Will Qantas ever deliver the remaining 8 A380's they have on order

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Monkeymitch7

Member since 20 Oct 2013

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Will Qantas ever deliver the remaining 8 A380's they have on order

Chris2304

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 Apr 2013

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short answer no

Covo95

Member since 30 Jul 2015

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why wont they just officially cancel the remaining A380 orders?

jimmylikesitwet

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Member since 10 Sep 2014

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Why cancel if they don't need to? Keeping them as delayed orders probably gives them better access to delivery slots if for some reason they do need them. It also gives them some power to negotiate any future orders with Airbus by potentially converting the A380 to other models.

Chris2304

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Member since 10 Apr 2013

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yeah posibly convert to a320neos if qantas decide instead of 737max for 737 replacement. if airbus decide to go with an a380neo in the medium too long term qantas could convert them to the neo, but unlikely i think b777x far better in the long term espescally now they have chosen the 787 so hopefully in the long term an all boeing international fleet

TomGoddardd

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Member since 15 Dec 2014

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No, they are just keeping them on order if an a380 neo comes out which they may buy, this is to ensure earlier delivery dates

Himeno

Member since 12 Dec 2012

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They might. The last deferal was to 2018. The stated reason for delaying them was the losses in 2012/2013.

With the info we have now, some might be used for deliveries in 2022/23 as neos to replace the 744ERs.

It will more then likely depend on what Airbus does with the program, what Airbus offers if the A380 program is ended, what the second hand market turns out to be.

We could also see them converted to A350s to replace the 330s.

F-Flyer

Member since 11 Aug 2015

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It is pretty unlikely that they will. I was keeping my hopes up that they would of gone ahead and finalised the 8 A380's last thursday but they didn't sadly. For the small chance that they do go ahead with it what are some possible routes for the 8 extra aircraft.

Maybe

SYD-HKG (double daily)

SYD-JNB

SYD-SCL

SYD-HND

MEL-DFW

MEL-HKG

BNE-DXB-LHR

Those are just some possible ideas, interested to hear your thoughts.

patmck2

Member since 25 Aug 2015

Total posts 1

How bout 

BNE-DXB-FRA and arrive in DXB at the same time as QF1/2 and swap passengers. 

Just a thought depending on how popular FRA is. 

riley

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Member since 19 Mar 2014

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Emirates have that feed stitched right up. I can't see qantas going "head to head" on any routes Emirates cover. Aside from the fact only the parochial would choose QF over EK, their agreement probably forbids it.

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