keesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (4 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 6628 times:
The airlines says they airline may have to wait until next year to find out if Airbus can meet Vietnam's desired operating specifications, but "if they can commit earlier we can conclude [the deal] earlier".
timboflier215 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1334 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 6369 times:
The article mentions that BA are the first airline to get the heavier version with more range in 2013. Is this due to the fact that they deferred their order, or did they defer their order so that their A380's would have more range?
Quoting flylot (Reply 2): what routes will they use the airplane on?
The article mentions USA flights. I would also guess SYD and Japan?
FCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3490 times:
CDG should be the first A380 route for VN.
Expect in a few years , USA , especially LAX , when trafic will have growth.
Deliveries should not beginn before 2014.Time enough for VN to build an American network.
Don't forget VN will become an Asian dragon.
They've been talking about US routes for years - right back to the time they first got their 777s, which is quite a few years ago now - and still nothing. I don't think it's a bilateral issue, because access was sorted out and a bilateral signed when Bill Clinton visited Vietnam on a state visit. Surely, SGN-LAX/SFO would work for them.