EK will have a hard time building an idendity here in Toronto. Most North Americans are quite ignorant and most have never hear of a country called UAE (let alone the airline Emirates).
Yegbey01, not to cut you down but have you been to YYZ
in a while, please don't be offended but here in toronto i see people from all walks of life and I work with people from India. Actually i am taking a guy from work to the airport on the 15th he is traveling YYZ
-DEL on AC
, that direct flight. I mentioned to him that EK
might be coming to YYZ
and he lit up like a christmas tree. A fellow photographer here in YYZ
took them last year and said it was the best airline he has been on, and for many reasons. Now i do spend a lot of time at the airport and in and out of the terminal and in a evening its very rare to see any "white" people in T3
. Most are going home or to vistit their native land. As well the AC YYZ
route has sustained sold out numbers for months...currently its two months and been keeping this two month buffer for a while. There is a great demand on traveling overseas. I know that EK
will be successful if their price reflects their quallity and their product. If they are priced too high there are alternatives, but priced right....they will do very well.
Another example is another person from work (my boss) went last winter from YYZ
-DEL on LH
, then LH
and then AC
. On his return leg, he spent 24 hours away from his house in DEL and his house here in YYZ
. So if EK
cuts down on wait times and connection hasseles....that is another strong factor!
Again is the US traffic....see people connecting into YYZ
as well....oh and a reason for EK
not to fly into the US, is the whole arimarshal thing....easier to fly into canada, and make pax find their own way to the states?