Quote: IAG said it is also talking with Boeing on the commercial conditions for an order of 747s for the Spanish airline Iberia, adding the carrier had first to complete its ongoing restructuring to rein in costs.
Well, I certainly didn't see that one coming!
Hey AA, the 1960s called. They want their planes back!
SonomaFlyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1516 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 13440 times:
Sorry I still don't believe the report. The news agency either completely confused which airline made the 748 order or confused the aircraft type. The 748i doesn't look like it would fit into the IB fleet plan given the Airbus order just announced plus their drive to rein in costs.
GCT64 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 1304 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (11 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 12414 times:
The report was in the Guardian which those outside the UK may not know is known here as the Grauniad: "The Grauniad is a nickname for the UK national newpaper, the Guardian, because of a reputation for typos". I think we can just assume it was a stereotypical typo as the link now says: "It is also in talks with the airline over ordering new 787s for its sister carrier, Iberia"
AR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 5763 posts, RR: 28
Reply 10, posted (11 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 11397 times:
I understand the article has been ammended, but even so I would like to add that IB could only use the capacity of a big 777 (I´ve given up tracking the so called XXX variants, same with the A350) on two routes only:
And maybe MAD-GRU.
They´ve already stated they won´t be buying a sub-fleet of large aircraft for only two routes, so IAG will porbably assign medium sized aircraft to IB and focus on frequency.