MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 34365 posts, RR: 70 Posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 2589 times:
Just some guesses (assuming LH orders the A380, which I say they will)...
LHR: Virgin, Emirates, Qantas, Singapore, Qatar
MIA: Virgin, Air France, Lufthansa
JFK: Virgin, Air France, Emirates, Qatar(?)
SFO: Virgin, Qantas, Singapore
LAX: Virgin, Qantas, Singapore, Air France, Lufthansa
EWR: Air France
SYD: Qantas, Emirates, Singapore(?)
MEL: Qantas, Singapore(?)
HKG: Air France, Virgin
NRT: Air France, Lufthansa
YUL: Air France
Airplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2510 times:
If SAA ever orders A380s (if they haven't already) then ATL and Ft.Lauderdale might see them if SAA were to fly them to North America. JFK would also see them from SAA if SAA ordered A380s and they flew them to North America. That would be great to see some A380s in ATL! Korean Air flies to ATL and if they ordered A380s, they might fly them to ATL and a lot of other US cities.
Kartik97 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 61 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2485 times:
I wonder how LAX will cope with the A380. Unless the planned expansion happens, which at the moment, has heavy heavy opposition, it will be tough to find a place to park at the gate since the terminals are so cramped together.
PolAir From United States of America, joined May 2001, 893 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2459 times:
U guys forgot about CX and US cariers. UA, DL, AA maybe wont get A380 at the beggining, but eventually they will all get them.
Lets just say that A380 will be seen at about every airport that operates 747 now.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 34365 posts, RR: 70
Reply 12, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2430 times:
CX isn't ordering the A380, at least not yet. So far, the people who are ordering them make sense. AF and SQ order every type of large aircraft there is, Emirates and Qatar want to improve thier prestige (though Emirates is about as prestige as it gets), FedEx can use the cargo room, Qantas can really use them on long-hauls, and Virgin, well Branson always wants to be on top. Then there is the leasing company, which will obviusly lease them to carriers. I could see CX ordering the A380, along with LH. Maybe Iberia (they are getting Airbus-motivated and also seem to order everything and anything - 767, A340, 747, DC10; plus, they can really use the capacity on thier all-important MIA-MAD route), South African, Saudi Arabian (money, money, money), and I am sure a Japanesse airline or two will order one. Don't look for any American carriers to order it, they don't seem to like jumbo planes, and I wouldn't expect Boeing-loving Korean Air to order them either.
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 9018 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2382 times:
Delta, American and Continental will never operate the A380. Their fleets are to be centered with 737NG, 757/767, and 777. Delta has even said they do not need a 747s capacity, which is smaller than an A380.
United I think also won't be ordering it, as their long haul fleet has almost 50 747s, which means I think extra 747s would be in order for United as it keeps costs down.