By738 From St. Vincent and the Grenadines, joined Sep 2000, 2699 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4793 times:
Didnt think the TUI order was going to be until- at the earliest- late this year.
I suspect the now strong German influence will swing the TUI order in favour of Airbus. A330 and A320/21's the likely candidates. All very well the 7E7 and 764, but what about the the smaller capacity aircraft required. Suppose the 739 is an option.
We will wait. Dont think the unidentified orders are from TUI though , all just speculation.
Godbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2753 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4571 times:
I suspect the now strong German influence will swing the TUI order in favour of Airbus.
I think the German side of TUI will prefer Boeing. Considering that Hapag-Lloyd Flug was launch customer of the 737-800 and now has roughly 30 frames of it.
I do agree with this concerning a larger aircraft though. But this again isn't a German think to prefer the model which is simply 15 years younger.
The A330 has in the past years gained quite a lot against the 767 and not only in Germany...