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EK To Shift One DUS Flight To CGN...?  
User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 25
Posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2453 times:

As reported in a German aviation forum,EK have apparently decided to shift one of the two DUS flights as of October 2007 to CGN.
Cologne airport -only about 50 Km from DUS,does not impose night-flight restrictions and has a major cargo-base.
The runway in CGN is nearly 4000 meters and the airport has been trying to catch more intercontinental flights recently.
There is no official confirmation yet,but the move would make sens,since EK have clearly announced they would be targeting more German airports other than FRA,MUC,DUS and HAM.
Currently the legal situation does not allow EK to increase their number of flights to Germany.


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User currently offlineEmirates029 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2411 times:

Quoting Beaucaire (Thread starter):
There is no official confirmation yet,but the move would make sens,since EK have clearly announced they would be targeting more German airports other than FRA,MUC,DUS and HAM.

Apart from CGN what other airports can they really go after? Berlin?


User currently offlineSailorOrion From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 2058 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2410 times:

Berlin and Stuttgart. But that DUS-CGN move posting .. on April 1, ... dunno ...

SailorOrion

[Edited 2007-04-02 10:12:54]

User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2410 times:

They have several times mentioned Berlin,Stuttgart and Cologne..


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User currently offlineHUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1413 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2297 times:

Stuttgart has to be next, it could easily support a daily 332.

Regards

Mike


User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4696 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2271 times:

Must be an april fool's joke.


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User currently offlineEmirates029 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2133 times:

Quoting HUYfan (Reply 4):
Stuttgart has to be next, it could easily support a daily 332.

But whats the point in serving Stuttgart if Frankfurt is 20-30miles down the road?


User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9746 posts, RR: 31
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2119 times:

Quoting Emirates029 (Reply 6):

But whats the point in serving Stuttgart if Frankfurt is 20-30miles down the road

Frankfurt-Stuttgart is 200 km "down the road".

DUS/CGN is roughly in the 20-30 miles category and it does not make sense indeed to shift a flight to CGN.



Es saugt und blaest der Heinzelmann wo Mutti sonst nur blasen kann. Frueher war mehr Lametta.
User currently offlineRlwynn From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 1107 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2076 times:

CGN has DHL, Fed Ex and UPS. Maybe cargo somthing to do with it.


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User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2062 times:

I realize the post was edited 1 April - but it would be fully in-line with previous statements from EK in Germany,that they will not limit their presence to the current four airports.
While it might be too early for that particular move from DUS to CGN ,the issues of traffic rights will remain an obstacle in the immediate future.Their heavy presence in the UK (currently five-soon six airports) are in indication of their strategy.
All interesting airports above 5 Million passengers /year are on their target list.



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User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9746 posts, RR: 31
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2055 times:

Quoting Rlwynn (Reply 8):
CGN has DHL, Fed Ex and UPS. Maybe cargo somthing to do with it.

Absolutely not. CGN is a UPS hub, DHL routes their Mid East cargo via BAH and interlining between FX and EK might take place in DXB, but hardly in CGN.

EK is a strong cargo carrier and whatever they cannot get from the local market ius usually trucked. CGN loco freight is trucked either to DUS or to FRA.



Es saugt und blaest der Heinzelmann wo Mutti sonst nur blasen kann. Frueher war mehr Lametta.
User currently offlineHUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1413 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1940 times:

Emirates029, as kindly pointed out by panHAM, it is a little further than 20-30 miles between FRA and STR.

EK serve both BHX and MAN, a mere 66 miles apart. EK will go into STR at some point.

Regards

Mike


User currently offlineBHXDTW From Eritrea, joined Feb 2005, 1092 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1935 times:

How about HAJ ? Could that sustain a 330 op ?

joe


User currently offlineAirevents From Germany, joined Jan 2002, 894 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1864 times:

I was on an aviation conference in Frankfurt last week, organised by DVWG (German transport research society) (www.dvwg.de).

A spokesman of Lufthansa said that additional traffic rights for EK would cause negative welfare effects...

A spokesman of the German ministry of transport said that during forthcoming negotiations with EK/the UAE, the ministry would well consider the position of Lufthansa. On the other hand, a new agreement between the EU and Jordan was praised as a milestone...

Thus, it's all politics.
Sven



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User currently offlineEmiratesCPH From Denmark, joined Feb 2006, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1850 times:

Quoting Airevents (Reply 13):
A spokesman of the German ministry of transport said that during forthcoming negotiations with EK/the UAE, the ministry would well consider the position of Lufthansa

So they are going to favor LH...I understand.

But normally EU stands for free/open market/competition etc etc



Fly Emirates
User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 4062 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1762 times:

Can we put this to rest ? It has been confirmed as an April 1 joke on the local German forum.

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