B742 From UK - England, joined Mar 2005, 3761 posts, RR: 20 Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 8343 times:
Good to have four new destinations announced; Geneva has also been anounced. Seems a fourth UK destination has been delayed once again.
I'm sure ARN will please a few Scandinavians
I will translate the main info from the article:
Quote: "The source said that the 2007 will be a busy year of the country includes expansions to the network its operations and the rapid pace of of flights and the number of aircraft in the fleet and that the company will be launched inter of trips to a number of the new stations in which would increase the effectiveness of the operations of the company the future, explaining that the the city of Lagos the Nigerian will be one of the stations that will join the network country soon in order to create various options for travelers moving to the African continent also LAUNCHES country also FLIGHTS TO Ho Chi Minh City Vietnamese, as well as the management trips to the American capital Washington and New York City in the framework of its expansion towards the North America."
The source said that the country will operate flights to the current year to Geneva and the city of Warsaw and the Stockholm to beavailable springboard of flights to these destinations would strengthen the network of operations of the company and entrench Mkanthaatmezh on the division to international airlines, Mushir out that the country will expand in April of the current year from its operations through India through, the addition of two fronts. New posts and raise the absorptive capacity for flights leavingj the current to India in order to join the network operations of the company each from the towns of to Chennai the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu South India and Gujarat the capital of Ahmed Abad west of India and will serve the country both from those two destinations seven times a week.
The source said that the fleet Airways country will join a number of new Airbus and Boeing will recognize the first harbingers of the Boeing 777 with the end of 2007, Field Marshal that the expansion of the country's fleet will enhance the status of the country as one of the fastest airlines countries in the world, serving the country is currently 71 and the global Doha across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Indian subcontinent and the Far East."
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12168 posts, RR: 35 Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 8016 times:
Interesting choice, Warsaw; Bucharest was the rumoured E European destination, but I think WAW makes more sense. It will be the first M Eastern airline there.
Glasgow was rumoured, but I guess that's out until next year. Hopefully, Dublin will figure in the 2008 list as well.
When is the new airport supposed to open? Is it 2009? The current one is quite cramped (to put it mildly), so I wonder how much more capacity they throw at it.
Incidentally, in relation to the new Premium Class terminal, how does this actually work? Are F and C pax from flights taken down to cars (or minibuses?) on the apron and driven over to the terminal (or vice versa, for departures).
Quoting Jfk777 (Reply 13): JFK seems a natural since so many people from that part of the world go to New York.
The route has been planned for a long time and I believe one of the reasons the A340-642HGW was ordered was in order to make the flight possible. I believe the route was planned for summer 2007 but no further news has been mentioned. I wouldn't be surprised if a date for IAD was announced first since it is a better connection airport.
Behramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4657 posts, RR: 43 Reply 16, posted (6 years 11 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 7428 times:
I wouldnt be surprised to see WAW flown initially with an A 319LR as QR uses that aircraft to develop new markets that it feels have low density demand and then later upgrade to an AB6. Excellent example case is analyzing the development of their Moscow bound flights which started with an A 319 and now is sees an AB6.
As for IAD, I believe that its going to be launched after NYC. The latter is scheduled for an April launch but no one for sure knows whether QR has chosen JFK over their originally prefered choice EWR. The latter would be better especially since AMD is being launched to in late spring.
Both IAD nonstop and even via GVA makes a lot of commercial sense...but remember in the summer season i.e. June-Sept, GVA can stand on its own due to the multitude of Arabs who go on holiday there. Just examine how full SVs and KUs flights are to GVA in the summer and you'll know.
As for ARN, I expect it to start off initially with an AB6 3 times a week and then upgrade itself based upon loads, yields etc.
United777atGU From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 183 posts, RR: 1 Reply 17, posted (6 years 11 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 7330 times:
QR had a 343 at IAD during November or December, and it was here for sometime--like a week or so. Great to see another airline here at IAD. I wonder how will they go daily? I also wonder how will it affect SV?? We need a S* terminal to magically appear, right now.
QatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1684 posts, RR: 7 Reply 20, posted (6 years 11 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6890 times:
Personally, I believe LAX is the secret market for Middle East airlines including EK, QR, EY, and SV. There is definetly a demand to go to LAX from the Middle East and to the sub-continent. Most of the passengers just end up in London and change planes to go to LAX.
On another note, why did QR delay Lagos, where it was scheduled to begin services January 3?
JoKeR From Serbia, joined Nov 2004, 2213 posts, RR: 9 Reply 21, posted (6 years 11 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6884 times:
Quoting QatarA340 (Thread starter): Qatar Airways said in a statement I read in an Arabic newspaper that in 2007, it plans to serve 9 destinations, including Stockholm, Washington DC, and Warsaw.
People, people, people, take this with a pinch... ahh what the heck, a TON of salt!
QR is famous for their new routes publicity stunts. Remember the launch of Naigpur, Bucharest, Washington... sorry JFK... NO Washington... then there was Australia - actually nope, didn't get the Oz rights either... What about Addis Ababa... uppps, that one is through the window as well...
Kevin777 From Denmark, joined Sep 2006, 1155 posts, RR: 1 Reply 23, posted (6 years 11 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6777 times:
First of all.. Congrats to ARN, if it really comes true (this is still "plans to", right?). Nice to finally see one of the three (EY,QR, EK) in Scandinavia.
However, and not just to be a Danish a.netter defending CPH! : I can't help wondering a bit about choosing ARN over CPH - I know that CPH isn't the heart of the world, but the O/D market is bigger at CPH, and if they're going for, Star possibilties at CPH are also way bigger than at ARN. CPH is, although it might not be of too big significance, also 45 mins closer to DOH.
Now I can't help thinking that maybe the year-old cartoon crisis is still lurking in the background - and starting a route to Denmark might not be appreciated in the Arab world. More than a few times I have seen people on a.net (not just Danes!) questioning EK's withdrawal of their CPH-route they were to start in Sep 06M; although EK says it was commercial reasons only, including lack of AC, many doubt it. Could there still be politics in the new, modern M.E. carriers..?? Just a thought..??
"I was waiting for you at DFW, but you must have been in LUV" CPH-GOT-CPH-GOT-CPH-GOT-CPH...