|Quoting Backfire (Reply 19):|
Given that GF has been talking about getting shot of its 767s for several months,
for only using part of your quote however, I too, had seen reports from Mr Hogan(?) of Gulf Air in mid 2004 that implied they were looking at a quite substantial order. I then saw further reports toward the end of the year where Mr Hogan was far less forthcoming and he seemed to be reversing the position of his earlier statements.
I get the feeling that Gulf Air have had to scale back their plans given what EK
have all set in motion and that is why we've seen such comments from Oman Air as their requirement may have been factored into those of GF
so they may now have to act on their own.
|Quoting Backfire (Reply 21):|
Hmmm...I spoke to Oman Air today and they're denying all knowledge.
Did you speak to Mr Abdul Rahman Al Busaidy, his quote, if reported correctly seems rather clear to me, they will order the airplane and he implied the order is still some time away. I'll remain an optimist! Though I thank you for following through and calling them for more info!
|Quoting QFA001 (Reply 20):|
Standard disclaimer about not knowing for sure, but I don't think Oman Air was one of the airlines. Or, at least not originally.
That is what I thought too. At the least I'd concur that they were not one of the original airlines which placed a refundable deposit.