HBJZA From Switzerland, joined Jan 2006, 380 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3955 times:
One year ago or so, EK was planning to fly to/from GVA but postponed the launch date do to shortage of aircraft (if I'm not mistaken). Since I haven't heard a thing about it.
If anyone have news about it whether it's still in project or if it has been completely forgotten ?
Thanks in advance and sorry if this has already been discussed.
HB-IWC From Indonesia, joined Sep 2000, 4591 posts, RR: 70
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3848 times:
There is no shortage of aircraft at Emirates. Rather, the airline's utilization rates are on the lowish end of industry standard, and I'm pretty sure that EK could squeeze in a daily GVA roundtrip tomorrow if it so decides. As said, EK is planning a second daily ZRH rotation, so I doubt whether GVA is on the airline's short term priority list.
LTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 14137 posts, RR: 47
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3720 times:
Quoting RootsAir (Reply 1): This must have been the stupidest excuse ever brought by EK.
Actually it was not that bad of an excuse. The launch of DXB-HAM was also postponed because of that and now, one year after the launch was first postponed, EK is due to start it's third DXB-JFK flight and through HAM. I recall there was a strike over at Boeing back then, which delayed deliveries of their 77Ws and virtually "screwed" EK's fleet planning.
Quoting RootsAir (Reply 1): Too bad because I'd rather have EK than A9 around.