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CO And United Eye UAE Landing Rights  
User currently offlineBigTom From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2006, 597 posts, RR: 3
Posted (7 years 3 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3000 times:

In today's Gulf News ...

Quote:
American carriers Continental and United Airlines could begin flying to the UAE soon following DL starting Atlanta-DXB. They Marion Blakey, Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), said the two airlines were keen to follow in the footsteps of Delta Air Lines, which will begin flights from its Atlanta hub to Dubai in late May.

The two airlines could also enter into a code-sharing agreement with Etihad Airways to network Abu Dhabi with various points in the US, Blakey added, noting that Etihad has expressed interest in partnering with US carriers. Currently, the Abu Dhabi-based airline flies non-stop to New York and Toronto, Canada.

http://www.gulfnews.com/business/Aviation/10121075.html


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[Edited 2007-04-27 09:02:36]

[Edited 2007-04-27 09:24:17]

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User currently offlineUAL777UK From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2962 times:

UA made a point of saying when they released their Q1 results that new route announcements were in the works so it would not surprise me to see this route started.....out of IAD?

User currently offlineBigTom From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2006, 597 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2948 times:

Quite possibly, and CO out of EWR?

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User currently offlineRDUDDJI From Lesotho, joined Jun 2004, 1456 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2934 times:

I'd expect UA to announce IAD-DXB within 1 yr. For a U.S. carrier, it will far outperform any other U.S. - U.A.E. route (of which there are very few). Don't forget UA has an FF agreement with EK.


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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8544 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2921 times:
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Quoting RDUDDJI (Reply 3):
Don't forget UA has an FF agreement with EK.

so does CO doesn't it ?



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User currently offlinePanamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4875 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2886 times:
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Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 4):
so does CO doesn't it ?

Yes, EK is a partner in the CO program; they are also codeshare partners.

Quoting RDUDDJI (Reply 3):
Don't forget UA has an FF agreement with EK.

Those things can and/or will be easily terminated (or not renewed) once they start 'trespassing' on each other's territories...


User currently offlineN844AA From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2874 times:

Quoting BigTom (Reply 2):
Quite possibly, and CO out of EWR?

CO doesn't currently have a plane that could do this out of IAH, do they?



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User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2768 times:

Quoting N844AA (Reply 6):
Quoting BigTom (Reply 2):
Quite possibly, and CO out of EWR?

CO doesn't currently have a plane that could do this out of IAH, do they?

CO doesn't have the plane to do it per se, but CO does fly EWR-HKG which is 7000 nm and IAH-DXB is 7100 nm...so there might be a possibility for them to be able to fly IAH-DXB....

.....that being said, EK is starting DXB-IAH in December with -200LR, and that should probably take care of any attempts by CO to start the route... spin 



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User currently offlineThePalauan From Guam, joined Oct 2006, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2593 times:

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 7):
EK is starting DXB-IAH in December with -200LR, and that should probably take care of any attempts by CO to start the route...

All the more reason for CO to get 772LRs and cash in on that route themselves.



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User currently offlineTokyoNarita From Palau, joined Aug 2003, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2476 times:

DXB-IAH is 8168NM and HKG-EWR is 8065NM. When talking about the range capability on their B772s, I think the summer temperatures in DXB is going to be the key factor carrying the fuel it needs to make it to IAH and then what kind of payload it can carry to make it worth while.

[Edited 2007-04-27 15:44:41]

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