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Etihad Airways's Planned Expansion  
User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4808 posts, RR: 44
Posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3071 times:

From : http://www.justplanes.com

Etihad Airways will increase the frequency of flights to Bahrain from 4 to 7 a week in September.

The airline will also start new service to 3 destinations in India namely Chennai, Cochin and Trivandrum.

For the winter schedules the airline plans to add service to Brussels, Doha, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Manila, Muscat, Shanghai and Toronto.

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User currently offlineDYK From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 407 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3031 times:

SPeaking of Toronto, I noticed in the CTA website, Etithad has submitted an application for scheduled air service to Canada. APplication date is July 5,05


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User currently offlineToxtethogrady From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1364 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2924 times:

No Etihad in the US?

User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2595 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2868 times:

Quoting Toxtethogrady (Reply 2):
No Etihad in the US?

They'll be there.... wait till the A340-500 comes online.


User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2792 times:

The airline has also chosen to name the austrian-born Robert W. Strodel as new CEO......
Strodel used to work with Lufthansa before.



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User currently offlineZizou From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 1535 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2524 times:

I am assuming they will have to source out some new aircraft for these new routes to India. Any idea on what they might be?

User currently offlineAirbusfanYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2002, 1435 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2495 times:

I keep hearing about an Oct. '05 start date for the YYZ service.
Sure would be nice to see yet another new carrier starting up Toronto.
Has the current bilateral been redone to allow for multiple carriers from the UAE and for daily frequencies?
If not wouldn't the arrival by EY effectively shut out EK from the Canadian market?

Cheers,
Kaz



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User currently offlineSWISSER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2291 times:

Yes,
we had Etihad today for a menu presentation at our Catering unit in Brussels!
Nice concept they are planning by the way!!

I've heard rumours too that MEA of Lebanon is interested too in a Brussels-USA,Canada flight?

Any insiders farther than me?


User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2164 times:

I'm curious where in the United States Etihad would serve..I would assum JFK as being their first....

Michigan would be interesting as DTW has a large Arab population stemming back to the 1800's!!

Maybe SFO.....would be nice to see them land here.. yes 



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User currently offlineToxtethogrady From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1364 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2158 times:

"They'll be there.... wait till the A340-500 comes online."

Tapping into the Texas oil market? Or the usual DC flight?


User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3184 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2152 times:

DTW is underserved by Airlines from the Mideast. However, the Middle Eastern population in Detroit comes mainly from Lebanon, Iraq and Palestine.

User currently offlineToxtethogrady From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1364 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2156 times:

Detroit, New York, San Francisco, Orlando, Washington, Houston...

User currently offlineShawnnyc From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2151 times:

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 8):
Michigan would be interesting as DTW has a large Arab population stemming back to the 1800's!!

My bet they'll be like EK and only target cities with large Indian/Pakistani populations. So DTW would be after NYC, SFO, ORD, etc. Honestly though I think EY has an even harder sell on the US-India routes than EK as they are just not know. While many try and avoid connecting through the middle east (when other options exists), at least EK has a good reputation already built. EY has to try and build a reputation in a market that is getting very crowded very quickly.


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