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How Will Virgin's Fleet Outlook Change?  
User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4556 posts, RR: 5
Posted (15 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1895 times:

I was wondering what the forum thought of VS's new 747-400 acquistions. The airline now has 7 747-400s on order. The airline also has 8 A340-600s on order from Toulouse. Currently, the airline operates

6 747-400s
11 747-200s
10 A340-300s

The 8 A340-600s were thought to be 747-200 replacements, but now the airline will have the 747-400s entering the fleet before the A340-600s. Will this order make Virgin not take out the 10 options is has on the -600 line? Will they replace the 747-200s earlier than expected? Last but not least, how does this effect their 747X and A3XX future purchases? Also, for how long is the Air Atlanta 747-300 being leased?

"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
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User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1878 times:

I think Virgin is on the grow again!! It might be have something to do with BM going trans Atlantic.

User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8363 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (15 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1859 times:

I personally think that VS will phase out their 747-200 fleet once the A340-600's arrive.

The reason is simple: the A346 has the same seating capacity as the 742, but a lot more range. I expect them on flights such as ORD-LHR, the second LAX-LHR flight, and so on.

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