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Virgin Atlantic Starting LHR-DXB This Month  
User currently offlineEmirates773ER From Pakistan, joined Jun 2005, 1448 posts, RR: 10
Posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2430 times:

http://www.gulfnews.com/business/Aviation/10022530

When I looked into their sites the fares looked reasonable from LHR-DXB which were about Dhs 1900 but the fares for DXB-LHR was Dhs 3600! Is this some kind of site error?


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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21416 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2415 times:

No, they are likely trying to win UK customers back from EK, but less concerned about winning UAE based customers over from EK. Many carriers do this on new routes.


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User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4845 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2364 times:

From what I understand this is common on new routes where one of the two cities is a much bigger target market. In this case the UK. I wish Virgin well but I really don't know how well they will be able to compete with EK given the frequency and quality of service as well as the number of points of origin in the UK. On top of that passengers transiting DXB will really have no good reason to fly VS.

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