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Emirates' Next UK Destination  
User currently offlineMANisnumber1 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 70 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 6979 times:

Hey Guys

Does anyone have any ideas on Emirates' next UK Destination??

So far we have:

LHR - 5x Daily (B77W, B772, A332)
LGW- 3x Daily (not sure of aircraft, B77W?, B772?)
MAN- 2x Daily (B77W)
BHX- 2x Daily (B77W, A332?)
GLA- 1x Daily (B77W)
and soon to be NCL- 1x Daily (A332)

I heard somwhere that EK were interested in BRS but there was a runway constraint. Could they possibly start EDI, EMA, STN or maybe( a big maybe!) even EXT?

I assume that LPL is too close to MAN to generate a good yield and passenger loads?

I'd be interested to know what you guys think. It's always nice to see regional airports get landmark routes such as Dubai!

MANisnumber1


U2 MAN-ALC-MAN, BA MAN-LHR-SFO, BA SEA-LHR-MAN...Summer 2010!
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User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 6844 times:

Quoting MANisnumber1 (Thread starter):

LGW- 3x Daily (not sure of aircraft, B77W?, B772?)

1)Welcome to A.net mate.. Smile
2)LGW-DXB 2x A332 and 1X B77W...



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User currently offlineEmiratesUK From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 288 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 6795 times:

Before EK introduce a new U.K route I think we will see the following...

New evening flight for GLA, bringing this to x2 daily.

Third daily service for MAN most likley an early morning departure ex MAN

Upgrade of evening service for BHX to 772 or 77w

then we may see a new service for EDI, I do recall EDI almost got the GLA service when EK were looking at Scotland... so they do stand a good chance of a service before the likes of BRS, EXT

the options are endless really, they could look at ABZ, STN, CWL, EXT but I do think EDI will be next.


I also think EK will introduce a new service to ADL now they have the extra frequencies.

Good luck to EK they are a great airline and its nice to have an airline that supports the regions!!



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User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 6795 times:

Personaly I would love to see Emirates begin STN, although London is already well served by EK.

Although Dublin is not in the UK; I would consider it a strong contendor for the next UK & Ireland route.

EDI is perhaps the most likely from the list you provided; however this may require a downgrade of the GLA route.

On a side note; I would love to see CO return to STN aswell as a new DXB route from EK  Smile

Rob!  wave 


User currently offlineEmirates029 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6634 times:

I'd love for it to be STN!

User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4920 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6628 times:

In my opinion, the following would be good options for EK

STN
CWL
DSA

In my opinion EMA is too close to BHX and EDI is too close to GLA and NCL



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User currently offlineEmirates029 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6622 times:

Quoting Humberside (Reply 5):

Doncaster??? Random...I dont think that would make any sense at all!


User currently offlineEKSkycargo370 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6585 times:

Could anyone see more flights into LHR in addition to the 5 frequencies they already have?

User currently offlineEmirates029 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6585 times:

Quoting EKSkycargo370 (Reply 7):

Easily. Heathrow's the flagship route of EK isn't it? Flights are nearly always full!


User currently offlineMainMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 2097 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6500 times:

Quoting Emirates029 (Reply 6):
Doncaster??? Random...I dont think that would make any sense at all!

EK to DSA isn't as crazy as it sounds. It's one of England's more accessible airports and sits bang in the middle of multicultural Yorkshire/Humberside/East Midlands with a population in excess of that of Scotland.

I've always thought that DSA is one to watch. It didn't take the airport long to attract long-haul charters.


User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6497 times:

EK will do good for EMA-DXB due to the massive indian community in Derby (Normanton area) and Leicester(Belgrave road).


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User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4121 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 6475 times:

I can see LGW being reduced in capacity once EK's DXB-IAH route opens, and more so if CO move their IAH flights to LHR. Many people use these flights to connect from DXB-IAH and vice versa, and these pax will be lost once the direct service comes in. I'd suspect that it would go down to 3x daily A330.

User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 59
Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 6407 times:

Quoting Emirates029 (Reply 8):
Easily. Heathrow's the flagship route of EK isn't it? Flights are nearly always full!

...flyin' on this route in a few weeks.. bigthumbsup 



"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineEmirates029 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6316 times:

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 12):
...flyin' on this route in a few weeks.. bigthumbsup

Not bad! Do you know which flight you'll be on? The a/c type (and therefore, service) can vary.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26978 posts, RR: 57
Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6279 times:

Quoting MANisnumber1 (Thread starter):
heard somwhere that EK were interested in BRS but there was a runway constraint

Didnt EK serve BRS at one point and then stop it ???? I thought they flew to BRS.

Id like to see DUB but we already have GF and soon EY so it make be over capacity if EK came in even with the population of the North and South of the Island taken into account.

EMA,CWL,STN would be my shortlist.

Just done a mini trip report on EK MAN-DXB-MAN J Class EK (by OA260 Mar 26 2007 in Trip Reports)

Excellent service.


