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Silverjet Considers Dubai (DXB) Franchise  
User currently offlineTUIflyer From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2008, 206 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2333 times:

Hey

'All business-class airline Silverjet is examining plans to establish a franchise based in Dubai, it has emerged.

Laurence Hunt, chief executive of the airline has said that the company was considering setting up a franchise to expands it's operations and add flights to destinations in Europe, the US and Asia.'

A genuine idea to move the airline forward or a cheap ploy to boost the airlines stock and raise funds?

http://letsfindaflight.com/page_1181845192626.html

TUIflyer


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User currently offlineTCT From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 205 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2233 times:

An all business DXB-SIN would do great, but I'm not familiar with the 757 so i don't know if it can do it nonstop, but if it can I'm sure it would be a success.

User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26169 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2214 times:

Whats the point?

DXB arguably has some of the best air links in the world on an airline that provides an excellent premium product and frequent schedules. I simply can't imagine Silverjet doing much to drive traffic away from EK (or Etihad at AUH).

To me this sounds more like and attempt to refill the kitty bank by Silverjet's as its current operation continues to loose money.



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User currently offlineB747-4U3 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2002, 991 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2165 times:

I'm wondering what routes they could fly. They won't have a vast network, and therefore won't have the connecting passengers that EK benefit from. Are there that many O&D routes from Dubai that could support an all-J aircraft?

User currently offlineTCT From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 205 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2161 times:



Quoting LAXintl (Reply 2):
DXB arguably has some of the best air links in the world on an airline that provides an excellent premium product and frequent schedules. I simply can't imagine Silverjet doing much to drive traffic away from EK (or Etihad at AUH).

Well if they do start operations from DXB theres gonna be alot of competition, but your right EK does serve a great product and offers great destinations. So I really dont know if this idea of theres will workout.


User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5702 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2135 times:



Quoting TCT (Reply 1):
An all business DXB-SIN would do great, but I'm not familiar with the 757 so i don't know if it can do it nonstop, but if it can I'm sure it would be a success.

Well for starters, they use a 767. How wouold it be a success? They charge almost LOWER then the "Legacy" Carriers, and only flying at 100 seats. (This is assuming same type of operation).

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 2):
To me this sounds more like and attempt to refill the kitty bank by Silverjet's as its current operation continues to loose money.

Did you mean maxjet? Or did I re word your sentence wrong? The way you worded it sounded like you meant maxjet?

Alex



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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26169 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2109 times:

No definately meant Silverjet -- they continue to bleed money per their financial filings -- very much as MAXjet did and are likely again in the market again looking for another round of equity investment.

Btw recently an analyst came out with comment that Silverjet is "Doomed To Fail"
Silverjet "doomed To Fail" - Analyst (by LAXintl Jan 15 2008 in Civil Aviation)



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User currently offlineTCT From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 205 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 2058 times:



Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 5):
Well for starters, they use a 767. How would it be a success? They charge almost LOWER then the "Legacy" Carriers, and only flying at 100 seats. (This is assuming same type of operation).

I'm sorry I got them confused with Eos for a minute. Thanks for the correction. There reason why I think it would be a success is because i'm pretty sure that that route is one of the most popular for business travelers, comon these are some of the richest countries were talking about and I'm guessing that roughly about 50-55% percent of travelers to both countries travel there for business, I might be wrong but I'm pretty sure thats the case.


User currently offlineLightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13551 posts, RR: 100
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1894 times:
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Quoting LAXintl (Reply 2):
DXB arguably has some of the best air links in the world on an airline that provides an excellent premium product and frequent schedules. I simply can't imagine Silverjet doing much to drive traffic away from EK (or Etihad at AUH).

This confuses me, why go up against EK as a start up?!? I can understand VA adding flights *if* they get more LHR slots, but that's from a strong home market.  confused 

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 6):
No definately meant Silverjet -- they continue to bleed money per their financial filings -- very much as MAXjet did and are likely again in the market again looking for another round of equity investment.

Are any of the premium only airlines making money?

EOS had their cash infusion...
L'Avion?
Silverjet is losing money
Maxjet is gone.  Sad

I see this as a hope to raise funds. Now JFK-LTN-DXB-India would have merit, but with EK flying JFK-DXB... what's the point? I just see any weak entrant getting steam rolled if they attempt the middle east market. That isn't a field for the faint of heart. If anyone were to start up, it would be a LCC.

Lightsaber



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User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1813 times:



Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 8):
L'Avion?

Have improved from their initial disastrous months (sub-50% LF), but AFAIK still not doing too well. And come summer, they will face new competition out of ORY in the shape of DL's JFK service, which will no doubt hurt them as well (mostly due to FFP and the close tie with AF).


User currently offlineTUIflyer From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2008, 206 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1685 times:

This could just be a ploy to give the firms shares a boost, in my opinion Maxjet's failing has woke them up and they are getting desperate. They need to adapt their model before failure of face the consequences.

TUIflyer

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User currently offlineLightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13551 posts, RR: 100
Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week ago) and read 1551 times:
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Quoting DAL767400ER (Reply 9):
they will face new competition out of ORY in the shape of DL's JFK service

Thank you. Going head to head with a new route by a major will be tough.

As a side note, I'm LOVING seeing new airport pairs across the Atlantic!  hyper  I know many here are JFK-LHR or whatever... but seeing JFK-ORY or JFK-STN makes all the sense in the world to me. Yes, minor additions, but good healthy route additions. Now to get them profitable!

Lightsaber



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User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4919 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week ago) and read 1545 times:

This is unlikely to happen and if it does go ahead and somehow gains market traction EK will move in to piss on the parade. This to me is a non-starter.

YOWza



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User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4927 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (6 years 11 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1426 times:



Quoting DAL767400ER (Reply 9):
Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 8):
L'Avion?

Have improved from their initial disastrous months (sub-50% LF), but AFAIK still not doing too well. And come summer, they will face new competition out of ORY in the shape of DL's JFK service, which will no doubt hurt them as well (mostly due to FFP and the close tie with AF).

Eos have also mentioned plans to start PAR-NYC



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User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 11 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1349 times:



Quoting Humberside (Reply 13):
Eos have also mentioned plans to start PAR-NYC

Well, good luck with that.

Forgot to mention that of course "Open Skies" is also planned to launch NYC-PAR flights as well, which adds even more pressure on L'Avion.


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