Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4179 posts, RR: 35 Posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3450 times:
Summary of a longer article (in German):
- development far better than planned, overall loads at 82-83%, Economy a whooping 98%
- fleet target of 25 widebodies by 2011 once again confirmed
- first target used widebodies
- new frames on the agenda, order till 2009 planned as current prices are seen as too high
- considered are planes such as B777, B787, A340 (please note: such as just means planes in this size-class, it clearly does NOT give any indication about their preference)
Shows that Oasis appears to be on the right way. I maintain what I said months ago: they are fast becoming a potential customer for the A380.
Hamlet69 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2770 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3393 times:
Quoting LTU932 (Reply 1): Curious though that the 747-8I isn't under consideration for them.
From the thread starter:
Quoting Flying-Tiger (Thread starter): - considered are planes such as B777, B787, A340 (please note: such as just means planes in this size-class, it clearly does NOT give any indication about their preference)
Clearly, they are just in the beginning stages of formalizing their RFP. I would expect all candidates from 787 on up to be considered at this point in time.
DfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1061 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2380 times:
Quoting YLWbased (Reply 5): very unlikely, but things changes everyday tho.
Very unlikely that Oasis will order the 747-8, or very unlikely that they said they would order the 747-8? Oasis did say they would likely order new-build 747 which can only be 747-8I. Is there any particular reason you feel they are "very likely" to not do so in the future?
YLWbased From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2006, 883 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2199 times:
Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 7): Is there any particular reason you feel they are "very likely" to not do so in the future?
accroding to O8's plan, the money for "new built" a/c are coming from listing the company on stock market. but the project has been put on hold (for an unknown period of time). so before they get their public listing project sorted out, they won't be ordering new a/c. they simply doesn't hv the money right now.