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EK Announcement On Friday  
User currently offlineEK40 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 15374 times:

I have just finished a lengthy meeting with my EK sales rep this is what I have news wise!

5 more schedules to be added to the u.k / Ireland by nov05

BHX double daily is almost definitely to be announced on Friday then we will go back to the A330 in march (subject to confirmation on x2 service)

EDI WILL commence by summer05! This is a definite! But no double daily yet for GLA

MAN will go to three per day from summer schedule 05

DUB will be announced for start next summer, this has been brought forward by almost 2 years!

SYD is going double daily and it is likely to be via SIN not CMB or direct! As some have mentioned

China is being looked into for both CAN & PEK, PEK is high on the list!

One interesting subject that was brought up is NCL ........ Its being looked into! As we speak! So watch this space, don't expect anything this year but maybe end of next year!

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User currently offlineChrisZRH From Switzerland, joined May 2004, 423 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 14975 times:

And they will operate the A340-300/500 to ZRH from december on!!!
YEAH!!!

chris



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User currently offlineCol From Malaysia, joined Nov 2003, 2116 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 14947 times:

I am sure the MAN passengers will be happy about this one, seems like they have been squeezing them in then shutting the doors.

User currently offlineGLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1983 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 14910 times:

More great news for long haul flights from Scotland. Is there any chance of an aircraft upgrade at GLA instead of double daily?


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User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2384 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 14897 times:

YES!  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineAs739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6153 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 14877 times:

Any idea when the schedule for SFO will be uploaded? Still not in Sabre. Have they recieved approval for the route yet?

ASSFO



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User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 14864 times:

Any news on their SFO plans? Would love to see and travel on Emirates from SFO.....!


"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 14788 times:

Interesting...but does it require an exclamation point after every comment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 Smile

Good Luck to EK...they'll need it now that they have $27B in long term assets to secure.


User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12482 posts, RR: 34
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 14746 times:

Wonderful news! We had expected this since earlier this week (i.e. yesterday!) after it was announced that Emirates had held talks with Aer Rianta.

However, as the ever patient Emirates777 (and Behramjee) will testify, I was waiting for this news for just a little longer that this.

I'm going to conclude with a "yipp" and leave the "ee!" until Friday!


User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7380 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 14472 times:


And the alternative MAN news suggests that the 3rd daily is not due for a while and that 777s are likely to be used on the 1st service.

David


User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4794 posts, RR: 43
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 14398 times:

Very interesting indeed these developments of EK.

CAN will be a cargo minting machine route for them especially...it would be advisable to fly to CAN via BKK or DEL 3 times a week using A 332s...highly unlikely they would get rights for DEL-CAN. They shouldnt fly the route nonstop as there isnt that much demand for nonstop CAN flights. CZ flies PEK-CAN-DXB with B 777s twice a week.

EDI...why? GLA is understandable because of the big Arab-IndoPak population there plus GLA is an industrial centre but EDI !!!

PEK should be nonstop with A 332s or A 343s from DXB...most likely to start with 4 weekly and then become daily.

If SYD is going via SIN then I bet the B 773 will be used for this flight. And will this 2nd daily SYD flight contine on to AKL or CHC or terminate in SYD?

Im really surprised that SEOUL has not been considered for all these years !!!


User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 14364 times:

I didn't think EK would start up at EDI with GLA being in such a close proximity. Looks like it will be good news for NCL next year with a bit of lick. You wouldn't believe the amount of pax from the North-East that fly to DXB.

User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2384 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 14359 times:

EDI...why? GLA is understandable because of the big Arab-IndoPak population there plus GLA is an industrial centre but EDI !!!

They will have virtually no competition and many will see it as the most convenient way to get the the Far East from EDI, in the same way that CO is the most convenient way to get to the US, which is why the route is a runway success. Plus it is a major business and tourist centre in Europe, second in both respects only to London( obviously) in the UK.
No matter what any of us say, I'm sure EK know best and will make the right decisions.

