b747ca
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Alitalia Cancelled 747-400

Wed Jan 02, 2002 11:01 pm

Does anyone have any details or links that can point me in the right direction for info? I know it is old news, but I am interested into why they did this?

Thanks in advance,
Tony
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steman
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RE: Alitalia Cancelled 747-400

Wed Jan 02, 2002 11:09 pm

Have you done a research on this forum?
We talked about it a lot of time oago so it could be difficult.
Anyway I can tell you that AZ placed an order for 5 B747-400 plus 3 options when they were still involved in the alliance with KLM back in 1999. This move was meant to standardize the long haul fleet on B767/MD-11/B747-400 just like KLM.
When the alliance broke out Alitalia switched the order on the more suited 777

Ciao

Stefano
 
b747ca
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RE: Alitalia Cancelled 747-400

Wed Jan 02, 2002 11:24 pm

Yes I did a search but found nothing (probably searched wrong)

Thanks for the info.

Ci Vediammo
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hkgspotter1
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RE: Alitalia Cancelled 747-400

Thu Jan 03, 2002 9:41 am

What do you want ???

All the aircraft are now with Virgin Atlantic. You can tell which aircraft they are has they still have the AZ code -443.
 
airplanetire
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RE: Alitalia Cancelled 747-400

Thu Jan 03, 2002 10:09 am

Did AZ cancel their order for the 777? If they did not, when will they be delivered?
 
ContinentalEWR
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RE: Alitalia Cancelled 747-400

Thu Jan 03, 2002 12:23 pm

Very old news. Alitalia did order 5 747-400's in 2000 and then cancelled the order in favor of the 777. All
of the 747-400 positions were transferred to Virgin
Atlantic Airways which now operates them.

ContinentalEWR
 
ba777-236
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Airplanetire

Thu Jan 03, 2002 1:09 pm

'Airplantire' Alitalia still has 7 Boeing 777-200ers on order. Although, they were first suppost to be delivered in January and Febuary they have now been pushed back to April.

Ba777-236
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steman
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RE: Airplanetire

Thu Jan 03, 2002 5:23 pm

A small correction:
Alitalia has 6 B777-200ER with GE90-94B engines on order. The first should arrive in August, not April. But I might be wrong on this.
Plus they have 6 options for the GE90-115B powered B777-300ER and 6 more rolling options for unspecified versions.

Ciao

Stefano
 
b747ca
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RE: Alitalia Cancelled 747-400

Thu Jan 03, 2002 10:20 pm

Thanks for all the info folks.....
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