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Qatar Airways To Increase MIA - 5x Weekly

Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:54 am

Qatar Airways has announced that it's flights from DOH to MIA will now be 5x weekly. The added frequency begins November 17th. The new flight will be on Mondays.

Aircraft is still the 777-200LR

QR777 DOH0805 – 1645MIA 77L x35
QR778 MIA1955 – 1810+1DOH 77L x35

Great to see Qatar doing good at MIA.

http://airlineroute.net/2014/09/09/qr-mia-w14/

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[Edited 2014-09-09 02:55:47]
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RE: Qatar Airways To Increase MIA - 5x Weekly

Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:32 am

Expecting the next increase in Middle East to Miami to be Emirates new flight to Miami. How can they not fly to MIA ?
 
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RE: Qatar Airways To Increase MIA - 5x Weekly

Tue Sep 09, 2014 1:27 pm

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 1):

Hopefully. But a 77L is definitely needed. Still no available 77L at the moment.

Though, I'm very happy MIA has been working out for QR thus far. It should be daily by Summer 2015.

Now, if QR can fill flights to MIA. EK definitely can.
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RE: Qatar Airways To Increase MIA - 5x Weekly

Tue Sep 09, 2014 1:39 pm

Quoting Miami (Reply 2):
Now, if QR can fill flights to MIA. EK definitely can.

There something wrong with this statement. QR is the only ME carrier in the market right now. If EK comes, there will be two ME carriers in the market. EK and QR fight for most of the same passengers from the US. If EK comes, that doubles capacity. To be honest, the O&D from MIA to the markets the ME3 feed (the Eastern Middle East, the Subcontinent, and Southeast Asia) currently isn't that big. Its going to take time to build up. Think of it this way, QR only started MIA at 4x weekly while every other market QR has started in the US has been started at daily. That implies that they are working towards something. It appears to be working. QR is going 5x weekly to MIA now and I totally agree that MIA will be daily in the future, but the market needs to mature.
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RE: Qatar Airways To Increase MIA - 5x Weekly

Tue Sep 09, 2014 1:55 pm

Quoting LAXdude1023 (Reply 3):

I 100% agree with your statement.

What I meant to say about filling planes is that Dubai is a overall better city to visit. I think we both can agree that Dubai would be a much preferred destination rather than Doha. But I get what you're saying.
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RE: Qatar Airways To Increase MIA - 5x Weekly

Tue Sep 09, 2014 2:02 pm

I think in the future we can see another ME carrier but don't forget that QR not only serves MIA but plenty of other destination beyond MIA with AA, so that's something to take into consideration.

I think TK has more chances to start again, the connectivity is better to many places in east europe, north east aftica and most of the middle east and they serve the route before (I think until 2001) so after thehuge expansion they're having in the last years they can go back to MIA.

We have talked a lot about this DOH-MIA route and seems that finally we can see thst the route must be doing good because they're increasing, however I was expecting to see daily or even an upgradevto B77W, maybe QR doesn't have enought widebody metal so far.
 
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Tue Sep 09, 2014 2:16 pm

Main advantage that QR has out of MIA which EK wont is beyond feed via AA code share. If and when EK does decide to come then naturally, QR's loads will take a hit in turn especially since EK offers more beyond seats to Indian Subcontinent and Africa/SE Asia than QR does.
 
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RE: Qatar Airways To Increase MIA - 5x Weekly

Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:56 pm

Quoting behramjee (Reply 6):
Main advantage that QR has out of MIA which EK wont is beyond feed via AA code share. If and when EK does decide to come then naturally, QR's loads will take a hit in turn especially since EK offers more beyond seats to Indian Subcontinent and Africa/SE Asia than QR does.

The same applies at DFW too, but EK is flying the biggest plane out of the 3.
 
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RE: Qatar Airways To Increase MIA - 5x Weekly

Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:08 pm

Quoting jetblue1965 (Reply 8):
The same applies at DFW too, but EK is flying the biggest plane out of the 3.

Two points of clarity:

1) DFW is a much larger local market to the markets the ME3 feed than MIA.

2) QR and AA do not codeshare on the DFW-DOH route.
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RE: Qatar Airways To Increase MIA - 5x Weekly

Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:36 pm

7,985 passengers flew with Qatar to and from MIA in July. On flights arriving to Miami from Doha, 93% of seats were full. On flights returning to Doha from Miami, the flights were 78% full.

Combined load factor was 86%.

