Wadha From United Arab Emirates, joined Mar 2000, 185 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2125 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?
KHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1613 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2058 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.
Marco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2024 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!
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.
Funny From Greece, joined May 2001, 333 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1952 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.