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    Airbus has nearly orders for the A 380.
    I can think of these customers:
    -Air France
    -Quatar
    -Lufthansa
    -Air France
    -Qantas
    -Fedex
    -Emirates (passenger and freight)
    -Virgin
    -Sinagpore

    What's about these airlines?
    -Cathay
    -British Airways
    -Malaysia
    -Thai
    -Air India
    -South African
    -ANA
    -Jal
    -Korean
    -Air China
    Are any of these interested in the A 380?
    I can't see any American Airline to order this jet since they go for smaller jets.
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    I cant see BA being interested in the A380 they suit 747's ect.. better, and there c\s wound'lt suit it, I dont think but then again its not about c\s its about pax

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    Cathay and SAA have bee said to be interested. In my opinion, Thai is another candidate. But in these times I don't think we will see an airline placing such a huge order.

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    Hi,
    Haven't FedEx cancelled their A380's?

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    p.s its Qatar not Quatar

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    P.S. it's their, not there.

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    Hi,
    Qatar Airways are building their own airport in Doha ready for the A380's.

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    I found a list with the orders for the A 380. It's direct from the airbus hp. lust update was from 28th february this year.


    10 Air France
    22 Emirates
    10 Fedex (still in the list)
    10 ILFC (who will get these?)
    15 Lufthansa
    12 Qantas
    10 Singapore Airlines
    06 Virgin Atlantic
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    I think Cathay will place an order too. There is no way, with their passenger load, and airline status, that they will not get A380's. Perhaps they are waiting for the Cathay-Dragonair thing to blow over.
    "The Director also sets the record straight on what would happen if oxygen masks were to drop from the ceiling: The passengers freak out with abandon, instead of continuing to chat amiably, as though lunch were being served, like they do on those in-flight safety videos."

    -- The LA Times, in a review of 'Flightplan'

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    I wouldnt be suprised if they did. But maybe this time Cathay will stay loyal to Boeing. After all, Boeing is developing 747 derivatives and I don't know if CX really need one big monster. They seem very happy using the B744s and upping or lowering frequencies accordingly.

    I heard that Boeing will press on with the previously cancelled 747-500 and -600 designs as a result of the A380. Maybe Airlines like Cathay and the Boeing-loyal Thai, ANA, JAL, and BA will do the same.

    In my opinion, I'd rather the Boeings if they build the -500/600s, I've seen possible design studies, now those designs are sleek!

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    BA's Boeing-loyalty is over, they are going for an all-Airbus shorthaul fleet.

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    True, but they still have a sizable B744 and B772 fleet. I doubt they'll go for the A380.

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    It's a matter of time until they swap the old 747s against newer Airbuses. The 777 may survive, though, until it gets replaced by the successor model of the A.330 .

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    Hi

    In A.net somebody wrote, that Fedex cancelled their order. But so far, no sources have been mentioned and no "serious" rumour appeared regarding FedEx and the A380.

    I also doubt, that BA will go for the A380, but I can definitely see CX operating a few on their trunk routes. 2 of their main competitors have ordered it already: Qantas and Singapore.

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    Aerpix, I doubt the 777s will get replaced anytime soon. I reckon it will be another decade before BA start making replacement plans. I do however I reckon that BA will replace the B763 with the A332.

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    I think the airlines mentioned will wait and see what Boeing comes up with. If they don't like it or if Boeing doesnt come up with anything, then yeah, the A380 could be a real possibility with these airlines.

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    Richard, I said with the 'successor' to the A.330, that's well a decade until we are going to see that. Then BA's 777s are due for replacement. I agree that it would make sense to replace the 767s with A332s. The RAF will be happy to take the whole fleet as their Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft to replace my favourite VC-10s .

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    Here is my list:

    10.01.03: Malaysia Airlines 6&0&0 A380-800
    15.07.02: Federal Express 10&10&0 A380-800F
    01.03.02: Atlas Air 0&5&5 A380-800F
    20.12.01: Lufthansa 15&0&0 A380-800
    04.11.01: Emirates 20&20&0 A380-800
    04.11.01: Emirates 2&0&0 A380-800F
    16.07.01: Singapore Airlines 10&0&0 A380-800
    16.07.01: Singapore Airlines 0&15&0 A380-800 (F)
    18.06.01: Air France 10&4&0 A380-800
    17.06.01: ILFC 5&0&0 A380-800
    17.06.01: ILFC 5&0&0 A380-800F
    26.04.01: Virgin Atlantic 6&6&0 A380-800
    06.03.01: Qantas Australia 12&6&6 A380-800
    27.02.01: Qatar Airways 2&2&0 A380-800
    27.02.01: unidentified 0&4&0 A380-800
    16.01.01: Federal Express 0&20&0 A380-800F
    15.12.00: Virgin Atlantic 0&6&6 A380-800
    29.11.00: Qantas Australia 0&12&6 A380-800
    29.09.00: Singapore Airlines 0&10&0 A380-800
    29.09.00: Singapore Airlines 0&15&0 A380-800 (F)
    25.07.00: ILFC 0&5&0 A380-800
    24.07.00: Air France 0&10&4 A380-800
    24.07.00: Emirates 0&2&0 A380-800F
    24.07.00: Emirates 0&5&5 A380-800
    06.06.00: ILFC 0&5&0 A380-800
    01.06.00: Air France 0&10&0 A380-800
    16.05.00: Singapore Airlines 0&10&6 A380-800
    29.04.00: Emirates 0&2&0 A380-800F
    29.04.00: Emirates 0&3&5 A380-800

    This are 103 Orders!!!
    It's all about aviation in Switzerland and Europe!

    CH-Aviation

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    Wow. how did you get a hold of that information?

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    The A380 is sure to be a great aircraft. All major airlines should have atleast one. It will give their sales a boost too, because then they can boast of having an A380.
    "The Director also sets the record straight on what would happen if oxygen masks were to drop from the ceiling: The passengers freak out with abandon, instead of continuing to chat amiably, as though lunch were being served, like they do on those in-flight safety videos."

    -- The LA Times, in a review of 'Flightplan'

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    Personally, I have a model of the A380. It is quite frankly a very unnatractive looking plane. It isn't nearly as elegant as the good old 747.
    As for me, I'd rather the 747 derivatives. Their on their way.

    And I don't feel that every airline will benefit from having a monolith. Look at some of the US carriers. They had 747s but ditched them cause they weren't economical, they'd rather have higher frequency smaller jets.

    On a 747 derivative we're bound to see a comfortable 777 style interior and advanced 777 style cockpit. And these planes will be longer, thus allowing greater cargo capacity and more revenue, or a longer range. I would expect that this plane's operating costs would be similar to that of a B744 but the higher revenue from large pax and cargo capacity would make it an extremely profitalbe aircraft. The A380, it's new, it's a blue whale with wings. It can't carry as much cargo, it's extremely large and probably costs much more to a B744 or B745/6 to own. My views.

    Go 747-500/600!!!

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