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IAG To Order 747s For IB?  
User currently offlinescbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12569 posts, RR: 46
Posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 13811 times:
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Tacked at the end of reports about IAG converting 18 787 options to firm orders for BA is a paragraph that clearly states that IAG is negotiating with Boeing for 747s for IB!  Wow!http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2.../apr/03/iag-boeing-dreamliner-deal

Quote:
It is also in talks with the airline over ordering new 747s for its sister carrier, Iberia, but IAG said the Spanish airline must complete a cost-cutting programme before making a firm order.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...s-iag-boeing-idUSBRE9320YD20130403

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!   


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User currently offlineSonomaFlyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1803 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 13759 times:
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I don't believe it until we see something released directly from IAG or BA/IB.

User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 11691 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 13640 times:

Quoting SonomaFlyer (Reply 1):
I don't believe it until we see something released directly from IAG or BA/IB.

I agree, but:

"IAG said the Spanish airline must complete a cost-cutting programme before making a firm order."

So that's gonna take a while before we hear anything.



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User currently offlineSonomaFlyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1803 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 13596 times:
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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.

User currently offlinehotelmode From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 460 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 13502 times:

The BA news release says possibly 787s for IB not 747s. The quote is wrong.

User currently offlinePIEAvantiP180 From United States of America, joined Sep 2009, 539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 12851 times:
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Quoting SonomaFlyer (Reply 3):

Is the Airbus order firm or at this point still industry rumor?


User currently offlineER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2529 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 12634 times:

The atricle's been amended - here's what is says now

It is also in talks with the airline over ordering new 787s for its sister carrier, Iberia, but IAG said the Spanish airline must complete a cost-cutting programme before making a firm order.


User currently offlineGCT64 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 1398 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 12570 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"


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User currently offlineblueshamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 2940 posts, RR: 26
Reply 8, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 12483 times:

The report was categorically incorrect.

It has since been ammended.

747 has been changed to 787.

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User currently offlineflyglobal From Germany, joined Mar 2008, 583 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 11770 times:

So then the strategy for IAG Long Haul fleet is complete. (almost at least)

1) Lower capacity flights: 787
2) Next Size: A350-1000
3) probably open and a strong candidate would be the 777x (in favor for a 747)
3) The A380 as the VLA for largest capacity needs

nice lineup!

regards

Flyglobal


User currently offlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6218 posts, RR: 31
Reply 10, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 11553 times:
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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:

MAD-MEX
MAD-EZE

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.


User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31011 posts, RR: 86
Reply 11, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 10322 times:
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Yeah, I could see BA moving LHR-MEX and LHR-EZE to the A380-800 and just connect Spanish customers via MAD and then LHR to connect to the A380s.

User currently offlinejetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2798 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 10299 times:
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Since the article has been amended to remove the error this thread will be locked.
Thanks,
Pat



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