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Emirates Closing In On 100 Flights/Week To India  
User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5222 times:

http://www.gulfnews.com/business/Aviation/10163515.html
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Starting today, Emirates will introduce an additional daily flight to Mumbai, offering passengers a second morning departure to India's commercial hub and boosting the weekly service to 28 flights per week.

The Dubai-based airline has been steadily building up its presence in India owing to escalating demand for air travel triggered by the country's burgeoning economy. Earlier this year, Emirates enhanced its present 19-flights-per-week Mumbai service with the launch of two additional frequencies, taking the weekly total to 21 flights.

The airline also commenced a double-daily service to Chennai, and added three additional flights each to Kochi and Hyderabad.

Emirates flight EK506, an Airbus A330 aircraft offering 12 first, 42 business and 183 economy class seats, and 17 tonnes of cargo capacity per week per direction, will depart Dubai at 9:30am daily, touching down at Mumbai at 1:45pm hours. The return flight, EK507, will take off from Mumbai at 3:15pm and arrive in Dubai at 5pm.

The fourth daily service expands the current morning, afternoon and late night departures from Dubai to Mumbai. "The fourth daily flight will improve connectivity between the two commerce and trade hubs, and provide travellers with more flexible options. I am confident the new service will receive a rousing welcome from our passengers and travel trade partners."

Emirates currently operates 92 flights per week to eight Indian gateways - Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Kolkata and Bangalore. The airline will strengthen its Indian footprint with the launch of six flights per week to Ahmedabad, effective from today.

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User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1821 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5127 times:

And still some A.net forumers complain and "wonder" with amazement what EK is planning to do with all those A380's!


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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12509 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4976 times:
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Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 1):
And still some A.net forumers complain and "wonder" with amazement what EK is planning to do with all those A380's!

Indeed they do!  wink 



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User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17066 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4912 times:

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 1):
And still some A.net forumers complain and "wonder" with amazement what EK is planning to do with all those A380's!

That is so right. When they gets the A380s they can put few of them to India and then they can reduce the frequency.



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User currently offlineHaan From South Africa, joined Aug 2004, 289 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4903 times:

Emirates is also launching its new service to Ahmedabad today

User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17066 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4898 times:

Quoting Haan (Reply 4):
Emirates is also launching its new service to Ahmedabad today

Hopes it will work for EK. Will they send a A330 to Ahmedabad????



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User currently offlineHaan From South Africa, joined Aug 2004, 289 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4886 times:

Quoting B747forever (Reply 5):

Correct A6-EAE did the flight this morning as EK539


User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17066 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4870 times:

Quoting Haan (Reply 6):
Correct A6-EAE did the flight this morning as EK539

Okey, thank you for the info.

Do you know what the loads was like???.



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User currently offlineAlanUK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4855 times:

Quoting LAXDESI (Thread starter):
The airline will strengthen its Indian footprint

...and its already huge carbon footprint too...  Yeah sure

But hey, as we are all doomed with the state of the planet, let's go with a bang and really heat things up.

Otherwise well done Emirates.


User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3224 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 4696 times:

Congrats to EK and India!

There's clearly enough potential in the India market, and I'm sure EK is eagerly waiting to start non-stops to additional points in the Americas - as there's a clear market they can pick up from the India-Americas sectors.



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User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4283 times:

Quoting Nimish (Reply 9):
There's clearly enough potential in the India market, and I'm sure EK is eagerly waiting to start non-stops to additional points in the Americas - as there's a clear market they can pick up from the India-Americas sectors.

Eagerly awaiting EK at LAX; will provide me another option to MAA, especially during peak season. However, LAX-BKK-MAA will remain my first choice.

Anyone know EK's plans for LAX?


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21516 posts, RR: 60
Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4256 times:

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 1):
And still some A.net forumers complain and "wonder" with amazement what EK is planning to do with all those A380's!

CO has over 80 flights a week to the british isles in the summer, yet they have no A380s on order.

Obviously they are different markets, but there is a much higher percentage of the population in those islands that have the money to fly than in India. But just counting flights alone as proof is not meaningful.

Frequency does not automatically lead to the need for 50+ VLAs + 100 777s + 100 A350/787s. Their model depends partly on driving other airlines out of business or displacing them (like SQ, for example)...

And since EK is able to expand into India without the A380s, it still doesn't quite explain where they are going to put 50+ A380s.



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User currently offlinePEET7G From Hungary, joined Jan 2007, 695 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4216 times:

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 1):
And still some A.net forumers complain and "wonder" with amazement what EK is planning to do with all those A380's!

