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CX To Decide On 388 In "6-8 Months"  
User currently offlineJoni From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 10 months 7 hours ago) and read 3525 times:

According to Cathay's CEO Turnbull, the airline is set to decide on the latter part of this year or early 2003 on whether to buy the 380.

Does anyone have estimated on how many they would buy if they chose to do so? IIRC when the launch customers were being gathered CX was listed as being interested in around 5 or so frames, and recently they were rumoured to be considering leasing 6 from ILFC.


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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9504 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 5 hours ago) and read 3452 times:

I hope they will order the B 747-400ER/QLR along with the A 388.

User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 13273 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 2 hours ago) and read 3396 times:

747-400ERs are very unlikely; I would imagine, however, that more A340-600s would be ordered (or leased) around the same time as the 388 deal is announced; these could replace earlier 744s or even supplement the long haul fleet.

User currently offlineHkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1331 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 1 hour ago) and read 3373 times:

I think CX will end up ordering the A388, many of its routes can easily support an aircraft of that size, specifically HKG-SFO, NRT, & LHR. CX has been expanding steadily over the years, with the 3 A346s joining the fleet soon & the evenly split 3 Boeing 773 3 Airbus A333 aircraft order they announced a few months ago.


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9504 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3292 times:

I heard that they might even get a few second hand B 744s.

User currently offlineRed Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3290 times:

Hope to see A388 soon in CX's livery.

r panda

User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8364 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (13 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3273 times:

I think CX will do a long-term lease of A380-800's through ILFC.

Remember, ILFC has a LOI for five A388's and CX could grab them all from ILFC. The CX A388's will likely be used on routes from HKG to LHR, NRT, LAX, SFO, YVR and YYZ. In can envisage CX flying the 747-400 to SFO on certain days of the week and the A388 on other days of the week.

User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5549 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (13 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3200 times:

While I would like to see new 747's in the CX fleet I think that it is highly doubtful at this stage! I did hear they were looking at a few second hand 747-400's so you never know, for CX to buy used planes though they would have to be pretty new though.

There are certainly routes within the CX route network that could handle the A388! Like the ones RayChuang mentioned and also probably Sydney.

User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11589 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (13 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3191 times:

My CX flights from FRA were always packed. I guess FRA-CLK could fill a A380 in future as well.

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