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Jetblue Sells 5 A320's To Germany's "Blue Wings"  
User currently offlineCrogalski From United States of America, joined May 2005, 514 posts, RR: 3
Posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 6808 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.

http://yahoo.reuters.com/news/articl...37_N06228033&type=comktNews&rpc=44

[Edited 2006-10-07 08:34:41]

[Edited 2006-10-07 08:35:05]


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User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2902 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6490 times:

YAY!!! Finally the company's name is released!!! I couldn't keep it in much longer LOL!

3 of the planes are painted for sale already (N507, N508, and N526).



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User currently offlineJetBlueNYFL From United States of America, joined May 2006, 274 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 6455 times:

This should definitely help jetBlue on the profitability-end! Way to go!

I flew on N526JB last week...it pulled into the gate all white, with just the engines still painted blue! Kinda cool...



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User currently offlineAvroArrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1045 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 6401 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?


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User currently offlineBreiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1920 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 6338 times:

Quoting Crogalski (Thread starter):
This summer, it ordered 20 Airbus A320 planes for $1.4 billion.

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)


User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 859 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5085 times:

Are the new TLS 320s for Jet Blue´s order equipped w/ new winglets *rabbit ears*??

Micke//  Confused



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User currently offlineWsan581 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 178 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4920 times:

Quoting AvroArrow (Reply 3):
What made these specific frames be the ones that were sold?

These birds were possibly selected because they own them? I don't think they could sell a plane that is leased.



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User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6621 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4757 times:

So what are the five that are going, and what are their names? Wioll the names be used again or retired?


I feel woozy....what did you put in that Pudding Pop?
User currently offlineJetBlueAtJFK From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1687 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4740 times:

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 7):
So what are the five that are going, and what are their names? Wioll the names be used again or retired?

That is what I was thinking. They should name the next 5 planes that come in those names to keep them going. The again they could let them go with the planes. Well I guess we will find out.

B6jfk airplane 



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