WINGS From Portugal, joined May 2005, 2831 posts, RR: 68 Posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5723 times:
TAROM of Romania receives its first new Airbus A318
15 November 2006
Romanian national carrier TAROM received the first of four A318 aircraft at a delivery ceremony in Hamburg on Wednesday 15th November.
President and CEO of TAROM, Gabriel Dumitrescu said at the delivery ceremony in Hamburg that "The aircraft you see here is an indication of our future modernization plans, to be one of the major players in the expanding European marketplace. We are moving in the right direction, and receiving the A318, which is the most modern aircraft in its category, will push us further in our journey to the top."
TaromA380 From Romania, joined Sep 2005, 334 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5492 times:
Operating only A318s is a dumb idea. This airplane was designed to be complementary in large A32X fleets. It's high CASM makes Tarom vulnerable to any competitor with decent fleet. Congratulation to our corrupted idiots leaders. (they cannot be only corrupted, they must be also idiots)
Wingedarrow From Italy, joined May 2005, 169 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5493 times:
TaromA380, if in your nickname lies a secret project please let us know, otherwise your ideas of fleet improvement are a little bit too bold IMHO I think that this new aircraft is perfectly suited for Tarom's market and network, definitely a good solution to (hopefully) replace the old 737s.
Connector4you From Canada, joined May 2001, 932 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4707 times:
Another shoking rumor flying-high on Romanian media right now is that Tarom may drop its initial plans to become an associate SkyTeam member and rather join Star Alliance. Looks like STAR made a last minute offer to Tarom in terms of frequent flyer, code share, promotional offers, etc. Anyone with more info’s?
BOEING 737 - 300 Total in service : 5
Capacity : 26 B + 84 Y / 10 B + 114 Y
Cruising speed : 795 Km/h
Wingspan : 28.9 m
Length : 33.4 m
Maximum takeoff weight : 56.472 t / 60.1 t
Range : 3.900 km / 4.600 Km
Not considering the ATR, does it make sense to have an all "737/737NG" fleet, which only equals 9 aircraft total, then buy A318s? No, but who is saying that Tarom will keep their 737s? I'm not saying they won't, but Romania is already in NATO, so who else do they need to impress? ... yeah... the EU... I think Tarom will buy more Airbus in the future...
Anyway... just a thought...
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