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Emirates NCL-DXB Now Official!  
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4310 times:

http://www.newcastleairport.com/Gene.../News/emirates_announce_dubai_.htm

Finally the long rumoured service has now been confirmed.
Time for a jaunt to Dubai me thinks  Smile


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User currently offlineKevin777 From Denmark, joined Sep 2006, 1165 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4258 times:

Congratulations, NCL-people!

Can't say I'm not a bit jealous coming from Copenhagen, it must be our turn soon to have EK and we were so close!!  Sad  Sad

From the article:

"Emirates already operates 91 non-stop flights each week, or 13 each day, from the UK to Dubai – five services daily from London Heathrow, three services per day from London Gatwick, double-daily flights from Birmingham and Manchester, and a daily connection from Glasgow."

So that means almost 100 flights weekly from the UK to DXB from September (and that's just EK)! Even though it is a big market, also with all the connecting to Aus/NZ, this still seems wild to me, also considering that it's all widebody traffic, but I guess they know what they're doing.

But congrats once again, NCL. Mind you of course, that CPH owns NCL Airport, so EK has de facto some to CPH now!  Smile

Kevin777  Wink



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User currently offlineAA767400 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2363 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4258 times:

Wow, great news.

And of course AA could not make a JFK run work for them. Here's hoping that CO/DL gets into the NCL action soon.



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User currently offlineStarGoldLHR From Heard and McDonald Islands, joined Feb 2004, 1529 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4233 times:

is there really 300 seats a day demand from NCL to DXB ?
I didnt think there were 300 people in newcastle that could afford the ticket.. let alone every day.



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User currently offlineKevin777 From Denmark, joined Sep 2006, 1165 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4227 times:

Quoting AA767400 (Reply 2):
And of course AA could not make a JFK run work for them. Here's hoping that CO/DL gets into the NCL action soon

I guess a major difference between starting EK to DXB and transatlantic is that NCL probably can't go transatlantic in the winter, while DXB (or rather, connections here) will have a market year-round. But still, a CO 757 doesn't seem unlikely, at least in the summer.

Kevin777



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4216 times:

Quoting StarGoldLHR (Reply 3):
is there really 300 seats a day demand from NCL to DXB ?
I didnt think there were 300 people in newcastle that could afford the ticket.. let alone every day.

I think it will be quite popularwith the local Asian and Chinese population as well as others.
Hopefully the likes of Kuoni Holidays will offer some far east holidays from NCL using Emirates as well.
Hell, if BHX can sustain 2 x Daily flights, I'm sure NCL can sustain a single daily A330  Wink



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User currently offlineCV580Freak From Bahrain, joined Jul 2005, 1033 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4137 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Thread starter):
Time for a jaunt to Dubai me thinks

Have an evening at the Cyclone, every cab driver knows where it is  Smile

Great news for NCL



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User currently offlineVice911 From China, joined Nov 2006, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3891 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 5):

hi you couldm't be more right, i'm a Chinese student living at NCL, really looking forward to be able to fly NCL- DXB- HKG.



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User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2595 posts, RR: 29
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3839 times:

Quoting StarGoldLHR (Reply 3):
I didnt think there were 300 people in newcastle that could afford the ticket.. let alone every day.

Guessing you've never been to Newcastle with such an ignorant comment.

Quoting CV580Freak (Reply 6):
Have an evening at the Cyclone, every cab driver knows where it is

When I first moved to the UAE my mate took me there - to say that prostitution is supposed to be illegal in the UAE, it is one HUGE whore-house. Another example of Arab hypocrisy.


User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3823 times:

Quoting UK_Dispatcher (Reply 8):
When I first moved to the UAE my mate took me there - to say that prostitution is supposed to be illegal in the UAE, it is one HUGE whore-house. Another example of Arab hypocrisy.

You should know by now that anything goes in Dubai. Arab sheiks drinking alcohol for example - not a problem, you can witness it in the poshest bars  Wink

Great news for NCL and the North East.

People tend to forget that the region has a large population - Tyneside, Wearside and Teeside and is a long way from MAN or LON for long haul flights. MAN may be the main airport in the North of England, but it still a damn long journey from NCL - either by road or rail.



