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Old September 29th, 2009, 10:03 AM   #61
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Thanks,here's a link to more pictures for anyone who is interested in more.
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Old September 29th, 2009, 06:14 PM   #62
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I absoulutely love this airport...its sad to see that world cental has lost its shine...with barely any ews on it...you'd think with it proposed to be the biggest airport in the world that there would be some pics and extensive news coverage on it
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Old September 30th, 2009, 10:24 AM   #63
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These images show that they are definitely developing the Jebel Ali Airport
Look at the bottom right corner.Although it does only show a part of the airport it gives you an general idea ( better than google earth).
Heres the same pic showing all the development (better than previous pic).

Heres another pic showing a hanger and the Control Tower.


*Aierial pictures where taken in April 2009
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Old September 30th, 2009, 11:38 AM   #64
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Some routes out of DXB are very interesting. Dubai- Luanda ? Dubai- Sao Paulo ? Dubai- Tripoli ? Dubai- Tunis ? Dubai- Dar es Salaam ? Dubai- Larnaca/Malta ? Dubai- Dusseldorf ? Dubai- Venice ?

And they are all on wide-bodied planes with unthinkable frequency
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Old September 30th, 2009, 12:33 PM   #65
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those aerial pics have been the same forever they havnt even finished the 1st runway...
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Old September 30th, 2009, 01:22 PM   #66
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Yes it has changed and the first runway has been completed. If you compare it to aerial images from September 2006 it has changed.



And remember it's runways are 4.5 kilometres long which are quite long and the runways were completed in a record time of 600 days.(Link) the reason why this is taking so long is because of approval from the General Civil Aviation Authority(Link)
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Old September 30th, 2009, 01:36 PM   #67
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this is a fantastic airport, make the new heathrow terminal 5 look cheap, let alone the other UK airports
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Old September 30th, 2009, 06:39 PM   #68
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Some routes out of DXB are very interesting. Dubai- Luanda ? Dubai- Sao Paulo ? Dubai- Tripoli ? Dubai- Tunis ? Dubai- Dar es Salaam ? Dubai- Larnaca/Malta ? Dubai- Dusseldorf ? Dubai- Venice ?

And they are all on wide-bodied planes with unthinkable frequency
Emirates success can be attributed to the fact that they have been able to pinpoint under-supplied routes....

The other Middle east airlines have also been doing the same...Etihad's Kazakhstan flights, Qatar Airways flights to Vietnam and some new International airports in India and recently announced Gulf Air flights to Najaf and Arbil in Iraq are some examples...

The frequency and aircraft size are important for 2 reasons....higher frequency is to offer perfect connection between 2 points on the globe at the shortest time possible....It is easier to have a daily flight a week as opposed to say 3 flights a week...this helps rationalize crew layover time, aircraft allotment and so on......plus passengers are happy as they don't have to look for suitable days to fly (though keeping passengers happy is always their last priority)...

Coming to size...the bigger the aircraft the less the need for refueling...hence shorter layover times (lower parking fees) and fixed fuel prices at base is also an advantage (though I hear Emirates hedged for fuel last yr at a significantly higher price than the prevalent market rate)....
A bigger reason why they fly huge aircrafts is a reason that most of us overlook...cargo...even if an aircraft is only half filled with passengers, the cargo section might be full....I know for sure that the airports you mentioned in India have significant trade relations between China and India.....and Emirates is probably one of the few airlines offering cargo services between the two areas...

About Larnaca, the story is slightly different.....It is used as the end destination for entry into Israel and Palestine by expats living in Middle East and Far East....apparently your passport will not have an Israel stamp if you take the ferry from Cyprus....Most Middle East countries won't let you back in if your passport has an Israel stamp on it....

of course...there is no doubt that Emirates has an excellent route rationalization team that has been able to figure all this out!!!
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Old September 30th, 2009, 10:55 PM   #69
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Very informative.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 08:51 AM   #70
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Dubai beats world trend, sees strong rise in jet fuel demand

The demand for jet fuel rose in Dubai in the tail end of summer months even though it subsided almost across the world, traders and analysts said.

