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EK: Any New A380 Routes/frequencies Announced?

Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:53 pm

Just wanted to hear whether EK has already announced where it will deploy more A380s, either first time on a route or by replacing an existing frequency currently flown by another aircraft type.

I am only aware of all LHR flights going to A380 and the second daily CDG flight going from 77W to A380.

Any other announcements (in other words: no "I so much wish that xxx would see the A380", or "xxx could really need one, planes are always full", or "there has been talk of", etc) ?
 
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RE: EK: Any New A380 Routes/frequencies Announced?

Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:05 pm

Latest updates i read online are:

LHR
EK029/030 will be operated by the A380 from the 10th December 2012, making 5 daily A380's to LHR

CDG
Second daily Airbus A380, operating as EK075/076 from the 1st January 2013

DME
A380 will replace the Boeing 777-300ER on EK flight 131/132, one of its two daily flights, from the 1st December 2012

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/emira...e-a380-on-moscow-route-464686.html

[Edited 2012-09-30 06:35:20]
 
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RE: EK: Any New A380 Routes/frequencies Announced?

Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:11 pm

http://www.emirates.com/au/english/f...dule/emirates_flight_schedule.aspx

It has most of the A380 routes and frequencies (but I see it is missing the second CDG frequency that I believe is coming), but it does mention some that are coming as well.

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RE: EK: Any New A380 Routes/frequencies Announced?

Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:49 pm

1st of October they are starting the direct DXB-MEL-AKL flight as A380. Also 1st of December sees one of the DXB-SIN flights become an A380. Finally 1st of Jan sees the other DXB-JFK flight upgrade as well.
 
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RE: EK: Any New A380 Routes/frequencies Announced?

Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:47 pm

Is AMS an A380 already?? I think i read time ago that they were announced as well.

What about JNB?? when is it going back to A380?
 
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RE: EK: Any New A380 Routes/frequencies Announced?

Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:00 pm

Quoting migair54 (Reply 4):
Is AMS an A380 already?? I think i read time ago that they were announced as well.

What about JNB?? when is it going back to A380?

AMS is a daily A380 flight. JNB has been permanently suspended, there was talk of reinstating it in December but they decided to put that A380 to SIN instead.
 
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RE: EK: Any New A380 Routes/frequencies Announced?

Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:15 pm

This Airline is truly the juggernaut of the industry these days, they seem truly unstoppable.


I hope I get the chance to fly on them someday.
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RE: EK: Any New A380 Routes/frequencies Announced?

Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:24 pm

Lets hope BHX gets an A380 sometime soon or at least a third daily service.
 
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RE: EK: Any New A380 Routes/frequencies Announced?

Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:05 pm

Quoting skinny (Reply 7):

BHX does not seem to have that much of a premium demand as both the daily 777s that are the high capacity dual class 400 plus seater variety,

A third flight is however likely on a330or 777

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RE: EK: Any New A380 Routes/frequencies Announced?

Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:57 pm

Quoting Malayil (Reply 3):

1st of October they are starting the direct DXB-MEL-AKL flight as A380. Also 1st of December sees one of the DXB-SIN flights become an A380. Finally 1st of Jan sees the other DXB-JFK flight upgrade as well.


One of the SIN flights has been upgraded from a B77W to 380 for 2 weeks...

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RE: EK: Any New A380 Routes/frequencies Announced?

Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:22 am

We want LAX!!!! Who's next to LAX with their A380?

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RE: EK: Any New A380 Routes/frequencies Announced?

Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:25 am

Quoting klaxairport (Reply 11):
We want LAX!!!! Who's next to LAX with their A380?

For EK, the current A380s, with EK's cabin fittings, need a bit more range. The mid-2013 A388s will have that range. This is due to a 'wing twist' that improves cruise fuel burn and a MTOW increase. So patience... I do not expect an EK A380 at LAX before then.

