7LBAC111 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 2566 posts, RR: 33
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3437 times:
VIRGIN ATLANTIC Airways has confirmed Monday 27 March 2006, as the start up date for its new Heathrow β Dubai service. The direct flights will initially operate four days a week, increasing to five days a week from 1 May and daily from 1 June. Flights will be by an Airbus A340 and will bring added competition to a route already served by British Airways, Emirates and Royal Brunei. 2006 looks like being another busy year for VS with Montego Bay (Jamaica) already announced for July
Debate is what you put on de hook when you want to catch de fish.
Cornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3417 times:
Quoting N77014 (Reply 5): I thought the whole point of DXB was transit; and that O/D was just extra revenue on top?
No - Dubai is a big and ever growing holiday destination for the British. In addition, much of the luxury new property developments are also being bought up predominantly by the British, producing what will be a very lucrative high-end/premium second home market to cater for.
Finally plenty of Britons work in Dubai/UAE in well paid, tax-free, management level jobs.
DXB is certainly a major transit hub - something EK has built up to good effect, but to say that is the only reason for DXB's growth is very far off the mark.
Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work