Boeing74741R From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2007, 1219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 12319 times:
Quoting Scbriml (Reply 1): I guess that rules out any chance of the 737NG then.
As long as Mr Walsh is in charge of BA there is no way his company is going to order 737NGs to replace 737 'Classics' based at LGW to work alongside the A320srs a/c. Wise move by BA I say, attempting to simplify the short-haul fleet.
Speedbird2155 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 900 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 12217 times:
Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 9): The 14 A319 that are going to LGW will replace the B733 and B735.
No news yet on B734 replacement
The company has indicated that the B734 fleet will eventually be replaced by A320s, making the entire shorthaul operation (LHR and LGW) all Airbus fleet.
Quoting EI321 (Reply 8): Would it not be possible to order 737NGs as a separate gatwick fleet? How independant is the Gatwick operation?
While LGW operates independently of LHR and has it's own crew base, the overall aim appears to have a single common fleet from an operational and financial perspective. This means that overall, BA will reduce the different types of aircraft used.
EI321 From Iraq, joined Jul 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 12033 times:
Quoting CYatUK (Reply 11): So, how many B737 are there in LGW and of what types?
33 IN TOTAL.
[ ] GLGTE Boeing B733 3Y0 24908 / 2015 Union Flag
[ ] GLGTF Boeing B733 382 24450 / 1873 Union Flag
[ ] GLGTG Boeing B733 3Q8 24470 / 1765 Union Flag
[ ] GLGTH Boeing B733 3Y0 23924 / 1542 Union Flag
[ ] GLGTI Boeing B733 3Y0 23925 / 1544 Union Flag
[ ] GDOCA Boeing B734 436 25267 / 2131 Union Flag
[ ] GDOCB Boeing B734 436 24304 / 2144 Union Flag
[ ] GDOCE Boeing B734 436 25350 / 2167 Union Flag
[ ] GDOCF Boeing B734 436 25407 / 2178 Union Flag
[ ] GDOCG Boeing B734 436 25408 / 2183 Union Flag
[ ] GDOCH Boeing B734 436 25428 / 2185 Union Flag
[ ] GDOCL Boeing B734 436 25842 / 2228 Union Flag
[ ] GDOCN Boeing B734 436 25648 / 2379 Union Flag
[ ] GDOCO Boeing B734 436 25849 / 2381 Union Flag
[ ] GDOCS Boeing B734 436 25852 / 2390 Union Flag
[ ] GDOCT Boeing B734 436 25953 / 2409 Union Flag
[ ] GDOCU Boeing B734 436 25854 / 2417 Union Flag
[ ] GDOCV Boeing B734 436 24855 / 2420 Union Flag
[ ] GDOCW Boeing B734 436 25856 / 2422 Union Flag
[ ] GDOCX Boeing B734 436 25857 / 2451 Union Flag
[ ] GDOCY Boeing B734 436 25844 / 2514 Union Flag
[ ] GDOCZ Boeing B734 436 25858 / 2522 Union Flag
[ ] GGBTA Boeing B734 436 25859 / 2532 Union Flag
[ ] GGBTB Boeing B734 436 25860 / 2545 Union Flag
[ ] GGFFA Boeing B735 59D 25038 / 1969 Union Flag
[ ] GGFFB Boeing B735 505 25789 / 2229 Union Flag
[ ] GGFFD Boeing B735 59D 26419 / 2186 Union Flag
[ ] GGFFE Boeing B735 538 27424 / 2720 Union Flag
[ ] GGFFF Boeing B735 53A 24754 / 1868 Union Flag
[ ] GGFFG Boeing B735 505 24650 / 1792 Union Flag
[ ] GGFFH Boeing B735 5H6 27354 / 2637 Union Flag
[ ] GGFFI Boeing B735 528 27425 / 2730 Union Flag
[ ] GGFFJ Boeing B735 5H6 27355 / 2646 Union Flag
KhenleyDIA From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 427 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 11951 times:
I am surprised to be bringing this up, but maybe this hints towards the long-haul fleet being mostly, if not all Boeing. I don't see BA going completely to one manufacturer. I bet that once they move completely to the A32X, that they will be cutting some of their many costs associated with running both 737s and 320s. Smart move for BA!
Why sit at home and do nothing when you can travel the world.
Chief executive Willie Walsh says: "We’ve made considerable progress at Gatwick, particularly on costs. Gatwick is an important part of our short-haul strategy and replacing the older Boeing 737 fleet with Airbus aircraft will give us flexibility across both airports."
BA currently has 67 Airbus aircraft in its short-haul fleet.
The airline has separately been evaluating widebody aircraft and intends to place a major order later this year.