PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 12095 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 35072 times:
Quote: Air China said in a statement the planes' combined list price is around US$1.54 billion, but it didn't disclose the actual purchase price. The company added that Boeing had granted it "significant price concessions."
US$1.54 billion is five times the list price of a 748i, and secondly they got a significant discount, both of which makes me think it's the passenger variant.
Not surprised by them being the 748i if this is right; as Air China seem to order a few of everything it was virtually inevitable. All I'm left wondering is how long it'll be until they order 5 A388s to balance things up
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BN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5638 posts, RR: 50
Reply 10, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 34830 times:
From the article...
...five 747-8 aircraft that will expand its fleet capacity by 6.6%.
.....the planes' combined list price is around US$1.54 billion, but it didn't disclose the actual purchase price. The company added that Boeing had granted it "significant price concessions..."
These can only be passenger versions from what I'm seeing here.
Same price as this thread dated a 15 months ago.
Korean Air To Buy Five Boeing 747-8s Worth $1.5 Bl posted Thu Dec 3 2009 23:36:11 by Geardown
And most likely they hold options equal in number. My guess is China Airlines from Taiwan will be next to come online... the aircraft is undisputedly a perfect fit for the 744 replacements on their TPE-North America routes, particularly to JFK. Perhaps even opening YYZ. Seems like there's always been an unspoken rivalry between CA (Air China) and CI (China Airlines), although the proverbial political wall is almost gone.. the are very aware of the others' goings-on. I don't see CI sitting on their hands too much longer.
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jtdieffen From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 183 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 34114 times:
Excellent news! I'm glad to see a new order for the Intercontinental. I'm surprised that no one has yet mentioned the fact that this is the first order for the -8i from an airline which does not currently have the A380 on order. Apparently there is still a little appeal in the old girl!
dfambro From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 404 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 33958 times:
Great to see another order!
Quoting PlanesNTrains (Reply 12): Not exactly a "ringing" endorsement of the program, but nice nonetheless. I'm sure LH is just as happy as Boeing. An order for more than a token amount would be much more encouraging.
Well, they never ordered more than 5 744s at a time either *shrug*. Many airlines order their VLAs in small batches. Even LH never ordered more than 5 744s at a time. It is the 20-frame 748 order that is the outlier.