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Arkia Airlines (of Israel) In Talks To Buy 4 B787s  
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13744 posts, RR: 19
Posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5628 times:

UPDATE 1-Israel's Arkia near deal to buy 4 Boeing 787s


Mon May 15, 2006 12:49 PM ET

(Adds comments from chairman)

By Steven Scheer

JERUSALEM, May 15 (Reuters) - Israel's Arkia Airlines said it was in advanced talks to buy four Boeing (BA.N: Quote, Profile, Research) 787 Dreamliner aircraft as part of its strategy to expand service to North America and Asia.

Arkia, a privately held small carrier that flies domestic routes and to some European destinations, said on Monday it was looking to make the deal in two stages by buying two 300-seat 787s -- Boeing's newest plane -- for $280 million with an option for two more.

More information, including their network expansion, at Yahoo / Reuters

© Reuters 2006. All Rights Reserved.



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User currently offlineAmirs From Israel, joined Dec 2003, 1333 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5539 times:

Arkia negotiating to buy 4 Boeing Dreamliners, Arkia will apply for designated carrier status for routes to the US, Europe and Asia.
Dalia Tal 15 May 06 15:10
Israeli carrier Arkia Airlines Ltd. is in talks to buy four Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft for $280 million. Under the proposed agreement, Arkia will initially buy two aircraft with an option to buy two more.
The first two aircraft are due to be delivered in 2008.
Arkia's plan to buy the aircraft runs contrary to the accepted practice in the aviation market, which usually opts for leasing arrangements. The agreement will be signed by Arkia managers and the Nakash group during a visit to Boeing (NYSE: BA) at the end of this month.

Arkia will continue, in the meantime, to expand its destination range in 2007 and will acquire a fleet of wide-bodied aircraft under a leasing agreement for this purpose. There is currently a shortage of aircraft worldwide, due to the halt in orders by airlines in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.

Arkia owner Avi Nakash said the acquisition represented an important stage in the airline's strategy to become the leader in Israel's aviation market and integrate into the global market. He added that the acquisition of the new aircraft paved the way for Arkia to apply for designated carrier status for routes to the US, Europe and Asia. Arkia currently operates as a charter company, primarily on European routes.

The Boeing 787 is the company's most advanced model wide-bodied aircraft. It has a seating capacity of 300, 36 in the business class section and 262 tourist class seats. The aircraft is designed for long-distance flights to destinations as the US West coast, Japan, South America and others. It is also considered economical for use on medium-distance routes in Europe, Africa and West Asia.

Arkia's current fleet consists of two Boeing 757 300 aircraft, a Boeing 757 200, four ATR 72-500 aircraft and five De Havilland Dash 7 aircraft.


User currently offlineWorldXplorer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 381 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5467 times:

Quoting Amirs (Reply 1):
The first two aircraft are due to be delivered in 2008.

I wonder where these slots came from. I thought 2008 had no more 787 slots left.

WorldXplorer


User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5431 times:

Read on another thread , Israir would like to buy 2 787s.
Funny if only El Al do not buy the 787 !!!


User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2702 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5400 times:

I think LY will soon follow...


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User currently offlineAmirs From Israel, joined Dec 2003, 1333 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5393 times:

Quoting WorldXplorer (Reply 2):
wonder where these slots came from. I thought 2008 had no more 787 slots left.

That might be a mistake.


User currently offlineBoeingguy1 From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 415 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5393 times:

Hey guys,

Is Arkair the same airline in which a fellow a.netter said his family was purcasing? I think so... has he popped in to say hello or was his post just a fib?



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User currently offlineFlyPrivate From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5342 times:

Quoting Boeingguy1 (Reply 6):
Hey guys,

Is Arkair the same airline in which a fellow a.netter said his family was purcasing? I think so... has he popped in to say hello or was his post just a fib?

that would be me. the release is somewhat correct..hopefully more good news to follow. the purpose of buying the airline, was to expand, so new aircraft are definately a part of that equation

p.s its Arkia


User currently offlineWorldXplorer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 381 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5321 times:

Quoting FlyPrivate (Reply 7):
the release is somewhat correct.

Should I interpret that also meaning "Somewhat incorrect"? Can you shed any light on that? Do you know, are 2008 slots that are mentioned correct?

WorldXplorer


User currently offlineFlyPrivate From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5235 times:

Quoting Amirs (Reply 1):
The agreement will be signed by Arkia managers and the Nakash group during a visit to Boeing (NYSE: BA) at the end of this month.

ill give you more info afer this visit


User currently offlinePanAm_DC10 From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 4185 posts, RR: 89
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5088 times:
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Quoting WorldXplorer (Reply 8):
Do you know, are 2008 slots that are mentioned correct?

Despite what is written in the first post I believe the reference to 2008 is when the 787 model is to first enter service. Arkia shall commence delivery in 2012

Israeli carrier Arkia Airlines Ltd. is in talks to buy four Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft for $280 million. Under the proposed agreement, Arkia will initially buy two aircraft with an option to buy two more.

The Dreamliner aircraft is due begin flying commercially in 2008. Deliveries to Arkia are expected to begin in 2012, but Boeing said it would make every effort to bring delivery forward.


http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/glob...ocView.asp?did=1000091811&fid=1725

Regards, PanAm_DC10



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User currently offlineFlyPrivate From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 4990 times:

Quoting PanAm_DC10 (Reply 10):
Despite what is written in the first post I believe the reference to 2008 is when the 787 model is to first enter service. Arkia shall commence delivery in 2012

That sounds more like it.


User currently offlineTzadik From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4885 times:

wonder what they're gonna pick up in the meantime... perhaps a 767?

User currently offlineFlyPrivate From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4765 times:

u

Quoting Tzadik (Reply 12):
wonder what they're gonna pick up in the meantime... perhaps a 767?

anyone in the airline industry can tell you, there are ZERO widebodies available on todays market..UA has some 767-200;s floating around, but none that have any real range


User currently offlineLokey123 From Barbados, joined May 2006, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4714 times:

Quoting PanAm_DC10 (Reply 10):
Israeli carrier Arkia Airlines Ltd. is in talks to buy four Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft for $280 million. Under the proposed agreement, Arkia will initially buy two aircraft with an option to buy two more.

280 in base dollars is a really sweet deal, if it is true. can anyone confirm where these numbers are coming from?


User currently offlineCainanuk From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 551 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4568 times:

Holy shiznit! No mention of SQ, Star Alliance or Kris Bloody Flyer!! I am floored!!


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