|Quoting NA (Thread starter):|
Jade Cargo, receiving its second 747-400ERF these days, might feel the need to aquire even more freighters than the 6 (all 744Fs) it has on order, according to an article on FI (online) of today.
|Quoting Columba (Reply 3):|
I was searching for the full story but could not find it. Can you give me the full link ?
|Quoting PanAm_DC10 (Reply 4):|
Another six planes may be ordered by 2010, although the order could be for smaller aircraft to serve routes within Asia, the paper said.
|Quoting PanAm_DC10 (Reply 4):
A link to the FI article would be appreciated
Its second 747-400ERF is due for delivery in November and the last of the remaining four on order in January 2008. It has also said it may look to add six more aircraft from 2009 or 2010.
Jade cargo plan
China's Jade Cargo International, which began operations on 5 August, may acquire six more aircraft as part of a fleet expansion. The airline's initial fleet plan comprised six Boeing 747-400ERFs, but another six aircraft could join the fleet from 2009 or 2010. No decision has been made on the type of aircraft to be added.
That said, the 747-400ERF is a rather curious aircraft to use on intra-Asian routes. Lubecki insists it can be viable, but admits the airline originally planned to use A300-600s for regional routes, but was banned from wet-leasing them by the Chinese authorities. "It was always our intention to operate intercontinentally, but it would have been nice to have the intra-Asian network in place first," he says.
|Quoting Columba (Reply 5):|
First of thank you PanAm informative as always