ReverseThrust From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 113 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3570 times:
Quoting PADSpot (Reply 9): Quoting CRJ900 (Reply 5):
Is Air-Berlin taking A319s with extra o/w exits?
It looks like they are going for the higher seating density in the same way as EasyJet and Germanwings have done. I don't know how many seats are on the AB new (not ex Independence Air) A319's though. I think EZY's are seated at 156.
Thanks for your answers PADSpot - very helpful indeed.
PADSpot From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 5 Reply 11, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3518 times:
Quoting ReverseThrust (Reply 10): It looks like they are going for the higher seating density in the same way as EasyJet and Germanwings have done. I don't know how many seats are on the AB new (not ex Independence Air) A319's though. I think EZY's are seated at 156.
Without actually knowing it, I say 156.
More than 156? Doesn't fit - either the airplane or the customer.
Less than 150? No need for the extra doors then.
For anything between 150 and 156 you need to do the investment, accept the higher weight, more maintenance, different procedures etc. The business case works for 156 and not less ...
PADSpot From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 5 Reply 19, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2737 times:
Quoting CRJ900 (Reply 18): So, have they changed the order from only A320s to a mix of A320 and A319 or only A319? Are A319 and B73G more the right size for the "new" Air-Berlin instead of predominantly A320 and B738?
The did not publsihed the composition of their Airbus order in the first place. A year or so later they published the composition which was 45 A320 + 15 A319 IIRC.
I'd say they definitely need a larger variate in capacity than let's say U2 or FR. Even the A321 that will come into play with LT will fit in neatly and there are routes like DUS-PMI, NUE-PMI where they have room for them.
The decision however to go for Airbus AND Boeing was something CEO Hunold came up with, but behind the curtain it was rumored th HG's Niki Lauda was involved in this strategy. I don't necessarilly agree with them, but with the buy-out of DI they inherited a 40 frame B73G order anyway. These will now replace the Classic 737s and the leased B73Gs. The Airbuses are for growth and to replace leased and maybe older B738s.
FlyingJHawk From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 85 posts, RR: 3 Reply 24, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2291 times:
Quoting Star12 (Reply 17): What's wrong with dull and boring? Easyjet is a simple big orange name on top of a white background. No logo. It's simple and cheap. Isn't that supposed to be what 'low-fares' airlines are all about??
Other than it being dull and boring, I guess nothing. EasyJet's livery isn't necessarily boring....I would say more like nauseating. And back to Air Berlin, I am not sure I would categorize the livery as cheap, just dull and boring.