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Rumour :EK Wants To Serve Berlin -via Poland..  
User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 25
Posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5467 times:

Following a thread in the German forum airliners.de, EK plans to fly into the Polish city of Stettin-Goleniów ( 150 Km north-east of Berlin ) and offer direct bus-shuttle from Berlin to the airport.
It is thought that initial flights would start in march 2008 with three weekly A330 rotations.
Germany has limited the number of airports that EK can serve to the current four locations (FRA,DUS,MUC,HAM ).
EK ave requested flight-rights for TXL ,which have been refused so far under pressure of LH.


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User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12408 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5439 times:

That's going to be a welcome prospect - a five hour flight to Poland and then a 2h coach trip to Berlin? Nein danke!

I understand they also want to fly to STR, but I guess that's out because of the German limit.

Why can't they just take "nein" for an answer and try somewhere else? (Like Dublin  Wink)


User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17051 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5433 times:

Quoting Kaitak (Reply 1):
Why can't they just take "nein" for an answer and try somewhere else?

Because they know that they can make money in Germany.



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User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5433 times:

Nooooooooooo.

I want to see EK at TXL!

But the whole thing is possible, Stettin is a good hour away from Berlin with a nice and empty Autobahn. (Has a few km where the road is bad, but otherwise it is fine.)

This would really suck, only in Germany. And there only in Berlin. Why can't our stupid government see that an EK flight would add value to the city?? But those morons want to close THF, so I don't expect them to understand anything about aviation.


User currently offlinePelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2531 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5357 times:

Quoting Thorben (Reply 3):
But the whole thing is possible, Stettin is a good hour away from Berlin with a nice and empty Autobahn. (Has a few km where the road is bad, but otherwise it is fine.)

You have to be very lucky with your private car to need just 1 hour - depends on were in Berlin you live. With Bus it's at least 2 hours possibly more.
BTW the train from main station to Stettin needs 2:12 hours...

This doesn't sound very promising.

pelican


User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5295 times:

personally I wish EK would stick their 330s up the Panama Canal!!! They get where water cant get, those EK

User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5194 times:

Quoting Thorben (Reply 3):
Why can't our stupid government see that an EK flight would add value to the city??

Maybe they see a greater risk in angering LH than they see possible profit for the city in pleasing EK?

Quoting Thorben (Reply 3):
But those morons want to close THF, so I don't expect them to understand anything about aviation.

Yes...  Yeah sure ... closing one airport in a city of three airports clearly shows that they know nothing about aviation...  Yeah sure

Quoting Orion737 (Reply 5):
personally I wish EK would stick their 330s up the Panama Canal!!! They get where water cant get, those EK

What - in English, please - are you trying to say?



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User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 5157 times:

Quoting Pelican (Reply 4):
You have to be very lucky with your private car to need just 1 hour - depends on were in Berlin you live. With Bus it's at least 2 hours possibly more.
BTW the train from main station to Stettin needs 2:12 hours...

This doesn't sound very promising.

Maybe they'll get a new train to the Hbf here.

Quoting Leskova (Reply 6):
Maybe they see a greater risk in angering LH than they see possible profit for the city in pleasing EK?

Given how LH is neglecting Berlin, they should take that risk.

Quoting Leskova (Reply 6):
Yes... Yeah sure ... closing one airport in a city of three airports clearly shows that they know nothing about aviation... Yeah sure

Giving up two airports that are actually inside city limits is really a sin. The could work side-by-side, all three of them, THF for small planes to other city airports, TXL for charter and holiday, BER (SXF) for what planehunter calls "premium" carriers.


User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4680 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4913 times:

Quoting Thorben (Reply 7):
Giving up two airports that are actually inside city limits is really a sin. The could work side-by-side, all three of them, THF for small planes to other city airports, TXL for charter and holiday, BER (SXF) for what planehunter calls "premium" carriers.

That's true, but actually, the premium carriers prefer TXL over SXF.



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User currently offlineJog From Netherlands, joined Jul 2005, 273 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4789 times:

Quoting Pelican (Reply 4):
You have to be very lucky with your private car to need just 1 hour - depends on were in Berlin you live. With Bus it's at least 2 hours possibly more.
BTW the train from main station to Stettin needs 2:12 hours...

