Beaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 21 Posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3080 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.
Emirates029 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3038 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?
Beaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2689 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.
Airevents From Germany, joined Jan 2002, 950 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2491 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...