Bicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2539 times:
Yes, that 380 listing was pretty funny.
How old are CSA's A310s (or are they 300s?)? I can see CSA picking up a couple of more widebodies to fly to Delta/Skyteam hubs in Atlanta and maybe Cincinnati. CSA already flies to Toronto and New York (JFK). Prague is a good hub location for growing markets in central and east Europe as well as many of the Commonwealth of Independent States (former soviet republics). Growing the CSA shorthaul fleet will help it accomplish this. I'm sure the company bean counters are looking at all of this. CSA is going to be privatized soon.
Superdawg From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 347 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2475 times:
Perhaps it will be a mixture of short (10) and long haul (5). It would be nice to see CSA return to some of the Asian destinations it used to serve like BKK as well increasing capacity on some routes by replacing the A310's with A330's or 767/777's.
AeroAussie From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 264 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2407 times:
I have to echo the sentiments echoed here that we are proibably going to see a battle between the 737 family and the A320 family, with perhaps a few A330's or maybe 767's to replace the A310s.
Did you leave any longhaul aircraft out there? If they are getting 15 jets, the majority will probably be short/medium haul aircraft. They might pick up a few A330's to replace the A310's, but to think that they would honestly be considering the A380/A340 or even 777 is a bit much. There's no way they can support such large aircraft given their current route structure and passenger demand.
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 11951 posts, RR: 37 Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2225 times:
OK, where to start (!)
I agree that there won't be more than 3-4 widebodies and given that it's seeking to replace A310s, the 7E7 might be in with a good chance here, although if OK goes for the 319/320/321, that would certainly weigh in favour of the A330-200.
Surprised that Embraer wasn't approached. I thought it might have been in a position to provide EMB 170s or 190s.
Andrej From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 810 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2198 times:
CSA just got "new" A310. Do you think it was a wise investemnt if they wanted to buy new long haul? Maybe, but still I believe that A310 are here to stay for longer.
CSA is using B734/5 and they seem to be very happy with them, so I believe they will look for B737NG. 717 might be possible, but I do not think so. But there might be problems. Boeing just left AeroVodochody (famous factory on producing L29, L39, L59, L159 Alca) so Czech's might not order new Boeings.
A32X-> they might order this family of plane. Czech Rep. is joining EU in May 04 and God knows what kind of pressure they might receive from EU. Maybe they want to "please" EU and thus they will order A32X. Maybe A32X is what they need for thier future and mix of A318-321 will help them to become better (economically wise) airline.
You can see, how things get twisted when new planes are ordered and how many factors are implemented. We do not even know about these factors and probably we will never know.
CSA is member of SkyTeam, and I just do not see that they will order to fly to Asian or other destinations. If 10 or 15 business men needs to go to BKK, they might fly AF, Korean Air.
All in all, I hope that CSA will choose best plane that fits thier future development programs, that will work and earn money.