American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4276 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6181 times:
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That's right. Air France was originally scheduled to receive the first A380 aircraft in the summer 2007 but with the six month delay in getting it ready for delivery, they (Air France) decided to postpone the delivery until the summer 2008 because it's the high season. There is no point for them in introducing a new big aircraft in the low season. Isn't JFK also on the list among the first destinations where the A380 will be introduced?
Columba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6113 times:
Just found this article about LH and the delivery of its first A380, guess that means that AF will get theirs later, too :
FRANKFURT (AFX) - Deutsche Lufthansa AG is to take delivery of its first A380 superjumbo jet from European aircraft maker Airbus with several months' delay 'in summer 2008,' a company spokesman said.
Originally, Lufthansa had been scheduled to take delivery of the first of a total 15 A380 jets in autumn 2007.
But then an initial delay set back the delivery date to the beginning of 2008.
'We're in close negotiations with Airbus. But they haven't given us any more details on the delivery timetable so far,' the spokesman said.
Lufthansa would still be the first European airline to have an A380 in service, he added.