For many years now, the Middle East big three (MEB3) carriers (Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways) have connected many cities in Europe with their home hubs (of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha respectively), providing a convenient way to travel to Asia, Australasia and Africa. With virtually no domestic markets to support them, all three […]

May 7, 2021 | Airlines, Europe

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Analysis of the latest schedule data provided by airlines to Cirium Data and Analytics confirms that Turkish Airlines and the Aeroflot Group continue to lead the way with regard to passenger capacity in Europe. The Turkish flag-carrier is offering more than twice the capacity of third-ranked Ryanair. Combining capacity for Aeroflot and its low-cost subsidiary […]

May 6, 2021 | Airlines, Europe

In 2019, according to official figures from ONDA, 79% of international traffic at Moroccan airports was on routes to/from Europe, representing 17.46m passengers. European traffic had grown in 2019 by an impressive 10.8% and had reached a new, all-time high. The top five international routes in 2019 were: Casablanca – Paris ORY (691,043 passengers) Casablanca […]

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Recent new route announcements from US carriers have made it clear that underserved destinations along America’s east coast are proving particularly popular with network planners. The ANKER Report has analysed weekly schedule data for the last week of April 2021 to see which airports have seen the biggest increase (in absolute terms rather than percentage […]