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EK Starts Nagoya On 1st Of June 2006  
User currently offlineEK156 From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2005, 765 posts, RR: 3
Posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3138 times:

As you all might know, Emirates is going to start flying to Nagoya, Japan as of the 1st of June 2006. This is the second city in Japan for EK. Seems they are doing very well on the Japan Sector. I think it's mostly Cargo.

Does anyone know if EK will be adding a third city in Japan like HND or NRT any time soon? Or are there any other Japanese cities to be added in the pipeline?

Also are we going to see EY and QR follow suit?

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User currently offlineHB-IWC From Indonesia, joined Sep 2000, 4504 posts, RR: 71
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3098 times:

It's about time they are starting to operate the route. They have had the rights for quite some time now but they postponed the flight in favor of a second daily JFK rotation, for which they needed the A345 frame. Now they're about to operate NGO with B772s. Many believe that EK was not planning on operating into NGO earlier and only applied for the route in order to prevent other Gulf carriers from getting their hands on the traffic rights.

User currently offlineEK156 From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2005, 765 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2828 times:

Hmmmm. Interesting! I can't see QR or EY flying to NGO or any other Japanese destination anytime soon. QR already flies to Osaka, but I can't see them flying to any other destination soon. For that I think EK is way ahead of them!

Then again QR flies to Beijing and Shanghai - where as EK only flies to Shanghai for now.

We shall have to wait and see


User currently offlineUpperDeck79 From Finland, joined Feb 2005, 1139 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2783 times:

Quoting EK156 (Thread starter):
As you all might know, Emirates is going to start flying to Nagoya, Japan as of the 1st of June 2006. This is the second city in Japan for EK. Seems they are doing very well on the Japan Sector. I think it's mostly Cargo.

AY starts NGO on June 3rd, so there will be nice competition on the Europe-Nagoya route.

Quoting EK156 (Thread starter):
Does anyone know if EK will be adding a third city in Japan like HND or NRT any time soon? Or are there any other Japanese cities to be added in the pipeline?

HND is, of course, out of the question as the only international flight allowed at HND is Seoul-Gimpo (not ICN). And EK hasn't been able to get any slots from NRT (which I'm very greatful for, since AY has been trying to get more than twice weekly for almost 20 years now...).



AY and ANA rock!
User currently offlineCarpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2954 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2781 times:

EK can't fly to NRT because of the slot problem. The earliest date that EK would be allowed into NRT would be 2009/2010 when the second runway gets lengthened to 2500m.

Outside of NGO & KIX, there is no market for them. If demand warrants, a second daily DXB-KIX could be established, but first the current daily would likely upgauged to a 773ER or A380 when they get a few delivered. I am sure the first few A380s will be put on much more higher demand LHR or SYD runs.


User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2710 times:

I am totally thrilled about this flight and the AY one. Prices to Europe are just too high. For years we only had LH, then JL/AF started CDG (But that is high priced too). Now we will get EK and AY which will give us yet more options.

EK's flight will start as a 772ER and then be upgraded to a A345 in September.

Not as important but it was announced this week that Eva Air will start TPE-NGO 5x week from July 10 and CI will start KHH-NGO 2x week from July 2.

This will bring 6 carriers (CI, EG, EL, CX, UA and BR) operating flights to Taiwan.

NGO is slowly growing into a nice little place to fly in and out of. Now all we need are a few more flights to North America.



Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!
User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7582 posts, RR: 42
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2673 times:

Quoting Centrair (Reply 5):
Now all we need are a few more flights to North America.

Well, AM is slated to start MEX-TIJ-NGO this summer. Service would be 2x weekly using a 772ER.



Next flights: MEX-GRU (AM 77E), GRU-GIG (JJ A320), SDU-CGH (G3 73H), GRU-MEX (JJ A332).
User currently offlineEmirates777 From Tanzania, joined Feb 2000, 655 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2628 times:

Emirates is unlikely to add any additional destinations in Japan aside from NRT. As has been mentioned earlier in this thread, the only reason why EK cannot start NRT is due to lack of available slots. Of course, a revision in the bilateral would also be required -- but i dont think it will be a problem.

The KIX route may not have big volumes but it does get good high yield traffic (O&D and connecting - esp. to Africa). As a result I would not be surprised if they add a 2nd daily (again bilateral revision permitting), before they add bigger aircraft. The most the route goes up to is a B777-300ER -- but this is not likely until 2008/9 when the enough 77Ws featuring the first class suites and J class flat beds are delivered. The existing batch of A380s doesnt include any allocated to KIX.

