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Emirates LCC Can Order Upto 50 320/737 In 2 Months  
User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1428 posts, RR: 3
Posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5120 times:

Hill to help launch Dubai budget airline

http://www.business24-7.ae/Articles/...c77fa75cb4a35ab8273914a597f4a.aspx

Highlights of the Article:

Quote:
Dubai's first budget carrier, which will take to the skies in a year's time with Emirates' assistance, has started to put together its act, with Peter Hill joining the team.

Hill, a former Emirates-appointed chief executive of Srilankan Airlines, relocated to Emirates headquarters in Dubai in December itself.

"He is now assisting Emirates in the formation of the new low-cost carrier announced by the Dubai Government," Emirates President, Tim Clark, told Emirates Business.

The new budget carrier is currently going through early formation stages, according to Clark. "We will now be selecting the fleet, the brand, the identity and so on. We will be defining it over the next six weeks to two months," he said.

Meanwhile, Emirates is close to finalising its aircraft for the budget carrier, according to Al Ghaith. "We should be able to decide something in less than two months time. It would be either an all-Airbus A320 fleet or an all-Boeing 737 fleet. We are not likely to go in for a mix fleet option," he told Emirates Business.

According to industry sources, the start-up order for the budget carrier could go up to 50 aircraft.

I feel that this order may go to Airbus

[Edited 2008-05-06 06:32:03]

[Edited 2008-05-06 06:32:54]

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User currently offlineSeaBosDca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 5837 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5064 times:

What kind of airports will they be operating into? If there are a significant number of small or secondary airports with less developed facilities, the 737 could have an advantage.

User currently offlineERAUgrad02 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5024 times:

Please be another 737-900ER mega order. I guess we will soon see.


Desmond MacRae in ILM
User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4987 times:



Quoting SeaBosDca (Reply 1):
What kind of airports will they be operating into?

Probably they are targeting Indian Sub-Continent, Middle-east and North Africa



Quoting ERAUgrad02 (Reply 2):
I guess we will soon see.

I feel that it can happen at Faranborough


User currently offlineFlyboysp From Australia, joined Apr 2007, 740 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4987 times:

I would like to think that it would be an order for 737-900ER aircraft, but i think that it will go with theA320 or A321, which, and i am speculating here, will be influenced by compensation for the possible A380 delays.

[Edited 2008-05-06 07:08:17]


#proudtobeabulldog
User currently offlineJoKeR From Serbia, joined Nov 2004, 2245 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4953 times:



Quoting Flyboysp (Reply 4):
but i think that it will go with the A320, which, and i am speculating here, will be impacted by possible compensation for the possible A380 delays.

I agree but bet on the A321 instead. I think that the sardine-machine is exactly what EK are looking at.



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User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4852 times:



Quoting Aviationbuff (Reply 3):
I feel that it can happen at Faranborough

Agreed but it probably wont be a firm order -MoU more likely if they do announce it then.

Quoting JoKeR (Reply 5):
I agree but bet on the A321 instead. I think that the sardine-machine is exactly what EK are looking at.

Not sure. I think they are more likely to go A320 or even A319 - expect an EZY style model.



What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7089 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4852 times:

I guess the order will be announced in Farnborough ! If so the order will likely go to Airbus.


It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12877 posts, RR: 46
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4817 times:
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Quoting Flyboysp (Reply 4):
i think that it will go with theA320 or A321, which, and i am speculating here, will be influenced by compensation for the possible A380 delays

While EK is helping to set this airline up, it will be run completely separate from EK, so any A380 compensation issue should have zero influence on the decision.

I don't see either the A32x or 737 families having a big advantage one way or the other. I suspect the decision will come down to price, availability, price and price. Either way, I can't see how they can get new, purchased planes in 12 months, so I assume they'll be starting with some leased ones.

DAE has firmed up their Boeing order, but I doubt they can get their 737s in 12 months. Airbus will presumably have slots freed up from Skybus's demise (but other customers might be unhappy to see a new customer jump the queue), so it will be interesting to see where these planes come from.



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User currently offlineScouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3402 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4817 times:

I wonder if they would be able to get some of either of these planes in short enough timescale to start receiving them next year so I reckon that some of these will be leases or they may pay another airline to "bump" their slots.

User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4741 times:

Dubai's low cost carrier "on its own" after start-up: Emirates

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...s-own-after-start-up-emirates.html

Highlights of the Article:

Quote:
Emirates is assisting the Dubai government to set up its new low cost carrier but says the airline will be an independent operation once it is up and running next year.

“We’re providing technical assistance to the airline,” says Emirates Airline president Tim Clark. “We’re helping it get started and then it’s on its own.”

Clark, who expects the airline will begin operations in the summer of 2009, says it will fit well with Emirates existing network: “There are a number of airlines flying into Dubai using very old equipment that you’d thought had gone out with the end of the Cold War,” he says.

He points to markets such as the former Soviet states where Emirates “would never go with its widebodies, that the new airline could serve efficiently with a fleet of brand new aircraft”.

It will be based at the new Al Maktoum International Airport being developed at Jebel Ali.

Tim Clark for the first time, will now get the opportunity to scrutinize the narrow-bodies. Wonder will he ask for more range, more cargo space blah blah ...  rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 


User currently offlineScouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3402 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4678 times:



Quoting Aviationbuff (Reply 10):
Tim Clark for the first time, will now get the opportunity to scrutinize the narrow-bodies. Wonder will he ask for more range, more cargo space blah blah ...

He's been quiet for a few weeks but now he's off again!


User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4196 times:



Quoting Scouseflyer (Reply 11):
He's been quiet for a few weeks but now he's off again!

He was not..........................

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User currently offlineAirNZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4160 times:



Quoting JoKeR (Reply 5):
the sardine-machine is exactly what EK are looking at.

The what?

Quoting JoKeR (Reply 5):
I agree but bet on the A321 instead.

Why.....Clarke clearly stated A320 (not A320 family)?


User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4409 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3976 times:

All these orders - do workers in Dubai fly in, work 80 hours non stop and fly home than? Than this all makes sense.

User currently offlineKennyK From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 482 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3918 times:

As stated the biggest issue might be getting hold of anything with wings these days that can get off the ground and I bet I'm not far from the truth, I guess who ever can actually supply aircraft might get the contract.

User currently offlineKL808 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1585 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3768 times:

Maybe they will launch the PW GTF on the A32x series.

Drew



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User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4409 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3735 times:

No. Not next year. Even if all goes well, such a change requires three or four years until engine and aircraft are certified, from the current prototyp state.

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