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Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:03 pm

Virgin Atlantic will be ending its flights to Dubai in a review of the its network. VS last flight will be scheduled on 31MAR19. The airline has stated that several factors has lead to the decision to withdraw the route. Reservations to Dubai will be open until the last flight.


What reasons other than the direct competition with BA and EK has lead to the flights suspension? I have flown VS twice, the services are great.

did a price comparison between BA, EK and VS for the same travel period (01FEB19 - 07FEB19), BA was the most expensive price.

Emirates: AED2405 = $654
Virgin Atlantic: AED2375 = $646
British Airways: AED3105 = $845

So we can't say that they were under pricing the competition to gain market share. Sad to see them leaving.

Source: https://www.arabianbusiness.com/travel- ... ow-flights
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:14 pm

Second airline announcing its leaving of LHR-DXB in a few weeks. BI being the other one (although for other reasons, supposedly).
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:18 pm

we will never know the commercial factors actually behind this but I imagine more profit elsewhere by redeploying the frame/slot to a DL/VS TATL route. Also any feed at LHR may be from DL who are opening up direct to DXB? And yields aren't great given the huge EK operation ex UK. So all or some of the above?
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:21 pm

De-coupling from supporting Virgin Holidays quite so closely?
Given Dubai is not in the US and adds little to the DL JV, isn't too much of a shock IMHO.
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:23 pm

Only a matter of time IMHO. Frequency has got to come into it here. One flight a day against, is it three for BA and god knows how many for EK has to play a factor surely. looks like ORD all over again for VS.
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:23 pm

I wonder how the aircraft and LHR slot will be repurposed?
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:30 pm

xwb777 wrote:
Virgin Atlantic will be ending its flights to Dubai in a review of the its network. VS last flight will be scheduled on 31MAR19. The airline has stated that several factors has lead to the decision to withdraw the route. Reservations to Dubai will be open until the last flight.

Since Delta effectively controls VS, it's odd since Delta said the settlement with UAE fixed everything! :stirthepot:
mutu wrote:
Also any feed at LHR may be from DL who are opening up direct to DXB?

I'll believe that when I see it. IMHO, they can't return unless they reinstate the interline agreement with EK because it was 30% of the passengers they were carrying to DXB. They won't reinstate it because it is of more value to EK at DL hubs in the USA than to DL for one route to DXB.
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:37 pm

So this is an evening departure from LHR. I wonder what they will replace this with? Can 10:30pm departure work to the US? So South America / India / SE Asia? While they might have trouble filling the flight without US feed (I think they will only have JFK with the DXB slots), BLR might be an interesting place for VS to start. 9W is creating a mini hub there and perhaps premium J pax would prefer VS.
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:00 pm

Very disappointing to continue to see the continued shrinking of the VS map. SYD, CUN, CPT, now DXB. I understand commercial pressures and how moving a flight from X which makes €1 to Y which makes €2 makes financial sense, but to continue to erode your footprint that you’re becoming almost entirely reliant on one market (US) doesn’t make good business sense either. Virgin are becoming an increasingly niche player, catering to an increasingly competitive market
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:08 pm

Eirules wrote:
Very disappointing to continue to see the continued shrinking of the VS map. SYD, CUN, CPT, now DXB.

Don't forget TYO too.

Cheers,

C.
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:08 pm

CaliguyNYC wrote:
So this is an evening departure from LHR. I wonder what they will replace this with? Can 10:30pm departure work to the US? So South America / India / SE Asia?


Good point, I don't think anything flying west from LHR at that time would work very well (the last LHR departures to JFK leave 7:50 pm)

Flying East at that time however works well,which would be a surprising move given the thought that DL will want to axe this route for a new US route/frequency.

A further possibility is that VS have had an offer to lease the slot to another airline, and the deal was too good to turn down?

So this leaves HKG, PVG, DEL and JNB as the only non US destinations from LHR?
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:13 pm

Richard28 wrote:
So this leaves HKG, PVG, DEL and JNB as the only non US destinations from LHR?


