Transpac787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3252 posts, RR: 15 Posted (7 years 2 months 1 week ago) and read 2139 times:
Recently NW seems to have be changing some of their Asia ops around quite a bit. While checking loads for NRT next week, I noticed that NW7/8 on SEA-NRT now seems to be operated with an A333, in addition to the 3x weekly NW85/86 which is also an A333. Does anyone know why this is, and if it will stay this way??
SYfan100 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 590 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1791 times:
Northwest does have some Airbus 330-300s that do Asia operations now.
They toke over a few of the old Boeing 747-200 routes that went to Guam and Saipan I believe.
The Airbus 330-300 does seat a few more passengers then the Airbus 330-200 which allows it to takeover routes with more passenger demand like the Seattle to Tokyo route.
Keep in mind in general the difference between the Airbus 330-200 and Airbus 330-300 is that the Airbus 330-200 does fly further then the Airbus 330-300.
Also keep in mind Seattle is a Airbus 330 Maintance place besides MSP and DTW.