SeaBosDca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 6890 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3175 times:
Neither. Although, all else equal, the A332 is slightly better.
The route is well outside the comfortable range of the 763ER with a meaningful payload. The A332 can probably fly the route eastbound with a full load of passengers (but no cargo, which is usually important on African routes), but will face restrictions westbound.
The proper plane for this route will be a 787-8 or -9.
FlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2723 times:
You need a 777-200ER or 777-200LR. Both A332 and 763ER are outside of their comfort zone on this route. An A340-500 would work too, I would figure, fuel debates aside. I doubt you would or could fill a 748 or A346 or 77W on this route for some time, at least. Not daily. As mentioned, 787 would be great (as would, I imagine, an A358).
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