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Gulf Air Relaunching Australia And Greece  
User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 391 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 12 months 7 hours ago) and read 2805 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, 1536 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (12 years 12 months 2 hours ago) and read 2702 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, 8653 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (12 years 12 months 2 hours ago) and read 2680 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: 6
Reply 3, posted (12 years 12 months 1 hour ago) and read 2669 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, 1019 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2599 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.

User currently offlineGardermoen From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 1529 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2580 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: 10
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2532 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.


User currently offlineAlitis From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 267 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2447 times:

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


User currently offlineDanialanwar From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 421 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2403 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, 1536 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2382 times:

Danialanwar, it was Qatar that dropped out.

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