aio86
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Alitalia 747-400s

Sun Oct 15, 2000 3:57 am

I went to Boeing's website and saw that Alitalia has purchased I think it was 8 744s. Is this true? Are they finally getting rid of these old birds? When will they start to recieve them? What routes will they fly? Also I don't know if anyone saw the article on the news section here about Alitalia stopping service to Bangkok. If they stop flying there, does that mean no more Sydney flights aswell, or will they divert those flight to another asian market? Thanks for input.
-Aaron
 
dutchjet
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RE: Alitalia 747-400s

Sun Oct 15, 2000 4:10 am

I think that Alitalia actually ordered 5 B744 with 3 additional on option. The order was placed during Alitalia's short-lived marriage to KLM and will replace their 747-200s on their current routes - if all 8 planes are delivered, I think the -400s can replace the entire -200 fleet. That KLM and Alitalia have divorced (at least, for now, some reports are that they may get back together - this is like a soap opera) may affect the order since KLM was helping Alitalia with its finances - I honestly do not know. Yes, Alitalia is dropping its service to BKK, which has upset a lot of people in the travel industry since Thailand is a big tourist destination for the Italian market. The rumour is that Qantas will increase service between Rome and Bangkok and on to Australia.
 
Mr.BA
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RE: Alitalia 747-400s

Sun Oct 15, 2000 8:16 am

Alitalia suspended the service to Singapore too...

Alvin
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steman
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RE: Alitalia 747-400s

Sun Oct 15, 2000 5:16 pm

Alitalia ordered 5 B747-400 with 3 more in options.
The first is scheduled to enter service next March and according to a recent Alitalia document
all the options will be converted into firm orders for the replacement of the 747-200b.
Alitalia is also expected to place another major order for the B777 and the A318.
This is due to the need of expending the fleet and renewing it.
The dropped routes (BKK-SYD-Singapore) will be reactivated with the next summer season.
I heard rumors about a strategic alliance before the end of this year, the most likely being SkyTeam.
Ciao

Stefano
 
airmale
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RE: Alitalia 747-400s

Sun Oct 15, 2000 7:00 pm

Alitalia needs a new liver 

p.s BADLY!
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airmale
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RE: Alitalia 747-400s

Sun Oct 15, 2000 7:02 pm

Alitalia needs a new livery 

p.s BADLY!
.....up there with the best!