There are reports of jet fuel cargoes from Singapore that were originally meant for destinations in Asia now being directed to Dubai to satiate the strong demand.

"Dubai's jet fuel demand is expanding really well when everyone else's is contracting, so even though Dubai volumes are surging, the overall regional jet fuel market is still weak," Owain Johnson, a Singapore-based official with the energy advisory company Argus, told Emirates Business.

Nayan Desai, a refined products trader with Conoco Phillips (Middle East), said the rise in volumes was expected.

"Ramadaan may be one of the reasons for higher number of passengers travelling and therefore an increased air-traffic. This has resulted in a higher demand for jet fuel," Desai said. Dubai International airport saw passenger numbers rise more than a tenth in August. The growth in number of passengers that has almost been steady this year contrasts with the steep contraction in Asia, where airports have seen falling passenger and freight numbers as airlines slashed routes and cut capacity.

The number of passengers flying in and out of Dubai rose by 10.7 per cent in August to 3.73 million, the third such month of double-digit growth. The rise outpaced the average 6.7 per cent growth rate during the first eight months of the year. Dubai airports expect such growth rates to remain or speed up, as it predicts an 8.3 per cent rise in passenger numbers this year, and a 13.6 per cent rise next year.

Another contributor to the rise in demand for jet fuel was the increasing demand for air cargo. Air cargo handled by the airport rose by 2.9 per cent from a year earlier to 163,427 tonnes. The new cargo on airplanes has come as a result of the economic recession, industry insiders said.

"Customers, who were earlier ordering bulk volumes of cargo, are now ordering smaller amounts. However the frequency of demand for such service has increased. And this has ushered a greater demand for air cargos as compared to sea cargo," Hussein Hachem, the Aramex CEO (Gulf and Middle East) said earlier.

The United Parcel Service has witnessed a similar trend and has increased the number of flights it used to cargo to Dubai as the recession percolated in, a senior official with the company said.

Reflecting the booming regional demand, Dubai-based Emirates airline has been adding aircraft and extra routes throughout the year, reports say. Other regional airlines such as Qatar Airways have also increase their flight frequencies to trans-continental destinations thus increasing the demand for jet fuel in Dubai which is a re-fuelling hub.

The slump in aviation demand in neighbouring regions Europe and Asia has created a glut of jet fuel, allowing airlines operating in the Middle East to enjoy fuel prices at unusually low levels relative to crude oil even as demand in the region surges. Middle East-Gulf jet fuel price premiums to benchmark spot prices have averaged less than $1.60/bl so far this year, versus almost $3/bl last year.

Refiners are, however, not profiting from the increase in demand for the fuel because of low prices.

"Even the impressive expansion of activity at Dubai International has failed to lift a lacklustre market for jet fuel because so many other locations in the Middle East and Asia are experiencing slowdowns. Jet fuel in the Mideast Gulf is trading at around $71(Dh3.67)/bl at present, compared with $117/bl this time last year, which is 40 per cent cheaper year-on-year,'' said Johnson.

"That's good news for airlines, but bad news for oil refiners who are currently making less than $9/bl for turning crude oil into jet fuel compared with over $28/bl this time last year."


Jet fuel outperforms crude in Q3

Jet fuel outperformed crude oil in the third quarter as the slump in worldwide air travel showed signs of slowing.

Global airline traffic, or the number of passengers multiplied by the distance flown, fell 1.1 per cent in August from a year earlier, a slower drop than in previous months, the International Air Transport Association said on Tuesday. "This is the best reading for quite some time, it means we're back at 2007 levels" said David Wech, head of research at JBC Energy in Vienna. Refiners can reduce jet fuel production relatively easily to support margins, Wech said.

