rw774477
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Middle East To Dublin

Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:45 am

Didn't Gulf Air fly non-stop to the Middle East ? For how long ?

is it still there ? who is next in line to serve the Middle East ?

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semsem
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RE: Middle East To Dublin

Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:59 am

When I was in Dublin about 2 years ago I saw a Gulf Air plane. I think they had just started the service.
 
Viscount724
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RE: Middle East To Dublin

Wed Sep 19, 2007 12:32 pm

Quoting Semsem (Reply 1):
When I was in Dublin about 2 years ago I saw a Gulf Air plane. I think they had just started the service.

GF dropped BAH-DUB at the end of June as part of their restructuring due to their serious financial problems. Obviously it wasn't profitable. They dropped several other longhaul routes around the same time. DUB had only been served for about 18 months, starting in late 2005, 3 flights a week if memory correct.

Related GF press release from last May:
http://www.gulfair.com/latesttraveln...rue&NewsLanguage=English&newsid=74
 
CV580Freak
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RE: Middle East To Dublin

Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:56 pm

Aer Lingus was serving DXB but I hear that thats being dropped.

Etihad started AUH/DUB on July 1st and flights are doing very well.
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jwmd123
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RE: Middle East To Dublin

Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:30 pm

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 2):
GF dropped BAH-DUB at the end of June as part of their restructuring due to their serious financial problems. Obviously it wasn't profitable

That is not exactly true. GF did not say they weren't making money in DUB. The company when through a complete re-strucutre. Don't forget they also dropped BAH-SYD.

This was the carrot that was dangled to Irish passegners to use this route as a different Kangaroo route to DUB-LHR-SYD.
 
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RE: Middle East To Dublin

Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:32 pm

I saw the EY 330 at DUB on the 11th Sept while waiting for my flight to BRS.

EY is a very good airline, although I much preferred the 345 than 773.
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rw774477
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RE: Middle East To Dublin

Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:11 pm

is the EY service daily ?

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RE: Middle East To Dublin

Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:50 pm

Quoting Rw774477 (Reply 6):
is the EY service daily ?

Not yet but it's going daily.....
 
rw774477
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RE: Middle East To Dublin

Thu Sep 20, 2007 12:21 am

what days right now ??

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COEI2007
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RE: Middle East To Dublin

Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:54 am

Quoting CV580Freak (Reply 3):
Aer Lingus was serving DXB but I hear that thats being dropped.

Aer Lingus IS serving DXB until the end of March. No announcement has been made about it being dropped, but I'd say it will!
 
LGAtoIND
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RE: Middle East To Dublin

Thu Sep 20, 2007 2:58 am

Is there a large Middle Eastern population in Ireland?
 
kaitak
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RE: Middle East To Dublin

Thu Sep 20, 2007 3:14 am

There is a significant, though not large, population, but the main value of a M/E operation is the onward connections. One of EY's advantages (which will increase, as it adds to its network) is its route network out of AUH; EI should have - but didn't work closely with EK; sure, you can interline, but it could have made it work much better and now it's paying the cost. It is expected that EI will withdraw; in that case, EK will hopefully replace them.

EY is going up to 6 w. for the Winter, but I've heard it rumoured (on the Dublin Airport Forum) that they're coming back to 4 weekly for next Summer.

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