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Major Airlines' Operating 1 A340 Or Similar..i.e.:

Thu Jul 06, 2006 6:26 am

Why does Etihad only operate (1) A343?

What other major airlines operate just (1) of an a/c? Dare I ask "why" and open up a can of worms...
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B742
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RE: Major Airlines' Operating 1 A340 Or Similar..i

Thu Jul 06, 2006 6:33 am

Here is a few examples....

PB Air - 1x 767-300ER (Currently now stored and going to moving to Viva Macau)
Air Namibia - 1x A340-300
Air Namibia - 1x MD11 (For UPS)
Nationwide - 1x 767-300ER

And although not a widebody, Ghana Int'l only operate a single 757

I think in Etihad's case, they just needed a widebody for expansion, and a A340 was available at the time, so they got it

It's easier for airlines such as Etihad and Air Nambia to operate a single aircraft of a type as they have more than one widebody to replace it incase of a fault or incident which means it cannot fly. It is a lot harder for airlines such as Nationwide to maintain on schedule if their single 767 is faulty!

(May I point out, my reply above is based on widebodies as I read the post wrong, to clear up any confusion  Wink)

Rob!

[Edited 2006-07-06 00:02:52]
 
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RE: Major Airlines' Operating 1 A340 Or Similar..i.e.:

Thu Jul 06, 2006 6:36 am

Ghana Airlines only operate 1 x B752.  Wink
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RE: Major Airlines' Operating 1 A340 Or Similar..i.e.:

Thu Jul 06, 2006 6:37 am

First of all, there are o lot af airlines that has only one aircraft on it's fleet, so, all og them would be here.
Considering airlines that have a bigger fleet, here are some examples:

Pluna Uruguai:
1x 767-300ER
1x 757-200

VARIG

1x 737-500

Qatar Airways

1x A310-300
1x A340-500

Royal Air Maroc

1x 747-400

Royal Brunei

1x 757-200
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RE: Major Airlines' Operating 1 A340 Or Similar..i.e.:

Thu Jul 06, 2006 6:41 am

Quoting Thering (Reply 3):

Royal Brunei

1x 757-200

Royal Brunei do not operate the 757 anymore. Their fleet is only a mix of 763's, A320's and A319's  Smile

Quoting Thering (Reply 3):
Qatar Airways

1x A310-300
1x A340-500

These two aircraft are operated for Qatar Amiri Flight so it is slightly different as they do not need to maintain a schedule as much as an airline would  Smile
QR also operate a single A340-200  Smile

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RE: Major Airlines' Operating 1 A340 Or Similar..i.e.:

Thu Jul 06, 2006 6:50 am

Air Madrid operates 1 A340-300 and 1 A310, soon they will operate two A340-300s though.
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RE: Major Airlines' Operating 1 A340 Or Similar..i.e.:

Thu Jul 06, 2006 3:14 pm

Quoting B742 (Reply 1):
Air Namibia - 1x A340-300

SW will soon receive a second A340-300.
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RE: Major Airlines' Operating 1 A340 Or Similar..i.e.:

Thu Jul 06, 2006 6:02 pm

Eritrean Airlines operates a single 767-200ER
 
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RE: Major Airlines' Operating 1 A340 Or Similar..i

Thu Jul 06, 2006 6:15 pm

Lufthansa is operating only 2 A330-200, which is quite few for their fleet seize and they used to operate a single B767-300ER

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RE: Major Airlines' Operating 1 A340 Or Similar..i.e.:

Thu Jul 06, 2006 6:25 pm

Quoting DIA (Thread starter):
Dare I ask "why" and open up a can of worms

In many cases, we are talking about a small airline with a limited fleet - for example, Air Namibia operates only two longhaul aircraft and are just intergrating the A343 into their fleet - thus the odd 1 MD11 and 1 A343 situation.

In other cases, say Qatar, to get operations up and running they leased in or acquired various airplanes of various types and took what was available on the market.....as the airline begins recieving its newly built airplanes, the fleet will be rationalized with the 1 airplane fleets being disposed of.

There are cases where an airline will have a small fleet to operate a specific route - SQ, for example, operates only five A345s in a fleet dominated by 777s and 744s in order to operate the two ULH routes from SIN to EWR and LAX.
 
