VivaGunners From Italy, joined Oct 2000, 363 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 849 times:
Because of astronomic fuel prices ALITALIA has got serious economic problems and they had to cut some Italian and int'l routes this winter ( many flights on Naples , Bari and int'l Rome FCO-Addis Abeba and from Milan MXP to Sydney,Nairobi,Addis Abeba and Bangkok had all been cancelled). This situation had also probably influeced ALITALIA decision to cancel the 5 orders for B.747-400 and to convert them into 6 orders for the cheaper (price,fuel,maintenance) B.777-200ER.
I heard also British Airways has got similar problems,they will probably cut their fleet of 767-300s.
Somebody know something more detailed on BA situation?
QantasA330 From Iraq, joined Dec 2000, 306 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 838 times:
I know that BA is pulling all 747-200s and some 747-400s. Some Us routes will be kept open (747-400 flights). Denver will remain 747-400 while Phoenix and San Diego will go to 777-200ER. I have heard nothing about the retirement of 767-300s, although I have heard that BA may send more of them to Qantas (who already have a handful of BA 763s).