Qatar Airways’ Odd A380 Bangkok Deployment

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    I've written in the past about the interesting A380 deployment strategies of Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways. While Emirates has more A380s than they know what to do with, Etihad and Qatar took a conservative strategy when it comes to A380 acquisitions (one of the few areas in which those carriers are conservative). They each have just 10 A380s on (firm) order, so they won’t be flying them to every destination in the world just for giggles, as Emirates does. Etihad has taken possibly the most disciplined approach to A380 utilization. They'll fly them to their most prestigious destinations, which are presumably also among their highest yield destinations -- specifically London, New York, and Sydney. I wouldn't expect to see Etihad's A380s available in any other markets. but rather we'll likely just see additional A380 frequencies in those markets. The post Qatar Airways’ Odd A380 Bangkok Deployment appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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