Quokkas From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2960 times:
Richard Jewsbury, Emirates' senior vice president commercial operations for Far East and Australasia, has announced that from 31 March EK will be upguaging their daily morning PER departures to 77Ws. Currently EK operates a 77L for its 06:00 departure from PER and a 77W for the 22:30 departure. The change will result in an extra 644 seats each week.
Mr Jewsbury went on to say that " traffic growth into Perth would be handled by further "up gauging" of plane types and then possibly a third daily service."
Foreshadowing the introduction of the A380 he said,"The A380 is also a possibility when the airport can handle the aircraft."
At present, while the runway and taxiways are suitable for the A380, the terminal lacks facilities and aerobridges to accommodate it. Planned expansion of the International terminal and construction of A380 contact stands is expected to be completed by 2014.
With QR starting services on 2 July operating from Doha to Perth with 3 flights weekly (Tue, Thu and Sat) and daily later in the year things will be a bit busier.
While, as has already been stated PER won't be A380 ready before 2014, and assuming continued growth, which would make a better economic case? To increase departures to three daily 777s or to have one 77W and one A380?
CXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3165 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2100 times:
Quoting Quokkas (Reply 7): which would make a better economic case? To increase departures to three daily 777s or to have one 77W and one A380?
Well, assuming the terminal could handle the A380, I would say the better option would be 777 + A380 before 3x777. Simply because I wouldn't know what arrivals bank a 3rd flight would fit into. I think it would be better to have a larger flight arrive into the morning arrivals bank at DXB to connect to the morning departure bank at DXB to Europe.
There is also the possibility that a third daily would poach passengers from the two existing flights yet still not carry a full load. The upguage from 2 x 777 to 2 x 777 + 1 x 380 may carry less risk.