Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4195 posts, RR: 33 Posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4660 times:
Air Namibia (SW) is looking for replacements of its three units strong (leased) B737-200 fleet. Visit to Airbus in Toulouse/Hamburg (?) has already been paid. Of special attraction seems to be the CCC between the A32X/343. Not clear yet if new frames will be ordered, leased in, or the lease contracts of the 732s extended. Source is Allgemeine Zeitung Namibia.
I tend to say that we will see Air Namibia ordering 3 A318 or A319, possibly 4, all leased. Boeing still has a chance, but I'd say that at SW the Cross Crew Commonality could indeed make sense and safe quite some money. IMO chances 50% Airbus, 30% Boeing, 20% current leases are extended.
SW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6506 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4446 times:
Great news! Those 737-200's are starting to go downhill fast. SW is taking good care of them, but new planes are always nice! Would love to see some A318/319/320 flying in those colors. Embraer too would be nice. Anything new basically would be fantastic for the airline, as I know some people in Namibia see the 737-200's as kind of a poor reflection of the nation as a whole.
Quoting PROSA (Reply 3): I don't know if it's possible to do such a thing, but Air Namibia probably could make some serious money by selling its SW code to you-know-who.
MD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4206 times:
They A32X, 737NG and E-90/95 all have a god chance in this one. But due to the old german ties, being cheaper and airbus offering better deals to smaller airlines, I see them getting A32X. A32X would also make sense b/c
SAA can do maintenence, also on the 737NG(738 IIRC).