Hkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1242 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2290 times:
I don't think it would be anything special to see at CLK, N754pr. The A340-200 looks nice but there are no major visual differences between the A342 & A343 other than the fact that the A342 is shorter in length than the A343, and HKG already gets plenty of A343s!
SAA201 From South Africa, joined May 2001, 510 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2095 times:
SAA are actually leasing the aircraft directly from Airbus Asset Management, not Lufthansa. I understand that they were traded in to Airbus by Lufthansa as part of the A330 deal.
Lufhansa used to operate the A342's in a 3 clas config: 8F+42C+162M. SAA will be operating these aircraft in a two class config: 42J+194Y.
I am interested to see if Airbus has elected to install PTV/Audio-Video-on-demand systems on these aircraft now. (Possibly making the aircraft more desirable to other airlines after the SAA lease)
SAA will only be using the A340-200s for about 18 months. Apparently this can be extended if SAA wishes to expand their route network and/or frequencies. If not extended, Airbus will have to find alternate homes for the aircraft.