MauriceB From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 2477 posts, RR: 28 Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5162 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?
A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9132 posts, RR: 13 Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5067 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...
Airbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 6955 posts, RR: 7 Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4662 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.
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7717 posts, RR: 5 Reply 22, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2533 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.