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Will EK Compete With DL On The DXB-ATL Route?  
User currently offlineGlobalflyer From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 925 posts, RR: 3
Posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5323 times:

Hi all... just wondering after the annoucement by DL on new nonstop 777 service ATL-DXB if EK will compete? I have heard a list of cities that EK has on its North American "wishlist" including SFO, IAH, ORD, YYZ, etc but never ATL. Since EK are not in a global alliance I do not see any feed out of ATL but only on their end out of DXB. Appreciate your thoughts.


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User currently offlineDeltaDAWG From United States of America, joined May 2006, 776 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5269 times:

I said in another thread that DL needs to have some sort of codeshare with an airline there at DXB to really make this route work. I believe you will see some codeshare flights on both ends in order to make this a successful route for DL and a good opportunity for both feeder business and gateway into N. America for EK.

If it works out well for both, could it lead EK to joining SkyTeam?



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User currently offlineFewsolarge From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5160 times:

Heck no, they won't double up to ATL. And DL can probably do fine on the route without connecting traffic on the DXB end. Although they'd be smart to try to get some. SkyTeam, if EK is even interested in an alliance, could be an interesting choice. Having MH on board would make it much more attractive.

User currently offlineAirbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8212 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5132 times:

They will compete indirectly, in the sense that both EK and DL will make it possible to travel between Dubai and many cities in the US, with only one stop.

User currently offlinePapatango From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5059 times:

Quoting Airbazar (Reply 3):

Yes but only one can offer same carrier service to these cities! DELTA!


User currently offlineRwSEA From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 3077 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4975 times:

Quoting Globalflyer (Thread starter):
Hi all... just wondering after the annoucement by DL on new nonstop 777 service ATL-DXB if EK will compete? I have heard a list of cities that EK has on its North American "wishlist" including SFO, IAH, ORD, YYZ, etc but never ATL. Since EK are not in a global alliance I do not see any feed out of ATL but only on their end out of DXB. Appreciate your thoughts.

No way - DL is going to be relying on it's connecting feed from the US and possibly Latin America to feed this flight. ATL has almost no O&D traffic to DXB. If EK were starting the route, the main users of the flight would be ATL-based pax going to the Middle East or India, and there are very few of those.


User currently offlineDeltaDAWG From United States of America, joined May 2006, 776 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4875 times:

This could lead to a win-win situation for both companies with feeding and connection possibilities for both. DL with further W. Asian/Indian/African connections and EK with N. American/Caribbean/Latin America connections through two of the largest airports in the world.

If I were Grinstein I would be on the first flight to DXB to pound out a deal as soon as possible.

Just my $.02



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User currently offline777boi From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 134 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4843 times:

EK and DL already codeshare on some flights out of LGW, so maybe we could see some sort of codeshare agreement on outbound flights from DXB. It will be a very welcome sight to see a US carrier on ground here in DXB.

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