metroline2006 wrote:Lufthansa wrote:Prost wrote:Does BA have any interest in operating nonstop to Australia? This would be a good plane for that.
I think virgin has expressed some interest but if QF does it and BA has the A350 anyway its not off the cards. There are more
UK citizens living in Australia than all of Europe combined. Add to that its almost certain that commonwealth trade links
are about get significantly more important.
QF pretty much have made up there mind if they're doing this.
The only way Boeing can get this one now is going to be VERY VERY big discounts. Couple that with a limited market
with only a handful of carriers having any need for the jet.... say Singapore, Air NZ,(both for the Americas) obviously QF and potentially a British
carrier, and maybe a few Middle East carriers taking it for routes like Auckland, And at a stretch maybe Turkish, they're not
going to produce that many frames. Airbus has the upper hand here as a lot of the design work is already done in the
IAG (BA) does hold options on the A350
Indeed. 36 for BA