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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:26 pm

Dubai Airports CEO: The UAE and UK will aoon announce a travel bubble.
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:05 pm

Sir Tim Clark will stay with Emirates until 2021.

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... nt-to-2021
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:44 pm

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... ndemic-era

USD22 billion has been spent on EY.

Just repeating that figure. 22!

No words.
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:26 pm

myki wrote:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-11-02/abu-dhabi-poured-22-billion-into-etihad-during-pre-pandemic-era

USD22 billion has been spent on EY.

Just repeating that figure. 22!

No words.


In my opinion, the sum itself is not an issue as is the fact they never made anything of themselves. In the end it's a failed project and a failed investment. I read somewhere that they are going to shrink their cabin crew size from current 5.000 to just 1.500.
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:53 pm

myki wrote:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-11-02/abu-dhabi-poured-22-billion-into-etihad-during-pre-pandemic-era

USD22 billion has been spent on EY.

Just repeating that figure. 22!

No words.


With 5.6bn loss in last 4 years, would 22bn figure really be surprising for a 17 year old airline whose purpose is to put Abu Dhabi city on the map and connect it with the world?
I would also expect that parts of these 22bn were used for investments in Etihad Partner Group airlines.
For UAE / Abu Dhabi 22bnis nothing...
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:03 pm

A330Inter wrote:
For UAE / Abu Dhabi 22bnis nothing...

True. And they can afford to do it 20 times over. And probably would. Will have to see if this impacts any access to the US re subsidies etc.
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:32 pm

The concerning part for me is not just that Etihad required this money but that after years of investing in non oil assets is there any investment that is bringing in sizeable profits to the extent that the non oil future they speak about is actual feasible? Especially given the kind of lifestyle people in the region are getting used too? Oman is now talking of income tax.
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:16 am

Etihad is flying the first A388 and its also their first to be delivered (A6-APA)to Terbes LDE for storage.
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:19 am

flydubai will start DXB-Tel Aviv on NOV 26th with a double daily rotation.

https://gulfbusiness.com/dubais-flyduba ... -tel-aviv/
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:06 pm

Emirates to launch a daily flight between DXB and TLV (EK931/2) from December 3 operated with 77W.

https://twitter.com/ItayBlumental/status/1325455564932067328?s=20
 
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Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:53 pm

nascar1 wrote:
Emirates to launch a daily flight between DXB and TLV (EK931/2) from December 3 operated with 77W.

https://twitter.com/ItayBlumental/status/1325455564932067328?s=20


Will be interesting to see what schedule they will have. However, that said, I am more curious to see how all this impacts TK in Israel. I know they carry mostly passengers to the west but due to geopolitical circumstances, they were popular for destinations in Africa as well as rest of Asia.
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:58 pm

nascar1 wrote:
Emirates to launch a daily flight between DXB and TLV (EK931/2) from December 3 operated with 77W.

https://twitter.com/ItayBlumental/status/1325455564932067328?s=20

am contacted with Emirates, the news not true!!


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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:16 am

BinTamim1 wrote:
nascar1 wrote:
Emirates to launch a daily flight between DXB and TLV (EK931/2) from December 3 operated with 77W.

https://twitter.com/ItayBlumental/status/1325455564932067328?s=20

am contacted with Emirates, the news not true!!


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Yes this is not true.
 
myki
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:09 pm

As per this article from Reuters, if EY are becoming a mid-size carrier, perhaps they palm off more short-haul routes to Air Arabia ... so would be along the lines of how Emirates and Fly Dubai work together.
https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN27P1K1
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:02 pm

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi will launch two weekly flights to Muscat, Oman, starting from 16NOV2020.
 
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Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:38 pm

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Air Arabia Abu Dhabi will launch two weekly flights to Muscat, Oman, starting from 16NOV2020.


Interesting. Is Etihad flying this? If yes are their schedules synchronized?
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:58 pm

Blerg wrote:
xwb777 wrote:
Air Arabia Abu Dhabi will launch two weekly flights to Muscat, Oman, starting from 16NOV2020.


Interesting. Is Etihad flying this? If yes are their schedules synchronized?

Etihad is still flying the route. Lets wait and see whether EY will give up the route to Air Arabia AUH.


