Flyinryan99 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2072 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 22204 times:
Quote: PARIS, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Airbus sold 52 A320 single-aisle jetliners worth $4 billion in an unexpected bounce in plane demand in November, but the name of the airline betting on a recovery in depressed travel demand was kept under wraps.
Which airline has stated in filings or press releases they are forecasting better times ahead? I remember a Delta release not too long ago saying they think things have bottomed out, but I highly doubt it's DL. I highly doubt it's UA also as they continue to forecast negative numbers....What about jetBlue or Frontier/Republic? Unfortunately, I cannot remember what they have said with regards to rebounds.
Thorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 21967 times:
Wouldn't most airlines have to publish the order, too?? To inform their share holders of a major business decision with financial impact? So I guess it must be some government controlled airline from the Middle East.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 27791 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 20386 times:
Quoting Thorben (Reply 8): Wouldn't most airlines have to publish the order, too?? To inform their share holders of a major business decision with financial impact? So I guess it must be some government controlled airline from the Middle East.
If they're privately-held they don't have to release financial figures, for example Virgin Atlantic, Virgin America, also Porter Airliines in Canada. They may choose to do so and in some cases may be required to publish certain figures by their regulatory authorities, but far less informatioln that if they were quoted on stock exchanges.
Clemsonaj From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 18412 times:
Quoting N7190JR (Reply 16): I was going to see if any of the #'s match (ex. how many Dc-9s Delta has, to help confirm or deny this theory) on widgetheads.net but unfortunatly the site is down.
The site went down last week(ish). There's an entire thread devoted to these issues.
There are 68 DC9 series aircraft in the fleet according to wikipedia and 69 according to delta.com, however that doesn't necessarily mean they're all in service. It doesn't make sense for them to order aircraft at the present time (they have tons) and I seem to recall reading on another thread that they're not ordering anything else with the exception of all the second hand MD-90s they can get.
Stitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 33125 posts, RR: 85
Reply 19, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 18099 times:
Quoting Aviationbuff (Reply 17): QR - I have serious concerns considering the reputation of Mr. Baker. He loves to hog the limelight and if there was an order at all, he will not keep it in wraps.
On the flip side, he kept silent on the 787 order for some time. It wasn't until the roll-out event in 2007 that seeing the logo on ZA001 and in the video showed they had ordered it and even then it didn't come off the UFO field for months.
So perhaps QR have ordered the A320 replacement and when Airbus rolls it out in the latter half of the next decade, we'll see the QR logo on the jet?