AbleToFly From Denmark, joined Nov 2006, 115 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3405 times:
I remember reading somewhere long time ago (about 6 months) that EK was planning on starting a service from DXB to CPH which should have started Oct. 3rd. This didn't happen. I was looking forward to see an Emirates at CPH!
Anyone who knows the story??
AbleToFly From Denmark, joined Nov 2006, 115 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3376 times:
Right. Although I've read that United Arab Emirates says that it wasn't the problem, but that they where short of planes to service CPH. I didn't buy that comment. Hence I started this topic. Sorry if disturbing someone..
HB-IWC From Greece, joined Sep 2000, 4450 posts, RR: 74 Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3333 times:
Quoting AbleToFly (Reply 2): but that they where short of planes to service CPH. I didn't buy that comment.
You are right. You really shouldn't buy that argument, because the EK fleet is not nearly as heavily utilized as the airline wants us to believe. As it goes, EK has plenty of spare capacity at hands, and could start a DXB CPH flight tomorrow if it wanted. The airline has been facing some crew shortages, though, which at some point might have precluded it from opening new gateways, but I don't know in how far these shortages continue to exist. It seems, though, as if the next European destination will be Venice, so I guess that CPH has lost out on the much covetted Emirates service for the time being.
AbleToFly From Denmark, joined Nov 2006, 115 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3323 times:
Yes, that seems to be the sad outcome. As a note EK should have said that they, in a year, will have 100 aircrafts in service. Is that a signal, that they still consider starting this service in the future? Anyhow, I think it would have been operated by a A332. Can't think of any other option, though I wouldn't mind seing a 777.
To me Venice sound odd??
CRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2133 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3215 times:
Perhaps EK did a "possible yields"-study and found that there is little demand for premium seats, as most Scandinavians go to DXB on inclusive tour holidays and want cheaps seats, like on MyTravel 410-seat A333s...?
MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4210 posts, RR: 36 Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3155 times:
Quoting CRJ900 (Reply 6): Perhaps EK did a "possible yields"-study and found that there is little demand for premium seats
I guess the truth is somewhere in the middle. Maybe they forsaw that the cartoon problem would just push the expected yield below what's desirable, as just a few high yield Danes and Arabs would now not fly in 2006.
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?