Well, I am not one of them skeptics, but from the other side everyone is forgetting all the boost Indian aviation is getting in the next years... Jet Airways already attacks with it's own product ( a product far better than EK's by the way), AI is on the dawn of launching their own reply and Kingfisher is high on it's heals to do the same... whatever EK thinks it will not be all candy from now on... And no one should forget all the other WORLD-LINER wannabees like QR, EY, GF, etc, etc, etc...



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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12509 posts, RR: 46
Reply 13, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4179 times:
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Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 11):
CO has over 80 flights a week to the british isles in the summer, yet they have no A380s on order.

CO operates something over 80 flights a week to the UK in peak season. EK is up to nearly 100 to India, and the growth there shows no sign of slowing. The UK has a population just over 60 million, compared to India's which is nearly 20 times as great.

Yes, far from all of them can afford to fly, but the number that can is growing massively. I am very confident that India will see a large number of A380s in operation in a few years, both from airlines flying A380s to India and the Indian airlines operating them.



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User currently offlineAarbee From India, joined Aug 2005, 260 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4105 times:

Quoting B747forever (Reply 5):
Hopes it will work for EK. Will they send a A330 to Ahmedabad????

I believe it is A330 5X and B777 1X.

Cheers,

R



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User currently offlineEmirates777 From Tanzania, joined Feb 2000, 655 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4028 times:

India weekly frequencies will move to 99 in February 2008, when CCU goes daily. At that point India will have the highest number of weekly frequencies on Emirates' global network. UK will be second larhave 98 (5x LHR, 3x LGW, 2x MAN, 2x BHX, 1x GLA and 1x NCL).

Another 7 weekly frequencies will be added to DEL by July 2008, while another 2 weekly flights are likely to be added to AMD. So total India frequencies will likely move closer to 108 by July 2008.

Rgds
Emirates777


User currently offlineTayaramecanici From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2006, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4025 times:

Quoting Scbriml (Reply 13):
CO operates something over 80 flights a week to the UK in peak season. EK is up to nearly 100 to India, and the growth there shows no sign of slowing. The UK has a population just over 60 million, compared to India's which is nearly 20 times as great.

EU plans to attract 20m highly skilled immigrants over the next 25yrs. Where do you think they plan to get the majority from ? Like the NHS or London tfL or the IT industry in UK its going to be INDIA obviously. With chinese introducing ENGLISH as a compulsory language now the avg Joe Blog or rather Li King will be english speaking only 20yrs later till then it is Gandhi fron India going to man the walk-in medical centres and Utility Co operations control rooms of EU.
To transport these Polite and Efficient work force YOU WILL NEED A A380.



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User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4882 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3823 times:

If I'm not mistaken QR is already at 44 flights a week into India. EY and GF also have decent representation in this market not to mention the Indian carriers. That is some crazy capacity.

YOWza



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User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 18, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3748 times:

Quoting YOWza (Reply 17):
If I'm not mistaken QR is already at 44 flights a week into India. EY and GF also have decent representation in this market not to mention the Indian carriers. That is some crazy capacity.

I hope more is added, especially during the peak seasons. I am having a hard time finding decent prices LAX-MAA RT economy ticket for the month of December/January.

When are EK and EY coming to LAX?


User currently offlineMendaero From Australia, joined Jul 2006, 62 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3607 times:

Quoting PEET7G (Reply 12):
CO has over 80 flights a week to the british isles in the summer, yet they have no A380s on order.

Obviously they are different markets, but there is a much higher percentage of the population in those islands that have the money to fly than in India. But just counting flights alone as proof is not meaningful.

Who cares what the percentage of the Indian population can fly, That percentage will only have to move slightly to fill those A380's, it's a huge population!.


User currently offlineLightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13043 posts, RR: 100
Reply 20, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3550 times:
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Quoting LAXDESI (Thread starter):
Starting today, Emirates will introduce an additional daily flight to Mumbai, offering passengers a second morning departure to India's commercial hub and boosting the weekly service to 28 flights per week.

Wow! Ok, I once again lost track of the latest UAE-India bilaterals. What is EK's limit? IIRC, 120/week. However, I'm certain my information is already out of date again.

Pretty soon EK will be able to do a rolling hub at Dubai!  bigthumbsup 

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 1):
And still some A.net forumers complain and "wonder" with amazement what EK is planning to do with all those A380's!

Certainly a number will find their way to India. However, I think they'll be used at first to cut costs Oz-London.  spin 

Quoting B747forever (Reply 3):
When they gets the A380s they can put few of them to India and then they can reduce the frequency.

