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Old 18th Mar 2008, 12:58
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Dubai, March 18th, 2008 (WAM) -- Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has instructed - in his capacity as Ruler of Dubai - the competent authorities to set up a new airline company to cater for the growing passenger traffic from and to the UAE.
Sheikh Mohammed envisages the new aviation company as a bridge for love and interaction between the UAE and other sisterly and friendly countries. While setting fares structure, the company will be taking the financial and living conditions of passengers into consideration. HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Head of Dubai Civil AviationDubai Civil Aviation and Chairman of the Emirates Group, said: Sheikh Mohammed's instruction will be put in place with immediate effect. ''Services will be of low cost economically out of Sheikh Mohammed's sincere keenness to ease burden of living conditions of passengers and enable them to reunite with their families and relatives at home, ''Sheikh Ahmed added. Sheikh Mohammed named Ghaith Saeed Al Ghaith as CEO of the new airline company. Sheikh Ahmed said the new company, which will operate under the umbrella of the Emirates Group, will be an integral part of the group, and enjoying the same advantages like the other group members.

Article originally published by WAM (Emirates News Agency) 18-Mar-08
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Old 18th Mar 2008, 15:21
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Wtf?
If you are not trying to pull our legs (I cannot read Arabic, for one), will they compete with themselves?
Another airline? More A380 for seven hundred people
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will they compete with themselves?
No, we, the men and women flying the new toys, will compete with each other to see who will accept the lowest T&Cs.
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Old 18th Mar 2008, 16:10
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Dubai New Airline

Nice one wiley
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Looks like a classic "whipsaw" is about to start. Hopefully not!
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Old 18th Mar 2008, 17:23
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ummmm more pilots for emirates to recruit

What a load of [email protected]!!!!!!

So just how's good old sheikhy boy going to compensate us for the increase in cost of living and out ever reducing T's & C's.
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couldn't buy 'r sponsor a footy club this year, so's they'll have ta budget fer a new startup airline instead... this'll hinder the bonus and Ts&Cs fer us all... what convenient timin'...
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It seems that the profitable Jazeerah plan to set up its base in Dubai is accelerating decisions around...
Emirates is already based on a low-cost business plan, many can testify... Now a low-cost with low-cost prestations will be even more profitable to the group, who had been thinking of it for some time...
No wonder where another option for 50 A380 in the pipe comes from, they have the cashflow now, couldn't use it in ridiculous football marketing and Etihad took Ferrari. JXB is on its way, so... let' s "optimize" again our 6 billions $ brand value and set up another company..!
So keen!
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Old 18th Mar 2008, 21:54
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Dubai's ruler orders creation of Emirates Group budget carrier

Dubai's ruler orders creation of Emirates Group budget carrier

DATE:18/03/08
SOURCE:Flightglobal.com

Dubai’s ruler has ordered the establishment of a budget carrier for the emirate to meet demands of increased passenger traffic to the United Arab Emirates.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum says the airline will be aimed at lower-income passengers.

It will be part of the Emirates Group whose main carrier, Emirates, is based at Dubai International Airport. Al Maktoum’s order states that the carrier will “enjoy the same privileges” under the group.

He has named Ghaith Saeed Al Ghaith as the new carrier’s chief executive. The airline’s name has yet to be disclosed.

Creation of a new budget operator could place pressure on Sharjah-based Air Arabia – the UAE’s first low-fare carrier – as well as Jazeera Airways, which has operations out of Dubai.

Al Maktoum’s decision follows the introduction of UAE scheduled charter services by Saudi Arabian budget carriers NAS Air and Sama.

P.S. Perhaps Ghaith Al Ghaith will take AAR along?
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Gulfnews

Here is what Gulfnews have to say.
http://www.gulfnews.com/business/Aviation/10198352.html
The bad news for EK is that with G.A.G. out of the way, A.A.R. has a clean run for P-EKA, once TC moves into MF's slot.
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Old 19th Mar 2008, 05:18
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Hmmm........let's see.

Emirates Baby? Emirates Go? Go Emirates? easyEmirates? easyEK? One-Two-Go-EK? Ryanair Gulf? Emirates Southwest? babyEK? babyEmirates?

Or in the style of Ted being part of UniTED, perhaps it will be called Emma? Or named after one of the management in the same style that JMC was named after a member of the Thomas Cook family? MF Air? Clark Avia? ClickEK? Emirates Lite?

Emirates Song? Emirates Open Skies?

The mind boggles.

Good luck to all you chaps at EK. This is gonna bring you some interesting times ahead.
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Old 19th Mar 2008, 05:32
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Guys....They are talking about single isle equipment.

I would think it has to be linked to the massive A320 order this new Duabi leasing company has placed last november during the airshow.
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The success of Air Arabia and Jazeera shows that Emirates cannot afford to ignore the market.

If it does ignore the market then all those who are opposing the move because it might affect their T's and C's will find their T's and C's will be terminally affected as the main airline downsizes out of the markets within 90-120 minutes flying time.
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Old 19th Mar 2008, 07:51
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Correct, surely not: airlines in the Gulf now have to make choices: in the regional market for the transport of labour, price is the driver - the airline with the lowest fare from A to B gets the business irrespective of quality of service. However, for the transit business (Europe to Australasia, Europe to the Far East and Europe to South Africa), the quality of the service offered IS important, with cost secondary to a great extent.

EK is probably wise to think of setting up a lo-co regional option to tap a particular market segment. Emirates Express, anyone?
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Dubai: The new budget airline announced by the Dubai Government will base its operations at the new Al Maktoum International Airport, a top official told Gulf News on Wednesday.

"We expect to start the airline within a year's time from the Jebel Ali airport," Ghaith Al Ghaith, the airline's new chief executive said in an exclusive interview.

"It will be a new company, separate from the Emirates Group. However, Emirates will help to set up the airline. Its operations will be based in the low-cost terminal of the Al Maktoum International Airport in Jebel Ali."

Ghaith could not give any indication of the airline's capital requirements.

"It's too early for us. However, you could be sure that whatever capital requirements we have, the government of Dubai is there to back us up. So, money is not an issue," he said.

Al Ghaith said it was too early for him to offer any details on the airline’s fare structure. "You'll come to know in due course," he said.

Al Ghaith said preliminary work on setting up the office would be done from his current office at the Emirates headquarters.

"I'm still with the Emirates Group. However, my focus will gradually shift in setting up of the new airline," he said.
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Old 19th Mar 2008, 16:04
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It'll be interesting to note the pay scale they will be offering for the flight deck crews of the new lo-co.... would it be at par with Emirates?
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Old 19th Mar 2008, 16:58
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Salary will probably be on par with Air Arabia, about 20% more than the National Airline of the UAE.
...uhm well if that's the case.... it will be an attractive company to work for..

...pending of course on the allowances the will be giving out... and due to the sky rocketing costs of rent and etc... this we really have to see..
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Old 19th Mar 2008, 17:45
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New Airline

A big bird in the food chain told me it will be 737's. Lets wait and see.
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Old 19th Mar 2008, 18:18
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How about EmiRATe S ?
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Good one Fubaar, since the airlines in this part of the World are turning into Mickey Mouse ones by the day
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