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Which Airlines Are Going All-airbus  
User currently offlineGreaser From Bahamas, joined Jan 2004, 1101 posts, RR: 3
Posted (11 years 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 7192 times:

Which airlines are going all-airbus??? Why do many carriers like NW, SAA,IB switching to all-airbus, and few or none are going all Boeing from Airbus in the future?? What's going on???

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User currently offlineHoons90 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 3103 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 7077 times:

Airlines that are already all-airbus... SriLankan Airlines, TAP Air Portugal, Air Tahiti Nui, MEA not sure of any more..

[Edited 2004-01-22 09:03:26]

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User currently offlineSM777 From India, joined Nov 2003, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 7009 times:

Indian Airlines will go all-Airbus soon when they start recieving new A319s, A320s and A321s (43 new aircraft need to be ordered)

They will retire

11 B737-200s
7 A300-B2s

User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 69
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 6994 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.


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User currently offlineTrident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 6954 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.

User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5052 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 6944 times:

Air France has every Airbus variant available to date....A318, A319, A320, A321, A330, A340 and in 2006 A380  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4491 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 6916 times:

I believe US Airways' long-range fleet plan is to have only Airbus aircraft making up the mainline fleet.

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User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 49
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 6896 times:

Usairways short range plan is to make the next payment for their aircraft.  Big grin

User currently offline744 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 449 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 6879 times:

Bmi is all AIR BOSS fleet. I prefer B744's.

User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 13086 posts, RR: 46
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 6875 times:
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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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User currently offlineBoeing777/747 From Belgium, joined Dec 2001, 643 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 6828 times:

Druk Air - Royal Bhutan Airlines: exchanging their 2x BAe 146s for 2x A319s in 2004

User currently offlineAcidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1875 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 6763 times:

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.

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User currently offlineTAP1972 From Portugal, joined Dec 2003, 396 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 6755 times:

TAP's fleet is all Airbus

A319, A320, A321, A310, A340

User currently offlineOosfp From Belgium, joined Feb 2001, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 6737 times:

Sabena was going for full airbus. RIP

User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12425 posts, RR: 17
Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 6699 times:

By the end of 2005 Jetstar will be all A320s,

User currently offlineSebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3684 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 6642 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.

User currently offlineRyanairA320 From Ireland, joined Dec 2003, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (11 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 6577 times:

Aer Lingus will soon be all Airbus in another year or so once it replaces its remaining Boeing 737s.

Ryanair 'The Low Fares Airline' and now also 'The On-time Airline'
User currently offlineRyanairA320 From Ireland, joined Dec 2003, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 6564 times:

Don't forget that Ryanair are an all Boeing Airline

Ryanair 'The Low Fares Airline' and now also 'The On-time Airline'
User currently offlineUnited4ever From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 291 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (11 years 1 week ago) and read 6503 times:

"Bmi is all AIR BOSS fleet. I prefer B744's"

Not yet they aren't - they still have a few F100s, and they still operate 737s under bmiBaby.#

I guess one of the reasons for an all bus fleet is the similarity between their different models.


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24979 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (11 years 1 week ago) and read 6465 times:

Dont forget BMIs ERJs  Big grin

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User currently offlineDmerinop From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 160 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (11 years 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 6365 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.


User currently offlineUnited4ever From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 291 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (11 years 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 6343 times:

True about bmi's ERJs - I missed them out because they are BMI regional, but under that logic should have left out bmiBaby too.


User currently offlineSantosdumont From Brazil, joined Dec 2003, 1201 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (11 years 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 6283 times:

TAM is phasing out its Fokker F-100s, so that would leave it with an all-Airbus fleet. (A-319s,320s, and 330s for long haul flights).

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User currently offlineMEA321 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 389 posts, RR: 15
Reply 23, posted (11 years 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 6184 times:

MEA (Middle East Airlines) from Lebanon has an all airbus fleet

3 A330
6 A321

They also have the youngest fleet in the world with the average plane's age at around 8 months now!

User currently offlineWingnutMN From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 658 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (11 years 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 6176 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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25 123 : TACA seems to be all Airbus; Lan Chile is increasing Airbus, however they also have 737's and 767's.
26 Post contains images Iflyatldl : Why do AC, EI, F9 and US(if they survive) come to mind?
27 Manni : Dragon Air (excluding their Cargo division) is all Airbus.
28 MD80Nut : 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
29 744 : SWISS has entire AIRBUS fleet! B744 RULES! :->
30 Post contains images Iflyatldl : I'm not sure if SN has ALL Scarebus, but if not, darn close.
31 Emmett99 : It's a good thing. It shortens the list of airlines I'll fly on. Southwest excluded.
32 Cedarjet : 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
33 EddieDude : 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
34 Post contains images AviationMaster : 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
35 Post contains links and images Luisinho : Hiii Our National flag carrier TAP AIR PORTUGAL... has an all airbus Fleet! Here some photos of our pride! View Large View MediumPhoto © Andrew H
36 Graham697 : Another reason for many airlines going Airbus is that they are much cheaper then Boeing acft. I am NOT saying that they are cheaply built or designed,
37 TradewindL1011 : Lest we forget Royal Jordanian. A320, A310, and A340.........I doubt we shall see any new Boeing aircraft with a "D3" customer code in the near future
38 OverseasBHX : Are IB, OS, RJ, TU, MX, (eventually) taking the all-Airbus fleet path too?
39 Crj 900 : AC is NOT going all Airbus.
40 Airbazar : In my opinion, it's a bit more complex than "Boeing's been around longer". In my opinion, Boeing lost the race for the single aisle aircraft to Airbus
41 Frontiers4ever : Airbazar, I don't believe that Boeing has lost the single Aisle race to Airbus, because of two reasons the first is that the 737 has been sold 5383 ti
42 Islandboy : Air Jamaica also is all Airbus. A310, (soon to be phased out) A320, A321 & A340
43 B741 : At least KLM and Delta are all still Boeing.
44 Graham697 : The US Federal Government would never let Boeing go belly up, any political party would do anything to save the company or establish a new semi-owned
45 B741 : How can I forget Westjet, also all-Boeing and probably always will be.
46 Airbazar : Frontiers4ever, I often hear that but the fact is what matters is the number of aircraft sold in the last 5-10 years. The fact that Boeing has sold 50
47 Lan_Fanatic : I tend to think that in some time from now LanChile will become all-airbus. They will need at some moment to replace their 767s, and as they already h
48 Post contains images Pilot kaz : Britannia is an all boeing airline and i don think they have any plans to add any Airbus's to there fleet, just thought i would point that out
49 FLYSSC : EK413, You are right, Air France is the only airline in the world to operate or have operated ALL Airbus types since the beginning of Airbus adventure
50 Manni : B741, KLM has MD11's, Fokker 100's, Fokker 70's and has placed a big order of A330's. So KLM is far from an all Boeing fleet.
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