China Eastern Plans Huge Plane Orders
Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4167 posts, RR: 35 Posted Sun Dec 16 2007 11:59:29 UTC (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2720 times:
* Plans to buy 40 A320 aircraft, similar number of Boeing 737s
* To expand fleet by 53 percent to 322 aircraft by 2010
* In talks with Boeing on compensation for 787 delay
* Long-haul international routes in loss, so won't buy A380s
Means that by now we have three carriers which have announced what aircraft they want to take from the recent CASC order:
- China Eastern 40 A320
- Shanghai Airlines 10 A320
- China Southern 10 A330-200
OHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted
Sun Dec 16 2007 12:00:50 UTC (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2718 times:
Which routes are those?
OceansWorld From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted
Sun Dec 16 2007 12:11:25 UTC (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2667 times:
Do you mean all long-haul routes, or just those making loss ?
Here are some of MU long-haul destinations: CDG, LHR, YVR, LAX.
Quite an expansion in 2-3 years.
Lumberton From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 4708 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted
Sun Dec 16 2007 12:36:32 UTC (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2551 times:
Are there any 737s left for the Chinese government to allocate?
"When all is said and done, more will be said than done".
FRNT787 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1334 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted
Sun Dec 16 2007 15:44:58 UTC (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2307 times:
Quoting Lumberton ( Reply 3): Are there any 737s left for the Chinese government to allocate
I have been wondering the same thing. If not, I expect a 150 aircraft order going to Boeing in 2008.
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