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EK To USA Update 2007  
User currently offlineJDFlyVC10 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 99 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4117 times:

Hello Again World,

Had a nice chat with my Exec. friend from EK USA, and he has an update for me.

Due to there current fleet  Wink Emirates will stay away from the west coast of the USA in 2007, but will start serivce to 2 cities this year. He would only say the "East Coast" and Texas.

So my guess is IAD and IAH...Anyone else?

All the best...JD


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User currently offlineDa man From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 887 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4110 times:

EK to IAH has already been announced and there is a thread in this forum. IIRC, it will be on the 777-200LR and will not start daily but will eventually be upgraded to daily once enough aircraft arrive. I want to say 3 times a week at first.


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User currently offlineBoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4091 times:

Starts 3rd December, 2007... 3x weekly. Going to daily 1st Feb. 2008.

EK211: Departs Dubai (DXB) at 09:05 hrs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and arrives Houston (IAH) 16:10hrs
EK212: Departs Houston at 18:25 hrs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and arrives Dubai at 19:35 hrs the next day, all on 772LR metal.



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User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3089 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3905 times:

Quoting JDFlyVC10 (Thread starter):
"East Coast"

First I thought ORD would be next destination along with IAH. But "East Coast" shouts out IAD to me, unless they go for EWR for some strange reason. EK has a habit of going to neighbouring airports, (LGW LHR).

Quoting JDFlyVC10 (Thread starter):
USA in 2007

If they are getting two new routes in 2007, that means it's either coming in december, or IAH will be the third destination, not second.

-CXfirst



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User currently offlineUAEflyer From United Arab Emirates, joined Nov 2006, 1160 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3805 times:

EK is watching the USA aviation very carefully
a friend of mine who works in EK headquarter in Dubai, told me that the airline recruited 5 full-time employees just to study the American markets (North & South America).
I believe their expansion will be based of studies and analysis

All the best EK, one day you will be the aviation leader


User currently offlineRonerone From Jordan, joined Aug 2004, 1675 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3781 times:

Quoting JDFlyVC10 (Thread starter):
Due to there current fleet Emirates will stay away from the west coast of the USA in 2007

This is an opportunity for EY to jump in and take LAX  Smile

R



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User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4917 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3618 times:

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 3):
EK has a habit of going to neighbouring airports, (LGW LHR).

Well London merits this dual service as it is a huge city, slots are hard to come by even with EK's bottomless abank account and they are picking up enough traffic.

Quoting UAEflyer (Reply 4):
EK is watching the USA aviation very carefully
a friend of mine who works in EK headquarter in Dubai, told me that the airline recruited 5 full-time employees just to study the American markets (North & South America).

On top of this they are recruiting Spanish speaking FAs with major interview session going on in Paraguay, Nicaragua and Honduras.

YOWza



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User currently offlineUAEflyer From United Arab Emirates, joined Nov 2006, 1160 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3577 times:

Quoting YOWza (Reply 6):
On top of this they are recruiting Spanish speaking FAs with major interview session going on in Paraguay, Nicaragua and Honduras.

They are coming, there is no doubt about that, but i think that there will not be direct effect on the USA airlines because there is no flights operated by americans to the Gulf region


User currently offlineHigherflyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3391 times:

Quoting UAEflyer (Reply 7):
because there is no flights operated by americans to the Gulf region

That is until May when DL starts their nonstop ATL-DXB route.


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33276 posts, RR: 71
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3358 times:

Quoting Higherflyer (Reply 8):
Quoting UAEflyer (Reply 7):
because there is no flights operated by americans to the Gulf region

That is until May when DL starts their nonstop ATL-DXB route.

Delta isn't the first. United Airlines flies Washington-Kuwait City.



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User currently offlineBlueElephant From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 1813 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3173 times:

Thinking about EK and their Hub and Spoke system....

One of my first guesses would be ORD, IAH and IAD.

These locations have a high number of people from the Sub Continent (Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka...)
and with departure times from the US similar to JFK's departure time will yield great connection times to these countries.

My guess is they'll go into IAD, as AI some time ago.

However, with Etihad's increasing flights to India, I'd bet that, if EK starts to IAD...then EY will start to ORD...and vice versa.


User currently offline102IAHexpress From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1156 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2870 times:

In a recent development Halliburton is moving its corporate headquarters to Dubai while maintaining a corporate office in Houston. In my opinion IAH DXB has now become a certified cash cow months before launch.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/4620201.html


User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2728 times:

No doubt that after the Halliburton move, IAH-DXB will become a priority for Continental.

It will have to be in 2009, however.

NS


User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2684 times:

Quoting Gigneil (Reply 12):
It will have to be in 2009, however

To coincide witth the arrival of the first 788, no doubt.


User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2608 times:

No doubt.

Personally, I would think 1 daily 787-800 total would be the right amount of capacity, and Continental would be the right carrier for the job.

However, with Emirates flying the route with a 777-200LR, they will no doubt depress the yield Continental would be able to get.

Yet again, however, I might be wrong and there is sufficient demand to fill both, in which case Continental can command a yield premium on a much cheaper cost base.

NS


User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2533 times:

CO will have the connecting traffic and the IAH corporate accounts in its favor.....EK will have the business of the DXB-based corporations with operations in the IAH area most likely...overall, I think both can be successful, as there's tons of oil-driven business demand in the Houston area.

User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 16, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2234 times:

I would now hazard to guess said route would be a 787-9.  Smile

NS


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