And LOS
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:28 pm

Predictable this would happen. Somehow LHR-HKG, LHR-DEL and LHR-PVG hang on. JNB I get because of the weakness of SAA. Any others left that aren't US flights from LHR?
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:35 pm

FromCDGtoSYD wrote:
And LOS


Thanks - forgot about that one!
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:39 pm

Richard28 wrote:
CaliguyNYC wrote:
So this is an evening departure from LHR. I wonder what they will replace this with? Can 10:30pm departure work to the US? So South America / India / SE Asia?


Good point, I don't think anything flying west from LHR at that time would work very well (the last LHR departures to JFK leave 7:50 pm)

Flying East at that time however works well,which would be a surprising move given the thought that DL will want to axe this route for a new US route/frequency.

A further possibility is that VS have had an offer to lease the slot to another airline, and the deal was too good to turn down?

So this leaves HKG, PVG, DEL and JNB as the only non US destinations from LHR?


Yup. I think the only market DL is really focused on in the region flying east (meaning ME/South Asia) is India. While I definitely don't think adding another city in India will be a gold mine, it does help keep Indian LCC and Norwegian at bay. India-UK definitely has demand. India-UK was one of the first routes that helped develop the ME3. It is no accident that the likes of Indigo, Spice all mention MAN and LGW. 9W announced BOM-MAN, I think, to keep Indigo out. LHR-BLR would be one to try only because corp account there would probably want it (as 9W builds their mini hub). I think 9W already flies BLR-SIN/DXB and is planning HKG. So really only LHR remains as "must haves" (SFO is a dream!).
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:42 pm

Eirules wrote:
Very disappointing to continue to see the continued shrinking of the VS map. SYD, CUN, CPT, now DXB. I understand commercial pressures and how moving a flight from X which makes €1 to Y which makes €2 makes financial sense, but to continue to erode your footprint that you’re becoming almost entirely reliant on one market (US) doesn’t make good business sense either. Virgin are becoming an increasingly niche player, catering to an increasingly competitive market


But you also have to remember that that are doing far more flying from the regions than ever before with great expansion at MAN not to mention BFS and Scotland during the peak season. They have extended their markets within the UK where BA has ignored which can only be a good thing!
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:43 pm

tonystan wrote:
Eirules wrote:
Very disappointing to continue to see the continued shrinking of the VS map. SYD, CUN, CPT, now DXB. I understand commercial pressures and how moving a flight from X which makes €1 to Y which makes €2 makes financial sense, but to continue to erode your footprint that you’re becoming almost entirely reliant on one market (US) doesn’t make good business sense either. Virgin are becoming an increasingly niche player, catering to an increasingly competitive market


But you also have to remember that that are doing far more flying from the regions than ever before with great expansion at MAN not to mention BFS and Scotland during the peak season. They have extended their markets within the UK where BA has ignored which can only be a good thing!
mutu wrote:
we will never know the commercial factors actually behind this but I imagine more profit elsewhere by redeploying the frame/slot to a DL/VS TATL route. Also any feed at LHR may be from DL who are opening up direct to DXB? And yields aren't great given the huge EK operation ex UK. So all or some of the above?

It's also important to note that BA has done what they can to prevent LHR from trading slots in order to set up a connecting bank structure, so VS has a lot of slots scattered throughout the day. This means they are very local dependent and it also means that DL is more and more likely to use VS to fly to the USA rather than attempt poor connects in LHR. On top of all of that, AF/KL also own a good chunk of VS and they have an interest in serving Eastbound pax over AMS/CDG.
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:43 pm

Heartbroken.
Been flying VS on that route for over a decade now in both Y and Y+. The latter is excellent, usually very good value for money and much better than BA.
Just flew them last week on the A333. While flight was full, my ticket cost around 3500 AED return in Y+. I have old e-tickets from the mid 2000s and the price was the same-in normal Y.
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:48 pm

?[/quote]
It's also important to note that BA has done what they can to prevent LHR from trading slots in order to set up a connecting bank structure, so VS has a lot of slots scattered throughout the day. This means they are very local dependent and it also means that DL is more and more likely to use VS to fly to the USA rather than attempt poor connects in LHR. On top of all of that, AF/KL also own a good chunk of VS and they have an interest in serving Eastbound pax over AMS/CDG.[/quote]

Whilst there is some truth there, VS were given reasonable slots for domestic after BA acquired BMI, and, like BMI could not make a go of it. The problem seems to be to fill domestics to LHR you need a varied network out of LHR for connections perhaps. Point to point is saturated into London (LHR LGW STN LTN) plus faster trains.