Heck, due to the A380 wing crack issue, EK had to pull 777s off routes to replace A380s. LAX lost one of its daily flights to free up several 777s. That implies that LAX isn't the first route for expansion. However, in 2013, instead of a reinstated 2nd flight, I expect an upgauge to the A380.

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RE: EK: Any New A380 Routes/frequencies Announced?

Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:34 am

Quoting EK413 (Reply 10):
One of the SIN flights has been upgraded from a B77W to A380 for 2 weeks...


Which flight is that? I have not been able to spot an EK A380 here yet.
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RE: EK: Any New A380 Routes/frequencies Announced?

Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:53 am

DXB-MEL-AKL starts today replacing one of the 3 777 services to MEL each day. I'd expect SYD to grow to 2 daily A380s from EK within a year.

This means MEL now has 5 A380 services each day, 2 QF, 2 SQ and 1 EK.
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RE: EK: Any New A380 Routes/frequencies Announced?

Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:02 am

Quoting Asiaflyer (Reply 13):

EK354/355. It's definitely been around (since 08SEP) and is usually towed to the West (SATS) Cargo Apron during its long layover in SIN. The flight has been reverted to a 77W as of 22SEP.
 
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RE: EK: Any New A380 Routes/frequencies Announced?

Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:29 am

Quoting Max Q (Reply 6):
I hope I get the chance to fly on them someday.

Perhaps you will one day. By the looks of things at their current rate of expansion there may not be many choices left in the future!
Keep the shinny side up!
 
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RE: EK: Any New A380 Routes/frequencies Announced?

Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:52 am

PER will see the EK A380 sometime in 2013 when Gate 1 is fully converted. EK has told the airport itself to get its sh*t together!
 
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RE: EK: Any New A380 Routes/frequencies Announced?

Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:05 am

What is the break down in EKA380 Configurations. I know there is a high and low configuration, but how many aircraft in each fleet?

Are all flights staffed with the two shower attendants still? Where do they sit for takeoff and landing, jumpseat or passenger seat?

Quoting tullamarine (Reply 13):
This means MEL now has 5 A380 services each day, 2 QF, 2 SQ and 1 EK.

Not to mention soon MH too! Talk about punching abover our weight!
 
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RE: EK: Any New A380 Routes/frequencies Announced?

Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:26 pm

Quoting smi0006 (Reply 17):
What is the break down in EKA380 Configurations. I know there is a high and low configuration, but how many aircraft in each fleet?

Are all flights staffed with the two shower attendants still? Where do they sit for takeoff and landing, jumpseat or passenger seat?

I thought there were only two configs: one with crew rest in the rear economy cabin and one without (the latter for shorter legs).

As the lower deck is already all economy, the only way they can increase capacity is to encroach on the premium cabin upstairs.

Maybe for some routes a J + Y only config could be adopted?
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RE: EK: Any New A380 Routes/frequencies Announced?

Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:19 pm

Now that IAH has LH on daily A388 service, when might EK up guage the route from the current 77LR to its own daily A388? Ramp space at IAH will continue to be problematic at T-D as TK will be beginning service next spring along with possibly further additions like NZ as well as a rumored new Asian Star Alliance partner (maybe ANA, Air China, or Asiana) beginning service middle part of next year as well. If you recall IAH was 2x daily before the 2nd flight was pulled to start DFW. The only thing that would create a problem is the need for a 2nd compatible gate like at D-4 (where SG parks now).
 
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RE: EK: Any New A380 Routes/frequencies Announced?

Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:12 pm

wasnt ZRH also supposed to get the A380 at some point?
 
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RE: EK: Any New A380 Routes/frequencies Announced?

Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:15 pm

any upgauge planned for LAX? Or does the 380 not have the range for that?
 
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RE: EK: Any New A380 Routes/frequencies Announced?

Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:09 pm

Two new machines delivered today: A6-EDX and A6-EDY.

