EKRULEZ
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New Airline To Be Based Out Of Dubai

Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:38 pm

Silver Air, a new airline to be based at Dubai, is to take delivery of a Boeing 737-200 which was previously operated by Saudi Arabian as SAT Sakhalin Airlines (Russian Federation)">HZ-AGK.

Does anyone know anything about this airline or its future plans???
 
ahlfors
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RE: New Airline To Be Based Out Of Dubai

Thu Apr 07, 2005 12:31 am

Take a really narrow body airplane and then try to compete with Emirates... does not sound like a great idea, unless they are going somewhere Emirates isn't.
 
RICARDOAB
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RE: New Airline To Be Based Out Of Dubai

Thu Apr 07, 2005 12:44 am

If you look on the front page under banner news they have got pics of their 737-200 (quite a smart c/s). Apparently they are registered in Djibouti so this may be their principle destination. I don't think Emirates fly there yet.
 
Morvious
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RE: New Airline To Be Based Out Of Dubai

Thu Apr 07, 2005 12:49 am

Quoting Ahlfors (Reply 1):
Take a really narrow body airplane and then try to compete with Emirates... does not sound like a great idea, unless they are going somewhere Emirates isn't.

If they do, and things are going good after some time, Emirates will buy them anyway  Smile
have a good day, Stefan van Hierden
 
RICARDOAB
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RE: New Airline To Be Based Out Of Dubai

Thu Apr 07, 2005 12:53 am

Morvious,

I think what is more likely to happen is just that Emirates will begin to compete on their routes and force them to close. They won't need to buy them. This could end up being like another OzJet v QANTAS situation.

Alternatively, Silver Air is using Dubai for tax reasons. Just a thought
 
EKRULEZ
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RE: New Airline To Be Based Out Of Dubai

Thu Apr 07, 2005 5:43 am

I totally agree with you RICARDOAB.

Silver Air will never affect EK's operations, instead it will be affected by Emirates. However, as you said Silver Air have choosen Dubai mainly for tax incentives.