Checklist787 wrote:Correct me if im wrong
The strategy change is to use smaller aircrafts to operate routes currently operated by 77W (Minimum ~350 seats) and A380. Another words, a reduction of capacity on some routes. It is no longer wise to assume 777X alone will replace 77W and A380. Consequently the requirement for 777X in a future EK fleet is probably less than originally envisioned when the order was first placed. How much less will depend on the world economy and how EK likes 787/A330neo/A350 class aircrafts and the possible -neo version of 787/A350/NMA/Whatever Airbus develops to counter. This also opens the door for A350-1000 (and -ULR/Sunrise Project variant), which is now a substantially different aircraft compared to when EK first rejected it, in competition for 777-8.