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Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:14 pm

xwb777 wrote:
Blerg wrote:
xwb777 wrote:
Air Arabia Abu Dhabi will launch two weekly flights to Muscat, Oman, starting from 16NOV2020.


Interesting. Is Etihad flying this? If yes are their schedules synchronized?

Etihad is still flying the route. Lets wait and see whether EY will give up the route to Air Arabia AUH.


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If I had to bet I would say yes especially after EY announcing that they plan on becoming a medium sized carrier. Finally a comment from them that's realistic and that makes sense.
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:14 am

Blerg wrote:
xwb777 wrote:
Blerg wrote:

Interesting. Is Etihad flying this? If yes are their schedules synchronized?

Etihad is still flying the route. Lets wait and see whether EY will give up the route to Air Arabia AUH.


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If I had to bet I would say yes especially after EY announcing that they plan on becoming a medium sized carrier. Finally a comment from them that's realistic and that makes sense.

And from the amount of pilots, cabin crew and other employees getting the axe (yes, there is much much more to an airline that just cabin crew and pilots!), signs point to 3L taking over more short-haul routes.

https://www.khaleejtimes.com/coronaviru ... -this-week
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:46 pm

Etihad postpones BEG resumption to 02.01.2021

https://www.exyuaviation.com/2020/11/et ... nsion.html
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:48 pm

myki wrote:
Blerg wrote:
xwb777 wrote:
Etihad is still flying the route. Lets wait and see whether EY will give up the route to Air Arabia AUH.


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If I had to bet I would say yes especially after EY announcing that they plan on becoming a medium sized carrier. Finally a comment from them that's realistic and that makes sense.

And from the amount of pilots, cabin crew and other employees getting the axe (yes, there is much much more to an airline that just cabin crew and pilots!), signs point to 3L taking over more short-haul routes.

https://www.khaleejtimes.com/coronaviru ... -this-week


I'm just waiting for them to take over BEG as well, perfect route for an LCC especially with FZ having so much success right now. Recently they boosted DXB-BEG from 3 to 4 weekly.
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:53 pm

Tim Clark: Emirates will be back to profitability by 2023. The airline is currently in talks with Pfizer on vaccines transportation.

https://www.google.ae/amp/s/www.cnbc.co ... -open.html

https://www.google.ae/amp/s/www.cnbc.co ... enge-.html
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:07 am

Etihad announces a daily A321 flight to TLV starting from 28MAR21.

EY598 09:45 - 12:10
EY599 15:15 - 19:35
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:26 am

SpiceJet will officially launch its base at Ras Al Khaimah Airport in the United Arab Emirates on 26NOV, with 2 weekly flights to Delhi.
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:02 pm

xwb777 wrote:
SpiceJet will officially launch its base at Ras Al Khaimah Airport in the United Arab Emirates on 26NOV, with 2 weekly flights to Delhi.
Is it really a base yet, though? RAK will be just like any other international station, and the flight will be operated by a standard Indian-registered B737.
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:50 pm

Does anyone know the schedule AirArabia operates in Morocco. I see they fly to several European destinations from many morroccan airports (Fez, Casablanca, Tangier, Agadir...)
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:43 am

aviator2000 wrote:
Does anyone know the schedule AirArabia operates in Morocco. I see they fly to several European destinations from many morroccan airports (Fez, Casablanca, Tangier, Agadir...)


What are you particularly interested in?
They indeed fly from most international airports in Morocco to many and various places in Europe, the particularity is that they fly many routes away from competition serving VFR traffic.
Do you want a list of all their routes?
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:14 am

Emirates Tim Clark:

- No delivery schedule for the B777X
- 3 A380s will be delivered before the end of the year. 1 of them will be configured with Premium Economy.
- the airline aims to have all A380s in air by early 2022.
-The airline is seeing sharp increase in bookings for 2021.

More can be found here at https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... -timetable
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:51 am

Emirates President Tim Clark insists on B777X testing in Dubai summer conditions.

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“ I am not interested in (fuel) improvement packages or later mods (modifications) and I insist on the engines being fully stressed in Dubai summer conditions,” Sir Tim Clark said in an exclusive interview.

“I want the 777X doing flight tests out of Dubai fully loaded in summer to really stress the engines.””

