Mptpa From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 549 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3576 times:
I think they will cancel a "symbolic" quantity like 10, and order 20 B748i. They got a good deal and possibly some compensations, so the unit cost of the frame is peobably attractive, and if the a/c performs well and the industry does not suddently nose dive into another slump, the a/c would have good resale value. They could either start a leasing arm (a la SALE) or use it for a LCC... we shall see.
Speedbird747BA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3369 times:
Quoting Soundtrack (Thread starter): Interestingly, EK if they cancel A380s and order a pax version of the 748 will be by far the biggest customer of both Jumbos!
Yes!!! The 380 would fit EKs routes very well, but there is simply not enought teaffic to sustain 43 380s in and out of EKs airports. Sooo, i think EK will expand routes in a HUGE way, or swith to the 748. Interestingly, EK has also ordered tons of 777s.