Qatar Airways began operations on its Doha – Prague service with the state-of-the-art Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft on Wednesday 10 January, marking the return of the wide-body jet previously utilised on the route prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. The 254-seat aircraft will increase capacity between the city pair by 44%. The Dreamliner will be deployed […]

January 11, 2024 | Latest Route News +

153rd IATA Slot Conference

Dubai, a city known for its towering skyscrapers and unparalleled innovation, is about to become the epicenter of the aviation industry. The 153rd edition of the IATA Slot Conference is ready to soar from November 14 – 17 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). With over 1,100 industry experts all gathered in one place, […]

October 26, 2023 | Air Service Event News

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 […]

Oman Airports Blad Seat

This is always an exciting time of year for Oman Airports as the airports are set to welcome an increasing number of tourists as the busy holiday season gets underway with visitors travelling from across the region, from Europe, and South Asia. Though the summer is traditionally when Oman Airports see high passenger volumes, and […]

October 9, 2023 | Air Service Event News

Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways has 1,880 departing passenger flights each week from its Doha hub in August, based on Cirium schedules information. Some 522 are to Europe, making it the airline’s second-largest region behind Asia-Pacific. Europe accounts for just over one in four flights (27.8%), down by almost nine percentage points versus August 2019. Europe remains by […]

Gulf air Nice Inauguration

Gulf Air has a very long history of serving Europe, including when it was the flag carrier of other Middle East nations. Now focused on Bahrain, the carrier’s share of the Middle East-Europe market is tiny. In the all-important July-September (Q3), it has 202,000 one-way seats, according to Cirium schedules information. While that is its […]

Muscat Airport

The start of 2023 has seen passenger numbers at Oman Airports returning close to the levels seen in the first months of 2020, and with over 3.3 million passengers passing through the country’s airports in the first quarter of the year, and with growth continuing into the second quarter, it’s set to be another busy […]

May 6, 2023 | Air Service Event News

Dusseldorf - Middle East

More than 100 European airports have Middle East flights this winter. With 250,000 one-way seats, Düsseldorf ranks 21st, based on Cirium schedules information data. Capacity has risen by a 13% versus W19, helped by the launch of various new routes – including daily service from Doha with Qatar Airways. Five new and resuming Middle East […]

November 23, 2022 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story