DeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 22 Posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 3547 times:
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA - news), the world's largest plane maker, on Thursday said it had booked a firm order for five 747-400 jumbo jets to an unnamed buyer.
Seattle-based Boeing lists the 416-seat 747-400 at $200 million per unit, though catalog prices are routinely discounted.
The unidentified buyer will hold a press conference on Monday, said a spokesman for Boeing.
Boeing has now booked orders for 11 747-400s so far this year and a total of 133 commercial jet orders across its product family, though cancellations and order conversions reduce the net total to 106.
Boeing last year booked a total of 609 commercial jet orders, though executives have predicted slower sales in 2001.
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DTW/ORD Fan! From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 288 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week ago) and read 3013 times:
SailorOrion, Northwest was the only CONFIRMED 747-400 customer this year. THEY orded the 2 named 744's.
I would not be suprised to see Northwest ordering more this early!! Honestly.
It could be JAL, Alitalia, etc. I know Malaysian has some on order, not sure how many though.
It might be Quantas!! It'sa good bet!
Johnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (13 years 4 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2900 times:
perhaps it´s Lufthansa after all, trying to appease boeing for a soon order of the a-380!!!!!! just kiddin´
however, flight international (3-9 april) states that LH is reported to have signed a letter of intent for 10 firm oders plus 15 options.
however, i doubt it´s alitalia, before they get 744s, i assume they´d get their 773 which they´ve got options on.
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Dynkrisolo From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1863 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (13 years 4 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2891 times:
Among the airlines being speculated, I can tell you with certainty that it would not be Alitalia. Alitalia ordered 5 B744s last year, but after the failed merger with KLM, they switched to the B772ERs with options on the B773ER.