Asia I thought was mainly a loyal Boeing buyer..?
well.. it is not really true to say Asia is mainly a loyal Boeing buyer.. i think.. i guess we have to go to the specific country..
Japan is mainly a Boeing customer.. as we all now... with only the Airbus A320 makes it way to ANA and A300 to JAS.. so it has to be Boeing
For China.. it used to be a loyal Boeing customer.. but today... China has been operating a large amount of A320s aircraft... A346 as well as the new A330 order for MU
as well.. CZ
are still mainly a Boeing customer.. although CZ
does operation an okay size of A320.. so.. i think it is still Boeing for now.. but Airbus is catching up quick..
Hong Kong... it comes to CX
is an all Airbus operator.. while CX
currently operates 34 boeing's aircrafts and 39 Airbus' aircrafts.. so both manufacture have a strong presence here.. although boeing has a larger market share here..
Thailand.. used to be an Boeing's fan.. but it has started to buy more Airbus.. today.. Thai has A300.. A330 and they recently anncounced the purchase the A345 and A346.. again.. Beoing used to be the winner.. but Airbus is catching up..
Malaysia.. MAS operates a large fleet of B734.. B777 and B744.. with a small fleet of A332/A333.. however MAS is also one of the launch customer for A380.. Boeing is still the winner.. but Airbus starts it presence in Malaysia..
Singapore... its an all Boeing... with Airbus has a really small presence.. SIA operates a large amount of B744 and B772/B773.. and with 5 A345.. although SQ
is also committed to the A380.. however.. boeing is definitely the winner
Down from Singapore is Indonesia.. a developing market.. in which Boeing should be happier here... GA
operates a large fleet of B733/B734/735.. and a few months ago.. it confirmed the B772 and B73G order.. on the other hand.. GA
also operates 6 A333.. i heard GA
has converted 3 A333 on option to firm order.. also there was a talk to convert Merpati to an all Airbus operator.. but the problem is simply that Indonesian operator don't have the money.. Airbus is still very very behind Boeing here
Brunei.. a very small market.. but it used to operate solely B763 and B757.. has started to deviate from Boeing.. with the recent delivery of A320 family to replace B757.. Airbus is catching up here..
Phillipines.. operates a large amount of both aircrafts.. Before the monetary crisis Philipines has planned to switch to Airbus.. with B744 replace by A343.. A333 n B734 replace by A320.. although the whole plan did not complete.. leavin the country with both manufacture aircrafts.. in addition.. 5J
has been rumoured that A320 has been selected to replace thier DC9.. so for philipines.. i guess i have to say both manufacture have a presence here..
Vietnam... operates A320 for regional short haul and domestic flight.. while B777 for long haul.. so they r even here..
For South Asia and Middle East.. I am not that familiar with.. but here is my opinion..
India.. one of the most controversial market.. AI
.. which planned to order B737NG for short haul and Airbus A340.. for long haul.. but then the order is yet to be completed due to political issues.. Currently.. AI
operates A310/B737/B747.. Indian Airlines.. operate 45 A300/A320 and 11 B737 (according to the company website)... therefore.. for india.. i can't really say which one has bigger...
Pakistan.. PIA operates B743.. n B777.. aside from a small amount of A310.. so i has to be Boeing..
UAE.. Emirates operates the largest B777 in the world.. however.. the airline is also the largest A330 operator, A343 (although only on lease) A345/A346 .. the airline is also committed to A380.. so both manufacture is quite even here.. although Airbus is slight the winner here..
Qatar.. an all Airbus operator.. so boeing is out of here..
Gulf Air.. operates A333/A332... A343.. A320.. and only B767 from Boeing.. so Airbus is the winner here..
Israel.. ELAL.. there is no need to go to detail as we all know that Boeing is the big winner..
Saudia Arabia.. boeing is also the big winner.. with a large amount fo B737/B777 and B744