Surprise, surprise... After being the first airline to cancel their 787 order (3), Xiamen now orders 6 787's... Delivery starts 2014. Guess they kept their production slots after their initial cancellation
sw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6467 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (4 years 5 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 8043 times:
Excellent news! I hope it actually happens this time...but I forget, where could they possibly fly them? Must not be anywhere in their current network, as the further destinations are Seoul and Kuala Lumpur.
I wish Xiamen the best...in my mind, one of the better airlines in China. I look forward to flying them in a couple weeks on a trip to XMN.
frigatebird From Netherlands, joined Jun 2008, 1850 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (4 years 5 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 7533 times:
Quoting PanAm_DC10 (Reply 3): If the model is the 788 then they may have received some of the delivery slots that were freed up by either VN or KE who both converted their 788s to 789s earlier this year.
That is a possibility, although I would expect those vacant slots to be reallocated to existing orders for 788's. For example, according to NYC787's blog All things 787, frames previous allocated to KE were reassigned to AI (LN54) and NH (LN59).
But perhaps some of Air China's slots, which has also converted their 788s into -9s, have been reserved for other Chinese customers. Part of the deal perhaps
osiris30 From Barbados, joined Sep 2006, 3238 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (4 years 5 months 22 hours ago) and read 7051 times:
Quoting frigatebird (Reply 6): That is a possibility, although I would expect those vacant slots to be reallocated to existing orders for 788's. For example, according to NYC787's blog All things 787, frames previous allocated to KE were reassigned to AI (LN54) and NH (LN59).
Actually as we've seen that often is up to the airlines with later slots... Some may not want to move up the chain as there is pilot training, etc. But as with any order from China, it is likely far from normal.
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