B777-200LR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (15 years 11 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2185 times:
Hi , i like to ask , why airlines in Europe and America dont consider the B777-300 to replace the older Boeing 741s and 742s ? and for the new Boeing 777-300ER , who are the interested airlines ? Thankz
GUNDU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 11 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2057 times:
The 777-300 in Asia has not been received pretty well.There are only 8 773's, 5 being Singapore and the remainder being CX.Airlines in Asia scrap their planes more frequently than their American counterparts,so they have a smaller fleet.Also, I feel that the airlines in Japan are in need of a large, high capacity plane like the 777-300 which is a vast improvement over the 747 SR's and 747 Classics they fly now.Although it has more range,the 773 is effectivein these routes:
....and many more.
The Asian airlines too do not fly that much passengers than the American carriers,that is why they do not need a plane as large as the 773 for regional hops until in a few years when the Asian economy starts booming again.