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EK First To Have Non-stop To All Continents  
User currently offlineBigTom From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2006, 597 posts, RR: 3
Posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9773 times:

Another EK first ...

Article in The Australian

Emirates 'non-stop to anywhere' breakthrough

Quote:
OCTOBER 1 is an important date in the history of global aviation. It will be the first time a carrier has simultaneously linked all the continents (North and South America, Europe, Africa and the Asia Pacific) with non-stop service from one hub.

Emirates received the first of 10 ultra-long-range B777-200LRs this month and will deploy the aircraft from Dubai to the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo from October 1, representing the first non-stop route between the Middle East and South America and achieving the "non-stop to all continents" dream.

Non-stop services to Houston and Toronto will be added shortly, as part of a big push by Emirates into North America.

Increases in capacity to its Indian network are also planned, as well as higher frequencies to Nairobi and Johannesburg. Emirates is also eyeing new routes in South Africa, China and South America and is preparing to operate to more Asian destinations within the next six months.


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User currently offlineHZ747300 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2004, 1676 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9759 times:
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What about Antartica? Everyone forgets about them...


Keep on truckin'...
User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9722 times:

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What about Antartica? Everyone forgets about them...

Dang!! You beat me to it!!

Congrats to EK - But I think Pan Am might have had you beat...from North America, they had non-stops to Asia, Europe, South America, Africa, and with the introduction of the 747SP, Australia.

And if Delta flew to Australia with their own metal, they'd have had you beat too. But sole posessor of first place goes to EK!!  champagne   praise 



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User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17066 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9716 times:

Wonder how long EK will go. This is really scary.


Work Hard, Fly Right
User currently offlinePHX Flyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 551 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9703 times:

Doesn't British Airways serve all continents from one hub? Lufthansa certainly did it, when they still flew to Australia.

- sorry, overread the 'nonstop'.

[Edited 2007-09-27 19:03:09]

User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12566 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9701 times:
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Quoting B747forever (Reply 3):
Wonder how long EK will go. This is really scary.

What's scary about it?



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User currently offlineJoKeR From Serbia, joined Nov 2004, 2238 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9701 times:

Quoting HZ747300 (Reply 1):
What about Antartica? Everyone forgets about them...

Nope, no... EK will start gazillion daily flights to Snowy Peak Left in 2020. A mix of A390's and 7007's will be deployed on the route.... Big grin

On a serious note, well done EK!



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User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17066 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9648 times:

Quoting Scbriml (Reply 5):
What's scary about it?

They are so big, that is not good for other carrier.



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User currently offlineBigTom From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2006, 597 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9648 times:

Quoting JoKeR (Reply 6):
Nope, no... EK will start gazillion daily flights to Snowy Peak Left in 2020. A mix of A390's and 7007's will be deployed on the route..

The way they're going, next stop the Moon, then Mars and then who knows?  Smile

On a serious note, EK's rapid-fire expansion is leading to quite a few slips ups in service. Getting quality personnel I'm sure is becoming an issue. And their DXB hub is getting to be quite a crush during the peak periods.

Cheers


User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9625 times:

October, 1st will be just another day in aviation history. Good for EK but nothing more.  Wink

Quoting B747forever (Reply 3):
Wonder how long EK will go. This is really scary.

Not scary, but the bubble might burst.

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 2):
But I think Pan Am might have had you beat...

That was my thought too. Can anyone tell us?


User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17066 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9625 times:

Quoting OHLHD (Reply 9):
Not scary, but the bubble might burst.

That is actually scary.



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User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9612 times:

Quoting B747forever (Reply 10):
That is actually scary.

 highfive  Exactly!


User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1836 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9581 times:

Well, does Virgin Atlantic serve South America? If so, it would be the first carrier to serve ALL continents, plus Outer Space (Virgin Galactic) hehehe Big grin


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User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 13, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9558 times:

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 12):
Well, does Virgin Atlantic serve South America? If so, it would be the first carrier to serve ALL continents

It is about Non-Stops.  Smile

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 12):
plus Outer Space (Virgin Galactic) hehehe

What´s their schedule? Big grin


User currently offlineBigTom From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2006, 597 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9558 times:

Quoting B747forever (Reply 10):
That is actually scary.

And to think of the glut of A380s coming in .. EK and it's growth story though, has played a major part in boosting the profile of Dubai as a destination for business and pleasure. What was once a non-descript trading post along the creek is now a widely-recognised commercial hub serving the region and beyond.

Cheers


User currently offlineSandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3428 posts, RR: 50
Reply 15, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9542 times:

Thanks Oil!

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 2):
And if Delta flew to Australia with their own metal, they'd have had you beat too. But sole posessor of first place goes

You could say that of many Airlines, even Swiss flies to North/South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. In fact, does BA not serve all continents? (minus Antarctica)


User currently offlineIluv747400 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 372 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9527 times:

South African Airways has achieved this in the past, and may be doing so right now. SAA has had non-stop flights from Johannesburg to Sao Paulo, New York, London, Lagos, Hong Kong, and Perth, each on a different continent. Their flights to New York are not currently non-stop, but their Washington-Johannesburg flight is (the return stops in Dakar, however).

User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 17, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9511 times:

Quoting Iluv747400 (Reply 16):
South African Airways has achieved this in the past, and may be doing so right now. SAA has had non-stop flights from Johannesburg to Sao Paulo, New York, London, Lagos, Hong Kong, and Perth, each on a different continent. Their flights to New York are not currently non-stop, but their Washington-Johannesburg flight is (the return stops in Dakar, however).

