Ojas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2787 posts, RR: 23 Reply 11, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 14363 times:
Among the Indian routes, AMD,CCU,HYD are strong contenders for the A333, as the B772 on these routes are an overkill at times. These 3 cities may rise up to daily, as opposed to the current 3 and 4weekly flights.
Also I'm not sure if the morning flight of BOM would see the A333. If the loads were poor I do not know why don't they operate the B772? However assuming that SQ will get a better J class then the existing Raffles class, there is a chance at BOM as well.
SQ will now get a flexibility to operate an ac of lower capacity than the B772.
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Ojas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2787 posts, RR: 23 Reply 19, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 12962 times:
Quoting Keesje (Reply 15): Not sure. It seems more efficient on routes up to 10.000 km / 5500 nm with the same capasity.
I was thinking on the lines that on many routes SQ are forced to operate a B777 when it is not required. Ex: ATQ, AMD etc. Now instead of operating a 3 weekly B777; the A333 gives them a flexibility of operating a daily flight however with a lower per day capacity. We do know how efficient the A333 aircraft is, but I was talking in the context of the seats it offered and the tweaking of schedules the A333 will do.
PM From India, joined Feb 2005, 6717 posts, RR: 65 Reply 21, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 12463 times:
In recent months we've seen the first A330s for Avianca, Aeroflot, Air Asia X (first new-build), Kingfisher and - once they've painted one - Mexicana. Now Singapore and very soon thereafter Thai (first -343), Finnair, Afriqiyah, Swiss (first -343), US Airways (first -243) and then the first -200F. Loads of new A330 operators!