Alcregular, you may find this story of interest:
http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=667892004

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy

[Edited 2004-09-29 00:32:49]

User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 14274 times:

I'm really looking forward to see their 345 flying into ZRH as from DEC  Smile


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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24938 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (10 years 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 14265 times:

Rumours are that NCL are trying to get EK to NCL...we'll see what happens.

Althought, if the above news is true, wait until an official press release before getting excited  Wink/being sarcastic



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User currently offlineZizou From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 1535 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (10 years 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 14214 times:

If Ek do go ahead with the 2nd daily flight via SIN, maybe this will enable SriLankan to operate their own flights to SYD.

User currently offlineAirbusfanYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2002, 1434 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (10 years 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 14156 times:

Where is YYZ on that list??? Sheesh... Oh well maybe in 2006 Big grin

Cheers,
Kaz



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User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4794 posts, RR: 43
Reply 17, posted (10 years 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 14130 times:

Forget YYZ...Its shocking to note that SFO is not mentioned and has been taken off from the EK website timetable list too...interesting isnt it  Big grin

No word too on ORD as well which was rumored to begin June 05 !!!


User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 13840 times:

the removal of SFO is bothersome..I was hoping to get EK right from SFO, as opposed to going to either JFK or LHR.....


"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineEham From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 448 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 13822 times:

...and still no signs of EK services into AMS  Sad

User currently offlineAIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2501 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 13623 times:

Very good news for Edinburgh (I am Scott too!) although I am not a fan of EK!!! Hopefully, BA will realize it can operate other routes than the Shuttle one...


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User currently offlineA319114 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 541 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 13594 times:

Yeah Eham, I'm also waiting for EK service into AMS. I still find it very strange there is none yet. There a loads and loads of international companies in the Netherlands who do business in the UAE. Well, I'd guess we'll just have to wait  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlineTrent900 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 532 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 13450 times:

Still not a STN service then.

Thats a shame  Crying

T.


User currently offlineMacdaddy From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 177 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (10 years 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 13347 times:

I wish i had a rich arab government to allow me to subserdise my costs so i could undercut all the world carriers, oh yes then i'd recruit a shed load of cabin crew from all over the world and give them houses in a stupidly hot climate and allow them to run a muck in my city!

Still it is nice to see there aircraft around i suppose. I can't wait for all the other carriers to start flying from nowhere as well.

Hate EK, the end.....



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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12192 posts, RR: 18
Reply 24, posted (10 years 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 13344 times:
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If SYD is going via SIN then I bet the B 773 will be used for this flight. And will this 2nd daily SYD flight contine on to AKL or CHC or terminate in SYD?
AKL already has EK servide to/from SYD so CHC could get the extra service if the aircraft has around 10 hours intill it flys back to DXB.


