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Emirates to fly the A380 on Manchester route.

Old Mar 31st 2010, 11:56 am
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Default Emirates to fly the A380 on Manchester route.

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/58493...-to-manchester

I'll have a bit of that. I'd love to have a go on that plane.
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Default Re: Emirates to fly the A380 on Manchester route.

Originally Posted by littlejimmy View Post
http://www.arabianbusiness.com/58493...-to-manchester

I'll have a bit of that. I'd love to have a go on that plane.
It's a fantastic plane - and very quiet. I go to/from Dubai-Sydney on it.

But Manchester? It's known more than anything else as a large load carrier - is EK's business on the Manchester route really that good?
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Default Re: Emirates to fly the A380 on Manchester route.

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It's a fantastic plane - and very quiet. I go to/from Dubai-Sydney on it.

But Manchester? It's known more than anything else as a large load carrier - is EK's business on the Manchester route really that good?
Obviously it is. They wouldn't do it unless it made business sense, would they?
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Default Re: Emirates to fly the A380 on Manchester route.

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It's a fantastic plane - and very quiet. I go to/from Dubai-Sydney on it.

But Manchester? It's known more than anything else as a large load carrier - is EK's business on the Manchester route really that good?
EK out of Manchester is very popular with people connecting onwards to the Far East and Aus.

As are Etihad and Qatar Airways.

London Airways of course offers nothing long haul to the east from Manchester.
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Default Re: Emirates to fly the A380 on Manchester route.

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Obviously it is. They wouldn't do it unless it made business sense, would they?
Haven't you ever heard of a bad business decision? This could very well turn out to be one, you know...........
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Default Re: Emirates to fly the A380 on Manchester route.

Does this mean they'll take it off the Jeddah route, I wonder...
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Default Re: Emirates to fly the A380 on Manchester route.

Word out on the street, is that the load factors are rather high on this route, not a full load every time but, maybe a business sense to add in a first class service on this route.
Instead of just a Business and basic cattle class, as it is at the moment.
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Default Re: Emirates to fly the A380 on Manchester route.

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Word out on the street, is that the load factors are rather high on this route, not a full load every time but, maybe a business sense to add in a first class service on this route.
Instead of just a Business and basic cattle class, as it is at the moment.
Fascinating.............. Emirates are putting a great deal of faith on high volumes of passenger traffic between two major centes in the UK (LHR is also served by an A380) and Dubai...........

........... between one broken economy and another, in fact.............
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Default Re: Emirates to fly the A380 on Manchester route.

Does this mean we'll get more Mancs in Dubai?

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Does this mean we'll get more Mancs in Dubai?

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Only first-class ones............
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Default Re: Emirates to fly the A380 on Manchester route.

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Does this mean we'll get more Mancs in Dubai?

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We can only pray that it's export business only and that the planes return to Dubai empty.
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Default Re: Emirates to fly the A380 on Manchester route.

Originally Posted by The Dean View Post
Haven't you ever heard of a bad business decision? This could very well turn out to be one, you know...........
And people tell me to think more positively...
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Default Re: Emirates to fly the A380 on Manchester route.

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Fascinating.............. Emirates are putting a great deal of faith on high volumes of passenger traffic between two major centes in the UK (LHR is also served by an A380) and Dubai...........

........... between one broken economy and another, in fact.............
please dont try to sound knowledgable about something you clearly know very little about. there may or may not be huge vols of traffic between man and dxb, however many passengers will use this service to connect to many other points in africa, the far east, and beyond.

so it's really lovely and clever of you to point out how 'broken' both economies are, however, that piece of info has limited relevance to the launch of this new service.
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Default Re: Emirates to fly the A380 on Manchester route.

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please dont try to sound knowledgable about something you clearly know very little about. there may or may not be huge vols of traffic between man and dxb, however many passengers will use this service to connect to many other points in africa, the far east, and beyond.

so it's really lovely and clever of you to point out how 'broken' both economies are, however, that piece of info has limited relevance to the launch of this new service.
Are you serious? I often take this flight and the night time one in particular is ALWAYS packed. I must have taken this flight at least 10 times and pretty much every time it heaving. However, this is the major connecting flight for the rest of the world. Lands at around 7am then most people jog on elsewhere. Its a fantastic business decision from Emirates. With only a limited number of business seats I think this service will do very well.

You'd be surprised at how far people travel within the UK to get the Manchester flight.
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Default Re: Emirates to fly the A380 on Manchester route.

Originally Posted by expat.brat View Post
please dont try to sound knowledgable about something you clearly know very little about. there may or may not be huge vols of traffic between man and dxb, however many passengers will use this service to connect to many other points in africa, the far east, and beyond.

so it's really lovely and clever of you to point out how 'broken' both economies are, however, that piece of info has limited relevance to the launch of this new service.
Point taken, but that's still a bold gamble to put an A380 on.

Emirates reminds me of Dubai three years ago - onwards and upwards, sustainable business model, cannot fail, 2000 more cabin crew this year etc etc...... I wish them luck.
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