Soups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 15 Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2132 times:
Quoting OD720 (Reply 5): At last MEA will have some competition on the West African route.
At the moment from
Accra- ET,EK, MS(Also via european destinations)
Abidjan-RAM,ET,EK(Also via european destinations)
Lagos- ET,MS,EK,(Also via european destinations)
MEA charges about $980+tax to west african destinations while ET charges about $500+tax.
I think demand between BEY and west africa is saturated.
Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
EurostarVA From Bahrain, joined May 2002, 1296 posts, RR: 8 Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2093 times:
Interesting to see that Graham Keddie didn't mention service to India, which was originally on the drawing board. I guess the market is too small to absorb another carrier as Bellview Airlines (Nigeria) operates two weekly flights on the Lagos-Mumbai route (767-200ER).
HB-IWC From Greece, joined Sep 2000, 4450 posts, RR: 74 Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2072 times:
Interesting to see BKK show up there. That will be a first direct link to West Africa for the region. I wonder if the route will be operated nonstop or, more likely, with a stopover in DXB.
For the time being, Emirates is carrying a large part of the traffic between BKK, KUL, SIN and CGK and Lagos. After EK come the European carriers - plenty of traffic still goes via Europe. When Air France was still operating here in CGK, they had a special check in desk for onward connection passengers to LOS only.