|Quoting KarelXWB (Thread starter):|
EK operates like 1/5 of all 77W in service and have another 50 on firm order.
Which only proves the A380 has no business case... oh wait. EK
is just the #1 buyer of large widebodies...
|Quoting boefan (Reply 5):|
B777 A6-ENV delivered today and A345 A6-ERG is flying to LFBT for storage (2nd A345 to leave the fleet)
Very interesting. How many A345s fly daily for EK
? I was under the impression that EK
wasn't flying the A345s as intensely due to fuel burn. But I would be happy to be corrected...
|Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 8):|
Also they withdrew their first old 777-200 non ER last month... So the fleet growth will be dampened a bit with withdrawls. Interesting to see if they can manage to sell any of their old fleet.
That is interesting. Even 777s reach the end of economic life. In particular as new 777s enter the fleet...
|Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 9):|
A6-EMD was bought in February 2010 by Veling and was leased back. Most EK frames are on lease, they don't have to worry about after market.
Mostly true. On many leases EK
assumes the aftermarket resale risk to reduce the up front costs. They rotate airframes through different leases based on the best deal. But EK
depreciates aircraft fast enough so that even when they take the resale risk, they are ok to dispose of the airframe for at or near its scrap value.
|Quoting BiggerJetsPlz (Reply 12):|
It's all fun and games now, but I'm gonna be shedding tears when EK scraps a hundred twelve year old 77Ws.
Or we'll just talk about how much better the 779s economics are.
|Quoting kaitak744 (Reply 15):|
the 2019 and 2020 deliveries will, I am guessing, replace some of the early 777-300ERs coming off of the ILFC and GECAS leases.
returning to leasors 77Ws in 2015? Or have they extended those leases?
|Quoting Malayil (Reply 20):|
This is actually the first time in 10 years, where there is no new routes on the horizon. Surprising really given the milestone they have just passed.
I haven't been following EK
as closely recently. Do they really have no new routes on the horizon? I searched to find new route announcements not yet initiated, but instead just found a bunch of evidence that EK
is trying to build to 4 flights per day (one per hub bank) to a large number of destinations. I see more routes being launched by FlyDubai with EK
following later (usually with a short time from announcement to launch) and more frequencies. Is EK
really just up-gauging and increasing frequency right now? But they seem to still have some route growth:
They just launched Budapest:
Per a WSJ link "Emirates Expansion Opens Up New Trade Routes in Africa" EK
will manage TAAG Angola which has to open connections for DXB
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