|Quoting EK413 (Reply 15):|
From crying out loud JQ just purchased 110 aircraft... The mainline fleet will get run down A330s from JQ while they receive shiny NEW B787's...
Of course what you're forgetting is the 14 big shiny and expensive A380s that QF
has taken over the past few years (and the next year or two), and the fact that QF
has taken 3 of the last 4 A332 deliveries, all the HGW variant with the new Airbus interior and a fantastic domestic product. QF
has taken 10 738s this year, with the BSI coming in their next frame. They've also got 9 744s going through AVV
getting gutted and completely refitted with brand new, world class interiors. It's not long until the A333s get upgrades (in the works for 2013 from what I've heard), and they're about to spend millions redesigning their lounges overseas.
Also remember that JQ
has not just order 110 A320s -- QF
Group has. Some will go to JQ
, but many are going to their new Asian carrier -- Skybeds, A380 Y seats, full service flights. The A332's are extremely good aircraft -- they will receive new seats and entertainment systems before reentering domestic service, and are all only around 5 years old.
What am I trying to say -- you can complain about QF
presenting biased facts (I have no doubt they are, as are the unions) but it's just a tiny bit hypocritical to then come out presenting your own biased facts.