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ETIHAD A380 to Berlin Schoenefeld

Sun May 27, 2018 9:18 pm

Attention all spotters, On July 13, Etihad will send a one off A380 charter service to Berlin Schoenefeld Airport. What sort of charter that needs an A380 with 496 seats? The A380 will be heading back to AUH on July 15.


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Re: ETIHAD A380 to Berlin Schoenefeld

Sun May 27, 2018 10:35 pm

It will be Flight Centre’s global conference which is in Berlin that weekend.

With the demise of AB the only other one stop combination from Australia to Berlin are QR and TR, so a larger charter aircraft would be required.
EY is also historically a major sponsor of the gathering.

Previously NZ has been used for charters.
 
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Re: ETIHAD A380 to Berlin Schoenefeld

Sun May 27, 2018 10:40 pm

Intresting! I know Etihad is a bit in trouble but wouldn’t have thought an A380 would be easily available for charter activities.
 
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Re: ETIHAD A380 to Berlin Schoenefeld

Sun May 27, 2018 10:51 pm

senatorflyer wrote:
Intresting! I know Etihad is a bit in trouble but wouldn’t have thought an A380 would be easily available for charter activities.


I think this would have been locked in a long time ago.
I recall when the conference was in MFM, they had CX not operate the overnight HKG-MEL commercial flight, and they simply positioned the empty aircraft HKG-MFM then charter MFM-MEL, it was then able to continue on regular passenger schedule back to HKG.

Similarly, they also had VA do a charter LAX-CUN a different year when the VA 777 is usually parked during the day at LAX. NZ ran an AKL-CUN direct the same year too.

If you book far enough in advance, there’s little commercial passenger disruption.
 
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Re: ETIHAD A380 to Berlin Schoenefeld

Mon May 28, 2018 12:21 am

The charter will be originating in SYD and operating SYD-AUH-SXF (and return).

This was organised more than 12 months in advance, so EY have had plenty of time to plan their utilisation to accommodate what is effectively a 6 day charter (leaves SYD on 11 July and arrives back on 17 July). All airlines have enough slack in their fleet for maintenance etc that with enough notice (and enough money!) this can be easily accommodated.
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Re: ETIHAD A380 to Berlin Schoenefeld

Mon May 28, 2018 6:57 am

EY will bend over backwards for Flight Centre.
 
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Re: ETIHAD A380 to Berlin Schoenefeld

Mon May 28, 2018 7:07 am

Ryanair01 wrote:
EY will bend over backwards for Flight Centre.


Probably because Flight Centre is a massive travel agency in Australia and around the world and would contribute 10's of millions of dollars to EY's revenue every year?
 
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Re: ETIHAD A380 to Berlin Schoenefeld

Mon May 28, 2018 8:52 am

And another round of A380s for Germany!

Emirates just announced the first and only scheduled service to HAM airport with A380, daily, from 29th of October.
 
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Re: ETIHAD A380 to Berlin Schoenefeld

Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:07 am

Just bumping this one up for the plane spotters in Berlin who are up early tomorrow morning and would like to capture an EY A380 at SXF.
 
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Re: ETIHAD A380 to Berlin Schoenefeld

Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:52 pm

Qantas16 wrote:
Ryanair01 wrote:
EY will bend over backwards for Flight Centre.


Probably because Flight Centre is a massive travel agency in Australia and around the world and would contribute 10's of millions of dollars to EY's revenue every year?


Well yes, your point is what?
 
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Re: ETIHAD A380 to Berlin Schoenefeld

Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:56 pm

Lufthansa A380 also flew a charter to Abu Dhabi some months back.
 
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Re: ETIHAD A380 to Berlin Schoenefeld

Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:39 pm

Ryanair01 wrote:
Qantas16 wrote:
Ryanair01 wrote:
EY will bend over backwards for Flight Centre.


Probably because Flight Centre is a massive travel agency in Australia and around the world and would contribute 10's of millions of dollars to EY's revenue every year?


Well yes, your point is what?


How clearer do you want it, I think the point was made very clear and very relevant.

Are you actually aware of the ''Flight Centre'', they are an Australian travel agency with a worldwide operation and your more than likely see a branch in almost every major city throughout the world. (I was in London on Monday and saw three) And I've seen them everywhere let alone the huge amount of online advertising.

They are huge in the travel indkustry so it's no real surprise to see them chartering an Etihad A380, it's a win win situation for both parties.
 
