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Virgin Starts DXB Service From 27th Of March 2006  
User currently offlineEK156 From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2005, 765 posts, RR: 3
Posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3242 times:

It is confirmed now.... This is great news!!!

http://www.gulfnews.com/Articles/BusinessNF.asp?ArticleID=173494

When it starts, I am going to book me a flight to Cuba from Dubai!!!! YESSSSSSSS

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User currently offlineRichard28 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 1605 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2989 times:

Its great news, but remember before you book that the DXB flights go from LHR, and Havana flights go from Gatwick!

User currently offlineEK156 From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2005, 765 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2915 times:

Ouch!!! Oh well. I can still stay a day in London before flying onto Cuba!!!

User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2894 times:

well...looks like he's ready to take on BA and EK on the London/Dubai route.....its going to kill yields I think..especially if EK send The Leviathan out to LHR..


"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineAirlinefreak1 From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 260 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2828 times:

thats excellent news - but was wondering where to book the tickets .
Its not on amadeus , expedia nor virgin .

regards ,


User currently offlineN77014 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2800 times:

I thought the whole point of DXB was transit; and that O/D was just extra revenue on top?

User currently offline7LBAC111 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 2566 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2636 times:

From ABTN

VIRGIN ATLANTIC Airways has confirmed Monday 27 March 2006, as the start up date for its new Heathrow – 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

7LBAC111



Debate is what you put on de hook when you want to catch de fish.
User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2616 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
User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3767 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2613 times:

Awesome news! Big grin

That's
Heathrow-Dubai
EK008 - 332
EK002 - 773
EK030 - 332
EK004 - 773
EK006 - 773
BI*** - 763
BG*** - 310/D10
BA107 - 772
BA109 - 772
VS*** - 343

Gatwick-Dubai
EK012 - 772
EK016 - 772
EK010 - 772

Birmingham-Dubai
EK040 - 332
EK038 - 332

Manchester-Dubai
EK018 - 332
EK020 - 332

Glasgow-Dubai
EK026 - 77W

I think they are all right  Smile

Rob!  Smile


User currently offline7LBAC111 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 2566 posts, RR: 35
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2589 times:

Quoting B742 (Reply 8):
BI*** - 763

BI 92/97

Quoting B742 (Reply 8):
VS*** - 343

VS 400/401 and its the 346 scheduled to run this route.

And don't forget BG 13/14 operated by DC10.

7LBAC111

[Edited 2005-07-25 15:20:06]


Debate is what you put on de hook when you want to catch de fish.
User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2567 times:
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Quoting B742 (Reply 8):
I think they are all right

Nearly!
The lunchtime MAN-DXB, EK018, is currently a 772 and will be upgraded to 77W at the start of the winter.

Regards
CROSSWIND


User currently offlineEmirates773ER From Pakistan, joined Jun 2005, 1449 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2543 times:

This gonna be a whole lot of fun. Only if VG would start flying YYZ, any chances of this happening the near future?


The Truth is Out There ---- Face It!!!!!
User currently offline7LBAC111 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 2566 posts, RR: 35
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2453 times:

VLM would struggle to make YYZ with their F50's ..... Big grin

7LBAC111



Debate is what you put on de hook when you want to catch de fish.
User currently offlineGVBIG From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2483 times:

Quoting 7LBAC111 (Reply 12):
VLM would struggle to make YYZ with their F50's ..... Big grin

Could operate LCY-LPL-PIK-KEF-Gander-YYZ I suppose  Wink



Booked it, Packed it, f*cked off!
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