Articles Tagged ‘UAE’

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 […]


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.