qm001
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Any Updates On EK Or QR Svcs To The BeNeLux?

Sat May 28, 2005 8:27 pm

Personally I think that this is taking far too long. If EK keeps introducing capacity to London, surely they can justify at least a daily to AMS, especially since KL offers no decent servicing of the NL - Oz market. EK would cleanup with this.

Am I missing something???

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RE: Any Updates On EK Or QR Svcs To The BeNeLux?

Sat May 28, 2005 9:06 pm

Quoting QM001 (Thread starter):

Hello QM001,

If Emirates is adding services to London that's because they have sufficient demand to back up the additional frequencies. They will not open a route if they are not confident the seats will sell. So if they still have no Benelux flights it's either because there is not enough demand, or they are waiting for their orders to be delivered  Wink

Here a link to their destinations:
http://www.emirates.com/TravellerInf...rmation/FAQ/Destinations.asp#Link1

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RE: Any Updates On EK Or QR Svcs To The BeNeLux?

Sat May 28, 2005 10:02 pm

Quoting QM001 (Thread starter):
especially since KL offers no decent servicing of the NL - Oz market

I'm sure you've heard about Malaysia Airlines.

KLM codeshares on all of MH's Australian services, that's nearly 50 flights per week between KUL & 5 Australian gateways. KUL-AMS sector itself is served twice daily, all on 747s. For an airline consistently rated among world's Top 5 airlines, 4 years in a row the winner of world's best cabin staff, I guess that's pretty decent...  

[Edited 2005-05-28 15:05:52]
 
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RE: Any Updates On EK Or QR Svcs To The BeNeLux?

Sun May 29, 2005 11:28 am

KEno,

You make a good point!!!

Thanks and brgds,

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RE: Any Updates On EK Or QR Svcs To The BeNeLux?

Sun May 29, 2005 12:27 pm

Meanwhile, KLM is reinforcing its offerings to DXB. Effective this year's winterseason, the airline will add four weekly frequencies on the AMS-DXB route, for a grand total of 11 flights a week. All flights are to be operated with the MD11.

As for Belgium, ever since the departure of SQ (and before that TG and MH), the BRU market is in dire need of a credible alternative to AF-KL, BA and LH, who are currently running away with a large chunk of the longhaul market there. A well-timed EK flight would be ideal to offer this alternative, and would provide BRU with a range of one-stop offerings to South East Asia (SIN and HKG represent some of the largest O&D gaps at BRU) as well as Africa (NBO, EBB and JNB in particular, FIH and KIG if EK ever decides to go there). Yet, given the competition between various airports in Europe to gain EK service, QR might very well move into BRU before EK.

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