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China Southern Confirms Order For 5 Airbus A380s

Wed Jan 26, 2005 4:35 pm

 
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RE: China Southern Confirms Order For 5 Airbus A380s

Wed Jan 26, 2005 4:46 pm

Very good news, but not really a surprise. This has been a rumour for a while now. Way to go Airbus!!

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RE: China Southern Confirms Order For 5 Airbus A380s

Wed Jan 26, 2005 5:51 pm

Every one knew that the chinese would order the A380 sooner or later so this comes as no surprise.
 
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RE: China Southern Confirms Order For 5 Airbus A380s

Wed Jan 26, 2005 6:05 pm

Did they actually confirm this order?
 
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RE: China Southern Confirms Order For 5 Airbus A380s

Wed Jan 26, 2005 6:12 pm

The order will be OFFICIALLY signed in two days at Paris.
 
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RE: China Southern Confirms Order For 5 Airbus A380s

Wed Jan 26, 2005 7:52 pm

now we wait for other chinese carriers to jump on board????
 
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RE: China Southern Confirms Order For 5 Airbus A380s

Wed Jan 26, 2005 7:55 pm

With the 2008 Chinese Olympics coming, you would have expected some chinese airlines to have ordered the A380 early, rather then now. In order to guarantee delivery spots in time for the olympics.
 
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RE: China Southern Confirms Order For 5 Airbus A380s

Wed Jan 26, 2005 7:59 pm

is it possible they will use it for the AMS route? it seems that China Southern is very happy with AMS since they are adding more flights each year, and with the KLM codeshare. Is it maybe that they will fly European customers to the Olympics via AMS with the A380?
 
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RE: China Southern Confirms Order For 5 Airbus A380s

Wed Jan 26, 2005 8:43 pm

That would be very nice indeed, MauriceB. I think the jump from a 777-200ER to an A380 is too much. But like you said, they have codeshares with KLM and the other Sky Team alliance members, so who knows...  Wink/being sarcastic

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RE: China Southern Confirms Order For 5 Airbus A380s

Wed Jan 26, 2005 9:03 pm

Well done Airbus and CZ. So nearly 160 before first flight and EK is now only 27% of the order book. Looks more like the 380 and 7E7 will both be successful?
 
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RE: China Southern Confirms Order For 5 Airbus A380s

Thu Jan 27, 2005 12:46 am

Fan oxo!!

I had my bet on CX to get that order.........

Oh well, better luck next time, Noel!

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RE: China Southern Confirms Order For 5 Airbus A380s

Thu Jan 27, 2005 12:55 am

When are the Chinese carriers going to announce the orders for the 7E7?
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RE: China Southern Confirms Order For 5 Airbus A380s

Thu Jan 27, 2005 12:59 am

great news.

when is Air China going to order? I thought they where going to order too.

any chance with MU?

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RE: China Southern Confirms Order For 5 Airbus A380s

Thu Jan 27, 2005 1:33 am

When are the Chinese carriers going to announce the orders for the 7E7?

Maybe that's on "hold" while they digest the US objections to Europe lifting its arms embargo on China?
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RE: China Southern Confirms Order For 5 Airbus A380s

Thu Jan 27, 2005 2:01 am

With the 2008 Chinese Olympics coming, you would have expected some chinese airlines to have ordered the A380 early, rather then now. In order to guarantee delivery spots in time for the olympics.

I don't think a 2 week event like the Olympics were the primary reason for buying these planes. So now that this is pretty much confirmed, CX is surrounded by A380 operators (CZ, SQ, MH, TG, KE) , a lot of them will likely be operating their A380's into HKG. Not to mention all the other A380 operators. I wonder how far is an order from CX.
 
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Thu Jan 27, 2005 9:12 am

I don't think a 2 week event like the Olympics were the primary reason for buying these planes.

At last someone said it!

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RE: China Southern Confirms Order For 5 Airbus A380s

Thu Jan 27, 2005 9:16 am

With or without the Olympics, China's Big 3 airlines can easily fill these planes by 2008 considering their growth rate. Even today I believe there are many routes they can deploy such an aircraft on.

Ditto I do not agree that the reason airlines from China are buying the A380 is because of the Olympics. I suspect the Olympics may not even have anything to do with the decisions.
 
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RE: China Southern Confirms Order For 5 Airbus A380s

Thu Jan 27, 2005 9:42 am

Air China A380 order will be signed before the Summer.
China Eastern is following.
 
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RE: China Southern Confirms Order For 5 Airbus A380s

Thu Jan 27, 2005 9:45 am

FCKC how do you know this ?

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RE: China Southern Confirms Order For 5 Airbus A380s

Thu Jan 27, 2005 9:55 am

China Eastern had told that they can not fill their A340 so that they won't consider A380 now.
 
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RE: China Southern Confirms Order For 5 Airbus A380s

Thu Jan 27, 2005 12:25 pm

I am surprised it's China Southern that orders 5 A 380s and not Air China.
 
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RE: China Southern Confirms Order For 5 Airbus A380s

Fri Jan 28, 2005 12:27 am

United Airline,

Be patient, Air China will order/lease A380 soon
 
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RE: China Southern Confirms Order For 5 Airbus A380s

Fri Jan 28, 2005 1:05 am

I am quite surprised that CZ ordered the A380-800 first before CA. This in light of the fact that CA would get a lot more O & D traffic to PEK (the capital of China) and PVG (the business center of China), which would necessitate the use of the A388 sooner or later.
 
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RE: China Southern Confirms Order For 5 Airbus A380s

Fri Jan 28, 2005 7:23 am

Really don't understand what the chinese carriers are thinking of... They just make their fleets more complex
 
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RE: China Southern Confirms Order For 5 Airbus A380s

Fri Jan 28, 2005 7:39 am

why there are so many linking a380 to the olympics? You can't convince a country to make big a$$ purchase just for a 15-day event?
 
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RE: China Southern Confirms Order For 5 Airbus A38

Fri Jan 28, 2005 7:48 am

"You can't convince a country to make big a$$ purchase just for a 15-day event?

Why not, it's an "olympic size" plane, and as good as any of the other rationalizations made for ordering the A380.
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RE: China Southern Confirms Order For 5 Airbus A38

Fri Jan 28, 2005 7:51 am

This thread has been overshadowed by events.  Big grin
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