Mham001 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4033 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5173 times:
ATI is reporting that Airbus has asked Easyjet to wait to announce an option conversion until after the new year so they can be counted in next years race.
"The source says Airbus has conceded that its orders will fall short of
Boeing's figure in 2005 and wants to move any remaining announcements
into next year in order to improve its chance of outselling its rival in
2006. The same source says that, after a detailed analysis, Easyjet has
now ruled out taking A321s and is instead likely to firm up 25 options
for A319s in the short term followed by another 35 later next year."
NYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5893 posts, RR: 46
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5108 times:
Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 10): That would be desperate. And by shifting an order to another year to "win" that year you still don't win anything in the long run. It doesn't change the size of the backlog.
I guess Airbus is hoping to get a jump start on next year as they lost the 2005 order battle with Boeing already.