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They can operate unlimited services to regional airports - Adelaide, Canberra, Gold Coast, Cairns, Darwin etc even if it includes a stopover in one of the major capitals (so for instance, the reason they chose Canberra I think was so they could add a second Sydney service (CBR->SYD->DOH) Last time I spoke to Akbar, he was considering Darwin, but didn't think the business case was there yet. I also know ~5 years ago Gold Coast was under pretty serious consideration as an alternative to Brisbane but again, the business case mustn't have stacked up.
Hopefully the limit will be raised or lifted soon.
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Originally Posted by freshthoughts :
Well they're the same country (UAE), which we don't have an open skies agreement with.
Emirates is allowed to operate 105 weekly flights to the major capitals, and Etihad 56.
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