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Is Virgin Atlantic Still Looking Into The B 773ER?  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9374 posts, RR: 13
Posted (14 years 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2515 times:

Not long ago, there were reports saying that Virgin is looking into the B 777-300ER. Have they ordered any? If not, will they?

And are they still up with switching a few orders from A 340-600 to B 777-300ER?

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User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2480 times:

I doubt they are looking at any aircraft at present - not when their very survival is in the balance!

User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2459 times:

I agree with Ceilidh, but what about their A340-600s?


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User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11289 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2428 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?

User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8434 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2418 times:

I agree with The Guv, with trans-Atlantic traffic forecast to fall by 80%, the only thing Virgin are looking into right now is the abyss.

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User currently offlineVS11 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2397 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.


User currently offlineJAL From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 5094 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (14 years 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2379 times:

Like many airlines, I don't think they're looking at purchasing any new aircraft right now.

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User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2367 times:

They're looking for expanding Asia/Africa flights, so I guess Virgin is evaluating B777-300ER QUIETLY.

User currently offlineJetstreamer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 329 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (14 years 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2337 times:

I wish people would stop talking about Virgin Atlantic being on the brink of collapse.

There are many airlines who are not in a prime financial situation at the moment. Traffic will pick up again. Any measures taken now are to safeguard the future.

Rumours of our imminent demise are greatly exaggerated!

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