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Whats Going On Here With EK At DXB  
User currently offlineBoeing 747-311 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 795 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4350 times:

in this photo there is about 10 Emirates planes sitting on the apron, what exactly are they doing here?


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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8506 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4280 times:
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They are awaiting their next flights , this is a common occurence at all airports around the world Smile


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User currently offlineFeroze From India, joined Dec 2004, 794 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4270 times:

Not quite sure where on the airfield it is, but the positions may be remote stands and passengers are bussed to/from the aircraft. (I had this in 2004 when I arrived from BOM)

Regards,

Feroze


User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4865 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4238 times:

By the look of things all these birds, EK and non-EK, are on this apron being cleaned etc in prep for their next or return flights. I'm guessing this because none have stairs at the front and back doors, which is most common for boarding. Secondly the busiest time at DXB is around midnight so I can easily beleive that there are this many birds sitting around.

I can't remember the last time I had to take a bus to catch a flight at DXB but I know it still goes on.

YOWza



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User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4160 times:

Just turnrounds on remote stands. I've been through DXB several times recently and these stands are increasingly busy as are those at the other end of the terminal - presumably EK now needs more gates than the current terminal provides (hence one of the reasons for the construction going on at the airport). I've also noticed that EK tends to use the number 2 door most often on these remote stands.

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19196 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4150 times:

Quoting Skymonster (Reply 4):
I've been through DXB several times recently

I was there in December. Do you like its terminal or do you think it's too over-the-top?



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User currently offlineBirka340 From Denmark, joined Aug 2003, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4130 times:

The word "apron" written in the first post under this topic:
Is this an abbreviation? Standing for?

//birka


User currently offlineZKNEA From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 151 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4082 times:

Quoting Skymonster (Reply 4):
presumably EK now needs more gates than the current terminal provides (hence one of the reasons for the construction going on at the airport).

They need much more - a rumour I heard is that they may end up using DXB mostly for EK and JXB (or whatever code they have for Jebal Ali) for other airlines, by charging extortionate landing fees etc for DXB. Just to repeat, this is an unsubstantiated rumour but seems like a good idea and one that wouldn't be all that different than what goes on there now (how EK have priority on gates). But yes, not an unusual sight at DXB at the moment to see this many a/c parked up elsewhere.

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 5):
Do you like its terminal or do you think it's too over-the-top?

Personally I think its one of the nicer airports - spacious, comfortable, good food outlets.... and should be even better when the other side is finished. Plus, walking one end to the other is a nice bit of exercise before an EK412 or other such long haul. Also the idea to put a hotel in the transit area... Marvelous!!

Quoting YOWza (Reply 3):
I can't remember the last time I had to take a bus to catch a flight at DXB but I know it still goes on.

Quite strangely I had to take a bus probably about 6 months ago in DXB to board the a/c, during the Lions tour of NZ. Strange because (a) it was EK and (b) it was the A345 - thought they would have gotten priority. But yes I hear the buses are getting used regularly again.

BTW... Anyone able to explain what exactly terminal 2 at DXB is for? I see that Sri Lankan now operates out of there.


User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4865 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4020 times:

Quoting ZKNEA (Reply 7):
Anyone able to explain what exactly terminal 2 at DXB is for? I see that Sri Lankan now operates out of there.

I was curious too so I checked it out, according to dubaiairport.com

"Most major airlines arrive at Terminal 1 of Dubai International Airport. Terminal 2 is used by mostly by airlines coming in from Iran, CIS countries and those operating chartered flights. Private jet owners and VIP guests make use of the Al Majlis or the VIP terminal."

Incidentally on this website the banner at the top scrolls through various images one of the outside of the terminal building shows a nice side on view of a QR 330, I wonder how they let that happen.

YOWza

PS I wanted to go down to see the Lions get schooled by the All Blacks too but my slave driver boss would not let me go.



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User currently offlinePKK From Denmark, joined Apr 2003, 184 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3928 times:

Quoting Birka340 (Reply 6):
The word "apron" written in the first post under this topic:
Is this an abbreviation? Standing for?

Fra Gyldendals Røde:
Apron = Forklæde; (Skomagers) Skødeskind; (på vogn) forlæder; (flyv) forplads (foran hangarer); (teat) forscene.

Hygge
Peter


User currently offlineFeroze From India, joined Dec 2004, 794 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3792 times:

Quoting ZKNEA (Reply 7):
Anyone able to explain what exactly terminal 2 at DXB is for? I see that Sri Lankan now operates out of there.

It could have been a Hajj/Umrah charter that was operating out of Colombo. AFAIK UL normally operate out of the main terminal, 1.

Regards,

Feroze


User currently offlineBoeing747_600 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1295 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3698 times:

that's it?! Where are the rest of their planes?!  Smile

User currently offlineZKNEA From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 151 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3588 times:

Quoting Boeing747_600 (Reply 11):
Where are the rest of their planes?!

Probably in AKL... its crazy there now - almost a mini Dubai. Well not quite but not often you see a carrier other than QF or NZ with that number of a/c on the ground there. And in another thread it's been 'discovered' there will now be 4 a day in AKL........

Quoting YOWza (Reply 8):
Lions get schooled by the All Blacks

And that's exactly what happened!! haha. Marvellous game in Wellington. Whops not aviation related...


User currently offlineEKGOLD From Australia, joined May 2005, 207 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3464 times:

This photo is taken around 7 or 8am, you can tell by the shadows. This is extremely busy period for EK. You will note that the second door is open open on most of the EK birds. This is the boarding door whilst off jetways. Last time i arrived at 6am the cabin display shows the list of connecting EK flights and i counted just on 40 flights departing between 7 and 1030am. European, Asian, African, NOrth America and Australasian long haul flights depart around this time as well as short haul flights to Gulf and Subcontinent picking up the connecting traffic. There are not enough stands at the current terminal to handle EK's let alone all visiting aircraft at that time. That's why there is that huge hole in the ground next to the current terminal, out of which is growing a huge new terminal and concourse...

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