James768
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China Eastern Orders A340-600

Wed Apr 10, 2002 5:13 pm

Seems that Airbus swing through this part of the world has worked - They're ordering five.
 
carnoc
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RE: China Eastern Orders A340-600

Wed Apr 10, 2002 5:20 pm

Those 5 Airbus 340-600 costs China Eastern Airlines almost $900 million USD.
 
f.pier
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RE: China Eastern Orders A340-600

Wed Apr 10, 2002 5:20 pm

I'm really happy for this.

Do you think they'll order some A380?
 
carnoc
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Photo: A340-600 In Shanghai

Wed Apr 10, 2002 5:28 pm

Airbus 340-600 aircraft successfully arrived Shanghai this morning (local time).

You could simply click the below link to see the photo taken in the morning.

http://www.carnoc.com/bbs3000/image/list/upphoto11081.jpg

Location: Shanghai Hongqiao Int'l Airport (SHA)
 
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RE: China Eastern Orders A340-600

Wed Apr 10, 2002 7:17 pm

Will those be additions to their fleet or be replacements for their current 340-300's?

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RE: China Eastern Orders A340-600

Wed Apr 10, 2002 7:36 pm

What do you mean that they are ordering the A346? It is not a new order. They have been ordered for quite a while.
 
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RE: China Eastern Orders A340-600

Wed Apr 10, 2002 7:38 pm

do they have the capacity for the A380???

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hkgspotter1
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RE: China Eastern Orders A340-600

Wed Apr 10, 2002 8:26 pm

Correct,

They ordered the A346 a long time ago. Are these 5 new orders ??
 
Sabena 690
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RE: China Eastern Orders A340-600

Wed Apr 10, 2002 8:28 pm

Is there a possibility they should fly again to Brussels from Shanghai and Beijing?

They stopped this route a half year ago  Sad

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RE: China Eastern Orders A340-600

Wed Apr 10, 2002 11:50 pm

I think China Eastern is buying the A346 because frankly, they were quite disappointed by the performance of the A343 on long-range flights (like PVG-LAX-PVG).

I wouldn't be surprised that China Eastern will use the A346 on new transpacific routes such as PVG-SFO-PVG.
 
hkg82
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RE: China Eastern Orders A340-600

Thu Apr 11, 2002 1:33 am

When are they scheduled to take delivery of the A346?

 
hawkeye2
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RE: China Eastern Orders A340-600

Thu Apr 11, 2002 6:42 am

Are they getting rid of the MD-11s then, and if so, when?
 
hawkeye2
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RE: China Eastern Orders A340-600

Thu Apr 11, 2002 6:47 am

RayChuang, SFO-PVG isn't new, but MU pulled out of the SFO-PEK/PVG market quite a white back.

They probably aren't coming back to SFO -- they are basically leaving this route to CA (competing with UA of course).
 
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RE: China Eastern Orders A340-600

Thu Apr 11, 2002 6:49 am

Those 5 Airbus 340-600 costs China Eastern Airlines almost $900 million USD

More like 900 for all 5.
 
hkg82
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RE: China Eastern Orders A340-600

Thu Apr 11, 2002 4:27 pm

They're replacing the MD-11s with the A340-600. Does anyone know when they're supposed to get the new aircraft?
 
hkgspotter1
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RE: China Eastern Orders A340-600

Thu Apr 11, 2002 4:47 pm

488 A340-642 due March 2003
514 A340-642 due July 2003


China Eastern operate 4 passenger MD-11's.

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