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RE: Major Airlines' Operating 1 A340 Or Similar..i.e.:

Thu Jul 06, 2006 6:32 pm

Do Emirates still operate the single A310?
 
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RE: Major Airlines' Operating 1 A340 Or Similar..i

Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:08 pm

Quoting Hentzz (Reply 8):
2 A330-200

I think it's down to one now? D-AIMD?
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RE: Major Airlines' Operating 1 A340 Or Similar..i.e.:

Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:52 pm

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 5):
Air Madrid operates 1 A340-300 and 1 A310, soon they will operate two A340-300s though.

Air Madrid i am not certain will be getting a second A340-300 anytime soon though i may be wrong, they do operate 1 A330-300 which was the former Aer Lingus aircraft EI-SHN and may already be operating a second A330-300 this one being a former LTU aircraft.
 
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RE: Major Airlines' Operating 1 A340 Or Similar..i.e.:

Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:56 pm

Quoting Psimpson (Reply 12):
Air Madrid i am not certain will be getting a second A340-300 anytime soon though i may be wrong, they do operate 1 A330-300 which was the former Aer Lingus aircraft EI-SHN and may already be operating a second A330-300 this one being a former LTU aircraft.

At the end of the summer Air Madrid will be taking delivery of a second ex Air France A340-300. They now operate two A330-300's after the delivery of the ex LTU bird in June.
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RE: Major Airlines' Operating 1 A340 Or Similar..i.e.:

Fri Jul 07, 2006 1:50 am

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 11):
I think it's down to one now? D-AIMD?

I don't really know, their website shows 2 but it's probably ageing and not accurate.
 
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RE: Major Airlines' Operating 1 A340 Or Similar..i.e.:

Fri Jul 07, 2006 5:32 am

Air Jamaica operate 2 A340's...don't BWIA jsut have one A340?
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RE: Major Airlines' Operating 1 A340 Or Similar..i

Fri Jul 07, 2006 8:20 am

Quoting Yellowtail (Reply 15):
Air Jamaica operate 2 A340's...don't BWIA jsut have one A340?

BWIA has two, one ex Air Canada and one ex Virgin Atlantic. The ex Air Canada one is painted in full BWIA livery and flies to LHR and the ex Virgin is in a white scheme with BWIA titles and flies to MAN.
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RE: Major Airlines' Operating 1 A340 Or Similar..i.e.:

Fri Jul 07, 2006 8:25 am

It looks like Finnair only operates one A343, though they have three more on order.
 
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RE: Major Airlines' Operating 1 A340 Or Similar..i.e.:

Fri Jul 07, 2006 8:54 pm

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 16):
BWIA has two, one ex Air Canada and one ex Virgin Atlantic. The ex Air Canada one is painted in full BWIA livery and flies to LHR and the ex Virgin is in a white scheme with BWIA titles and flies to MAN.

BWIA have stopped flying to Manchester, and during the past week the ex Virgin A340-300 9Y-JIL has been flying the Toronto service on at least 2 occasions.
 
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RE: Major Airlines' Operating 1 A340 Or Similar..i.e.:

Fri Jul 07, 2006 9:09 pm

I completely forget the name of the airline (it has orange and white colours) which only has one or two a340's.

Does anyone remember the name. Sorry Ive completely forgotten it!
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RE: Major Airlines' Operating 1 A340 Or Similar..i.e.:

Fri Jul 07, 2006 9:28 pm

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 19):
I completely forget the name of the airline (it has orange and white colours) which only has one or two a340's.

Does anyone remember the name. Sorry Ive completely forgotten it!

Maybe it's Conviasa (Venezuela) with one ex-Air Europa A342?
 
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RE: Major Airlines' Operating 1 A340 Or Similar..i.e.:

Fri Jul 07, 2006 10:06 pm

Quoting AirGabon (Reply 20):
Maybe it's Conviasa (Venezuela) with one ex-Air Europa A342?

 checkmark  Yea thats it, thanks  Smile I knew it started with C or V but I couldn't find it in the airlines list on the picture search page.

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1045237/M/

It looks quite good in it's colours. I thnink they only have one at the moment and as AirGabon mentioned, it is a340-200. Will they be recieving any more a340's?
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