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Airbus A380 - Emirates Orders 8 More Frames.

Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:13 pm

Emirates Airline agrees to buy eight additional Airbus A380s
18 June 2007


http://www.airbus.com/en/presscentre..._items/07_06_18_emirates_a380.html

Dubai based Emirates Airline has signed an agreement to buy eight additional A380 aircraft, taking their total order for the aircraft to 55. The letter of Intent was signed at the 47th International Paris Air show at le Bourget between Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman, Emirates Group and Louis Gallois, Airbus President and CEO.

Emirates was a launch customer for the A380 and already had the largest number of aircraft on order. The A380 fleet will start deliveries in the third quarter of 2008.

“Today, we’ve signalled our intent to buy eight more A380 aircraft, taking our total order to 55. This should leave no one in any doubt about our commitment to Airbus’ very large aircraft. The A380 will offer our customers the latest standards in comfort and Emirates Airline new standards of operational efficiency.” said Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman, Emirates Group.


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Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:29 pm

Really good news! This shows the confident EK has now on the Empress...  Wink

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Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:30 pm

 eyepopping  . . .

amazing what could be the reason behind this.. growth ?

blocking slots for competitors & trade them in after 2015?
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Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:31 pm

Nice.

Congrats to Airbus and EK. I hope their strategy will work out -- not that I really doubt it, but still: being from a very conservative country, I find it somewhat difficult to believe in what appears to be the Dubai way... «Build it and they will come».

Now of course we have to wait for people to say that this order is in some way bad for Airbus.
 
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Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:40 pm

Excellent news for Airbus even if it's not a firm order but 'only' a LoI. It's a clear declaration of faith in the A380 from it's biggest customer.
 
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Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:42 pm

I´m confused!

What route are EK to fly all these 55 A388??

Btw, are EKs 777s leased or bought?

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Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:43 pm

I am surprised that EK orders 4 A380s here, 8 A380s there, and nothing concerning the 747-8I.
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Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:50 pm

Congratulations to Airbus and EK . Im very happy to see confidence come back to the A380 .

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Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:51 pm

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 5):
Btw, are EKs 777s leased or bought?

Both.
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Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:20 pm

Now lets wait till wednesday till they order some more  Smile
 
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Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:24 pm

Quoting Bringiton (Reply 9):
Now lets wait till wednesday till they order some more Smile


 rotfl 

I can already see it: "Wednesday, June 20th. Emirates airlines of Dubai, has ordered another 12 Airbus A380. The additional planes are needed for aggressive expansion planed over the next years, a spokesman said."
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Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:40 pm

Obviously Emirates has the cash & maybe they decided early A380 slots are a good investment in all kinds of negotiations they will have on all kind of subjects with Airbus, authorities and other airlines / alliances they will have in the next 10 yrs?
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Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:19 pm

It's amazing how airlines are buying aircrafts by the hundreds these days. I think It's great for them and for the manufacturers but I can't help but wonder who the hell is going to fly all those aircrafts?!

Pilot shortage is becoming more of a problem everyday, especially in Asia / Middle East...
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Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:22 pm

Any idea when deliveries are scheduled for these new birds?
 
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Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:24 pm

Wow! Congrats to Airbus. This is one massive fleet these guys will have. Perhaps Airbus should have given them the A389, after all  Wink

Quoting Glidepath73 (Reply 1):
Really good news! This shows the confident EK has now on the Empress...

Hopefully this will put all the "A388 not meeting performance guarantees" threads to rest.
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Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:27 pm

Quoting CygnusChicago (Reply 14):

Hopefully this will put all the "A388 not meeting performance guarantees" threads to rest.

Of course it won't. On the other hand, the A380 being in production and in service for a period of time without complaints will.
 
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Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:08 am

Quoting Francoflier (Reply 12):
Pilot shortage is becoming more of a problem everyday, especially in Asia / Middle East...

That's hardly a reason for not buying planes that are scheduled for delivery 3-4 years down the line.....pilots can be trained and prepared for that sort of time frame......
 
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Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:06 am

Since EK said that they would not allow A380 compensation to influence A350 order, whether or not they decide on it, could these A380s be negotiated to settle the compensation?

I'm still nervous for Airbus and EK with these huge orders. 55 A380s is larger than anybody's current 747 fleet at the moment. That's a lot of capacity, a lot of traffic to create.

