timo007
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L'avion Expanding Into The Middle East

Sat Mar 24, 2007 11:09 am

Hi All,

I was reading an aritcle here: http://www.ameinfo.com/110575.html that states that L'avion is planning on expanding its all business class airline with another 757 and a flight to the middle east. Last I read the company had a load factor of around 30% on their EWR-ORY flights.

Does anyone have updated load information or any other information on this middle east expansion?

Cheers,

Timothy
 
Xkorpyoh
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RE: L'avion Expanding Into The Middle East

Sat Mar 24, 2007 12:01 pm

it would be smart if the did a same plane service EWR-ORY-XXX (<-- MIDDLE EAST CITY ) to see if they can increase their loads. There is too much competition US-PARIS but not US-Middle east
 
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RE: L'avion Expanding Into The Middle East

Sat Mar 24, 2007 12:14 pm

I personally think that L'Avion might find some more revenue on a ORY-Middle East flight then they are currently having on their ORY-EWR flights.

Quoting Xkorpyoh (Reply 1):
not US-Middle east

I'd say there are quiet a few US-Middle East flights however you are right, not as much as US-Paris.

US-Middle East Current Flights

Emirates:

JFK-DXB 777-300ER
JFK-DXB 777-300ER
JFK-HAM-DXB A340-500
IAH-DXB 777-200LR (Starting October)

Etihad Airways:

JFK-DXB A340-500

Qatar Airways:

EWR-GVA-DOH A330-200 (Starting June)
IAD-DOH A340-600 (Starting June)

Kuwait Airlines:

JFK-KWI 777-200
JFK-LHR-KWI A340-300

Egyptair:

JFK-CAI 777-200
ORD-CAI 777-200 (?)

PIA:

JFK-MAN-ISB 777-200ER/LR 777-300ER

Delta Airlines:

ATL-DXB 777-200 (Starting June)
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RE: L'avion Expanding Into The Middle East

Sat Mar 24, 2007 8:39 pm

When did Egyptair start ORD service?

Don't forget RJ flights (ORD-AMM, JFK-AMM and DTW-AMM, all on A-340)
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PlaneGuy27
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RE: L'avion Expanding Into The Middle East

Sat Mar 24, 2007 9:24 pm

Don't forget UA IAD-KWI
 
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RE: L'avion Expanding Into The Middle East

Sat Mar 24, 2007 9:26 pm

Quoting Flymd (Reply 3):
When did Egyptair start ORD service?

Your right they don't fly to ORD, not sure why I thought that.

Can't believe I forgot Royal Jordanian also!
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RE: L'avion Expanding Into The Middle East

Sat Mar 24, 2007 9:31 pm

Quoting Xkorpyoh (Reply 1):
Egyptair:

JFK-CAI 777-200
ORD-CAI 777-200 (?)



Quoting Flymd (Reply 3):
When did Egyptair start ORD service?

Egyptair doesn't fly to ORD , they used to fly CAI-JFK-LAX ( twice weekly ) til after Sep/11 when the JFK-LAX sector was dropped . They are flying daily CAI-JFK-CAI using B772 .

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 2):
Etihad Airways:

JFK-DXB A340-500

I believe you meant JFK-AUH 
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RE: L'avion Expanding Into The Middle East

Sat Mar 24, 2007 9:56 pm

Quoting MSYYZ (Reply 6):
I believe you meant JFK-AUH

Oh my, can't believe I made that mistake either haha!
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RE: L'avion Expanding Into The Middle East

Sun Mar 25, 2007 12:06 am

Perhaps ORY-Beirut, back door connecting service between the US and Lebanon.
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cedars747
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RE: L'avion Expanding Into The Middle East

Sun Mar 25, 2007 12:11 am

What about TLV ? Israel belongs to the Middle East isn't it ?


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RE: L'avion Expanding Into The Middle East

Sun Mar 25, 2007 1:23 am

LX,LH,KL,Maxjet, silverjet + all the regular airlines, the Atlantic is a battlefield.
I think L'Avion can find a great market in the Middle East, maybe India or some points in Africa. The key is to open new markets, not to be just another one flying where everybody else is flying.
 
