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Smart Jet To Start Flights Out Of DXB  
User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 60
Posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4255 times:

New private low cost carrier Smart Jet Airways will begin flights in October flying out of its base, Dubai, to destinations in the Gulf, Middle East, Europe and Africa.

The airline will initially acquire 2 B757-200s and will NOT compete head-to-head with Emirates.


The airline will initially serve:

Alexandria, Egypt
Barcelona, Spain
Istanbul, Turkey
Madrid, Spain
Warsaw, Spain
Bangkok, Thailand
Douala, Cameroon




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User currently offlineQR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4238 times:

How come their not operating any Arab destinations other than Egypt?

User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4235 times:

I'd say it's probably due to the fact EK has the area well covered but I see them expanding into Dammam (KSA), Allepo (Syria) and maybe other North African cities.

I guess we have to wait and see



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User currently offlineYegbey01 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1723 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4220 times:

I am surpised Beirut is not on the list....

User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4217 times:

Yegbey01, not really considering the large amount of carriers already operating on the route


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User currently offlinePlaneguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 331 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4161 times:

You mean Warsaw, Poland don't you?

User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4158 times:

Hehe, that's it (typo error)  Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3149 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4138 times:
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I read in a paper here (believe it was the Gulf News) a few days ago that the DXB airport authorities don't want lowcost carriers at the airport, and the article mentioned that this might endanger the startup plans of SmartJet.


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User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4755 posts, RR: 43
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4146 times:

This airline should too look at :

1. Dubai-Goa
2. Dubai-Mombasa
3. Dubai-Bali (but the B 757 cant fly that route nonstop...maybe the -200ER could!!!)
4. Dubai-Copenhagen
5. Dubai-Geneva

Both CPH and GVA are vvvv popular with Arabs especially in summer...and EK doesnt fly to CPH...does it fly to GVA???

Is there that much demand for leisure traffic between DXB and SPAIN for this airline to fly to both MAD and Barcelona??? I know Kuwait Airways mints money on the Malaga route which is a summer seasonal route for them and usually F and J class is always sold out to Malaga which is a twice a week AB6 flown destination in the summer months.


User currently offlineOD720 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2003, 1924 posts, RR: 33
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4122 times:

Since the airline won't compete with EK out of DXB, any future expansion will have to take Emirates plans into consideration. So BEY and other EK destinations are out of the question. I wonder if they will succeed with such a plan.


User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4110 times:

When I contacted the authorities of DXB-airport shortly after "Smart Jet" was in the press, they were rather angry. For several reasons. A) the company had advised the media but NOT the authorities B) none of the companies mentioned to be involved was/is known or registered C) none of the persons mentioned are known ---- and one of them apparently is the name of the official in charge with immigration in the emirate . So that the authorities regarded the whole stuff as thoroughly fishy !

User currently offlineSleak76 From Kuwait, joined Nov 2000, 345 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4024 times:

Bahramjee

This summer, KU to AGP is once a week only. Due to lack of aircraft availability with the airline.



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User currently offlineMEA310 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2002, 660 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3995 times:

There are tons of flights from between Lebanon & the UAE,too many carriers are operating this route,so even if smartjet had the chance to serve BEY I don't think they would've done so,IMO.

MEA310



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User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 60
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3948 times:

MEA310, by August there will be 44 weekly flights between BEY and DXB


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User currently offlineND From Belgium, joined Feb 2004, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3949 times:

Wow! Dubai to Barcelona and Madrid!?


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