Quoting Thorben (Reply 10):
I can already see it: "Wednesday, June 20th. Emirates airlines of Dubai, has ordered another 12 Airbus A380. The additional planes are needed for aggressive expansion planed over the next years, a spokesman said."

Correction: for aggressive expansion planned over the next week...  Wink
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Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:09 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 17):
55 A380s is larger than anybody's current 747 fleet at the moment.

BA operates 57 744s.
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Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:10 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 17):
Since EK said that they would not allow A380 compensation to influence A350 order, whether or not they decide on it, could these A380s be negotiated to settle the compensation?

Perhaps. Or they just plan a full-court press on the rest of the world's airlines and not depend on alliances, instead just serving the world directly.
 
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Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:13 am

Where the hell are they going to fly all of those 380's to? Will they have year-round demand to consistently fill these aircraft? 55 seems like an awful lot.
 
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Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:16 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 17):
Since EK said that they would not allow A380 compensation to influence A350 order, whether or not they decide on it, could these A380s be negotiated to settle the compensation?

They claimed at the time that they placed the earlier (was it 4-frames?) 380 order this year that orders weren't tied to compensation (for the 380s as well as potential 350 orders).

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Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:19 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 17):
Since EK said that they would not allow A380 compensation to influence A350 order, whether or not they decide on it, could these A380s be negotiated to settle the compensation?

Possibly. I believe Emirates owes Airbus some form of compensation for cancelling their A346 order, not?  angel 
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Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:20 am

Quoting Scbriml (Reply 18):
BA operates 57 744s.

Ah, I thought it was 52.

So a much smaller carrier, EK, is going to take 55 A380s, with nearly 50% more capacity than BA's 744 fleet (as configured), and base them at a much less desirable airport in terms of world traffic, without being in an alliance.

Good luck with that.
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Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:22 am

Quoting Keesje (Reply 11):
Obviously Emirates has the cash & maybe they decided early A380 slots are a good investment in all kinds of negotiations they will have on all kind of subjects with Airbus, authorities and other airlines / alliances they will have in the next 10 yrs?

Best explanation I've seen for the eye-bugging number of A380's they've ordered.

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 17):
55 A380s is larger than anybody's current 747 fleet at the moment.

I think this latest order puts them within a hair of holding a full 1/3 of all A380 orders.
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Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:26 am

Quoting Manni (Reply 22):
Possibly. I believe Emirates owes Airbus some form of compensation for cancelling their A346 order, not?

Indeed. A smart person might wonder why, despite two recent A380 top-up orders, those A346s still show on Airbus' books. I believe we will find out why some time this year. wink 
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Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:40 am

Quoting Scbriml (Reply 25):
Indeed. A smart person might wonder why, despite two recent A380 top-up orders, those A346s still show on Airbus' books. I believe we will find out why some time this year.

Well, we don't know that they are there anymore, do we? Airbus doesn't update that sheet very often.

Maybe the A380s "square the books" for all the A346 and A380 issues, so that EK is free to do as they please in the future? One never knows until one sees the fine print.

But I think EK will order the A350 eventually, and Airbus will be beholden to the gulf region for a very large amount of their future widebody orders. Airbus better pray that the arabian peninsula growth models are sustainable.
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Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:52 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 26):
Well, we don't know that they are there anymore, do we? Airbus doesn't update that sheet very often.

Airbus update them every month, and this A346 cancellation story has been ongoing for much longer than the 15 days since they last updated the spreadsheet - indeed, its been on going through multiple updates of the order spreadsheet.

As Scbriml suggests, I don't think this is as clear cut as people believe.
 
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Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:53 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 23):
Ah, I thought it was 52.

So a much smaller carrier, EK, is going to take 55 A380s, with nearly 50% more capacity than BA's 744 fleet (as configured), and base them at a much less desirable airport in terms of world traffic, without being in an alliance.

Good luck with that.

