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BA And The A380 For The 2012 Olympics  
User currently offlineMegatop From Denmark, joined May 1999, 348 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4267 times:

Now that London is going to host the 2012 Olympics, will BA go for a fleet of A380 ? Sure the A380 will look great with BA.

Megatop

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User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4255 times:

Doubt it very much, if anything, they will just get a few more 747's are some other heavy

User currently offlineBDKLEZ From Ireland, joined Jun 2005, 1735 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4216 times:

Can't really see BA making a long-term commitment for new a/c for a short-term event. In any case, I can't see an A380 investment, probably more likely to be 747/747NG equipment.


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User currently offlineAlanUK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4208 times:

Oh I don't know... I think the following order is possible before the construction of T5 is finished:

20x787s
Ready for delivery to replace 767s. Maybe a few based at MAN to operate the New York and a few new routes?

10x773ERs
To replace the older 744s mainly and increase capacity on some 772 routes.

4x772LRs
To finally start LHR-SYD direct for the premium market and maybe one more long range route.

10x388
To put on HKG/LAX (where BA could go back to 2 a day, rather than 3, saving a few slots for new routes), and JNB/CPT, maybe NRT, SIN/SYD.

I can dream, can't I?!


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21532 posts, RR: 59
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4190 times:

Well, since the A380 and 787 are both supposed to debut for 2008 Olympics in China, not sure how four years later it will be such a big deal to show off.

If you are talking capacity, so many carriers are going to add capacity for that time, for BA to buy those planes just for those 2 weeks would be a bad decision.

If they make sense for 10 years, then they would do it.



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