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What Will EK Do In 2010?  
User currently offlineRobbie86 From Sweden, joined May 2006, 541 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 11150 times:

What do you guys think EK will announce next year?

Which will be their new destinations?

What current flown routes will get upgraded to the A380? (Of them we don't know about yet)

I think we will see more cities in China and SE-Asia being announced. Hopefully one in Scandinavia, my bet goes to CPH. Most likely North America will get a couple of more cities added to their network. ORD, DFW and IAD perhaps? You think CCS could be a new destination? Connecting two oil areas?

As goes for the A380. IAH, LAX, FRA and NRT, which will start next year, will have pretty soon. At least this is my speculations.


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User currently offlineHaan From South Africa, joined Aug 2004, 289 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 10855 times:

Luanda will be launched on the 25th October 2009, other than that they only have Tokyo
on the books. I have not heard of anything else for 2010.

They will concentrate most of their fleet for the Soccer World Cup in South Africa in partnership with FIFA. A few Emirates aircraft will be based in South Africa during the tournament to help SAA with the passenger demand.


User currently offlineJoKeR From Serbia, joined Nov 2004, 2238 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 10641 times:

If Serbian press is to be believed, they will start ops to BEG - as an intermediate stop on their current DXB-VCE flights.


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User currently offlineRobbie86 From Sweden, joined May 2006, 541 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 10606 times:



Quoting JoKeR (Reply 2):
If Serbian press is to be believed, they will start ops to BEG - as an intermediate stop on their current DXB-VCE flights.

Is it so that DXB-VCE is not profitable enough to remain non-stop? If it's true, good for BEG!



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User currently offlineMIgAiR54 From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 1764 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 10529 times:

IMO 2010 will be a year to consolidate some routes.

Also they will have more A380 so they could re-think some freqs and prepare new schedules.

New possible routes:

Asia: Tokyo, Hanoi, Phon Phen, maybe some cities in China, Bali.

Europe: CPH or Estocolmo, MAD or BCN,

America: ORD (Etihad already serves ORD), IAD, YUL.

Africa: Yaounde, Kinshasa.

We are always talking about new routes, but they alse cancel some routes. Can anyone make a list with routes than EK no longer operate.

They have some routes that I have never imagine, such Tripoli, Larnaca, Malta and Nice. How are they doing in this routes?? Are they doing big money in this routes??

I remember months ago that EK wanted to operate A380 to Nice, but I´m not sure if this info is real or just a rumour.

Quoting Haan (Reply 1):
They will concentrate most of their fleet for the Soccer World Cup in South Africa in partnership with FIFA. A few Emirates aircraft will be based in South Africa during the tournament to help SAA with the passenger demand.

Very good news for South Africa, I never heard before....So they will do charters for the world cup???


User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 378 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 10360 times:

I don't think it would stop EK from flying to ORD just because EY flies there. Same for IAD, QR is already there and EK will probably follow....


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User currently onlineSmi0006 From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 1539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 10312 times:

I would like to think that as the economy turns that we will see the EK A380 in MEL, fingers crossed, with currently three flights a day, two non-stop and one via SIN it makes little sense to up the frequency any further. The flights from MEL to AKL I am told have higher loads (no idea on yields) than the SYD AKL flights perhaps we will see the A380 service to AKL be transfered from SYD to MEL?

I would also imagine that we will see EK in ADL at some point in the next 5 years, this may be fast tracked some what as the Australian economy seems to be taking the lead in the recovery.

Looking at new routes BEG sounds like winner to me with alot of pax connecting from Australia to the region.


User currently offlineJoKeR From Serbia, joined Nov 2004, 2238 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 10241 times:



Quoting Robbie86 (Reply 3):

Is it so that DXB-VCE is not profitable enough to remain non-stop? If it's true, good for BEG!

Not sure really, but I think VCE is far from being a star performer for EK. BEG too on its own would be too small for dedicated A330 ops initially, but combining the two could be a real winner.

Quoting Smi0006 (Reply 6):

Looking at new routes BEG sounds like winner to me with alot of pax connecting from Australia to the region.

Plus pax connecting to the Far East, Middle East and South Africa.

