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Articles Tagged ‘UAE’

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 […]

Air Arabia launches Ras Al Khaimah base with two aircraft and seven routes

Air Arabia launches Ras Al Khaimah base with two aircraft and seven routes

Air Arabia has opened its second base in the UAE less than 60 kilometres from its main base at Sharjah. We examine the airline’s planned operational schedule, and investigate how much competition the new routes from Ras Al Khaimah will face from nearby Sharjah and Dubai.

Air Arabia turns 10; over 60 destinations served from Sharjah Airport

Air Arabia turns 10; over 60 destinations served from Sharjah Airport

The Middle East’s first low cost turns 10. Aiming “to serve all the Arab world from the Atlantic to Indian Ocean” we look at its longest and shortest sectors.


Ras Al Khaimah Airport – hungry for business; expects to break 500,000 annual passengers in 2013

Ras Al Khaimah Airport – hungry for business; expects to break 500,000 annual passengers in 2013

“If airlines are looking for point-to-point access to the UAE, we are the best option by far,” says Ras Al Khaimah International Airport Commercial and Finance Director Mohammed Qazi. anna.aero takes a look at the UAE’s fourth busiest airport.

Passenger numbers up 2.6% on international flights from UK airports in 2013H1; Poland and UAE markets growing fast

Passenger numbers up 2.6% on international flights from UK airports in 2013H1; Poland and UAE markets growing fast

International air travel from the UK grew faster in the first half of 2013 than in the previous year. We look at individual country markets, and reveal which have grown fastest, and which have been shrinking. Plus we analyse which routes have helped stimulate the Polish and UAE markets.

Sharjah Airport set to break 7 million passengers in 2012

Sharjah Airport set to break 7 million passengers in 2012

Based low-cost airline Air Arabia provides 80% of Sharjah Airport’s capacity, including the recently launched Sialkot service. Flights to India command 30% of weekly capacity from the UAE’s third largest city.


UAE passes 70 million passengers; Emirates, Etihad and Air Arabia networks continue to grow

UAE passes 70 million passengers; Emirates, Etihad and Air Arabia networks continue to grow

Traffic at the UAE’s three biggest airports has almost quadrupled in just 10 years. Which airport grew fastest in 2011 and how dominant are the main carriers at these airports? Which new routes have been launched in the last 12 months and which country market has seen growth of over 30%?

Etihad names Washington as third US destination starting in March 2013; will become 12th MEB3 service to US

Etihad names Washington as third US destination starting in March 2013; will become 12th MEB3 service to US

Since Emirates launched New York flights in 2004 the number of US services operated by Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways has grown relatively slowly. Next year’s Washington service from Etihad will only be the 12th such route. But which airports are served by more than one of the MEB3 carriers?

UAE celebrates 40th anniversary; nation's airports handle almost 70 million passengers in 2011

UAE celebrates 40th anniversary; nation’s airports handle almost 70 million passengers in 2011

Last week the United Arab Emirates had reason to celebrate, but how many passengers are its main airports handling, and by how much did traffic grow in 2010? How quickly is traffic growing in 2011, and which are the leading country markets for the nation’s airports as a whole? How dominant are Emirates, Etihad and […]


Re-born at Ras Al Khaimah; two routes already operating, RAK Airways Bangladesh and Egypt routes start this month

Re-born at Ras Al Khaimah; two routes already operating, RAK Airways Bangladesh and Egypt routes start this month

The UAE has another airline but what makes this one unusual? Which routes has it already started and which ones will soon be added? And what’s unusual about the airline’s current schedule? Who else flies to Ras Al Khaimah and since when?

flydubai adds Armenia and another route to Iraq; 26 routes but still only 5% of capacity at Dubai airport

flydubai adds Armenia and another route to Iraq; 26 routes but still only 5% of capacity at Dubai airport

It has only been operating for 16 months but flydubai is already flying to more than 20 destinations. It announced two more this week and starts two more in the next couple of weeks, but it’s still a niche player in Dubai.

Syrian market growing rapidly; Syrianair operates 40 routes but foreign carriers have over 80% of international market

Syrian market growing rapidly; Syrianair operates 40 routes but foreign carriers have over 80% of international market

Air travel is booming in many parts of the Middle East, including Syria. Which are the leading country markets and which are the leading airlines serving the country? And where does private carrier Cham Wings fly to?