Not sure BA can control slot allocation at LHR as it is done by an impartial committee for each season overseeing slot allocations and trades. But I am no expert. What BA can do with a big slot pool is mix and match to adjust schedules using those slots to greatest efficiency. With smaller slot pools, you have less such flexibility. But AFKL/DL and VS between them should still be able to do some mixing up of slots to create more usable pairs.
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:05 pm

Flight timings are different but as LAS is starting 31 March, when this finishes I assume this is the flight that is coming in to replace it.

https://www.businesstraveller.com/busin ... s-flights/

I can see why they would drop this flight as there is so much capacity from LHR and other London airports, and every other major airport in the UK going to DXB, the only way I can see them competing is by pricing really low.

Maybe the further question is what happens to the vacated LGW slots?
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:06 pm

More like Du-BYE, amirite?
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:09 pm

Major drop in capacity on DXB - LHR compared to 2017: QF's 2x daily A380's are gone, BI and VS are gone too.
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:10 pm

3AWM wrote:
Flight timings are different but as LAS is starting 31 March, when this finishes I assume this is the flight that is coming in to replace it.

https://www.businesstraveller.com/busin ... s-flights/

I can see why they would drop this flight as there is so much capacity from LHR and other London airports, and every other major airport in the UK going to DXB, the only way I can see them competing is by pricing really low.

Maybe the further question is what happens to the vacated LGW slots?


The new LAS-LHR flight comes from one of the LAX frequencies dropping, VS141.
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:22 pm

I'll say it before someone else does, LHR-MCO. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:32 pm

planemanofnz wrote:
Eirules wrote:
Very disappointing to continue to see the continued shrinking of the VS map. SYD, CUN, CPT, now DXB.

Don't forget TYO too.

Cheers,

C.


Are these all of the routes cut since DL took over or are there more?
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:34 pm

What about LHR-NBO and a codeshare with Kenya Airways for local feed and onward connections to US destinations other than JFK or EWR? (I say other than that because KQ is introducing nonstop service to JFK in W18.

I don't see BOM coming back except as a codeshare with 9W, now triple daily to LHR.
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:42 pm

mattpawlow wrote:
The new LAS-LHR flight comes from one of the LAX frequencies dropping, VS141.


What about the extra BOS, where does that come from?
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:43 pm

soflaflyer wrote:
planemanofnz wrote:
Eirules wrote:
Very disappointing to continue to see the continued shrinking of the VS map. SYD, CUN, CPT, now DXB.

Don't forget TYO too.

Cheers,

C.


Are these all of the routes cut since DL took over or are there more?


They also cut BOM and YVR also, at the same time as CPT and NRT.

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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:09 pm

VS is quickly becoming the EI of the DL/AF/KL consortium
Look at sweatpants guy. This is a 90 million dollar aircraft, not a Tallahassee strip club
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:23 pm

FromCDGtoSYD wrote:
Richard28 wrote:
So this leaves HKG, PVG, DEL and JNB as the only non US destinations from LHR?


And LOS

And seasonal BGI.
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:06 pm

Expect fares to rise on LHR-DXB. 3 airlines off the route and a fair chunk of capacity disappearing.

I expect Emirates to add another flight in the near future if they can get the slots. Maybe on the 777 to get the game changing F into LHR.
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:22 pm

It's hard to compete against EK which has the following daily flights to the London area:

LHR - 6 (388)
LGW - 3 (288)
STN -1 (77W)

That's 700 flights a week and BA has 19 a week. VS has no doubt figured out how to make more money elsewhere.
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:51 pm

gunnerman wrote:
It's hard to compete against EK which has the following daily flights to the London area:

LHR - 6 (388)
LGW - 3 (288)
STN -1 (77W)

That's 700 flights a week and BA has 19 a week. VS has no doubt figured out how to make more money elsewhere.


