Paddy From Taiwan, joined Jul 2003, 390 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2460 times:
Does anyone know when NW will be putting the A332 into service on trans-pac routes? I've postponed my PVG trip to late September/early October. Will the A332 be operating PDX-NRT or SEA-NRT at that time? I remember hearing "fourth-quarter of 2004" but by that do they mean fall or winter? Does anyone have any more specific dates?
FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2404 times:
Well by saying 'fourth quarter 2004'...it means in the October-November-December 2004 time frame. NW has 32 330s on order, with 5 or 6 333s in service now. Don't know how many of that initial 32 are 332s tho. Regards.
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AlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2222 times:
that would be nice if NWA would get a 346. But it is prettey unlickley. NWA really doent need a long-range aircraft like a 346. And also the 346 does cost a lot of money to opperate. NWA woudnt go for the 346 it doesnt really fit into there fleet renowel plan. But i do think it would be nice.
Isitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2164 times:
NW seems to like the 747-400 on the long hauls to the orient. They have 16 now and 17 model 200's according to their inflight mag of January of 2004.
Expect them to order a couple more of the 400's this year for a delivery in 2006, possible late 2005. Just a hunch, nothing firm here.
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IndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2003 times:
I suspect NW's long-haul passenger fleet into the deep future will be A332, A333 and B744 (with the possibility of B742 and/or DC-10 operating long-haul lesiure routes). At this point, I'd be surprised if NW choose to add the B777, A340 or A380 (although I wouldn't rule any of them out).
NWA330Tony From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1953 times:
Out of thier original A330 order 10 of them will be The A330-200's. some will be serving new flight portland,OR - Narita,Japan which begins service june10 initially will be operated by DC-10 then replaced by the A332 as they enter service. Possibly KSEA-RJAA will be another flight they will be used in. According to NWA.com the 1st A330-200 will be delivered mid to late 2004, however airbus.com has said with thier current a330 production moving at such a rapid pace they will be well ahead of schedule for thier 2004 deliveries, have even said NWA could see 1st delivery of A330-200 in May. Not sure when deliveries for the -300 will resume!
Hope this clears the air a bit.
Man i Cant wait for next A330 to be delivered -200 or -300 Im not picky!