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Excel Airways - Airbus A310  
User currently offlineGoldcrest From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 140 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2276 times:

Next year Excel will operate the A310 in place of the 767-200 fleet. Also, the B757s will be replaced for newer models!

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User currently offlineFLYtoEGCC From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 947 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2252 times:

Interesting. Not surprised about the 757s, most if not all are very early ex-Eastern models. Where are the A310s coming from?


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User currently offlineGoldcrest From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2242 times:

Not sure where they are coming from...not surprising as Islandsflug operate some Cargo variants.

B757s will be from year 2000, allegedly.


User currently offlineDebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2422 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2129 times:


cheers Goldcrest!

I would luv (more of) the A310 back in the European Skies!! But what will happen to Excel's long-rage (Barbados) and to Excel's THREE-class configuration??

chris


User currently offlineJamotcx From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1037 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2073 times:

Goldcrest only said that the 762's were being replaced by the A310's

So I'm guess these will be more Air Atlanta aircraft?


Jamo


User currently offlineServisairkid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2054 times:

"I would luv (more of) the A310 back in the European Skies"

I agree with you 100% but I can't understand why the A310? Maybe out of Bristol to long haul destinations as the A310 would be able to do it. Surely it would be more costly although the aircraft will be on lease.
Don't know who will be providing the A310 though, maybe LH?


User currently offlineGoldcrest From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2027 times:

Air Atlanta 747-300s for TCD
Air Atlanta 747-200s for the bits left over
Excel Airways 767-300s for the XLA long haul programme
Excel Airways A310s to replace the 767-200s
Excel Airways 757-200s currently in fleet
Excel Airways 737-800s currently in fleet
737-400s from Islandsflug merged into Atlanta
737-300s from Islandsflug merged into Atlanta

8 types / variants within the one group ??


User currently offlineSteady Eddie From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 177 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1916 times:

Goldcrest,
either you are flightrider from the other side or you have just leeched his post,

anyway I've got you sussed,


User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1725 times:

Excel operates their B763 on the caribbean routes for Golden Caribbean. That includes SKB, GND, BGI and TAB. Maybe i missed a few... But one of the engineers said that they are looking to replace that sole 763 for another type/aircraft for use on the caribbean runs.. (TFATU-owned by Air Atlanta)

Can the A310 make down here? I remember when Monarch had to substitute their A330 with an A300, they had to make a 'pit' stop in Gander, Newfoundland to refuel, on both segments. I don't know much about the A310. Someone enlighten me...



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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24928 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1706 times:

A310-300s may be able to make it nonstop I think


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User currently offlineBSU747 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1709 times:

Hi Captaink
If you go to the A/C stats from the toolbar at the top of every Airliners.net web page, and select aircraft data you will get some data regarding range for the A300 & A310.
Just to start you off,
A300 range around 7500 Km
A310 range around 6800-9580 Km depending on variant.
Not sure what the distance the destinations in the Caribbean are.
Regards
BSU747



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