Gilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3085 posts, RR: 2 Posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 10619 times:
US Airways has quite a large fleet of 757-200's (around 34), and I have read from a source that US Airways seem to be grounding a lot of these in favour of using their A321's.
I know US Airways is keen to expand their Transatlantic routes, and are running there A330 and 767 fleet to max with no further expansions of these aircraft possible.
Why doesn't US Airways follow CO's example and use their 757-200's on some routes. Routes that would be ideal for this is the PHL to SNN, DUB, MAN and GLA, as well as some low density routes to mainland Europe.
I dont really know much info of US Airways' 757-200 fleet, are they shorter range compared to the 757's operated by CO.
Trident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 10510 times:
Why would MAN be an ideal route? I understand from informed sources that thier A330s operate this route near to capacity, especially during the summer months. If they didn't one would assume that the service would already have been downgraded to a 767.
Nyskymasters From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 10198 times:
May not have to be full to make a profit depending on the route.
Although I am not sure but US B757's may not be ETOPS certified. The only way to fly across the Atlantic without being ETOPS certified is to fly way up north across Greenland and Iceland which in turn would limit where you could fly nonstop. Does anyone know about the ETOPS for US?
As far as MAN, the loads are nothing but full, full, full, for any carrier that flies into there. Hence, why CO is upgrading to a B777 starting this summer.
Gilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3085 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 9615 times:
Sorry I should have thought more closely about the MAN-PHL route as you said this be operated by a 762 if it wasn't that popular.
I am just surprised it is operated by an A330-300 as most transatlantic routes operated both out of London and Manchester usually involve smaller equipment on the MAN route as there isn't the same size market compared to London.
Does anyone know the history of the MAN-PHL route has this been operating long and before the A330-300's were used what aircraft did US use?