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Air Canada Airbus A340-500 Info?  
User currently offlineFiedman From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 210 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4181 times:

According to the Air Canada website the airline has taken delivery of its first two A340-500 Registration Mark C-GKOL, and C-GKOM. I was wondering are they acually in fleet service if not when are they expected to enter service and when they do what routes are they going to fly, my guess is it will fly the trans-Pacific routes from Vancouver to Asia and Toronto to Asia. Does anyone have more information on this?




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User currently offlineMark_D. From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 1447 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4079 times:

..the airline announced April 19th that it will use their newly acquired Airbus A340-500 jets on a new non-stop Toronto -Hong Kong route effective August 1st...The new non-stop flight will depart Toronto at 0945 daily and arrive in Hong Kong at 1315 local time the next day.  This will allow connections to many other Asian cities.  The eastbound flight will leave Hong Kong at 1515 arriving at Toronto at 1835hrs the same day.   
 



http://www.yyznews.com/Apr.html ( under "Tuesday April 20", the long first section about Air Canada, subsection "i" at the end)






User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4061 times:

What's happening with the A346s they have on order?


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User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4044 times:

The three A346's have been canx. Not sure who will take the three line numbers.

User currently offlineFraT From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 1106 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4022 times:

The 346s have been moved to 2010. So far they are not canceled.

User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3970 times:

FraT, so they've been deferred to 2010?


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User currently offlineFraT From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 1106 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3911 times:

That was part of the A345 deal. They are now due for delivery in 2010 but AC has an option to cancel the order completely.

User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3897 times:

Frat, didn't they originally order 5 A345s and then later convert some to the A346 (reported in FI a few years back). Why did they convert to the 'heavier version'?


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User currently offlineFraT From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 1106 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3747 times:

Not sure about that. Maybe one of our Canadian experts can answer that.

User currently offlineYUL332LX From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 820 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3679 times:

Yes, the original order was for 5 345 (after cancelling 2 340-8000s in 1996). Later, AC decided to convert 3 of them into 346s


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User currently offlineFallingeese From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days ago) and read 3592 times:

Anyone have an idea when the delivery date is?


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User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days ago) and read 3548 times:

If AC gets them in 2010, it will be A346HGW.....just my guess.

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