User currently offlineA380Heavy From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6280 times:

Quoting Humberside (Reply 5):
In my opinion EMA is too close to BHX and EDI is too close to GLA and NCL

Distance from EMA to BHX is 37.2 miles

Distance from LGW to LHR (Terminal 3) is 43.81 miles

A difference of 6.61 miles so I don't agree that EMA's proximity to BHX is an issue.

Quoting Soups (Reply 10):
EK will do good for EMA-DXB due to the massive Indian community in Derby (Normanton area) and Leicester(Belgrave road).

Absolutely right, there is huge potential in the East Midlands due to its ethnic diversity - Leicester/shire was the first city/county (can't remember which now) where the white population is now the ethnic minority.

I had heard that Emirates would not use EMA though due to the lack of air bridges, however, it doesn't stop them flying into places like Male in the Maldives which is much smaller than EMA and also has no air bridges.

It would be incredibly nice to see a regular T7 flight in to EMA - purely from an enthusiasts perspective!!  Smile



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User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 59
Reply 16, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6272 times:

Quoting Emirates029 (Reply 13):

Not bad! Do you know which flight you'll be on? The a/c type (and therefore, service) can vary.

absolutely...I will be on EK-29....their B773....though I'm trying to get on EK1-their B773ER's.... yes 

.....actually its EK-605 then EK-29 for now...KHI-DXB-LHR....

..two of my aunts and two of my cousins are going to be on EK206/604(JFK-HAM-DXB-KHI) and EK 204/606(JFK-DXB-KHI)...I persuaded them to fly on the B773ER's  bigthumbsup ....



"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineEmirates029 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6260 times:

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 16):
absolutely...I will be on EK-29....their B773....though I'm trying to get on EK1-their B773ER's.... yes

.....actually its EK-605 then EK-29 for now...KHI-DXB-LHR....

..two of my aunts and two of my cousins are going to be on EK206/604(JFK-HAM-DXB-KHI) and EK 204/606(JFK-DXB-KHI)...I persuaded them to fly on the B773ER's bigthumbsup ....

And my username is Emirates029....nice coincidence  Wink

Someone mentioned DUB earlier. Not sure if its true but I heard EK mgt were kicking themselves for not tapping into that market before EI, EY and GF did.


User currently offlineEI321 From Iraq, joined Jul 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6255 times:

Quoting B742 (Reply 3):
Although Dublin is not in the UK; I would consider it a strong contendor for the next UK & Ireland route.

Do you think EK might consider routing some flights to the USA via DUB?


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 19, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6216 times:

The major part of the country which is missing an EK service is the South West and Wales; applicable airports would be SOU/BOU area, BRS, CWL, or EXT - I know NQY could handle anything, but it would never happen.

SOU would be far too constrained - I don't think a 332 could operate from the runway without an extension and I don't think BOU has the appropriate infrastructure to handle Emirates, or their aircraft.
BRS should be able to handle the 332 on flights to DXB; ThomsonFly and First Choice already operate the 763 on trans-Atlantics to Florida without pressing issues, and EI have flown the 332 on charters.
CWL has a much longer runway, no problems for EK there.
EXT again has a suitable runway, but the terminal infrastructure would have to be upgraded.

I think it would be quite close between BRS and CWL, both airports have fairly aggressive management who would love to get EK, just as they both fought to get CO's service to EWR. I think though that Cardiff may just have the upper hand in this, no runway issues, so they could pack the 332 with pax and cargo.


Dan Smile



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26978 posts, RR: 57
Reply 20, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6216 times:

Quoting Emirates029 (Reply 17):
Someone mentioned DUB earlier. Not sure if its true but I heard EK mgt were kicking themselves for not tapping into that market before EI, EY and GF did.

Well it was almost launched prior to 9/11 and all the right things were happening and then everything fell through. So they had their chance but for obvious reasons didnt commence anything but you would have thought last year they could have launched it.

Quoting EI321 (Reply 18):
Do you think EK might consider routing some flights to the USA via DUB?

Could be possible but most USA passengers do not want to stop in Ireland and with longer range A/C they do not need to stop. Also there would be restrictions on what type of AC could land in DUB and we dont want a SNN stop!!!! A 4 x weekly A330 direct service may work for them.


User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3068 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6211 times:

I think theat EDI and STN will be next.

-CXfirst



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User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Reply 22, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6211 times:

I'd love to see them do LBA-DXB but not sure if they would be able to get out of LBA with a full load and fuel for DXB non-stop although BY did once operate a B767 direct from LBA-Orlando.

LBA has a massive catchment area similar to DSA although transport links to LBA are not the best.

 Smile



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User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 59
Reply 23, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6139 times:

Quoting Emirates029 (Reply 17):

And my username is Emirates029....nice coincidence  Wink

..haha..very nice indeed..maybe I'll just keep my flight EK-29 instead of trying to switch to EK-1  Smile

Quoting Emirates029 (Reply 17):
Someone mentioned DUB earlier. Not sure if its true but I heard EK mgt were kicking themselves for not tapping into that market before EI, EY and GF did.

