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User currently offlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3158 posts, RR: 51
Posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2911 times:
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The current ATW reports that Air Berlin is unhappy with Boeing. When they asked about an offer to replace their last 737-400s with more -800s, They "were not satisfied with the Boeing attitude on pricing". The airline now intends to ask Airbus for an offer of at least 20 319/320.

Konstantin


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User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2871 times:

"were not satisfied with the Boeing attitude on pricing"

Mmmh. I guess the Ryanair price will haunt Boeing forever - however low it must have been...


User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2857 times:

Prices are sticky...I wonder if Airbus will any similar pressure because of EasyJet.

User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2835 times:

N79969: Sure.... The question is, will either Airbus or Boeing be stupid enough to let themselves be driven into a corner by continuing to effectively dump their products. I think they won't - not if the economic climate recovers. If it gets worse in the airline industry, then they might have no other choice....

Now, Air Berlin wants 20 planes, nothing compared with the 100 + 50 options of Ryanair or 120 + 120 options of Easyjet.

Question is, what'll happen when Virgin Blue goes shopping in earnest? My bet is they are the next ones to try and go for a ridiculously ambitious order. Boeing, or an Easyjet-alike switch to Airbus? Any bets?

Regards

Ikarus


User currently offlineDalecary From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2807 times:

Virgin Blue will and probably already have selected Boeing. There is much speculation that they have ordered 11 737-700s and 10 737-800s listed as undisclosed on Boeing's December orders.
Airbus have admitted to no correspondence from Virgin Blue since they placed their tender in mid-2002.
You'll just have to take my word on this one.

Dale.


User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2787 times:

11 and 10? Sounds unusually sane for a low-cost airline these days!

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