Ba777-236 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 673 posts, RR: 5 Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1343 times:
I'm not exactly sure.....but there are lots of rumors that PIA might be purshasing 4 772's that were built for United. But if that deal falls through there is definetly one new operator of the 777, Alitalia they are getting some in August.
I like British Airways! I'm not sure why, but I do! ;-)
Tom_eddf From Germany, joined Apr 2000, 450 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1183 times:
This might be a bit off-topic... few years ago, I did everything to fly on the newest equipments, I prefered United transatlantic just because of their 777s, I paid some extra bucks to get onboard a LH A340 instead of a plain DC-10, was happy to get on a 747-400 instead of a -200 etc...
Today, with the large numbers of older planes parked in the desert or already scrapped, things have changed a bit. I just love to fly on a B747-100/-200, a DC-10-30, a B722 or even an airbus a300. Those old and mighty machines, with roaring engines and their very own character, even more exciting than the newest films on that PTV stuff in the new, all-plastic planes like the 777 or A330...
Therefore, I'm just hoping that NWA will keep their DC-10s as long as possible, and hope to see KLMs 742SUDs for the next several years!
Aerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 6368 posts, RR: 13 Reply 15, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1112 times:
I can't see ANZ buying 777s in the near future unless they can get major discounts/second hand aircraft because they just don't have the capital for a purchase..they are more likely to go for more 767s IMO.
VirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4502 posts, RR: 49 Reply 17, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1068 times:
Last year Air New Zealand were looking at A340s (and other airbuses)... Previously, Boeing had pitched the 777 to them. In their current state, I don't think they are going to be ordering anything soon. Best get the finances sorted out first!
"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
Zeus01 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 744 posts, RR: 2 Reply 19, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1034 times:
Regarding NW and the 742s:
NW has made a very good strategy in keeping its 742s in good condition. But you can read this argument in a earlier post. THere is lots on this issue. As far as their up coming replacement in a few years....I would put money on it that their going to be A340's and 744s. I Know im not the only one willing to put money on that in this website.
BLACK BOX From Australia, joined Jun 2001, 176 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 979 times:
FORGET THE FICTION - NOW FOR THE FACTS
ASIANA is getting ONE 773 this year
EVA AIR is getting 3 x 772 in 2004/5 (could be earlier)
EVA AIR is getting 4 x 773 in 2004/5
ALITALIA was getting 6 x 772 from August this year BUT
VIETNAM is getting 4 x 772 from 2003 from a leasing company's order of 10 (other 6 - who knows)
GARUDA cancelled its 6 x 772s (deposits used on 738s)
STH.AFRICAN has indefinately deferred it's 4 x 772s
MALAYSIAN has indefinately deferred it's 4 x 773s
KLM is a rumour only, but could do a joint buy with NW
AIR NZ - after having been just re-nationalised by a bankrupt Government - I doubt it.
PAKISTAN - don't think so.
BIMAN - you are dreaming !!!