Hawkeye2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 234 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2748 times:
I read somewhere on this board a while back that Delta was considering the 777-200LR to start new longhauls to ATL-HKG and ATL-ICN. This was before 9/11. Is DL still an interested customer, or has the order, and the routes been put on hold?
I heard that only EVA was firmly committed, and now even they are having second thoughts, which doesn't make things look good for Boeing to launch the aircraft. But I haven't heard anything about DL's interest in the aircraft. Can someone in DL, or with some insight let me know?
If this is old news, I apologize -- haven't heard anything myself, though. Thanks!
The777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6310 posts, RR: 56 Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2578 times:
I think that DL are still thinking about ordering the 777-200LR but that the decision has been delayed due the economic downturn. I hope that DL and other carriers order the 777-200LR soon. Hopefully someone else can eloborate more. DeltaSFO? The777Man
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DeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 23 Reply 8, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2348 times:
I can't see Delta ordering the -300ER. I don't think they see a need for something that big in the fleet. The European cities that need extra lift can be supplemented by additional nonstops with the fleet of 763ERs.
Delta's Asia strategy is to fly nonstops from the East Coast hubs (ATL, JFK) rather than points west. If anything, LAX might be a jumping off point for Southeast Asia somewhere down the line. But Delta wants ATL to HKG and TPE nonstops, and the only way to do that profitably is with the -200LR. I could see Delta operating 6, maybe 8 of these birds.
The -200ER serves the rest of the airline's longhaul needs just fine. I imagine Delta will probably have at least 30 to 35 772ER in the fleet when all is said and done.
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The Coachman From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1415 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2287 times:
Why don't they get the A340-500 with RR Trent 500 engines then? :P
There's a saying: "you've gotta spend money to make money".
That's how airlines work, they invest in aircraft that can provide good returns for them. Obviously they want to reduce spending as much as possible, but if the B777-200ER can't deliver them ATL-TPE and ATL-HKG, and DL think that those two routes are lucrative, then obviously, they have to think about whether or not the spare parts details for a few GE90-115 engines will offset this. IMHO, it will.