Donder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 20 Posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1893 times:
I was wondering if anybody could tell me what wide-bodied planes are most economical to run comapred to each other. What would you compare the A330 to?
A330-243 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 251 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1843 times:
Comparing the A340 and B777.
From what I have read (mostly on these forums), the A340 will burn a little less fuel on long haul flights. The difference is very small. Because the A340 is designed to be operated strictly as a long haul plane, it may well be true.
Regarding maintenance issues I would think the twin engined 777 would be cheaper.
Its a good question Donder10. It will be interesting to hear the responses of others who may have access to performance data of these a/c.
Certainly other factors will be considered. Routes, engines etc.