|Quoting PEET7G (Reply 6):|
I simply think that since winter is the high season for tourists flying in and out of Dubai, this change might be just for the winter timetable.
Probably. It is also high season from Europe to 'warmer destinations.' So it might not be O&D that help fill the seats.
|Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 7):|
I don't see why anyone other than EK would fly an A380 from DXB...the whole point of EK having this massive widebody fleet is to maximize yields through their successful DXB hub.
is a somewhat unique wayport. I've seen on Orbitz connections through DXB
that had me going XX is cooperating with YY?!?
(I hope those aren't real airline codes... I'm using them as an example.) As best as I can determine, if a passenger makes it to DXB
more than 115 minutes before a connecting flight, the airport will facilitate the transfer even if the airlines do not code share. If someone knows more or has a great link, I'd appreciate it.
The closest analogy I've found is cargo at AMS
. If you get your cargo there, it seems as if KL
(or is it AMS
airport?) helps move it anywhere it needs to go. Naturally the home carrier is going to see the trends 1st and thus have a *huge* 'home field advantage.' It also helps being a well advertised 'name brand.' There is also a huge amount of feed to/from secondary cities; often that feed is by obscure airlines that fly to DXB
only a few times per week from each obscure destination.
This is one reason I see little value in EK
ever joining an alliance. In effect, DXB
is an open port that facilitates connections from anywhere to anywhere. As long as DXB
has open slots, this is a huge advantage for EK
. (Let's face it, obscure airlines have trouble selling tickets to customers who haven't heard about them.) It is also why EK
, long term, needs DWC
with many more runways; is the current plan 5 or 6? I've lost the bubble.
It is good that AF
is stepping up their gauge to DXB
. Am I the only one who thinks AF
is doing this to increase profit? It will do little, if anything, to impact EK
. I expect more A380s from other airlines in DXB
as the A380 production increases.
They have to go somewhere since India won't let them in.