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User currently offlineB767-400ER From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2000, 290 posts, RR: 0
Posted (17 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3469 times:

Those anybody know what airlines have order the new A340s? Im not clrea about it, but I think Virgin, Lufthansa and Air Canada, wondering if any other airlines have order them too....

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User currently offlineVirgin Atlantic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (17 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3468 times:

I think Lufthansa has not as the sold there other 340 or so I have heard.

User currently offlineflyguy1 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1748 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (17 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3468 times:

Emirates, and Aerolineas Argentinas also have the new A34o's on order.

727, L1011, MD80, A300, 777-200, 737-300, 737-700, 747-400, 757-200, 737-800, A320. E190, E135, 767-200, CRJ9
User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (17 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3470 times:

Hi B767-400ER,

I can ensure there are more than three airlines having ordered the new Airbusses.

Lufthansa ordered eleven A340-600, Virgin ten, Swissair nine, Aerolineas six and Egypt Air two.
Air Canada also ordered A340-600s, but also A340-500, unfortunately I can't tell you the exact splitting right now.

The A340-500 has been ordered by Singapore Airlines (five) and Emirates (five).
SIA wants to start SIN-LAX nonstops, Emirates will use it for DXB-New York as well as for new nonstops to Australia.
Beside the orders above there are many more options.

I don't know if your last sentence contains any doubt or irony on the new types, but I can ensure Boeing is still waiting for any customers of their B777-200X/(300X)-ultra longhaul aircraft.
And with SIA, Emirates and Egypt Air already three current B777-users decided to order four-engined Airbusses for their ultra-longhaul services...


User currently offlineKL808 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1596 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (17 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3468 times:

The only customer right now for the 777-200/300er is Malaysian airlines, which I will have to say has no money to buy the new aircraft. If I was them, I would rather buy the Airbusses due to the fact that the aircraft would be earlier available, and can immediately be used on the Buenos Aires route as well as the north american routes.
Singapore bought 5 -500 and has 5 options, I think they should also buy 5 to supplement there A330.


User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4551 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (17 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3468 times:

Lets wait and see how it does against the new version of the 747. Air Canada will most likely cancel their order.

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