EGFF From UK - Wales, joined Sep 2001, 2201 posts, RR: 12 Posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1387 times:
Upon talking to a good friend of mine earlier he told me that Emirates will be operating a B777 into BHX for a one off on (don't quote me on this) December.14th!
Just thought some of you would like to know
Emirates777 From Tanzania, joined Feb 2000, 655 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1350 times:
Yes MAN double daily has been deferred last minute.
Instead the B773 (in a high density config) will be operating. The 2 class Emirates B773s seat 434 pax so should provide a significant capacity upgrade from the current A330s which seat 285.
The double daily was partly delayed because SYD won't be upgraded to a daily at least for the 1st half of 2002. Once SYD goes daily then it will become more necessary to have the 2nd MAN daily esp. from a connections perspective. The 2nd MAN daily would have a lunchtime/early afternoon departure from DXB arriving MAN in the evening. The return would depart MAN at night arriving DXB next morning providing speedy connex with SYD and other routes eg. intra gulf, KHI, MNL, NBO, DAR, EBB. Currently MAN pax who wish to travel to these destination face a 6-8hr layover.
A B777-200 (high density) is slated to operate on 14th Dec to BHX.