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BA And The A380

Tue Dec 30, 2003 10:08 am

Will BA order the A380 to operate on the Kangaroo route? The QF, SQ, Emirates, Malaysia and Cathay having them they will find it hard to compete without them.

I also wonder what effect it would have on the JSA with QF if they stay with the 744.

It looks as though they will have to order them.

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RE: Airliners.Net Magazine

Tue Dec 30, 2003 10:29 am

Cathay hasn't ordered the A380 yet.

Nobody will "have" to order them...Assuming airlines load them with every seat possible, BA won't have a problem sticking with 747s.

If Boeing does develop a 747 Advaned, I expect Cathay and BA to be some of the cusomters, along with JAL and ANA.
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RE: BA And The A380

Tue Dec 30, 2003 10:47 am

Well if QF, EK, SQ, MH and alike are able to operate the A380 on the ultra long haul routes from LHR to the far east at a lower seat cost per mile than the 747 then surely BA is at a disadvantage when it comes down to price as I would assume the savings gained would be passed onto the passengers. Just a thought that crossed my mind anyway.
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RE: BA And The A380

Tue Dec 30, 2003 11:56 am

BA is rationalizing downward, not upward.

After the economy recovers, I expect they might start heading back towards that, but not right away.

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RE: BA And The A380

Tue Dec 30, 2003 12:56 pm

I'd heard that BA were ditching their B744's in favours of B777's.


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