Teahan From Ireland, joined Nov 1999, 5357 posts, RR: 59 Posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4894 times:
There is an Airbus announcement scheduled for tomorrow morning at 10:45. It isn't Qatar Airways (expected Thursday). According to the following article from the FT, it will probably be a 6 plane MOU from a new Asian customer.
AFa340-300E From France, joined May 1999, 2084 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4339 times:
1. Thai Airways will be taken more (cheap) 747-400s.
2. Why wouldn't an A380 order have come up along with the A340NG one?
Asiana Airlines seems to be quite a young airline to order such an airplane, even though they have had impressive growth rates in their first years. But they are now focusing on Asia markets and China in particular, which they say is more profitable than intercontinental routes.