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Old 6th Nov 2002, 04:19
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sandpit
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
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Taildragger, I would say the reason QF are not going to Dubai is the reason you mentioned - EK are carrying Aussies to Europe. Get off a MEL, SYD or PER EK flight in DXB and there are only a handful of people at the baggage belt with you. The rest are connecting to other flights. So I doubt there is much market Aust-DXB, even with a 767.

However continuing through to London might be a different story. Dubai wouldn't have a problem with that (open skies) - don't know whether the UK would allow it though (Middle East routes are very lucrative). I would be very surprised if the Indians ever let QF operate BOM-DXB. Middle East routes are their money spinners too.
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