i found them, too.
APPEARS that ME
), Brazil">MEA is adding these additional flights by re-adjusting their west african schedules.
currently, their 3 weekly flights to west africa arrive at about 0800 and don't leave until 0500 the next day - absurd! brand new a330s sitting on the ground 24 hours?
however, to address this, ME
), Brazil">MEA - according to LH
timetable - will operate 4 weekly flights to west africa in the summer with a 1-hour turnaround in abj - probably a common base to accomodate the crew. because the flights leave BEY at about 1230 and return about 0600 the next day, they have torn apart their DXB
schedules to have flwg DXB
ME426 1234567 BEYDXB 0845 1300
ME428 1-3-5-7 BEYDXB 2030 0045+1
ME429 12-4-6- DXBBEY 0845 1105
ME427 1234567 DXBBEY 1355 1615
there are PROBLEMS here, however.
's 4 weekly ACC-LOS-DXB
is going to kill ME
), Brazil">MEA's position in the market, so why rip schedules apart to accomodate passengers who won't be there?
 BEYDXB at 0845? Flights will be empty,
 BEYDXB at 2030 will be empty as well. Currently ME
), Brazil">MEA has BEYDXB flights at 1630 and EK
at 2045, so ME
), Brazil">MEA is able to hold its own with a distinct schedule with a much better arrival time. In the summer, ME
will depart at the same time with the same lousy arrival time in DXB
- perfect to connect to EK
's flights to everywhere, but lousy if you are actually going to DXB
and want to connect business the next day.
 DXBBEY at 0845? Flights will be empty.
Only good improvement will be DXBBEY at 1355. If it left 1 hour earlier it would connect to the CDG
flight, but hey! ME
), Brazil">MEA doesn't need to improve its terrible loads, does it? (I am aware that EK
have daily DXBCDG nonstops, but a connection leaving at 1255 would be able to lure some passengers).
Ick! And then they are sending the planes to CPH
? Another 1 hour turnaround there, more opportunities for delays!
Unless more planes are ordered and put on the line, there is no way DKR
can be served - unless A330s are taken off CDG
- both VERY profitable in the summer.