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Will EK Send A380 To LGW  
User currently offlineuaeflyer From United Arab Emirates, joined Nov 2006, 961 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 3 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 8663 times:

As Emirates now serving greater London by 8 daily flights , 5 A380s to LHR, 3 773 to LGW.
Is it possible to send A380 to LGW in 2013 ??
BTW how is the load factor between LGW & DXB

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User currently onlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3073 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (1 year 3 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 8667 times:

It is possible as LGW can handle the A388, indeed Emirates had one in last year.

User currently offline817Dreamliiner From Montserrat, joined Jul 2008, 2070 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (1 year 3 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 8658 times:

Its very possible, there's an A380 Gate with 3 jet bridges going up at the north terminal.


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User currently offlineUnited885 From Germany, joined Apr 2011, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 3 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 8581 times:

I´m pretty sure that they will send there at least one A380 daily in the near futur.
I guess, that the Dubai - London Route is the most profitable route of EK. I don´t know the exact loadfaktor between DXB and LGW but i think it will be large enough. Why should they send else three 77W´s a day?



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User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 43
Reply 4, posted (1 year 3 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 8423 times:

Look at way less important Euro routes where the 388 will be deployed.   LGW, I don't know the airport constraints, but for sure. MNL/CGK as soon as they have 2 class ones and these two ratholes can handle 600 pax with a working jetway...


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User currently offlineqf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 2886 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (1 year 3 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 8411 times:

If they want to increase capacity to LON then that's really their only option, unless they buy the LHR slots that QF has currently got leased out to BA (2 daily pairs) down the track.

User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4681 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (1 year 3 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 8342 times:

No doubt about it... 90+ A380's on order, I guarantee one flight at least will be upgraded to an A380...

EK413



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User currently onlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3073 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (1 year 3 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 8306 times:

Which gate is getting the three bridges? Just beware the bridge at the North Terminal....

User currently offlineTupolevTu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2174 posts, RR: 28
Reply 8, posted (1 year 3 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 8263 times:

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 7):
Which gate is getting the three bridges? Just beware the bridge at the North Terminal....

It's going up where stand 110, 125 east and west were on the west side of pier 6. When the EK A380 visited in the summer I think it parked on stand 51 or 52.

The south side of pier 6 is planned to be extended out towards where stands 130-136 are at the moment to take a load more A380's. This won't require them to go anywhere near the bridge.



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User currently onlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24073 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (1 year 3 months 5 days ago) and read 7209 times:

Quoting United885 (Reply 3):
Why should they send else three 77W´s a day?

Because each flight is about 6 hours apart (0250, 0820, 1445) and is fed by a different connecting bank at DXB. It maximizes connectivity from the EK network. Same thing in the other direction with departures from LGW at 0945, 1335, 2010.

If they combined 2 of those flights into one it would probably mean very long and uncompetitive connections for some destinations.


User currently offlineek433 From New Zealand, joined Mar 2009, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 3 months 5 days ago) and read 7011 times:

I don't know if anyone here noticed, but when the EK A380 visited last year, LGW uploaded this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63lEjjiQA_w

In the video description at the time it was uploaded (although I can't prove it now because I didn't take a screenshot) something along the lines of this was written;

"This landing signals the beginning of a new era of travelling from Gatwick ahead of a route launch in June next year."

It now reads this;

"This landing signals the beginning of a new era of travelling from Gatwick ahead of a "

Did anyone else notice this?

EDIT: Wow, just read it properly and it has been changed to 'implemented next year', apologies.

[Edited 2013-01-12 14:17:11]

User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8434 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (1 year 3 months 5 days ago) and read 6916 times:

Quoting ek433 (Reply 10):

It still says more or less what you quoted. You just need to press 'Show more'


User currently offlineek433 From New Zealand, joined Mar 2009, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 3 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6820 times:

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 11):
You just need to press 'Show more'

Yeah sorry don't know quite what happened there, must be going mad, either way, it still gives a little indication of when a service may be started although I'm sure it stated a month when it was first uploaded!


User currently onlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3073 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (1 year 3 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6807 times:

Quoting TupolevTu154 (Reply 8):
The south side of pier 6 is planned to be extended out towards where stands 130-136 are at the moment to take a load more A380's.

Well that's ambitious as I can only name one airline that's remotely likely to be using LGW ( ! )
Must for all those VS A380s  


User currently offlineely747 From Slovakia, joined Jan 2013, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 3 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6655 times:

A380 at LGW hm ... Would that not hurt EK premium class yields generated out of Heathrow? Region south of London is known as well off. Anybody after A380 experience could give preference to LGW over LHR. Heathrow is not the UK's most popular airport but is the only London airport enjoying the A380 product. Your thoughts?

[Edited 2013-01-12 14:57:37]

User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4681 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (1 year 3 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6450 times:

Quoting ek433 (Reply 10):

Emirates are marking 25 years of travelling to Britain this month by bringing an Airbus A380 to Gatwick Airport. This landing signals the beginning of a new era of travelling from Gatwick ahead of a new service that will be implemented next year...