Why are you wishing them bad riddance? If they can do it, they can do it. I believe when EK was in its infancy. everybody was screaming about how that there was no way in hell it would work, to have routes out of DXB direct to all over the place... now look where they are. They are huge, they know what they are doing and quite frankly my opinion is that EK has caught all the other carriers with "their pants down" so to speak. They have came up with many new ideas that no airline has thought of thus far. Also, theres tons of Ex-pats from the Far East, North America, Europe, Australia, and other parts of the world that live in DXB, so the clientel is there. They are feeding on the desires of the Expats that live in the UAE that dont want to make tons of connections before they finally arrive back in ther home country on vacation. It was stated somewhere else in another thread about EK and all their routes into Africa from DXB and the customer base they serve out of DXB. Yes maybe lots of people in Africa are poor, but the whole area that DXB draws originating passengers from covers about 30% of the Globe. In that other thread.. it stated something along these lines... for example a business man from a central african country needs to fly to asia on a business trip.... theres many offerings for him.. but why would he want to first have to fly to london, frankfurt, paris, rome, or madrid before flying to the Far East? This is where EK is also monopolizing on. Plus he can do his trip for much cheaper than the European Airlines while at the same time have better service. The thread also went on to state things like: Where else in that part of the world can you fly from the Middle East, North Africa, Arabian Peninsula, and the Indian Subcontinent to pratically everywhere in the world with one stop or less? This is the second success of EK. All this combined equal huge growth opportunities and when you also bring the rapid growth in many North African, Middle Eastern, Indian Subcontinent and Southern African into the equation, this means that in the long run a never-ending opportunity for expansion.

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Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:56 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 26):
Well, we don't know that they are there anymore, do we? Airbus doesn't update that sheet very often.

They were still there 2 weeks ago when May's update was released.

It was made clear by EK that their recent order for 4 A380s had nothing to do with A380 delay compensation. I haven't heard anything relating to this order (LOI), but it may have been lost in all the air show noise. If Airbus was indeed going to take the A346s off the books, I would expect it to be included in the PR, if it was part of this deal - "EK has converted its outstanding A346 orders to A380s" type language.

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 26):
Airbus better pray that the arabian peninsula growth models are sustainable.

As things stand today, I think Boeing has as many planes on order in the region (QR's recent order might just swing it in Airbus' favour, but I think we need to see who the 30 787 UFO is for).
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Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:07 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 26):
But I think EK will order the A350 eventually, and Airbus will be beholden to the gulf region for a very large amount of their future widebody orders. Airbus better pray that the arabian peninsula growth models are sustainable.

I'm not picking on you, specifically, since I have seen many folks bring up a similar argument.

Yet I don't see folks saying the same about Australia and the 787 (QF could take over 150 of them) or Japan and the 787 and possibly the 747-8.

Or heck, the Arabian Peninsula and the 77W, for that matter. EK has a boatload and QR took a number. And EK is likely to add still more, and QR might, as well.

And what if US' order breaks the log-jam for AA and CO to start to order? AA needs to replace a great deal of MD-8x series planes. Folks are throwing around a 100+ frame 73G order. The US aviation market is notoriously unstable. If the US domestics order many hundreds each of Boeing widebodies and narrowbodies, will there be calls that Boeing is taking a risk since the next downturn could result in a collapse of production just as 2001's did?
 
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Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:19 am

Quoting Bimmerkid19 (Reply 28):
Why are you wishing them bad riddance?

I'm not. But why must I be "good luck" all the time when I think something is foolish. EK is not my best friend, and even then, if you thought he/she was doing something foolish, would you just nod and smile and not question it at all?

Quoting Scbriml (Reply 29):
They were still there 2 weeks ago when May's update was released.

I haven't been living in a vacuum. I'm well aware of the A340 saga at EK.

And this order was announced today. And there is another update in July for June. All I'm saying is that these 8 additional aircraft COULD be tied to those A346, but we won't know until all the dust settles. But to declare it yeah or nay without any information is kind of pointless.

I don't think Clark's a dummy. A loudmouth, but not a dummy. I would think he'd want to be completely unencumbered when going into final A350 negotiations, and clearing the books of A340s and A380 compensation beforehand would be a smart move.

Quoting Scbriml (Reply 29):
As things stand today, I think Boeing has as many planes on order in the region (QR's recent order might just swing it in Airbus' favour, but I think we need to see who the 30 787 UFO is for).



Quoting Stitch (Reply 30):
I'm not picking on you, specifically, since I have seen many folks bring up a similar argument.

It's not my fault you guys don't understand the difference.

Airbus has a large majority of their FUTURE widebody sales in the middle east. over 1/3rd of A380s and most of the A350s, with a likely 50-100 more from EK soon.

