Ryanair: Why No 739ER?
LY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2877 posts, RR: 2 Posted Wed Feb 20 2008 04:39:24 UTC (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2109 times:
I was wonderig why Ryanair didn't add 739ER to its fleet for its high density routes. What do you think?
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 13166 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted
Wed Feb 20 2008 04:42:19 UTC (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2099 times:
In a word, standardisation; it's best just to have one type. Also, for the extra 25 or so seats, would that translate into extra profits, or would they end up having to sell those extra seats at rock-bottom prices. Finally, does the
ER's extra range provide anything that FR actually needs on its current network?
So, for all of these reasons, I'd say "no".
COEI2007 From Vanuatu, joined Jan 2007, 1912 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted
Wed Feb 20 2008 05:40:04 UTC (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1963 times:
Extra seats would mean another crew member. I think if
FR does well on a route, they just add frequency, which is easier than adding a small sub-fleet
Zbb757 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2007, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted
Wed Feb 20 2008 15:18:48 UTC (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1586 times:
This has been discussed before, i'm sure if you do a search for Ryanair or
FR you will find it.
If I rememeber correctly i was due to fleet commanality, the extra seats would mean that the 739's would only be effiecent on certain routes, FR are all about keeping things simple and the same.
The extra crew member also poses an issue for them, extra wages means more for flights, more money to fly with them.
I also dont think that FR nee the 'ER' capability. Unless they were looking to expand further afield from UK bases, Canaries etc. If it's not broke...
Now Jet2 would be able to use them in my opinion.
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