|Quoting Carpethead (Reply 13):
Therefore passengers must be bussed to/from the terminal like when the int'l 744s are used on domestic runs.
I took buses at HND
countless of times when I flew on 773 too. The 744 can also use gates. Anyway you're right the A380 would almost exclusively be parked at a remote stand, and I don't see this happens as I don't see NH
order A380 for domestic runs.
I guess this is the opposite here. NRT
is schedule with a 3-class (C/Y+/Y) 772ER. 4-class 773ER are occasionally
sent to SFO
depending on aircraft availability, but in that case first class is not offered. SFO is to get the 773ER and a daily basis from June this year.
|Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 23):
Currently Osaka Itami (ITM) is the key Japanese domestic airport that has outlawed three and four engined aircraft.
Noise is an issue, but it's well known that the ban of 3-4 engines at ITM
was supposed to help money bleeding KIX
to get more domestic flight.
Anyway, the only reason I could imagine NH
buying some A380 would be to decrease their dependence towards Boeing (source : http://www.ana.co.jp/eng/aboutana/corporate/ir/pdf/annual/06/06_00.pdf
page 40). And even if they do buy some, where would they send them.
could support it, but it's already rumored that LHR
will see 773ER from april or march this year when new aircrafts become available.
's CEO has already stated in the past that if the A380 flying for the competition are a threat for them they would consider buying some, but I don't see this kind of threat coming in the near future.
[Edited 2007-01-25 11:39:11]