AirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4520 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4610 times:
Erj145lr that is a correct statement.
Their fleet consists of:
B747-443s (leased from GECAS, planes that were originally intended for AZ before they switched the order to 772ERs)
B747-4Q8s leased from ILFC
B747-41Rs (2 of 3 belonging to VS, the other leased from GECAS)
A340-311s and A340-313Xs, all but 3 belong to them with VAIR, -VELD and VSUN leased from ILFC.
A340-642s, all belonging to VS
Regarding the 747 Classics, I think only G-VSSS was in service for the MAN-MCO route, but has that now been switched over to a 744?
Anyway, here are VS destinations:
Sydney (yea baby!)
By the way, Atlantic is spelled with an A, not an I.
Dan330 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 439 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4231 times:
Also, if including codeshare then you can say they have 1 European route with the Lyon flight.
Purely a codeshare with Air France to keep slots alive as far as I understand but a European destination and bookable on the site!
Bapilot2b From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 927 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4179 times:
There are 2 Classics, one is G-VSSS and the other is G-VBEE (Ext TF-ATE and ATN I think, cant do a search to back this up seen as im on the works network :S both leased from CC anyway). They both operate MAN-MCO-MAN (I think one sometimes did of VS's flights to Nigeria from LGW or LHR?).
VS045 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 192 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3978 times:
VS will never go all airbus, because they need an aircraft which is in between the A380 and A346. The 747s are definitely more suited to flying the carribean routes, where there is a lot of traffic(for one or two airlines) and require aircraft with lots of seats down the back.
I think the Cape Town route is being transferred to SAA after this year, although VS does not fly the route all year round, so this is probably sensible.