Source: https://www.airlineratings.com/news/emi ... 7x-engine/
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:53 am

Emirates and Etihad will work together to meet post COVID19 demand.

https://www.arabianbusiness.com/transpo ... vel-demand
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:08 pm

Subject to governmental approval, starting from 07JAN21, Gulf Air will be launching 2 weekly flights to TLV
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:10 pm

Air Arabia is planning a new base in Algeria.
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:12 pm

xwb777 wrote:
Air Arabia is planning a new base in Algeria.


Interesting, would you have any source of it?
Algeria has been rather protective of its market so far
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:58 pm

xwb777 wrote:
Air Arabia is planning a new base in Algeria.


Any more info on this? Will be interesting to see what becomes of this. How big is the potential for domestic flights?
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:23 pm

Any update on T3 and T4 at Riyadh? They were supposed to be completed by the end of 2020. I'm not sure I believed that pre-pandemic.
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:00 pm

According to Etihad's website all of their BEG flights from S21 are zeroed out and so are connections with JU via other airports. All flights are being sold via AZ and FCO. Serbia's president was on tv today hinting at Etihad's exit (or more like them being pushed out).

I guess we might be witnessing a JU-EY divorce soon. Good news for JU I guess.
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:05 pm

Emirates will be flying a oneoff A380 flight to Bahrain to celebrate Bahrain’s 49th national day.


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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:36 pm

British Airways is increasing DXB flights to 21 weekly Operated by the A350 and B777.
 
myki
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:33 am

Blerg wrote:
According to Etihad's website all of their BEG flights from S21 are zeroed out and so are connections with JU via other airports. All flights are being sold via AZ and FCO. Serbia's president was on tv today hinting at Etihad's exit (or more like them being pushed out).

I guess we might be witnessing a JU-EY divorce soon. Good news for JU I guess.

There's some good coverage of all of this here: https://www.exyuaviation.com/2020/12/et ... e-air.html
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:34 am

Looks like AUH will be linked to SKP for the first time: https://www.exyuaviation.com/2020/12/wi ... dhabi.html
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:39 am

myki wrote:
Blerg wrote:
According to Etihad's website all of their BEG flights from S21 are zeroed out and so are connections with JU via other airports. All flights are being sold via AZ and FCO. Serbia's president was on tv today hinting at Etihad's exit (or more like them being pushed out).

I guess we might be witnessing a JU-EY divorce soon. Good news for JU I guess.

There's some good coverage of all of this here: https://www.exyuaviation.com/2020/12/et ... e-air.html


Yes, whoever has been following Serbian media sources will know that this was expected for a while now. Serbian president mentioned a few times that they would discuss with the Sheikh and EY what can be done about JU. I suppose they were asking them to pay their share and since they didn't want to they were shown the door.
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:04 pm

Emirates has received its 117th A380, A6-EVM.


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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:09 pm

I see that KLM adjusted Riyadh to AMS-RUH-DXB-AMS. Does anyone have specific schedule? Will RUH-DXB be 5th freedom?
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:48 pm

And as a follow up, anyone have any have any insight as to why SV changed their JED AMS route to RUH AMS, particularly given that KLM is resuming AMS RUH?
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:44 am

Dubai Airshow 2021 will be held from November 14 - November 18 at DWC
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:22 am

Starting from May 31, 2021, Flydubai will be launching 4 weekly flights to Salzburg, operated by rhe B737-800.
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:53 am

xwb777 wrote:
Starting from May 31, 2021, Flydubai will be launching 4 weekly flights to Salzburg, operated by rhe B737-800.


I suppose this will be operated with the MAX as I doubt B738 has the range.
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:38 pm

Emirates today is set to receive its 118th A380. It will be featuring 58 premium Economy seats.
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:58 am

EK transports first batch of Pfizer vaccine to the UAE:

Dubai’s first batch of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine arrived from Brussels on an Emirates SkyCargo flight late Tuesday, according to a tweet from Dubai Media Office.


https://gulfnews.com/uae/health/video-f ... 8658630401
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:57 am

Blerg wrote:
xwb777 wrote:
Starting from May 31, 2021, Flydubai will be launching 4 weekly flights to Salzburg, operated by rhe B737-800.


I suppose this will be operated with the MAX as I doubt B738 has the range.


Yes they will be operated by the MAX. The 738 however easily has the range. They fly them to RGN, PRG and HEL which is identical distance and used to fly back from BKK which is about 30 min longer.
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