For NGO spotters, the route will commence with a B772ER low density in June, and upgrade to a daily in July using a mix of B772ER and A345. However on 1 September the route will upgrade to a daily B777-300ER (using A6-EBQ and A6-EBR) before switching to an A340-500 at the end of October. The reason for this is that the switch over of the JFK service - EK203/4 to B77W has been delayed. Note that A6-EBQ and A6-EBR will feature the "suites" in F class and the new J class flat beds.

Rgds
Emirates777


User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2610 times:

Quoting EddieDude (Reply 6):
Well, AM is slated to start MEX-TIJ-NGO this summer. Service would be 2x weekly using a 772ER.

Can't believe that slipped my mind. That will give us a new connection to North America and South America. Do we have a date for that to start yet? Is it July?



Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!
User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7582 posts, RR: 42
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2602 times:

Quoting Centrair (Reply 8):
Do we have a date for that to start yet?

Originally, it was going to start as early as June, but I think the date has been moved back. Since I don't think the flights are yet loaded to the system, I would not expect the flight to launch earlier than August 1st, and I would also not be surprised to see AM move the date back some more.



Next flights: MEX-GRU (AM 77E), GRU-GIG (JJ A320), SDU-CGH (G3 73H), GRU-MEX (JJ A332).
User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2577 times:

I will try to get some photos of EK, AY, and AM when they start here. I hope all of these services can be successful.


Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!
User currently offlineHB-IWC From Indonesia, joined Sep 2000, 4504 posts, RR: 71
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2483 times:

Quoting EddieDude (Reply 6):
Well, AM is slated to start MEX-TIJ-NGO this summer.

Much as I would like to see the establishment of that route (I would probably use it pretty soon), I cannot possibly believe that AM will indeed operate MEX NGO this summer. No formal announcement has been made, and the flights are not loaded in the CRS.


User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8153 posts, RR: 26
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2374 times:

I'll be sure to get out there and get some new photos of our NGO newcomers as well. I have a few April gems in the queue as we speak  Wink

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If you need someone to blame / throw a rock in the air / you'll hit someone guilty
User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 20
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2261 times:

Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 12):
I'll be sure to get out there and get some new photos of our NGO newcomers as well. I have a few April gems in the queue as we speak

Did you get out there get a picture?

I won't be out at NGO till August. Hoping to get EK and AY photos then.

EK, AY, BR, AM and now we have rumors of El Al! Way to Go Chubu! Way to go Yukihisa Hirano!



Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!
User currently offlineLuis777 From Mexico, joined Aug 2004, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2123 times:

Quoting HB-IWC (Reply 11):
Much as I would like to see the establishment of that route (I would probably use it pretty soon), I cannot possibly believe that AM will indeed operate MEX NGO this summer. No formal announcement has been made, and the flights are not loaded in the CRS.

Well my friend, you have to believe it, today we are having a meeting about the route specifications from MEX-NGO via TIJ, we are going to discuss the possible destination and enroute alternates, route system on the North Pacific, requirements, regulations and training for the flight crew. There is also a delay to start operations, now they are talking about first half of October.

Regards LG


User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7582 posts, RR: 42
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2115 times:

Quoting Luis777 (Reply 14):
now they are talking about first half of October

Quite expected I must say. But it may not be so bad if this gives AM sufficient time to pursue additional pax and cargo contracts (AM already secured Toyota as a customer, right?) and to advertise the flight both in Mexico and in Japan.

Luis, any idea if AM will offer discounts for train tickets between Nagoya or Tokyo (or something to help its passengers get to Tokyo), or if it will try to find someone to codeshare with in flights to/from NGO?

Can you give us more details after the meeting Luis?



Next flights: MEX-GRU (AM 77E), GRU-GIG (JJ A320), SDU-CGH (G3 73H), GRU-MEX (JJ A332).
User currently offlineLuis777 From Mexico, joined Aug 2004, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2080 times:

Quoting EddieDude (Reply 15):
Can you give us more details after the meeting Luis?

We only talked about operational issues like routes, alternates and training because I'm on the operational/training area. Actually I don't know about marketing and codeshares but I've heard that really there is a market, specially cargo. If I've got further information I'll let you know.

Regards

LG


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