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WW says BA may purchase 2nd-hand Airbus A380s

WW says BA may purchase 2nd-hand Airbus A380s

Old Apr 27, 16, 4:41 am
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Interesting article on A380s for IAG

IB & even EI may get A380 sub fleets (if you can call 1 aircraft a fleet)

we could see a case for a couple of A380s in Iberia", says Walsh. "You might even make a case for an A380 in Aer Lingus."

Walsh on the A380
"Customers love it. The aircraft works very well. And there are definitely parts of the network that the A380 can work on," he adds. "One of the issues we're always conscious of is flexibility in the event of an economic downturn. The A380 wouldn't work on every part of our network, so from that point of view we'd be less ambitious [in fleet size] than Emirates would be."
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Old Apr 27, 16, 4:54 am
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Walsh dismisses the suggestion that talk of IAG taking second-hand A380s could be a negotiating tactic to secure more favourable pricing from Airbus for new aircraft.
Yeah right. Of course it's negotiation.
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Old Apr 27, 16, 5:15 am
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Old Apr 27, 16, 6:44 am
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Originally Posted by henkybaby View Post

That looks cool...but a lot of green!
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Old Apr 27, 16, 6:57 am
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"That's a lot of green" - exactly what WW told Airbus when he said he was considering second hand instead of new!
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