Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 69
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 7118 times:
Then there are also JetBlue and - soon - Frontier...
The simple reason why there are more airlines going all-Airbus than all-Boeing is quite simple: Boeing has been around longer, so most airlines are bound to have Boeings (or McDDs) on their fleets: very few airlines started out with an "all-Airbus" fleet, so there are potentially very few airlines that even could do the transition from all-Airbus to all-Boeing, while there are undoubtedly more airlines that could (and I'm stressing the "could" here) do a transition from all-Boeing (or all-Boeing/McDD) to all-Airbus.
Trident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 7078 times:
Leskova - I congratulate you on a sensible reply to this post. We all know that before too long some people on this forum will get into the nonsensical political stuff, so nice to see that you got there first with a reasoned response. I'm putting you on my respected list.
Scbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 13522 posts, RR: 46
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6999 times:
Well, JetBlue has of course ordered Embraers, so they won't be all-airbus for much longer.
Qatar airways is all Airbus (A319CJ, A320, A321 on order, A300, A330-200, A330-300 on order, A340-200 for VIP, A430-500 for VIP, A340-600 on order, A380 on order)
There are any number of small airlines that you could say are all Airbus, like Air Arabia at Sharjah, who just operate a few A320 family.
Thinking about this, I suspect that QR is the largest all Airbus airline out there (willing to be corrected on that). However, most large airlines will nearly always have a mix of types from different manufacturers.
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Acidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1879 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6887 times:
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While NW was the first to receive the A320 family in the US, they are NOT an all Airbus shop and not going to become one. Plenty of 747's, 757's in the fleet (including brand new 753's) not to mention the countless DC9's and DC10's on the property.
Sebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3710 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (11 years 3 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6766 times:
What's going on???
Nothing special, the companies are just choosing their planes.
Now that Airbus and Boeing are at the same level in term of sales, it would make sense to see more all-Airbus companies. During decades many companies were all-Boeing by a lack of competition.
Dmerinop From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 160 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (11 years 3 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 6489 times:
Yeh I agree with RyanairA320 because Aer Lingus bought loads of A320 not that long ago and the are going to replace the 737´s with them so after this happens... Aer Lingus will have A320,321,330,... and that´s it I think.
WingnutMN From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 664 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (11 years 3 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 6300 times:
NW is NOT going to be an all Airbus fleet. They just finished receiving new 757-300 and are still in the process of receiving new CRJ's for their commuter Pinnacle. They will always have a mixed fleet.
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: TACA seems to be all Airbus; Lan Chile is increasing Airbus, however they also have 737's and 767's.
: Why do AC, EI, F9 and US(if they survive) come to mind?
: Dragon Air (excluding their Cargo division) is all Airbus.
: Going with an all Airbus fleet is very attractive to many airlines due to the high degree of commonality between the narrow-body A320 family and the w
: SWISS has entire AIRBUS fleet! B744 RULES! :->
: I'm not sure if SN has ALL Scarebus, but if not, darn close.
: It's a good thing. It shortens the list of airlines I'll fly on. Southwest excluded.
: Airbus have a complete product line, whereas Boeing are starting to have gaps. Sure if an airline wanted 737s, 757s, 767s, 777s and 747s, that's a com
: At some point I believed MX would become an all-Airbus carrier. Now I realize that's not the case. Anyway, do you know if they are planning to get rid
: Nope, SWISS doesn't have an entire Airbus fleet They also operate the Saab 2000, Embraer 145, MD83 and MD11 (MD83/11 to be retired this year). Germanw