|February 4th, 2017 at 7:20:11 AM permalink|
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
But realistically, how many of the top airports in Europe will be within some range of a narrowbody aircraft in 10-15 years from US cities? probably not the ones in Russia or Turkey. The future will be in smaller planes going to multiple airports.
Megaseat airplanes may come into more demand in Asia for shorter routes. but look how poor sales of the A380 were in Asia. Only 80 planes were ordered an that includes 20 from Qantas of which only 12 were delivered. Most people think the remaining 8 will never be purchased.
Del / Ord Undeliver : Airline Country
19 / 24 5 : SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE
12 / 20 8 : QANTAS AIRWAYS AUSTRALIA
10 / 10 0 : KOREAN AIR KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
6 / 6 0 : MALAYSIA AIRLINES MALAYSIA
6 / 6 0 : THAI AIRWAYS INTERNATIONAL THAILAND
5 / 5 0 : CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES COMPANY CHINA
4 / 6 2 : ASIANA AIRLINES KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
0 / 3 3 : All Nippon Airlines JAPAN
When the A380 was designed, they knew that Qantas and Singapore Air were going to be big customers, but they expected to sell a lot of planes in the rest of Asia given the crowded airports and the heavy traffic that exists on some of the routes.