2015 was another record year for travel as the world’s airports handled more than 7.1 billion passengers. The increase of 6.1% over 2014 brought the total passengers travelled closer to matching the world’s total population (estimated at ~7.4 billion in 2016). Experience The Skies compiled the world’s busiest airports by passengers for a third straight year with more facts in a multi part insight (Refer to our coverage in 2013 and 2014 Part 1 / Part 2). Part 1 will provide an overview, unveiling of the Top 30 list and a detail look at the Top 5 busiest airports by passengers in 2015. Follow part 2 of the series here
Emirates postpones its Central American launch further into the year.
Emirates (EK) announced in August 2015 it would commence operations to Panama City in February originally. Why has this flight been delayed to a later time?
Back in August 2015, Experience The Skies reported that Emirates would run all Airbus A380 service between London and Dubai starting on January 1, 2016 (News). The airline has new plans to expand the market with a new daily flight to be launched in early Spring. Read More »Emirates Adds Capacity With Ninth Daily Airbus A380 London Flight
2015 has been a big year for air travel. While final numbers are being prepared, year to year passenger gains are estimated to be around 6%. The biggest growth will come from Asia and the Middle East as with the prior five years.
December 1, 2015 marks the first day of operation for Emirates’ high capacity Airbus A380.
Air Canada (IATA Airline Code – AC) announced today that it will begin new service to India starting November 2015 four times a week. The Canadian national airline last flew directly to India back in May 1, 2007.
Due to passenger demands, the Gulf airline decided to move up the date for its second daily Airbus A380 service from its hub located in Hamad International Airport (DOH) to London Heathrow Airport (LHR).
Emirates is enticing US based passengers to try its on board service by introducing a 2 for 1 special on economy and business class flights from its 9 gateways to 3 Asian destinations (Singapore, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur) .
The Middle East airline is adding significant capacity into Boston in the second half of the year (refer to our additional coverage of Emirates new and expanded service to Orlando / Seattle here). It currently operates a daily flight from its hub at Dubai International Airpot (DXB) to Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) with a Boeing 777-200LR.