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EK- Should They Get Narrow Body?  
User currently offlineHamad From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2000, 1160 posts, RR: 7
Posted (12 years 6 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1166 times:

Should Emirates airlines consider getting Narrowbodies to replace their remaining A310's? Narrow bodies thta might have the same Capacity, such as the A321, or the Beoing 757?


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User currently offlineHamad From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2000, 1160 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1130 times:

no one even wanted to look?


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User currently offlineBa777-236 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 674 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1121 times:

Personally I think Emirates should invest in some narrow-body planes (probably A321's and A320's) but if the A330's that are used on local routes (ie India, Pakistan Saudi Arabia) are going full I don't think they would want planes with less capacity.


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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8165 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1118 times:

"Personally I think Emirates should invest in some narrow-body planes (probably A321's and A320's)"

Why? Because the widebodies are all flying full, you think they should get some smaller planes? Great planning. Did you ever work for Swissair?



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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1110 times:

Although, from time to time, there has been talk of EK buying a small number of smaller aircraft, EK is quite happy with its all wide-body fleet. Premium customers are important to EK, and first/business classes simply works better on a wide-body than on a narrow body, and EK has no pressure to increase frequency as hub-crazy US and European carriers do..........why fly 6 A320 flites per day between 2 city pairs when you can fly 2 A332s and save the cost of introducing another type into the fleet?

SQ has been all wide-body for years with its strong SIN hub, and I think that EK intends to follow in that format.


User currently offlineKHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1617 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1079 times:

On the contrary Dutchjet....EK infact has a mad desire to add many frequencies to many destinations in Europe and else where.I think they fly 4X daily to london and they would like atleast one more frequency.But yeah as for them operating an all wide body fleet it does work for them mostly.Regional routes like Saudi Arabia and Pakistan have alot of traffic to DXB...both point to point and transit. There are some routes in the Gulf where EK could certainly do with some narrow bodies.Maybe its not worth getting an extra plane type just for those routes.

User currently offlineBa777-236 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 674 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1071 times:

"CedarJet" I believe you read my post wrong. I stated that I think EK should purchase narrow-body planes for short-haul routes but if EK's short haul routes are full there is no reason to buy smaller aircraft.


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