The video is dated 7th of July 2012...

Just curious did the A380 taxi under the bridge linking the concourse...?

EK413



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User currently offlineTupolevTu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2174 posts, RR: 28
Reply 16, posted (1 year 3 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6333 times:

Quoting EK413 (Reply 15):

Nope! The video was taken from the top of the bridge itself. As far as I'm aware the 380 doesn't fit/isn't allowed to taxi underneath it.



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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3829 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 3 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6284 times:

Quoting TupolevTu154 (Reply 8):
The south side of pier 6 is planned to be extended out towards where stands 130-136 are at the moment to take a load more A380's

Any idea what that'd look like? When are they going to do this?


User currently onlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3073 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (1 year 3 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5902 times:

The A380 can't fit under the bridge and I am not sure there is a firm plan to build an A380 pier as yet. LGW just lost yet another long haul route today and US ends in March, a year after they lost DL. Hard to see a realistic business case.....

User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4681 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (1 year 3 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5859 times:

Quoting TupolevTu154 (Reply 16):

Quoting EK413 (Reply 15):

Nope! The video was taken from the top of the bridge itself. As far as I'm aware the 380 doesn't fit/isn't allowed to taxi underneath it.
Quoting skipness1E (Reply 18):

The A380 can't fit under the bridge and I am not sure there is a firm plan to build an A380 pier as yet. LGW just lost yet another long haul route today and US ends in March, a year after they lost DL. Hard to see a realistic business case.....

I'm confused if the bridge is in the background as the aircraft pulls up to it's bay (1:55 into the clip) so how was it filmed from the bridge itself...? Btw, I'm not familiar with the layout of LGW...

EK43



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User currently onlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3073 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (1 year 3 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5816 times:

http://www.ead.eurocontrol.int/eadba...EG_AD_2_EGKK_2-2_en_2012-12-13.pdf

The A380 was on 51.


User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4681 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (1 year 3 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5518 times:

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 20):

Cheers, thanks for providing the layout image of LGW...

EK413



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User currently offlinejwhite9185 From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 1148 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (1 year 3 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3929 times:

Quoting ely747 (Reply 14):
Anybody after A380 experience could give preference to LGW over LHR.

Exactly - For my upcoming flights with EK I would have rather gone from LGW as I prefer that airport to LHR despite LGW being further away. However I wanted to fly on the A380 so LHR it was. If there was an option of the A380 from LGW it would have been a no brainer for me.

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 18):
LGW just lost yet another long haul route today and US ends in March

Really? Which one?

After all the noise they made on the Inside Gatwick TV program for Sky about all these new carriers they're getting, it seems hardly any of them are left now! Maybe they gave them a great deal on fees for the first year or two, and have now upped the prices so they're all pulling out?



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User currently onlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3073 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (1 year 3 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3558 times:

Korean Air

Gatwick is what Gatwick was, not knocking the old place but I fail to see how GIP are ever going to get their investment back. By way of example, they have installed what I would describe as the most expensive public bathrooms on Earth in the South Terminal. Each cubicle is massive and has it's own sink. The terminals will look great once finished too.
However the school kids in the yellow jumpers have been replaced by a bossy womans voice on the transit warning you 68 people were hurt in their own escalators last years and to use the lifts instead. It is very particular......
Are the escalators a deathtrap at LGW North? We should be told.....


User currently offlineTupolevTu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2174 posts, RR: 28
Reply 24, posted (1 year 3 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3554 times:

Quoting Vasu (Reply 17):
Any idea what that'd look like? When are they going to do this?

I can't say I've seen (or looked) for any official source online, but several reliable sources from within the airport itself have told me this is the case. Stand 169 no longer exists and a new airfield operations bullding is being built on that site (as the current airfield ops building is between stands 141 and 131).

Quoting EK413 (Reply 19):
I'm confused if the bridge is in the background as the aircraft pulls up to it's bay (1:55 into the clip) so how was it filmed from the bridge itself...? Btw, I'm not familiar with the layout of LGW...

The clips of the aircraft landing and the water cannon salute were taken from the top of the bridge. Sorry, should've been clearer! As far as the aircrafts taxi route; Juliet onto Papa then Lima onto stand 51 (see map).

Quoting jwhite9185 (Reply 22):
Really? Which one?

Korean? (Again). I wouldn't be surprised if Caribbean Airlines stopped too.



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25 skipness1E : What happened to VK? Add them to DL, HX, KE an US lost over the year. Traffics holding up well but not on medium and long haul.
26 lightsaber : I believe EK could upgauge the most popular wave to the A380, but it is a question I didn't see answered, what are the loads from LGW, in particular i
27 skipness1E : They do quite well it seems, the morning flight is the weaker one as that was occasionally two class or a B772 until recent years. The EK015 / 016 wo
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