Boeing has their risk spread throughout the world. Airbus doesn't. Until they can convince a large number of carriers from outside the gulf to buy the A350 and A380, Airbus is at risk. If QR and EK don't work out as planned, if they beat each other up due to overcapacity, Airbus is in far more trouble than is Boeing even with the 60+ 777s on order by those two.
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Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:25 am

Two other things to consider:

1. The 777s come to the gulf before the A350s. If there is a slowdown, it's not Boeing who is at the most risk of deferred/cancelled orders.

2. Regions can slow down fast. Look what happened to Japan in a short amount of time? 8-10 years is a long time.

Now I don't wish ill on anyone. Let's hope everything pans out. But it doesn't mean it's not okay to question it.
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Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:28 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 31):
Boeing has their risk spread throughout the world. Airbus doesn't. Until they can convince a large number of carriers from outside the gulf to buy the A350 and A380, Airbus is at risk. If QR and EK don't work out as planned, if they beat each other up due to overcapacity, Airbus is in far more trouble than is Boeing even with the 60+ 777s on order by those two.

Well, so far, betting against EK hasn't been a very profitable enterprise. They continue to lower their CASM as they add new 77Ws and will do so even greater when they add brand-new A388s - especially the 600+ seat two-class birds. I think they have an excellent chance at pillaging the "Kangaroo Route" and I think this is one reason SQ and QF have bet heavily on the A388 themselves to try and keep from getting mauled. BA and VS are probably wondering if they can effectively continue, even if they have the A388s, which may explain why VS has deferred and BA has yet to commit. Both may be considering just running a token number of flights to appeal to their frequent fliers wedded to their Mileage Programs who will pay more, regardless.

And I would not be surprised to see EK come to effectively own the Middle East to Indian sub-continent market. And add to that expansion to the United States as a way to get to Africa and the EU, as well as the Middle East. Heck, 55 A388s and 100 A350s might not remotely be enough...  eyepopping   faint 
 
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Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:31 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 31):
It's not my fault you guys don't understand the difference.

I do understand what you're saying, maybe I just disagree with how big a risk it is.

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 31):
Airbus is in far more trouble than is Boeing even with the 60+ 777s on order by those two.

Not forgetting EK also has 20-odd 748s on order. Even with today's QR order, I suspect the $ value is not that different between the manufacturers.
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Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:48 am

Quoting Stitch (Reply 33):
Well, so far, betting against EK hasn't been a very profitable enterprise

Throughout financial and company history there has been plenty of examples of companies that seemed to be 'different' than others. Companies that were applauded by crowds and analysts for their 'innovation'. Their carcasses litter history now.

I recall that way back in 1998-2000, I invested a little money in a Telecom called Worldcom MCI (remember?). Their financials seemed like a charm to me and others. They went bankrupt.

So forgive me if I see EK as an overhyped company, more so with 55 A380s on order.
 
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Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:54 am

Quoting Scbriml (Reply 18):
BA operates 57 744s.

JL and its subsidies operate even more (including cargo planes.)
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Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:58 am

Quoting AndesSMF (Reply 35):
So forgive me if I see EK as an overhyped company, more so with 55 A380s on order.

Fair enough. Their annual growth is somewhere in the 20%-plus range, so I don't see them having a problem filling new planes...
 
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Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:59 am

Quoting Stitch (Reply 37):
Their annual growth is somewhere in the 20%-plus range, so I don't see them having a problem filling new planes...

Yes, but that won't last forever. Current performance does not guarantee future performance.
 
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Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:01 am

Quoting AndesSMF (Reply 38):
Yes, but that won't last forever. Current performance does not guarantee future performance.

Maybe it will increase once Airbus gets all those A388s and are not as growth-constrained as they are now without them...
 
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Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:06 am

Quoting Stitch (Reply 39):
Maybe it will increase once Airbus gets all those A388s and are not as growth-constrained as they are now without them...

They already have competition in the form of the QR A350 order.
 
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Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:17 am

Quoting AndesSMF (Reply 40):
They already have competition in the form of the QR A350 order.

Yes, QR needs to "grow or die" in the face of the EK juggernaut so I am not surprised they have committed finally to the A350 as well as added to their A388 fleet. And they are expanding destinations equally aggressively, now up to ~75 vs. ~87 for EK.

But EK has as any A388s on order as QR currently has planes. And while QR does have 108 additional frames on order, EK has 109 and will effectively double that when they decide on the 787 or A350. So EK will effectively be able to match or exceed QR in capacity to every destination they serve, which while most likely depressing yields for both, could help EK consolidate existing traffic and win new at the expense of QR.

