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Is Virgin Atlantic Still Looking Into The B 773ER?

Tue Sep 25, 2001 7:50 pm

Not long ago, there were reports saying that Virgin is looking into the B 777-300ER. Have they ordered any? If not, will they?

And are they still up with switching a few orders from A 340-600 to B 777-300ER?

 
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RE: Is Virgin Atlantic Still Looking Into The B 773ER?

Tue Sep 25, 2001 7:53 pm

I doubt they are looking at any aircraft at present - not when their very survival is in the balance!
 
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RE: Is Virgin Atlantic Still Looking Into The B 773ER?

Tue Sep 25, 2001 8:11 pm

I agree with Ceilidh, but what about their A340-600s?

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RE: Is Virgin Atlantic Still Looking Into The B 773ER?

Tue Sep 25, 2001 10:01 pm

Branson is not a fool. I doubt he´ll throw money in the oven for cancelling Airbus contracts when even every other order is in question. Why 773 instead of A346? I wondered anyway, how this 777-300 rumour could be true.

What about the last two 744 to be delivered this year that do no belong to the quintet originally ordered by Alitalia?
 
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RE: Is Virgin Atlantic Still Looking Into The B 773ER?

Tue Sep 25, 2001 10:05 pm

I agree with The Guv, with trans-Atlantic traffic forecast to fall by 80%, the only thing Virgin are looking into right now is the abyss.
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RE: Is Virgin Atlantic Still Looking Into The B 773ER?

Tue Sep 25, 2001 11:07 pm

Most people miss the point - the trans-atlantic traffic will resume at some time - and until then the British government most likely will lend money to British carriers, and if not lend, then gurantee. I think it is quite premature to consider Virgin Atlantic dead. What you may not realize is that the US government said a precedent by subsidizing US carriers. And of course, Europe will not let its carriers compete with companies sopnsored by the US government. Since BA will get financing, Virgin will get financing too. By now it should be quite clear to everybody that if BA gets rescued then Virgin gets rescued as well.

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RE: Is Virgin Atlantic Still Looking Into The B 773ER?

Tue Sep 25, 2001 11:31 pm

Like many airlines, I don't think they're looking at purchasing any new aircraft right now.
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RE: Is Virgin Atlantic Still Looking Into The B 773ER?

Wed Sep 26, 2001 12:05 am

They're looking for expanding Asia/Africa flights, so I guess Virgin is evaluating B777-300ER QUIETLY.
 
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RE: Is Virgin Atlantic Still Looking Into The B 773ER?

Wed Sep 26, 2001 2:41 am

I wish people would stop talking about Virgin Atlantic being on the brink of collapse.

There are many airlines who are not in a prime financial situation at the moment. Traffic will pick up again. Any measures taken now are to safeguard the future.

Rumours of our imminent demise are greatly exaggerated!

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