AirGAbon
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CDG-Dubai 4 Daily With AF And EK?

Sun Dec 19, 2004 7:52 pm

I've heard a rumor that EK (I don't know if it has been made official) will launch a second daily service from Dubai to Paris CDG.

AF CEO got angry with this announcement and AF said that they will also launch, in a near future, a second daily flight from Paris CDG to Dubai.

I know that DXB-CDG is one of the most profitable route for EK (and maybe for AF too). There is really a lack of capacity and flights between France and Emirates.

Any information about this burning issue?
 
Marco
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RE: CDG-Dubai 4 Daily With AF And EK?

Sun Dec 19, 2004 8:01 pm

Well I fly Dubai-Paris (AF) quite frequently and the premium cabins, while sometimes full, are not always packed. Sometimes the premium cabin can be quite empty. I know this isn't necessarily indicative of the how the flight is doing for AF, but it's merely an observation.
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behramjee
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RE: CDG-Dubai 4 Daily With AF And EK?

Sun Dec 19, 2004 8:25 pm

Yes first EK will fly 12 times a week to CDG in 2005 and from 2006 onwards it will become double daily.

Dont know what AFs intentions are with the DXB route as I dont recall them ever saying anything about it. Nevertheless 2 daily A 332s / A 343s for AF to DXB might be a bit too much over capacity if u ask me. They should rather upgrade DXB from the A 343 to the B 772ER than fly double daily.
 
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RE: CDG-Dubai 4 Daily With AF And EK?

Sun Dec 19, 2004 8:27 pm


Why such an announcement would make Air France's CEO angry ? Too much fair play the French are  Big grin
 
Marco
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RE: CDG-Dubai 4 Daily With AF And EK?

Sun Dec 19, 2004 8:29 pm

They should rather upgrade DXB from the A 343 to the B 772ER than fly double daily.

Check the schedule, they already fly a daily 777 to Dubai.
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JoFMO
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RE: CDG-Dubai 4 Daily With AF And EK?

Sun Dec 19, 2004 11:27 pm

I thing getting angry about EK's massive expansion to Europe is becoming a more and more popular behaviour with European airlines CEO's. EK is very succesful and steels the European carriers a lot of traffic.

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