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Senegal Orders 1 737NG!  
User currently offlineNW7e7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 533 posts, RR: 5
Posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2062 times:

Boeing
FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 22, 2004 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Air Senegal International said the airline is continuing its expansion with the purchase of one Boeing Next Generation 737-700 and an option for another.

http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2004/q3/nr_040722g.html

Why only 1? I guess there aren't that many passengers travelling around in these parts of the world. Heck, most of these people have probably never been on an airplane.



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User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days ago) and read 1972 times:

Why only 1? I guess there aren't that many passengers travelling around in these parts of the world. Heck, most of these people have probably never been on an airplane.

Hahaha, very true. I guess it does seem alittle pathetic to order just the one aircraft. Considering this will be an extreme burden on finanances why didn't they buy an older 737 or A320?

Horus




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User currently offlineKalakaua From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1516 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days ago) and read 1963 times:

Don't hate. Appreciate! Congratulations Air Senegal!


Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who set the planets in motion.
User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5613 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1917 times:

Yeah, don't hate... they're gettin' there.

They already have two 737-700s...(both ex-Midway Airlines ships)

6V-AHN

and

6V-AHO .. (which I saw at Orly and was amazed that such a small craft was used from (Dakar?)Senegal, Africa to Paris it must have stopped somewhere!)

So the new order gives them 3 and possibly 4, sooner or later, they have to take the next step up to a 757 or 767. With Ethiopian setting up shop nearby in Accra, Senegal would be foolish not to make some moves and 'get in on whatever action there is to get in on' over there.

BN747



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User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1898 times:

Sometimes, small orders can turn into more orders.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

-Will



"She Flew For What We Stand For"
User currently offlineTravellin'man From United States of America, joined May 2001, 530 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1896 times:

"I guess there aren't that many passengers travelling around in these parts of the world. Heck, most of these people have probably never been on an airplane."


In a sense true, but you should remember that before it unfortunately folded a few years ago, Air Afrique, which represented many of the Francophone West African countries, was one of the oldest continuously operating airlines in the WORLD, so I wouldn't knock aviation in that part of the world, underdeveloped as it is. It has a long tradition there.



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User currently offlineRCS763av From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4394 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1870 times:

"Sometimes, small orders can turn into more orders."
Like the ANZ 7E7 deal, they ordered only 2 but have options for another 10, maybe they will turn them to orders when they see the aircrafts performance.



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User currently offlineLrgt From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 710 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1821 times:

HOLD THE PRESSES...do we know what they are doing with this A/C yet?????

Run EWR or JFK to DKR into the flight planning computer; DKR is actually 200 miles CLOSER to JFK/EWR than Rome...that is bairly but still within range for the 737-700...which IS also ETOPS.

If that is what they plan to do with it that IS big news for Sengagal, Air Senegal, and for Boeing, since no-737 currently flies between North America and Africa.



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User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6659 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1805 times:

6V-AHO .. (which I saw at Orly and was amazed that such a small craft was used from (Dakar?)Senegal, Africa to Paris it must have stopped somewhere!)


Nope,all their 12 weekly flights are non-stop.


HOLD THE PRESSES...do we know what they are doing with this A/C yet?????
Increasing frequencies into Paris,from another thread.


User currently offlineNW7E7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 533 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1800 times:

Transatlantic on a 737-700 might seem a little cramped for that long of a flight.  Smile

User currently offlineEurostarVA From Bahrain, joined May 2002, 1296 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1719 times:

Doesn't PrivatAir operate the 737 across the pond?? It's in a business class configuration though.... operates on behalf of Lufthansa I believe.



If there is a will, there is a way
User currently offlineStarFlyer From Germany, joined Sep 2002, 987 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1708 times:

DKR is 200 miles closer to JFK than to FCO? I don't think so.
http://gc.kls2.com/cgi-bin/gc?PATH=dkr-jfk%0D%0Adkr-fco%0D%0A&RANGE=&PATH-COLOR=red&PATH-UNITS=nm&SPEED-GROUND=470&SPEED-UNITS=kts&RANGE-STYLE=best&RANGE-COLOR=navy&MAP-STYLE=
DKR-JFK is 3307nm, while DKR-FCO is 2237, roughly 1000nm CLOSER!

And yes, Privatair runs a BBJ across the pond between DUS/MUC and EWR/ORD.



Yours truly - StarFlyer
User currently offlinePaul777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1623 times:

Having lived in Senegal, while true the population in general may not have flown, aviation has been around that part of the globe for a long time.

Just a couple of examples:

Dakar was an alternate emergency landing site for the shuttle in the early years, in case of a problem after the launch. (vs post mission, before you guys get on me about that one).

Test flights of the Concorde prior to its entrance into service.

Dakar, was a stopover city for the Paris - Rio flights of the AF Concordes.

When I lived there, airlines that flew there included: Pan Am, Air France, Lufthansa, Air Mali, Air Senegal, CSA, Aeroflot, Sabena, Nigeria Airways, Cameroon Airlines, Royal Air Maroc (which by the way currently flies the 73's, for Air Senegal, and possibly is the majority owner of Air Senegal), Air Afrique, Iberia just to name a few. Since I was fairly young, I may have forgotten a few!

I also remember seeing the remnants of ramps for flying boats, in Dakar as well, so probably it had some sort of flights on those planes, prior to the advent of the jet age!



User currently offlineLrgt From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 710 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1604 times:

DKR is 200 miles closer to JFK than to FCO? I don't think so.

Did I say that? NO...I said JFK is closer to DKR than JFK is to FCO. Actually JFK-DKR is 400 miles lesss than JFK-FCO!

The 737-700 can go trans-atlantic many points Europe and can also go trans-atlantic to Dakar.

Link:
http://gc.kls2.com/cgi-bin/gc?PATH=dkr-jfk%0D%0Afco-jfk%0D%0A&RANGE=&PATH-COLOR=red&PATH-UNITS=nm&SPEED-GROUND=470&SPEED-UNITS=kts&RANGE-STYLE=best&RANGE-COLOR=navy&MAP-STYLE=



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