FCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4 Posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4585 times:
Privatair will receive their first 767-300ER (Ex PH-BZO) , leased from ILFC , to replace a 28 pax BBJ in December , after having been refurbished in 58 pax VIP configuration by Lufthansa Technik.
The first step , before placing a 787 VIP order ?
MauriceB From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 2491 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4585 times:
I found this interesting, which 737 will they actually replace? Because i know that the BBJ flying for KLM to IAH is almost always full and that KLM was looking for expansion. Might it replace the 737?
HB-IWC From Indonesia, joined Sep 2000, 4516 posts, RR: 72
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4481 times:
Quoting MauriceB (Reply 1): I found this interesting, which 737 will they actually replace? Because i know that the BBJ flying for KLM to IAH is almost always full and that KLM was looking for expansion. Might it replace the 737?
While the KL663/664 BBJ AMS IAH flight is doing well, I don't think that KLM would be willing to risk diluting its premium yields on the AMS IAH market by such an increase in premium seats. The deployment of a 58-seater B763ER would increase the number of premium seats to 100 daily (42 on the B74E + 58 on the B763ER) which is likely to be too much.
Quote: Swiss business aviation services provider PrivatAir has ordered a Boeing 767 to exploit the growth in large-jet transport. The 56-seat aircraft, in first-class, flat-bed airline configuration, will replace PrivatAir's Boeing Business Jet and will complement its heavily used 49-seat VIP 757. The 767 will serve as an interim aircraft as the Geneva-based operator is poised to acquire a larger Airbus A350 or Boeing 787 for delivery early in the next decade.
Quote: signed a contract on July 6 to add a 56-seat 767-300ER to its VIP fleet by the second half of 2007, replacing a BBJ 1.
Quote: PrivatAir hopes to unveil another airline client for its all-business-class operations this summer. The Swiss company, which flies for Lufthansa, KLM and Swiss International Air Lines in addition to operating Airbus's corporate shuttle, said interest in its services is growing. "We are talking to several carriers, because the others [airlines] see that it is a success," CEO Greg Thomas told ATWOnline. PrivatAir's business plan for the next five years calls for the addition of 17 BBJs or ACJs.