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Emirates' List To South America: Recife?

Wed Jun 26, 2002 6:56 am

Justplanes.com reported that Emirates is planning to launch flight to South America after the North America launch.

First 3 cities in South America will be:

Buenos Aires
Recife
Sao Paulo

I'm wondering why would Emirates wants to fly Dubai-Recife?
 
zizou
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RE: Emirates' List To South America: Recife?

Wed Jun 26, 2002 8:30 am

I don't think Recife will ever be a future destination for Emirates. I think Rio De Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires would be more realistic destinations for Emirates.  Smile
 
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RE: Emirates' List To South America: Recife?

Wed Jun 26, 2002 11:28 am

While I do think it is odd, people, do not underestimate the size of secondary Brazilian cities. They are huge! Belo Horizonte is served by American Airlines, Manaus & Belem have non-stops to Miami, Fortazela has flights to Milan, Recife has service to Lisbon (and RG will reintroduce MIA-REC in the fall), and then Salvador, with service to Paris, Frankfurt, Milan, Madrid, Miami, and Lisbon. I will agree that I don't think EK will be landing in Recife before some other cities, but Recife is no small town.
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RE: Emirates' List To South America: Recife?

Wed Jun 26, 2002 11:35 am

I have long since learned to take anything Maurice Flanagan says with a HUGE pinch of salt.
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RE: Emirates' List To South America: Recife?

Wed Jun 26, 2002 2:52 pm

I would say Caracas would be a better destination for EK- I say this because of the huge oil indusrty in Venezuela and the relations Chavez has been developing with the middle east. Sao Paulo I really understand because of the big number of Arabs (mainly Lebanese) in Brasil and it's such an important South American city. Colombia is another South American country with a good number of Arab immigrants.
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khi747
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RE: Emirates' List To South America: Recife?

Wed Jun 26, 2002 4:02 pm

Yeah but all Arab emigrants who live in Latin countries are from the sham region, mainly Lebanese.......not at all from Gulf Arab countries where EK comes from....big Difference! So for EK to fly to Latin America because there are immigrants there with arab descent is not applicable.
Secondly for people from Brazil wanting to fly to Lebanon, Emirates would make a horrible connection! Dubai is a good 3 hours east of Beirut! It would make no sense to fly all the way east to Dubai and then headback west to beirut.
The route would exist because because Brazil is an important country with a huge economy.....it would be something like another Australia to a lesser extent for EK.....or just like the tens of different countries EK flies to.Certainly the fact that some Brazilian citizens came from Lebanon has very little to do with it.....
 
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RE: Emirates' List To South America: Recife?

Wed Jun 26, 2002 4:02 pm

Don't know what JP's source is but Recife has never been mentioned.
 
chepos
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RE: Emirates' List To South America: Recife?

Wed Jun 26, 2002 4:17 pm

Iraqi also used to fly to Brasil (in it's glory days), and no I did not say all of Brasil's Arab immigrants come from Lebanon but they do have a big Lebanese community . And yes Dubai might be out of the way but they do offer some very convenient connections to neighboring middle Eastern countries.
All this talk about Brasil and the middle east reminds me of El Clon - (great Brasilian novela.)
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RE: Emirates' List To South America: Recife?

Wed Jun 26, 2002 5:23 pm

Sean's right. Sometimes the EK management are tooo ambitious. Even the employees believe that!
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khi747
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RE: Emirates' List To South America: Recife?

Wed Jun 26, 2002 5:40 pm

HAha ....El Clon. a friend of mine watches that show with great interest....its dubbed in Spanish on the Telemundo channel i think....
 
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RE: Emirates' List To South America: Recife?

Thu Jun 27, 2002 7:03 am

Slight change to the heading but where are the destinations in the US that EK wants to fly too? What will they fly there with and Recife??????? my god there are bigger and more important South American cities they should consider. And this from an airline that does not yet fly to NRT? Perhaps the management knows something others dont.
 
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RE: Emirates' List To South America: Recife?

Thu Jun 27, 2002 9:00 am

Chepos!!

It is important to remember that MEA used to fly to Brazil, GRU and GIG if i'm not mistaken. So i guess it wouldn't be so odd, especially if the put REC as a stop over to the GRU flights!

Ps: By the way El Clone has just ended over here, and now "Esperança" is on now. Ah I wonder you would like to know with who Jade will stay. Lucas or Leo???? Hahaha...

Regards,

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RE: Emirates' List To South America: Recife?

Thu Jun 27, 2002 12:50 pm

You guys are such noveleros...  Smile

Yes, Brazil has a sizeable Lebanese/Arab population. These mainly migrated during the Lebanese revolution in the 80s like many immigrants from other European and Asian countries did when Brazil was still a flourishing country. At this time, Brazil isn't doing too well and Brazil has stopped being an Immigrant country because it doesn't really have a promising future anymore.

MEA did fly into Sao Paulo for a few years; however, when it did it was flown only once a week. Not really enough demand to make it a profitable route. Hence the fact that MEA discontinued the route and hasn't shown plans on reinstating back. I'm pretty sure that if was a great money maker, Varig, with its huge widebody fleet, would no doubt have already taken over the opportunity.

Nonetheless, it might not be far fetched if Recife is in the plans for Emirates. Emirates has enough money to try out new markets and if they simply don't work they get cancelled. However, I do agree that there is more important markets for Emirates to develop. Sao Paulo and to a lesser extend Rio de Janeiro will definitely be on Emirates' route map. Buenos Aires... Well, that will take a little longer because at the moment it is very unclear whether the country will become the great nation it once was, but who knows. Nobody can properly predict the future.

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