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Old Dec 16, 17, 4:37 am
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Originally Posted by east_west View Post
I'm also curious about plans for the four 787-9s, as BR also has 20 787-10 orders in place plus 6 options.

787-10 should have range for Europe, Asia, Oceania, and SEA/YVR, but probably not elsewhere in NA.

That leaves under-served long/thin routes in NA -- perhaps IAD/DFW/BOS/ATL/SAN? Each 787-9 frame could potentially support 3-4x a week service, so maybe four frames is enough.
I thought the 787-9 were for thin routes like Brisbane and Vienna, maybe also start San Jose (which 77W cannot land) or Sydney.

However, looking at recent performances, I believe EVA has problems filling those extra 77Ws K got and they have to adopt them to all routes possible (hence all those increases, and the next one to try is VIE). Those that cannot sustain will be cut (IST), reduced (SEA) or maybe have the 787-9 put them (such as ORD) on stabilizer and see if it works.
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