Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Why Has 737-600 Not Sold As Well As Other 737NGs  
User currently offlineNYC Int'l From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 4 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1738 times:

The 737-600 is about in the same class as the 737-200, the 7372 is accounts for about a third of all classic 737s ordered. 737NGs are setting selling records of their own but not the -600. The youngest 737-200 are 22yrs. old. Both Delta & Southwest have ordered NGs but not the -600 model even though they both havce many old 737-200. SAS has ordered some but there have been few other orders. Is the is the weak link in a very successful chain?

Lance

8 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineFirstClass! From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 4 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1737 times:

The 737-600 does not generate much profits. An airline will do much better with a fully loaded 737-800 than a fully loaded 737-600.

The US airline I think might go after the 737-600 might be AirTran because A)There is not a backlog for the 737-600, therefore they will get a quicker delivery and B)The 717 is not capable for routes like Atlanta-Los Angeles, and the 737-600 would fit in perfectly. Both aircraft have about the same capacity.

Southwest should have purchased the 737-600 but its transcontinental routes are doing so well that the airline decided to purchase the 737-700 to fill in that capacity.

BTW, the 737-200 was originally designed as a regional jet, and the 737NGs are now regular transcontinental flyers. The 717 was put in place for regional flights.


User currently offlineSv11 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 4 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1737 times:

I think the -600 is selling slow because there doesn't seem to be much demand for a 100 seater today. The 124 seaters (A319, 737-700) seem to be doing well.
sv11.


User currently offlineIahcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3442 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (15 years 4 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1737 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Sv11 is right. The 736 is too small for most carrier's needs. The additional cost of the -700 is minor compared to the revenue the 20 extra seats can produce...... BTW, the 6/7/800 are all built on the same production line(s)..so there is no reduced 'backlog' for the -600.


Working very hard to Fly Right....
User currently offlineNYC Int'l From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (15 years 4 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1737 times:

So 737-600s are not likley to be used as replacements for 737-200s? Also I think that in my opinion Boeing will develope a longer range version of the 717, this could only hurt the -600.I wonder if they will stretch the 717 a little to increase the number buss. class seats.

Lance


User currently offlineFirstClass! From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 4 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1737 times:

The 717-300 is under study by Boeing and AirTran, which will include additional capacity (120 original, but with galleys and wardrobe closets removed on AirTran the # of seats would increase to around 130-140).

Also, the 717-100, also under study by Boeing and AirTran, which will contain reduced capacity (80 original, but with galleys and wardrobe closets removed on AirTran the # of seats would increase to around 90).


User currently offlineClipperNo1 From Germany, joined May 1999, 672 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (15 years 4 months 21 hours ago) and read 1738 times:

Wait and see.
Who wanted the 737-100/200 when it came out...not many!
Boeing said that planes like the 757-300, 767-400, 717 are built for a future market, so they could be high-sellers in 2004 or so!
Maybe the -600 will too. Many low-budget airlines, not only in the US, are using the 737-200, but in 5 years these planes will be, if the oil-prices continue to rise, very un-economaly to fly. Then there might be a boost in -600 orders!



"I really don't know one plane from the other. To me they are just marginal costs with wings."� Alfred Kahn, 1977
User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8124 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (15 years 4 months 20 hours ago) and read 1736 times:

I must say that there are loads of 737-300s around, and it is such a great aircraft. I have recently done quite a few jumpseat rides in 733s and it's such a delightful aircraft for a pilot, and probably a five year old 733 is half the price of the 736, which I guess is a kind of "entry-level" 737NG. I know the 733 is a little bigger but it's definitely cheaper. It's just a classic workhorse and way too soon to replace it.

Someone who said the 100-seat market is sluggish now is right, plus the waters are muddied by contradictory competition, ie stretched RJs, EMBs, Avros, A318 et al. Not to mention Boeing's own 717 - what is the point of this plane? Unless you're Air Tran? If you're going to invest in new technology, it should be the start of a new line, not the end of an old one (depreciation on 717-200s will be twice that of any 737 or A318-21).



fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
User currently offline767-400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (15 years 4 months 17 hours ago) and read 1736 times:

Some a reply of someone, AirTran said there fleet will only be 717s when they have 50 of them to replace there fleet of DC-9-30s and 737-200s.

That may also inclued futre variants of the 717.


Rooz


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
737-600 As Noisey As B737-200! posted Tue Oct 18 2005 00:22:34 by Dogfighter2111
B 737-600 As A Medium-ranger? posted Sun Aug 24 2003 14:11:19 by OverseasBHX
Why Aren't U.S. Airlines Not Treated As Cartels? posted Fri Sep 13 2002 14:29:03 by Bobcat
Why Are Heavies Not Used As Much On Shorter Rts? posted Fri Aug 2 2002 09:06:15 by Flyboy36y
Why No Winglets For The 737-600? posted Tue Jul 11 2006 11:35:41 by LY777
Boeing 737-600 - Why Such A Flop? posted Mon Apr 17 2006 20:19:38 by Jetpixx
B6 At EWR: Not Going As Expected? posted Thu Dec 29 2005 20:56:50 by JetBluefan1
Why BA Needs Sun Air Denmark As Franchise? posted Mon Aug 29 2005 14:38:25 by KEno
Jet’s Flights To Paris Not Approved As Yet posted Thu Mar 31 2005 21:47:28 by Airish
7E7 Not Selling As Expected? posted Wed Sep 22 2004 19:33:37 by Flying-Tiger