BA increases capacity

Hotel News - 25/10/2006

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As part of a major renewal of its fleet, BA is considering buying up to 15 of the controversial A380 super-jumbos costing £5.5bn-£8bn over the next decade. The airline issued tender documents for the eventual replacement of its 114 long haul aircraft with plans to increase its capacity by 3 to 4 per cent. BA has invited aircraft manufacturers Airbus and Boeing and engine makers General Electric, Rolls-Royce and Engine Alliance to bid by the end of the year with orders placed within nine to twelve months with deliveries expected in late 2008 at the earliest.

BA currently has a long haul fleet made up of aircraft manufactured entirely by Boeing. BA are expected to receive huge discounts off the price of the aircraft which currently retail at around £85 to £170 million!

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