Source: http://www.exmiami.org/index.php/qat...g-up-planes-to-mia-in-first-month/

Not bad at all. 86% is very good. Especially for a route that had about 6 PDEW last year.
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RE: Qatar Airways To Increase MIA - 5x Weekly

Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:41 pm

Quoting Miami (Reply 13):
Not bad at all. 86% is very good. Especially for a route that had about 6 PDEW last year.

Funny that CLT always gets dissed with figures like that, but the truth of the matter is that nonstop traffic does increase the O&D somewhat. It would be interesting to know how much of the current traffic is O&D or is it just siphoning traffic from other routes.
 
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Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:48 pm

Quoting CV880 (Reply 16):
Quoting Miami (Reply 13):
Not bad at all. 86% is very good. Especially for a route that had about 6 PDEW last year.

Funny that CLT always gets dissed with figures like that, but the truth of the matter is that nonstop traffic does increase the O&D somewhat. It would be interesting to know how much of the current traffic is O&D or is it just siphoning traffic from other routes.

CLT has those figures to Europe, not the Middle East.

Doha is a small market to anywhere - even Houston with a non-stop is only around 25 PDEW. Dallas is ~3 PDEW.

Miami will probably get into the 25-35 PDEW range with a non-stop, as will Dallas.
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RE: Qatar Airways To Increase MIA - 5x Weekly

Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:36 pm

Quoting behramjee (Reply 6):
Main advantage that QR has out of MIA which EK wont is beyond feed via AA code share.

AA and EK don't even have an interline agreement anymore. Even without that, I think EK will inevitably start flying DXB-MIA and make it work, or at least pretend to.
 
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RE: Qatar Airways To Increase MIA - 5x Weekly

Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:40 pm

Quoting OB1504 (Reply 19):
I think EK will inevitably start flying DXB-MIA

Yes.. Like most of us here agree.

Quoting OB1504 (Reply 19):
make it work, or at least pretend to

It'll work in my mind, but how do you pretend that it works?
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RE: Qatar Airways To Increase MIA - 5x Weekly

Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:55 pm

Quoting Miami (Reply 4):
What I meant to say about filling planes is that Dubai is a overall better city to visit. I think we both can agree that Dubai would be a much preferred destination rather than Doha. But I get what you're saying.

The vast majority of this traffic is not staying in DOH. And a large part is not from MIA. QR is discovering an entirely new passenger stream at MIA from Central America and the Caribbean. The Indian Community in those regions are flocking to the flight....where previously the went via JFK, ATL etc. I personally know of at least 20 Mumbai bound pax that have used the flight in the last 6 weeks.
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RE: Qatar Airways To Increase MIA - 5x Weekly

Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:49 pm

Quoting OB1504 (Reply 19):
AA and EK don't even have an interline agreement anymore. Even without that, I think EK will inevitably start flying DXB-MIA and make it work, or at least pretend to.

Thats like saying you fly to LHR and don't have an interline deal with BA. Do some of your passengers still connect on BA ? Some Emirates passengers will connect to/from AA.
 
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RE: Qatar Airways To Increase MIA - 5x Weekly

Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:41 pm

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 18):
CLT has those figures to Europe, not the Middle East.

Oh what happened to GIG & GRU (as well as anything else)?
 
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RE: Qatar Airways To Increase MIA - 5x Weekly

Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:07 pm

Quoting CV880 (Reply 24):
Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 18):
CLT has those figures to Europe, not the Middle East.

Oh what happened to GIG & GRU (as well as anything else)?

I don't understand the context of that question. What happened to them in what context? Local traffic stimulation? CLTGIG went from 1 PDEW to 10 PDEW.
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RE: Qatar Airways To Increase MIA - 5x Weekly

Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:04 am

Quoting Yellowtail (Reply 21):
The vast majority of this traffic is not staying in DOH

  

Quoting Yellowtail (Reply 21):
QR is discovering an entirely new passenger stream at MIA from Central America and the Caribbean.

  

Quoting Yellowtail (Reply 21):
The Indian Community in those regions are flocking to the flight

  

All true.

Qatar's flight to/from MIA has always had multiple nationalities on board.

EDIT: I was confused with a different airline when I added a comment to what I believed was a specific nationality on board QR 777/778. My mistake.

[Edited 2014-09-09 17:18:57]
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RE: Qatar Airways To Increase MIA - 5x Weekly

Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:49 am

Quoting adamh8297 (Reply 30):
An even better one would be TK via IST.

Good point! Indeed it is better. But the looks of it seems likely TK will start ATL before MIA. I, and the rest of the MIA fanatics will wait..

