CPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4759 posts, RR: 26 Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1581 times:
Well, Northwest also has flights to major markets in Europe with the DC-10s and has an alliance with KLM. These are strictly REPALCEMENT aircraft, not for expansion. The A330-300 will have lower operating costs than the DC-10-30s, so I imagine they intend to make a profit out of their investment.
BA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8276 posts, RR: 56 Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1570 times:
The Airbus A330-300's will burn 30% less fuel than the DC-10-30's they are replaceing and the reduction in servicing costs will be massive, in addition will be able to hold far more freight than the DC-10 ever could.These days freight is a very important part of an airlines bottom line.
By replaceing the aircraft one for one NW will save a huge amount of money in the long term.
XFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3996 posts, RR: 36 Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1563 times:
Think about this....Northwest already has a pile of flights to Europe everday with a large part of the market.... Right now the DC-10's carry enough freight where they dont even need to carry ANY passengers on the planes to make a profit. Imagine with a full load of passengers and the freight packed in... with only two very efficient engines putting out power instead of 3 less efficient ones.
Bobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6029 posts, RR: 9 Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1503 times:
Northwest has operated a significant European schedule since 1979.I believe this is earlier than AA,UA,US or DL began service. Cities they fly to include Amsterdam,London, Paris, Frankfurt, Rome. Other cities they have flown to in the past include Glasgow, Shannon, Dublin, Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Hamburg. They do make a profit flying to Europe already and the new aircraft order will continue that tradition.