According to Air Berlin´s homepage they expect the ordered airplanes as replacement for actual leased ones plus expansion.
Strange that Air Berlin orders additional airplanes while they are lacking sufficient flightcrews to fly the actual ones in their fleet...
@ Trex8 The difference in fuel consumption between B777-300ER and A346 based on the same payload and city-pair is 7 percent if you are interested in the real number. On ETOPS-Critical Sectors which result in longer routings for the B777 this figure changes to 4-5 percent. I hope that helps a bit. Jo...Jump to post
AFAIK Martinair is related to KLM, which belongs to AF...
So three airlines operate B747-freighters within the same airline-group.
@ Stitch "The 748F's economics appear to be better then the A388F's, which is why carriers are ordering it and not the A388F" As much as i belive the same, could not be one reason for all these B748F-orders be that these airlines simply cannot order more 744F´s? Johnny<br><br>[Edited 2006-11-26 18:5...Jump to post
Can anybody explain why the KLM/AF-Group operates B747-freighters in three airlines within the group?!?
@KC135TopBoom "I believe <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> and <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> signed LOIs for additional WaleJets, that is not the same as confirmed orders." How likely in their eyes (not in yours) is it that they do not firm the LOI´s...? 5 Percent? ...Jump to post
Fragmentation means existing hub-routes with big airplanes will be replaced by non-hub flights with smaller airplanes.
In german "Fragment" is the same as "Part of".
I totally agree with you guys that we will have MORE hub-to-hub-flights than today PLUS new non-hub-routes.
@ Atmx2000 YOUR figures are wrong...! Check the floor areas of both airplanes and see the difference. Standard config. for the B767 is 2-3-2 and for the B787 3-3-3. The B787-8 has around the same capacity as the B764, not as the 763. This will be confirmed by a lot of users here, as we had that disc...Jump to post
The seating arrangement for the B787-8 is 250 according Boeing.
The normal 3-class layout for the B767-300ER is around 205 seats.
Difference 45 seats - that makes 21,95 percent...
Fragmentation and more point-to-point is a <acronym title="Philippine Airlines">PR</acronym> mare of Boeing - nothing more. See the facts: The B787-8 replaces the B767-300 - add capacity around 20percent on each flight The B787-9 replaces the B767-300 - add capacity around 25percent on each flight T...Jump to post
@KC135TopBoom 1. The A350-900F has a much lower payload, but also lower fuelburn than the B777LR. They do not really compete.One is mainly a parcel freighter, one carries heavier loads. 2. The A330-200F is 7m shorter than the A350-900F and has less range. So they will not play the same game, but wil...Jump to post
@Jimyvr "Sorry that i was not precise enough...It was a response to reply35 only... You write: "11 daily <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JF...Jump to post
France has <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym> plus <acronym title="Paris - Orly (ORY / LFPO), France">ORY</acronym> UK has <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>,<acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), ...Jump to post
@ Osiris30 it is not necessary to move my planet, but thanks. Airline business is my daily job and i can tell you that fuel-consumption is only a part of the business. You can see that easily all around the world, where carriers with the most efficient airplanes come into problems. If you want take ...Jump to post
@Briguy1974 "the simple truth in my post. Airlines trying to make money want the <acronym title="Transaer (Ireland) and Trans Asian Airlines (Kazakhstan)">T7</acronym> over any A340 type." Airline like <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>,DL,CO for example? Airlines not only try but...Jump to post
@DAL767-400ER I know we usually never agree... To answer your points: -I believe that airlines will buy the A388 because their biggest competitor has done it! This is like the introdution of the B747 some thirty years ago. -<acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> has d...Jump to post
BA has no other choice. Their main competitors like <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym>,KE,SQ,TG and partners like <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> and possibly <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> will operate the bird into <acrony...Jump to post
@ Stitch I am not pretty sure if <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> really could fit in more premium seats. The difference in fuselage width is not enough to squeeze in on add. first- or business-seat. I would not expect 7 abreast in business for example. The eco would have 9 seats - ...Jump to post
"Airbus compares EACH A350XWB model with a Boeing airplane that is significantly smaller..."
In fact Airbus is comparing the A350-1000 with the B777-300ER and the A350-900 with the B777-200ER.Both are not smaller.
So Randy is talking and writing non-sense!
"Quoting HB88 (Reply 21): Reading Randys column regularly I sort of wish Airbus had something similar to counter his <acronym title="Philippine Airlines">PR</acronym>" I am happy that Airbus does not pay somebody a lot of money to be polemic and childish.His argumentation sometimes really reaches th...Jump to post
Randy says: "Airbus compares each A350XWB model with a Boeing airplane that is significantly smaller, rather than comparing like-sizes. This has the effect of distorting the per-seat efficiency comparisons to their advantage" I did not know that the B777-300ER is smaller than the A350-1000... And i ...Jump to post
@ Columba I expect it tba in december. @ <acronym title="Riga - International (Skulte) (RIX / EVRA), Latvia">RIX</acronym> I already bought a small unknown island - where nobody will find me... <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/wink.gif" alt="Wink"> @ Scouseflyer The same source as last ...Jump to post
@ <acronym title="Jet Aviation Business Jets (Switzerland)">PP</acronym> We are not alking about half a year ago. We are talking about a nearly similiar statement given at two different places in the world and published like good news at europe and bad news in the USA... It is nothing more than <acr...Jump to post
@ Khobar "...then what Emirates is saying about the weight affecting the A380's performance guarantees is accurate?" Sorry, but i did not hear Mr.Clark saying any word since the news about the positive weight reduction (21.11.2006) But possibly he can shut up for longer than two days. It would be hi...Jump to post
@OldAeroGuy So you trust in Seattle <acronym title="Sunflower Airlines (Fiji)">PI</acronym>-Articles about Airbus?!? I cannot belive that. The interview of the thread-starter was given at Toulouse... So at Toulouse everything was alright and at Osaka only within typical tolerances?!? I do not think ...Jump to post