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Etihad Announce 3 More Destinations

Tue Apr 25, 2006 4:52 am

I somehow missed this till now and have not seen it on this forum till now.
EY announce service to Paris (CDG), Dhaka and Casablanca. I was under the impression that they were experiencing extreme aircraft shortages, so how are thes going ahead so quickly?

http://www.etihadairways.com/Present...-4E7B-8447-A05398C54CC3&newsid=112

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RE: Etihad Announce 3 More Destinations

Tue Apr 25, 2006 4:54 am

Although good news, this has already been discussed before!

They annouced this news at the beginning of April  Smile

EY are receiving aircraft at a pretty fast rate this year  Smile

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RE: Etihad Announce 3 More Destinations

Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:16 am

yes few new A 332s and B 773ERs have arrived in the fleet thus increasing the number of aircraft in service.

etihad is showing signs of being a spoilt brats airline...today in YYZ they announced that u can fly in FULL FARE Y CLASS one way using SEAT SALE rates bookable in Q class!!!

Y class fares are usually full fare economy...just goes to show how desperate they have become out of YYZ market.
 
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RE: Etihad Announce 3 More Destinations

Tue Apr 25, 2006 5:23 pm

Quoting Behramjee (Reply 2):
just goes to show how desperate they have become out of YYZ market.

As in... are they struggling to get enough bums on seats out of YYZ? What aircraft do they use?
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RE: Etihad Announce 3 More Destinations

Tue Apr 25, 2006 9:58 pm

Quoting Behramjee (Reply 2):
Y class fares are usually full fare economy...just goes to show how desperate they have become out of YYZ market.

IMO most of the pax out of YYZ they are targetting are not O&D to AUH, but rather onward to South Asia. Unfortunately they just don't have as strong a network in place yet to capture more of those travellers.

EK would have been a better entrant into YYZ at this time with service to KHI, LHE, PEW, ISB, BOM, DEL, HYD, CCU, MAA, BLR, TRV, COK, CMB, and DAC.

EY currently only flies to KHI, LHE, PEW, ISB, BOM, DEL, CMB and soon DAC.
Adding more cities in India will help them out of YYZ IMO.

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RE: Etihad Announce 3 More Destinations

Wed Apr 26, 2006 3:55 am

its not about where EY fly to from YYZ...the problem is that their route network planning dept has no concept of implementing an effective hub and spoke system at AUH.

From and to YYZ via AUH, their connections are as follows :

DEL - once a week only
BOM - twice a week only

KHI - thrice a week
LHE - once a week
ISB - twice a week
PEW - twice a week going from here to there but once a week
 
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RE: Etihad Announce 3 More Destinations

Wed Apr 26, 2006 5:01 am

The EY counters are always packed when I'm at YYZ late at night. I think they also rap up a lot of people on the SN codeshare.

Quoting CRJ900 (Reply 3):
What aircraft do they use?

They're using a 332 on the YYZ run. IMHO, they should use a larger aircraft. I think the demand is there. But they seem to be doing fine.


It'll be exciting to see if EY catches up with EK, and if they clash.
 
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RE: Etihad Announce 3 More Destinations

Wed Apr 26, 2006 5:25 am

when are they starting EWR?
 
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RE: Etihad Announce 3 More Destinations

Wed Apr 26, 2006 7:07 am

Quoting Quig (Reply 7):
when are they starting EWR?

late June or early July 2006

Quoting Heathrow (Reply 6):
The EY counters are always packed when I'm at YYZ late at night. I think they also rap up a lot of people on the SN codeshare.

loads into YYZ are in the 70-75% range...loads out of YYZ are in the 60% range during the last 2 months.
 
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RE: Etihad Announce 3 More Destinations

Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:05 am

Quoting AirbusfanYYZ (Reply 4):
EK would have been a better entrant into YYZ at this time with service to KHI, LHE, PEW, ISB, BOM, DEL, HYD, CCU, MAA, BLR, TRV, COK, CMB, and DAC.

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Exactly my thoughts.
EK in its place would have been packed and also people won't mind a few extrabucks and I believe duty free shopping at Dubai would be great.
 
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RE: Etihad Announce 3 More Destinations

Thu Apr 27, 2006 12:24 am

Are ALG, TIP and TUN on the agenda ?
 
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RE: Etihad Announce 3 More Destinations

Thu Apr 27, 2006 3:14 am

Quoting Behramjee (Reply 8):
Quoting Quig (Reply 7):
when are they starting EWR?

late June or early July 2006

There leaving it a bit late for an announcement arent they?
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RE: Etihad Announce 3 More Destinations

Thu Apr 27, 2006 12:53 pm

Is Etihad likely to start services to Istanbul in the near future ? Istanbul is a popular destination for Arabs. Turkish Airlines has recently re started service to Abu Dhabi after Dubai.
 
