Na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11381 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 2500 times:
Branson is not a fool. I doubt he´ll throw money in the oven for cancelling Airbus contracts when even every other order is in question. Why 773 instead of A346? I wondered anyway, how this 777-300 rumour could be true.
What about the last two 744 to be delivered this year that do no belong to the quintet originally ordered by Alitalia?
VS11 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1167 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2469 times:
Most people miss the point - the trans-atlantic traffic will resume at some time - and until then the British government most likely will lend money to British carriers, and if not lend, then gurantee. I think it is quite premature to consider Virgin Atlantic dead. What you may not realize is that the US government said a precedent by subsidizing US carriers. And of course, Europe will not let its carriers compete with companies sopnsored by the US government. Since BA will get financing, Virgin will get financing too. By now it should be quite clear to everybody that if BA gets rescued then Virgin gets rescued as well.