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User currently offlineWadha From United Arab Emirates, joined Mar 2000, 185 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 10 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2234 times:

Emirates Airlines fleet consists of mainly 777-200ER, 777-300, A330-200, A300-600ER and A310-300. All of these planes are Wide bodies, and Emirates some times operates the A330's and the 777-200 for short flight hauls like Dubai to DOHA and Dubai to Bahrain, which are 55 to 60 minuites flights. Dont you guys think that EK should have Narrow bodies also such as A320's or A321's, 737's or even the Fokker-100 to operate to such routes?

What do you think guys?


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User currently offlinePolAir From United States of America, joined May 2001, 893 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2182 times:

As far as i know they are doing just great. Why would they change winning tactic?

User currently offlineKHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2167 times:

Truth is that there are many regional routes for EK that require the capacity of big planes....ironically the two you named are among them. But there are a few routes for example MCT, where EK would be better off with an A320 for instance. But i do not think you will see any narrow bodies in the EK fleet in the near future.

User currently offlineFly_emirates From United Arab Emirates, joined Oct 2000, 1046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2140 times:

good question!

but why did you think of the F-100's? are they good aircrafts?


User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2133 times:

There are many inter-Gulf routes (excluding Saudi) that are flown by 777's and 330's yet they only fill up 50-70% on average. EK would be better off using A320's on such routes but of course they refuse to that, their image would be ruined!


Proud to be an Assyrian!
User currently offlineKHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2115 times:

Marco within the gulf......with the exception of MCT, i think the average loads are higher then you suggested.

User currently offlineMandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6841 posts, RR: 75
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2086 times:

F100s are good pieces of machinery, only if you get extra cooling for its computers that is, otherwise you'll be flying the plane with standby instruments !

Mandala499



When losing situational awareness, pray Cumulus Granitus isn't nearby !
User currently offlineEmirates777 From Tanzania, joined Feb 2000, 655 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2068 times:

I had posted a comment on this issue on a thread earlier this year.

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/461366/

Last i heard from Emirates, narrow bodies were not on the agenda. With the events of Sept. 11 i think that they are going to have to re-think that decision - esp. if they want to make money. At the moment it seems the sheikh's cash is still available.

Rgds
Emirates777


User currently offlineFunny From Greece, joined May 2001, 333 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2061 times:

It could be that Emirates flies only once a day to these destinations. Therefore many people have to booked once a day. This means a big aircraft is needed. If Emirates did not make good profit from this system, they would have stopped long ago.


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