MACDADDY From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 186 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4796 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?
PlaneSmart From New Zealand, joined Dec 2004, 1286 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4628 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.
Billy From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2000, 895 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4514 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).
MACDADDY From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 186 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4328 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!!!!