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China Southern Confirms Order For 5 Airbus A380s  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9210 posts, RR: 15
Posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 7046 times:

Go to: http://asia.news.yahoo.com/050126/4/1v9d1.html





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User currently offlineKL911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5305 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 7005 times:

Very good news, but not really a surprise. This has been a rumour for a while now. Way to go Airbus!!

KL911


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12341 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6868 times:
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Every one knew that the chinese would order the A380 sooner or later so this comes as no surprise.

User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9210 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6839 times:

Did they actually confirm this order?

User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 6827 times:

The order will be OFFICIALLY signed in two days at Paris.

User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8467 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 6674 times:

now we wait for other chinese carriers to jump on board????

User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12341 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 6670 times:
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With the 2008 Chinese Olympics coming, you would have expected some chinese airlines to have ordered the A380 early, rather then now. In order to guarantee delivery spots in time for the olympics.

User currently offlineMauriceB From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 2491 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 6659 times:

is it possible they will use it for the AMS route? it seems that China Southern is very happy with AMS since they are adding more flights each year, and with the KLM codeshare. Is it maybe that they will fly European customers to the Olympics via AMS with the A380?

User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 10010 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6564 times:

That would be very nice indeed, MauriceB. I think the jump from a 777-200ER to an A380 is too much. But like you said, they have codeshares with KLM and the other Sky Team alliance members, so who knows...  Wink/being sarcastic

A388


User currently offlineCol From Malaysia, joined Nov 2003, 2129 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6528 times:

Well done Airbus and CZ. So nearly 160 before first flight and EK is now only 27% of the order book. Looks more like the 380 and 7E7 will both be successful?

User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 859 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6297 times:

Fan oxo!!

I had my bet on CX to get that order.........

Oh well, better luck next time, Noel!

Micke / SE Big grin



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User currently offlineNyc777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5803 posts, RR: 47
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6280 times:

When are the Chinese carriers going to announce the orders for the 7E7?


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User currently offlineKL808 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1585 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6264 times:

great news.

when is Air China going to order? I thought they where going to order too.

any chance with MU?

Drew



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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12898 posts, RR: 46
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6214 times:
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When are the Chinese carriers going to announce the orders for the 7E7?

Maybe that's on "hold" while they digest the US objections to Europe lifting its arms embargo on China?



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User currently offlineAirbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8663 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6159 times:

With the 2008 Chinese Olympics coming, you would have expected some chinese airlines to have ordered the A380 early, rather then now. In order to guarantee delivery spots in time for the olympics.

I don't think a 2 week event like the Olympics were the primary reason for buying these planes. So now that this is pretty much confirmed, CX is surrounded by A380 operators (CZ, SQ, MH, TG, KE) , a lot of them will likely be operating their A380's into HKG. Not to mention all the other A380 operators. I wonder how far is an order from CX.


User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3247 posts, RR: 22
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5068 times:

I don't think a 2 week event like the Olympics were the primary reason for buying these planes.

At last someone said it!

Tony



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User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5060 times:

With or without the Olympics, China's Big 3 airlines can easily fill these planes by 2008 considering their growth rate. Even today I believe there are many routes they can deploy such an aircraft on.

Ditto I do not agree that the reason airlines from China are buying the A380 is because of the Olympics. I suspect the Olympics may not even have anything to do with the decisions.


User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4977 times:

Air China A380 order will be signed before the Summer.
China Eastern is following.


User currently offlineSjoerd From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 361 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4968 times:

FCKC how do you know this ?

Thx, Sjoerd



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User currently offlineHadis From China, joined Jan 2005, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4933 times:

China Eastern had told that they can not fill their A340 so that they won't consider A380 now.

User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9210 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4594 times:

I am surprised it's China Southern that orders 5 A 380s and not Air China.

User currently offlineHGH From China, joined Jan 2005, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4072 times:

United Airline,

Be patient, Air China will order/lease A380 soon


User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8044 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4030 times:

I am quite surprised that CZ ordered the A380-800 first before CA. This in light of the fact that CA would get a lot more O & D traffic to PEK (the capital of China) and PVG (the business center of China), which would necessitate the use of the A388 sooner or later.


User currently offlineDerman From China, joined Jan 2005, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3912 times:

Really don't understand what the chinese carriers are thinking of... They just make their fleets more complex

User currently offlineB2443 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 703 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3887 times:

why there are so many linking a380 to the olympics? You can't convince a country to make big a$$ purchase just for a 15-day event?

25 Leelaw : "You can't convince a country to make big a$$ purchase just for a 15-day event? Why not, it's an "olympic size" plane, and as good as any of the other
26 Post contains images N328KF : This thread has been overshadowed by events.
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