While the airline president Tim Clark has expressed frustration at the changes to the design of the 20 A350-1000s it had on order, the cancellation of its order for 50 -900s effectively leaves it without a replacement for aircraft in the 230-260 seat category. These include a number of A330s, A340s and 777-200/200ERs, which are the oldest aircraft in its fleet - with the exception of the A340-500s, which are being phased out due to their poor economics.
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