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Air Canada Airbus A340-500 Info?

Fri May 28, 2004 6:31 pm

According to the Air Canada website the airline has taken delivery of its first two A340-500 Registration Mark C-GKOL, and C-GKOM. I was wondering are they acually in fleet service if not when are they expected to enter service and when they do what routes are they going to fly, my guess is it will fly the trans-Pacific routes from Vancouver to Asia and Toronto to Asia. Does anyone have more information on this?

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RE: Air Canada Airbus A340-500 Info?

Fri May 28, 2004 6:57 pm

..the airline announced April 19th that it will use their newly acquired Airbus A340-500 jets on a new non-stop Toronto -Hong Kong route effective August 1st...The new non-stop flight will depart Toronto at 0945 daily and arrive in Hong Kong at 1315 local time the next day.  This will allow connections to many other Asian cities.  The eastbound flight will leave Hong Kong at 1515 arriving at Toronto at 1835hrs the same day.   
 



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RE: Air Canada Airbus A340-500 Info?

Fri May 28, 2004 7:00 pm

What's happening with the A346s they have on order?
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RE: Air Canada Airbus A340-500 Info?

Fri May 28, 2004 7:08 pm

The three A346's have been canx. Not sure who will take the three line numbers.
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RE: Air Canada Airbus A340-500 Info?

Fri May 28, 2004 7:17 pm

The 346s have been moved to 2010. So far they are not canceled.
 
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RE: Air Canada Airbus A340-500 Info?

Fri May 28, 2004 7:34 pm

FraT, so they've been deferred to 2010?
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RE: Air Canada Airbus A340-500 Info?

Fri May 28, 2004 7:53 pm

That was part of the A345 deal. They are now due for delivery in 2010 but AC has an option to cancel the order completely.
 
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RE: Air Canada Airbus A340-500 Info?

Fri May 28, 2004 7:56 pm

Frat, didn't they originally order 5 A345s and then later convert some to the A346 (reported in FI a few years back). Why did they convert to the 'heavier version'?
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RE: Air Canada Airbus A340-500 Info?

Fri May 28, 2004 10:24 pm

Not sure about that. Maybe one of our Canadian experts can answer that.
 
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RE: Air Canada Airbus A340-500 Info?

Fri May 28, 2004 11:04 pm

Yes, the original order was for 5 345 (after cancelling 2 340-8000s in 1996). Later, AC decided to convert 3 of them into 346s
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RE: Air Canada Airbus A340-500 Info?

Fri May 28, 2004 11:44 pm

Anyone have an idea when the delivery date is?
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RE: Air Canada Airbus A340-500 Info?

Sat May 29, 2004 12:16 am

If AC gets them in 2010, it will be A346HGW.....just my guess.

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