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NW A319 To S7? Why So Early?  
User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 10000 posts, RR: 15
Posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3187 times:

Hi,

I was surfing the database and came across the first A319 for Siberia Airlines (S7). See the photo below:


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Photo © Valeriy Fedorov




Then when searching for more photos of this particular aircraft, I came across the photos of this aircraft's previous owner/operator: Northwest Airlines (see photo below):


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Photo © Carl Hendriks



This surprises me, why would NW dispose of such a new aircraft so early?

Regards,

A388

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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3176 times:

Remember that NW is currently under bankruptcy protection, which means that they have to downsize a bit and cut costs where they can. My best guess is that those A319s left NW because either they don't need them, or they couldn't obtain a more favourable lease rate for them.

User currently offlineFlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3086 times:

Here is your answer as to why NW's DC-9s aren't going anywhere....

DC-9s are paid for, A319s are not  Smile



"Let the world change you, and you can change the world"
User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3066 times:

Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 2):
Here is your answer as to why NW's DC-9s aren't going anywhere....

DC-9s are paid for, A319s are not

I should have known it would only be a matter of time until someone brings up the DC-9s.  Wink


User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 10000 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3048 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 3):
Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 2):
Here is your answer as to why NW's DC-9s aren't going anywhere....

DC-9s are paid for, A319s are not

I should have known it would only be a matter of time until someone brings up the DC-9s.

Haha, good ones!!!! Big grin

A388


User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7564 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2877 times:

They rejected the lease for that aircraft.


"Some People Just Know How To Fly"- Best slogan ever, RIP NW 1926-2009
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