25 ZKSUJ : I also heard that EK are starting a Perth to Auckland service later on in the near future.
26 EurostarVA : Macdaddy, Very ignorant remarks, and no need to be hateful or jaleous of Dubai's capacity to invest in its future and home airline. Emirates may recei
27 Macdaddy : Well eurostarVA, interesting words. If there was a bottomless pit of money for me to spend i'd certainly be making sure my finances were transparent.
28 Post contains images BMI701EGCC : Hi Guys, I would have thought EK would have updated maybe one of thier twice daily services to 777 or A345.( EK17-18, EK 19-20) I no that they are get
29 Ek001 : That is great news that EK is expanding its services to all corners of the world. This will be great for commerce between the world and UAE. Although
30 Post contains images Debonair : I'm really looking forward to see their 345 flying into ZRH as from DEC Hi to you all, any idea why EK will use an ULTRA-longhaul A340-500 to this me
31 AIR MALTA : No news about Tunis???
32 Ts-ior : It's amazing AIR MALTA. Casablanca CMN is served by EK 6/7 with A340s. TIP also is well served by EK. I don't know what's the matter with Tunis. I th
33 Fox1 : >>Very good news for Edinburgh (I am Scott too!) Going a bit OT here..I could never understand why Air Malta never introduced a scheduled service from
34 GLAGAZ : If you wanted to go back to Malta that much then why not use GLA? or MAN? or any other airport!!!! back ON topic: EK will be looking to emulate CO at
35 MIAskies : EK in MIA would be great! and could be possible...maybe once weekly 772ER/773ER service.! To dream...
36 FLYYUL : High-Traffic on Dubai-Houston, Dubai-San Fransisco.. you guys are kidding me right?
37 Nighthawk : If EK come to EDI it would be a new route, and would therefore benefit from funding from the Scottish Executives route development fund. Adding additi
38 6thfreedom : " I also heard that EK are starting a Perth to Auckland service later on in the near future. " No chance! the current tasman flights aren't making a b
39 Post contains images ScottishLaddie : It's Friday......and you seem to have deleted yourself, EK40.
40 HUYfan : If this is a hoax, then i am most dismayed. Not due to the lack of new Emirates flights, but because poor EK40 can't have much else going on in their
41 GustyOrange : It looks like a wind up to me. I always thought EK would go double daily at GLA before thinking of EDI. EK40 must be a pretty sad guy. Gusty
42 Post contains images ScottishLaddie : I always thought EK would go double daily at GLA before thinking of EDI. I wouldn't be so sure, I'm sure EK would love more money from the SE. Very di
43 GustyOrange : I'm sure they would love some taxpayers cash. That must be balanced against the costs of setting up another station, the lack of facilities for their
44 HUYfan : It IS a feasible proposal though. Can anyone clear this up? There has been no announcement from EK, what is going on? Regards Mike
45 Emirates777 : Information on this thread is not accurate. Kaitak - if you are reading this pls. email me. emirates777@hotmail.com Emirates777
46 HUYfan : Emirates777 Do you mean it is completely false, or is it along the lines of some truth? Regards Mike
47 Post contains images Fox1 : >>I thought the free limo service for 100 miles was for the east coast pax. Time will tell I suppose
48 GustyOrange : I am not going to reply to the above poster. He is intent on stirring trouble between the good people of Edinburgh and Glasgow. His attacks on mixed r
49 Neo : You guys should know better than this!!! There a bunch of guys EK40 out there making news up!!! They always start off the same... i just got out of a
50 Gilesdavies : I am surprised BHX-DXB is going double daily with an A330 as EK tried this about 9 months to a year and didn't work. So they instead upgrade the equip
51 BHXviscount : Gilesdavies- EK have never done BHX-DXB double daily, the flights you refer to were last year and were extra ones due to demand. The second daily is t
52 Post contains images ScottishLaddie : Users like him should be punished for this false threads. I agree. It sure as hell doesn't make this forum as enjoyable as it could be, threads like t
53 BA : RexKramer, Do you have any idea what Emirates' Middle East service plans are? Both new routes and frequency increases? Any plans for Tunis (TUN)? Rega
54 6thfreedom : any news as to when MEL will get the 14th services (the A345), and when SYD is going to double daily? do u know the timing of the additional SYD servi
