Sjoerd
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VS Finalizes Order Of 13 A346 With Airbus

Tue Dec 21, 2004 8:41 am

Virgin Atlantic has finalized it's deal with Airbus for 13 A346 and 13 options.

http://www.virgin.com/eu/default.asp

There's a link on the site, but it doesn't work though...
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RE: VS Finalizes Order Of 13 A346 With Airbus

Tue Dec 21, 2004 1:50 pm

so will these be replacing 744s? or for additional routes.

I hope the 744s stay around a bit longer.

I'd say the 744s will be relegated to highcapacity routes (since the Upper class suites have been added to all birds) and the 346s will take over LHR to the far east etc.
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RE: VS Finalizes Order Of 13 A346 With Airbus

Tue Dec 21, 2004 5:28 pm

my understanding is that these will replace the outgoing 343s and add to the fleet so that VS can expand.

i think the idea is that some 343s (i guess the newer ones with Odyssey) will be converted to UCS.
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RE: VS Finalizes Order Of 13 A346 With Airbus

Tue Dec 21, 2004 5:38 pm

Wow, Airbus is finishing a lot of business in December!
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RE: VS Finalizes Order Of 13 A346 With Airbus

Tue Dec 21, 2004 7:48 pm

The link doesn't work because it finalised the deal in August. It's old news.
 
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RE: VS Finalizes Order Of 13 A346 With Airbus

Tue Dec 21, 2004 7:54 pm

the MOU was signed in August, not the final contract.
that's why it has not appeared in the orderbook yet
 
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RE: VS Finalizes Order Of 13 A346 With Airbus

Tue Dec 21, 2004 8:16 pm

LH have just also just ordered 7 more A346s
 
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RE: VS Finalizes Order Of 13 A346 With Airbus

Wed Dec 22, 2004 4:49 am

Airbus is on a rampage!!
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