Quoting MIgAiR54 (Reply 4):
They have some routes that I have never imagine, such Tripoli, Larnaca, Malta and Nice. How are they doing in this routes?? Are they doing big money in this routes??

TIP is doing very well from what I hear, so are LCA and MLA. NCE is a high yielding niche route IMHO, with high loads in premium cabins, making it lucrative.



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User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11442 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 10230 times:
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After the World Cup, i hope to see EK increasing services to South America. May be with EZE, GIG, BOG and CCS as potential destinations.


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User currently offlineLightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13250 posts, RR: 100
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 10078 times:
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Quoting Robbie86 (Thread starter):
What do you guys think EK will announce next year?

Whatever will happen, someone will incorrectly claim their subsidized by Dubai oil.  duck  (Note: Dubai is an oil importer!)

Quoting Haan (Reply 1):
Luanda will be launched on the 25th October 2009, other than that they only have Tokyo
on the books. I have not heard of anything else for 2010.

Nor I. But Tokyo will be a big deal. I wonder if a more economical airframe could make NGO work again? Or are the yeilds that bad?

Quoting MIgAiR54 (Reply 4):
Also they will have more A380 so they could re-think some freqs and prepare new schedules.

 checkmark  But for some cities, this will allow growth (WIE comes to mind)

Quoting MIgAiR54 (Reply 4):
Asia: Tokyo, Hanoi, Phon Phen, maybe some cities in China, Bali.

I wonder with Hanoi. It was dropped due to corruption and cargo theft. But 'some cities in China' would work. Question, does the current Dubai-China bilateral allow more flights and cities? Does anyone have a link to the bilateral (or a summary)?

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User currently offlineOjas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2977 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 10046 times:

I think all of the 3, EK , EY, QR are going to launch NRT next year.

EK, EY have got rights to operate 5 weekly flights each and QR has got rights to fly daily. EY should be launching NRT with an A330-200.



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User currently offlineMIgAiR54 From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 1764 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 9758 times:



Quoting Ojas (Reply 10):
EK, EY have got rights to operate 5 weekly flights each and QR has got rights to fly daily. EY should be launching NRT with an A330-200.

I am quite sure that if they only have right to operate 5xweek, they will send A380. I´m not sure about EY sending A330, they might send a bigger plane.

Quoting JoKeR (Reply 7):
TIP is doing very well from what I hear, so are LCA and MLA. NCE is a high yielding niche route IMHO, with high loads in premium cabins, making it lucrative.

I heard the same, but I was not sure, lack of competition and high yield pax....

I forgot to talk about the possible increment in the Pakistan flights. have we got new news??

Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 8):
After the World Cup, i hope to see EK increasing services to South America. May be with EZE, GIG, BOG and CCS as potential destinations.

I don´t see a very big market in BOG and CCS. GIG and EZE could work, but I,m not sure.

Quoting Airmale (Reply 5):
I don't think it would stop EK from flying to ORD just because EY flies there. Same for IAD, QR is already there and EK will probably follow....

I now that this situation wouldn´t stop EK, I was telling exactly the opposite. They will open soon ORD and IAD to steal some market.

Quoting Smi0006 (Reply 6):
I would like to think that as the economy turns that we will see the EK A380 in MEL, fingers crossed, with currently three flights a day, two non-stop and one via SIN it makes little sense to up the frequency any further.

 bigthumbsup  I´m agree, that´s one of the advantage of the A-380, keep the freqs and add capacity to the existing routes. so They could create a combination of A380, B777 in the route. If MEL-AKL is performing so well they will start A380 operation.

Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 9):
I wonder with Hanoi. It was dropped due to corruption and cargo theft. But 'some cities in China' would work. Question, does the current Dubai-China bilateral allow more flights and cities? Does anyone have a link to the bilateral (or a summary)?

I don´t understand the situation in Hanoi, they are not the only foreign airline flying to there, so they could restart operations and solve the problem.
And if they billateral with china have limitations, they will deal with that and they will pressure to get more rights.


User currently offlineLightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13250 posts, RR: 100
Reply 12, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 9679 times:
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Quoting Ojas (Reply 10):
EK, EY have got rights to operate 5 weekly flights each and QR has got rights to fly daily. EY should be launching NRT with an A330-200.

