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DL delays introduction of A330-900neo to PVG, ICN, and NRT

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:08 am
by jteruel06
DL will be delaying the introduction of the A330-900neo on flights from SEA to PVG, ICN, NRT. The new schedule will be:

SEA-PVG: From Jul 1 to Jul 15
SEA-ICN: From Aug 1 to Oct 1
SEA-NRT: From Aug 31 to Oct 27


http://www.flightsinasia.com/article/4459

Re: DL delays introduction of A330-900neo to PVG, ICN, and NRT

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:32 am
by 9Patch
Just curious why you didn't include the reason as stated in the linked article:

Delta has cited delays in deliveries due to the lack of supplies at the Airbus factory in France, saying on The Points Guy: “Because Delta is taking delivery of new A330-900neo aircraft later than initially expected, Delta will debut the industry-leading widebody aircraft on scheduled Seattle-Shanghai service on July 15 instead of July 1.

Meh...

Re: DL delays introduction of A330-900neo to PVG, ICN, and NRT

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:55 am
by grbauc
not much to discuss

Re: DL delays introduction of A330-900neo to PVG, ICN, and NRT

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:06 am
by LDRA
Lack of supplies? What does that even mean?

Re: DL delays introduction of A330-900neo to PVG, ICN, and NRT

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:09 am
by 9Patch
LDRA wrote:
Lack of supplies? What does that even mean?

I think it means they're not getting parts from the subcontractors on time.

Re: DL delays introduction of A330-900neo to PVG, ICN, and NRT

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:14 am
by strfyr51
LDRA wrote:
Lack of supplies? What does that even mean?

Lack of spare Parts? Seat covers? Spare Engines support Equipment? Could be quite a few things, Even up to and including Training... (though I might doubt it)

Re: DL delays introduction of A330-900neo to PVG, ICN, and NRT

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:16 pm
by AirKevin
strfyr51 wrote:
LDRA wrote:
Lack of supplies? What does that even mean?

Lack of spare Parts? Seat covers? Spare Engines support Equipment? Could be quite a few things, Even up to and including Training... (though I might doubt it)

Lack of airplanes? :duck:

Re: DL delays introduction of A330-900neo to PVG, ICN, and NRT

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:07 am
by Favre4
Currently enroute SEA-NRT DL 9998...

Re: DL delays introduction of A330-900neo to PVG, ICN, and NRT

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:24 am
by mhockey31091
Favre4 wrote:
Currently enroute SEA-NRT DL 9998...

Some sort of proving trip?