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Vigrin Atlantic Buying More 744's

Fri Nov 10, 2000 10:45 am

NORWALK, Conn. -- Virgin Atlantic Airways plans to purchase five new Boeing Co. 747-400 aircraft in a transaction valued at more than $800 million.

The company said the new aircraft will be delivered direct from Boeing (BA) between March and June 2001 and will be used to increase Virgin Atlantic's route network and frequency to existing destinations.


Virgin Atlantic said it currently has 32 aircraft, 17 of them 747s, six of which are 400 series jets.


Virgin Atlantic is a unit of British entrepreneur Richard Branson's Virgin Express Holdings PLC (VIRGY). Singapore Airlines owns 49% of Virgin Atlantic.
 
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RE: Vigrin Atlantic Buying More 744's

Fri Nov 10, 2000 11:27 am

Definately very interesting information!!
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RE: Vigrin Atlantic Buying More 744's

Fri Nov 10, 2000 11:29 am

That's great. Do you have any info on which routes they will be used on?

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RE: Vigrin Atlantic Buying More 744's

Fri Nov 10, 2000 11:44 am

That's pretty cool!!
and how come they didn't purshase any Airbus for that occasion?
 
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RE: Vigrin Atlantic Buying More 744's

Fri Nov 10, 2000 11:46 am

Because the Big Boeing was better for them...
 
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RE: Vigrin Atlantic Buying More 744's

Fri Nov 10, 2000 11:54 am

I think it has something to do with delivery dates, and price then anything else!
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RE: Vigrin Atlantic Buying More 744's

Fri Nov 10, 2000 1:23 pm

Perhaps this may have something to do with the eventaul renegotiation of Bermuda II. They realize that something will happen. So they are beefing up their equipment just as British Midland is doing.
 
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RE: Vigrin Atlantic Buying More 744's

Fri Nov 10, 2000 2:20 pm

I have heard that the 744's that VS are getting were originally intended for AZ but when AZ ordered the 777-200ER (plus 777-300ER options), VS was able to get the planes quickly since Boeing had already started to build the 744's originally intended for AZ.

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