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Emirates To India

Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:26 am

As a result of the revised bilateral between India and Dubai, Emirates will increase frequencies and aircraft size on its Indian services.

New Destination: Ahmedabad (AMD)
Effective 28 October, Emirates will commence 6x weekly flights to Ahmedabad (AMD). Flight timings (Daily ex-Tue):

EK538 DEP DXB 2255 ARR AMD 0310
EK539 DEP AMD 0425 ARR DXB 0610

Flights will be operated by A330-200 on Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun. The Saturday flight will be operated by a B777-200.

Other highlights:

DXB-BOM moves upto a 3x daily from 19x weekly. Also aircraft size is increased to a B777-300ER on most flights, with the B777-200ER operating a few.

DXB-MAA moves upto a double-daily from 8x weekly.

DXB-HYD moves upto 11x weekly from 8x weekly.

DXB-COK moves upto a 10x weekly from 7x weekly.

The additional frequencies will be phased in over the next few months and most increases implemented by the end of October 2007.

Although there are no increases on DEL services, the new agreement will permit capacity increases from the start of the summer 2008 schedule (end of March 2008) and beginning of July 2008. I would expect DEL to move upto 10x weekly from end of March 2008 and then upto a double-daily by beginning of July 2008.

Entitlements on the other India routes (TRV, CCU and BLR) remained unchanged. Remember, Emirates will add a 6th weekly to CCU from beginning of February 2008.

The frequency increases and new flights to AMD have been clearly well timed to connect with Emirates' new North American services - IAH and YYZ as well as existing JFK flights.

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Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:48 am

AMD will be a GOLD MINE for EK  Smile
 
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Fri Jun 22, 2007 1:50 pm

Who will unfortunately suffer is Kuwait Airways as their market share from AMD will fall as they fly 3 times a week only using an A 320. Not only will the pax load factor be very high but cargo will be full too year round as the state of Gujrat is India's 2nd most crop producing exporting state after Punjab. The AMD route for EK will be like Lagos-LOS for them i.e. profitable within the first 6 months of starting operations!!!

Since BOM is getting the B 77Ws, will it have the new F & J class product which YYZ will see?
 
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Fri Jun 22, 2007 2:06 pm

Quoting Behramjee (Reply 2):
Who will unfortunately suffer is Kuwait Airways as their market share from AMD will fall as they fly 3 times a week only using an A 320.

Kuwait Airways is planning to suspend service to India in protest of Indian authority didn't allow them to increase capacity and frequencies like UAE gets.
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Fri Jun 22, 2007 3:41 pm

Quoting Jimyvr (Reply 3):
Kuwait Airways is planning to suspend service to India in protest of Indian authority didn't allow them to increase capacity and frequencies like UAE gets.

Does anyone know why the GoI did this ( thumbsup  to UAE but  thumbsdown  to Kuwait)?
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RE: Emirates To India

Fri Jun 22, 2007 5:53 pm

Quoting Behramjee (Reply 2):
Since BOM is getting the B 77W

Hi there... I was thinking of going to BOM soon and the flights are operated by a mixutre of both A330-200 and 777-300 (non-ER)... That means that they have the old F and J products. I am not sure if BOM will be getting the -ER type, but I assume the new -ER's are going to more premium destinations such as Europe, Ausralia, and North America instead of shorter high-pax routes such as India. Thats just my assumption.

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RE: Emirates To India

Fri Jun 22, 2007 7:29 pm

A correction to the above post -- CCU will get a 7th weekly flight (not 6th as mentioned in my first post) from beginning of February 2008.

Actually AMD will most likely move up to a daily or 8 weekly by April 2008. Yes, this route will be a cash cow for Emirates. They have been trying to get access for a while and the flights offer very good connectivity to the Gujju's living in US and UK, who tend to be frequent travellers back to AMD. Many are also settled or have a DXB base so from a convenience standpoint it should also work well. In fact the wish list in this most recent round also asked for Pune but they didnt get access. Also as far as BOM goes, Emirates wants to add another 2 daily frequencies - giving a total of 5x daily. But that will have to wait for the time being. The BOM route will likely be operated by a mixture of the 3 different B77W configurations.