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3815 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 9):
People tend to forget that the region has a large population - Tyneside, Wearside and Teeside and is a long way from MAN or LON for long haul flights. MAN may be the main airport in the North of England, but it still a damn long journey from NCL - either by road or rail.

Don't forget Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway (East of Dumfries anyway) and the Borders  Wink



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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3773 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 10):
Dumfries and Galloway (East of Dumfries anyway)

Isn't that what GLA is for ?  Wink



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3752 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 11):
Isn't that what GLA is for ? Wink

Aye, but east of Dumfries, it's quicker to get to NCL than GLA



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User currently offlineRdwootty From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 904 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3494 times:

The main thing to remember is it is not a flight to Dubai.... It is a connecting flight to ??? places with many connections that are not easy from most airports. Watch out BA connectors as they will fly away to Emirates.

User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3489 times:

Quoting Rdwootty (Reply 13):
The main thing to remember is it is not a flight to Dubai.... It is a connecting flight to ??? places with many connections that are not easy from most airports. Watch out BA connectors as they will fly away to Emirates.

Indeed. As I said earlier, I can see a few Pakistani's/Indians/Chinese/Australians using this service also



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User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1778 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3474 times:

Quoting StarGoldLHR (Reply 3):
is there really 300 seats a day demand from NCL to DXB ?
I didnt think there were 300 people in newcastle that could afford the ticket.. let alone every day.

My friend works at NCL as a dispatcher and I was talking to him about this when the rumours started to spread. He also agreed that there would be a lot of Chinese, Pakistani, Indian and Arabs taking up the option of flying woth EK. At the moment they mostly connect with KL through AMS.

This will give them a much better option though, probably cheaper as well

Lee



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User currently offlineAnt72LBA From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 414 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3430 times:

Couple of quick queries:

1. Anyone know off-hand how many connections from NCL there are to airports with direct flights to DXB - e.g. LHR, AMS? Will a daily flight to DXB impact on any of these enough to result in cut-backs of multiple daily connections - for example - AMS reducing from 4/daily to 3/daily?
2. In terms of passengers/annum where did NCL stand in the league table of European airports without an EK DXB service? If it wasn't top there must be a reason why it has jumped to the top of EKs list - subsidy from airport, confidence in yields, freight???


User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7379 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3398 times:
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Quoting Ant72LBA (Reply 16):
it wasn't top there must be a reason why it has jumped to the top of EKs list

Probably due to

Quoting Sketty222 (Reply 15):
a lot of Chinese, Pakistani, Indian and Arabs taking up the option of flying with EK

.

(Edited quote to correct typo!)

Add in the prospect of more passengers heading to Australasia from the NCL catchment area and you can see an awful lot of connecting traffic. Perhaps other European destinations do not offer the same potential for getting passengers on to their DXB connections, and are thus a little bit more reliant on the local "airport"-DXB-"airport" market.


User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1778 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3118 times:

I called EK today to see how much their cheapest fare to DXB on the Inaugaural flight was. I was quoted £512.00 per pax inc taxes.

Their website still isnt't working either so I cant check prices online.

Lee



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User currently offlineCwldude From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 691 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2966 times:

Well done Newcastle! It's a route we're still waiting for down here at CWL!

Hope it manages to work out for you  Smile



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27000 posts, RR: 57
Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2694 times:

Great news for NCL !!! Newcastle and Dubai ...two great cities!!!

User currently offlineORDRyan28 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 988 posts, RR: 16
Reply 21, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2569 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Thread starter):
Emirates NCL-DXB Now Official!

If only that said "Emirates ORD-DXB Now Official!"

...one day  Big grin



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 22, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2531 times:

Quoting Sketty222 (Reply 18):
I called EK today to see how much their cheapest fare to DXB on the Inaugaural flight was. I was quoted £512.00 per pax inc taxes.

Their website still isnt't working either so I cant check prices online.

Should be able to get it for around £385 return until March 31st
http://www.newcastleairport.com/Gene..._TO_CELEBRATE_NEWCASTLE_LAUNCH.htm



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