Vietnam airlines abandons a380 plans

Vietphái mạnh Airlines has formally dropped the A380-800 from its five-year operational plans, according to local Vietnamese media.

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Vietnam giới Airlines has formally dropped the A380-800 from its five-year operational plans, according lớn local Vietnamese media.

The airline, which had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus for the purchase of four A380s bachồng in 2009, put off a firm commitment to lớn the plans và has now said that the A380 would present too great a financial burden. As a result, it did not renew the MOU on its expiration in 2013.

According to the Thanh khô Nien News, the national carrier has scaled down the plan which was first approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung i 2008. As a result, its fleet will have sầu 122 aircraft, not 150 as initially planned by 20đôi mươi.

A change in market conditions has also seen a greater focus on the A350-900 & the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. In addition, the planned Long Tkhô nóng International Airport, which will become the main base for Vietphái mạnh Airlines, will not be able to accommodate the superjumbo passenger jet until after 20trăng tròn when it becomes fully operational.

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Finally it said there are a number of reasons including the pressure of seeking funds for the purchase of the aircraft.

Between 2015 và 2019, Vietphái nam Airlines will still take delivery of eight Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners & 10 Airbus A350XWB aircraft.

Currently there are 14 airlines which operate the Airbus A380 including Asiamãng cầu Airlines, Air France, British Airways, Trung Quốc Southern Airlines, Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines & Thai Airways International

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