Only 5X week... interesting. Do you happen to have a link?

Quoting MIgAiR54 (Reply 11):
I don´t understand the situation in Hanoi, they are not the only foreign airline flying to there, so they could restart operations and solve the problem.

EK wasn't making money during the boom times. So they could restart opperations, but something would have to change on the Hanoi side. EK left as the risk was worse than the reward.

But there is a chance. 2010 could be the first year in a while that EK does not have an aircraft shortage.

Quoting MIgAiR54 (Reply 11):
And if they billateral with china have limitations, they will deal with that and they will pressure to get more rights.

Pressure the Chinese government?  faint 

Then again, I was asking what EK's current rights are. Does anyone have a link to the Dubai-China bilateral? I was unable to find the treaty or even a summary on google.

Lightsaber



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User currently offlineAznMadSci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3679 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 9663 times:



Quoting Robbie86 (Thread starter):
As goes for the A380. IAH,

I'm not quite sure if the current A380s have the ability to do IAH without a weight penalty. Does EK plan to get a few 77Ls delivered? Or if LAX does get upgraded to the A380, the 77L used could be used to add frequencies to IAH such as going from 7x to 11x weekly.



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User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11442 posts, RR: 58
Reply 14, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 9657 times:
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Quoting MIgAiR54 (Reply 11):
GIG and EZE could work, but I,m not sure

I'm sure both would work very well. It's a matter of begin 3x/4x weekly and let the demand get a better picture to EK. Talking about Rio, there's a real lack of services to Asia, so i believe it will work very well considering growing focus from China and India, as well as the Olympics which would attract more visitors to the city even before & after the games.



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User currently offlineOjas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2977 posts, RR: 24
Reply 15, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 9657 times:



Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 12):
Only 5X week... interesting. Do you happen to have a link?

http://www.ameinfo.com/179115.html

Qatar Airways To Tokyo Narita Daily In 2010 (by QatarA340 Aug 28 2008 in Civil Aviation)

Will check if something mentioning EK is there.

Quoting MIgAiR54 (Reply 11):
I´m not sure about EY sending A330, they might send a bigger plane.

Well they will be launching it with an A332, depending on the loads they would they will upgrade it to an A345/6.



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User currently offlineOjas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2977 posts, RR: 24
Reply 16, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 9652 times:



Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 12):
Only 5X week... interesting. Do you happen to have a link?

http://gulfnews.com/business/aviatio...gree-to-enhance-air-links-1.150116

EK To Tokyo - 5 Weekly From March 2010 (by EK156 Dec 22 2008 in Civil Aviation)

The link and the thread states EK and EY have got total 10 weekly flights to NRT, shared equally between them; whereas QR has got daily rights.



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User currently offlineNcelhr From Vatican City, joined Jul 2006, 359 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 9652 times:



Quoting MIgAiR54 (Reply 4):
They have some routes that I have never imagine, such Tripoli, Larnaca, Malta and Nice. How are they doing in this routes?? Are they doing big money in this routes??

DXB-NCE is doing well, especially during the summer. In addition, EK is now the largest freight operator in NCE, filling the 5x weekly (Su/Mo/We/Fr/Sa) A330 belly full.
Service has been announced to go daily from 5th Jan 2010.

Quoting MIgAiR54 (Reply 4):
I remember months ago that EK wanted to operate A380 to Nice, but I´m not sure if this info is real or just a rumour.

This is the plan in the future. The current aviation slowdown has pushed this further in the future. In the meantime, NCE's southern runway has been widened, and special gate will be built in 2010.


User currently offlineYellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6218 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 9655 times:



Quoting AznMadSci (Reply 13):
As goes for the A380. IAH,

I recall reading somewhere...maybe the Houston Spotters site that the IAH work on a 380 ready gate was in fact for LH and not EK...

Don't know if it is so or not.



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User currently offlineCaliatenza From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1577 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8813 times:

in a way i dont want EK to bump up the 77L to a 380 for the LAX route...then i wont get a chance to get bumped up to Business cause Economy wont be overbooked! if rarely!  Sad

User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6436 posts, RR: 38
Reply 20, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8774 times:



Quoting Smi0006 (Reply 6):
I would like to think that as the economy turns that we will see the EK A380 in MEL, fingers crossed, with currently three flights a day, two non-stop and one via SIN it makes little sense to up the frequency any further. The flights from MEL to AKL I am told have higher loads (no idea on yields) than the SYD AKL flights perhaps we will see the A380 service to AKL be transfered from SYD to MEL?

