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Emirates: A346 And A345 When?  
User currently offlineHamad From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2000, 1160 posts, RR: 7
Posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2423 times:

I was just wondering if any one here knows when is Emirates airlines going to get their A340-500's and the A340-600's.. when are they going to start coming here to the USA


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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2408 times:

Since when did EK order A346??

User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2405 times:

EK ordered placed a firm order for 8 A346s a very long time ago.

N


User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2403 times:

Wow that came out with perfect grammar, huh.

N


User currently offlineHkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1298 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2401 times:

I thought they ordered 8 A345s? Man, they've ordered so many aircraft that it's really confusing!!

Hkg82.


User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5294 posts, RR: 61
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2382 times:

Gigneil,

It wasn't a firm order, only an LOI for an extended range A340-600. AFAIK, the LOI supposedly expired on December 31st 2002.

Jeremiah



Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5294 posts, RR: 61
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2379 times:

BTW, as Hkg82 said, the A340-500s are firm orders.

Jeremiah



Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
User currently offlineHamlet69 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2744 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2373 times:

Teahan is right, Emirates never signed a firm contract for the A340-600, just an LOI for 8. They do have 6 firm -500s on order though.

Regards,

Hamlet69



Honor the warriors, not the war.
User currently offlineCloudy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2276 times:

Am I the only person who's skeptical about Emirates's business plan?

They seem to want to make their country a main Asia-Europe hub, since there is no way Arabian peninsula traffic could support all the A380's they are ordering (and 777's also, I believe). They are betting against the growth of point to point traffic, and they are betting against regional hubs in places like Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok. Many of these Asian hubs do still have allot of growth potential. When the European hubs run out of capacity, who's to say people wont just fly direct or change planes in Asia? The traffic Emirites is going for with this huge growth plan doesnt exist yet and even if it does grow to its full potential, there will be plenty of competition.

As a European or Asian businessman what sounds more exiting to you - Thailand or the UAE? Which is more stable, the Persian Gulf or Singapore? Where would you change planes?

Is this just an oil-subsidized, ego-boosting boondoggle or am I missing something?


User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 9, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2259 times:

Yes, quite right, I guess it was just an LOI.

Sorry.

N


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2253 times:

since there is no way Arabian peninsula traffic could support all the A380's they are ordering (and 777's also, I believe).

Two things... first off; EK might have bought all those planes to get them at decent rates, then price-gouge the heck out of carriers who want them at a later date but cant get any off the production line in a decent time frame (read that: "Japanese carriers")

Secondly, we're looking at this from a depressed 2003 prespective... who's to say 10 years from now, the traffic in that region wont have doubled/tripled/quadrupled.... or, decreased?


User currently offlineFly_emirates From United Arab Emirates, joined Oct 2000, 1046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2227 times:

emirates airlines did all these orders just few dates following 11th of september, maybe in less than 10 days following the tragedy. we were so scared of possibility of layovers, and then here we go, our chairman announced the deals with boeing and airbus!

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