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EK From NCL Proving Popular  
User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6604 posts, RR: 11
Posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2867 times:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0708/S00209.htm

With the first two flights from Newcastle already sold out in record time, the majority of travellers are looking beyond Emirates home base of Dubai as their final destination.

Laurie Berryman, Emirates Manager UK North, said: “The response from the North East public fully justifies the introduction of the first ever scheduled long haul service from Newcastle Airport.

“We’ve had a fantastic response to the launch. The first two flights have sold out in record time, filling up more than two months in advance – the best sales we’ve ever had for a UK launch.”


Looks like EK could have struck gold with this one.


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User currently offlineUAEflyer From United Arab Emirates, joined Nov 2006, 961 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2834 times:

Very nice & smart move from EK to open a new route to NCL. They have a great connection network via their hub in DXB. I wish them all the best and all other airlines

User currently offlineUPPERDECKFAN From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 992 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2669 times:

I'm guessing that EK having success plus the upcoming EU-US open skies could be the beginning of more long haul ops out of NCL, any thoughts?


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User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1775 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2663 times:

I was looking to non-rev on the inaugaral flight until I saw that it was completely sold out. Think Im going to do it at the end of September now instead as the flights dont look as busy then. I cant wait to see that A330 fly over my house from NCL after take-off. Fingers crossed for EK as this is what NCL has needed for a long long time. I just hope that other long haul carriers start to operate out of here as well ie AA, CO and Zoom


Lee



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User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5093 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2527 times:

Quoting UPPERDECKFAN (Reply 2):
I'm guessing that EK having success plus the upcoming EU-US open skies could be the beginning of more long haul ops out of NCL, any thoughts?

EU-US open skies is irrelevent, any UK or US airline can already fly from Newcastle. AA proposed flights to JFK last year, but dropped them at the last minute due to lack of demand.

The only thing EU-US open skies will change is allowing European airlines to operate on this route, and if AA cant make it work through their JFK hub, no European airline is going to make it work point-to-point!



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24815 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2280 times:

Not just pax demand, cargo demand for this route has been PHENOMENAL as well.

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 4):
and if AA cant make it work through their JFK hub

CO would be the best airline for NCL-USA flights.



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User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2198 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 5):

CO would be the best airline for NCL-USA flights.

..why is that? one would think DL might do well on the JFK-NCL route also.

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 4):
AA proposed flights to JFK last year, but dropped them at the last minute due to lack of demand.

Was it lack of demand or was it also the fact they didn't have enough B752's, especially given they were selling many of them to DL..



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24815 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2098 times:

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 6):
..why is that? one would think DL might do well on the JFK-NCL route also.

No other US airline can offer as many connections from NYC that CO can.

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 6):
Was it lack of demand or was it also the fact they didn't have enough B752's, especially given they were selling many of them to DL..

Fuel price...announced a flight about 5 months before seats went on sale so everyone forgot about it...no advertising...the list goes on and on.
EK have focussed on AA's failures and thus have a profitable new route.



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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2083 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 5):
CO would be the best airline for NCL-USA flights.



Quoting Gkirk (Reply 7):
No other US airline can offer as many connections from NYC that CO can.

There is again lots of chat that CO may add EWR-NCL for the Summer 2008 schedule........lets see if it happens this time, there have been so many rumors about CO flying to NCL (both inside and outside of CO) that its hard to know exactly what to think. CO would do very well at NCL, in my opinion; CO has done very well at UK ""regional"" airports and NCL would continue that trend.

That EK is off to a great start at NCL is also no surprise.......pax travelling to/from the UK appreciate the opportunity to avoid connecting at Heathrow. EK offers service to DXB and beyond, just as CO would offer service to EWR and beyond. Lets hope that CO makes its move at NCL.


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24815 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2071 times:

Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 8):
pax travelling to/from the UK appreciate the opportunity to avoid connecting at Heathrow

Of which, there is a daft rumour going around that BA will drop NCL-LHR.



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User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2025 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 7):
Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 6):
..why is that? one would think DL might do well on the JFK-NCL route also.

No other US airline can offer as many connections from NYC that CO can.

Even though it has less flights out of JFK than CO does at EWR, DL can certainly provide the connections at JFK...

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 7):
EK have focussed on AA's failures and thus have a profitable new route.

...which carrier hasn't taken advantage of AA's failures... Wink



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User currently offlineEk-a380 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1823 times:

Great news for Newcastle.

Anyone got any information on how MAN is doing - any developments, capacity increase to 3rd daily, change to flight timings?


User currently offlineCRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2152 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1752 times:
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Quoting Gkirk (Reply 5):
Not just pax demand, cargo demand for this route has been PHENOMENAL as well.

What kind of cargo? Fish from the North Sea to Dubai restaurants and fruit from Middle East to people in Newcastle mostly, or...?



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User currently offlineWsp From Germany, joined May 2007, 458 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1720 times:

Quoting CRJ900 (Reply 12):
What kind of cargo? Fish from the North Sea to Dubai restaurants and fruit from Middle East to people in Newcastle mostly, or...?

Hint: EK also operates flights to China.


User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 2927 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1619 times:

Time to upgrade to a 77W?  Wink

Very good news for EK.

-CXfirst



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24815 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1518 times:

Quote:
A survey of Emirates forward bookings reveals the top 10 destinations for the Newcastle route are:

1. Australia
2. Thailand
3. Dubai
4. China
5. South Africa
6. India
7. New Zealand
8. Hong Kong
9. Pakistan
10. Bangladesh.

Perhaps QF and TG have now missed the boat at NCL  duck 



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