BREmer From Germany, joined May 2004, 540 posts, RR: 18 Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2677 times:
That's interesting. There have been rumours about Germanwings going for the 717 as a replacement for the Airbuses, and even about LH Mainline getting them to replace their 735s. Maybe the lease is a good opportunity for LH to see how well the 717s perform. Would be great to see some flying around in Germany!
SunCEO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 359 posts, RR: 5 Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1409 times:
Spanair have been acquiring further MD-82 aircraft from SAS (SE-DIK;SE-DIN). This combined with airbus deliveries will leave the AeBal aircraft operating on routes such as MAD-AGP and AGP-BIO for spanair free to lease. My guess is Spanair are making money by leasing in 82's at a lower price than they are charging for leasing out the 717s...
It says: Eurowings group will operate two 717 from Aerolineas Baleares (AeBal) which are operated in wetlease. The two a/c will expand capacities on the one hand, on the other they are for testing the a/c for a permanent use for eurowings or germanwings. It´s also said, that eurowings has to replace their Bae 146 and germanwings is searching for smaller equipment. Cause of the weight of the 328 the 717 should be a good alternative in their eyes.
"If the Wright brothers were alive today. Wilbur would have to fire Orville to reduce costs" (H. Kelleher)
Unique From Switzerland, joined Mar 2003, 1703 posts, RR: 40 Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 764 times:
It's still not clear if they will receive Germanwings colors
For ZRH spotters, it doesn't really matter as the aircraft is (so far) planned to be here Thursdays and Fridays from 7.40pm till 8.10pm, starting 4th November. At this time, it's pitch black outside...
Let's hope it will come on the morning flights, too!