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Virgin Nigeria Plans: BEY, BKK, CDG, FRA  
User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3002 times:

I was reading this article about the launching of services to Dubai in May and it mentions future destinations planned are Beirut, Bangkok, Paris, and Frankfurt.

http://www.ttnworldwide.com/Articles.asp?Article=5354

It's good to see they will be expanding in Europe as their only destination in Europe at the moment is London.

Bangkok will be their first Far East destination, so they will be entering new territory.

It's good to see they have plans for Beirut also.

Regards


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User currently offlineCedars747 From Norway, joined Dec 2005, 2721 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2891 times:

Wow,good news for BEY ,any news about the aircraft type?i remember Nigeria Airways use to code share with MEA on the routes Lagos and Kano
Alex!!!



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User currently offlineFOMEA From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 849 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2783 times:

Quoting Cedars747 (Reply 1):
Wow,good news for BEY ,any news about the aircraft type?i remember Nigeria Airways use to code share with MEA on the routes Lagos and Kano

Most likely A340.



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User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2701 times:

Quoting FOMEA (Reply 2):
Most likely A340.

It's the only aircraft in their fleet that could operate any of these four routes.



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User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2636 times:

Good luck for VK
Lagos-dakar cost $750 + tax.
ET/MS can fly you to BEY for under $800 wonder how much they will charge



Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
User currently offlineOD720 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2003, 1925 posts, RR: 32
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2568 times:

At last MEA will have some competition on the West African route. It will only be good.

User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2565 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
User currently offlineCedars747 From Norway, joined Dec 2005, 2721 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2538 times:

Quoting Soups (Reply 6):
I think demand between BEY and west africa is saturated.

After reading your report i guess it is really saturated
Alex!!!



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User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3360 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2538 times:

Why cant Virgin Atlantic start BKK before Virgin Nigeria does?


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User currently offlineEurostarVA From Bahrain, joined May 2002, 1296 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2526 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).


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User currently offlineHB-IWC From Indonesia, joined Sep 2000, 4508 posts, RR: 72
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2505 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.


User currently offlineEurostarVA From Bahrain, joined May 2002, 1296 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2462 times:

Quoting HB-IWC (Reply 10):
When Air France was still operating here in CGK, they had a special check in desk for onward connection passengers to LOS only.

Is there really demand for flights from Indonesia to Nigeria???



If there is a will, there is a way
User currently offlineAF022 From France, joined Dec 2003, 2162 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2447 times:

The article definitely makes BEY/BKK/CDG/FRA appear as an afterthought. It hardly sounds like a top priority, more like a wish list.

I remember when RK started ABJBEY. Granted, RK was RK, but they slashed fares, scared the crap out of ME, and then dumped the flight in the end.

Is there really that much demand from BEY to LOS that isn't being served on existing routings? I doubt it.


User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2403 times:

Quoting AF022 (Reply 12):
The article definitely makes BEY/BKK/CDG/FRA appear as an afterthought. It hardly sounds like a top priority, more like a wish list.

I disagree. The way they worded makes it sound like they intend to serve those destinations in the future.

Quoting AF022 (Reply 12):
Is there really that much demand from BEY to LOS that isn't being served on existing routings? I doubt it.

They will do their homework. If they don't think there is sufficient demand for a 2nd carrier to operate the route, then they won't launch it.

I won't claim there is enough demand for them because I don't know. I haven't done the research.



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User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3236 posts, RR: 32
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2383 times:

Quoting BA (Thread starter):
It's good to see they have plans for Beirut also.

I don't know if MEA agrees with you.  biggrin  I suppose folks in MEA are not too glad to hear about getting a competitor on their lucrative West African market.



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User currently offlineVincewy From Taiwan, joined Oct 2005, 767 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2347 times:

Quoting Malaysia (Reply 8):
Why cant Virgin Atlantic start BKK before Virgin Nigeria does?

More than likely yields, consider 4 airlines are serving this route right now, BR, TG, BA and QF, VS is wise to use their valuble LHR slots for other cities.


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