I saw this article. It said "Spokesman for the airline gave no deadline for the flight and said it would likely be 2017 or 2018 before it would begin" Referring to ATL.
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RE: Qatar Airways To Increase MIA - 5x Weekly

Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:56 am

From exMiami.org

Bookings for the month of August were also said to be strong, with a number of flights oversold
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Wed Sep 10, 2014 3:55 am

I think MIA can sustain daily QR flight.
 
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Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:03 pm

Good news, I've noticed while booking a fly with Qatar from MIA on qatarairways.com. That it appears now, starting November 17th (First of the new flight that operates on Mondays) is now going to be on a 777-300ER!
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RE: Qatar Airways To Increase MIA - 5x Weekly

Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:12 pm

Quoting Miami (Reply 22):
Good news, I've noticed while booking a fly with Qatar from MIA on qatarairways.com. That it appears now, starting November 17th (First of the new flight that operates on Mondays) is now going to be on a 777-300ER!

That is good news! I think QR suffers from a lack of aircraft at the moment. They now basically have an airport with no constraints--they can increase all they want.

The A350's are going to come in this year, and that is going to free lots of 777's.

I think QR's flight is the only one that has a flight number same as aircraft type! QR 777 flown by 777!
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RE: Qatar Airways To Increase MIA - 5x Weekly

Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:52 pm

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 23):
That is good news!

Indeed it is!

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 23):
I think QR suffers from a lack of aircraft at the moment.

I'd say the same, but eventually they'll have more and more.

Qatar Airways' long haul fleet.
A330-200 = 16
A330-300 = 13
A340-600 = 4
A350-900 = 43 (Deliveries are scheduled to start in December )
A350-1000 = 37
A380-800 = 13 (Deliveries are scheduled for this year)
777-200LR = 9
777-300ER = 26 with 9 on order
777-9X = 50 on order
787-8 = 14 with 46 on order.

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 23):
The A350's are going to come in this year, and that is going to free lots of 777's.

I agree. A350 would help a lot in freeing up 777s.

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 23):
I think QR's flight is the only one that has a flight number same as aircraft type! QR 777 flown by 777!

Wow. You're right! Very unique.

Overall, I'm glad MIA is getting the 77W. And I hope that a free 77L can go to LAX.



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RE: Qatar Airways To Increase MIA - 5x Weekly

Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:28 pm

About 93% of the seats on Qatar Airways’ 777-200LR were occupied during the month of August. From Doha to Miami, 95% of seats were full, while on the return from Miami 91% of seats were full.

Qatar flew more freight tons to and from MIA than all European passenger airlines, and many cargo-only carriers
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Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:31 pm

Quoting Miami (Reply 4):
What I meant to say about filling planes is that Dubai is a overall better city to visit. I think we both can agree that Dubai would be a much preferred destination rather than Doha. But I get what you're saying.

I too am having a hard time envisioning Floridians wanting to go to visit either place in any great number. This has to be more about Miami being the gateway to Central and South America.
 
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Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:30 pm

Quoting Miami (Reply 25):
About 93% of the seats on Qatar Airways’ 777-200LR were occupied during the month of August. From Doha to Miami, 95% of seats were full, while on the return from Miami 91% of seats were full.
Quoting Miami (Reply 25):

Qatar flew more freight tons to and from MIA than all European passenger airlines, and many cargo-only carriers

Both of them are awesome results, I'd not be surprise if they go to daily B77W soon.

Quoting mham001 (Reply 26):
I too am having a hard time envisioning Floridians wanting to go to visit either place in any great number. This has to be more about Miami being the gateway to Central and South America.

Yes I think the O&D must be low, but having QR out of DOH and AA out of MIA make the flight excellent for connecting. It'd be great to know the top pax destination on the flight.
 
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RE: Qatar Airways To Increase MIA - 5x Weekly

Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:03 pm

Quoting migair54 (Reply 27):
It'd be great to know the top pax destination on the flight.

The top flows are probably Manila, Bombay, and Jakarta, but that's just my guess based on their market sizes to Miami. Other top flows are probably Bangkok, Delhi, Dubai and Bangalore.
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RE: Qatar Airways To Increase MIA - 5x Weekly

Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:46 am

How do you know QR flew alot of freight? Where are you getting that statistic?
 
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RE: Qatar Airways To Increase MIA - 5x Weekly

Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:03 am

Quoting miaintl (Reply 29):
How do you know QR flew alot of freight? Where are you getting that statistic?

From a source.

Quoting migair54 (Reply 27):
B77W

They are bringing in the 77W on November 17
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