26 will be leased (I believe from GECAS and ILFC) while four are purchased directly from Boeing, with nine more options (so the 13 Boeing gives will be the four firm orders plus the nine options, the rest will be listed under ILFC and GECAS)
Korg747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 549 posts, RR: 6 Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6764 times:
Since EK is going to be operating both the A340-600HGW and the 777-300ER, I'm definitly looking forward to what EK thinks which one out of the two is more reliable and profitable Aircraft. I'm sure that answer will come in Future orders.
Northwest 777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 222 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6737 times:
This is pretty much a pointless point but, I live about 8 miles south of Boeing Field, directly in the flight path to the runway, and the first time I saw this 773 come over head, at 600 or so feet, I must say that it was nice to be told by the plane itself what airline its owned by. I'm right under them when they go over so its hard to see enough of the tail when it goes away to even have any kind of idea of the carrrier. I would say that no matter what plane it is, I can only tell 10 percent or so of the carriers that come over because of the angle.
Hey look everyone, its another pointless post by me.
Emirates777 From Tanzania, joined Feb 2000, 655 posts, RR: 3 Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5569 times:
First route for the B777-300ER will in fact be DXB-MNL and vv on the EK334/335, 6x weekly (daily ex-mon). A6-EBA is actually a high density config. acft and will be exclusively used on this route for the first couple of months.
A6-EBB is a low density config. acft and will be deployed on the EK418/419 DXB-BKK-SYD-AKL and vv. The route will operate 3x weekly during April and then move upto a daily operation in May once A6-EBC arrives.
Ozair From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 681 posts, RR: 1 Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5100 times:
I am surprised the 773ER will not be replacing the A345 on the SYD-DXB direct route. According to Boeing range charts the distance is not a problem and the 773ER would provide more seats and cargo capacity over the A345.
This route is also scheduled to go to A380 when it arrives, so wouldn't an increase now be a good move?
25 Aerokiwi: Odd that they are under-using the 773ER for the BKK-SYD-AKL route. Surely a 773 is fine for this route. Though it will be nice to have the option of a
26 DColeMAN: Does anyone know when Emirates will have all of their 773ERs by? Cheers, Dale
27 ScottishLaddie: Passenger loads on the A332 are now around 75%-85%, clearly not justifying a B773! But the route carries substantial amounts of cargo and has done wo
28 Emirates777: Emirates should receive all of its B777-300ERs by September 2007. However note they have 9 options which are valid until 2013 - it is likely that Emir
29 N1120A: If the 773ER cannot do DXB-SYD, neither can the A346HGW
30 SNATH: Oh, I see. Thanks for the info ScottishLaddie! I used to live in Glasgow and I miss it! GLA is my personal favourite airport! Tony
31 Gigneil: The problem, if I'm not mistaken, is engine-out performance at DXB. N
32 N1120A: IC, but still, if EK gets GE to certify the GE-90 to -125 specs (was sustaining 127,500 last I heard) then that should not be an issue at all.