airmale
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Gulf Air Relaunching Australia And Greece

Tue Jun 03, 2003 6:32 pm

GF are returning to their former markets Sydney and Athens in November, Athens will be served from Bahrain with an A320 and Sydney from Abu Dhabi via Singapore with an A340-300.
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zizou
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RE: Gulf Air Relaunching Australia And Greece

Tue Jun 03, 2003 11:16 pm

They are serving Sydney daily! If you ask me, thats a bit too optimistic. seeing that Emirates will be launching daily non-stop flights from Sydney to Dubai in October. Maybe they will take up some of the Singapore bound pax that Emirates won't picking up now.
 
cedarjet
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RE: Gulf Air Relaunching Australia And Greece

Tue Jun 03, 2003 11:37 pm

Why the hell are they serving SYD from Abu blinking Dhabi?
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Billy
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RE: Gulf Air Relaunching Australia And Greece

Wed Jun 04, 2003 12:01 am

I think that the AUH is a mistake, I have seen a report saying BAH-SYD. GF are leasing in two A340s to operate this route.
 
jupiter2
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RE: Gulf Air Relaunching Australia And Greece

Wed Jun 04, 2003 8:10 am

Last time Gulf flew here they operated from BAH 4 times weekly. Not long before they stopped they went to daily and some of the flights originated in Abu Dhabi, they may have the same plan this time around.
I can also see QF code sharing on this route so that they at least have a "presence" in the Gulf region.
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gardermoen
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RE: Gulf Air Relaunching Australia And Greece

Wed Jun 04, 2003 8:59 am

According to the GF website, it will be BAH-SIN-SYD served daily.
 
Amir
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RE: Gulf Air Relaunching Australia And Greece

Wed Jun 04, 2003 3:49 pm

Hi,

I'm afraid GF will never learn it! They are about to repeat some old mistakes. They should rather concentrate on building one major hub and strengthening their regional network before adding new destinations. How will they fill the SYD up? I will tell you, they will approach consolidations in Europe and AU and dump dump dump. I doubt that the SYD route will be profitable. GF and OA are amongst the cheapest operators out of EU to AU. And the biggest headache is they hardly have any premium traffic on this route thus the overall yields will be rather low. Let's wait and see. I'm missing an a feasible strategy of GF. They started good some years ago with savings program's and cut down of unprofitable destinations and now it looks as if they are eager for more long range dest. But the main issue in my eyes remains unsolved: their Hub philosophy.

Regards
Amir
 
alitis
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RE: Gulf Air Relaunching Australia And Greece

Wed Jun 04, 2003 10:53 pm

OA stopped serving SYD and MEL a few months ago. Therefore no current direct connection between ATH and AU.

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danialanwar
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RE: Gulf Air Relaunching Australia And Greece

Thu Jun 05, 2003 5:32 am

Single Hub
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that GF is jointly owned by the governments of Bahrain and Abu Dhabi (i.e. NOT the UAE) and maybe one more (Qatar?). I remember one government dropped out recently (either Qatar or Oman, can't recall). Thus a single hub strategy is politically very difficult to achieve. Air Afrique may have suffered from the same problem.
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zizou
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RE: Gulf Air Relaunching Australia And Greece

Thu Jun 05, 2003 7:47 am

Danialanwar, it was Qatar that dropped out.

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