KFlyer From Sri Lanka, joined Mar 2007, 1208 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2191 times:
Calling for their own death ? Well, FZ and EK do have a good cooperation and will be able to coexist. But an influx of LCCs, specifically the QR one ( which will likely try to undercut as its parent ), might make the situation dangerous for likes of EY.
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Cricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2936 posts, RR: 7 Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2148 times:
Quoting ojas (Thread starter): Calling for their own death ? Well, FZ and EK do have a good cooperation and will be able to coexist. But an influx of LCCs, specifically the QR one ( which will likely try to undercut as its parent ), might make the situation dangerous for likes of EY.
And India is being iffy with giving passenger rights (and rightly so) to the Gulf carriers of late, FZ is starting only after a year, so if their biggest potential market makes life difficult for them, survivability might become a major issue.
kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 11948 posts, RR: 37 Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1675 times:
I would be more worried (as the Indian govt seems to be) about the Indian airlines. I don't think that there is any danger of an AUH-based airline going under.
However, I wonder if one of these carriers would consider a low-cost long haul model. Short haul low cost airlines are already abundant in this region; A320s of Air Arabia and 737s of FlyDubai can fly pretty much the same arc/radius of services from the UAE - as far west as Egypt/Turkey and as far east as Nepal/India. However, there are other markets - particularly the Philippines and Indonesia - which would appear to be ripe for a low cost long haul operation from the UAE. Leave the trunk routes, like MNL and CGK to the flag carriers, which leaving secondary routes like Medan, Cebu, Surabaya etc to the LCC model.
A330s would seem to be the ideal vehicle for such an operation.