...EK was not the brightest not taking this decision(along with YYZ)..I'm actually flying GF DUB-BAH-KHI...and from what I've heard, loads on the DUB-BAH have done well (even though this route has started only about 1 1/2 years ago)....if EK had been on this route also (DUB-DXB-KHI), I certainly would have taken EK over GF... yes 



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User currently offlineAlangirvan From New Zealand, joined Nov 2000, 2106 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6136 times:

The EI flights to DXB arrive/depart at good times to connect with EK flights to/from Australia. A bit of code sharing would mean that EK do not have to duplicate a service that EI is already operating.

25 Philb : No Who's we? The population of Clare, Kerry, Galway and Limerick is growing and people down here are fed up with the Dublincentric policies of this a
26 OA260 : Dublin is the capital of Ireland is it not???? The US carriers are crying to get out of SNN. Its been proped up by the SNN stopover for far too long.
27 Comeflywithme : Downgrade one of it's successful routes? GLA fills up it's Business Class on most days.Why downgrade a successful route to start a new one only fifty
28 Barnesy2006 : I would hope that STN would be next so it can start to get some more long haul flights.
29 Comeflywithme : I agree, STN makes sense as a new route.
30 Emirates029 : Slightly off topic, but did you know apparently EK's UK routes are very unpopular among cabin crew? Something to do with rude passengers..who would ha
31 HZ747300 : I would vote for BRS - looking at the map of England, and the current coverage, it makes the most sense. They can use an A343/A332 for it, 1xDaily.
32 Comeflywithme : Can Bristol handle an A340?
33 Sean377 : Eh? What are you basing that on? I would go as far as saying it is one of the most inaccessible!
34 Tonforty : In the next year or so I would expect GLA to go 2x daily with the 332 for the second flight or maybe both. Either that or leave GLA the way it is for
35 HUYfan : I think these are all only a matter of time: London STN East Midlands Edinburgh Belfast BFS Bristol Regards Mike
36 8herveg : Has anyone thought of Belfast International? Could they handle a daily A332? I think STN, BRS, CWL, and EDI are all possibilites!
37 OA260 : I would be very suprised if this happened. I cant see it daily, there wouldnt be the demand.
38 MainMAN : Accessible via the M62, M1, M18, M180, M181, A1(M). That's what I meant, it's accessible from all directions and corners of the eastern side of Engla
39 BmiBaby737 : No way in hell would an A330 ever land at Southampton - Bournemouth on the other hand; we've seen a few before! The latest was a Monarch A330 operati
40 EKSkycargo370 : I have to agree,LHR is a total mess,logistically,big issues with security,trying to get airside as an employee is a nightmare.Everyday is a battle all
41 Awthompson : Well I am thinking of Belfast BFS. Northern Ireland people love hot holiday destinations and perhaps Belfast could support a weekly (definately not d
42 OA260 : Maybe a weekly flight would work. There are alot of wealthy people in Northern Ireland who take alot of luxury holidays like cruises/golfing hols/pamp
43 EGNM-LBA : UK regional, long-haul routes tend to me dominated by two types, either feeders into hubs or high volume leisure routes. Somewhere like New York or Du
44 Humberside : But theres a lot more people in London/South East than the Midlands. I also think EMA is unlikely because I think DSA has a good chance. Any DSA-DXB
45 GayrugbyMAN : Might sound like an outside bet, but don't discount Bournemouth. Untapped catchment area, runway capable and socio-economically the punters are there
46 BmiBaby737 : Not to mention one of the wealthest areas on the South.
47 Post contains images PlymSpotter : It's accessible to both the SW, South, and Wales, but the runway is only 6598ft long. I'm not sure what the fuel load would be for the A332 on the 30
48 Abrelosojos : = There is a magnitudanal difference in comparing the 2 no ... the catchment areas are very different. -A.
49 EKSkycargo370 : Surely would make sense to introduce a 4th frequency into LGW rather than starting up SOU or BOH??
50 Caaardiff : FCA's long haul are via EMA or MAN due to runway restrictions. (correct me if im wrong on these) I believe the TOM charter flights were cruise flight
51 Post contains images Noelg : What about ABZ? There isn't a lot of service to Northern Scotland long haul wise, and with the oil industry in ABZ and the oil in the Gulf then could
52 Emirates029 : Does Bournemouth have a longer runway than BRS? I can see either of these airports being a possibility, but to the person that came up with Doncaster
53 Caaardiff : Taken from BOH masterplan :- ""The airport has one runway, which is 2,271 metres in length. While the typical passenger aircraft in use at the airpor
54 TCXDegsy : This didn't stop CO introducing EDI-EWR over and above the GLA-EWR route and both have been extremely successful and even compliment each other. Ther
55 HUYfan : Dubai to SOU or BOH will not happen. The thing with Emirates is that they prefer to launch a daily service. All this talk of once/twice weekly is nons
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