Udo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (16 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2862 times:
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...
KL808 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1593 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (16 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2860 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.