Print from Airliners.net discussion forum
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/general_aviation/read.main/2983037/

Topic: When Is AF Going To Get The A380?
Username: Haggis79
Posted 2006-09-11 10:14:33 and read 5956 times.

Hi everyone,

with all that delays I have lost track a little bit... so when is AF going to get their A380s? Plus, is there already any clue for where they are going to send them?

Thanks for your input,
Harald

Topic: RE: When Is AF Going To Get The A380?
Username: Zvezda
Posted 2006-09-11 12:51:04 and read 5831 times.

AF should start receiving their WhaleJets in 2008. YUL has been mentioned as a possible destination. NRT and HKG are also plausible.

Topic: RE: When Is AF Going To Get The A380?
Username: American 767
Posted 2006-09-11 13:31:01 and read 5740 times.

That's right. Air France was originally scheduled to receive the first A380 aircraft in the summer 2007 but with the six month delay in getting it ready for delivery, they (Air France) decided to postpone the delivery until the summer 2008 because it's the high season. There is no point for them in introducing a new big aircraft in the low season. Isn't JFK also on the list among the first destinations where the A380 will be introduced?

Ben Soriano
Brussels Belgium

Topic: RE: When Is AF Going To Get The A380?
Username: Columba
Posted 2006-09-11 14:05:10 and read 5672 times.

Just found this article about LH and the delivery of its first A380, guess that means that AF will get theirs later, too :

Quote:

FRANKFURT (AFX) - Deutsche Lufthansa AG is to take delivery of its first A380 superjumbo jet from European aircraft maker Airbus with several months' delay 'in summer 2008,' a company spokesman said.

Originally, Lufthansa had been scheduled to take delivery of the first of a total 15 A380 jets in autumn 2007.

But then an initial delay set back the delivery date to the beginning of 2008.

'We're in close negotiations with Airbus. But they haven't given us any more details on the delivery timetable so far,' the spokesman said.

Lufthansa would still be the first European airline to have an A380 in service, he added.

http://www.finanznachrichten.de/nach...ichten-2006-09/artikel-6942763.asp

Topic: RE: When Is AF Going To Get The A380?
Username: Jfk777
Posted 2006-09-11 14:50:19 and read 5605 times.

AF first two destinations are JFK and Montreal. Two cities with mulitple daily trip great for consolidation.

Topic: RE: When Is AF Going To Get The A380?
Username: Zvezda
Posted 2006-09-11 15:18:55 and read 5544 times.

Quoting Jfk777 (Reply 4):
Two cities with mulitple daily trip great for consolidation.

If the objective is to reduce RASM then, yes, consolidation (i.e. reducing frequency) is great.

Topic: RE: When Is AF Going To Get The A380?
Username: Goldorak
Posted 2006-09-11 22:24:03 and read 5299 times.

priority cities for AF A380 are : JFK, YUL, PEK, NRT, LAX


The messages in this discussion express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of Airliners.net or any entity associated with Airliners.net.

Copyright © Lundgren Aerospace. All rights reserved.
http://www.airliners.net/