airbazar
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TP May Get 4th Additional A330?

Thu Apr 05, 2007 1:30 am

http://www.negocios.pt/default.asp?CpContentId=293494
The article is in Portuguese only and it's not very specific.
What it basically says is that TP has won the bid to acquire 3 Austrian A330's and that they have considered aquiring a 4th aircraft. The article doesn't specify what type of aircraft this would be (I'm assuming another A330?), or from whom thei would aquire the aircraft.
 
latinthug
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RE: TP May Get 4th Additional A330?

Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:03 am

Any ideas where this 4th plane is coming from or which model it'll be (A330/A340) ????????
 
ka
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RE: TP May Get 4th Additional A330?

Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:35 am

I would put my money on the forth A332 from OS (OE-LAP).
The a/c is on the market through ILFC and not OS as the first 3 - so TP needs to win 2 different bids and sign 2 seperate contracts.

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latinthug
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RE: TP May Get 4th Additional A330?

Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:09 pm

But didn't TAP already aquire that A330 that was being leased to OS...I mean thats why they've been able to launch those extra flights from LIS to GRU and Luanda ???

Therefore it seems to rule out this A330 coming from OS... any chance it might be an A340 ?? Has Air Canada already disposed of its surplus Airbus models??
 
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RE: TP May Get 4th Additional A330?

Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:14 pm

Quoting LatinThug (Reply 1):
Any ideas where this 4th plane is coming from or which model it'll be (A330/A340) ????????

I read the German paper "Flug Revue", they say TP will get four additional A332 until May of this year. They already have 2 from Blue Wings, they'll get 3 from OS and the sixth? IIRC OS will send their fourth A332 to Swiss, so TP should get one from somewhere else.

In addition they will get five new A332s from Airbus, c/ns 877, 899, 904, 914, 930. Given that Airbus is already flying c/n 838 - the first of the new ones shouldn't be very far away from delivery.
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ka
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RE: TP May Get 4th Additional A330?

Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:17 pm

Quoting Thorben (Reply 4):
IIRC OS will send their fourth A332 to Swiss

This is an incorrect rumour.

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RE: TP May Get 4th Additional A330?

Thu Apr 05, 2007 11:08 pm

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RE: TP May Get 4th Additional A330?

Fri Apr 06, 2007 12:51 am

Seems that they have where to use 3 planes....

ANAC grant the rights for TP fly to BSB effective April 3rd 2007. Additional flights to GIG and GRU were also authorized by ANAC.

TP will become the biggest foreign airline in Brazil with closer to 70 weekly flights. Even considering LAN Group (LA, LP and 3M) they will be ranked 1st !

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latinthug
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RE: TP May Get 4th Additional A330?

Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:50 am

Thats great news !!

So if they were to get this 4th plane where would it be deployed??
Further destinations in Brazil... Belo Horizonte/Belem perhaps?
 
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RE: TP May Get 4th Additional A330?

Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:05 am

Quoting LatinThug (Reply 8):
Thats great news !!

So if they were to get this 4th plane where would it be deployed??
Further destinations in Brazil... Belo Horizonte/Belem perhaps?

I believe for now, they wont get more flights to Brazil. But CNF (Belo Horizonte) is on their future plans. But i believe they should try to consolidate BSB first.

The link for the new flights already authorized TAP: More Flights To GIG, GRU And New Route To BSB (by LipeGIG Apr 6 2007 in Civil Aviation)

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airbazar
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RE: TP May Get 4th Additional A330?

Fri Apr 06, 2007 12:19 pm

Quoting LatinThug (Reply 8):
So if they were to get this 4th plane where would it be deployed??

My money is on more frequencies to Africa, especialy MPM and JNB.

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