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Why Air Jamaica A340s?  
User currently offline777kicksass From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2000, 668 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1299 times:

Wouldn't a333s be more economical? I don't think AJ have any routes which require the extra range so why not a330-300s? The twin engines are easier to maintain and they have the same capacity?!

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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39880 posts, RR: 74
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1226 times:

A340s look better!  Big thumbs up

Some airlines do consider astetics.
I can't wait till the day comes US carriers get there act together and buy A340s.

Four engines forever! ! ! !!

Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineMartin21 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 347 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1208 times:

superfly is right ! but i want to see them more in europe ! altought the 330 is nice to.

At 30.000 feet, the sun always shines !
User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2901 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1207 times:

Afaik, LHR is the only destination for Air Jamaica's A340. A little bit too far for the A333. I remember LTU used to fly their 333s from Germany to Cuba, Dominican Republic etc, they had to leave every third seat empty, due to range problems. So the use of an A340 makes sense.

User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1164 times:

Air Jamaica also continues to look at the possibility of other european destinations, Frankfurt has been mentioned from time to time, so the A343 gives a bit more flexibility.

Also remember the Air Jamaica picked up its A340 aircraft used, likely got a good deal. Only the latest A333 enhanced models could do the Jamica-Europe runs without weight limitations.

User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1102 times:

The A340-600 would fit in with AJ just fine. The A330 sounds to me like a bad idea. I think I even heard that they want to go to CDG as well as FRA. I didn't hear of anything else.

User currently offlineBoeing747-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1082 times:

AJ is getting the Two A340s that Air Canada is dumping in 02

User currently offline777kicksass From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2000, 668 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1046 times:

wouldn't a MAN route make more sense, there being a large afro-carribean population there?

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16248 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1022 times:

As Boeing 747-700 said, AJ is getting 2 A340's that AC is returning to lessors. These are relatively early-model A340's that have less range/payload than AC's other A340's. If memory serves, AC picked them up on short-term lease from a cancelled/deferred IB order in 94/95. From the AJ perspective, the lease payments are probably less than newer A340's and they can return their newer A340. Although with all the violence in Jamaica in July, I would imagine tourism is down.

Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlinePHLFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 851 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 982 times:

Don't forget cargo and the ability to fly to other European captitals which I believe is still a JM desire.

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