So much for EK doing history.  Yeah sure


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21529 posts, RR: 59
Reply 18, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 9415 times:

Quoting OHLHD (Reply 17):
So much for EK doing history.

well I guess at the current moment, EK is the only one that flies non-stop to all continents, but it wasn't the first. I guess SAA doesn't count to them.  Wink



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User currently offlineFlyTUITravel From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 9368 times:

Its just amazing to see how much EK and Dubai have grown since the late 80s! When I transitted through DXB in August I was astonished by all the Emirates tails there were! I just hope that some big terrorist attack or something bad doesn't happen - this won't be good for Emirates right?

User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 20, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 9367 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 18):
well I guess at the current moment, EK is the only one that flies non-stop to all continents, but it wasn't the first. I guess SAA doesn't count to them

 Smile Fully agree! Let them have this second of extra fame and say they are the first airline to fly UAE to all continets non-stop.  Wink


User currently offlineImpacto From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 214 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 9270 times:

Quoting OHLHD (Reply 20):
Fully agree! Let them have this second of extra fame and say they are the first airline to fly UAE to all continets non-stop

They haven't even officially started the flights to South America, and yet they already have bragging rights. We can safely say that the title still belongs to SAA  Smile .


User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 22, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 9195 times:

Quoting Impacto (Reply 21):
They haven't even officially started the flights to South America, and yet they already have bragging rights. We can safely say that the title still belongs to SAA

You are right but it might be PanAm too.  Smile


User currently offlineDellatorre From Brazil, joined May 2000, 1088 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 9177 times:

So far no service to Caribbean or Central America.

User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 24, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 9148 times:

Quoting Dellatorre (Reply 23):
So far no service to Caribbean or Central America.

Oi  Smile

That is correct, but they only claim to be the first at all continents.  Smile


25 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Perhaps EK can codeshare a seat or two on the A319ACJ which will be flying from Australia down to Antarctica in a few years, then they really would fl
26 Post contains links PanAm747 : http://www.airchive.com/Timetables%2...pressed/PA_NA%20MAP8001%20COMP.jpg North America - Europe - example would be JFK-LHR North America - Africa -
27 Post contains images LH423 : That was my first thought! "Oh, so EK's going to Antarctica now?" But, I forgot that they haven't started S. America flights yet. So how many of you
28 SAOAP : This is really an amazing achievement by EK. To think that they got there in little over 10 years is even more impressive. Kudos to EK!
29 Airbazar : That would be news to SAA. Talk about false advertising. SAA has flown non-stop to every continent in the past (except Antartica and the N.Pole, obvio
30 Post contains images SandroZRH : You know why!
31 ANstar : EK are talking about non stop service. BA doesn;t fly non stop to Australia Neither of those are continents. They are on the North American continent
32 Travelin man : I think the key differentiator here is "from one hub". Pan Am never did it from a single hub.
33 Viscount724 : But not nonstop from the same hub. But not nonstop to Australia. No they do not. As others have mentioned, the only other carrier I can think of that
34 Mnik101 : Doesn't IR Fly from Damascus to Caracus non-stop?
35 SAOAP : I do and I still admire them. The whole concept under which the world center Dubai (and I'm not only talking about EK here) is being developed is sim
36 Post contains links Aviateur : People joke about Antarctica, but back in the day, Aeroflot *did* fly to Antarctica -- albeit occasionally, and they weren't exactly commercial servic
37 ConcordeBoy : ...IINM, SA has never flown JNB-USA nonstop. Their only nonstop to the USA that I'm awrare of has been to MFW, and that was from CPT, not JNB.
38 Aviateur : Well, SA flew the eastbound leg, JFK-JNB nonstop for many years. Decades in fact, using the 747SP and 747-400. The westbound let, however..... you mi
39 Amax1977 : Any plan for nonstop service to West Coast US (LAX or SFO or SEA)?
40 Dellatorre : FYI, the Caribbean & Central America are not located in North America. EK flies to many important regions in the world, but there is something in bet
41 USADreamliner : As a Brazilian you should know that "AMERICA" is one continent. Not four different ones!
42 Dellatorre : If you haven't noticed, I used the word region not continent.!!! I don't get where you came up with that idea!!!!!
43 ConcordeBoy : There's no "might" about it-- the airline's never operated a scheduled JNB-USA nonstop. It has flown CPT-USA, USA-CPT, and USA-JNB nonstop, but never
44 Haan : Hi all. I think some are mis understanding the Emirates Statement. Emirates are the first airline to operate from their HOME BASE to all the continent
45 TruemanQLD : ... Not really a fair competition really I mean, BA and VS cant reach Australia, NZ cant reach Africa etc
46 YOWza : I don't think PanAm or SAA served all continents non-stop at the SAME TIME. YOWza
47 Haan : Correct PanAm747, Pan Am was the first airline to operate to all the continents, but not from one central home base like Emirates operates now to all
48 AlexPorter : Well, as listed further up Pan Am did in 1980, but from different cities and not one airport like EK.
49 Goodbye : I think you're all overlooking the fact that the article says "Non stop to all continents FROM ONE HUB"
50 EKSkycargo370 : MEX...watch this space!
51 787KQ : South African Airways all the way: Current nonstops from the following to the Johannesburg hub: North America: Dulles South America: Sao Paulo Asia: H
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