The AKL-MEL/AKL-SYD sector shouldn't have any bearing whatsoever on what plane they should send down on each route. It's simply an addon route as we all know and a win-win situation in many cases for EK. It comes down to DXB-MEL vs DXB-SYD and I would think that the higher yielding seats would be going to SYD. I could be wrong.. As EK406/407 sounds like the most popular of the DXB-MEL flights, this is the one to be swapped for an A380 which will continue to AKL. I'd think that once they have enough aircraft, they'd just send it down daily. If there are big differences in loads between MEL and SYD from DXB, I guess they might consider swapping but until that happens, I would believe it'd stay as it is.



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User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17657 posts, RR: 46
Reply 21, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 8712 times:



Quoting Robbie86 (Thread starter):
What do you guys think EK will announce next year?

I think they're likely to hold tight and figure out how the implosion of DXB affects their business rather than announcing much growth.

Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 9):
Whatever will happen, someone will incorrectly claim their subsidized by Dubai oil

It's not that they're not paying for oil, it's that they're an arm of the government and their plan to turn DXB into the center of the universe.

Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 14):
Talking about Rio, there's a real lack of services to Asia

There's really not that much demand, and there currently are many one stops over Europe or North America to Asia, which is the same thing EK would offer.



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User currently offlineEk-a380 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 8643 times:

I wonder what plans they have may have for the UK and Pakistan?

There was talk of them adding a 3rd daily from MAN and the opening of a dedicated EK Business Lounge here but it all seems to have gone awfully quiet except for the building work going on for the lounge.

I also wonder what if anything they have planned for Pakistan - I would hope they would increase frequency to ISB and LHE - think it stinks the way the Pakistani Government through PIA have penalised EK who I know for a fact would like to increase frequencies but are not getting the rights to do so mainly due to objection from PIA.

Whilst at the same time EY and QR have now increased daily frequencies...something fishy is going on behind the scenes if you ask me.


User currently offlineOjas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2977 posts, RR: 24
Reply 23, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 8605 times:



Quoting Ek-a380 (Reply 22):
I also wonder what if anything they have planned for Pakistan - I would hope they would increase frequency to ISB and LHE - think it stinks the way the Pakistani Government through PIA have penalised EK who I know for a fact would like to increase frequencies but are not getting the rights to do so mainly due to objection from PIA.

So far the only announcement I've heard is that EK is upgrading the existing 2 weekly PEW flights from A332 to B772A.

Quoting Ek-a380 (Reply 22):
Whilst at the same time EY and QR have now increased daily frequencies...something fishy is going on behind the scenes if you ask me.

Well something is even more fishy when Emirates gets 185 weekly flights to India and the other gulf carriers do not get the rights as and when they want.

Besides EK has 39 weekly flights to Pakistan, highest than any other carrier. QR, if after govt approval and the plans to go daily in April 2010 materialize, will have not more then 28 weekly flights to Pakistan.

So EK is still leading on all fronts, relax.



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User currently onlineSmi0006 From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 1539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 8496 times:



Quoting NZ107 (Reply 20):
The AKL-MEL/AKL-SYD sector shouldn't have any bearing whatsoever on what plane they should send down on each route. It's simply an addon route as we all know and a win-win situation in many cases for EK. It comes down to DXB-MEL vs DXB-SYD and I would think that the higher yielding seats would be going to SYD. I could be wrong.. As EK406/407 sounds like the most popular of the DXB-MEL flights, this is the one to be swapped for an A380 which will continue to AKL. I'd think that once they have enough aircraft, they'd just send it down daily. If there are big differences in loads between MEL and SYD from DXB, I guess they might consider swapping but until that happens, I would believe it'd stay as it is.

