United777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3555 times:
Emirates was founded in 1985 and the airline is the no doubt the fastest growing airline in the world and has one of the best and youngest fleets in the world. They have a very good route network to Europe and South Asia and is expanding quickly the Far East and Australia.
I just was just wondering how come EK has not yet start flights to US or Canada yet? I know they are going to start non-stop flights to San Francisco and other US cities non-stop from DXB with Airbus A345's. How come EK has not yet start flights to North America via Europe or Asia with there Boeing 772. I think EK should have started routes to North America a long time ago until they start non-stop flights.
Malaysia Airlines flew non-stop from DXB to EWR with 772ER so there is a market now and a plane capable of flying the route to US.
ScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3533 times:
Because got real problems with EK with the delayed nonstop from DXB-JFK few months ago and it's won't not flying out there for while and will be used fly out on 2004 and not for this year. Please be patient until to hear from Emirates777 into the posted. Thanks!!!
OdiE From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1641 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 3478 times:
Seriously, with the tension between the Middle East and America, are there any passengers on the EWR-DXB v.v. run? One might argue that there are passengers traveling from South Asia (e.g. India, Pakistan etc.), but if they route it via Europe, they will get passengers from Europe as well as from South Asia as well, with the latter being routed via Malaysia instead of Dubai. How about routing it with other Asian cities such as ICN/NRT/TPE (provided they have fifth freedom rights at these cities). Heard from another member that there are talks between Swiss Airport operator and MAS to fly KUL-ZRH/GVA-EWR/JFK. How are they progressing on that one?
Fly_emirates From United Arab Emirates, joined Oct 2000, 1046 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 3466 times:
well, we where supposed to operate to JFK and ORD, however bush's administration insisting on the war, made the airline postpond the whole USA thing, and put the new airplanes on Australian and other destinations routes
United777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3401 times:
I think SFO is the biggest surprise for EK to fly to first. But I think DXB-SFO-DXB is mainly for passengers flying to South Asian countries such as Pakistan and India. Emirates serves all major international airports in Pakistan and India except Bangalore which I am sure will change soon. It would be great to fly EK to fly non-stop from SFO and DXB take a transit and DXB and fly anywhere in South Asia.
Right now people going to India from the west coast US usually fly though Asia and DXB will be a whole new option with one-stop service to Lahore, Karachi, Penshwar, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Dhaka, Colombo and even Male.
It will be intresting to see when SQ starts non-stop flights to US west coast from SIN. Two airline will offer one-stop flights to India and Pakistan.
Whenever I fly to India from Seattle I always have to fly to YVR, SFO or LAX or even fly non-stop to NRT from SEA then take at least two more stops in NRT, ICN, SIN, KUL than in India have to transit in DEL, BOM or MAA.
I think SQ does have an advantage over EK for a while as it is starting flights to Bangalore with 7772s in May. Most people who live in San Francisco for IT work are from Bangalore.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 34612 posts, RR: 70
Reply 22, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3050 times:
EK should fly DXB-LHR-JFK
Yeah, why let a little thing like Bermuda-2 stop them?!
Because it wouldn't. Bermuda 2 only applies to US/UK carriers. Kuwait Airlines, Air India, and Air New Zealand all offer US-LHR services. Of course, it would still be hard, in fact, damn near impossible, for them to secure US-LHR rights, but BII wouldn't stop them, AFAIK.