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Fri Jun 22, 2007 8:13 pm

This issue of increasing flights between UAE & India was discussed between the Prime Ministers of both countries.
The UAE delegation was asking for an open skies agreement between India and UAE, the Indian prime minister was under pressure because the Indian carriers didn't like the open skies idea, while the UAE is a strategic partner to India.
He decided to give more frequencies at the mean time and to review the open skies proposal submitted by UAE.
 
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Fri Jun 22, 2007 8:50 pm

Quoting Emirates777 (Reply 6):
Also as far as BOM goes, Emirates wants to add another 2 daily frequencies - giving a total of 5x daily. But that will have to wait for the time being. The BOM route will likely be operated by a mixture of the 3 different B77W configurations.

Is there that much demand and to which bank of departures will EK connect these to.

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RE: Emirates To India

Fri Jun 22, 2007 10:36 pm

Quoting Jimyvr (Reply 3):
Kuwait Airways is planning to suspend service to India in protest of Indian authority didn't allow them to increase capacity and frequencies like UAE gets.

I would never believe this for the life of me !!!
 
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RE: Emirates To India

Fri Jun 22, 2007 10:46 pm

Quoting Jimyvr (Reply 3):
Kuwait Airways is planning to suspend service to India in protest of Indian authority didn't allow them to increase capacity and frequencies like UAE gets.



Quoting Behramjee (Reply 9):
I would never believe this for the life of me !!!

I don't put it past them to make such a move. I actually feel for them as India's attempt to get cummy with the UAE is genuinely unfair to the Kuwaitis in this instance. But by the same token money talks, something the Kuwaitis should be acutely aware of by now.

Quoting Karan69 (Reply 8):

Is there that much demand and to which bank of departures will EK connect these to.

There sure is.


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Sat Jun 23, 2007 1:48 am

Quoting UAEflyer (Reply 7):
He decided to give more frequencies at the mean time and to review the open skies proposal submitted by UAE.

I hope open skies comes through eventually. However, Indian private carriers must be allowed to fly this route before open skies is agreed to.
 
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Sat Jun 23, 2007 4:20 pm

This is good news, however it seems that India's neighbour Pakistan isn't as generous to EK.

Flights to Lahore and Islamabad seem to be capped for EK.

What I dont understand is how can a relatively new carrier like EY have more flights to these cities and correct me if im wrong QR also have more services to this part of Pakistan than EK.

EIther EK aren't pushing this with the government or they can up the frequency but dont want to.

I have posted this question before, but not had much of a definitive response.

I would love to know what their strategic aims/objectives are to serving Pakistan.

I know they have 4+ daily services to KHI but the real demand is LHE and ISB.

I have travelled from MAN to LHE 18 times in the last 10 years or so and each time the flights are full ex DXB to LHE.

I also wonder if EK will introduce a 3rd daily am flight from MAN to DXB as these flights are also full for most of the year.

Emirates777 or anyone elses input would be much appreciated.
 
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RE: Emirates To India

Sat Jun 23, 2007 4:57 pm

The Kuwait-India dispute is basically because the Kuwaitis want their LCC, Jazeera, to gain more access to Indian routes, most of which are being operated through their second hub in DXB. India's contention is that by operating out and through DXB they are benefiting enormously by siphoning off India-UAE traffic on these routes. The Kuwaitis have decided to get tough and threaten a ban of all India-Kuwait flights if Jazeera is not given more access. They generally are not of the inclination to negotiate with countries like India, who to them are mainly lowly labour suppliers. Let's see the fallout.

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Sat Jun 23, 2007 8:13 pm

Quoting BigTom (Reply 13):
They generally are not of the inclination to negotiate with countries like India, who to them are mainly lowly labour suppliers. Let's see the fallout.

I'm sure the Indian government will play hardball here and I'm sure the Kuwaiti's won't mind if the low-cost travel all moves to Air Arabia...
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RE: Emirates To India

Sat Jun 23, 2007 8:29 pm

Quoting LAXDESI (Reply 11):
I hope open skies comes through eventually. However, Indian private carriers must be allowed to fly this route before open skies is agreed to.

