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Major EK news pending
EMIRATES ceo Tim Clark will visit Australia within the next couple of weeks, with his arrival expected to see some major announcements about the deployment of additional capacity in the Australian market.
EK senior vice-president commercial for Australasia and East Asia, Richard Vaughan, told TD yesterday the carrier is experiencing very high load factors and is “struggling to find seats for the demand”.
And although Emirates will take delivery of 24 new aircraft in the next 18 months, Vaughan wasn’t able to disclose where the planes would be deployed across the airline’s network, except to say that he expected the current constraints to be partly addressed when Clark is in Australia.
The carrier is also expected to place orders for further planes at next week’s Dubai Air Show and is eagerly awaiting its first A380, due next Aug at about the same time as QF receives its initial super-jumbo....
Source: Travel Daily 08NOV07
Maybe we'll hear about their intentions to fly A380s to MEL and SYD next year?
Perhaps they want to increase MEL/PER/SYD to thrice daily...
Maybe they will also announce the much talked about and rumoured 2nd daily nonstop DXB-BNE service with the 77W or 345 (might be a higher priority now that EY is flying to BNE).
What are peoples' views/thoughts? Does anyone think it will be about EK flying A380s to Australia on existing services or about additional flights?
Interesting times ahead...
[Edited 2007-11-08 21:11:47]