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Re: ETIHAD A380 to Berlin Schoenefeld

Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:59 pm

Ryanair01 wrote:
Qantas16 wrote:
Ryanair01 wrote:
EY will bend over backwards for Flight Centre.


Probably because Flight Centre is a massive travel agency in Australia and around the world and would contribute 10's of millions of dollars to EY's revenue every year?


Well yes, your point is what?


Duh, what do you think the point is? What did you not understand? Travel Agency = bookings = money.
 
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Re: ETIHAD A380 to Berlin Schoenefeld

Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:27 pm

Ryanair01 wrote:
Qantas16 wrote:
Ryanair01 wrote:
EY will bend over backwards for Flight Centre.


Probably because Flight Centre is a massive travel agency in Australia and around the world and would contribute 10's of millions of dollars to EY's revenue every year?


Well yes, your point is what?


Well I think the point was exactly what was said...?
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Re: ETIHAD A380 to Berlin Schoenefeld

Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:44 pm

Cunard wrote:
Ryanair01 wrote:
Qantas16 wrote:

Probably because Flight Centre is a massive travel agency in Australia and around the world and would contribute 10's of millions of dollars to EY's revenue every year?


Well yes, your point is what?


How clearer do you want it, I think the point was made very clear and very relevant.

Are you actually aware of the ''Flight Centre'', they are an Australian travel agency with a worldwide operation and your more than likely see a branch in almost every major city throughout the world. (I was in London on Monday and saw three) And I've seen them everywhere let alone the huge amount of online advertising.

They are huge in the travel indkustry so it's no real surprise to see them chartering an Etihad A380, it's a win win situation for both parties.


Flight Centre Travel Group is much larger than just Flight Centre retail business, which is indeed one of the largest (possibly the largest now?) retail travel agency in the world. They have hands in retail, online, corporate and wholesale, and especially in Australia (where this charter originated) they have a massive portion of the travel market, including through brands that most people have no idea are part of FCTG.

As it is the charter to far too small to accommodate the attendees, and the majority went on commercial flights.
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Re: ETIHAD A380 to Berlin Schoenefeld

Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:52 pm

Recently was in transit at AUH during the night and even then the A380s were just gorgeous. Even nicer when passing them while being bused to the plane. Imagine how they would look in daylight. Hope to see pics on here.
 
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Re: ETIHAD A380 to Berlin Schoenefeld

Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:05 am

Flightsimboy wrote:
Recently was in transit at AUH during the night and even then the A380s were just gorgeous. Even nicer when passing them while being bused to the plane. Imagine how they would look in daylight. Hope to see pics on here.


''Imagine how they would look in daylight''

Obviously they have been in service with Etihad for several years now so it's not really that hard to imagine!

BTW If you really want to see them in daylight via pics there are literally thousands online to choose from.
 
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Re: ETIHAD A380 to Berlin Schoenefeld

Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:58 am

RyanairGuru wrote:

Flight Centre Travel Group is much larger than just Flight Centre retail business, which is indeed one of the largest (possibly the largest now?) retail travel agency in the world. They have hands in retail, online, corporate and wholesale, and especially in Australia (where this charter originated) they have a massive portion of the travel market, including through brands that most people have no idea are part of FCTG.

As it is the charter to far too small to accommodate the attendees, and the majority went on commercial flights.


And its pretty common for Flight Centre to charter entire aircraft ex Australia and New Zealand for there staff events, they typically are very good charter client to NZ often chartering an 777 a couple times an year for differn't staff events.
 
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Re: ETIHAD A380 to Berlin Schoenefeld

Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:56 am

Cunard wrote:
Flightsimboy wrote:
Recently was in transit at AUH during the night and even then the A380s were just gorgeous. Even nicer when passing them while being bused to the plane. Imagine how they would look in daylight. Hope to see pics on here.


''Imagine how they would look in daylight''

Obviously they have been in service with Etihad for several years now so it's not really that hard to imagine!

BTW If you really want to see them in daylight via pics there are literally thousands online to choose from.


I meant to "literally see them with your own eyes" in daylight. I didn't just climb out from under a bowl and realised Etihad had changed their colours lol. Yes have seen tons of pics of them in daylight and have the gorgeous 1:200 Etihaf A380 to drool over.
 
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Re: ETIHAD A380 to Berlin Schoenefeld

Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:44 am

Does anyone have arrival and departure times for AUH A380 in SXF? Cheers.

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