|Quoting N14AZ (Reply 90):|
I agree, if EK wouldn't be that strong I believe the same number of A380s would have been sold. Instead of EK's livery they would fly around in the colors of the main Asian carriers and the main European carriers. It's not that people decided to travel because EK has the A380.
No - but I believe that the 380 is the very cornerstone of the EK's business model.
|Quoting HALtheAI (Reply 92):|
So if the ME3 didn't exist, you believe that the EU3 + SQ + MH + TG + QF (KE and OZ aren't really impacted by the ME3) would've ordered more than the 162 A380s the ME3 have? In comparison, how many sold A380s would constitute a "larger success" for the program?
No doubt they would have got many more than they have - so rather than using 777s they would be using 380s. How many constitute a success? It is not possible to give an objective independent statement on that. However, it make sense to have a look in the original business case put forth when the development was decided. On this account it seems very much to be a success.