Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 372 posts, RR: 2 Posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2150 times:
Most airlines operate the 777-200 type or both the 772 and 773 in their fleets, do any plan to just add the 773 type to their's? or is the 773 a flop? only the East Asians have favoured it (Korean, JAL, ANA, Cathay, Singapore, Thai) with one airline each in the Middle East and Europe i.e Emirates and Air France?
The Coachman From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1416 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2023 times:
The reason is that having both -200's and -300's in the fleet makes the aircraft fleet more flexible. They share the same type rating and one only need transition training mainly for taxiing to operate the -300 series. Besides, the range of the -300 is less than the -200ER and the longer range allows the operation of different routes than the -300 allows.
Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 372 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1934 times:
As far as I know AF have taken or planning to take some 773's on lease, also my question remains unanswered why isnt the 773 suitable enough to operate alone? not every airline operating the A330-300 has the A330-200 or v.v same goes for the A340-200/300 and the aircraft mentioned above.
Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 372 posts, RR: 2 Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1820 times:
Yes its a bit tooooo stretched. I still dont understand why the 773 cant be used as 747 Classic replacement without the 772 also being part of the fleet, how many stops would a fully laden two class 773 need to fly on present 747 Classic routes?
KHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1613 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1771 times:
Definately the B773 can do KHI-LHR nonstop.....it does it for Emirates and the distance from KHI to LON and DXB to LON is pretty much the same..its a good question that why doesnt any airline operate just the B773 and why is it that the only airlines that operate the B773 are operators of B772 too....