Date: 09 Aug 97 02:28:29 From: Celestar 9V-SJH <firstname.lastname@example.org> References: 1 2 3 4
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At 05:41 AM 8/8/97, you wrote: >>based on 206 seats and year-round non-stop operation >>between Singapore and Los Angeles. That's nearly 80 seats less than >>the current B777 that SIA is operating. 206 seats on a B777-200??? Wow..... that's really spacious!!!!!! >>SIA does not have any B747-100/200s for replacement by the A340-600. And >>they are already operating 37 B747-400s, with almost 8 more on firm order >>and 10 on options (the largest fleet of 747-400 in the world). I doubt >>they'll acquire the A340-600 for expansion too. Their order for 61 B777s >>should be sufficient. >Some of the -400 are almost ten years old. Supposedly, in another >two to three years, the first batch of the -400 should be replaced. >The B777-300/-300X, as well as the A340-600, can be potential >candidates. Yes, I think you've got a point there. Singapore Airlines still has 9 more B747-312s (3 on lease to other airlines), which can be replaced by the A340-600. SIA exercised 2 of its B777 options to B777-300s. Anyone knows which aircraft they'll be replacing? Could just be a fleet expansion.