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Old 30th May 2023, 10:25 PM
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I expect that the QQ E190s are the backup plan.
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Old 31st May 2023, 12:24 PM
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Delta has added 8 x B717-200's ex. Volotea Airlines to the US register over the last couple of weeks
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Old 1st June 2023, 09:25 AM
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One of the quandaries I have had is why QANTAS is reinstating A380 services on QF93/94 MEL-LAX-MEL for only two weeks from 15/6/23 to 1/7/23. This will be on alternate days for a very short time in a non-holiday period involving just the one aircraft. A380 services are only scheduled to commence from MEL on a more permanent basis with two services per week from 29/10/23.

It looks as though it is to release a B789 to commence either JFK or FCO services from 14 and 17/6/23 respectively, until ZNN's scheduled delivery on 28/6/23.

Also, A380 services on SYD-HKG-SYD only run to 5/6/23 ex SYD, which leaves OQL or a refurbished A380 to operate from MEL. This begs the question of whether OQL will return to AUH for refurbishment and another A380 return to service shortly ex AUH.
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Old 1st June 2023, 09:31 AM
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OQA and OQC have been in AUH for a while, OQI only a couple of months. I'd expect A or C to return to service soon.
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Old 1st June 2023, 09:46 AM
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OQA and OQC have been in AUH for a while, OQI only a couple of months. I'd expect A or C to return to service soon.
A & C need the new cabin and possibly more work, OQI was in Dresden prior to storage for 6 months and I suspect doesn’t need spar work
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Old 1st June 2023, 11:21 AM
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A & C need the new cabin and possibly more work, OQI was in Dresden prior to storage for 6 months and I suspect doesn’t need spar work
Possibly. OQC has been in AUH since June 2021, which seems a really long time, OQA since last November - still 6 months. OQI arrived in February.
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Old 2nd June 2023, 12:06 PM
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Read elsewhere that it was stuck in Nagoya due to a spoiler control unit fault, perhaps this resurfaced after the subsequent flight.
One the move again, currently in Anchorage AK, should be all downhill from here.
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Old 6th June 2023, 07:01 AM
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A330 fleet to be sold later this year.

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The airline will look to sell its fleet of 28 A330s in the second half of this year. Qantas has been criticised over the average age of its fleet, which now sits at 15 years, older than its international rivals that fly to Australia. The average age of its A330 fleet hovers around 16 years.
https://www.smh.com.au/business/comp...05-p5ddve.html
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Old 6th June 2023, 08:38 AM
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A330 fleet to be sold later this year.



https://www.smh.com.au/business/comp...05-p5ddve.html
What isn't clear to me is whether this is sale and RFS or sale and leaseback. I expect the latter, especially given the Finnair A330 lease deal.
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Old 6th June 2023, 08:50 AM
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I think its more by the end of 2023 Qantas will decide what aircraft type will replace the A330's as that replacement aircraft will still be a few years away with production slots filling up quickly & not likely to be for a few years
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