|Quoting EK156 (Thread starter):|
I thought that the Australian Government has not given them a green light to increase capacity??? Does this mean EK will increase be able to increase capacity now??? They have 42 flights weekly to Australia, they were asking for 84. Are they going to get them?
Their maximum is 49 flights per week to Australia - which the second daily Perth flight takes them to.
The Sydney Morning Herald
's business section yesterday reports that EK
wants to increase to 92 (!) flights per week, citing that the MEL
routes are now the top 3 EK
longhaul destinations in terms of profitability.
is also arguing that QF
's pull-out from several European ports (Paris and Rome - both now code-share only with AF
respectively) show that it is not profitable for an Australian airline to fly to mainland Europe and that it will help bring competition to those routes, and touts the advantage of one-stop connection through DXB
with no back-tracking.
Be interesting how this goes. Seems EK
is quietly pushing for more Aussie traffic rights at the same time SQ
is making a song and a dance over trans-Pacific ...