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User currently offlineB777-777X From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1105 times:

SIA, CX, BA, any more?

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User currently offlineCathay Pacific From Australia, joined May 2000, 1864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1075 times:

JAL, KE, TG???

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy Cathay Pacific....The Heart of Asia  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy

cathay pacific, now you're really flying
User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1058 times:

Most of the international American carriers, of course (assuming they have the money after the recent disaster).


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9374 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1051 times:

AA, DL, UAL, JAL, SQ, CX etc etc........

User currently offlineJAL From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 5094 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (14 years 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1029 times:

Most US carriers plus JAL, SIA, Emirates, CX, Virgin and perhaps Qantas.

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User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1020 times:

Come to think of it, there are tons of airlines that could use it - the plane is to be roughly the same capacity as a 767/A330, and long range, so even airlines like Kenyan Airlines could fill it and use it on their European routes (they currently use 767s).

As long as the economics are as good as promised, there is a huge potential.


User currently offlineTeva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1879 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (14 years 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1008 times:

None, as it will never been built.

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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (14 years 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1006 times:

Everyone currently using the 767 or 757 long range and not wanting an Airbus...
Maybe even anyone currently operating a Concorde and not caring about national pride  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
All airlines wanting to operate fast transoceanic routes for the exacting traveler rather than jampacking tourists into the largest plane there is and dumping them on some holiday island.

I wish I were flying
User currently offlineSonic99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 990 times:

I'd suppose that based on the info given below even some US carriers (UAL) might be interested in the A380 as a long-term solution for some of their routes.

Others would probably include those flying the trans-Pacific route. AC?, JAL, UAL, QA, CX, SQ

And then, of course some transcontinental routes: Asia-Europe routes in particular. among ohters mentioned BA, AF, KLM (perhaps leasing one or two?), etc...

Confirmed orders by Airbus accounts:

Air France (Groupe)= 10
International Leasing Finance Corp.= 10
Qantas= 12
Singapore Airlines = 12
Virgin Atlantic= 6

Total= 48 orders

Based on Airbus Industrie reports, here are some interesting startup appearance facts:

Likely early A380 airports in 2006/2007 are:

Likely early A380 airports in 2007-2009 are:

Maximum takeoff field length (MTOW [560t] at sea level, ISA +15):
less than 10,000 ft ( 3,000 m )


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