Adam84 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1400 posts, RR: 2 Posted (15 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1335 times:
I was looking at flights for my trip to paris this summer, and I saw a itinerary for
a USAirways flight from Philadelphia to CDG on an A330, when is USAirways supposed to be acquiring these aircraft, and when they do I would really like to see a picture of it in their colors.
Pilot21 From Ireland, joined Oct 1999, 1421 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (15 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1085 times:
The first A330 is due to arrive from Toulouse to USairways in December of this year, with a further 6 arriving throughout 2000. Depending on the time it arrives you may see it operating the busy Christmas season, and from next year you'll see a lot more of them.
Philly phlyer From United States of America, joined May 1999, 317 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (15 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1001 times:
You stated that "US Airways delayed the start of service for the A-330." This is true, but it is because Airbus is falling behind on its delivery schedules not by US Airways choice. US Airways wants more wide-bodies as soon as they can get them (they've been looking for used 767s in GOOD CONDITION all year). They're loosing business due to aircraft shortages every day.
Airbus is learning a lesson that Boeing learned 18 months ago. That lesson is that selling more aircraft is one thing, ramping up production and delivering those same jets is another.