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SAS New Airbus A330  
User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Posted (14 years 10 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2439 times:

Hello people.

First of all, are the four A330-300s and six A340-300s ordered by SAS Scandinavian intended to replace their current B767 fleet? Where will the new planes arrive?

If yes, I reckon they would opt for the A330-300s to fly into South East Asia due to its economic over A340s which is designed for ultra long range flights like HKG-JFK or something.

CPH-BKK currently is flown by the B767. Does the A330-300 have the enough range to fly CPH-BKK? The range that Airbus said the A333 has is some 10,500km. I believe CPH-BKK doesn't exceed the latter but people say that when airliners are fully loaded they are incapable of flying the range promised and if this is the case, does that mean the A340 will fly this route?

When the A330 series and A340 series are fully loaded, is their range on their technical sheet achievable?

I really appreciate your response and please forgive my ignorance and correct my mistakes if any.

Airbus Lover

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User currently offlineFBWless From Sweden, joined Feb 2000, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 10 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2343 times:

SAS intend to use the A330s on North American routes like:


The west coast US and Asian routes will get the A340.

User currently offlineBrenjoro_QF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 10 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2301 times:

YAY - We get the A340
( i know that Aust wont get it but i can now catch a flight with QF and SK)

User currently offlineRaggi From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 1008 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (14 years 10 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2271 times:

Make that four 333s and seven 343s.


Stick & Rudder
User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (14 years 10 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2249 times:

My mistake, thanks Raggi.

Anyone have any idea about airliners being capable of flying the range on the spec. fully loaded? Any1 kno the distance between CPH and BKK?

User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (14 years 10 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2211 times:

Don't forget that SAS has another 6 options for A330/A340's. Hopefully SAS will use them all.


Just like birdwatching - without having to be so damned quiet!
User currently offlineFBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (14 years 10 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2170 times:

The first 340 was delivered a couple of days ago.
The SAS A-330 has the range to fly BKK-CPH in normal wind conditions which are mainly westerly.Too strong headwinds,though,and you've got a fuel stop enroute on your hands.The CPH-BKK sector is no problem.
The A-330 was originally intended to be delivered without crew bunks,but because of the possibility of the A-330 being occasionally set to operate the CPH-BKK-CPH route,the decision was taken to have crew bunks installed from delivery.
And yes,it can do the sector with a full load of passengers,too.

"Luck and superstition wins all the time"!
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