Squirrel83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5254 times:
I searched for this but found nothing. . China's major airlines are set to place orders for the A380, confirming earlier reports by ATWOnline.
The announcement is due to be made when French President Jacques Chirac visits China Oct. 8-12. According to sources at China Southern, the airline will buy four A380s while Air China will commit to six.
Chinese airlines also are close to announcing a commitment for up to 80 7E7s
Chinese airlines also are close to announcing a commitment for up to 80 7E7s is there a finalized list as to who these airlinese will be for the 7E7?
B2443 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 706 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5011 times:
Wonder what routes CZ and CA's 380 would fly, intra China or China-US or what?
The busiest routes in China are probably PEK-PVG/SHA, PEK-CAN, CAN-PVG/SHA. They need they frenquencies not a big o' whale...but i guess the execs know better. For China-US routes, I doubt any (MU, CA CZ) can support a daily widebody (CA even uses 744m's), why a 380? Sure 6 years down the road may well be another story. Perhaps A380 mixed type just for the Chinese?
Brons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3028 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4841 times:
A380 will be good for the Olympics in 2008. Beyond that...what routes have the demand on a normal basis? Perhaps as the Chinese economic miracle continues, there will be enough demand on the trunk routes?
Firings, if well done, are good for employee morale.
A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 10264 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (10 years 8 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4507 times:
Would Air China use the A380 for a combined routing of JFK and LHR or can the A380 fly JFK-PEK nonstop? I agree with the other opinions, it wouldn't surprise me to see Chinese airlines operating the A380, looking at the huge Chinese market and growing economy combined with the increasing foreign interest for China, mainly the mass production of high tech products. This may also increase the air travel of foreign travellers to and from China.