Earlier on in July, there was a story that since DXB
's Airport security does not meet FAA requirements, EK
will not be allowed to fly "nonstop" from DXB
to USA, it could however via a European city.
In anycase, officially SFO
were supposed to have begun this JUNE but due to the fall out of the IRAQ WAR, the proposed launch is suspended till next May 04.
Why cant EK
instead come to YYZ
first if USA is giving them problems? They will mint money out of YYZ
as no Arab or Indian carrier comes to YYZ
so they can pick up a large chunk of pax bound for Arabia and the Indian subcontinent + Thailand-Singapore-Malaysia!
will be a serious threat to AC
-BA-LH-KLM-AZ-AF out of YYZ
as these airlines rely too on transit traffic from YYZ
for the regions I mentioned above! EK
can also from YYZ
get pax who are based in YUL