Re: Virgin Atlantic becomes first A340-600 customer; Air Canada orders

Date:         18 Aug 97 02:22:16 
From: (H Andrew Chuang)
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In article <airliners.1997.1742@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
Pete  <> wrote:
>In article <airliners.1997.1706@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Celestar 9V-SJH <> writes
>>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 make it that British Airways currently has 38 747-400s in service and
>a further 21 on order which calls into question the statement above?

"Celestar's" information was based on an SIA press release issued
when SIA received its 32nd passenger B747-400.  At the time, BA had
31 B747-400s.  SIA may still claim having the largest B747-400 fleet
in operation, because it currently has six B747-400Fs in operation.