Thoughts on new and future Emirates A380 routes?

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F-Flyer

Member since 11 Aug 2015

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Thoughts on new and future Emirates A380 routes? Emirates has will take a total of 21 new A380's this year. Services to Kuala Lumpur and Washington D.C have recently started. Birmingham has been confirmed to begin on March 27 and Prague and Taipei to follow, both beginning on the 1st of May. I would love to hear anyones thoughts on future routes/extra services to an already served city or speculation/rumors of anything new.

Cheers.

Melbin

Member since 08 Feb 2016

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I think it’s now an open secret that they are planning on bringing it to Dublin at some stage later this year/early next year. Dublin Airport has submitted planning notices for small-scale A380 modifying works to accommodate “a carrier” who wishes to begin A380 services there on one of its daily flights.

F-Flyer

Member since 11 Aug 2015

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As there is currently 2 daily flights from DXB, do you think that they will cut back to daily if one of the flights are upgraded to the A380?

johnaboxall

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Ulan Bator

AndrewYes

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 04 Oct 2012

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Mate, I hear a triple daily Cloncurry to Dubai service is in the works.

Bizflyer

Lufthansa - Miles & More

Member since 29 Jul 2014

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Glasgow, Seattle, Sao Paulo (Olympics only mabye?) and Osaka. 

These are my predictions for 2016-17 but who knows with EK they have some odd a380 flights. 

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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This fascination with possible EK A380 routes is quite curious.

sgb

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

Member since 30 Nov 2015

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Yes, the only way to fly.

ssn

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Member since 20 Jul 2011

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India??? Emirates top seat capacity. There are currently 4 airports that can handle A380 whereas EK flies to only 1. I suspect bilaterals might be restricting A380 services though

readosunnycoast

Member since 05 Oct 2011

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I do recall reading a little while ago that there are severe retriction INTO India wityh the A380, seemingly to not disadvantage local carriers.

Mightyreds

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Member since 09 Feb 2015

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I think the second daily flight out of BNE currently on a 777-300ER will be upgraded to an A380 within 12 months.

mspcooper

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ssn: For bizarre reasons, Indian government only allows A380 to Mumbai and New Delhi (which are privately run). There is some truth that Emirates is unfairly utilising the bilateral rights but until the new government allows all indian airliners to fly internationally (currently there are restrictions on 5 year minimums+20 aircrafts), they won't be getting any more airports. If they do, Emirates would most likely send an A380 to atleast 6 of the major indian airports (Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Cochin, Trivandrum). 

moa999

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With the number they have an order, I suspect the answer is wherever they can, and manage to fill them profitably

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