Crogalski From United States of America, joined May 2005, 514 posts, RR: 3 Posted (7 years 2 months 5 days ago) and read 5617 times:
NEW YORK, Oct 6 (Reuters) - German charter carrier Blue Wings AG bought five Airbus A320 aircraft from discount U.S. airline JetBlue Airways Corp. (JBLU.O: Quote, Profile, Research), which was selling the planes to cut costs, Blue Wings spokesman Frank Lorentz said on Friday.
JetBlue spokeswoman Jenny Dervin said all the planes would be on their way to their new owner by mid-November.
Representatives of the airlines declined to comment on financial details of the deal.
In July, JetBlue said it expected a gain of about $6 million from the sale of the planes in the third quarter. New York-based JetBlue is selling the planes to cut capacity as part of a turnaround plan.
Blue Wings, a three-year-old carrier based in Duesseldorf, plans to start scheduled service next year. This summer, it ordered 20 Airbus A320 planes for $1.4 billion.
AvroArrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1044 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5210 times:
As near as I can tell from the photo DB here they were delivered in 2000, 2000 and 2002 respectively. What sort of hours would be on them by now? What made these specific frames be the ones that were sold? Was age the main criteria in this case? Or was a major check going to be due and JB wanted to duck out of doing it and just sold the aircraft for a discount to compensate the buyer for it?
Give me a mile of road and I can take you a mile. Give me a mile of runway and I can show you the world.
Actually Blue Wings expressed their intention to buy 20 A320s in July. No deal yet.
And there is already a thread on the jetBlue's A320 sale: Vueling To Buy 5 A320's From JetBlue? (by Wsan581 Sep 24 2006 in Civil Aviation)