Not just this route but International routes, period. There are Indian carriers who want to fly to International destinations but can't because of a silly old rule that says a carrier must operate dometically for a good amount of years before being allowed to go international. I'm thinking of Kingfisher as an example. A lot of these passengers between India and DXB are connecting to N.America and Europe on EK. Those are the destinations that Kingfisher wants to fly to from India but the Indian government doesn't allow it, and EK is taking full advantage of it. They are building market share in India to the detriment of an Indian carrier, and all because of the stupid Indian government rules.
 
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Sun Jun 24, 2007 5:47 am

Quoting Ek-a380 (Reply 12):
Emirates777 or anyone elses input would be much appreciated.

While I can't say the Pakistanis are stonewalling EK I do know that they are made to work hard for access. In fact EK pays the runway maintenance costs at Peshawar.

As for EY and QR getting an easier ride, Abu Dhabi has closer relations with Pakistan as does QR (as can be seen by their aircraft donations)

Quoting BigTom (Reply 13):
They generally are not of the inclination to negotiate with countries like India, who to them are mainly lowly labour suppliers. Let's see the fallout.

The Kuwaitis are the worst offenders of this type of thinking in the GCC. I say let them continue to be arrogant soon enough Kuwait will be nothing where as India will be a giant.

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Sun Jun 24, 2007 5:58 am

Quoting Ek-a380 (Reply 12):
im wrong QR also have more services to this part of Pakistan than EK.

you're mistaken...QR has only 2 weekly LHE + 3 weekly ISB flights compared to EK's 4 weekly LHE + 5 weekly ISB flights.

Quoting Ek-a380 (Reply 12):

EIther EK aren't pushing this with the government or they can up the frequency but dont want to. I have posted this question before, but not had much of a definitive response.

The main reason is the hard lobbying done by PIA to the Pakistan Govt to protect its Northern Pakistan market share from the on slaught from the Gulf carriers which have taken away a vast majority of its market share from its main hub i.e. KHI due to the city having an open skies policy.

Quoting Ek-a380 (Reply 12):
but the real demand is LHE and ISB.

actually the real "high yield"  Wink

Quoting Ek-a380 (Reply 12):
What I dont understand is how can a relatively new carrier like EY have more flights to these cities

vv hard for the Pak Govt to say NO to the King of UAE  Wink

Quoting Emirates777 (Reply 6):
Also as far as BOM goes, Emirates wants to add another 2 daily frequencies - giving a total of 5x daily. Actually AMD will most likely move up to a daily or 8 weekly by April 2008.

I know why EK are doing this...they want to protect themselves and at the same time be well prepared & established in all the major Indian markets when the likes of 9W and Kingfisher fly to DXB nonstop from various Indian points from 2008 onwards. Imagine, any Indian carrier competing on the BOM-DXB route against EK's current 3 daily and in the future 5 daily nonstop flights!
 
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Tue Jun 26, 2007 5:13 pm

Quoting Behramjee (Reply 9):
I would never believe this for the life of me !!!

India calls Kuwait's unilateral decision to block all flights unfair


New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram: Kuwait's unilateral decision to ban all flights from India from July 1 is "unfair and uncalled for" and all issues must be mutually resolved, a spokes-person for the Indian civil aviation ministry said yesterday.

"We have a bilateral civil aviation agreement with Kuwait and further talks are on. So the matter should be resolved by mutual consultations. Such unilateral action, we feel, is unfair and uncalled for," the spokesperson said.

"This action is harmful to the interests of the travellers of both countries," the spokesperson added, as the travel trade industry in Kerala said that pressure tactics by Kuwait government would not yield any result.

Kuwait said two weeks ago that it would stop all flights to India with effect from July 1 since it says New Delhi was not honouring its commitment to allow more landing rights for its carriers.

