An update on Emirates' winter schedules. Some interesting developments. Most notably, Emirates will take signficant advantage of the limited open skies policy the Indian govt. is permitting foreign carriers over the period November 2004 through to end of March 2005. The main changes to India routes are outlined below. In facilitating these flights, there have been some aircraft rotations. Note, Emirates will be taking delivery of 2 additional A340-500s by the end of the year, A6-ERG and A6-ERH. These were supposed to be used to commence flights to San Francisco. Based on the latest info i have, the San Franciso route is not going ahead. No updated news on Sao Paulo yet.
Here are the main highlights
Melbourne (MEL)/Christchurch (CHC) will be upgraded to a daily from the current 6x weekly from the beginning of December 2004.
Osaka (KIX) will move upto to an A340-500 on a daily basis by January 2005. Initially 4 of the weekly flights in early December will move to the 345.
Zurich (ZRH) will move to a mixture of A345, A343 and A332 in early December. From January 2005, it will be A345 on all days except Mon and Wed when it will be A343.
Dusseldorf (DUS) will move to a daily A343 from from January 2005.
The above will result in the freeing up of 2 A330-200 low density aircraft. These will be used on all the extra India frequencies.
Mumbai (BOM) - upto 18 additional weeklies
Delhi (DEL) - upto 6 additional weeklies
Chennai (MAA) - upto 5 additional weeklies
Hyderabad (HYD) - upto 5 additional weeklies
Cochin (COK) - upto 4 additional weeklies
Full India Flight details
01 Nov to 29 Nov EK3504 DEP DXB 06:30 ARR BOM 10:45 B773 - Mon & Sun only
04 Dec to 28 Dec EK3500 DEP DXB 20:30 ARR BOM 00:45 A332 - Mon, Tue, Sat, Sun
02 Dec to 31 Dec EK3506 DEP DXB 06:00 ARR BOM 10:15 A332 - Tue, Fri, Sat
03-Jan to 28-Mar EK3504 DEP DXB 04:00 ARR BOM 08:15 A332 - Mon & Fri
01-Jan to 31-Mar EK3506 DEP DXB 06:00 ARR BOM 10:15 - A332 - Daily ex-Weds
01-Jan to 30-Mar EK3500 DEP DXB 20:30 ARR BOM 00:45 - A332 - Daily
01-Jan to 31-Mar EK3502 DEP DXB 12:00 ARR BOM 16:15 - A332 - Tue, Thu. Sat
06 Nov EK3544 DEP DXB 0300 ARR MAA 08:15 A332 Sat
14 Nov - 21 Nov EK3544 DEP DXB 03:00 ARR MAA 08:15 EQV - Thu & Sat
02 Dec - 31 Mar EK3544 DEP DXB 03:00 ARR MAA 08:15 A332 - Thu & Sat
02 Jan - 29 Mar EK3542 DEP DXB 21:00 ARR MAA 02:15 A332 - Tue, Thu, Sun
04 Nov - 25 Nov EK3530 DEP DXB 06:30 ARR COK 11:45 B773 - Thu
02 Dec - 30 Dec EK3530 DEP DXB 03:45 ARR COK 09:00 A332 - Tue, Thu
04 Jan - 31 Mar EK3530 DEP DXB 03:45 ARR COK 09:00 A332 - Tue, Thu
03 Jan - 28 Mar EK3532 DEP DXB 21:15 ARR COK 02:30 A332 - Mon, Fri
03 Nov EK3526 DEP DXB 03:45 ARR HYD 08:35 B772 - Wed
17 Nov EK3526 DEP DXB 03:45 ARR HYD 08:35 B772 - Wed
19 Nov EK3526 DEP DXB 06:30 ARR HYD 11:20 B773 - Fri
05 Dec - 26 Dec EK3526 DEP DXB 03:45 ARR HYD 08:35 A332 - Sun
01 Dec - 29 Dec EK3524 DEP DXB 22:00 ARR HYD 02:50 A332 - Wed
02 Jan - 29 Mar EK3526 DEP DXB 02:00 ARR HYD 06:50 A332 - Wed, Sun
03 Jan - 30 Mar EK3524 DEP DXB 22:00 ARR HYD 02:50 A332 - Mon, Wed, Fri
03 Nov EK3510 DEP DXB 10:00 ARR DEL 14:30 B773 - Wed
12 Nov EK3510 DEP DXB 06:30 ARR DEL 11:00 B773 - Fri
05 Dec - 26 Dec EK3510 DEP DXB 06:45 ARR DEL 11:15 A332 - Sun
03 Dec - 31 Dec EK3512 DEP DXB 16:15 ARR DEL 20:45 A332 - Fri
02 Jan - 31 Jan EK3510 DEP DXB 06:45 ARR DEL 11:15 A332 - Mon, Sun
01 Jan - 29 Mar EK3512 DEP DXB 16:15 ARR DEL 20:45 A332 - Tue, Fri, Sat
02 Feb - 30 Mar EK3510 DEP DXB 04:45 ARR DEL 09:15 A332 - Mon, Wed, Sun