Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 13175 posts, RR: 33 Posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3589 times:
It's been reported (sorry, can't post link) that LY will buy three "new" 737-800s from an unnamed Spanish airline (Air Europe? Futura?) for delivery in 2009 and these aircraft will replace five 757s currently operated by SV.
LXA340 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2006, 2146 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2551 times:
Quoting TodaReisinger (Reply 6):
But the 757 is a larger airplane: El Al's 738s have 142 seats, while their 757s have 178. Isn't there something weird?
LY can comnpensate routes with more demand by sending B767's and routes with less demand B737's. Some routes that used to be B752 destinations have received or more frequency with B737's or an upgrade to larger equipment. For instance CDG used to see a lot of B752's soon it will mainly get long haul equipment and some B737's. It looks like LY can do well without having this niche capacity between the B737s and the B767's
MCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8743 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2471 times:
I think EL AL will purchase new/used a/c in the comming years instead of buying direct from boeing. LY would still be getting new a/c but at a discount price and they would save on the cost of a ferry flight from SEA-TLV. However I expect them to buy new widebodies direct unless they can find some like this.