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How Bad Is The Shortage Of Capacity In Europe  
User currently offlineMACDADDY From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 176 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4292 times:

I say this as an industry watcher but is there a serious shortage of capacity in Europe this summer. With airlines like Aeris, and Volare group going bust trying to sub charter aircraft for sub service and programme coverage is just about impossible.

Can any one say where an airline could source an A320 for the summer season?

If so email me with an offer

MAC


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User currently offlinePlaneSmart From New Zealand, joined Dec 2004, 908 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4124 times:

Shortage of capacity?

If customer requirements aren't too model/variant specific, the biggest hurdles are $'s, credit ratings (company and directors), bank guarantees, insurance, track record (lack of), crews and slots, not a shortage of aircraft.


User currently offlineSunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2041 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4032 times:

Do not be surprised to see a SY 737-800 "Blue Tail" in AMS this summer, flying for Transavia.


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User currently offlineBilly From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2000, 895 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4010 times:

There is a very definate shortage of aircraft in Europe for this summer. This is particularly the case with long haul aircraft. There are odd bits of time available on aircraft but getting anything substantial for a new programme is very difficult (having spoken to a couple of aircraft brokers lately).

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16248 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3986 times:

Given the inability of most legacy EU carriers to make a profit consistently, I would argue there is excess capacity, not a shortage.

A true shortage of capacity would result in ALL carriers being very profitable since they would have pricing control over consumers. It's not the case though.



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3973 times:

Quoting Yyz717 (Reply 4):
Given the inability of most legacy EU carriers to make a profit consistently, I would argue there is excess capacity, not a shortage.

I think the thread starter was referring to charter/holiday airline capacity rather than scheduled airline capacity. Otherwise, yes you would be right.



Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
User currently offlineMACDADDY From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3824 times:

Yes you are right in regards to Legacy carriers.

My thread is primarily aimed at charter and ACMI cover capacity. Billy who do you work for? You are right to saythat there is a shortage of capacity in Long Haul, but at this point i know of only 2 aircraft available for any period of time over the summer. Whats going to happen when ACMI cover is needed.

What are the dates of the sun country flights in AMS?

There general problem is a lack of crews and an increase in LCCs taking up spare capcacity from suppliers.

Again if you know of a spare A320 in Europe - post it here!!!!

MAC



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