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I personally don’t think they will ‘replace’ many more traditional 747 routes as opposed to augment them until the true replacement arrives... Hopefully this means we see additional Perth - Europe flights (Perth airport can’t play these games forever) and perhaps MEL - DFW.
What I’m ultimately hoping to see is a net increase in seats achieved by diversifying QFs current destinations. For example, instead of a straight swap of 744 to 789 on the JNB route they could use the smaller aircraft on both JNB and CPT. Such an operation would require QF to order over two dozen widebodies in the coming years, but without an increase in service frequency or added destinations QF will essentially reject a very good opportunity to reestablish it’s dominance in the international market.
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ETOPS330 will see them on JNB and SCL routes, possibly supplemented by a 330 on PER-JNB with the rest used on the remaining US 747 services.
Just can't see QF dropping frequencies on these routes (they will already downgrade seatcount).
Possibly DFW may go 787 with the 380 moved back to West Coast
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