Three flag carriers, state-run Air India, its low-cost subsidiary Air India Express and Indian, have been designated to fly to Kuwait, while the Gulf country has Kuwait Airways and Jazeera Airlines as its carriers to India. The two countries concluded their bilateral agreement in March last year under which they allowed 5,200 seats per week for the carriers of each side.

The Kuwaiti side requested the limits be raised to 6,800 seats per week.

The Kerala Association of Travel Agents (Kata) maintained that if the Kuwaiti government goes ahead with its decision, the real losers will be its own carriers, Kuwait Airways and Jazeera Airlines.

"They will have to pay huge fines to those passengers who have booked in advance," said Kata president K.V. Muraleedharan in Thiruvananthapuram.

"Since Air India and Indian operate to other airports in the Middle East they can make alternate arrangements for those passengers who are booked to travel to Kuwait. So they would not have any problem," he added.
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RE: Emirates To India

Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:57 pm

Quoting BigTom (Reply 13):
They generally are not of the inclination to negotiate with countries like India, who to them are mainly lowly labour suppliers

This is the fourth thread I have seen you post this message. If you are trying to make the point that India is a country that only supplies cheap labor to Kuwait, you made it once. No need to repeat it four times.

IMHO, the Kuwaitis do understand India's relevance to the region as a potentially ravenous consumer of their energy supplies. And they also look with fear and respect at companies like Reliance Industries, who are have grown to be as large as some of their own downstream petrochemical companies like Equate, and more nimble than them.

Anyways, a compromise is due. Sometimes threats work, sometimes they don't.
 
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Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:18 pm

Quoting Snehnath (Reply 19):
Anyways, a compromise is due. Sometimes threats work, sometimes they don't.

As I have said, more EK flights means that EK will gain in the short-term, even though EK wants high-yielding onward passengers to Europe and America from India rather than the unskilled labour traffic.
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Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:54 pm

Quoting Snehnath (Reply 19):
This is the fourth thread I have seen you post this message. If you are trying to make the point that India is a country that only supplies cheap labor to Kuwait, you made it once. No need to repeat it four times.


I think you missed the point I was trying to make, the operative word there was " who to them". And that was only to put the whole issue in perspective. Anyways not everyone would have gone through all four threads and got upset, as you seem to be. Atleast no one else has complained so far.

As far as the Kuwait-India brouhaha goes, Kuwait Times carries a report that both parties are expected to settle things at a meeting on Wednesday.

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Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:52 pm

Quoting BigTom (Reply 21):
As far as the Kuwait-India brouhaha goes, Kuwait Times carries a report that both parties are expected to settle things at a meeting on Wednesday.

I guess this will end with Kuwait getting a bit more but not as much as they asked for.
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Wed Jun 27, 2007 1:21 am

Quoting Cricket (Reply 22):
I guess this will end with Kuwait getting a bit more but not as much as they asked for.

Looks very much like that at the moment.

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RE: Emirates To India

Wed Jun 27, 2007 4:21 am

First,

These new bilaterals are a nice boost to EK to/from India. However, what I noticed is that the seat caps do not really allow for A380's... yet.

They also are at low enough frequencies that it does not allow EK to do a "rolling hub" to India (connect from anywhere to a few select cities in India). Cest la vie.

Quoting Emirates777 (Thread starter):

New Destination: Ahmedabad (AMD)
Effective 28 October, Emirates will commence 6x weekly flights to Ahmedabad (AMD). Flight timings (Daily ex-Tue):

Is there a seat cap?
That is a little shy. Why 6X week... 8X allows for better connections (or is that why only 6X)?

Quoting Emirates777 (Thread starter):
DXB-BOM moves upto a 3x daily from 19x weekly. Also aircraft size is increased to a B777-300ER on most flights, with the B777-200ER operating a few.

I doubt EK can meet DXB-BOM demand. This is a nice but small increase in seats.

Quoting UAEflyer (Reply 7):
He decided to give more frequencies at the mean time and to review the open skies proposal submitted by UAE.

Smart political move... However, it will be interesting to see if "open skies" is approved. If so... EK and EY will go nuts to/from India.