Jet fuel for delivery in 10 to 25 days in northwest Europe rose $14.25 (Dh52.29), or 2.4 per cent, to $604.25 a metric tonnes as of 9.38am in London yesterday. A close at that level would make for a drop of less than one per cent in the third quarter.

Brent crude oil, a benchmark for European refiners, has fallen five per cent in the past three months and traded at $65.89 yesterday.


http://www.business24-7.ae/Articles/...2ae25ff06.aspx
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Emirates starts hiring again

...The carrier, which employs 27,000 people (including divisions that support other parts of the group), ceased recruiting in February/March this year. Flight International quoted Clark as saying says that with "growth, in terms of aircraft induction, continuing apace the lines crossed in September and we're recruiting 494 cabin crew between now and February"....

....He added that flightcrew hiring has also restarted.....

.....Furthermore, Emirates, according to the report, is taking 22 widebody aircraft in the current financial year ending March 31, 2010, and would boast a fleet of 15 Airbus A380s by the middle of next year....

http://www.business24-7.ae/Articles/...c762cfe46.aspx
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Old October 17th, 2009, 09:06 AM   #72
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Flydubai's new plane takes off to Doha

Dubai's low cost airline, Flydubai has received its fifth aircraft, Boeing 737-800NG, which will immediately serve the airline's inaugural fliht to Doha. The first flight begins on Sunday, October 18, 2009. The plane is part of the historic order of 50 aircraft placed with Boeing at the Farnborough Airshow.

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Old October 17th, 2009, 09:21 PM   #74
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Dubai's low cost airline, Flydubai has received its fifth aircraft, Boeing 737-800NG, which will immediately serve the airline's inaugural fliht to Doha. The first flight begins on Sunday, October 18, 2009. The plane is part of the historic order of 50 aircraft placed with Boeing at the Farnborough Airshow.

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booked a return flight from DOH-DXB return nxth month for the Dubai Airshow 2009..QR365 only...cheap indeed!!!
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Old October 17th, 2009, 09:40 PM   #75
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Old October 18th, 2009, 11:02 AM   #76
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Why does Dubai need two mega airports?
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In Future the old one will serve as hub for Emirates and will also be expanded while the new airport will eventualy serve other airlines.

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Old October 18th, 2009, 12:54 PM   #78
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Why most of A 380 buyers are from Emirates,Singapore,Qutar,Lufthansa..I mean from middle east...fareast and South Asia and Europe but not Americas i.e USA,Canada,Brazil....are they under influence of USA to buy from only Boeing ...or they fear of competition with Airbus hence dont allow states Ailines to by from them....

Has Boing come up with new model to compete A 380...
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Old October 18th, 2009, 01:05 PM   #79
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In Future the old one will serve as hub for Emirates and will also be expanded while the new airport will eventualy serve other airlines.
High hopes for Dubai as a tourism destination in the future.

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Why most of A 380 buyers are from Emirates,Singapore,Qutar,Lufthansa..I mean from middle east...fareast and South Asia and Europe but not Americas i.e USA,Canada,Brazil....are they under influence of USA to buy from only Boeing ...or they fear of competition with Airbus hence dont allow states Ailines to by from them....

Has Boing come up with new model to compete A 380...
Isn't it Singapore Airlines, Emirates, and Qantas with the most A380's?

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Why most of A 380 buyers are from Emirates,Singapore,Qutar,Lufthansa..I mean from middle east...fareast and South Asia and Europe but not Americas i.e USA,Canada,Brazil....are they under influence of USA to buy from only Boeing ...or they fear of competition with Airbus hence dont allow states Ailines to by from them....

Has Boing come up with new model to compete A 380...
A380 is HUGE plane, and huge plane = high operating cost, it is also very expensive too, and if you can't fill in as much passengers as possible airlines might lose money. Domestic routes in US are relatively short and flights are more about frequency, they don't need a plane as big as A380, it will cost them too much.
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