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China Southern Buys 5 A380's

Thu Apr 21, 2005 3:06 pm

Chinese airlines bought 30 Airbus aircraft Thursday, including 5 A380's. The remaining 25 aircraft in the order, for Shenzhen Airlines and China Eastern, were from the A320 family of narrow-body planes.

http://yahoo.reuters.com/financeQuot...05-04-21_04-13-30_pek327682_newsml
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knoxibus
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RE: China Southern Buys 5 A380's

Thu Apr 21, 2005 3:09 pm

old news...........
this was the order talked about in January IIRC
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RE: China Southern Buys 5 A380's

Thu Apr 21, 2005 3:15 pm

Quoting Knoxibus (Reply 1):
old news

Yup, you're right. I opened the article in another browser, and the small paragraph that said "some of the orders, including that for the A380s, had been announced previously" was no longer covered by the ad.

So some of the narrow-body orders were new, and the A380 was previously announced.

This was news of formalizing the order, and signing ceremony.
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RE: China Southern Buys 5 A380's

Thu Apr 21, 2005 3:42 pm

They announced here in radio, that the Chinese government made a deal with France. In the future, China will even work together with the European a/c industry. Is it possible that the Chinese a/c company's could produce for instance the A320 series in China?
Does anybody have more information about this?

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RE: China Southern Buys 5 A380's

Thu Apr 21, 2005 9:04 pm

I wonder where CZ will operate the A380.

they only have CDG and AMS in Europe, LAX in the USA, and SYD/MEL in Australia that are the right distance to operate these aircraft. None of these services are beyond daily, and none seem to be capacity constrained..
 
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RE: China Southern Buys 5 A380's

Thu Apr 21, 2005 11:18 pm

Quoting 6thfreedom (Reply 4):
I wonder where CZ will operate the A380

Wouldn't be surprised at all with CAN-PEK or CAN-PVG domestic. CZ uses 777s on these routes.

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