Emirates has been given the go-ahead by the French government to operate a second daily flight between Paris and Dubai starting from March 2006, the carrier announced yesterday.
The new flights will allow Emirates airline to increase its capacity on the Paris-Dubai link by 30 per cent from March 2005, and by an additional 10 percent from March 2006.
The airline’s current daily Paris-Dubai line, which is 72 per cent booked on average, is the second-most profitable service after its Dubai-London link. Sales on the Paris-Dubai connection have increased 24 per cent since January.
Emirates will initially increase CDG to 12 weekly flights from March 26th 05 and will probably use a 3 class A 330-200 for the 5 new weekly flights. EK currently flies a 3 class 303 seater B 777-200IGW on the nonstop daily DXB-CDG-DXB flight.
Im surprised that CDG is there 2nd most profitable route...I thought that DXB-BOM, DXB-SYD or DXB-HKG would be more profitable.
HB-IWC From Greece, joined Sep 2000, 4414 posts, RR: 76 Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1546 times:
I'm quite suprised they were able to get a go-ahead of the French government for these extra frequencies, as Air France has no current plans to increase its DXB service, and extra rights into CDG are very often linked to reciprocal rights for Air France. MH, for example, has been trying for ages to secure additional rights into CDG, but, as AF has no flights into KUL, MH has met considerable diffuculties in obtaining extra frequencies.
TBCITDG From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 921 posts, RR: 3 Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1477 times:
I wonder why EK was given the authority to increase it's flights, yet QF was denied the rights to go daily.
Would people overlook flying with QF/AF from OZ to Paris via SIN, in return for a Dubai transit and more connections to CGD??