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Topic: Will EK Compete With DL On The DXB-ATL Route?
Username: Globalflyer
Posted 2006-10-20 13:41:00 and read 5551 times.

Hi all... just wondering after the annoucement by DL on new nonstop 777 service ATL-DXB if EK will compete? I have heard a list of cities that EK has on its North American "wishlist" including SFO, IAH, ORD, YYZ, etc but never ATL. Since EK are not in a global alliance I do not see any feed out of ATL but only on their end out of DXB. Appreciate your thoughts.

Topic: RE: Will EK Compete With DL On The DXB-ATL Route?
Username: DeltaDAWG
Posted 2006-10-20 14:39:27 and read 5497 times.

I said in another thread that DL needs to have some sort of codeshare with an airline there at DXB to really make this route work. I believe you will see some codeshare flights on both ends in order to make this a successful route for DL and a good opportunity for both feeder business and gateway into N. America for EK.

If it works out well for both, could it lead EK to joining SkyTeam?

Topic: RE: Will EK Compete With DL On The DXB-ATL Route?
Username: Fewsolarge
Posted 2006-10-20 16:30:08 and read 5388 times.

Heck no, they won't double up to ATL. And DL can probably do fine on the route without connecting traffic on the DXB end. Although they'd be smart to try to get some. SkyTeam, if EK is even interested in an alliance, could be an interesting choice. Having MH on board would make it much more attractive.

Topic: RE: Will EK Compete With DL On The DXB-ATL Route?
Username: Airbazar
Posted 2006-10-20 16:37:23 and read 5360 times.

They will compete indirectly, in the sense that both EK and DL will make it possible to travel between Dubai and many cities in the US, with only one stop.

Topic: RE: Will EK Compete With DL On The DXB-ATL Route?
Username: Papatango
Posted 2006-10-20 17:38:03 and read 5287 times.

Quoting Airbazar (Reply 3):

Yes but only one can offer same carrier service to these cities! DELTA!

Topic: RE: Will EK Compete With DL On The DXB-ATL Route?
Username: RwSEA
Posted 2006-10-20 18:22:29 and read 5203 times.

Quoting Globalflyer (Thread starter):
Hi all... just wondering after the annoucement by DL on new nonstop 777 service ATL-DXB if EK will compete? I have heard a list of cities that EK has on its North American "wishlist" including SFO, IAH, ORD, YYZ, etc but never ATL. Since EK are not in a global alliance I do not see any feed out of ATL but only on their end out of DXB. Appreciate your thoughts.

No way - DL is going to be relying on it's connecting feed from the US and possibly Latin America to feed this flight. ATL has almost no O&D traffic to DXB. If EK were starting the route, the main users of the flight would be ATL-based pax going to the Middle East or India, and there are very few of those.

Topic: RE: Will EK Compete With DL On The DXB-ATL Route?
Username: DeltaDAWG
Posted 2006-10-20 19:28:58 and read 5103 times.

This could lead to a win-win situation for both companies with feeding and connection possibilities for both. DL with further W. Asian/Indian/African connections and EK with N. American/Caribbean/Latin America connections through two of the largest airports in the world.

If I were Grinstein I would be on the first flight to DXB to pound out a deal as soon as possible.

Just my $.02

Topic: RE: Will EK Compete With DL On The DXB-ATL Route?
Username: 777boi
Posted 2006-10-20 19:42:06 and read 5071 times.

EK and DL already codeshare on some flights out of LGW, so maybe we could see some sort of codeshare agreement on outbound flights from DXB. It will be a very welcome sight to see a US carrier on ground here in DXB.


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