Quote: EgyptAir is not interested in the Airbus A380, insisting that the aircraft type is too large for its operations.
The Cairo-based flag-carrier, while battling a capacity crisis in the wake of the unrest in the country, is still carrying out fleet planning to 2015 and 2020.
EgyptAir holding company chairman Hussein Massoud says that the airline is examining the Airbus A350 and the Boeing 787.
But he says the A380 is too large for the carrier's routes. "Airbus tried to bring this idea to us," he said, speaking during a briefing today.
Asiaflyer From Singapore, joined May 2007, 1092 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4688 times:
Quoting LuftyMatt (Reply 10): Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 8):
IMO any operator not useing the B747-400 is unlikely to go for the A380.
Kingfisher, Air Austral, QR, EK, EY
Add CZ and Skymark to that group as well. Makes it to about half of the A380s orderbook.
Quoting LuftyMatt (Reply 6): Not a chance, MS are saying that the 77W and A333 are too much capacity for them at the moment. They're considering leasing out the 777's and are deffering deivery of the A333's
That is more due to the current political turmoil than anything else.
Once the political situation stabilise, MS will need their planes on order.
directorguy From Egypt, joined Jul 2008, 1626 posts, RR: 11 Reply 15, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3126 times:
A lot of it has to do with Egypt's location. With Europe & the Middle East easily doable with narrowbodies (although many markets have matured to A330& 77W level service), there aren't any markets that are necessarily constricted that would warrant an A380 (like Canada is for EK, for example). That is not to say that there won't be A380s in Egypt-I expect airlines like EK, LH and SV if they ever order them to use them to CAI-and of course if airlines like BA and AF choose to order more A380s, then we might see them in CAI as well.
When 747s were introduced, it was not uncommon for airlines to operate only a handful of frames. As a result, a lot of airlines operated the 747. Nowadays, airlines won't order a type unless they need at least 5 of them-and I don't see MS going for 5 A380s, particularly seeing as they're happy with the 77Ws. In the long-term Factor in that the 738 is MS's narrowbody of choice.
Burkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4306 posts, RR: 2 Reply 19, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2591 times:
The current changes of the political situation, and the instability of the whole region, definitively have reduced their capacity needs. Even in th eoptimistic scenario that a stable government can be implemented by years end that is open to free world, free trade and free travel, it will take years to catch up. While I saw a remote chance for MS A388 around 2020 beforehand, now I don't see them before 2025.