AirFrnt From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2830 posts, RR: 42
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 16783 times:
Quoting Keesje (Thread starter):
The company has so far received 154 orders for the A380, of which 144 are firm deals. Breakeven on the project has been put as high as 300 planes should the dollar remain weak.
Even Airbus co-chairs are now saying that the breakeven is "considerably higher" then 300 frames.
A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 10144 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 16740 times:
There have been rumours floating around for quite some time about EK ordering the stretched A380-900. However, it still amazes me how EK would utilize so much A380, they already have 43 on order which IMO already is a lot. In anyway I wish Airbus good luck
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8092 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 16109 times:
It's possible that Airbus may have finally snagged CX to do a long-term lease through ILFC for the A380-800. Maybe Airbus has given assurances that the A388 can fly nonstop from LAX to HKG at the standard MTOW for the plane with the Trent 870 engines?
Fairly wild, yes - but not completely out there. SAA could use maybe 4 aircraft for the LHR-JNB routes, more if they add CPT as well. The routes do very well, and are very departure-time sensitive (ie. flights always have to go at night, in both directions), so the only way to sensibly increase capacity on the route is bigger aircraft.
: LH already ordered the 380....... KL911
: China Southern??? China Eastern??? Aloha, Kahala777
: Well, whoever it is, congrats to them and Airbus.
: Imagine the landing on St. Maarten......
: Ariticle appeared in the South African Sunday Times that SAA was in advanced talks with Airbus on the purchase of a handful of A 380's for delivery at
: http://money.excite.com/jsp/nw/nwdt_...d=dji-00046120050613&date=20050613 Could this be a coincidence?
: It DEFINITELY will not be JAL! They have too many 747's in their fleet at the moment to all of a sudden switch to another model. But who knows, maybe
: I think it could be: United (my first pick) Asia routes / Airbus bail-out NWA (my second pick) Asia routes KLM/AF (my fourth pick) Transatlantic Delta
: Imagine the take off from St. Maarten Ciao
: I really don´t expect any big (pun intended) surprises at Le Bourget this year and, let´s face it, an A380 order by an European or American airline
: South African Airways is my guess...