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Air Berlin To Buy 40 New Aircraft  
User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4887 posts, RR: 19
Posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5914 times:

Reuters article

Some extracts:

"German airline Air Berlin said on Friday it was considering ordering at least 40 new planes from European jet maker Airbus or its U.S. rival Boeing this

"We are thinking about a big order for the future -- either Airbus or Boeing," Joachim Hunold, managing partner of the Berlin-based airline, told reporters on the sidelines of a tourism industry show."

40 new planes ? Considering that they have 27 quite new B738, I doubt that they'll drop them. That would mean an expansion by more than 200% from their current fleet of 32 aircraft. Or could Air Berlin start long-haul service? I doubt it.

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User currently offlineFokplanes From Spain, joined Oct 2000, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5846 times:

Well, I got a letter from Air Berlin today stating I needed a German ATPL in order to be able to work for them. Think it makes sense to do the conversion, with this massive expansion.

Thanks a lot


User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4887 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5664 times:

If DBA fails, there'll be lots of unemployed pilots with a B737 typerating...
Do you already a 737 typerating? Anyway, good luck for your further job chances.

User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5617 times:

its good to see at least one airline doing well in this world!

User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5569 times:

Actually Lubcha132, many airlines are doing well in this world...

  • Southwest

  • Germanwings

  • Ryanair

  • easyJet

  • jetBlue

  • Air Tran

  • Singapore Airlines

  • Malaysia Airlines

  • Air Asia

  • Cathay Pacific

  • Vietnam Airlines

  • Pacific Airlines

  • EVA Air

  • China Airlines

  • Korean Air

  • Emirates

  • Qatar Airways

  • Qantas

  • many Chinese airlines

  • lots more (someone might be able to add some to this list)

  • mainly Asian airlines and some from the pacific rim and many LCCs and i think they have bright future as long as there is no war. I could be wrong though so feel free to correct me!

    [Edited 2003-03-09 17:49:12]

    User currently offlineAirNewZealand From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 2549 posts, RR: 6
    Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5463 times:

    Air New Zealand are doing well, aswell as Origin Pacific from New Zealand


    User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 20
    Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5436 times:

    Are any of the Chinese airlines profitable apart from Air China?

    User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9504 posts, RR: 13
    Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5354 times:

    Don't forget Virgin Blue! And Dragonair is doing pretty good.

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