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Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport

Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport is the gateway to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and one of largest airports in the region. Hosting regional and international passenger and cargo services for over 30 airlines, the airport is the major hub for national carrier, Saudia.

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MEGA Maldives Airlines Part 2: MEGA attempts to diversify beyond the China-Maldives market

6-Oct-2016 4:09 PM

MEGA Maldives Airlines is attempting to reduce its reliance on the China-Maldives market with new routes to India, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia. By the end of 2016 MEGA plans to resume services from Male to Kuala Lumpur and Jeddah – markets it briefly served in early 2015 – and commence operations to India, with an initial service from Male to New Delhi.

The new services, along with other new routes which are under evaluation, are part of a revisited diversification strategy. MEGA currently only serves China, but since commencing operations in 2011 has experimented several times with other markets. MEGA, which operates the same number of aircraft and routes as three years ago, needs to diversify successfully to resume growth.

This is the second half of an analysis report on MEGA Maldives. The first half examined the recent contraction in the China-Maldives market and intensifying competition. This half will focus on MEGA's plans for entering other markets, and its previous attempts at diversification.

Saudi airport privatisation ramps up as oil prices continue to fall

4-Feb-2016 4:30 PM

A vigorous programme of airport privatisation is under way in Saudi Arabia, led by the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) and starting with the King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh, where the process has begun this year. GACA has also let it be known that the privatisation of the Jeddah and Dammam airports is targeted for conclusion in 2017, with domestic and local airports expected to follow between 2018 and 2020.

This report examines the background to this decision, which comes at the same time as Iran is seeking to attract foreign investors to its transport sectors, and also the attractions of the main individual airports. Politics will have a major role to play.

Philippine Airlines' international expansion continues with 5 new destinations, A350-900 HGW order

20-Nov-2015 1:03 PM

Philippine Airlines (PAL) is further expanding its international operation as it grows its fleet and improves utilisation of its existing widebody aircraft. PAL’s international network will exceed 40 destinations in Jan-2016 compared to only 25 in Jan-2013.

PAL is adding five international destinations over the next two months, including two destinations in the Middle East and three in Australasia. Long haul growth will resume in Mar-2016 with the launch of services from Cebu to Los Angeles, which will be PAL’s first widebody international route from Cebu.

Opportunities to further grow the long haul operation will come in late 2016 as PAL adds two more 777-300ERs. The expected acquisition of a new higher gross weight version of the A350-900 will be used to upgrade New York to non-stops in 2017 and potentially be deployed to upgrade Toronto to non-stop and launch a fourth mainland US destination.

Scoot’s new Guangzhou, Hangzhou and Jeddah routes illustrate evolution of SIA Group network strategy

23-Oct-2015 4:20 PM

Medium/long haul low cost carrier Scoot is beginning a new phase as its role within the Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group evolves to include replacing sister carriers on routes to China, India and Saudi Arabia. The new role will see Scoot increase its reliance on feed from other SIA Group carriers, particularly for the Jeddah market.

Of Scoot’s initial 14 destinations, six were launched as new destinations for the group while eight destinations were launched to supplement capacity provided by existing SIA Group brands. But as Scoot quickly expands its fleet from seven to 11 aircraft it is starting to also take over flights operated by other SIA Group carriers on at least three and likely four or five routes.

Scoot is launching Singapore-Hangzhou on 25-Oct-2015, taking over a route previously served by SIA full service regional subsidiary SilkAir. The SIA Group also recently announced that Scoot will take over from Jan-2016 one of two daily Singapore-Guangzhou flights operated by the group's short haul LCC subsidiary Tigerair and from May-2016 the three weekly flights to Jeddah operated by SIA mainline. Scoot is also expected to start serving existing SIA Group destinations in India in 1H2016.

New Madinah Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport adds momentum to Saudi Airport privatisation

2-Aug-2015 1:50 PM

The gradual liberalisation and infrastructure improvement in the Saudi Arabian aviation sector continues to build momentum, with the opening of Madinah Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport new privatised terminal at the beginning of Jul-2015.

The completion of the Madinah Airport project in western Saudi Arabia represents another milestone in the ongoing privatisation in Saudi's aviation sector. By looking to private partners for solutions, Saudi Arabia is accelerating the development of aviation infrastructure which has held back the growth of its airline sector, and of the wider economy.

The construction of new airports, alongside the development of existing facilities such as this new terminal, is needed for the country to support long-term plans to turn aviation into an economic driver in the kingdom. As oil prices remain depressed, the Saudi economy is increasingly looking to its non-oil sectors to ensure growth continues. Private participation will only take on an increasing level of importance, in aviation and elsewhere. 

Garuda resumes international expansion with 787-9s, A350s, 2-class 777-300ERs, single-class A330s

16-Jun-2015 7:00 AM

Indonesian flag airline Garuda Indonesia is resuming international expansion as it takes its last batch of four 777-300ERs and acquires 30 787-9s along with 30 A350s. The expansion comes as Garuda's outlook improves after a challenging 2014, which led to a restructuring of its international network and a hiatus from international growth.

The additional 777-300ERs will support international capacity growth in the near-term, including more capacity to Saudi Arabia in 2H2015 and new services to Frankfurt and Paris in 2016. The 787-9s and A350s will partially be used to replace Garuda’s fleet of A330s from 2020 but will also enable further growth of the carrier’s medium and long-haul networks.

Meanwhile Garuda is adjusting its widebody fleet plan by opting not to include a first class cabin in its additional 777s, although at least for now it will maintain a first class product in its original fleet of six 777-300ERs. Garuda also plans to remove the business class cabin on six A330s, giving it an all-economy product similar to the A330s operated by low-cost rivals Indonesia AirAsia X and Lion Air.

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