|Quoting Tommy777 (Reply 16):|
sat next to a UA employee on a flight down to FLL last week. He said the 2 ex UA RG 777s were parked at MIA and would maybe be leased by UA again.
I can't believe, VRB
(772ER / GE
) VRE (772ER / PW
) VRI/VRJ (772 PW
) are at GIG
. I can't see VRD today, but people from the airport says it keeps without one engine. The only two RG
772 on the United States are VRF (seems to be still at JFK
) and VRC at Arizona (?). As i will fly GIG
next week i can check this info. AFAIK the ex RG
planes at MIA
are 4 757-200.
|Quoting Stitch (Reply 20):|
As a short-term lease to offer interim capacity until the A350's arrive, it makes perfect sense to me. They're available now, so JJ would not have to wait for additional A332s or A333s, even if Airbus offered them an exceptional lease deal for interim lift.
The comment i heard today was the same of yesterday (and i just arrive at GIG
): TAM staff visited VRI and VRJ yesterday at GIG
and they keep their eyes on VRE and VRF also. I don't know where they will obtain 2 more birds, but VRC and VRD with a HUGE
investment could become an option.
Could be, but also TAM is trying to obtain better deals for more planes with Airbus. As they know JJ
fleet is Airbus, it's not easy to obtain good deals when you need a plane immediately like TAM needs. They believe that with some T7
, Airbus will probably try to offer good deals to replace the 772 as they know the very good aircraft Boeing made.
|Quoting Matheus (Reply 25):|
As I heard, the T7 will fly for TAM just becuase dont have more avaiable A330 on the market.
There are some availability but it's not cheap as Tam is looking for. Tam strategy is to grow without expensive leasing agreements. IIRC Tam has tried one or two A330 but the conditions were not good. With the 772 they force Airbus to offer better deals.
|Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 26):|
MIA-GIG, CDG-GIG, and MXP-GRU in the short term.
If we imagine that they really want to add 6 772 to it's fleet, and remember they will receive 2 A332 from Airbus by first quarter 2007, probably one more route will be announced. As they will keep 3 daily services to CDG
c/s to FRA
, we could see TAM flying back to Germany in the near future.
is another possibility.