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RE: Etihad Announce 3 More Destinations

Mon May 01, 2006 4:13 am

Maybe a silly question, but, could we see EY flying AUH-YYZ non-stop in the mid term thanks to their 77Ws ??

Are their yields and loads satisfying for the BRU stop ?

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RE: Etihad Announce 3 More Destinations

Mon May 01, 2006 9:57 am

Quoting Flying Belgian (Reply 13):
Maybe a silly question, but, could we see EY flying AUH-YYZ non-stop in the mid term thanks to their 77Ws ??

There has been rumours of this happening. I don't know how credible they are however. I would love to see it, especially if it means their flight arrives and/or departs in daylight.

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RE: Etihad Announce 3 More Destinations

Mon May 01, 2006 7:05 pm

Quoting Behramjee (Reply 8):
loads into YYZ are in the 70-75% range...loads out of YYZ are in the 60% range during the last 2 months.

What are the loads for this flight? Which percentage of the passengers go off the plane in BRU?
 
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RE: Etihad Announce 3 More Destinations

Mon May 01, 2006 8:32 pm

Whats the chance of EY offering flights to Australia, ei SYD, MEL BNE???? there has to still be a market for them there and also, are they going to look at regional airports such as EMA, NCL, BRS in the UK?

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RE: Etihad Announce 3 More Destinations

Mon May 01, 2006 8:46 pm

Quoting SNBru (Reply 15):

What are the loads for this flight? Which percentage of the passengers go off the plane in BRU?

I have been told by EY staff as well as AUH airline staff of other airlines that the yield that EY generates on its AUH-BRU-AUH route is very high with J & Y class each seeing consistent loads of 70-75% and F class 30-40%.

YYZ is an extremely low yielding route for them and their current seat sale of $ 1150 + tax for YYZ-KHI/BOM/DEL-YYZ doesnt even break even their operational costs.
 
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RE: Etihad Announce 3 More Destinations

Mon May 01, 2006 8:49 pm

EYs biggest problem at YYZ is the SN Brussels codeshare which blocks 80 seats for themselves on the BRU-YYZ-BRU route and they dont release these seats until 72 hrs before the flight leaves thus causing mayhem to EYs YYZ load factors. If u have SABRE or AMADEUS on you right now, go check the availability of YYZ-AUH flights for end May or even June-July and u will realize that Y-Economy class seats are all blocked!!!

SN Brussels too codeshare on the AUH-BRU-AUH route for which they have an allocation of 40-50 seats Im made to believe.
 
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RE: Etihad Announce 3 More Destinations

Mon May 01, 2006 9:18 pm

Quoting Behramjee (Reply 18):
EYs biggest problem at YYZ is the SN Brussels codeshare which blocks 80 seats for themselves on the BRU-YYZ-BRU route and they dont release these seats until 72 hrs before the flight leaves thus causing mayhem to EYs YYZ load factors.

Then that's EY's problem. Most airlines with hard blocks have similar arrangements and if they didn't secure seat revenue guarantees for unsold SN blocked seats, then tough luck.

Quoting Behramjee (Reply 5):
its not about where EY fly to from YYZ...the problem is that their route network planning dept has no concept of implementing an effective hub and spoke system at AUH.

From and to YYZ via AUH, their connections are as follows :

DEL - once a week only
BOM - twice a week only

KHI - thrice a week
LHE - once a week
ISB - twice a week
PEW - twice a week going from here to there but once a week

I think that's a pretty broad statement. When working with QR and EK, India and Pakistan had huge seat restrictions into their markets thus preventing the Gulf carriers from expanding with either bigger planes or with more frequencies. That may be the reason for the lack of good onward connections.

This is likely to change either with relaxation of the traffic restrictions, increase in available fleet and/or both. As to why EY started YYZ who knows. Likely trying to get into the market before EK takes over.
 
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RE: Etihad Announce 3 More Destinations

Mon May 01, 2006 9:39 pm

Quoting Behramjee (Reply 17):
I have been told by EY staff as well as AUH airline staff of other airlines that the yield that EY generates on its AUH-BRU-AUH route is very high with J & Y class each seeing consistent loads of 70-75% and F class 30-40%.

Does EY really sell F-class fares ? Because they sometimes fly their new A332s which are C/Y class configured. Of course correct me if i'm wrong  Wink  Wink


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