IndianGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 986 times:
No, i dont think the A300/310's are going out so soon. My national carrier, which already opeartes a sizable fleet of 310s is scouting for more of them. And even if they are retired from pax service, they shall continue to be around in the form of freighters.
TWAneedsNOhelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 978 times:
Hey Roy (?)
Trust me amigo, I'm not worried. I think the plane is pretty ugly anyway. You do know however that AI is quite in the unique in that they're looking for the three one o. They should have no trouble. Most airlines are shopping theirs pretty agressively. In fact the new 767-400 programme could benefit well from the airlines retirement.
No YYC From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 964 times:
Charter carriers are picking up the 310 quite often. First of all, its cheap, a widebody and great for trancontinental flights from thin markets. A perfect mix for both charter passengers and companies. The 310 isn't going anywhere, its just going into a different market.
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (15 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 959 times:
AI has no plans to retire their A310-300s (8 of them at last count). They are an excellent aircraft for the markets that AI deploys them on (Middle East and Far East) and the fact that they are now becoming cheaply available is prompting AI to look to expand the fleet to 16 by taking more of them on dry lease.
The A310-200s on the other hand are best suited to cargo. What absolute clunkers!
Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 390 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (15 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 934 times:
the A310 is my favourite airliner of all time i dont think anything as beautiful will come out ever again, i love its stocky appearence and its in a league of its own unlike the not so appealing Boeings its really sad airlines a replacing them seems like its still with the times to me