Ahh forgive me I didn’t make myself clear, I was meaning that once the A380 was sent to MEL, the SYD A380 should terminate in SYD and not continue onto AKL instead a smaller aircraft should be used. Thus it would be merely the AUS---AKL A380 service that would be swapped between SYD and MEL. Both SYD and MEL--DXB sectors can support the A380 and I'm sure it won’t be long before we see it operating into MEL. SYD---AKL just has more competition then MELAKL, and I question the need for the A380 to operate this sector, except for prestige.
Just to highlight the loads EK406 from MEL to AKL this morning was oversold with several pax being denied boarding.... whilst it doesn’t indicate yield one would imagine an oversold low yield A340 would be making more money than an A380 with only 80 (as has been reported of late, although this could have changed) paxs unless there is a massive difference in yields?


25 LipeGIG : Sorry to disagree. The demand is there for the first player to try. Easy to say there's no demand when as a matter of fact separate tickets break the
26 Robbie86 : Is MAN A380 ready?
27 MaverickM11 : Not likely, but even if double connects were a major force, they'd also be big in LIM, CCS, and EZE, which are all bigger than GIG to Asia.
28 GustyOrange : I wouldn't be surprised if they added a second GLA flight. We've been stuck on a single 773 for four years now. With passenger numbers continuing to i
29 CXfirst : I'm hoping rather for a daily EDI flight. I think that would be better. -CXfirst
30 Abrelosojos : = Any idea why they are hiring cabin crew again ... my "lead indicator" to an airline announcing new services. Remember, they must deploy those aircr
31 MaverickM11 : I don't expect EK to grow much. They do have planes on order and an EU country will be taken behind the shed and shot if they don't take their 380s,
32 EmiratesUK : And as the early morning departure for flights both South & East of Dubai almost matches the midnight departure bank I wouldnt be surprised to see EK
33 SQ_EK_FREAK : As long as I have been here, it's only been Alexandria. But I do know EK has discontinued flights in the past to Baku in Azerbaijan, Ho Chi Minh city
34 MIgAiR54 : IMO it is much more logical to add a second flight to GLA than start EDI. EK has all that they need in GLA and they already have operations there, EDI
35 Cedars747 : Hello EK ! Please come to OSL Alex!!!
36 AznMadSci : Oh now you've done it ... which city is the one completely from left field??? Step right up! Place your bets! Do I hear DTW? Do I hear MCO? DEN? BWI?
37 Damian : There are a number of airlines who recognise the benefits of operating to both EDI and GLA, to capture as much of the Scottish market as possible, an
38 NZ107 : Oh right. I don't think it really matters tbh. IIRC the flights that continue to New Zealand are the more popular flights leaving DXB anyway so the p
39 EK773 : Tsk tsk .. SQ_EK_freak ; )).. CMN has always been a direct flight. Its QR i believe who routed via TIP. For EK ops TIP has either been routed via MLA
40 Ojas : I believe back in 2003-04 EK operated to CMN was via TIP.
41 NZ193 : Just 2 quick questions seeming as we are talking about EK... 1. Where does EK fly to from CHC? 2. How profitable is that leg from CHC to wherever it g
42 Atpcliff : Hi! They are getting 10 -380s, that Qantas had on order, and turned down, so they need crews starting shortly for those planes that they had not count
43 ZK-NBT : QF still has them on order, they deferred them, I wasn't aware that EK were taking the slots. SYD-BKK-DXB daily with a 77W, I'm not sure on loads but
44 Lightsaber : You would know better than I. Thank you for the correction. Lightsaber
45 Planetime : I remember reading a while ago that JFK will get the A380 again.
46 NZ107 : But it'd still make more sense to send the bigger plane across the ditch? I wouldn't have thought many people used EK to get to SIN from AKL when the
47 EmiratesUK : But they already do - x3 daily DXB-AKL (Via BNE/SYD/MEL) x1 daily DXB-CHC (Via BKK/SYD) My understanding is when they started services to NZ they had
48 NZ107 : When they started flights to New Zealand, their A345s hadn't arrived so basically the only option was to go through Australia (They had the rights fo
49 Danfearn77 : The rumour is EK have cancelled their 3rd daily slot allocation from MAN for next year, which has further fuelled speculation that the A380 is to be
50 I380North : I expect to see EK in ORD in 2010. I have been wrong before but I think we need one in the Midwest. TC can you hear me?