Then again, they may just decide to split the world between them.  Smile
 
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Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:31 am

Quoting Stitch (Reply 41):
could help EK consolidate existing traffic and win new at the expense of QR.

And that does not include the fact that EK and QR already face competition from other airlines as well. If there is profit to be made in their routes, we can be that others will try to go in there (as EK and QR have done) to get a piece of that pie.

Quoting Stitch (Reply 41):
Then again, they may just decide to split the world between them.

Frannkly, the way I have seen travel going here in the US is that most travellers (including us) prefer to go to the closest vacation destination (like Mexico) to maximize their vacation time. After all, you don't want to travel for 2 days on a week's vacation.
 
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Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:32 am

Quoting AndesSMF (Reply 42):
Frannkly, the way I have seen travel going here in the US is that most travellers (including us) prefer to go to the closest vacation destination (like Mexico) to maximize their vacation time. After all, you don't want to travel for 2 days on a week's vacation.

That is quite true. Even getting a week off in the US often takes an act of Congress. The Monday I get back from a week at the San Diego Comic Con, I immediately put in for a week for next year's event just to be sure I am covered.  Smile
 
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Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:39 am

Quoting AndesSMF (Reply 42):
there is profit to be made in their routes, we can be that others will try to go in there (as EK and QR have done) to get a piece of that pie.

Please look at the secondary European markets and see how the "main" airlines ignore those markets letting EK/QR/EY in and taking loads of passengers who don't want to double drop just so that some airlines route them initially into their hub airport and then at an intermediate point. Nor forgeting that I remember I have already responded to you in a previous thead that passenger *are* price sensitive....if the likes of EK/QR/EY can transport someone cheaper to a destination than someone operating non-stop, then they *will* take up that option, espcially if time does not equal money for them!
 
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RE: Airbus A380 - Emirates Orders 8 More Frames.

Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:51 am

Quoting David_itl (Reply 44):

I understand your whole concept and have no disagreements with most. However, my whole point is an issue of quantity. At a certain level, adding additional capacity will not create more travellers in a saturated market. And with so many WBs in the area, I doubt that in the future enough people will exist to take advantage of what QR and EK have to offer.

For example, Mexico tried to create another resort area in a place called Huatulco. But Mexico already had plenty of other areas that could well accommodate all the tourist they wanted. So Huatulco is suffering a slow death, regardless of all their advantages, because the Mexican tourist market is already well set up.
 
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RE: Airbus A380 - Emirates Orders 8 More Frames.

Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:58 am

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 5):
What route are EK to fly all these 55 A388??



Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 20):
Where the hell are they going to fly all of those 380's to?

Where? To pretty much every station in the network. All over Europe, all over India and Pakistan, Australia, you name it. With their good reputation and low fares, the A380 can't come soon enough for EK. Think of the number of Brits of Indian (whole subcontinent) descent. Every time I get in a minicab in London I get chatting to the driver about where they're from. "Oh yeah? How often do you visit Lahore / Dhaka / Colombo?" Every year. "Who do you fly with?" Emirates.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
 
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RE: Airbus A380 - Emirates Orders 8 More Frames.

Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:15 am

To all the EK detractors - you are witnessing a seismic shift in how the world travels (no - I do not work for them). What EK are doing is akin to the Wal Martisation of America. It is called 'critical mass'. These moves will fundamentally change the landscape of long-haul air travel. While the early critics of Ryaniar are now forever silenced so too will be the talking heads of 'airliners.net' who challenge EK.

$1.5bn of profits in the last two years is one thing to acknowledge - but take this post and save it for eight years down the road and marvel at how a Royal family over a twenty year period - with outstanding management skills - changed the face of a city state/emirate and an airline.

Emirates will be the ubiquitous global airline with a hub that the world will flow through - and why?

vision and execution

respectfully,

4d
 
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RE: Airbus A380 - Emirates Orders 8 More Frames.

Tue Jun 19, 2007 6:13 am

5 X A380's into LHR,see the airport go into complete meltdown!
 
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RE: Airbus A380 - Emirates Orders 8 More Frames.

Tue Jun 19, 2007 6:41 am

Yeah, right!

It can take tons of 747's (plus tons of 777's, etc...) everyday, but it won't be abble to take 5 A380 without going into "complete meltdown".

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