Thrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2686 posts, RR: 10 Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3871 times:
THe title speaks for the topic itself. I just have lost track of airlines who have ordered the A380 so far. I'm mainly asking this question to get a better idea of who Boeing can still win over if they launch the 747 Advanced project soon. The customers I am positive have ordered the A380 are LH, AF, QF, UPS, Emirates, Air Canada, and Air China. Are there any other customers that I have not named? Also, how many total have been ordered up to this point?
Thrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2686 posts, RR: 10 Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3697 times:
How many of the customers so far are planning to use A380s as 744 replacements? Like phase out the 744s completely in favor of the A380? I have already heard Qantas say they plan to keep their 744s and operate them with the A380. It seems to me that for the most part, since AF has ordered only 10 A380s, that they are keeping the 744s. does the A380 mean the end of the 747 for any one of its current customers?
Bill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8407 posts, RR: 9 Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3500 times:
QF is looking at 777's and A340's which will most likley replace 743's and 744's which would be used in conjunction with A380's. this is a route a number of airlines will probably take as the 744 may no longer fit into their fleet.
Keno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 29 Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3396 times:
AMS is one of only 2 cities from KUL which has twice-daily year-round B747 service, one each by MH & KL (*). The other one is LHR with 18 weekly B744. I guess it's only natural that AMS should receive MH's A380 service.
I personally see this announcement on AMS as a sign that MH's membership to SkyTeam is eminent .
Danielcarlos From Philippines, joined Jan 2005, 25 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3376 times:
nah! i don't think airbus could replace boeings in the skies, only boeing can replace it's aircrafts itself. They both have their own reliability, boeing has something that airbus does'nt have, likewise airbus. They both have their own purpose according to their design.
Bill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8407 posts, RR: 9 Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3282 times:
FRAspotter: Airbus stated sometime ago that they had an LOI from a Chinese carrier and at the inaugration of the A380 said that the name of the carrier would be released sometime within the next 30 days. Obviously if it is China Southern there won't be too many surprises then.
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 12952 posts, RR: 79 Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2869 times:
If any US airline ever orders pax A380, it will probably be NW, but not for a long time if they ever do, I suppose UA could be possible, then maybe not, quite apart from their financial state, they may just stick to newer 777's for any partial replacement for 747s.
Then again, if Boeing does build a 747Adv, these two good be good prospects.
I doubt Airbus is expecting many, if any, pax A380's from the US, 20 years ago half of 747 production was going to Pacific rim airlines, that trend has yet to stop, now you can add in the exploding Mid East market.
Two places A380 is doing well in, even at this early stage.