Etihad Wants Airbus Discounts
06/13/2007, page 12
Etihad Airways appears to prefer discounts on future orders over cash compensation for the delay in the Airbus A380 deliveries.
"We are looking at the benefits on future orders," CEO James Hogan told Bloomberg News, a statement that implies Etihad will go with Airbus in its next expansion phase. The airline placed orders for four A380s, the first of which is due to arrive in 2009. But Hogan wants to push back the delivery date, saying the airline has to mature first before it can absorb the additional capacity (DAILY, May 11). -JF
Looks like Airbus will get some additional sales from Etihad. Potential good news for the program.
Jpax From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1020 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2510 times:
So Etihad wants compensation discounts for the delay, yet at the same time they are going to push back the delivery date because they do not want them yet? Sounds like a win-win situation for Etihad. Cheaper aircraft on their own schedule.
Asturias From Spain, joined Apr 2006, 2157 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1782 times:
Quoting MIgAiR54 (Reply 8): my first post, i´ve been reading this forum for years and i decided it´s time for me to join
¡Bienvenido a a.net!
There are never too many Spanish members here.
Quoting MIgAiR54 (Reply 8): IMO again b-787-8 is a better option for Ethiad,
Perhaps, but now that they can get discounts then the A350XWB seems to be a logical choice over the B787.. Besides, there may not be any convenient slots for Etihad at Boeing right now, unless they ramp up production of the 787. The line is still far shorter for the 350, even if it is to EIS much later than the 787.