This doesn't sound very promising.

Unless they also aim at customers from Poland, I absolutely agree. For comparison: You need 2:07 from Berlin main station to the airport in Hamburg (ICE train and express bus together). The train ticket is already included in quasi all Emirates tickets sold in Germany. So if they are not able to start TXL directly, they should rather find a way to include the bus in Hamburg in their tickets, do marketing for the included train ticket, and think about starting the second HAM flight...


User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5922 posts, RR: 40
Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4776 times:

hehe another rumor treat resulting from a airliners.de meeting (it seems the guys there had a lot of beers)


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User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9161 posts, RR: 29
Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4720 times:

I doubt that. Poland is not (yet) a Schengen country which complicates matters. The local area is not a market, such a service must rely on Berlin and Berlin itself is not that big a market, especially in the premium sector..

EK sells over the price, OK, but getting the necessary premium passengers to drive 150 km they would hav e to pick them up with a limo at home and bring them back the same style.

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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4709 times:

Sounds something Ryanair would do.

Now serving Berlin (Szczecin).



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User currently offlineLOT767SP-LPA From Poland, joined May 2002, 156 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4570 times:

Poland will join Shengen zone 1st January 2008, so will not be any problem with this connection. From October 2008 EK will open WAW as next destination in Europe.

User currently offlineBoeingBoy From Bouvet Island, joined Jul 2007, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3779 times:

Move it to the new RUMOR forum


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User currently offlineLightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12892 posts, RR: 100
Reply 15, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3526 times:
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Quoting Kaitak (Reply 1):

Why can't they just take "nein" for an answer and try somewhere else?

MONEY!  Wink

Quoting Thorben (Reply 3):
Why can't our stupid government see that an EK flight would add value to the city??

This I too wonder. More connections would benefit Berlin. Now, as far as the government cares, LH to DXB would be just as good.  Wink But I do not see that flight. Did I miss it? Frankly, Berlin needs more connections if its going to continue to grow.

Quoting Jog (Reply 9):
and think about starting the second HAM flight...

Does EK have rights to a 2nd HAM flight? If so, that would imply an A380 going that way! I'm serious actually. First, I do not know EK's specific bilateral rights to fly to Germany. So if anyone has a link.  Smile
Second, from what I've read here on a.net, HAM will probably have enough demand for the A380. Question: Can EK get an A380 gate in HAM?

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 11):
I doubt that. Poland is not (yet) a Schengen country which complicates matters.

That would kill the idea.

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 12):
Sounds something Ryanair would do.

Don't give them any ideas!  flamed 

Quoting BoeingBoy (Reply 14):
Move it to the new RUMOR forum

Interesting, I missed that new forum. Now I'm going to have to spend more time on a.net!  Wink

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User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 16, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3089 times:

Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 15):
Second, from what I've read here on a.net, HAM will probably have enough demand for the A380.

No, not really - or why did they, capacity-wise, downgrade the flight?

Quoting Thorben (Reply 7):
Giving up two airports that are actually inside city limits is really a sin.

No, not really. But if you prefer having airports that'll eternally encounter problems whenever they try to even expand a runway by a single meter, than that's your preference... airport authorities and, for that much, airlines prefer airports located in places where an expansion can take place when it's needed.

Neither THF nor TXL offer much, if anything, in ability to expand.

Quoting Thorben (Reply 7):
The could work side-by-side, all three of them, THF for small planes to other city airports, TXL for charter and holiday, BER (SXF) for what planehunter calls "premium" carriers.

What other city airports? Which other city that could be served from THF, except London, has a "city airport"? And how many airlines even fly into THF these days, serving "city airports" or anything else? If it's such a great airport for airlines to use, why is it used so little these days?

And splitting TXL and SXF into charter and scheduled operations? That would create a situation as absurd as the one in both Paris and Milan, when the authorities tried to force airlines operating from one airport onto another. It's either one or the other, but one thing is absolutely certain: Berlin needs to consolidate it's airports, as it has nowhere near enough traffic to justify operating three of them.

As for that discussion between PlaneHunter and you regarding premium carriers... I'd say he's, so far, pretty much hit the mark with his arguements...



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