Sndp From Belgium, joined Feb 2000, 553 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 970 times:
The lease agreement between CityBird and SN for the MD-11s will terminate very soon. Probably Sabena is going to phase out these planes. They would better keep more airbusses in the fleet, now intended to be sold (as part of cost savings) and throw these MD-11s out.
HB-IWC From Indonesia, joined exactly 14 years ago today! , 4504 posts, RR: 71
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 957 times:
If I remember well, the MD11s were leased from Citybird for a period of 5 years. As they started operating in april and may 1998 respectively, I suppose they won't go off-lease for a while, unless SN decides to break up the contract, but that could be even more costly than continuing to operate these aircraft.