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Old October 31st, 2005, 09:35 AM   #21
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Airbus pitches long-range A340 to Qantas
Thursday October 27, 2005

Airbus has returned to Qantas with a longer-range version of the A340-500 in an effort to meet the carrier's requirement for an aircraft to fly from Sydney to London.

However, Airbus COO Customers John Leahy conceded that the variant's performance is marginal with just 120 business and first class seats.

Both the A340-500 and the 777-200LR can perform the London-Sydney leg with a good payload--240 passengers for the 777-200LR--but Qantas apparently is not keen on a one-stop or one-way service. Until the advent of the DC-7C in 1955, all transatlantic flights were one-stop westbound and some analysts believe that a 45-min. technical fuel stop would be acceptable westbound to London. They argue that a technical stop without joining passengers and their bags would eliminate the many delays that plague hub-style operations and suggest that the big plus to Qantas is the nonstop flight home to Australia.

Both the A340-500 and 777-200LR easily can handle the Sydney-New York and Sydney-Dallas missions in both directions. Some analysts have suggested that Qantas link up with oneworld partners American Airlines and British Airways to operate eastbound Sydney-Dallas-London-Sydney with a 777-200LR in a three-class first, business and premium economy configuration. The Australian carrier is expected to announce a commitment for up to 100 aircraft in the 777 and 787 classes by early December.

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Old October 31st, 2005, 11:50 PM   #22
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I think the A340-500 is the best-looking single deck plane. The 600 is slighly out of proportion with its length. The B777-300 also looks nice.
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AIRBUS | A330 and A340 News and Discussion

I have had a hard time finding a good discussion thread on one of Airbus' best-selling aircraft, the A330. And I will start one right here.

The A330 has had its first flight 20 years ago (2 November 1992), and it is fast approaching its 20th year of continuous service, with its maiden commercial flight with France's Inter Air on 17 January 1994. And it is rumored that Airbus will continue selling the aircraft until at least 2020.

With two engines and a wide body, it is comparable to Boeing's 767 and 777, and I really love this aircraft for its versatility, especially when dealing with heavy short-haul routes and performing up to long-haul routes.

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Old December 19th, 2012, 01:16 PM   #24
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Aeroflot received its 22nd a330, last one of its 11 A333 order back in 2010.
I personally love their livery, and I'm looking forward to see it on the 777.

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Old December 23rd, 2012, 07:16 AM   #25
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Latest Airlines Operating the A330

So I've been scouring around Airline Route for any new airlines operating the A330 from November, and I've found some. I will write down my summary after each link.

Boliviana de Aviacion
Boliviana de Aviacion, the airline company that replaced the defunct AeroSur, has launched service to Madrid from Santa Cruz, Bolivia, using a leased A330-200.

Hong Kong Airlines
Hong Kong Airlines has added an A330-300 to its fleet (along with its existing A330-200), in which it has already started operations on one of the airline's two Hong Kong-Beijing rotations.

Iberia
Spain's national airline, Iberia, will add an A330-300 to its fleet, and it will operate the aircraft from February 2013 to three European (London, Rome, and Tel Aviv) and four long-haul (Chicago, Dakar, Luanda, and Miami) destinations.

Jet Airways
Jet Airways, India's largest privately-owned airline, will launch A330-300 operations starting 22 December 2012 on Mumbai-Brussels and Mumbai-Hong Kong flights, and it will complement its existing A330-200 aircraft.

Shaheen Air
Shaheen Air, a Pakistani airline, has recently added an A330-300 to its fleet, and it will initially operate flights from three Pakistani cities (Islamabad, Lahore, and Peshawar) to Riyadh in Saudi Arabia.

TACA Airways: 1 - 2
TACA Airways has recently added an A330-200 to its fleet, and it has started operations to Buenos Aires and Bogota from Lima utilizing the new aircraft.

TransAsia Airways
TransAsia Airways has recently added an A330-300 to its fleet, and the Taiwanese-based airline will use the new aircraft to operate between Taipei and cities in Hokkaido Prefecture in Japan, as well as its daily Taipei-Singapore flight.

XL Airways France
XL Airways France, a low-cost French carrier, will launch new services from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to four Caribbean (Fort-de-France, Pointe-a-Pitre, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana) destinations using its brand new A330-300, configured as mono-class (all Y) with 408 seats.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 05:43 AM   #26
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Whoa, since when did Air Mauritius have that livery? And Malaysia Airlines' new livery on that A330 looks decent. Good shots!
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Old January 1st, 2013, 06:45 AM   #28
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Hawaiian Airlines looks good on an A330
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Indeed! And that's the latest aircraft type of the airline too, used daily on its HNL-JFK rotation.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 11:29 AM   #30
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Hawaiian Airlines should replace their whole Boeing fleet with Airbus aircrafts!
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They are replacing their 767s with the new A330s. But their 717s aren't going anywhere, they even added 2 to their fleet last year. And when it's time that they should be replaced it makes more sense to go a for a similar sized regional jet from one of the other manufactures.


btw,

In the industry there's some talk about the cancellation of the A350-800 by Airbus and that it could be replaced by a A330neo. This is fueled by the recently several airlines have changed their A350-800 to the -900 and the -1000, the delays in the A350 project and the continuing sales of the A330 even with the 787 production picking up steam.

Last years improvements of the A330 also show that Airbus is looking at selling this plane after the introduction of the A350.

You can find some info on it here.
http://leehamnews.wordpress.com/tag/a330neo/
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Hardly surprising. The A350 is aimed at airlines who want to replace their A340s and older B777s and the A350-800 is simply too small for that.
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So question: if the A350-800 is too small, will it mean that the specific project will be canceled and focus instead on the larger -900 and -1000 variants? Perhaps the A330Neo variants will be much better than before, and it can entice more carriers to buy them because they operate with just two engines, but those pack a punch with the capability to fly long distances, similar to the 777.
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Now that's the A330 for TACA? Awesome with its Star Alliance livery!
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With that new aircraft for Garuda, how many A330s will the airline have? I believe it also operates the A330-300 model too...?
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According to Arifleets.net they now operate 15 A330s, 9 -200s and 6 -300s. They got 20 more on order out of which 2 are for the -200 and the other 18 for the -300.
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EK are taking out at least four 332s from they're fleet this year.
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Hmmm... Will EK get more A330s, or will those be replaced with more B777s? Perhaps it could try out the A330-300 for a change.
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