Some low premium cities will certainly see that impact. High premium cities... will see no reduced frequency. So better fill those F and J seats!  Wink

Quoting Emirates777 (Reply 15):
Another 7 weekly frequencies will be added to DEL by July 2008, while another 2 weekly flights are likely to be added to AMD. So total India frequencies will likely move closer to 108 by July 2008.

wow. Again, what is the bilateral limit? I mentioned one number, but is it correct? My searches on google weren't able to find the current limit on flights nor seats.

Quoting LAXDESI (Reply 18):

I hope more is added, especially during the peak seasons. I am having a hard time finding decent prices LAX-MAA RT economy ticket for the month of December/January.

That alone will fill A380's. The shortage of business class seats from the west coast US to India is something that my friends always note. Now I know the initial A388 won't do DXB-LAX (with winds). Time for the A388R! (bigthumbsup) Not to mention a configuration with about 120 J seat.  Wink

Lightsaber



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User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 21, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3536 times:

Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 20):
I once again lost track of the latest UAE-India bilaterals. What is EK's limit? IIRC, 120/week. However, I'm certain my information is already out of date again.

The DGCA site shows 10400 weekly seats, which I believe is outdated number. IIRC, they have revised the number upward.

The link for DGCA site which lists India's bilaterals is
http://dgca.nic.in/bilateral/Bilateral.pdf


User currently offlinePEET7G From Hungary, joined Jan 2007, 695 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3494 times:

Quoting Mendaero (Reply 19):
Quoting PEET7G (Reply 12):
CO has over 80 flights a week to the british isles in the summer, yet they have no A380s on order.

Obviously they are different markets, but there is a much higher percentage of the population in those islands that have the money to fly than in India. But just counting flights alone as proof is not meaningful.

Who cares what the percentage of the Indian population can fly, That percentage will only have to move slightly to fill those A380's, it's a huge population!.

I think that was not me you quoted...  fight   Big grin



Peet7G
User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4882 posts, RR: 15
Reply 23, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 3392 times:

Quoting LAXDESI (Reply 18):

I hope more is added, especially during the peak seasons. I am having a hard time finding decent prices LAX-MAA RT economy ticket for the month of December/January.

Perhaps it's worth investigating LAX-YYZ-DXB-MAA? I know it's a bit of a pain in the ass but at least 4/6 legs ar EK.

YOWza



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User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 24, posted (6 years 10 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3228 times:

New Chennai-Dubai daily flight launched. It is in addition to the daily morning service.
This takes Emirates to 98 flights per week to India.
http://www.hindu.com/2007/11/01/stories/2007110161841200.htm

Quotes:
Emirates Airline on Wednesday announced the launch of a new daily service between Chennai and Dubai and an expansion of its India operations. The new service from Chennai, which started operating on October 28, leaves Chennai at 3.30 a.m. and reaches Dubai at 6.20 a.m. local time.

It is in addition to the daily morning service which leaves Chennai at 9.40 a.m.

%u201CThe new service will make it easier for Chennai passengers to connect to flights out of Dubai,%u201D Orhan Abbas, vice-president (India and Nepal), Emirates Airline, said. Tickets will be available at a promotional fare (return) of Rs. 12,150 for the economy class until November 30 (taxes apply for all fares).

The airline has expanded its India operations, adding 22 additional services. It now operates 98 flights every week to nine destinations in India. Three additional services have been introduced in Hyderabad and Kochi, and the airline will operate four flights a day from Mumbai. Ahmedabad has also been added to the list of its destinations.

Mr. Abbas said India was one of the airline%u2019s %u201Cbiggest growing markets,%u201D both for passenger and freight traffic. It operates with a load factor of 80-85 per cent on its India flights throughout the year. The West Asia and Indian Ocean market accounts for 18.6 per cent of its global passenger traffic, as well as 8.9 per cent of its global revenues.


25 Post contains images Lightsaber : I really hope they're no longer limited to 100 seats a plane! My googling for the latest bilateral turned up Abu-Dhabi's, but not Dubai's. I'm way to
26 Emirates777 : Lighsaber The India bilateral between Dubai and India, as pertaining to Emirates is as follows: -Effective Winter schedule, ie. end of October 2007, t
27 Robbie86 : What kind of equipment will/does EK use on DXB-MAA?
28 Tennis69 : It takes that many flights a week to supply the labor force to do all the work in the UAE and other Gulf countries. The pax are not paying for the sea
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