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Eithiad To Buy New Widebodies  
User currently offlineNyc777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5758 posts, RR: 47
Posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3029 times:

This might be a little old as it came accross Bloomberg this morning.

Eithiad is looking to buy 38 widebodied aircraft from either Boeing or Airbus. The types would either be A330/A340 or 777/7E7. They may make an announcement at Farnbrough in July. Any one have any other inside info on this?


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User currently offlineRoberta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2961 times:

Can you URL us up please.

Thank you.

Incidentally where their A330's 2nd hand?


User currently offlineNyc777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5758 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2935 times:

Actually there isn't a URL. You need a Bloomberg terminal (a financial services tool essentially) where you can access news and financial data for different companies. I think it said that they are going to lease a ew more 330 that are 2nd hand.


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User currently offlinePIA747 From Pakistan, joined Apr 2003, 624 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2793 times:

Etihad is having trouble finding readily available A330s, hence they inducted the A340 and a 767 to fill the gap. Now they are looking at the 777s stored in the desert.

User currently offlineOD720 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2003, 1925 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2678 times:

The A330s they currently have are 2nd hand, I think ex-TAM.

That would be some expansion. Will Abu Dhabi become another Dubai? Very interesting development!


User currently offlineA340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1981 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2666 times:

Etihad's B767-300 was at GVA yesterday for those wondering...Shot by the locals...

Jeffrey



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User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4784 posts, RR: 43
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2557 times:

There are plenty of used B 777-200s of UAL lying in the deserts of USA, plus EY can take some the undelivered brand new B 777-200ERs of Delta's from BOEING at a discounted price.

There are more used B 777s avbl than A 343s/332s in the mkt today.


User currently offlineUshermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2965 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2547 times:

"There are more used B 777s avbl than A 343s/332s in the mkt today."

Not if ask ConcordeBoy.
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User currently offlineMEA310 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2002, 660 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2540 times:

The 2 A330s they currently operate are ex TAM aircrafts.
Etihad seems to be expanding really quick,they've been up since last fall I guess.

MEA310



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19229 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2530 times:

"Etihad's B767-300 was at GVA yesterday for those wondering...Shot by the locals..."

Was it a write-off? lol.



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User currently offlineFlySwiss From Switzerland, joined Jul 2003, 443 posts, RR: 42
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2521 times:

A GSA from Eithiad told me that their plane is to have 50 aircrafts till end of 2009.


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User currently offlineEjazz From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2002, 722 posts, RR: 33
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2504 times:

Having spoken to Etihad the info is they do not want P&W powered B777s but RR. Then again if the price of the United B777s drops to bargain levels and availability time scale becomes a driving factor you could see them fly out of the desert soon.


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User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10735 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2484 times:

Ushermittwoch,
even ConcordeBoy can´t deny that there are more jobless 777s than A330/340s at the moment. But none with RRs as much as I know.


User currently offlineCol From Malaysia, joined Nov 2003, 2116 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2374 times:

You are right the stored 777 fleet is higher in count than the 330/340. But, that is because Boeing has found homes for them, wish they'd focus on selling/leasing their own product!

User currently offlineMEA321 From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 389 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2346 times:

The projection stated by Nyc777 is absolutely correct. Etihad is planning to have about 50 aircraft by 2008.

There is a lot of projection for growth in Middle Eastern/Asian/ African travel. Etihad is looking to get a jump start on this and prosper along with EK (who have 49 A380) on order.) Not to mention that EK has an additional large order for widebody airbus and boeing due for delivery in the next five years.

The pattern for the Gulf airlines is predominantly growth, my concern is that there will be an oversaturation of airplanes in the region causing congestion and delays similar to what Europe experiences sometimes.

What do you guys think?



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