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A 340-500 Question

Wed Nov 05, 2003 6:15 am

Hello together,

I am very interested in the A 340-500 since I saw the online presentation of this brand new plane on the Emirates and on the Singapore Airlines websites.

Singapore Airlines is going to fly with the 345 from SIN to LAX in February 2004 and later also to NYC (I don't know to which airport exactly).

Emirates has a list with possible future routes on its website, the routes mentioned there are the following: DXB to KIX, AKL, MEL, SYD, LON (no specific airport is mentioned), GIG, EZE, YYZ, YVR, NYC (no specific airport is mentioned), ORD, LAX and SFO.

Now my questions:

  • Does anyone know to which destinations will Air Canada and Qatar Airways send their A 340-500?


  • Are there any other A 340-500 customers?


  • Patrick
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    RE: A 340-500 Question

    Wed Nov 05, 2003 6:21 am

    The 2 AC A345's are currently stored at CHR!

    They will probably never fly for AC  Sad

    Hint for you Patrick: LGW-DXB and back on EK A345 Big grin Hope you can arrange ID tickets with your new job soon!

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    RE: A 340-500 Question

    Wed Nov 05, 2003 6:25 am

    Qatar Airways have no A340-500s on order, only A340-600HGWs. They one you currently see pictures of is a Royal plane.

    Thai has three A340-500s on orders which will likely be used on North American routes.

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    RE: A 340-500 Question

    Wed Nov 05, 2003 6:44 am

    Thanks for your replies guys, very interesting!

    Frederic, I didn't know that AC's 345 are stored at CHR, it would be a pity when they would never fly for them. By the way, you have mail.

    Jeremiah, thanks about the information about the QR plane, I didn't know that it is for government use only because it has the original QR livery. Thanks also about the information about TG's 345 order, maybe they will start a few new routes to the American continent, currently is LAX their only destination there.

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    RE: A 340-500 Question

    Wed Nov 05, 2003 6:59 am

    LON (no specific airport is mentioned)

    LGW will receive the first A345 service
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    RE: A 340-500 Question

    Wed Nov 05, 2003 7:29 am

    Thanks ConcordeBoy, my guess was that LHR will get the EK 345.

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    RE: A 340-500 Question

    Wed Nov 05, 2003 7:42 am

    nope, LGW... it's already in the schedules
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    RE: A 340-500 Question

    Wed Nov 05, 2003 8:02 am

    nope, LGW... it's already in the schedules

    Sorry, my girlfriend had her free day and she was extremely arrogating, so I had no time to check Amadeus today  Big grin.

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    RE: A 340-500 Question

    Wed Nov 05, 2003 10:13 am

    Hint for you Patrick: LGW-DXB and back on EK A345 Hope you can arrange ID tickets with your new job soon!

    Frederic, forget it, Banana Air doesn't have an interline agrement with most carriers, unfortunately I can't arrange ID tix while employed by Banana Air  Big grin


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    RE: A 340-500 Question

    Wed Nov 05, 2003 12:06 pm

    I just have a quick question on whether scheduling the A345 on the LGW-DXB route really makes sense? I mean the route really doesnt take advantage of the great range that the A345 offers, so isnt this a better route for an A332 or a 777? The proposed routes to America, Canada, and Australia all make a lot of sense though, especially that they can now avoid the stop over in Singapore. One more point about Emirates, as they recieve more A345's and gradually phase them in on the Australian routes so they are non stop, well they will then probobly have some extra A332 and 777, so why are they leasing A343's? Thanks for the input
     
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    RE: A 340-500 Question

    Wed Nov 05, 2003 12:45 pm

    Last I heard it was that Royal Brunei will pick up those AC A340s by Q1 2004. But yesterday again I read from somewhere (I don't remember where) that EK will be picking up these birds?

    I don't know the reliablity of any of those sources.
     
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    RE: A 340-500 Question

    Wed Nov 05, 2003 5:43 pm

    so why are they leasing A343's?

    Because, aside from two ex-K6/BA 772As and a number of M11s, those were the only modern 300 seaters immediately available. The A343s will be phased out once the 773ERs begin to arrive.
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    RE: A 340-500 Question

    Wed Nov 05, 2003 7:03 pm

    I think they leased the A343's for six years.
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    RE: A 340-500 Question

    Wed Nov 05, 2003 7:40 pm



    www.skyliner.de reported that the AC A340-541 are going to EK.

    Boeing placed all 17 A340-313 from SIA.

    Emirates leased 8 for 9 years
    Gulf Air leased 5 including a new build. Term ?
    China Airlines leased a another new build.
    Cathay Pacific leased 3.

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    RE: A 340-500 Question

    Wed Nov 05, 2003 7:44 pm

    So AC are not going ahead with the planned Toronto to Bombay and/or New Delhi flights that were being augured previously?
    come visit the south pacific
     
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    RE: A 340-500 Question

    Wed Nov 05, 2003 9:05 pm

    Thanks for your replies, especially to Ivo for the list.

    Motorhussy's question is very interesting, would be great when someone has more information about AC's planned nonstop flights to India.

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    RE: A 340-500 Question

    Wed Nov 05, 2003 9:12 pm

    Maybe an old topic, but I wonder how the crewrestarea
    looks like on the 345?
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    RE: A 340-500 Question

    Wed Nov 05, 2003 9:15 pm

    Maybe an old topic, but I wonder how the crewrestarea
    looks like on the 345?


    Maybe the airlines use the same mobile crew rest area like on the other 340 types?


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    RE: A 340-500 Question

    Wed Nov 05, 2003 9:19 pm

    YACK.......that looks claustrofibic
    to me!!
    Poor a/f  Sad

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    RE: A 340-500 Question

    Thu Nov 06, 2003 12:52 am

    I have yet to see pictures of any f/a crew rest area that is not claustrophibic.  Smile
     
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    RE: A 340-500 Question

    Thu Nov 06, 2003 3:22 am

    AC are not going ahead with the planned Toronto to Bombay and/or New Delhi flights that were being augured previously?

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