From: Chuanga@cris.com (H Andrew Chuang) Organization: Concentric Internet Services Date: 08 Nov 96 05:24:24 References: 1
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In article <airliners.1996.2278@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Karl Swartz <kls@ohare.Chicago.COM> wrote: > >Another large A330 may be near, too. Asiana recently ordered 18 >A321s (the first in Southeast Asia?) Well, first a geographical correction, Korea is in Northeast Asia or East Asia. Second, I know Taiwan's Trans Asia Airways has four A321s on order. Also, Air Macau has at least two A321s in operation, but their A321s are probably leased planes. I'm not sure. >with deliveries starting in 1998 >and going thru 2005. Asiana reportedly is also negotiating for 20 >A330s, with options for another two, with 1999-2005 deliveries. > This potential A330 order has been reported for quite a while, but it has yet to be materialzed. One or two weeks ago, when the WSJ reported the A321 order, it said Asiana would probably order Boeings for its remaining fleet expansion plan. I was kinda surprised by the report. I went to check with a Korean guy, and he told me that it appeared that Asiana might not order the A330 after all. The same guy told me earlier that Asiana was originally told by the Korean government to order from both Boeing and Airbus, because they didn't want to upset either side. Perhaps, this explains why Korean Air has one of the most "diversed" fleet in the world.