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Airlines Beating EK On Capacity  
User currently offlineeltomzo From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2009, 67 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3225 times:

I was thinking lately, is there any route that Emirates flies where a competitor airline regularly sends a larger aircraft/higher seat capacity than EK? Since they only operate widebodies I don't see that happening much.

How about other airlines that operate 'total dominance' on all routes? I can't think of many other candidates except possibly QR and EK, as well some airlines that operate very small fleets.


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User currently offlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6372 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3157 times:

Quoting eltomzo (Thread starter):
is there any route that Emirates flies where a competitor airline regularly sends a larger aircraft/higher seat capacity than EK?

Sure - how about BKK-HKG? Sure, it's a tag on, but it's an EK route, and both Thai and Cathay Pacific send more seats on any given day than Emirates does.


User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5952 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3140 times:

Quoting eltomzo (Thread starter):
I was thinking lately, is there any route that Emirates flies where a competitor airline regularly sends a larger aircraft/higher seat capacity than EK? Since they only operate widebodies I don't see that happening much.

Don't forget that all their flights start or end in DXB, a fortress hub. It's like asking if another airline has more capacity than DL out of ATL...

The tag routes are the only ones where EK is a minority player: BKK-HKG (as already suggested), SIN-BNE/MEL, KUL-MEL, BKK-SYD + the Trans Tasman flying.

Unless, however, are you referring to trips between two points via DXB? i.e. how dominant is EK USA-India (quite) or Australia-Greece (very to the point of having a monopoly)



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User currently offlineblink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5485 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3114 times:

What about AMS-DXB? EK is daily whereas KL, I think is 10-12x weekly with widebody equipment. I realize that is one route of many out of DXB, but it still answers the question.


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User currently offlineeltomzo From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2009, 67 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3061 times:

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 2):
Unless, however, are you referring to trips between two points via DXB? i.e. how dominant is EK USA-India (quite) or Australia-Greece (very to the point of having a monopoly)

I assume you are referring to monopoly in the technical sense of the word - i.e. greater than 25% of the market - because of course there is a competition on Greece-Australia from both QR (ATH-DOH-MEL). And if we look at aircraft size here, DL does not send a larger aircraft to every destination than any other airline - BA sends 777s that are at least the same size as anything DL sends.

Quoting blink182 (Reply 3):
What about AMS-DXB? EK is daily whereas KL, I think is 10-12x weekly with widebody equipment. I realize that is one route of many out of DXB, but it still answers the question.

Again, looking at aircraft size here it is still a win for EK I believe (B77W)



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11719 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2819 times:

Tehran comes to mind. Multiple daily frequencies on various types by both Mahan and IR, and often 747-100/200/400s adding capacity.


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