- IATA Code
- ICAO Code
- Corporate Address
- Yemen Airways
P.O. Box 1183
Sanaa - Republic Of Yemen
- Main hub
- Sana'a International Airport
- Republic of Yemen
- Business model
- Full Service Carrier
- Association Membership
- Codeshare Partners
Founded in 1961, Yemen Airways is the national airline of the Republic of Yemen. From its base at Sana'a International Airport, the carrier operates scheduled domestic services as well as international services to more than 30 destinations in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia.
Location of Yemen Airways main hub (Sana'a International Airport)
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Indonesia's short-haul airline market has quietly been booming for the past decade, as carriers seek to meet demand from a 240 million strong population spread over islands and difficult terrain, making aviation an ideal transport. Not to be forgotten however are long-haul markets, critical for a country with a rising middle class as well as the world's largest Muslim population.
That once meant seasonal religious charters but now it also means growing trade with the Middle East and north Africa – and Indonesia becoming a safe and democratic destination for Middle East markets to visit. So it comes naturally that Middle East carriers are advancing strategic developments in Indonesia. But they are doing it in their typically contrasting styles: Etihad will partner with flag carrier Garuda Indonesia, while Emirates plots its own capacity expansion with a third daily 777-300ER service to Jakarta, making the Indonesian capital Emirates' third largest non-stop destination by ASKs.
The 163 aircraft ordered at last week's Dubai Airshow will keep the Middle East region with almost as many aircraft on order as in service. While the show was marked by Emirates' order for 50 B777s, adding to the carrier's all-widebody fleet, widebody aircraft currently comprise just over half the region's fleet but are set to grow. Widebodies comprise more than 70% of aircraft on order in the region.
Boeing and Airbus will see their market share increase, but Airbus more so, eventually accounting for more than half of all aircraft in the region and Boeing accounting for just over a third. These latest aircraft orders add to an already substantial order backlog by airlines in the region. Most of the orders are concentrated in the hands of the Gulf region’s three largest sixth-freedom airlines: Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways and Emirates. The 163 orders from the show were from airlines and leasing companies and had a combined total value at list prices of just under USD32 billion.
The political instability engulfing some North African states has extensive implications for tourism and aviation across the region. Already dozens of governments are warning their citizens to avoid travel to Egypt. Several have chartered aircraft to ferry their nationals out. Cairo Airport has been met with chaotic scenes in the past few days as thousands of foreigners seek to leave. In this special report, CAPA reviews the immediate aviation and tourism impacts from the North Africa/Middle East civil unrest.
There is little doubt that the Middle East will become a centre of increasing importance in aviation over the next 20 years. The confluence of economic growth, local governments with ambitious air transport development plans and its favourable geographic location are fast turning the region into a next generation global long-haul hub. Long-term forecasts from Airbus and Boeing put the region’s RPK growth for the next two decades at 6.6-6.9% p/a, better than a third ahead of the world average forecast of 4.7-4.9% p/a. With this amazing development expected, the Middle East is taking on increasing importance to the major aircraft manufacturers. Both Airbus and Boeing have released updated global market outlooks, forecasting continued significant ordering from the region.
Since its launch in Oct-2008, Felix Airways has expanded its domestic network to cover most of the major routes across Yemen. The carrier now has a network of eight destinations in Yemen, operating more than 150 weekly domestic frequencies, with a fleet of three CRJ 700s and two CRJ 200s.
Felix Airways, the first “low fare” carrier in Yemen, launched operations on 18-Oct-08, with service between its home base at Sana’a and Aden, the two largest cities in Yemen. Full scheduled operations are scheduled to commence on 26-Oct-08.
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