BA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11150 posts, RR: 60 Posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5681 times:
Browsing the schedules, I can see that Etihad Airways will be using its new A340-500s starting in July to London Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle, and Frankfurt and starting in August to Beirut and Jeddah.
UAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5676 times:
Perhaps to the US? Usually new aircraft to an airline get put on shorter routes for "proving" then they get put on longer routes. (JAL 777-300ER's come to mind). They'll be flying them ultra longhaul in a few months. Maybe compete with Emirates on some routes (ie JFK, SYD).
UK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 31 Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5185 times:
At first, expect to see the A345s at KHI, MCT, BEY and CAI. Then for a while they will be going to LHR and CDG. Also, they are currently scheduled into CMN in September. After that, it should be the start of services to JFK, and hopefully the likes of SYD will follow.
AirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4503 posts, RR: 54 Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5069 times:
Quoting UK_Dispatcher (Reply 8): They are in a F12 J28 Y200 configuration. This will be the first glimpse of the new Diamond Zone (F) product, which will follow on the new 3-zone A330-200s towards the end of the year.
really wonder what this is going to look like, seeing as how nice their Coral zone or whatever the business class product is.
UK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 31 Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4681 times:
Quoting Airlinefreak1 (Reply 15): any chance for seeing the A345 to MAN ? at the end of this year ? is the J class going to be identical to the B77W's ?
on another note , how is the MAN route doing ? are they deploying their own two class config A330's ? or the leased ones .
No plans for the A345 into MAN. Pearl Zone will be the same as the B77W and newer A332s. It is the latest A332s ( J22 Y240 ) which serve the MAN route. Not sure about loads - haven't checked for a while.
LTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 51 Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4522 times:
Quoting AirxLiban (Reply 3): Isn't EY planning to start YYZ and JFK? When is this happening and what aircraft are they going to be flying on those routes?
I don't know about NYC, but they already fly AUH-YYZ through BRU. But if you mean nonstop service to YYZ, then I wonder how their application for the route authority is doing. Wasn't there some talks about a nonstop AUH-YYZ being delayed pending a new bilateral between Canada and the UAE?
Ejazz From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2002, 716 posts, RR: 35 Reply 22, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4209 times:
4 A345s and 4 A346s are firm ordered. In an interview our previous CEO hinted the A346s were intended for South America. The A345 is planned for JFK and later SYD.
The new Diamond Class is amazing. On the lines of Emirates but nicer in my opinion with a spacious lounge. You may well see Diamond on the B77W, note Boeing has 20 unidentified B777 orders, maybe some or all heading this way.