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VS Finalizes Order Of 13 A346 With Airbus  
User currently offlineSjoerd From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 361 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3226 times:

Virgin Atlantic has finalized it's deal with Airbus for 13 A346 and 13 options.


There's a link on the site, but it doesn't work though...

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User currently offlineVs346 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 339 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3083 times:

so will these be replacing 744s? or for additional routes.

I hope the 744s stay around a bit longer.

I'd say the 744s will be relegated to highcapacity routes (since the Upper class suites have been added to all birds) and the 346s will take over LHR to the far east etc.

Virgin-Atlantic: More experience than our name suggests
User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4519 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2977 times:

my understanding is that these will replace the outgoing 343s and add to the fleet so that VS can expand.

i think the idea is that some 343s (i guess the newer ones with Odyssey) will be converted to UCS.

User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 13247 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2946 times:
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Wow, Airbus is finishing a lot of business in December!

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User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2784 times:

The link doesn't work because it finalised the deal in August. It's old news.

User currently offlineJonathan-l From France, joined Mar 2002, 507 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2764 times:

the MOU was signed in August, not the final contract.
that's why it has not appeared in the orderbook yet

User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12473 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2723 times:

LH have just also just ordered 7 more A346s

User currently offlineGearup From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 578 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2488 times:

Airbus is on a rampage!!

I have no memory of this place.
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