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Short-term 747-400 Pax Lease For EK?  
User currently offlineJoKeR From Serbia, joined Nov 2004, 2245 posts, RR: 9
Posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5820 times:

A very theoretical question... considering the delay of the A380's and the serious implications this will have on their expansion plans, could we perhaps see a dry/damp lease of the largest Boeing model to cover the gap?

EK are apparently desperate for a larger pax model and were counting on the A380 to help ease some of the constraints. And the 773ER's are not coming fast enough, though, these Boeings are very much on time and as per the delivery schedule. Big grin

They pulled off a similar “stunt” before with the acquisition of A343's from Boeing Capital to help growth...

What are your thoughts?


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User currently offlineIcarus75 From France, joined Oct 2003, 807 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5800 times:

I was in DXB on June, 30th and, even if it was a little far, I'm sure I've seen a pax 747 parked with EK colours.
So, doesn't EK halready has 744?



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User currently offlineJoKeR From Serbia, joined Nov 2004, 2245 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5794 times:

Quoting Icarus75 (Reply 1):
I was in DXB on June, 30th and, even if it was a little far, I'm sure I've seen a pax 747 parked with EK colours.
So, doesn't EK halready has 744?

EK Cargo... 744 Freighters...



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User currently offlineSlz396 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5760 times:

There are currently no 747-400s for lease available...

User currently offlineStylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 3009 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5726 times:

Quoting Slz396 (Reply 3):
There are currently no 747-400s for lease available...

Any links regarding to that post? I suppose there are a lot of Jumbos standing in the deserts...


User currently offlineSlz396 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5707 times:

Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 4):
Any links regarding to that post?

Well, you could try a search under 'aircraft available' at:

http://www.speednews.com

Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 4):
I suppose there are a lot of Jumbos standing in the deserts...

Jumbos yes, but apparently only 747-100 or 747-200.


User currently offlineStylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 3009 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5673 times:

Quoting Slz396 (Reply 5):
Well, you could try a search under 'aircraft available' at:

http://www.speednews.com

THX for that site! It's very interesting...


User currently offlineTwoLz2Rn From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 452 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5554 times:

why has EK never ordered 747's?

User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 857 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5440 times:

Quoting TwoLz2Rn (Reply 7):

´Cuz EK ordered 45 A380 and some 773ER. No need for 747s.....yet.

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Micke//SWE  Smile



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User currently offlineF.pier From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 1524 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5341 times:

According to that site there are 3 744 available, N106UA, N185UA and N192UA, United Airlines 744s, all of them have P&W engines

User currently offlineTwoLz2Rn From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 452 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5128 times:

well even before ordering the 773's and A380's, why didnt they buy 747's?

User currently offlineKaitak744 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2397 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4521 times:

Quoting TwoLz2Rn (Reply 10):
well even before ordering the 773's and A380's, why didnt they buy 747's?

Well, they always have a theory of staying with the most modern aircraft possible. At the time the 747-400 was "modern," the largest aircraft EK had was the 777-200ER, and they didn't have a crazy eye for expansion.

When they did get their expansion craze, the A380 was already in development.


User currently offlineTL925 From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4146 times:

I doubt it would be economical for EK to bring a new aircraft type into its fleet for a stop-gap duration of time. The three ex-UA aircraft available for sale have been parked since post 9/11, and are in need of SIGNIFICANT maintenance work to be brought back into servicable condition. Also, as mentioned above these aircraft are Pratt powered while EK's current 744F fleet is GE powered.

The only feasible way to bring in B744 capacity would be an ACMI contract (similar to what Iberia did with their recently returned 744's with Air Atlanta Icelandic), but I am not sure whether Emirates would be interested in this type of option.


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