51 CityAirline : Well, I think CEB might be popping up sometime soon. I mean QR offers three weekly nonstops from DOH, and there is surely room for EK to do the same f
52 Veeseeten : Not sure what you're talking about there, the MAN lounge opened at the beginning of October.
53 Lightsaber : While I realize MAN has excellent load factors for EK, I would be surprised to see *both* the A380 and 3X day in 2010. Note: I would be quite happy t
54 AirNovaBAe146 : That has got to be Kinshasa!!! Would the crews overnight there, or in Brazzaville, like the AF crews do? AN
55 Danfearn77 : I think your right. I have to say, having the A380 on the route will hopefully stop people going down to LHR to fly to DXB. I cant remember where i r
56 Tayser : with an A380 replacing an A345 DXB-MEL, surely they can start ADL? ADL would complete their Australian network (perhaps CNS - but that's real fringe t
57 NZ107 : They would need extra rights to be able to continue ADL onto AKL unless they decided to cut a current TT route. I'm not sure if anyone (apart from th
58 CXfirst : I have no idea if this is correct, but I think I heard that a couple years ago that the limit on trans-tasman flights was only for PER, MEL, SYD and
59 Airtropolis : Would anyone know the status of EK's previously announced A380 flights to Singapore? It was announced early this year that the DXB-SIN terminator flig
60 Caliatenza : now for the big question: will either SFO or LAX go double daily?
61 Lightsaber : I'm very curious on that too! I suspect SFO is the more likely of the two (half due to being in 77W range of DXB, and half due to slightly more deman
62 Ncfc99 : Are you thinking of the limits from DXB? I believe they are limited to the frequencies they can fly to PER, BNE, SYD, MEL. But they can fly as much a
63 NZ107 : I'm pretty sure it remains the same that carriers from UAE are restricted to 28x weekly (4 daily flights) crossings of the Tasman. I don't think this
64 ZK-NBT : I always thought MEL was the lightest of the AKL flights for EK though I flew it once on the 777 and it was full both ways back in 2005. SIN-AKL itse
65 NZ107 : Just thinking about it again - Before EK gets so many A380s it doesn't matter where abouts they fly to, I wonder if EK could do anything else with th
66 MadameConcorde : I have a very simple question. Is EK a profitable airline? Considering the financial state Dubai is in and the competition with neighbour airline Etih
67 Post contains links Lightsaber : Per there last anual report, barely. http://www.theemiratesgroup.com/engl.../facts-figures/annual-reports.aspx The trends and numbers seem 'about rig
68 Ojas : Is EK giving some of their India entitlements to Flydubai?? Didn't come across that. I just hope and pray India does not lift the seat restrictions (
69 MIgAiR54 : Fly Dubai will serve airports where EK can´t really compete... I really don´t think so, Because India govt must protect Indian Airlines, they are n
70 MaverickM11 : If you don't count all the development done by the government, then yes
71 Directorguy : EK has been making a profit since its inception with the exception of its second year. People claim that it is subsidised-but it's not (Dubai imports
72 Viscount724 : However, not having to pay income taxes on their profits is something like a subsidy. That means EK retains all of its profits for further investment
73 MaverickM11 : Given Dubai's proclivity to obfuscate financial data, I wouldn't believe a thing they said...
74 BOStonsox : If they do a lot of expanding in North America, and the 787 is out, I would love to see them in BOS. They could connect a lot of traffic to India.
75 Lightsaber : Trying to keep on thread, I'm very curious to see what new cities Dubai flies to in 2010. Are there any other cities in danger of being cut? (NGO, Ale
76 Robbie86 : Wouldn't it be wiser to increase capacity on these routes before adding a second daily flight? Switch to the A380 seems smarter to me.
77 TR1 : Any updates as to whether the A380 will return to JFK?
78 MaverickM11 : They're one in the same. Without Dubai there is no EK and vice versa. And since Dubai is in the tank, I don't see how one can draw a line where the e
79 Lightsaber : Long term, I agree that serving SFO with an A380 makes sense. But I disagree with other posters which airframe is best for the route today. I believe
80 Post contains links Lightsaber : Oh, just so no one thinks I have on rose colored glasses with Dubai: http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20091011-701586.html http://online.wsj.com/ar
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