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EK Fleet

Wed Oct 24, 2001 1:25 am

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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RE: EK Fleet

Wed Oct 24, 2001 2:22 am

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

Wed Oct 24, 2001 2:51 am

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.
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RE: EK Fleet

Wed Oct 24, 2001 11:51 am

good question!

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

Wed Oct 24, 2001 12:12 pm

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!
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RE: EK Fleet

Wed Oct 24, 2001 6:51 pm

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

Wed Oct 24, 2001 10:36 pm

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 !

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RE: EK Fleet

Thu Oct 25, 2001 1:55 am

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


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.

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RE: EK Fleet

Thu Oct 25, 2001 2:29 am

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.