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Emirates @ GVA? Is It Still Planned?

Tue Sep 19, 2006 4:37 pm

Hi all,

One year ago or so, EK was planning to fly to/from GVA but postponed the launch date do to shortage of aircraft (if I'm not mistaken). Since I haven't heard a thing about it.
If anyone have news about it whether it's still in project or if it has been completely forgotten ?
Thanks in advance and sorry if this has already been discussed.
 
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RE: Emirates @ GVA? Is It Still Planned?

Tue Sep 19, 2006 5:30 pm

This must have been the stupidest excuse ever brought by EK. If there was so much shortage then why did they launch other routes.

I guess that with Etihad in GVA, EK sees less reason to operate to GVA. Too bad because I'd rather have EK than A9 around.
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RE: Emirates @ GVA? Is It Still Planned?

Tue Sep 19, 2006 5:48 pm

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 1):
This must have been the stupidest excuse ever brought by EK. If there was so much shortage then why did they launch other routes.

I think you are right. They for example open a second daily flight to Zurich.
 
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RE: Emirates @ GVA? Is It Still Planned?

Tue Sep 19, 2006 6:51 pm

There is no shortage of aircraft at Emirates. Rather, the airline's utilization rates are on the lowish end of industry standard, and I'm pretty sure that EK could squeeze in a daily GVA roundtrip tomorrow if it so decides. As said, EK is planning a second daily ZRH rotation, so I doubt whether GVA is on the airline's short term priority list.
 
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RE: Emirates @ GVA? Is It Still Planned?

Tue Sep 19, 2006 11:08 pm

It's a pity. I find Geneva and the surrounding areas among the prettiest in Switzerland and one of my favourite destinations in Europe.
 
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RE: Emirates @ GVA? Is It Still Planned?

Tue Sep 19, 2006 11:28 pm

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 1):
This must have been the stupidest excuse ever brought by EK.

Actually it was not that bad of an excuse. The launch of DXB-HAM was also postponed because of that and now, one year after the launch was first postponed, EK is due to start it's third DXB-JFK flight and through HAM.  Wink I recall there was a strike over at Boeing back then, which delayed deliveries of their 77Ws and virtually "screwed" EK's fleet planning.

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 1):
Too bad because I'd rather have EK than A9 around.

Who's A9? You mean EY, right?
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RE: Emirates @ GVA? Is It Still Planned?

Wed Sep 20, 2006 4:50 am

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 5):
You mean EY, right?

yes exactly! i confused with UAE's registration numbers which actually doesn't start with A9 but A6
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