Re: Future airliners

From: (H Andrew Chuang)
Organization: International Internet Association.
Date:         07 Jul 95 03:25:07 
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In article <>,
Karl Swartz <kls@ohare.Chicago.COM> wrote:
>The biggest market for these aircraft is trans-Pacific, while the
>only airlines strongly interested in such a project are British Airways
>and Singapore Airlines.

Don't forget the Europe-Asia, Europe-Australia, and intra-Asia markets.
Clearly, BA does not have any trans-Pacific operation, and SIA is not a
major trans-Pacific operator (with less than four daily flights).  The
reason why only BA and SIA showed strong interests in the proposed
aircraft is because most other airlines have been struggling for the past
five years but not BA nor SIA.  If the project is launched, you can
count on a financially-healthy Japan Airlines (if that will ever happen)
to be the largest operator for the aircraft, just like JAL is the largest
B747 operator.

  H Andrew Chuang