CanadaEH From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 1341 posts, RR: 4 Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1975 times:
Winglets are getting popular nowadays! Westjet just installed their first set of winglets last week, Aloha did the same in the following week, Southwest is to install winglets in the future, Air Pacific flies to YVR (-800) with winglets.. Winglets, winglets, winglets!!
SRD737NG From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 136 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1862 times:
The picture in the first post is the first -700 equipped with winglets for Aloha. We will be retrofitting the others to have 4 finished by the end of the year, and all the current aircraft finished by this time next year. And, ofcourse, all future new a/c will come with winglets as well. It was announced a couple of months ago to us that this was going to happen.
Aloha currently fly's the -700 from HNL, OGG, and KOA to cities on the west coast.....YVR,OAK,BUR,SNA,PHX,LAS,SMF,RNO, and more to come. AQ currently has 10 (I think) -700's and has a current business plan to have 20 in the fleet in the next few years. The airplane is doing very well for us.....management tells us that on average, 70 seats sold breaks even. Not bad. With the winglets installed, fuel savings should be around 106,000 gallons per airplane, per year.