STR - DXB

Since 2015 Dubai has been the leading non-European destination from European airports as measured by annual non-stop seat capacity. That was the year when it overtook New York, which had previously held that honour. Just a decade earlier, in 2005, Dubai had only had around 40% of New York’s European seat capacity. Since 2015, Dubai […]

Etihad DUS

Abu Dhabi is one of more than 30 Middle East airports to have Europe flights in Q4 2023 (October-December). According to Cirium schedules information, it has 965,000 available seats. With about one in 14 Europe seats, it ranks fourth of all Middle East airports. Never has the UAE capital had so much Europe capacity, up […]

AUH - VIE

International long-haul traffic was hit especially hard by the pandemic, with many Asian countries in particular imposing extremely severe restrictions on foreign visitors. Some of these markets are still only just opening up to international passenger flights. For many European travellers, a popular way of reaching many key Asian markets was to use one of […]

November 21, 2022 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

IST - EWR

From Europe there are non-stop flights to many other continents, such as Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East. While many intercontinental flights would be considered long-haul, some can be really short, such as from Spain to Morocco. Analysis of the leading airlines operating intercontinental flights from Europe (as measured by ASKs – Available […]

November 4, 2022 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

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