Quokkas
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Emirates To Raise Capacity To Perth

Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:12 am

Richard Jewsbury, Emirates' senior vice president commercial operations for Far East and Australasia, has announced that from 31 March EK will be upguaging their daily morning PER departures to 77Ws. Currently EK operates a 77L for its 06:00 departure from PER and a 77W for the 22:30 departure. The change will result in an extra 644 seats each week.

Mr Jewsbury went on to say that " traffic growth into Perth would be handled by further "up gauging" of plane types and then possibly a third daily service."

Foreshadowing the introduction of the A380 he said,"The A380 is also a possibility when the airport can handle the aircraft."

At present, while the runway and taxiways are suitable for the A380, the terminal lacks facilities and aerobridges to accommodate it. Planned expansion of the International terminal and construction of A380 contact stands is expected to be completed by 2014.

With QR starting services on 2 July operating from Doha to Perth with 3 flights weekly (Tue, Thu and Sat) and daily later in the year things will be a bit busier.
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RE: Emirates To Raise Capacity To Perth

Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:12 am

Time will tell how this all pans out. QR coming in will crowd things up alittle more, so depending on how they go will really dictate EK's next move.

Good to see PER getting more capacity though.
 
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RE: Emirates To Raise Capacity To Perth

Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:40 am

Does anyone know when the changes cone into effect as I am flying EK DXB - PER in august, and was looking forward to going on the 77L
 
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RE: Emirates To Raise Capacity To Perth

Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:51 am

I am booked on a SIN flight and to my surprise, it will be a 77L as I checked there is now a daily round of the 77L to SIN all through the timetable.
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RE: Emirates To Raise Capacity To Perth

Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:56 am

PER will be the first small city to receive the A380
 
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RE: Emirates To Raise Capacity To Perth

Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:14 am

Quoting weebie (Reply 4):
PER will be the first small city to receive the A380

I wouldn't bet on that. EK say these things to lots of cities, but its more of a feel good thing at the time usually.

The airport would need to have A380 facilities first, which will likely not occur until the new terminal extension occurs in a few years. By that time who knows what the economic conditions will be.
 
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RE: Emirates To Raise Capacity To Perth

Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:18 am

Quoting EUFlyer (Reply 2):
Does anyone know when the changes come into effect

From the 31st March this year. So, unless there is a change of equipment on the day, it looks like you'll miss the 77L.
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RE: Emirates To Raise Capacity To Perth

Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:27 am

Quoting IndianicWorld (Reply 5):
EK say these things to lots of cities

True, and then they launch with an old A332, LOL.

While, as has already been stated PER won't be A380 ready before 2014, and assuming continued growth, which would make a better economic case? To increase departures to three daily 777s or to have one 77W and one A380?
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RE: Emirates To Raise Capacity To Perth

Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:30 am

I wonder if we will ever see a third frequency, perhaps only operated thrice weekly on peak days...
I'd also really like to see EY head west, but I guess the chances are slim now.
 
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RE: Emirates To Raise Capacity To Perth

Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:51 am

Quoting weebie (Reply 4):
PER will be the first small city to receive the A380

Not true. AKL, ZRH are smaller cities and both have A380 services.

[Edited 2012-03-12 02:53:02]
 
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RE: Emirates To Raise Capacity To Perth

Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:33 am

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 7):
which would make a better economic case? To increase departures to three daily 777s or to have one 77W and one A380?

Well, assuming the terminal could handle the A380, I would say the better option would be 777 + A380 before 3x777. Simply because I wouldn't know what arrivals bank a 3rd flight would fit into. I think it would be better to have a larger flight arrive into the morning arrivals bank at DXB to connect to the morning departure bank at DXB to Europe.

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RE: Emirates To Raise Capacity To Perth

Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:48 am

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 10):

Good point.

There is also the possibility that a third daily would poach passengers from the two existing flights yet still not carry a full load. The upguage from 2 x 777 to 2 x 777 + 1 x 380 may carry less risk.
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