Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 13082 posts, RR: 33 Posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4090 times:
I was just browsing through a few of the PPRUNE forums and (on the Middle East section) came across a rumour that EK is apparently to add four more A340-300s.
Great news if true, but (a) from where and (b) to supplement existing capacity or add new routes?
I ask this because A340s (and indeed A330-200s) are in extremely short supply at the moment and off hand, I can't think of anyone wanting to part with theirs.
Presumably EK is still actively looking for new(ish) aircraft, in addition to the many it has on order. The only aircraft I can think of which are available in significant numbers, at short notice, are United's parked 777s (less the three which have gone to AI). These are, of course, PW powered engines, which mightn't suit EK.
Alternatively, what about the 777s deferred by AA and DL, all of which will be RR powered; might EK reach a deal with Boeing for these?
Anyone know what their plans for fleet additions are, this year?
MACDADDY From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 188 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3969 times:
I was reading that Air Namibia were after ex LH or AF early builds but these wouldn't be on much use to EK one would think. ILFC had a few in store but again not the upgraded X version. As ever with EK we'll just have to see how what happens next!
Fly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3190 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3900 times:
What I wonder, they are getting more 345s this year, and still no additional North American destinations confirmed.
Also ten 773ERs are joining the fleet this year, where will these go and where is the range needed? I know FRA, DUS and JNB will be getting 773s next winter, but will these be ERs?
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Karan69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2911 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3801 times:
But the question remains ---Where are they going to fly these many aircrafts.
However, i want someone to confirm this--A news report on one of the local channels here [Indian Media is not well know for credible aviation stuff]
said that they sell/change their old aircrafts EVERY 5 YEARS---can anyone confirm this.