JoergAtADN wrote:cougar15 wrote:PepeTheFrog wrote:Plenty of 380`s parked up to deal with that, if it happens, not just at EK but for all X customers! And 77W´s to soldier on a little longer. Starting to wonder about this X, things are not looking good....Great plane in a very different world!
And fuel prices are low as never - no reason to invest in an expensive new 777x for a slightly better efficiency.
It's not just about fuel. The market space for 779-sized aircraft is pretty small. In addition to the 779 is the 744 and the A35J. I'd argue that the A380 is above the 7779 space. Yes, fuel is cheap, but the 744 is getting expensive and difficult to maintain. The A35J is a bit smaller than the 779.
I think the bigger question for an airline like EK is whether they can currently fill anything bigger than a 787 on their vast route network. A very large chunk of the population is staying put right now. The last time I was aboard an airplane was in November of 2019. I don't expect to board one until the summer of 2021 at the soonest.