And was so from Day one. At the time all I remember thinking was that the order was nothing more than a PR
stunt - just like the sonic cruiser.
Amazing to see two of the biggest egos in the business choosing the wrong aircraft - twice.
|Quoting behramjee (Reply 35):|
Yes it does seem that the A380 is now not a good fit for VS
It never was...
I'm not so sure about HKG
- this route continues to SYD
, and VS
already have lower yields than the competitors on this segment. CX
are strong formidable competitors, and VS
doesnt need to basically double capacity.
is a frequency route, hence it needs more A330 over less A380. The 380 is better suited to a high density Gatwick operation - flying bucket loads of leisure passengers to Florida and Vegas.
|Quoting ecbomberman (Reply 49):|
For a starter, they can fill up flights to HKG/JFK/SFO quite easily. If I remember correctly, VS is having trouble getting LHR-SYD pax on their daily LHR-HKG-SYD flights because most people disembark in HKG. Thus, I would see think that an A380 would be useful for that route for a starter...
That was many years ago, and probably nothing more than Hype. If that was true, they would be operating the 744 on it.
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