Airbus A380 Too Big, According to United CEO
United Airlines President and CEO Jeffery Smisek said his carrier is looking for larger aircraft to serve longer haul routes in the near future but the A380 is ‘probably’ too big.
‘The European manufacturer’s A380 is “probably a little large for what we need”, but the A350-900 on the other hand “might be suboptimal for some of our routes,” Smisek told Aviation Week during a visit to Frankfurt.
United has ordered 25 A350-900s and 50 Boeing 787s, of which 14 will be the larger -9 version. United’s first 787-8 is to arrive in September and six will be delivered by year-end.’
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