American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4484 posts, RR: 12 Posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5253 times:
Prague based Csech Airlines is now taking delivery of first Airbus A320 aircraft. I suppose they are expecting a bunch of those to replace in the long run the B737-400/500 aircraft, and obviously the NG737 Series have been ruled out. I got this info from planes.cz, I didn't read anything because it was all in Czech, I just looked at pictures.
Being a new member in the European Union, I'm not surprised Czech Republic's flag carrier is slowly moving to an all Airbus fleet as most other European airlines fly/have flown at least one Airbus type(the only exception is Malev, Hungary is now part of the European Union and the flag carrier has never had any Airbus in its fleet). However the 4 A310's they operate on long haul flights can very well be replaced with B787's early next decade.
Checo77 must know.
This is the first picture of a CSA A320 on airliners.net
Traveler_7 From Estonia, joined May 2000, 540 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5167 times:
Looks Nice. Are they ordered A319 too?
... most other European airlines fly/have flown at least one Airbus type(the only exception is Malev, Hungary is now part of the European Union and the flag carrier has never had any Airbus in its fleet)...
Actually Hungary is not only exception. Flag carriers of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania never operated any Airbus.
AeroVodochody From Czech Republic, joined Feb 2005, 540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5092 times:
Just read the article, which says that the aircraft is currently in France being readied for delivery. It is expected to be in PRG during the first or second week of March. Apparently, Airbus has been putting off the delivery for a while now. I wonder why?