Not sure of configurations but the rest of the fleet is as follows:

14F/76J/399Y
A6-EDA/EDB/EDC/EDD/EDE/EDM/EDN/EDO/EDP

14F/76J/427Y
A6-EDF/EDG/EDH/EDI/EDJ/EDK/EDL/EDQ/EDR/EDS/EDT/EDU/EDV/EDW
 
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RE: EK: Any New A380 Routes/frequencies Announced?

Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:05 am

Quoting skinny (Reply 7):

Lets hope BHX gets an A380 sometime soon or at least a third daily service.

I know EK operated an A380 as a promo flight but I doubt BHX could handle the A380 on a daily basis with the current runway and taxiway configuration... Probably with the current runway extension work the runway & taxiway will be widen...

Quoting klaxairport (Reply 10):
We want LAX!!!! Who's next to LAX with their A380?

If I am not mistaken I believe TG but don't quote me...

Quoting smi0006 (Reply 17):
Are all flights staffed with the two shower attendants still? Where do they sit for takeoff and landing, jumpseat or passenger seat?

Do all F/C passengers receive a sponge bath 

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RE: EK: Any New A380 Routes/frequencies Announced?

Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:04 am

Quoting EK413 (Reply 23):

As far as I have seen TG will be flying the 777-300ER to LAX
 
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RE: EK: Any New A380 Routes/frequencies Announced?

Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:47 am

Quoting CaliAtenza (Reply 24):
Quoting EK413 (Reply 23):

As far as I have seen TG will be flying the 777-300ER to LAX

Isn't LAX served by a B772ER...? I'm only assuming there will be an upgrade in the pipeline once the NEW B77Ws arrive...?

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RE: EK: Any New A380 Routes/frequencies Announced?

Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:28 am

Quoting EK413 (Reply 23):
I doubt BHX could handle the A380 on a daily basis with the current runway and taxiway configuration

Runways are not an issue. Runway 15 offers 2575m and Runway 33 2600m. EK manages to get the 77W out of there without restriction on most days and I don't see how an A380 would struggle. Taxiways A and B however don't leave much room for manoeuvre.
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RE: EK: Any New A380 Routes/frequencies Announced?

Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:29 pm

I would have thought that LGW must come soon. With 5 A388's to LHR by the end of the year they cannot further expand capacity to London in 2013/4 any other way.
 
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RE: EK: Any New A380 Routes/frequencies Announced?

Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:54 am

Quoting Malayil (Reply 5):
JNB has been permanently suspended, there was talk of reinstating it in December but they decided to put that A380 to SIN instead

I was dissapointed when the A380 service for JNB was sent to Singapore instead, but had no idea that JNB has been permanently suspended. EK still advertises in Johannesburg as a A380 destination. I think we could see it return as more A380's are delivered, probably in the first quarter of 2013.
In my opinion, I think EK763/764 should receive the A380 over EK761/762. I've done that flight a few times and its always full.
 
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RE: EK: Any New A380 Routes/frequencies Announced?

Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:02 pm

Quoting imiakhtar (Reply 26):
Taxiways A and B however don't leave much room for manoeuvre.

I meant the taxiways... Sorry... I'm well aware the A380 utilizes 20% less than a B747 
Quoting boysteve (Reply 27):
With 5 A388's to LHR by the end of the year they cannot further expand capacity to London in 2013/4 any other way.

That's when the QF Alliance takes affect... Wouldn't surprise me if QF reinstate the 2 services in 2016...

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RE: EK: Any New A380 Routes/frequencies Announced?

Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:29 pm

Could CAI or CMN be among the next A380 destinations ?
 
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RE: EK: Any New A380 Routes/frequencies Announced?

Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:31 pm

Whatabout CMB? The Sri Lankan economy is growing at 8% year on year.
 
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RE: EK: Any New A380 Routes/frequencies Announced?

Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:20 pm

EK have began serving AKL with double daily A380s... The service operates DXB-MEL-AKL...

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RE: EK: Any New A380 Routes/frequencies Announced?

Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:09 pm

I wonder if Pakistan will see the A380 and also in general what developments they have planned for Pakistan?

New frequencies?

New airports/destinations?

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