Stitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 32732 posts, RR: 85
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 11721 times:
I am sure DEN can handle the A380 with their new 16,000(?) ft runway, and they are putting in dual jetways for TED.
I expect FRA-JFK will be on the list. FRA-LAX probably, as well. Not sure about FRA-SFO as UA already has really good coverage and LH has yet to roll out some of the new amenities like Connexion on that route (which they do have to LAX).
LHUSA From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 595 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 11693 times:
LAX, NRT, JFK and India are on the top of the list.
An article in the Chicago Tribune said that LH would bring the A380 to ORD by 2008, but the article was a little too quick off the press. Still a lot of hurdles to overcome before that actually happens.
Connector4you From Canada, joined May 2001, 938 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 11413 times:
YVR is to complete the construction of two dedicated A380 gates by spring 2007. Considering that Air Canada and Lufthansa are codesharing on the Frankfurt to Vancouver run for a few years now using LH's B744 and A346, I would assume that the A380 could be the next logical upgrade on this route. A second A380 arriving in Vancouver could be from Singapore !
OOer From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1516 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 11383 times:
Quoting Connector4you (Reply 7): Considering that Air Canada and Lufthansa are codesharing on the Frankfurt to Vancouver run for a few years now using LH's B744 and A346, I would assume that the A380 could be the next logical upgrade on this route. A second A380 arriving in Vancouver could be from Singapore !
Are you serious? YVR cant possibly have enough people to put on an A380 to FRA....or get one from SIN. YVR currently has an A340 from FRA 1 x daily and no current service to SIN. If the SIN service was started it would probably begin with a 772LR first....you dont just throw 600 seats in a market overnight! Especially with the O/D numbers that YVR has. If it was JFK or LAX then in would be understandable!
AC doesn't use the A346, only the A345, and those are maxed out on YYZ-HKG.
LH could also use the A380 on FRA-ORD, along with possible A380 service FRA-BOS during high season. Plus they can take advantage of its capacity further on their FRA-MIA route, which is a daily 747.
Quoting ZRH (Reply 10): Runway length is not an issue for handling the 380. The 380 does not need more runway than a 747 or 777.
It is an issue for all aircraft in DEN. DEN is a high altitude airport, which can contribute to hot and high conditions in the summer restricting aircraft, which is why they built that 16,000 ft runway, to ease on any weight restrictions that can arise due to hot and high conditions.
MD11dude From Canada, joined May 2004, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 10281 times:
If any A-380 is comming to YVR first...Its definatly going be coming from Asia...regardless of carrier. BTW..SIA does fly to YVR...As well as other key airlines....And their pax numbers are a way higher than the European carriers. Apparently Montreal Trudeau Int. will be getting the first A380 for Canada as Air France looks set to chop a 744 flight in favour.... Can anyone update me on this info...as I know I recall hearing About Air frances intention to operate the type into Montreal.
Behramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 5069 posts, RR: 47
Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 10040 times:
NRT DEL LAX SFO JFK ORD SIN BKK are the only planned destinations for LHs A 380s when they initially arrive.
I cannot believe that MIA nor DEN would be part of the A 380 list of LH's.
LH also has never even hinted of sending the A 380 to Canada...the only airline that has confirmed the A 380 coming to Canada is Air France who is going to use the aircraft for their YUL-CDG flights at lease once daily!