AirbusfanYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2002, 1410 posts, RR: 27 Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2132 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?
Shawnnyc From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 241 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1788 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.