Cba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3 Posted (14 years 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 328 times:
Air France operates both 777-200's and A340-300's. These aircraft have near identical capacities, and identical range. I know that AF bought a large number of A340's when they were govt. owned (don't start an A vs. B war), and then they placed an order for 777's a few years later. My question is, what makes them choose an A340 over a 777 or vice-versa?
A350-200 From France, joined Oct 2000, 150 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (14 years 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 226 times:
Agree with SNPilot: 340-200/300 are a not so similar to 777s.
777-200 seem to replace the old 747 classic: I guess AF had a "777 Best Of Menu" obtaining a nice price on the 777-300s. Adding 777s orders roughly equals 747 classics that have to be retired.
777 are carying more pax than the 340s, and also have more high yield passengers seats.
And I don't think 340-600s would be available as early as 777-300 ! These latter will be quite close...
Too bad that AF doesn't order the 346 ...
Anyway wait and see how the A3XX will be fitted !