Beaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 26 Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 8353 times:
Following a message on the Geneva Airport Website,EK have decided to postpone the introduction of flights from Geneva to Dubai due to unavailability of aircraft.It is assumed that also the flights from Hamburg will be delayed.
Probabely EK have re-allocated resources onto higher-yield oportunities... http://www.gva.ch/fr/default.htm
Emirates777 From Tanzania, joined Feb 2000, 655 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 7642 times:
The Geneva flight has been deferred until further notice as the A330-200 LD confg. aircraft scheduled to operate that route has been re-allocated to operate an additional West African frequency. So as Beaucaire indicated they are re-deploying capacity on higher yielding routes. However, Hamburg (HAM) is going ahead as planned.
EKcrew - i understand GVA has been postponed beyond 4 weeks and likely goes online during 2Q06 once additional capacity arrives.
Effective 1 December 2005, Lagos (LOS) and Accra (ACC) will be de-linked. Both destinations will get dedicated daily flights, all op. by A330-200 LD config. acft.
Looking at the flight timings it wouldnt surprise me if Emirates added an extra sector on the Accra flights. It would likely be Abidjan (Ivory Coast) or Dakar (Senegal). I think its more likely Abidjan.
The Lagos flights are already so full that it is unlikely they add another sector unless they upgrade the aircraft size. Extension of Lagos would likely be to a combination of Abuja and Kano. Of course, Emirates is still awaiting clearance from the Nigerian authorities for these permissions.
T154M From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2005, 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 7395 times:
Lagos will have a dedicated flight which will terminate there. Daily
Accra will have a seperate flight which will continue to Abidjan confirmed Daily.
As to Abuja and Kano both will have dedicated flights each Daily. Govt approval is given. Emirates is only negotiating to lower the fees per seat that the nigerian govt asking for...
As to the GVA service EK is rethinking not to fly there atl all.
BlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 2741 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 7201 times:
Does this mean finally an end to the rumours about Cardiff, Carlisle, Newcastle, Humberside, and Hinton-In-The-Hedges, or shall we start a rumour that EK are about to swoop on all NW's DC-9 fleet to maintain this massive expansion ??
So I drive a 4x4. So what?! Tax the a$$ off me for it...oh, you already have... :-(
EurostarVA From Bahrain, joined May 2002, 1296 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6986 times:
Quoting T154M (Reply 7): As to Abuja and Kano both will have dedicated flights each Daily. Govt approval is given. Emirates is only negotiating to lower the fees per seat that the nigerian govt asking for...
And what is your source on this? I doubt it ABV and KAN will be operated daily each!!!
JETSTREAM63 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6504 times:
EK should consider a route from DXB to Dublin as there are still no nonstops to Ireland from the Middle East, except for the SQ 744F which I think comes in from SIN via Sharjah. Plenty of sixth freedom traffic from Ireland to Far East/Australia too.
T154M From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2005, 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6382 times:
It was posted in local newspapers few weeks ago about EK future destinations and they include:
Carpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2904 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6066 times:
In response to reply 14,
Tokyo cannot physically happen. I am sure they have wanted to serve since the late 90s but just can't because of runway slot limitations.
UAE & Japan recently concluded a deal for additional frequencies between each country perhaps they will fly into Nagoya.
Beaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 26
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 6000 times:
Quoting 9V-SVC (Reply 16): I can't wait for them to start flights to AMS, I noticed none of the middleeast airlines and few Asian Airlines flying to AMS , why is that so ? Any idea?
Dutch business and leasure travels are much focussed on the USA ,Asia and the mediterranean counties.Traditionally and historically, Holland was never a "player " in the Middle East or Gulf region in comparision with the UK ( clearly Gulf influence ),France ( Lebanon,Egypt ) or Germany ( strong ties with Turkey ). The dutch have always been a trader's nation but the strong areas of interests have been in Indonesia ,the Caraïbes and South Africa.
Zaphod From United Arab Emirates, joined Feb 2004, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5428 times:
Just to add to this, this came in a couple of days back and clearly says that the service now stands cancelled.
HAM is definitely happening. Airport staff are currently being recruited.
CANCELLATION OF SERVICES TO GENEVA<
GVA OPERATIONS WILL NOT COMMENCE EFFECTIVE 01DEC05. HENCE THE<
DAILY EK085/086 DXB-GVA-DXB SERVICE EFFECTIVE 01DEC05 STANDS<
Leelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5372 times:
Quoting T154M (Reply 14):
Eight additional North American gateways is very ambitious indeed. Are they anticipating tourist traffic to Dubai from North America. What's the timeframe? Would these all be nonstops to DXB or with intermediate stops elsewhere?
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12291 posts, RR: 35
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5187 times:
It all depends on what aircraft they get. Presumably they are scrambling around madly, trying to look for suitable aircraft. There was a rumour, some time back, that they were looking at four ex-LH A340s. The problem is, of course, that there is a serious lack of medium/long haul widebodies right now.
Maybe one determining factor might be how the proposed destinations might help EK in this regard. How, I'm not quite sure, but maybe in the case of DUB, the Irish govt could help co-ordinate some financial package for EK, dependant on their flying to DUB by next Summer.
Neo From Brazil, joined Jan 2001, 671 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5036 times:
Quoting T154M (Reply 14): It was posted in local newspapers few weeks ago about EK future destinations and they include:
This is looking more like your wish list than the actual cities EK is planing to serve in the next years. You haven't mentioned the name of your source yet so it is not reliable.
hum..... hard to believe....!!!
: @ 9V-SVC: RJ, IR, RB and LY are flying from their home countries in the middle east to AMS.
: amen to that, and I can't figure out why on earth they fly to Dusseldorf?
: Dusseldorf does seem like an odd choice, especially ahead of a major gateway like Amsterdam. But I was at DUS last November and saw the Emirates fligh
: CPT and IAD are not hard to believe at all...infact EK has gone on record as saying that if they werent limited to 14 weekly flights to South Africa
: Al Khaleej Local News Paper few weeks ago. By the way this wish list as you call it stretch from 2006-2012