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EK And A330-300?  
User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12400 posts, RR: 37
Posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5671 times:

You may recall reports, a while back - before EK ordered the A350s - that it was also going to order a good number of A330-300s, as an interim measure (much like SQ did); however, as far as I can see, this came to nothing. Is it still being considered?

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User currently onlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30437 posts, RR: 84
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5505 times:
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I imagine it is still being considered, but a ~250t 787-10 would make a fantastic A330-300 replacement so EK might very well be waiting for Boeing to offer it and then will order it along with the 787-8 or 787-9, which would be the A330-200 replacement.

User currently offlineA350 From Germany, joined Nov 2004, 1100 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5236 times:

As long as EK seats 10 abreast in the T7s but not 9 abreast in the busses, it might after all be more economic to refurbish the oldest 777s and keep them in service longer than planned than purchasing A333s.

Just my  twocents 

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User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4679 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5190 times:



Quoting A350 (Reply 2):
As long as EK seats 10 abreast in the T7s but not 9 abreast in the busses, it might after all be more economic to refurbish the oldest 777s and keep them in service longer than planned than purchasing A333s.

They've already started selling some 777s:

Emirates Selling Three 777s (by A342 Sep 19 2007 in Civil Aviation)

That aside, I wonder why EK and EY haven't chosen the A333. On most of their flights, the A332's range isn't needed, and if filled, the A333 has a lower CASM. Trips cost should be about the same as A332.



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User currently offlineExcalibur From France, joined Dec 2007, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5072 times:



Quoting A342 (Reply 3):
I wonder why EK and EY haven't chosen the A333. On most of their flights, the A332's range isn't needed, and if filled, the A333 has a lower CASM. Trips cost should be about the same as A332.

I wonder that too... I think the A330-300X would perfectly fit their actual fleet, just as QR did, thus making an interesting interim solution before the EIS of the A350XWB. It could be an ideal replacement of the older non-ER 777s too.
 twocents 

Alex.



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User currently offlineEI321 From Iraq, joined Jul 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4908 times:

Im not sure they need more planes. They have tonnes of 777s on order.

User currently offlineAlangirvan From New Zealand, joined Nov 2000, 2106 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4871 times:

If lots of airlines take A330s as interim planes until their A350s arrive, there will be a lot of A330s being returned in 7 years time.

User currently offlineExcalibur From France, joined Dec 2007, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4837 times:



Quoting EI321 (Reply 5):
Im not sure they need more planes. They have tonnes of 777s on order.

I totally agree with you, but you know M.Clark galactic ambitions. Nothing is too much for EK! New Dubai airport, traffic expansion (explosion?) and lot of money... They want to be THE biggest. weightlifter 

Alex.



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User currently onlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30437 posts, RR: 84
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 4545 times:
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Quoting Alangirvan (Reply 6):
If lots of airlines take A330s as interim planes until their A350s arrive, there will be a lot of A330s being returned in 7 years time.

They will likely find new homes as it is still a desirable family of aircraft.


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