Quoting Ek-a380 (Reply 12):
This is good news, however it seems that India's neighbour Pakistan isn't as generous to EK.

Flights to Lahore and Islamabad seem to be capped for EK.

 checkmark  Otherwise the local airline is toast... Pakistan would do better to allow more EK/EK/QR and accept their the loss of domestic airline jobs in trade for the added jobs stimulated by air travel... but that makes too much sense.  Wink

Quoting Cricket (Reply 14):
I'm sure the Indian government will play hardball here and I'm sure the Kuwaiti's won't mind if the low-cost travel all moves to Air Arabia...

What is Kuwait thinking? If you put India up against a wall... they'll riot! Kuwait is doing something very short sighted...

Quoting Cricket (Reply 20):
As I have said, more EK flights means that EK will gain in the short-term, even though EK wants high-yielding onward passengers to Europe and America from India rather than the unskilled labour traffic.

Yes, EK wants connections with F and J more than the lowest cost Y. Ok... that's fine. They have a bit of a premium product. But what will happen long term?

Are other cities considered? And what about seats? Are there any cities added that weren't in EK's rights before?

I'm all for open skies... I wonder if Emirates/India would sign that... (Most aviation discussions with non-aviation fans end up discussing the lack of J seats to India.)


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RE: Emirates To India

Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:27 am

Quoting Emirates777 (Thread starter):
New Destination: Ahmedabad (AMD)
Effective 28 October, Emirates will commence 6x weekly flights to Ahmedabad (AMD). Flight timings (Daily ex-Tue):

EK538 DEP DXB 2255 ARR AMD 0310
EK539 DEP AMD 0425 ARR DXB 0610

Flights will be operated by A330-200 on Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun. The Saturday flight will be operated by a B777-200.

Congrats to AMD. The improved terminal facilities could be ready by then I guess.

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 5):
Hi there... I was thinking of going to BOM soon and the flights are operated by a mixutre of both A330-200 and 777-300 (non-ER)... That means that they have the old F and J products. I am not sure if BOM will be getting the -ER type, but I assume the new -ER's are going to more premium destinations such as Europe, Ausralia, and North America instead of shorter high-pax routes such as India.

Also, the new J and F products are better deployed on the longer routes in general - don't know how premium i.e. HAM is after all, at least not compared to, say, closer destinations in Asia. No doubt a brand-new flat bed does more joy (=can attract more money per mile) on a long route than on a hop like DXB-AMD (how much flying time is AMD-DXB anyway?).

Quoting Emirates777 (Reply 6):
In fact the wish list in this most recent round also asked for Pune but they didnt get access

Interesting. Eventually, Pune could be a solution to load off some of the pressure on BOM (as nothing really happens here). Pune is a fairly important industrial city on its own, but being only 3-4 hours from downtown Mumbai, and only 1½-2 hours or so from Navi Mumbai (please correct my time estimates here if needed..), it could be interesting for Mumbai as well. Maybe in another 5-7 years.

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Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:32 am

Quoting Kevin777 (Reply 25):
Interesting. Eventually, Pune could be a solution to load off some of the pressure on BOM (as nothing really happens here). Pune is a fairly important industrial city on its own, but being only 3-4 hours from downtown Mumbai, and only 1½-2 hours or so from Navi Mumbai (please correct my time estimates here if needed..), it could be interesting for Mumbai as well. Maybe in another 5-7 years.

That all depends on how long Pune's runway will be. (Note: I'm asking)

Also, with BOM maxing out, I think we'll see a few flights there. EK? I don't know, but not impossible (A332? 3X/week)

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Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:39 am

Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 24):
First,

These new bilaterals are a nice boost to EK to/from India. However, what I noticed is that the seat caps do not really allow for A380's... yet.

They also are at low enough frequencies that it does not allow EK to do a "rolling hub" to India (connect from anywhere to a few select cities in India). Cest la vie.


EK will have upto 7299 seats per week to Mumbai starting winter 2007 - thats should allow for A380 operation is they want to trade gauge for frequency. I doubt they will do that though.

Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 24):
Quoting Emirates777 (Thread starter):

New Destination: Ahmedabad (AMD)
Effective 28 October, Emirates will commence 6x weekly flights to Ahmedabad (AMD). Flight timings (Daily ex-Tue):

Is there a seat cap?
That is a little shy. Why 6X week... 8X allows for better connections (or is that why only 6X)?

Yes - 1500 per week and it goes to 2000 starting summer 2008, so AMD will likely go daily or 8x then.

Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 24):
Otherwise the local airline is toast... Pakistan would do better to allow more EK/EK/QR and accept their the loss of domestic airline jobs in trade for the added jobs stimulated by air travel... but that makes too much sense.

Same holds for India - I think the idea of protecting AI/IC is sheer insanity - passengers to/from India are the ones who pay for this folly in terms of having to put up with AI/IC's awful service and general incompetence. Things are much better now under PP, amd one hopes that the babus will see the light and at some point sign an open skies with all major countries that will do so on a reciprocal basis (and at the same time let 9W and IT unfettered access to all markets).
 
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RE: Emirates To India

Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:42 am

Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 26):
That all depends on how long Pune's runway will be. (Note: I'm asking)

There is a bell ringing somewhere in my head regarding the rwy in Pune, but can't remeber whether it's the lenght or the general condition.. either way I'm pretty sure something must be done here before this can happen.

Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 26):
EK? I don't know, but not impossible (A332? 3X/week)

I'd guess 5x times weekly 332, make it four??  Wink

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Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:12 am

Quoting Sshank (Reply 27):
EK will have upto 7299 seats per week to Mumbai starting winter 2007 - thats should allow for A380 operation is they want to trade gauge for frequency. I doubt they will do that though.

What, only 12X/week 644 seat A380's?  Wink

There is a point to CASM, but not if connections are too compromised. Or is the idea to encourage "more seat allocations" in the bi-lateral?

The most interesting answer would be an open skies. I doubt it will happen, but that would be interesting...

Quoting Sshank (Reply 27):
Same holds for India -

Very true. India could grow their economy far faster if they allowed more flights/seats. Protect

Quoting Kevin777 (Reply 28):
I'd guess 5x times weekly 332, make it four??

 rotfl 

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RE: Emirates To India

Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:14 pm

Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 24):
Otherwise the local airline is toast... Pakistan would do better to allow more EK/EK/QR and accept their the loss of domestic airline jobs in trade for the added jobs stimulated by air travel... but that makes too much sense.

I wish that the GoP would understand that one sweet day....  Smile
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Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:21 pm

Quoting Kevin777 (Reply 25):
Congrats to AMD. The improved terminal facilities could be ready by then I guess.

I'll keep my fingers crossed.  Smile

Quoting Kevin777 (Reply 25):
(how much flying time is AMD-DXB anyway?).

3 hours tops.
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Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:48 pm

Even with EK running 4x/daily DXB-KHI-DXB services, PK has been able to upguage the route from a B737 to an A310..so it seems as if PK is doing ok on that route... thumbsup 
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RE: Emirates To India

Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:16 am

Quoting Behramjee (Reply 2):
Who will unfortunately suffer is Kuwait Airways as their market share from AMD will fall as they fly 3 times a week only using an A 320. Not only will the pax load factor be very high but cargo will be full too year round as the state of Gujrat is India's 2nd most crop producing exporting state after Punjab. The AMD route for EK will be like Lagos-LOS for them i.e. profitable within the first 6 months of starting operations!!!

I completely agree. And to a certain extent Qatar also (when they start their flights)

From what I have read, EK has a much better product than KU. Also DXB will be a much preferable transit point than KWI or Doha. In case, if the flight is missed or are stuck up, then I would rather be in DXB then in KWI or Doha.

I guess if 9W does not start the BRU flight to AMD, this is what I'll opt for the next time I go home (in the next 12 mos. or so).  Smile

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RE: Emirates To India

Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:04 am

This may be a little off-topic, but does anyone know where EK stands regarding its operation to SFO. Eager to see a better fare carrier from SFO to S. India through the Atlantic than LH/BA.

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