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Emirates Update: No To Fiji Or A380 To CHC  
User currently offlineQF744 From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 415 posts, RR: 1
Posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 10270 times:

In a video interview with Australian industry website SpiceNews, the head of Emirates for Australasia has confirmed a key kew things:

-Melbourne confirmed as next A380 destination in Australia;
-The A380 "definitely" won't be flown to CHC, despite the terminal's major redevelopment;
-Suggestions of Fiji flights have been laughed off;
-Airline is optimistic about Q3 and Q4 in 2009;
-Third daily DXB-SYD flights to commence in December '09, flown direct by A345.

Here is the link:

http://www.spicenews.com.au/2009/06/...-2009-Video-Report/WJXHIQGDOZ.html

Enjoy.

QF744


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User currently offlineSmi0006 From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 1531 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 10146 times:



Quoting QF744 (Thread starter):
Melbourne confirmed as next A380 destination in Australia;

Can't wait till we see it down here, any ideas on when that may be? How long before an A380 is delivered that hasn't been allocated a destination yet?

I wonder which flight it will be placed upon?
EK406/407 DXB-MEL-AKL/AKL-MEL-DXB(this flight has the best timings and seems the most popular, but perhaps to much capacity to AKL when combined with the SYD service even for ek  Wink)
EK404/405 DXB-SIN-MEL/MEL-SIN-DXB (would they place it on a one stop flight, seems a bit of a waste as sometimes the flight out of MEL only seems to be full of cheap SIN bound tickets?)
EK408/409 DXB-MEL (Maybe this flight but I would imainge it would have to be re-timed at the moment it leaves Melbourne at 02:55, and it doesn't offer a great deal of connections out of DXB it arrives in at 11:10 just after most of the morning flights)

Interesting


User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6417 posts, RR: 38
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 9738 times:



Quoting QF744 (Thread starter):
Melbourne confirmed as next A380 destination in Australia

I'd be very interested to know if this will be EK406/7 and continuing to AKL.



It's all about the destination AND the journey.
User currently offlineTayser From Australia, joined Mar 2008, 1130 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 9364 times:

It would have to be EK406/407, it's the most popular flight out of Melbourne, it's the hardest one to get seats on (which to me says it's EK's money spinner flight out of MEL).

They're not going to put the whalejet on a flight that only commenced a few months ago (EK408/409 - the third daily which is at horrible times) and EK404/405 MEL-SIN-DXB is where all the cheap seats get thrown at the moment...

$0.02.


User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6417 posts, RR: 38
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 9350 times:



Quoting Tayser (Reply 3):

Great, looks like my friend who studies in Melbourne is going to be happy! 2x A380 in AKL, I'd love to see the airport handle this at Christmas time.



It's all about the destination AND the journey.
User currently offlineTayser From Australia, joined Mar 2008, 1130 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 9278 times:

Re: overcapacity to AKL - EK406 MEL-AKL on thursday last week looked to have the same or more amount of people waiting to board as CX134 that I was on - CX134 is an A330 and it was probably 70-75% full.

Sure they might not fill EK406/407 now nor fill it with an A380 but EK are most likely making money from cargo as well...


User currently offlineDirectorguy From Egypt, joined Jul 2008, 1671 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 9117 times:

Why 'laugh off' Fiji? It's not that absurd, just really low yield I guess. But a 3x-weekly 777 (or A330 even!) via a city in Southeast Asia would be doable.

If Emirates isn't going to deploy the A380 to CHC (makes sense), then who else would? Seems like a lot of airports have upgraded to accomodate the A380, but in reality only a handful of cities are going to get it.


User currently offlineCHCalfonzo From New Zealand, joined Mar 2007, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 9071 times:



Quoting Directorguy (Reply 6):
If Emirates isn't going to deploy the A380 to CHC (makes sense), then who else would? Seems like a lot of airports have upgraded to accommodate the A380, but in reality only a handful of cities are going to get it.

CHC hasn't been specifically upgraded to accommodate the A380 as far as I am aware. When the international part of the terminal was expanded, several new gates were added, one of which is capable of taking an A380 however it still only has a single air-bridge. No taxiways or runways have been widened or anything drastic like that. The development under way at present is purely focused on the domestic part of the terminal.
Comments about CHC expanded in anticipation of an A380 being flown here on a regular basis have grown out of perspective.



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User currently offlineVhqpa From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 1456 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 8021 times:

I think the CHC (and alot of other smaller airports) upgraded to take the A380 to accomodate diversions. if AKL is closed for whatever reason then without CHC any incoming A380's would have to turn back west to either BNE or SYD which are both at least 3 hours away


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User currently offlineSmi0006 From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 1531 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4260 times:



Quoting Tayser (Reply 5):
Re: overcapacity to AKL - EK406 MEL-AKL on thursday last week looked to have the same or more amount of people waiting to board as CX134 that I was on - CX134 is an A330 and it was probably 70-75% full

There are huge flucuations between days on the amount of transit pax continuing on from DXB to AKL, some days 60-80 other 2 it really varies, generally EK406 to AKL goes out with very high load factors, just depends whether the pax are joiners or transtit


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