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Gulf Air Quits Australia  
User currently offlineAussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1766 posts, RR: 5
Posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1401 times:

will be replaced with 3x weekly codeshare on QF.

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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 7929 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1324 times:

Yet Emirates are adding Aussie cities and all their flights down under are full. When they get A380s I bet we'll see them in Sydney. How come Gulf Air have screwed up so bad?


fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
User currently offlineBDRules From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 1501 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1298 times:

probably the price

User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6659 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1294 times:

They are also cutting back a number of Euro cities.They are planning on ditching the 340

User currently offlineIndianicWorld From Australia, joined Jun 2001, 2782 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1287 times:

well they were not a strong carrier here anyway, so they wont be missed too badly. I guess Qatar Airways will start services to Oz soon then, maybe hey should choose ADL or BNE as their cities, as EK has MEL and SYD and now PER happily served.

ciao


User currently offlineGroobster From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1281 times:

Rather strange really, considering they've just started a TV advertising campaign over here in the UK


Next flights: MAN-IST-AUH-MAN
User currently offlineJoewhi From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1274 times:

Where did this information come from.
Having been MEL-SIN twice last year in chock-a-block full economy class A340 on all 4 flights I find it hard to beleive that they would bail out of the SYD/MEL/SIN 3 flights per week as it was my impression that their loadings have been very good.
Maybe they're doing it too cheap at $596aud r/t last time I flew.


User currently offlineGulfair From Australia, joined Jul 2001, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1244 times:

Where has this information come from??
GF has been happily serving MEL since the early 90's, actually it was the first Middle East carrier to fly direct to Melbourne.

I agree with Joewhi, the load factors from MEL to SIN have always been full in my experience, although admittedly the sectors from SIN to BAH when I have flown have been rather low at times....

It would be a shame to see GF leave MEL and SYD as they have been a loyal server for many years, please could someone verify this??

As far as I know no arrangements have been made with QF, so who will they codeshare on? (certainly not EK)
Maybe an option for GF is to join star alliance, as SQ and TG have frequent flights to MEL which GF could place their code on, dont really see GF forming a relationship with QF.......

And about the 340's, who says they are going, they were, unitl the 332's arrived, the flagship of GF, and among the most comfortable I know of.
Why would they get rid of them, especially if they are being filled? Gf only serves MEL and SYD 3 times a week.

Someone please verify this,

Outraged and loyal GF fan.


User currently offlineOdiE From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1641 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1202 times:

There was some talks about Gulf Air code-sharing with MAS. Not too sure if they are only going to code-share on the Malaysia-Gulf routes only or onwards to Australia. Since some people said Qantas, I would had believed that it would be Qantas then.

Regards.


User currently offlineGF-A330 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 1643 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1194 times:

Hi to all,

Gf will either sell or lease out its existing A340s. There main concentration is to have an all Airbus fleet of A330s and A320s.

The 767s are also due to be phased out.

About Australia operations. This is the first I'm hearing this, but presume the flights will be ceased once the A340 leaves. No, idea about the prospects of the A330 being used on this route.


User currently offlineJayhup From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 452 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1171 times:

Does anyone know if A4-OLA and A4-OLB are still in the fleet (A340)? We used to get those puppies at JFK and OLB sat there once for three days with an unusual vibration in one of the engines.....

JH


User currently offlineGF-A330 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 1643 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1157 times:

U mean A40-LA and LB.

Yes all 5 A340's are still in the fleet.


User currently offlineJayhup From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 452 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1145 times:

GFA330....Thanks!

User currently offlineJoewhi From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1131 times:

According to GF's Melbourne office the last flight is on Mar29 and from then on will be codesharing on 3 Qantas flights per week MEL-SIN, same for SYD-SIN, I guess.  Crying

User currently offlineThe Coachman From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1421 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1112 times:

$596 r/t fares aren't sustainable. Who cares what the loads are like in economy? If the premium cabins are running empty, you have a loss making plane, even if cargo is loaded up.

GF probably had very few premium pax because of the competition; BA, SQ, and QF run many services and have many corporate contracts lined up from SYD, MEL, SIN and others.



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User currently offlineMarara From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 678 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1102 times:

GF getting closer to OneWorld ???


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User currently offlineMEA From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 631 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1099 times:

I love the "Golden Falcons" & the GF A340 was the first airline model I ever bought!

I am assuming that GF may be losing a lot of their passengers to EK as they offer a far more superior product in Economy, Business & First class.

Is the Middle East market really that unsustainable?


User currently offlineThe Coachman From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1421 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1094 times:

No, just the fares, and the competition.


M88, 722, 732, 733, 734, 73G, 73H, 742, 743, 744, 752, 762, 763, 772, 773, 77W, 320, 332, 333, 345, 388, DH8, SF3 - want
User currently offlineBraniff place From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 1125 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1067 times:

Iam really sick and tired of all this code sharing bullshit we experience in australia, if i buy a ticket from a specific airline i expect to travel with them. Its sad to see yet another carrier cut australia, really really sad.  Pissed

-Braniff Place


User currently offlineMEA From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 631 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1036 times:

I can't agree more Braniff Place.

Code shares or cancelled services;

Alitalia, KLM, Lufthansa, ANA, Northwest, Continental, Gulf Air, MEA, Sri Lankan, Virgin Atlantic... the list just keeps getting bigger!


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