While I agree that the crucial point as far as EK
's nonstops to Australia are concerned, is the departure performance from DXB
, the 777-200ER does in fact fly some very long sectors, CO
/vv being an example.
's main problem is the heat (it's not very high at all, pretty close to sea level) and moreover, EK
's current departure time for SYD
- 10.30am, rather than, say 2-3am, adds to the performance challenges.
, it should also consider CHC
. I think CBR
will need to wait a bit. I wonder if a 332 could fly into WLG
, in which case EK
could fly (DXB
. There has to be some considerable potential between the two regional capitals.
Of course, they should start flying to Dublin first!