KL911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5064 posts, RR: 13 Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5351 times:
If you want a global network operating out of the gulfstates you will need the A350 one day. From Europe for example every destination can be reached by A340 and A330, but the Gulf region is just to far from the USA for example. Plus it's a very hot environment, which will have it's toll on the MTOW.
PM From India, joined Feb 2005, 6813 posts, RR: 65 Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5306 times:
Quoting B742 (Thread starter): Has Etihad ordered the A340-500, or does the airline have plans to operate the aircraft?
They've ordered four A340-500s and four A340-600s. (And, for the record, five 777-300ERs.)
Quoting KL911 (Reply 1): If you want a global network operating out of the gulfstates you will need the A350 one day. From Europe for example every destination can be reached by A340 and A330, but the Gulf region is just to far from the USA for example.
Uh? Will the A350 have greater range than the A345? And why the A350 as opposed to, say, the 777 family or 787? Is that a typo?
Speedbird128 From Pitcairn Islands, joined Oct 2003, 1444 posts, RR: 2 Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5048 times:
Etihad in general have pretty good load factors. There are 1 or 2 routes that suffer from poor loading, but they are still quite new.
As far as their aircraft go, the A330-200's start arriving this month (27th). There is a pic on this site of the first RR powered machine, which will be subsequently registered as A6-EYD. I imagine that as the new-build machines start arriving, they will return the leased 330's.
The 5 B777-300ERs are scheduled for delievery in October (2) and November (3) I believe...
A340-500 and A340-600 I have heard are scheduled for late 2006 onwards...
I guess good targets for the A345 will be Australia and North America. There are not hints at Oz yet, and I hear Toronto is on the cards, but with a stop in Brussels first... I do not know if they will make Toronto a non-stop with the A345...
Behramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4653 posts, RR: 42 Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4794 times:
EYs flights to LHR do well according to industry sources. It has managed to kick out GF in the AUH-CMB, AUH-BEY markets!!! Supposedly too their BKK flights see v good loads but yields arent that gr8 on that route.
EK156 From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2005, 765 posts, RR: 2 Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4763 times:
LHR and LGW flights by EK and EY are charged differently. LGW flights are always cheaper, however if you are connecting or want closer and faster access to london then you would go for LHR and pay the extra cost.
Last year I flew with EY and they had an amazing offer on LGW that was not avialable on LHR
Even EK sometimes does nice offers on LGW and the loads are quite high
Boeing777300 From North Korea, joined Jan 2004, 26 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4621 times:
The main reason that American Airlines fly from both LHR and LGW is due to the current restrictions in force between the UK and the US regarding flying rights. As far as I am aware it is not permitted to fly direct between certain cities such as Dallas, Atlanta, Charlotte, Houston, Raleigh/Durham and others into LHR, BA for the same reason have the same problem.
Emirates now operate 7 daily flights DXB-LON-DXB, split 4/3 between LHR and LGW. Perhaps the main reason for the split is lack of slots at LHR, however I am sure there is a lot feed in to and out of US bound flights at LGW for EK and to a certain degree EY as well.
If the open skies agreement between the UK/US is ever negotiated to a true free for all, I would expect most US airlines to desert LGW for LHR along with BA's US flights. What would then become of LGW? Who knows, maybe it will be renamed London Easyjet!!
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