Zizou From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 1536 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2235 times:
They are serving Sydney daily! If you ask me, thats a bit too optimistic. seeing that Emirates will be launching daily non-stop flights from Sydney to Dubai in October. Maybe they will take up some of the Singapore bound pax that Emirates won't picking up now.
Jupiter2 From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 930 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2132 times:
Last time Gulf flew here they operated from BAH 4 times weekly. Not long before they stopped they went to daily and some of the flights originated in Abu Dhabi, they may have the same plan this time around.
I can also see QF code sharing on this route so that they at least have a "presence" in the Gulf region.
Amir From Syria, joined Dec 1999, 1254 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2065 times:
I'm afraid GF will never learn it! They are about to repeat some old mistakes. They should rather concentrate on building one major hub and strengthening their regional network before adding new destinations. How will they fill the SYD up? I will tell you, they will approach consolidations in Europe and AU and dump dump dump. I doubt that the SYD route will be profitable. GF and OA are amongst the cheapest operators out of EU to AU. And the biggest headache is they hardly have any premium traffic on this route thus the overall yields will be rather low. Let's wait and see. I'm missing an a feasible strategy of GF. They started good some years ago with savings program's and cut down of unprofitable destinations and now it looks as if they are eager for more long range dest. But the main issue in my eyes remains unsolved: their Hub philosophy.
Danialanwar From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 421 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1936 times:
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that GF is jointly owned by the governments of Bahrain and Abu Dhabi (i.e. NOT the UAE) and maybe one more (Qatar?). I remember one government dropped out recently (either Qatar or Oman, can't recall). Thus a single hub strategy is politically very difficult to achieve. Air Afrique may have suffered from the same problem.
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