700 flights a week? Do you mean 70...
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:01 pm

How about LHR-ICN?

Does the VS LHR-HKG flight sync up with the VA HKG-SYD route?
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:06 pm

Slot and aircraft goes straight to the second daily BOS next summer. Whether the BOS is sustainable in the winter is a whole different question. If they can sort the 787 engine issues then I would not be surprised to see CPT back in the winter.

Although Virgin Holidays does well in Dubai, it was only on the basis of the Virgin service. I'm told Emirates would never give them access to other routes to be able to sell Dubai from MAN, GLA, BHX etc. It may be that if Ezk now reverse that position, Virgin Holidays can make more money for the group than the airline ever could by flying LHR-DXB, especially if VHols get access to the Indian Ocean points through EK too.
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:58 pm

LHR-AUS would be advantageous
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:10 pm

questions wrote:
How about LHR-ICN?

Does the VS LHR-HKG flight sync up with the VA HKG-SYD route?


It will do yes, although the connection westbound involves a fairly long wait. I'm actually booked to do this in a couple of weeks, I chose VS because frankly I doubt they'll be on the route for much longer.

I heard VS did OK to Dubai on the back of Premium Economy, I don't know if that's true, but with Emirate's introducing it I suppose VS could see the writing on the wall.

I suspect we'll see VS become more focused on UK regions and LGW to holiday destinations, competing against Thomas Cook and Tui - who they can charge a premium against.

At LHR I suspect the future is flying for DL's JV, plus maybe South Africa as SAA is such a joke.
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:11 pm

questions wrote:
How about LHR-ICN?

Does the VS LHR-HKG flight sync up with the VA HKG-SYD route?


Yes, ex LHR the VS LHR-HKG syncs very nicely with both VA's HKG-SYD and HKG-MEL routes
connections aren't as great ex MEL/SYD however.

I think onboard the VS flight to HKG that I had the other week they mentioned about 3 or 4 times "welcome to our Virgin Australia guests" so they're not being shy about getting the message across.
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:15 pm

I agree team with up with DL start AUS. Since DL want's to use AUS as future hub. DL can start adding flights using AUS as feeder to XXX - AUS - LHR - XXX.

Lol Virgin Atlantic should try Islamabad, not bad idea new airport, lot of business between the two cities.
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:35 pm

enilria wrote:
IMHO, they can't return unless they reinstate the interline agreement with EK because it was 30% of the passengers they were carrying to DXB. They won't reinstate it because it is of more value to EK at DL hubs in the USA than to DL for one route to DXB.

VS had been trying to negotiate a QF style JV with EK for years, which was unacceptable to DL.
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:55 pm

Why not fly to BAH, MCT, OR AUH. Code share with Oman air, Etihad, or Gulf Air.
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:04 pm

aemoreira1981 wrote:
I don't see BOM coming back except as a codeshare with 9W, now triple daily to LHR.


I think they already have a pretty good code share in place with 9W on USA-LHR so yeah, I'd be very surprised if BOM comes back.

AUS makes sense particularly with the news about DL.

CaliguyNYC wrote:

Yup. I think the only market DL is really focused on in the region flying east (meaning ME/South Asia) is India. While I definitely don't think adding another city in India will be a gold mine, it does help keep Indian LCC and Norwegian at bay. India-UK definitely has demand. India-UK was one of the first routes that helped develop the ME3. It is no accident that the likes of Indigo, Spice all mention MAN and LGW. 9W announced BOM-MAN, I think, to keep Indigo out. LHR-BLR would be one to try only because corp account there would probably want it (as 9W builds their mini hub). I think 9W already flies BLR-SIN/DXB and is planning HKG. So really only LHR remains as "must haves" (SFO is a dream!).


