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Kingfisher Sells Remaining A345's  
User currently offlineOldAeroGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3477 posts, RR: 67
Posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 13841 times:

It appears that Kingfisher has sold all their A245's.

http://www.livemint.com/2009/03/1622...ingfisher-in-course-correctio.html


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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30641 posts, RR: 84
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 13681 times:
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I know they are not getting their A380s as originally scheduled next year due to the program delays, but I am guessing we'll see a deferment sooner rather then later.

User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 3964 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 13613 times:

The article is a bit confusing:

"Manufacturer Airbus has sold to West Asian airlines two A340s ordered by the carrier for its foreign routes"

"Aircraft maker Airbus SAS has sold two A340 passenger planes meant for delivery to Kingfisher Airlines Ltd to government buyers in West Asia, an executive at the European plane manufacturer said."


So who is the buyer? An Airline (as per the headline) or a government (as per the text of the article)? And if an Indian says "Western Asia", what area does this cover?

[Edited 2009-03-18 10:01:03]

User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7481 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 13506 times:

I think that they talking about Govt use.

User currently onlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3097 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 13494 times:



Quoting Vfw614 (Reply 2):
And if an Indian says "Western Asia", what area does this cover?

West Asia would usually refer to what is better known as the Middle East.... smile 


User currently offlineRedFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4315 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 13494 times:

The article's tenor is very grim with regards to Kingfisher, but it's hard to ignore how its once grand plans have stalled completely.

Quoting Stitch (Reply 1):
I know they are not getting their A380s as originally scheduled next year due to the program delays, but I am guessing we'll see a deferment sooner rather then later.

Or perhaps an outright cancellation. Wasn't there a thread a few weeks ago discussing how rumors in the industry were pointing to at least one customer that was going to can their A380 order?



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User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2696 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 13394 times:

West Asia could be (acc. wikipedia):

Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Cyprus
Gaza
Georgia
Iraq
Israel
Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Syria
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
Palestine
Yemen

Seems as if the A340 became a very popular Governmental plane, similiar to what the B 707 used to be.


User currently offlineRICARDOAB From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 12447 times:

Could the carrier be Armavia as mentioned a few months ago?

User currently offlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 2967 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 11069 times:



Quoting RICARDOAB (Reply 7):
Could the carrier be Armavia as mentioned a few months ago?

Good chance, as they have been looking into getting an 340 to go to LA.



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User currently offlineGulfstreamFXR From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 1 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 8873 times:

So if he sells the Airbus slots , Do you think he'll sell his G-II as well?

User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 10, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 8658 times:

Quoting RedFlyer (Reply 5):
Quoting Stitch (Reply 1):
I know they are not getting their A380s as originally scheduled next year due to the program delays, but I am guessing we'll see a deferment sooner rather then later.

Or perhaps an outright cancellation. Wasn't there a thread a few weeks ago discussing how rumors in the industry were pointing to at least one customer that was going to can their A380 order?

I've heard on the grapevine that they are in the process of doing just that - selling their slots to an existing customer, so I hear.

Fingers crossed it is BA, but I think it is going to be QF.

Re the A345s - these are going to the Omani royal flight so I'm told.

[Edited 2009-03-19 01:08:24]


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User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2696 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 8310 times:



Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 10):
Re the A345s - these are going to the Omani royal flight so I'm told.

Thanks for the information. So we don't have to speculate any longer.
I wonder if they want to replace one of their B 747s (1 x B 747-400, 1x B 747SP):

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User currently offlineScouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3384 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 8291 times:



Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 10):
I've heard on the grapevine that they are in the process of doing just that - selling their slots to an existing customer, so I hear.

By selling their slots do you mean that the new customer will increase their order by 5 (meaning that the net sales of the A380 remain the same) or move some of their further away planes forwards for earlier delivery (meaning an overall net of -5 for the A380)?


User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 13, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 8065 times:



Quoting Scouseflyer (Reply 12):
Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 10):
I've heard on the grapevine that they are in the process of doing just that - selling their slots to an existing customer, so I hear.

By selling their slots do you mean that the new customer will increase their order by 5 (meaning that the net sales of the A380 remain the same) or move some of their further away planes forwards for earlier delivery (meaning an overall net of -5 for the A380)?

I mean the slots are being sold as new aircraft, to an existing customer, meaning that net orders will not go down, but overall number of users will.

I'm trying to find out where they are going. I'll let you know if i hear anything concrete.



What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offlineScouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3384 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 7955 times:



Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 13):
I mean the slots are being sold as new aircraft, to an existing customer, meaning that net orders will not go down, but overall number of users will.

I'm trying to find out where they are going. I'll let you know if i hear anything concrete.

Thanks, the best outcome of a cancellation that we could end with. My thoughts are BA


User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4387 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6407 times:

I only hope they will no replace a 74SP - while they are the ideal replacement a 74SP is such a special view.

User currently offlineCloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2454 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4878 times:



Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 10):
Re the A345s - these are going to the Omani royal flight so I'm told.

My immediate thought was "Um~ Wouldn't it be funny if it was Qatar Amiri who's taking these planes?". Oh well at least they have found a home and will be built.



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 17, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4629 times:

Sad case watching 9W & IT reduce their fleet in trouble times.
regds
MEL.



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User currently onlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3097 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4144 times:



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 17):
Sad case watching 9W & IT reduce their fleet in trouble times.

But better to see them doing that today, so that they're around to watch (and fly on) tomorrow.... Big grin


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21478 posts, RR: 60
Reply 19, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4022 times:



Quoting Scouseflyer (Reply 14):
Thanks, the best outcome of a cancellation that we could end with. My thoughts are BA

I'm thinking SQ or KE.



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User currently offlineViasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1870 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3747 times:

One of the Kingfisher A340-500 will go to Tunis Air!!!

User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 3964 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3500 times:

That would be quite a stretch "Western Asia"-wise  Smile

User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3385 times:

Viasa , have you a link concerning Tunis Air ?

User currently offlineR2rho From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2587 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2709 times:



Quoting Viasa (Reply 20):
One of the Kingfisher A340-500 will go to Tunis Air!!!



Quoting FCKC (Reply 22):
Viasa , have you a link concerning Tunis Air ?

I too have heard the rumor that Airbus was in negotiations with them, is this now almost official?


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8664 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2507 times:

Maybe Tunis Air will get the slots but oman air seems to fit the need for used a/c as their 747's are all used.

KH



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