Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 29505 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2554 times:
Quoting Semsem (Reply 1): When I was in Dublin about 2 years ago I saw a Gulf Air plane. I think they had just started the service.
GF dropped BAH-DUB at the end of June as part of their restructuring due to their serious financial problems. Obviously it wasn't profitable. They dropped several other longhaul routes around the same time. DUB had only been served for about 18 months, starting in late 2005, 3 flights a week if memory correct.
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 13273 posts, RR: 34
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2173 times:
There is a significant, though not large, population, but the main value of a M/E operation is the onward connections. One of EY's advantages (which will increase, as it adds to its network) is its route network out of AUH; EI should have - but didn't work closely with EK; sure, you can interline, but it could have made it work much better and now it's paying the cost. It is expected that EI will withdraw; in that case, EK will hopefully replace them.
EY is going up to 6 w. for the Winter, but I've heard it rumoured (on the Dublin Airport Forum) that they're coming back to 4 weekly for next Summer.