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Gulf Air Relaunching Australia And Greece  
User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 377 posts, RR: 1
Posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2194 times:

GF are returning to their former markets Sydney and Athens in November, Athens will be served from Bahrain with an A320 and Sydney from Abu Dhabi via Singapore with an A340-300.


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User currently offlineZizou From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 1535 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2091 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.

User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8114 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2069 times:

Why the hell are they serving SYD from Abu blinking Dhabi?


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User currently offlineBilly From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2000, 895 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2058 times:

I think that the AUH is a mistake, I have seen a report saying BAH-SYD. GF are leasing in two A340s to operate this route.

User currently offlineJupiter2 From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 899 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1988 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.
RL


User currently offlineGardermoen From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 1522 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1969 times:

According to the GF website, it will be BAH-SIN-SYD served daily.

User currently offlineAmir From Syria, joined Dec 1999, 1254 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1921 times:

Hi,

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.

Regards
Amir


User currently offlineAlitis From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 259 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1836 times:

OA stopped serving SYD and MEL a few months ago. Therefore no current direct connection between ATH and AU.

-alitis


User currently offlineDanialanwar From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 421 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1792 times:

Single Hub
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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User currently offlineZizou From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 1535 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1771 times:

Danialanwar, it was Qatar that dropped out.

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