A340-Fan From Germany, joined Apr 2002, 252 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1512 times:
Airlines have airplanes from Airbus and Boeing with nearly the same specifications, because every aircraft has its own range and cargo capacity which the airlines can choose for high or low density routes.
Spaceman From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 534 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1494 times:
What about Air France, they have large fleets of Airbus A340-300 and they also fly the 772ER. They are not planning on retiring the A343 either. As for SQ, they are retiring their A343 and replacing them with 777. Some of them have already been buy back to Boeing when they purchased the 777 from them. As for the A340-500, SQ order those for long range operations to the United States directly from Singapore.