When airlines introduce super-long haul service does it hurt revenue on flights to other destinations that they bypass?
The example that comes to mind is Emirates nonstop New York-Dubai flight.
Has it hurt loads on their flights to Europe? I know that a very significant number of passengers on the DXB LHR flights, for example, used to connect to US/Canadian destinations. HAve the loads on the DXB LHR sector fallen since the nonstop to New York commenced?
Also, does anyone know how the Emirates nonstop to New York is doing? How have the loads been? A friend's father flew them several weeks ago and said the flight was not full at all- but that could be an isolated case.