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Vigrin Atlantic Buying More 744's  
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 6 months 9 hours ago) and read 1550 times:

NORWALK, Conn. -- Virgin Atlantic Airways plans to purchase five new Boeing Co. 747-400 aircraft in a transaction valued at more than $800 million.

The company said the new aircraft will be delivered direct from Boeing (BA) between March and June 2001 and will be used to increase Virgin Atlantic's route network and frequency to existing destinations.

Virgin Atlantic said it currently has 32 aircraft, 17 of them 747s, six of which are 400 series jets.

Virgin Atlantic is a unit of British entrepreneur Richard Branson's Virgin Express Holdings PLC (VIRGY). Singapore Airlines owns 49% of Virgin Atlantic.

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User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4553 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (15 years 6 months 8 hours ago) and read 1523 times:

Definately very interesting information!!

"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
User currently offlineFanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1657 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (15 years 6 months 8 hours ago) and read 1522 times:

That's great. Do you have any info on which routes they will be used on?

I like thier livery
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User currently offlineLamyl_hhlco From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 624 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (15 years 6 months 8 hours ago) and read 1518 times:

That's pretty cool!!
and how come they didn't purshase any Airbus for that occasion?

User currently offlineBoeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (15 years 6 months 8 hours ago) and read 1510 times:

Because the Big Boeing was better for them...

User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 6 months 8 hours ago) and read 1502 times:

I think it has something to do with delivery dates, and price then anything else!

User currently offline747firstclass From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (15 years 6 months 6 hours ago) and read 1487 times:

Perhaps this may have something to do with the eventaul renegotiation of Bermuda II. They realize that something will happen. So they are beefing up their equipment just as British Midland is doing.

User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8346 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (15 years 6 months 5 hours ago) and read 1482 times:

I have heard that the 744's that VS are getting were originally intended for AZ but when AZ ordered the 777-200ER (plus 777-300ER options), VS was able to get the planes quickly since Boeing had already started to build the 744's originally intended for AZ.

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