55 SAS767 : RexKramer, Can you tell us more about these four new destinations? Are they in Europe, US or Asia? I have heard rumors about Copenhagen (but unfortuna
56 Drerx7 : FlyYul--why would they be kidding about Dubai-Houston and Dubai-San Francisco? Those intentions floated around here some time ago. How are the JFK fli
57 GustyOrange : GLA seems to be performing well Rex, have you heard anything about it going double daily ? Cheers Gusty
58 Jacobin777 : having taken the JFK-DXB flight earlier this summer, I too am wondering how the JFK-DXB flight is faring on all classes.. thanks.
59 GustyOrange : Thanks Rex. I've often thought an upgrade to the 777 is likely first. Do you reckon this is likely sooner ? Cheers mate Gusty
60 HUYfan : You said the 2 new European destinations would surprise a lot of people. Is one of them Zagreb? Have heard that EK have been in talks about starting f
61 GustyOrange : That make sense Rex. D'ya reckon an upgrade to 777 is possible next year ? Cheers Gusty ps was wondering how warm it is over there just now ? Glasgow
62 Ts-ior : Good news for TIP and great for CMN. Does LAA fly to Dubai ? I guess a DXB-TUN-ALG is to be soon announced. Operating on 2,4 and 7 would be the best
63 BA : RexKramer, Thanks for the update! Are there any plans to increase Cairo (CAI) service from its current 8x weekly? That's great that they are delinking
64 HUYfan : Any idea when details of these new destinations will be released? Regards Mike
65 ScottishLaddie : So are EK even evaluating an EDI service? Without an announcement for another year or two? Could it be considered over a frequency increase on the GLA
66 BA : RexKramer, Are there any plans in the future to increase DAM and AMM from their current daily A330s? Or are government politics preventing any frequen
67 BA : Thanks RexKramer. How successful are BEY flights now despite the lots of competition by many carriers (such as Oman Air, Malaysia Airlines, Jat Airway
68 BA : Thanks for the feedback. Any idea why Emirates is now flying the A340-300 on the Tuesday afternoon flight to Beirut? They upgraded it from the A310-30
69 Post contains images Behramjee : RexKramer...is this your real name that you use as an username on airliners.net? If so then yes it maybe a wise idea to not disclose confidential info
70 Horus : CAI can’t be increased due to aeropolitical constraints, Unfortunately that is the case. The current Egypt-UAE bilateral agreement restricts any sig
71 Post contains images GKirk : Horus, do you think MS may start a yearly A320 CAI-CAX service? I think there are at least 70 Egyptians in Carlisle, so this is possible?
72 Post contains images Horus : Horus, do you think MS may start a yearly A320 CAI-CAX service? I think there are at least 70 Egyptians in Carlisle, so this is possible? Gkirk, can y
73 6thfreedom : "Im glad that EK doesnt want to fly via SIN to SYD and chose BKK instead...there are too many airlines flying SIN-SYD!!! Though EK would probably fare
74 BA : Horus, About EK to Cairo. I read somewhere about someone who flew on the morning flight (the one that operates only on Fridays on an A330-200) and he
75 HB-IWC : EK would probably fare better flying via KUL to SYD as only MAS flies the route whereas from BKK u have BA-QF and TG!!! I think that also OS/NG is ope
76 Post contains images Ts-ior : RexKramer, You seem to ignore the reality !!! Tunisia has probably the most stringent traffic rights and slots allocation policy...for the sake of TU.
77 Kaitak : Don't count DUB out yet; Ireland's PM is to visit the Gulf on his way home from Malaysia and Vietnam. EK's owner, Sheikh Maktoum, is a regular visitor
78 BA : Thanks for the feedback RexKramer.
79 EK773 : New destinations for 2005 are Beijing, Seoul, Geneva and Hamburg. Cities for major flight increases are for BHX, CDG, SYD (via BKK), KUL, HKG, ATH, DU
80 Post contains images Debonair : @EK773 New destinations for 2005 are Beijing, Seoul, Geneva and Hamburg. Source?? are you sure with Hamburg?? It is not, that I am not trusting you, B
81 Runway23 : If this is indeed true when will this be officially announced? Regards, Tim
82 EK773 : Im not a used car sales man but all i can say is "trust me". Im personally surprised at the announcement of Hamburg (no offence), i just thought that
83 Post contains images Teahan : Nice news re. Geneva, so long as we can trust you more than EK040.
