local airlines will be challenging for the new entrants. Passenger numbers are up 3.9% at the country’s three biggest airports in the first half of 2015. UAE still top country market.

South African Airways' three main airports are reporting an average decline in capacity of 7%

South African Airways’ three main airports are reporting an average decline in capacity of 7%

Having recently launched services from Accra to Washington Dulles, Ghana’s capital has witnessed South African Airways increase seat capacity to the airport by 45%. However, the opposite is occurring at the rest of the airline’s top 12 airports. anna.aero looks to see how capacity has changed over the past 12 months ahead of September’s World […]

Emirates and Etihad Airways help push UAE airports towards the 100-million mark

Emirates and Etihad Airways help push UAE airports towards the 100-million mark

If Dubai didn’t have to do some major runway maintenance work this summer, UAE airports might have handled over 100 million passengers this year, after growing by 14% last year to over 91 million. We reveal which are the fastest-growing major country markets from the UAE and which new services have been started by the […]