Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 31 Aug 2015
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Hi All,I know that Qantas has many 787's on order, but since they have been announcing a fair bit of point-to-point destinations like MEL-NRT, I was wondering if you guys think there's any chance of them leasing additional 330's to open up routes to Korea, Taiwan or add additional capacity to Singapore, China or Japan? The A330's seem to work really well on Asian routes.
Member since 02 Jul 2011
Total posts 835
Unlikely I suspect.
Member since 26 May 2014
Total posts 306
I thought "the ugly sisters" we're the 2 747-400s that came from Malaysian. QF has been working to reduce fleet variants, so would not be a hurry to add A330s that are not consistent with the refurbed fleet.
Member since 29 Nov 2013
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Member since 07 Oct 2012
Total posts 766
QF has actually reduced it's A330 fleet size by a couple. So don't see them going the other way. It appears the current plan will be that some 787 will eventually replace A330 on Asian routes down the track... leaving QF with 787/A380 and whatever plane QF orders for ultra long range
Member since 12 Dec 2012
Total posts 290
They reduced the A330 fleet from 30 to 28 during the shuffle of A330s back from JQ. Some people have been claiming that the last 2 332s not yet refit won't be and will be returned, reducing the fleet to 26.The A330s and A380s have 10-15ish years left.The 744ERs have 5-8 years left.I would expect to see an order for more 787s and either A350s or 777-8s within the next 12-18 months.I don't see them making any more long term leases (other then QF leasing to itself via shell companies much like many of their already owned aircraft)Short term leases might be possible, depending on how they manage the arrival of the 787s vs retiring older 747s and any refresh to the 380s.
Member since 20 Apr 2014
Total posts 8
they wont be flying to korea or taiwan as the markets are either too competitive or too small. id like to see them increase China flights with 788s taken off jetstar as their international operations are closed down
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