Didn't FZ fly to DAC as well in the past? I think I remember reading about it somewhere. Yes, up to twice a day with a full Y config of 189. And flights were full. Those slots were given to EK as they could fill a 777. Maybe they were not making money, the flight must have been over five hours, no?...Jump to post
Avgeek21 wrote:I’m expected the Emirates A350 numbers to double and reach 100+. Yes A339 negotiations are ongoing and we’ll wait and see what happens. Maybe let flydubai have the A339’s and EK concentrate on the BIG birds?
It’s a known market for them, which has high volume and must perform well. No guarantees that there is higher yields elsewhere. The reason they pulled the a380 is because of low yield Not necessarily low yield, just not the premium volumes that could fill 9F + 80J. Canada is just not the market for...Jump to post
Emirates DXB to Abu Dhabi is 5 times daily, not “hourly”. The highways are not 14 lanes, rather 4 lanes per direction. So, does this mean that traffic is heavy through out the day? If so, is there any intent to build another highway? Secondly, does the highway from DXB to AUH pass through DWC? Ther...Jump to post
sabby wrote:I'm surprised DOH serves only 36 million passengers per year. The airport always seemed bigger to me and most of the time busy with lot of people. Then again I haven't been there outside of transit bank times.
A bit disappointing but sadly, when you lose 20% of your traffic, it's hard to make up for it.
BrooklyBOMgal wrote:Isn't Saudia Arabia planning to make Qatar an island?
The cost cutting is clearly evident. That meal does not look any bigger or better than the same meal I had on Etihad last year. Only difference now is the removal of the starter and butter/cheese.Jump to post
On highly competitive routes you need every edge you can get. The latest most comfortable aircraft can give you that edge. This is an interesting and sensible point. Though isn't somewhere like UK - UAE / Middle East considered competitive? Old 777-200 vs the A380s and A350s of the ME3 :? BA know w...Jump to post
SpaceshipDC10 wrote:YYZ-DXB going 5x weekly.
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... ts-in-w19/
Interesting move: Taking CAA data for Dec 18/Jan 19/Feb 19 and pax movements between LON (LHR, LGW, STN) and each of DOH, AUH and DXB gives the following year on year movements: LON-DOH: Dec 18: +15%, Jan 19: +16%; Feb 19: +9% LON-AUH: Dec 18: +2%; Jan 19: +5%; Feb 19: (11)% LON-DXB: Dec 18; (8)%; ...Jump to post
Will avoid flying them on short haul flights from now on...Jump to post
SQ789 wrote:Half of EK's flight cancelled since April 16. To be resumed on June 1 or May 31.
I get the following information box: 1. You may request a refund of this itinerary within 24 hours of booking without penalty, in accordance with US Department of Transportation guidelines. 2. Seat selection is only available after you`ve purchased your flight. Please book your seats in Manage your...Jump to post
This news makes me feel sad. I loved the A380 and the aircraft has been instrumental in EK's success financially and for its brand awareness in the last decade. Also the fact that EK cancelled the A350 before (which was an order they revived steep discounts on as launch customers) and then now re-or...Jump to post
To be fair, 3x weekly is pretty big deal for an airline like EK which prefers to serve the vast majority of their routes at least daily.Jump to post
I saw old links that STC retires by 2025, this will be a long transition. Related, I see EK has received the last 77W. Wow... End of a different era. https://gulfbusiness.com/video-dubais-emirates-receives-final-boeing-777-300er/ I'm not sure who is next. What I know is that the main competition is...Jump to post
CRJ900 wrote:Does EK have many more 615-seat A388s on order? They must have 10-12 of them now... were 615-seaters a "test project" or does EK really need these high-capacity birds on many routes?
As someone who actually flys the thing, I can tell you that it is most definitely not “always full” in fact the lead up to Christmas this year has been a disaster in terms of loads and yields. There are far more knowledgeable posters on here who can explain the difference between load and yield, al...Jump to post
Very tight race for #2. Didn't know ORD was ahead so far this year but LAX should overtake it as ORD traffic decreases in the winter.Jump to post
Amazing. However with a runway closure/slowed growth at DXB, Daxing opening next year, and neither LAX, ORD, LHR or HND likely to see significant increases in traffic, ATL should remain #1 for the next few years at least.Jump to post
They could have done it with only the B77W. The A380 works for them to airports where they are restricted by traffic rights or landing slots like LHR, CDG, ICN etc.Even their own hub DXB is slot restricted, and the A380's work really well since one wave of flights feeds another. But if they ever mov...Jump to post
Choose well is an interesting slogan. But doesn't help with increasing EY's brand awareness though.
A strong rumour that Oman will order A350 over B787-10. And a gentle hint that some may come from Etihad's order. https://airlinerwatch.com/oman-air-plans-to-order-airbus-a350xwb-instead-of-boeing-787-10-sources/ What's the relationship with the Abu Dhabi family and Oman? It's probably a commercial...Jump to post
Does QR really benefit from Oneworld? Never seemed like they really did, other than BA ofcourse (which they are a shareholder of so that's a different story).Jump to post
LupineChemist wrote:Not exactly overnight but the main bank at DXB is around 2 AM.
It's quite impressive to see all the 380s getting turned around and all the activity in the airport at that hour.
Wow, awesome report! Really enjoyed it! I lived in the UAE before so its always lovely to see it again. In fact I was just staying at the Walforf Astoria in RAK last August! Still have yet to travel to Oman though. The flights and the hotels look incredible! I wish I could afford to stay in such bea...Jump to post
From where will they get all these pilots? EK and EY?Jump to post
Runway capacity is going to be an issue,both for maintenance and in general.But can't see the new airport happening any time soon. The 7810's will be an interesting development.One can imagine a host of secondary European cities that could be serviced economically. However some countries may deny t...Jump to post
This type of thing only works if long line ups and understaffed security checkpoints are not a problem.Jump to post
Must be complicated for an airline with a sizable amount of connecting traffic to move flights slowly to the new airport.Jump to post
The New Istanbul airport is huge and was built so fast which I personally think is an incredible accomplishment. Megaprojects of this scale always have their critics and almost always result in fatalities.Jump to post
With all these cancellations, the new AUH midfield terminal will feel quite empty whenever it opens.Jump to post