Ghost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5247 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4684 times:
Im also against MX lease of the A318s. I think it would have been better to order 10 extra A319s. If cost for operations is equal to the A319 and you got 20 more seats then get the A319!
Answearing to the first MX A318s will start to get here by the end of October. First flight of the A318 in MX is schedule for November, 1st, 2004. (Ive heard rumors and perhaps will wear a special c/s).......
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LHR27C From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 1279 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4582 times:
America West are not the only airline to convert A318 orders to other A320 family aircraft, BA had a whole lot on order which they subsequently swapped . A shame, it seems the market for A318/717 sized aircraft is very small, better left to the EMB190 size. The 318 is a good performer, Frontier seem to very happy with theirs.
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AirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4542 times:
According to Airbus, the following airlines have A318s on order:
Although... I'm not sure what the status of the America West A318s is...
HP is N O T going to add the A318 to its fleet. This is confirmed for sure.....by the CEO Mr. Douglas Parker himself. He has already did this long ago and converted them to A319/20 aircraft. Sorry folks, but the A318 in HP livery ain't gonna ever happen.....
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