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Emirates To Abidjan  
User currently offlineEmirates777 From Tanzania, joined Feb 2000, 655 posts, RR: 3
Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1890 times:

Effective February 1, 2006, Emirates will commence 4x weekly flights to Abidjan (ABJ) in the Ivory Coast. Flights will be an extension of the Accra service which will be delinked from Lagos. Details below.

Tue, Wed, Fri, Sun
EK787 DEP DXB 0730 ARR ABJ 1430
EK788 DEP ABJ 1600 ARR DXB 0540 (next day)

Flights will operate using a low density configured A330-200 offering a FJY service.

Rgds
Emirates777

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User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4785 posts, RR: 43
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1836 times:

interesting...though I thought that DAK-Dakar, Senegal would get the nod over ABJ.

User currently offlineEK156 From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2005, 765 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1773 times:

EK is going really strong in Africa.... clever move

User currently offlineJoKeR From Serbia, joined Nov 2004, 2238 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1775 times:

Good move on EK's part, should see healthy loads and yields.

I think its safe to expect that Middle East's two premier carriers, EK and QR will both expand significantly into Africa over the coming period



Kafa, čaj, šraf?
User currently offlineDkny From Ethiopia, joined Mar 2004, 714 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1684 times:

I smell growing trouble for both ET and KQ. Their very strong presence in West Africa is being targeted by EK.

User currently offlineEmirates777 From Tanzania, joined Feb 2000, 655 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1622 times:

Emirates has big plans for Africa -- its a growing market with good profit margins. Both pax and cargo traffic is healthy. Dakar is part of the plan for West Africa as is Abuja and Kano in Nigeria and a no. of other points.

Eastern Africa is already a market where Emirates has a decent presence but plans to grow significantly further. Look for Nairobi to get a third daily and Emirates are working hard at getting additional traffic rights to take Mauritius to a daily. Madagascar is in the medium term plans and subject to aircraft availability you may see Dar-es-salaam de-linked from the Nairobi flights. Finally, Emirates will be building one of their own "Emirates lounges" at JKIA apt in Nairobi -- the only one in Africa.

In Southern Africa Emirates wants to expand but is facing significant aeropolitical constraints.

Emirates sees opportunities to serve upto 15 additional destinations in Africa.

Rgds
Emirates777


User currently offlineHB-IWC From Indonesia, joined exactly 14 years ago today! , 4504 posts, RR: 71
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1512 times:

Lagos and Accra will be delinked effective January 2, 2006. From that point onwards, both LOS and ACC will be getting daily nonstop service from DXB. Effective February 1, 2006, four of the ACC services are scheduled to continue into Abidjan. The other 3 services are for now scheduled for an extended ground time at ACC. I guess EK is looking for some option to use these ground times efficiently.

As for EK's plans in West Africa, the airline seems to have made a great move by hiring a number of highly experienced former Sabena Africa specialists to guide its increasing presence in the region. Operations in Africa are challenging in many aspects and need a great level of expertise, and these former Sabena people are bringing just that.

EK's future growth possibilities in the region are multifarious: cities like Dakar, Conakry, Cotonou, Lome, Porth Harcourt, Abuja, Kano, Doula, Yaounde, and more central Libreville and Kinshasa at some point might all warrant some link with EK's ever-growing homebase.


User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1424 times:

There are rumours that the Lagos flight might go via Abuja


Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
User currently offlineEK156 From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2005, 765 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1424 times:

What about Capetown??? Is it true that they lost the slots to Etihad?? Or was it QR???

User currently offlineTailfin From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1419 times:

I thought EK had already postponed their services to Hamburg and Geneva? And some far east destinations? They were supposed to be up and running by the end of the year, and have been put back til next Spring as they have not enough aircraft available...

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