StarFlyer From Germany, joined Sep 2002, 987 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2698 times:
The A340-600 is definitely an advance over the A340-300 they currently operate... So this would make sense, as well as those extra seats.
There was a discussion regarding the A340-500 making it to Paris... Does it have the legs to fly PPT-CDG? I believe it doesnt but correct me if I am wrong.
Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2033 times:
Aside from range being the question - I'm curious if there really is a market big enough willing to pay extra for a nonstop flight on that route...
Considering that the time advantage of the SIN-LAX nonstop is just about 90 minutes over the one-stops - in that case I can still understand it because it is a business-travel-heavy route... but CDG-PPT?
Udo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1953 times:
I doubt that Air France will start B777LR nonstop flights to PPT within the next five years, if ever. They get additional feed from/to LAX which they certainly don't want to give up. And I doubt that yields on such a mainly holiday destination would justify to offer a premium nonstop service.
Air Tahiti Nui seems to grow well and it's a logic move to look at larger A340s. The A345 could offer them the nonstop option, in addition to their direct flights via LAX.
Yes, ConcordeBoy, we all know that the B772LR is supposed to have more range than the A345. But the aircraft is still far away (2006) and just because it offers little bit more range, not all airlines will hunt for it. Or have all B763ER airlines so far ordered the A332 just because it offers some more range?
The A340NG must really cause nightmares to you following your panic posts whenever the topic comes up...probably you should first fly on it before you judge it.
I personally, as a spotter, welcome any variety out there. The B777 is a fascinating sight, but they're getting more and more and everything gets boring if you have enough of it.
ConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1683 times:
But the aircraft is still far away (2006) and just because it offers little bit more range, not all airlines will hunt for it. Or have all B763ER airlines so far ordered the A332 just because it offers some more range?
A rather pointless anecdote wouldn't ya say.... seeing as the inquiry at hand is the aircraft's ability to operate the particular routing nonstop with any decent load.