Qatar Air, Emirates Set For Big Orders

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    I had a write up on my blog on the same topic, breaking down their earnings (Click Here). Listening to Emirates CEO talk sounds like he doesnt care about the cost, its just about being the biggest/best. Well congrats Emirates, you'll have the biggest A380 Fleet that will sit empty, but at least you can brag about how many you have. Those 8000 Flight Attendants you plan to hire will be thrilled. I get a strong sense of Hubris coming from them whenever I read any comments made by Emirates. They currently have 73 A380's on order, 70 A350's and 41 777ER's.


     
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    Once Dubai World Central, the largest airport in the world, is completed, EK will need the A380 fleet to feed the airport's 160 million pax per year capacity.
     
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    They'll have to attract the pax first. And that trend is not their friend. IATA suggests 40% reduction in revenues and airlines are seeing substantial softness in advance bookings.
     
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    I did fly EK this summer on the A380, nice experience. Very nice in fact from the plane itself, to the FA's themselves, the FA's uniforms, the food and the AVOD. It was pretty nice.

    Of course that says nothin about what they will do with all those airplanes they have ordered.
     
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    Just because Dubai has the capacity and Emirates the airplanes to fly those people through there doesn't mean they'll come.
     
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