How many a380s does QANTAS have on order?

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GgFlyer

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How many a380s does QANTAS have on order?

I have heard from sources 8, others say just 2.

hutch

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Qantas ordered 20 A380's. They have received 12. The remainder have been deferred. Not sure as to when, but factoring QF receiving them anytime soon.

GgFlyer

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I saw on one source QANTAS should have 2 added by the end of 2015 with the remaining 6 coming from 2018. not quite sure if that's true though. I just wasn't too sure about it so I decided to ask it here.

jimmylikesitwet

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This is totally incorrect. I can say 100% that Qantas won't have any additional A380s this year or for the foreseeable future. 

GgFlyer

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I'm pretty sure they will, 12 seems like too small a number and every source i'v seen says QF plans on having 20 eventually.

hutch

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Definately won't be any new A380's this year. More likely to see a B787 in QF colours before another A380.

GgFlyer

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Yeah, after thinking about it they'll probably start getting the rest of the a380s from mid 2016 or 2017 about the same time we see the first 787s. I wonder what routes would be added, theres been rumors about SFO being added, a possible route to Berlin and daily services from SYD - YVR. i'd like to see an a380 route from Perth maybe, PER - LHR via FRA or IST would be interesting, but I don't see it happening.

riley

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If emirates can't fill an A380 out of Perth, don't expect Qantas to try it.

PER - LHR via FRA isn't possible and Qantas have seemingly put their kangaroo eggs in  the Dubai basket so can't see IST becoming a stopover. 

hutch

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*wouldn't be factoring 

GregXL

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A QF press release in August last year says the final eight A380s are deferred with an ongoing review of delivery dates .....

GgFlyer

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I hope they arrive before they start to retire the 744ERs.

msport2012

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QF Really need to firm up delivery dates and start usining them on current and new routes. SYD - DWF should be daily. SYD - HKG Daily on an A380 and even SYD - HND needs to be upgraded to an A380.

GgFlyer

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Asia should be all a330/787 only, maybe with an a380 during peak seasons.

DFW should be daily during peak seasons.

QANTAS needs the other 8 a380s to replace the 744 on routes such as BNE - LAX and SYD - VYR and use on possible routes such as SYD - SFO and SYD - FRA

The 787 will probably replace the 744 on routes like SYD - HND and SYD - JNB   

hutch

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I like the A380 and big birds have their place. But places like SFO etc would be better served by a 787 than an A380 for QF. Even BNE-LAX may be better off on a 787 as this plane can continue to JFK (whereas a A380 probably provides too much capacity into JFK). The reduction in seats to LAX could be offset by a 3-4wkly BNE-DFW on a 787.

I don't doubt that QF would be working towards making DFW daily year round, as its a key hub for AA. In my opinion, the only A380's QF absolutely needs is another 2 (as I understand the more recent models would be able to do DFW-SYD with a full load year round).

I doubt we will ever see a QF plane back at FRA (at least whilst the EK deal remains). QF's strength is to the East. Realistically, the best we can hope for is PER-DXB 787 service to connect with QF flights to LHR.

Agreed that Asia should be primarily A330 etc, but HND may be different as its unlikely to ever get to a more than daily service. On the other side, HKG would be better served with a double daily from Sydney as opposed to a single 747.

hutch

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Also I've mentioned it before, but it would not suprise me for QF and Airbus to do a deal to convert some or all of QF's remaining A380 orders to A350's. 

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