airplaneguy From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 52 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 5 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 9657 times:
Watching the gigantic Emirates A380 on final to YYZ today got me wondering. How full is the flight? Considering the three times weekly (I think) arrival, is it maxed out, and who are all the travelers? Are there that many people traveling to and from Dubai? Thanks in advance.
I would guess that 90% (maybe more) of passengers on EK YYZ-DXB-YYZ flights are connecting beyond DXB to/from other points in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, with India probably being by far the largest origin/destination.
StarAC17 From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 3292 posts, RR: 9 Reply 2, posted (3 years 5 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 9507 times:
Quoting airplaneguy (Thread starter): How full is the flight? Considering the three times weekly (I think) arrival, is it maxed out, and who are all the travelers?
I have heard figures (mostly on here) ranging from about 60-65% to up to 90%, If I had to venture a guess it would be about 75-85%.
The reason that the A380 is on the DXB-YYZ route is because EK and EY are restricted to 3 times weekly flights to YYZ by the Canadian government and EK wants to max the amount of PAX it can get with that restriction, also some think it was a mere publicity stunt. .
Most passengers on this flight are transiting to mostly India as well as other places in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa as Viscount724 said. EK also wants more service to YYZ up to at least daily and wants to add YVR, and potentially YYC as well.
The Canadian government does not want to currently grant EK more flying rights to Canada unless the O&D market goes up. Some say that this is lobbied by AC not to, but you can search that because there is a lot of AC/Canada vs EK threads.
Swallow From Uganda, joined Jul 2007, 551 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (3 years 5 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 8997 times:
FWIW, here is some data from Andrew Parker VP, Emirates
In 2008, Emirates flew a B777-300ER (approx. 354 seats) on the Toronto-Dubai route. Actual capacity for Toronto-Dubai in 2008 was 111,564 seats, of which 99,288 were filled. That is a load factor of 89%. In aviation industry terms this is a very high load factor performance.
in 2009, which included service by both B777-300ER flights until June 1 and then A380 service for the rest of the year, 134,736 seats were offered by Emirates on their Toronto-Dubai service, of which 122,870 were filled. That is a load factor of 91%