mmo wrote:N14AZ wrote:.... and by the way, I just counted: HiFly will be the 14th A380-operator.
To be honest, I don't see it lasting long. Not knowing the lease agreement, I think the 380 is going to be a very big money pit for HiFLY.
You don't know the lease agreement, you dislike the plane, and yet still have a solid opinion. Arguments please?
mmo wrote:To everyone who does not like a divergent opinion:
Seems that you are the one that identifies divergent opinions as attacks.
mmo wrote:1) I am aware the HiFly has widebodies 330 and 340. However, the 380 is MUCH more expensive to operate and operate at a profit.
So everybody should be operating small planes and cashing mountains of money because they are smaller?
mmo wrote:2) I am also aware how ACMI works (I have flown the 747 for over 2 years at one, years ago), CPD makes reference to the 787 issues. I agree, there is business there. However, the 787 problems will be fixed. Then what? I can tell you from first-hand experience, if the 380 is used for the Hajj, it will be a disaster.
Strikes, mechanical problems, manufacturing disasters and economic or weather conditions are continuous situations. There are plenty of companies that have been living from them for decades. So when the 787 is fixed nothing else go wrong in the world aviation-related? They are not getting the plane for 6 months or 1 year.
mmo wrote:Also, what airports in Africa are capable of handling the 380, Kano, Kaduna, Abjua, Lagos?
HiFly seems to disagree with their own research. As you are claiming there are not enough you have the charge of proof, show us the data please and how it is impossible.
mmo wrote:I wish them well but even SQ elected to pass on their options and to keep the fleet at 12. But as airbazar said to me...what does SQ know!!!
And BA is looking for more playing cat and mouse for months. And EK has +100 and more to come. But...what do BA and EK know about aviation?!