How did IT do with their A330 flight when they were operating LHR? 3 x Weekly on A330 just to test the waters?
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:33 pm

Why not fly to CGK, team up with Garuda. Garuda help them cover AKL, SYD, MEL, PER, and other destinations. As BA has MH. They can use Garuda, or team up with SQ.
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:21 am

Dubai is a transfer airport. Doesnt really seem like a shock.
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:23 am

questions wrote:
How about LHR-ICN?


That would require an earlier slot...around a noontime departure from Heathrow. The concept of LHR-ICN makes a lot of sense with the DL/KE joint venture. The idea of adding VS (and AM) to that JV sounds tantalizing. KE could likely help find a slot at ICN and give European-bound passengers another option to London. Currently, KE has 9 weekly slots into LHR: a daily passenger flight (KE907 into LHR, KE908 to ICN) and a 2x-weekly cargo flight on the B777F...(KE503 ICN-LHR-CDG). KE could have interest since it could have a passenger flight heading to Heathrow at a time competitive with British Airways, if it can get a VS noontime departure from LHR. As for what slot it could give up to make it happen---when the A35Ks come in, a JFK flight can be surrendered while other JFK flights get upgauged. Does VS have any slots into Heathrow around 2:00 PM? It is possible to turn a B789 in 2 hours since Korean Air is able to turn around an A380 in about 2 hours at JFK.
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:35 am

slcdeltarumd11 wrote:
Dubai is a transfer airport. Doesnt really seem like a shock.


But UK-DXB is still a big market for O&D.

DL747400 wrote:
I wonder how the aircraft and LHR slot will be repurposed?

ZuluTime wrote:
Slot and aircraft goes straight to the second daily BOS next summer. Whether the BOS is sustainable in the winter is a whole different question. If they can sort the 787 engine issues then I would not be surprised to see CPT back in the winter.



How does the slot go to BOS? The arrival was around 2pm and departure around 2100-2200 from LHR... those don't work for BOS.

when they dropped NBO/ACC the slots werent repurposed as the evening slots at LHR were easier to come by.

Eirules wrote:
Very disappointing to continue to see the continued shrinking of the VS map. SYD, CUN, CPT, now DXB. I understand commercial pressures and how moving a flight from X which makes €1 to Y which makes €2 makes financial sense, but to continue to erode your footprint that you’re becoming almost entirely reliant on one market (US) doesn’t make good business sense either. Virgin are becoming an increasingly niche player, catering to an increasingly competitive market


NBO, ACC, CPT, KIN, VRA, NRT, BOM, YVR, SYD, CUN and now DXB are all routes culled in the last 5 years.

I really do wonder if VS have a long term future - especially once DL & AFKL have majority ownership and therefore control. Is it worth keeping the Virgin Brand and the royalty fees that entails for a loss making airline?
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:37 am

slcdeltarumd11 wrote:
Dubai is a transfer airport. Doesnt really seem like a shock.


Not really, now it quite a tourist/business hub as well.
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:38 am

Why not London to Panama or somewhere else in Latin/South America partner with Avianca or Copa on the other end?
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:38 am

aemoreira1981 wrote:
questions wrote:
How about LHR-ICN?


The concept of LHR-ICN makes a lot of sense with the DL/KE joint venture.

I like the idea of LHR - ICN for VS too - it would solve KE's dilemna of not being able to offer quick transfers both ways between the UK and Australia / New Zealand (given that KE generally only serves each of LHR, SYD, BNE and AKL with one flight per day, each, requiring an overnight ICN stop one-way). KE also wouldn't overlap with VS' VA relationship for LHR - MEL traffic, as KE doesn't serve MEL.

Cheers,

C.
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:41 am

LH658 wrote:
Why not fly to CGK, team up with Garuda. Garuda help them cover AKL, SYD, MEL, PER, and other destinations.

A few points:

- GA does not fly to BNE, AKL and other important Australasian destinations
- CGK is a horrible airport to transit at, and would lose against SIN/DXB/HKG
- A GGK stop would require a back-track to most other places within ASEAN

I much prefer a tie-up with KE, which would tie-in nicely to VS' DL partnership.

ICN is a beautiful transit point, and offers Japan / Australia / New Zealand too.

Cheers,

C.

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Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos