kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12291 posts, RR: 35 Posted (3 years 1 month 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3333 times:
I was reading in the new issue of Airways (CAL A340/BR 77W on the cover) that EVA Air is supposed to be adding three A330-300s to its fleet in the near future; has anyone heard anything about this. I hadn't heard about it (and I'm usually aware of new A330 operators!)
brenintw From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1556 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 month 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2708 times:
Makes sense for BR to add the -300 for the TSA routes. Flights from TSA need seats, not legs. CI is flying the -300 from TSA currently, GE will be flying the -300 from later this year (IIRC). NH and JL are flying the 767-300.
BR is at a disadvantage with the -200 from TSA, especially long-haul configured -200s. TSA will remain a regional, business airport, so -300s will add precious seats for BR.
I'm tired of the A vs. B sniping. Neither make planes that shed wings randomly!
trex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 4424 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (3 years 1 month 18 hours ago) and read 2146 times:
Quoting PM (Reply 5): EVA have GE on their A330s and GECAS just ordered a dozen -300s from Airbus.
But this Gecas order isn't likely to meet the BR timeframe unless Gecas picked up some slots canceled by someone else -? Flyington, but would GE be able to provide engines that quickly anyway? IIRC the Flyington planes were Pratt.
CI are taking the Roller powered VS planes on lease so being GE powered may not be a must for BR either. Interesting to see what Transasia will pick for their engines.
vfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 3826 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (3 years 1 month 18 hours ago) and read 2128 times:
I am surprised that TSA can accommodate so many A330s. From what I remember when flying from there, it is a rather small airport with limited gate capacity and a smallish apron (not so much the overall size, but the depth of it).
cloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2452 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (3 years 1 month 16 hours ago) and read 1975 times:
Quoting vfw614 (Reply 7): I am surprised that TSA can accommodate so many A330s. From what I remember when flying from there, it is a rather small airport with limited gate capacity and a smallish apron (not so much the overall size, but the depth of it).
They are not going to be there all at the same time are they? Duh~!