QatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1913 posts, RR: 6 Posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2839 times:
Quote: Jazeera Airways establishes second hub in Dubai
Kuwait-based Jazeera Airways K.S.C, the Middle East's first and only private scheduled airline, today announced the establishment of a second hub in Dubai, making it the only low-fare airline operating out of Dubai International Airport.
The airline, which flies a brand new fleet of Airbus A320s powered by new CFM engines and fitted with all-leather seats, launched the new hub with direct flights from Dubai to Bahrain, Kuwait, Mumbai, Kochi, New Delhi, Muscat, and Salalah.
DXB is getting more and more congested! I think this move is a total mistake as Jazeera Airways is brand sparkling new, and having two hubs will increase costs by a lot! Look at GF and what happened to them over the years.
Errr, not quite! It was established in 2004. It has also built a decent network of flights from its KWI base. And its brand-awareness is always increasing.
Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 1): good luck to them to try building up a hub at DXB with EK
It won't building a hub at DXB. It'll be building a base based on point-to-point flying, just like it does from its KWI base. And I suspect, if it prices its flights similar to those from KWI, it'll be very popular: flying to/from DXB within the Middle East is almost always very expensive (e.g. return all-in with EK in April to BAH with a flight time of just over 1 hour is 362 GBP, and 192 GBP to DOH which is a flight of less than 1 hour). The only issue I presently have is its intention to fly to BOM - a very popular route but one on which there is considerable competition. Will that be profitable? Who knows? What will Air Arabia's impact from its near-by SHJ base be on it?
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BigTom From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2006, 597 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2703 times:
Beginning point-to-point ops from DXB makes sense when you take into account the large number of low-income expats that live there. Air Arabia and AIX have been doing well from SHJ and DXB respectively. Jazeera could very well become a viable option as their visibility is increasing.
Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 2): flying to/from DXB within the Middle East is almost always very expensive (e.g. return all-in with EK in April to BAH with a flight time of just over 1 hour is 362 GBP, and 192 GBP to DOH which is a flight of less than 1 hour).
You're right, which is why Air Arabia is doing well on inter-GCC flights. Jazeera too should do well there.
Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 2): The only issue I presently have is its intention to fly to BOM - a very popular route but one on which there is considerable competition. Will that be profitable? Who knows? What will Air Arabia's impact from its near-by SHJ base be on it?
Yeah maybe not BOM, but they should do well if they can fly to COK, TRV etc both Air Arabia and AIX do rather well on these routes.
EK156 From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2005, 765 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2639 times:
I don't think Al Jazeera Airways is doing a mistake. They are preparing for the future.... and DXB and JXB is the future. Once JXB is ready with the LLC terminals, I am sure Al Jazeera will transfer their flights to that hub. DXB will be more for Emirates.
I truly believe that Al Jazeera will not be the only LLC to start a hub out of Dubai. I can see atleast 3 to 4 more LLC's starting hubs in JXB in the future... remember them last statisics said that airline industry is set to more than double in the Middle East by 2015
Fly2CHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2615 times:
Quoting QatarA340 (Thread starter): DXB is getting more and more congested! I think this move is a total mistake as Jazeera Airways is brand sparkling new, and having two hubs will increase costs by a lot!
I disagree. They will be operating on a low cost model and will be tapping into a huge market. The biggest losers will be Air Arabia who no longer will have an edge with their hub being 20kms and at times a hiddious drive away.
COEI2007 From Vanuatu, joined Jan 2007, 1912 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2289 times:
I think this is a good move. Everybody is saying, ''DXB and EK, they're setting themselves up for failure'', however EK can be expensive for short flights in the Gulf, and clearly Jazeera have seen the potential to grow. Good for them! EK isnt the be all and end all, and airlines CAN compete againts them effectively whilst making money!!!
777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 6845 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2088 times:
Vigin's subsidiaries do not need that decal that would offend some cultures Virgin Nigeria dont have it, Virgin America wont if they start flying, Pacific Blue dont, Virgin Express didnt, Virgin Sun didnt, Virgin Blue didnt initially it was added much later.