MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4540 posts, RR: 32
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3603 times:
The original reason is that they got offers from each manufacturer which were too good to refuse. First to become a new A-320 customer, then Boeing gave them an extra good deal on more 737s again. Also due to the merger with DBA they already inherited a big 73G order so they might have forgotten about trying to get a single type fleet ever by then.
Their fleet is so big that the synergy advantage of having a single fleet is not so important anymore.
In a few years I guess they'll operate around 75 of each.
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?