N1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 25852 posts, RR: 79 Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5288 times:
I would guess that it would be after they recieve the new A345s. Don't know when that is supposed to be. Does anyone here know? Also, are they going to do LAX non-stop too, or just keep with the 1 stop 744s?
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FoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2803 posts, RR: 5 Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5225 times:
A nonstop would have to be after they receive the A345s, since they don't have any other type of plane that could fly that far. But I take the whole thing with a grain of salt...TG has been talking big about flying to NYC for years. At one time (early/mid 90s, I believe) it was to be via CDG, later the plan was to go via FRA (due to their Star membership). I heard more recently that they were thinking about a 1-stop flight via NRT as a stopgap until the A345s arrive, but obviously not one of these schemes has ever come to fruition, so I remain skeptical!
JoFMO From Germany, joined Jul 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5061 times:
But I think this time the chances a better that it comes true. TG ordered these expensive A345 and three of them are delivered next year. So they have to do something with them. And I don't think that they will under-utilize them on an Europena or Australian route.
JoFMO From Germany, joined Jul 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4900 times:
Remembering former discussions I think to remember that people expected that TG gets 3 A345 and that they will use them for 6-times weekly to NYC and 3-times to SFO. LAX will be served via KIX with their new A346 and maybe with more than the current 4-times weekly frequency.
Carpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2769 posts, RR: 4 Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4440 times:
The first TG A345 should be delivered in 1Q 2005.
It will most likely go on some pilot-training and short-haul runs within Asia before long-haul introduction maybe at the start of summer schedule.
TG has expressed interest in service to NYC, ORD, SFO, and LAX and all those destinations can't be served with just three A345.
We'll just all have to wait and see.
HB-IWC From Greece, joined Sep 2000, 4414 posts, RR: 76 Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3828 times:
One shoudn't readily believe press announcements churned out by TG. Over the past couple of years, they have become well known to easily take their own dreams for reality. About a year ago, TG came up with big plans to serve South Africa (coinciding with SAA's withdrawal from the BKK-JNB route) and nothing's been heard about it since. The retrofitting of the aircraft interiors with a long overdue new premium product is another example. So, as far as these A345s and their projected routes go, whether they be EWR, SFO, ORD or IAD, I'll believe it when I see it...