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RE: L'avion Expanding Into The Middle East

Sun Mar 25, 2007 6:10 am

Quoting STT757 (Reply 8):
Perhaps ORY-Beirut, back door connecting service between the US and Lebanon.

This is very logical since business class is always full on AF and ME flights between PAR and BEY plus it's really difficult to find a seat during the summer season

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RE: L'avion Expanding Into The Middle East

Sun Mar 25, 2007 7:24 am

Those may be less fished waters then the Atlantic to New York. New York may be the biggest destination on America but its also the first on every airline's list. Going to JFK is getting to be like going to LHR, even Thai, Cathay, Singapore, Emirates and SAA. Every airline from Eastern Europe flies or flew to JFK. The only airline from the non-Americas I would love to see at JFK is Kenya Airways.
 
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RE: L'avion Expanding Into The Middle East

Sun Mar 25, 2007 7:30 am

Quoting STT757 (Reply 8):
Perhaps ORY-Beirut, back door connecting service between the US and Lebanon.

Beirut is probably the biggest Middle East market from Paris.

There are three daily CDG-BEY flights with Air France flying a daily 777-300ER while MEA flies a daily A330-200 and a daily A321-200.

A few years ago, a French charter airline called Star Airlines started up CDG-BEY hoping to attract passengers by offering low fares, but they failed to puncture the market and eventually withdrew.
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RE: L'avion Expanding Into The Middle East

Sun Mar 25, 2007 7:37 am

Perhaps if they tried advertising in New York they might start having better loads. I work in the travel industry and most of my coworkers haven't even heard of the airline, or they heard a rumor one was going to start flying EWR-Paris...

A friend flew them last week and wasn't terribly impressed. Their seats aren't very spacious, and the food wasn't great, although their prices are incredible - for now.
 
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RE: L'avion Expanding Into The Middle East

Sun Mar 25, 2007 8:13 am

Quoting Cedars747 (Reply 9):
What about TLV ? Israel belongs to the Middle East isn't it ?

of course it is but currently now from EWR you have 2 daily CO flights and i think one LY flight from EWR both on 777-200ER
and then from JFK you have 4-6 LY flights with 777-200ER/747-400 and then you have 6H with 3-5 weekly flights
and you used to have DL who might restart soon and many people on LH BA AF VS AZ KL and others
so unless they have very good connections i dont think its a good idea to do EWR-ORY-TLV
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RE: L'avion Expanding Into The Middle East

Sun Mar 25, 2007 8:49 am

Quoting A380US (Reply 15):
i dont think its a good idea to do EWR-ORY-TLV

Remember that L'avion is a low cost Business class,it would be half price the normal fare.So why not ?


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RE: L'avion Expanding Into The Middle East

Sun Mar 25, 2007 10:03 am

Quoting Willyj (Reply 14):
Perhaps if they tried advertising in New York they might start having better loads.

what I heard from a fellow corporate travel manager is that they don't want to advertise because they would like to remain "exclusive", sort of word of mouth... like, if you know about them then you are cool enough, or something like that. Unfortunately, their product is not "cool" enough to get this kind of vibe (based on the reviews I have heard). So.. they should wake up and start advertising and do interesting promotions with cool boutique hotels in Paris and beyond in order to try to get that "cool" vibe.

Again, a through flight from US to middle east via paris would be great
 
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RE: L'avion Expanding Into The Middle East

Sun Mar 25, 2007 10:32 am

Quoting Cedars747 (Reply 16):

Remember that L'avion is a low cost Business class,it would be half price the normal fare.So why not ?

but so is Israir they are also normaly half price
and LY isnt bad for the business people because of its wide schedule
Meaning if they were lookin to save money they can fly Israir and if they had to go to s meetingand werent sure when it will be done they can buy an unrestricted EL AL ticket.
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