Polair From United States of America, joined May 2001, 893 posts, RR: 2 Posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2696 times:
Hi guys. Need some help with school project. I am trying to find out about costs for a start up LCC in Europe. Is anybody familiar with:
- costs of leasing airplanes (737/320)
- costs of registering airplanes
- plane insurance (same types)
- cost of jet fuel in Europe
- wages for LCC pilots/cabin crew
- landing/TO fees at different European airports
- other fees that I am not aware off (prolly bunch)
1MillionFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2500 times:
I used to Lease planes from Boeing Finance. I remember that a M80 was 184,000 Dollars a month, I would bet that a 737-700 would be able to be had for a similiar price since the lease market is so weak right now.
I would bet $150,000 to $210,000 month for a A319/320.
I would bet "old" planes like 737-300/400 could be had much much more cheaply, hopefully someone else will post.
Now they (MD-80) are about $35k (US Dollars). Great lease price for an aircraft with a great fuel burn.
If you started up leasing (most purchase with sweet deals from Airbus or Boeing), this would be the type of a/c to go with since it has these low lease rates and only burns 900 gal/hr and carries 174 pax. A320 carries the same and still burns 820 gal/hr. No matter how expensive oil gets, the extra $200k/mo will never be worth it!