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Major Airlines' Operating 1 A340 Or Similar..i.e.:  
User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 27
Posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3685 times:

Why does Etihad only operate (1) A343?

What other major airlines operate just (1) of an a/c? Dare I ask "why" and open up a can of worms...

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User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3670 times:

Here is a few examples....

PB Air - 1x 767-300ER (Currently now stored and going to moving to Viva Macau)
Air Namibia - 1x A340-300
Air Namibia - 1x MD11 (For UPS)
Nationwide - 1x 767-300ER

And although not a widebody, Ghana Int'l only operate a single 757

I think in Etihad's case, they just needed a widebody for expansion, and a A340 was available at the time, so they got it

It's easier for airlines such as Etihad and Air Nambia to operate a single aircraft of a type as they have more than one widebody to replace it incase of a fault or incident which means it cannot fly. It is a lot harder for airlines such as Nationwide to maintain on schedule if their single 767 is faulty!

(May I point out, my reply above is based on widebodies as I read the post wrong, to clear up any confusion  Wink)

Rob!

[Edited 2006-07-06 00:02:52]

User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3661 times:

Ghana Airlines only operate 1 x B752.  Wink


One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineThering From Brazil, joined Jun 2006, 530 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3661 times:

First of all, there are o lot af airlines that has only one aircraft on it's fleet, so, all og them would be here.
Considering airlines that have a bigger fleet, here are some examples:

Pluna Uruguai:
1x 767-300ER
1x 757-200

VARIG

1x 737-500

Qatar Airways

1x A310-300
1x A340-500

Royal Air Maroc

1x 747-400

Royal Brunei

1x 757-200



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User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3644 times:

Quoting Thering (Reply 3):

Royal Brunei

1x 757-200

Royal Brunei do not operate the 757 anymore. Their fleet is only a mix of 763's, A320's and A319's  Smile

Quoting Thering (Reply 3):
Qatar Airways

1x A310-300
1x A340-500

These two aircraft are operated for Qatar Amiri Flight so it is slightly different as they do not need to maintain a schedule as much as an airline would  Smile
QR also operate a single A340-200  Smile

Rob!  wave 


User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3626 times:

Air Madrid operates 1 A340-300 and 1 A310, soon they will operate two A340-300s though.


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User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3442 times:

Quoting B742 (Reply 1):
Air Namibia - 1x A340-300

SW will soon receive a second A340-300.



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User currently offlineDkny From Ethiopia, joined Mar 2004, 714 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3360 times:

Eritrean Airlines operates a single 767-200ER

User currently offlineHentzz From Estonia, joined Mar 2006, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3351 times:

Lufthansa is operating only 2 A330-200, which is quite few for their fleet seize and they used to operate a single B767-300ER

[Edited 2006-07-06 11:16:46]

User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3335 times:

Quoting DIA (Thread starter):
Dare I ask "why" and open up a can of worms

In many cases, we are talking about a small airline with a limited fleet - for example, Air Namibia operates only two longhaul aircraft and are just intergrating the A343 into their fleet - thus the odd 1 MD11 and 1 A343 situation.

In other cases, say Qatar, to get operations up and running they leased in or acquired various airplanes of various types and took what was available on the market.....as the airline begins recieving its newly built airplanes, the fleet will be rationalized with the 1 airplane fleets being disposed of.

There are cases where an airline will have a small fleet to operate a specific route - SQ, for example, operates only five A345s in a fleet dominated by 777s and 744s in order to operate the two ULH routes from SIN to EWR and LAX.


User currently offlineNewSky From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3323 times:

Do Emirates still operate the single A310?

User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3246 times:

Quoting Hentzz (Reply 8):
2 A330-200

I think it's down to one now? D-AIMD?



No Vueling No Party
User currently offlinePsimpson From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3204 times:

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 5):
Air Madrid operates 1 A340-300 and 1 A310, soon they will operate two A340-300s though.

Air Madrid i am not certain will be getting a second A340-300 anytime soon though i may be wrong, they do operate 1 A330-300 which was the former Aer Lingus aircraft EI-SHN and may already be operating a second A330-300 this one being a former LTU aircraft.


User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3198 times:

Quoting Psimpson (Reply 12):
Air Madrid i am not certain will be getting a second A340-300 anytime soon though i may be wrong, they do operate 1 A330-300 which was the former Aer Lingus aircraft EI-SHN and may already be operating a second A330-300 this one being a former LTU aircraft.

At the end of the summer Air Madrid will be taking delivery of a second ex Air France A340-300. They now operate two A330-300's after the delivery of the ex LTU bird in June.



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User currently offlineHentzz From Estonia, joined Mar 2006, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3091 times:

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 11):
I think it's down to one now? D-AIMD?

I don't really know, their website shows 2 but it's probably ageing and not accurate.


User currently offlineYellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6222 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3009 times:

Air Jamaica operate 2 A340's...don't BWIA jsut have one A340?


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User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks ago) and read 2932 times:

Quoting Yellowtail (Reply 15):
Air Jamaica operate 2 A340's...don't BWIA jsut have one A340?

BWIA has two, one ex Air Canada and one ex Virgin Atlantic. The ex Air Canada one is painted in full BWIA livery and flies to LHR and the ex Virgin is in a white scheme with BWIA titles and flies to MAN.



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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31123 posts, RR: 85
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks ago) and read 2928 times:
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It looks like Finnair only operates one A343, though they have three more on order.

User currently offlinePsimpson From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2829 times:

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 16):
BWIA has two, one ex Air Canada and one ex Virgin Atlantic. The ex Air Canada one is painted in full BWIA livery and flies to LHR and the ex Virgin is in a white scheme with BWIA titles and flies to MAN.

BWIA have stopped flying to Manchester, and during the past week the ex Virgin A340-300 9Y-JIL has been flying the Toronto service on at least 2 occasions.


User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3313 posts, RR: 40
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2813 times:

I completely forget the name of the airline (it has orange and white colours) which only has one or two a340's.

Does anyone remember the name. Sorry Ive completely forgotten it!



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User currently offlineAirGabon From Switzerland, joined Dec 2003, 886 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2782 times:

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 19):
I completely forget the name of the airline (it has orange and white colours) which only has one or two a340's.

Does anyone remember the name. Sorry Ive completely forgotten it!

Maybe it's Conviasa (Venezuela) with one ex-Air Europa A342?


User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3313 posts, RR: 40
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2741 times:

Quoting AirGabon (Reply 20):
Maybe it's Conviasa (Venezuela) with one ex-Air Europa A342?

 checkmark  Yea thats it, thanks  Smile I knew it started with C or V but I couldn't find it in the airlines list on the picture search page.

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1045237/M/

It looks quite good in it's colours. I thnink they only have one at the moment and as AirGabon mentioned, it is a340-200. Will they be recieving any more a340's?



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