|Quoting Soups (Reply 3):|
Why the LONG layover in accra? nice to see ET now makind morning and evening take off from Accra.
There is little demand between ADD and LOS/ACC majority of passengers are actually connecting to JNB, Asia, JED, DXB, BEY....list goes on
Actually, look closely and you will notice that there is no extra long layover at Accra.
Day flight leaves ADD
and does ADD
, with about 6.5 hours at ACC
. Night flight leaves ADD
and does ADD
with about 4.5 hours at ACC
Both daytime and night time flights to DKR
are intertwined so that there is minimal layover time, which essentially eliminates today's long overnights at DKR
and BKO while at the same time increasing capacity to all West African destinations.
flights are operated as either ADD
, the former being ET
's trademark DKR
service (per a decade ago) and the latter giving ABJ its first nonstop from ADD
|Quoting Dkny (Reply 5):|
Where are all these planes coming from??? With the long layovers all over west africa for the aircrafts, I wonder how ET is going to pull this one out.
The need for additional aircraft may not be necessaryr, as this schedule is optimized with less layover time. As mentioned above, DKR
and BKO no longer have aircraft overnighting on the ground, and as Soups mentioned, 4x per week to Gatwick is being pulled, freeing up a 752 on those days. The Gatwick pullout alone makes aircraft available for the overnight roundtrip to LOS
, and more, since the 75s at Gatwick are immobile throughout the day.
is also uncertain, as we all know, and ET
had allocated a daily 73W to that great city, albeit all night flights. This type can also be operated to do the roundtrip to NDJ, and is also set for runs to DXB
during the day.