TranStar From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 530 posts, RR: 0 Posted (15 years 8 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1537 times:
I heard that a now defunct carrier SwissWorld (which briefly operated 767-200 and 757-200 aircraft on transatlantic flights) had seriously considered using 737-700s for transatlantic flights.
Are there any other carriers considering its use as a transatlantic aircraft? I know the Business Jet version has considerable range, but could he 737-700/-600/-800 become the "regional jet" for intercontinental flights (i.e., opening up long flights for small market city pairs)?
FLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (15 years 8 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1530 times:
I'm not sure of any airlines doing this (other than Swiss World), but I do know that Boeing was (is) seriously looking into the -700 flights across the Atlantic with the BBJ winglets (for extra range) in a First/Business or Business Class only configuration.
CO767-224ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1530 times:
The standard -700 wouldn't have the necessary range to make it viable but for only a handful of trans-atlantic routes. Boeing could, with relative ease, sell an enhanced version of the -700, which would essentially be a passenger version of the BBJ (-700 fuselage, with -800 wings, -800 tanks, and winglets). This aircraft would enable carriers to fly to many points across the Atlantic, markets which would only be profitable if served with a 120-140 seat aircraft.