84 Debonair : @EK773 This time, trust me! Hamburg is the better choice for Emirates. On of the reasons: ask Iran Air why they serve 3/7 Hamburg with up to the B747!
85 BA : EK773, ATH is served 5x weekly A332 with a stop in LCA. Will they be delinked or will it just be a frequency increase? I'm assuming it'll go up to dai
86 Post contains images Behramjee : GVA isnt surprising one bit considering how popular it is with Indians and Arabs especially...for airlines like GF-KU-QR-RJ-MEA etc to fly there multi
87 HUYfan : Havent we learnt people! after the authour of this very thread fooled us all, shouldnt we accept that nothing is certain until some kind of official a
88 EK773 : Let me just say, dont expect all of this to happen at once. Its the gradual plans throughout 2005. BA: ATH will be de-linked and will progressively in
89 Jacobin777 : Rexkramer............you said that the JFK-DXB route isn't doing too well....are they planning on ending it or hoping it will pickup?
90 GustyOrange : Hopefully BHX going double daily will release a 777 for GLA!! Surely the A380's coming on stream in the next few years will mean a lot of 773's going
91 Ts-ior : Is it possible that EK "forces" the Tunisian authorities to operate more than 2x per week ? Is there any international law that sustains that ? What
92 Jacobin777 : thanks rexkramer about JFK..i personally think it will do well as they promote it more...but i'm still curious as to what they are going to do with 42
93 Post contains images Behramjee : Its 45 A 380s on order They will replace all B 773 operated flights to Australia and LHR...they will also most likely replace the A 345 to SYD-AKL. A
94 QR332 : ...they will also most likely replace the A 345 to SYD-AKL. But is there that big of a demand on the routes to AKL/SYD, for them to replace an already
95 6thfreedom : The A380 will not run on SYD/AKL. EK's global ambitions will lead to a global base in AKL. EK will most probably run the B773 BNE/AKL and MEL/AKL, whi
96 ZK-NBT : Loads are low as on SYD-AKL infact all 3 OZ-AKL flights, EK will definatly use the A380 to Australia so expect to see them on the Tasman to AKL aswell
97 Jacobin777 : haha..thanks for the correction Behramjee.......given they don't use a 747 for any passenger transport....a change from 777/340 to 45 380's.......THAT
98 EurostarVA : RexKramer, You are surely aware of the heavy demand and regular overbooking of passengers on the new Dubai-Lagos-Accra route. Are there any current bi
99 Behramjee : Yes it is a very common occurence that the DXB-LOS-ACC-LOS-DXB flights are sold out nearly always. I dont know the specifics of the bilaterals EK has
100 Jamesvf84 : Well I have also heard from sources inside the company that there will be a DXB-GVA flight programmed but for when remains another story. What I find
101 EurostarVA : Bahramjee, Emirated DID increase weekly available seats in the summer high season as they upgraded two of their four weekly A330 frequencies to A340-3
102 Runway23 : ZRH will be a mixture of A343/345 from about December onwards, a second daily is a possibility. Etihad seem to be doing alright to Geneva with about 7
103 Chqdispatch : Rex, about the JFK-DXB route: I will Non-Rev that route in Novmeber with my wife and daughter and wanted to know if the flights will be full or if we'
104 Saa : In August i was in South Africa and there was an article in the local press saying that emirates had applied for non stop flights between Dubai and Ca
105 Planelymad : Runway 23 Hmm.. The only way carrying 70-100 pax per flight is OK is if you are operating 70-100 seat aircraft. The smallest Etihad have is around 250
106 Runway23 : Yes but the flight operates as a triangle flight via Munich, so the loads are actually pretty good. On the whole Etihad aren't really doing well on mo
107 Behramjee : RexKramer...u seem to be a very knowledgeable person on EK for which u have my respect and admiration for. As for ACC...if loads are good to ACC then
108 BA : RexKramer, Do you know anything about Emirates SkyCargo's plans? Regards
109 Runway23 : Rex, Are we likely to have an official confirmation of the new routes by October 23 which is the date when airlines have to send their preliminary dat
110 Hardiwv : EK40: Any news about EK planned direct flights DXB-GRU, following the recent aviation agreement between UAE and Brazil?
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