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Emirates Enjoys Best Period Since Starting NCL-DXB  
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24913 posts, RR: 56
Posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3106 times:

http://www.journallive.co.uk/north-e...-newcastle-airport-61634-23336614/

Over 95% loads over a 10 day period, with the next two months all busier than last years loads, not too bad for a regional airport like NCL. I believe there was a bit of a drop in January and February, but it looks like this service should be around for a long time yet hopefully.


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
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User currently offlineBongodog1964 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 3536 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2982 times:

Looking at the fares quoted in the linked article, its not surprising that the load factors are good over the Easter holidays, Singapore for £333 & Sydney for £574, I assume they are return fares.

User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24913 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2941 times:



Quoting Bongodog1964 (Reply 1):
Looking at the fares quoted in the linked article, its not surprising that the load factors are good over the Easter holidays, Singapore for £333 & Sydney for £574, I assume they are return fares.

Aye they've got some special offers on at the moment



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2892 times:

Some of their routes really amaze me, especially with the size of aircraft they use operate on them and the frequency. How did EK rise so quickly? Seems like around 1998 onward they became HUGE!, having the ability to tap into any market and keep it going....I assume some government funding?

UAL

[Edited 2009-04-08 03:03:00]

User currently offlineSignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 2997 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2640 times:



Quoting UAL747 (Reply 3):
How did EK rise so quickly?

I'd think rather their hub is in just the right place globally. From each destination, they can market and offer flights to anywhere on the other side of the globe... So from the UK they can offer Australasia, Asia as well as southern Africa. From a regional airport like NCL or MAN, they will probably be the only long haul operator not going to the US. So for this, they can make big bucks. Same thing in reverse - from Australia they offer flights to Europe as well as Africa, and even to the US east coast. They pretty much have a finger in every long haul pie except the rans-Atlantic market.

signol



Flights booked: none :(
User currently offlineLondonCity From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2008, 1466 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2568 times:



Quoting Signol (Reply 4):
I'd think rather their hub is in just the right place globally. From each destination, they can market and offer flights to anywhere on the other side of the globe...

Very true.

EK also handles traffic flowing between Asia, Africa and Latin America. Can also tap traffic flying out of Moscow to Africa, Far East and Australia. There are endless possibilities.

EK has grown so fast in Europe because it serves the sort of airports which the big national carriers ignore. For example, BA only flies long-haul out of LHR and LGW whereas EK can offer big chunks of the world not only from these two London airports but from BHX, MAN, GLA and NCL too. It's a similar scenario in Germany where EK offers long-haul flights heading East from more airports than does LH.


User currently offlineBWE320 From Germany, joined Aug 2007, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2254 times:



Quoting LondonCity (Reply 5):
It's a similar scenario in Germany where EK offers long-haul flights heading East from more airports than does LH.

This sounds reasonable. But I wonder what is the difference of flying for example HAM-MUC-HKG on LH or HAM-DXB-HKG on EK. The only advantage for EK are those tourists spending their holidays in the U.A.E. and can go to their vacation spot by non stop flights from their home airports. So there still is something else about the success of EK.
They even get good press about while operating B777 aircraft in a 10 abreast layout.
Marketing is probably an important factor for their success.


User currently offlineEnzedder From New Zealand, joined Aug 2005, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2058 times:

very often u can avoid rather stressful european hubs such as london or frankfurt. emirates always are on the lower scale for fares, offering an excellent service at the same time. i usually fly emirates or singapore from auckland to hamburg. with emirates u have as many stops on the way, yet u change planes just once. and from oz they take u with only one stop to many european regional airports such as hamburg or newcastle. noone else does, i reckon.
i always enjoy emirates and the 10 abreast layout on their 777 is okay. i hardly notice a difference. as most people would.
and dubai is good for stop-overs. rather interesting and different - good for shopping as well. and very sunny!
enzedder


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