BWIA 772 From Barbados, joined May 2002, 2200 posts, RR: 2 Posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2730 times:
After nearly 2 years BWIA will finally take delivery of the long awaited seond Airbus 340. The aircraft is schedule to be delivered in mid febuary.
The aircraft will have 40 business class seats and 215 economy seats for a total of 255 seats only 6 more than the L1011. The second 340 has less capacity than the first A340 registered as 9Y-TJN. I remeber that the second 340 was registered as TJM or TJO.
Anyway does anyone know who the lessor is i assume ILFC but i could be wrong. And who was the previos operator of the aircraft. BWIA may seek to expan it route as it will ave extra capacity. The Frankfurt and Zurich routes may be reopened.
Captaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2563 times:
JM has 3 a340's one of which is used at times on the KIN/JFK route. It is a great marketing tool. What is the likelyhood of BW following suit with a POS/JFK a340 flight, couple times a week. Remember when the 424 was ops with the L1011?
Panman From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Aug 1999, 790 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2464 times:
I have all the information that you need but I am afraid that I cannot give it out over a public forum until I know for sure that the information can be released. I don't want anyone losing their job. I will speak to him and if he allows me I will fill in the blank tomorrow.
Let's just say that you will be pleasantly surprised when you find out. Oh btw I believe you have the seating arrangement wrong because they are leaving the seats from the previous operator and they had a 3 class arrangement.
BWIA 772 From Barbados, joined May 2002, 2200 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2213 times:
Sorry that i have waited till now to respon however school just started back aso i was busy with that sorting out classes etc.
I have realise that the 340s were not registered like the 738 fleet. BTW i think that how they registered the 738 fleet was pure and utter rubbish. I dont see why they couldnt register they jets like 9Y-TGA to TG and retain the sunjet names. I think that for the long haul fleet BWIA should name them Sunjet Trinidad (TJN) and Sunjet Barbados the new 340. Or name the aircraft Warmth of Georgetown, Warmth of Port Of Spain in keeping iwht the company's slogan of "Sharing our Warmth With The World".
Panman i will not share any info u give me oevr a public forum. If u feel like sending me an Email my address is avaible at my profile.
BTW TJN was repainted right? Does BWIA plan to bring back maintainence of the aircraft in house?? There is room at Piarco to build 2 hangars that can accomdate 747s if they wanted to go all out.