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LAN Purchases 30 A320 Family Planes  
User currently offlineJPRM1 From France, joined Aug 2007, 78 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4201 times:

A new success for Airbus in December.
LAN purchases 30 planes from A320 family.
http://www.air-cosmos.com/site/newsw...2231056PR_NEWS_USPR_____MXW001.xml

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User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17829 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4141 times:

Interesting...

" In addition to this purchase, LAN's strategic fleet renewal plan involves the sale of five Airbus A318 aircraft in 2011."



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User currently offlineWINGS From Portugal, joined May 2005, 2831 posts, RR: 68
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4130 times:



Quoting JPRM1 (Thread starter):
A new success for Airbus in December.
LAN purchases 30 planes from A320 family.
http://www.air-cosmos.com/site/newsw...2231056PR_NEWS_USPR_____MXW001.xml

It seems that Airbus want to finish 2009 with a nice increase in orders. Once again Airbus strengthens it position in the South American market.

One question remains as if all the 30 planes ordered will be for the A320 or will be broken down for the A318/A319 and hopefully even the A321.

Regards,
Wings



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User currently offlineJPRM1 From France, joined Aug 2007, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4055 times:



Quoting WINGS (Reply 2):
One question remains as if all the 30 planes ordered will be for the A320 or will be broken down for the A318/A319 and hopefully even the A321.

Wings,

I agree with you but may be part of the answer comes from the sale of 5 A318 in 2011 as indicated in the press release.


User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 4062 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3977 times:

First I thought that LAN is dumping its A318 fleet, but then I realized that they operate no less than 15 baby-airbusses. So they will apparently keep 10.

User currently offlineYellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6359 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3956 times:



Quoting Vfw614 (Reply 4):
First I thought that LAN is dumping its A318 fleet, but then I realized that they operate no less than 15 baby-airbusses. So they will apparently keep 10.

Yeah, but one can't help but think that the days of the 318 at LAN are numbered. Maybe MX or BA want them.



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User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3769 times:

Speaking about the A318 , Frontier was rumored to send all their A318s for scrapping.
Is the second hand A318 a nightmare finding customers ? Why not to convert them as A318 Elite VIP ?
Hope the Lan A318s will not go to scrapping.
It is also rumored Air France will phase out the A318 out of their fleet as well , and transfer them to Regional or/and Brit Air.


User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12901 posts, RR: 46
Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3376 times:
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Now confirmed on Airbus's website:

http://www.airbus.com/en/presscentre...ms/09_12_23_lan_airlines_a320.html

Quote:
LAN Airlines, one of Latin America's leading passenger and cargo airlines, has placed a firm order for the purchase of 30 Airbus Family A320 aircraft. This marks an important milestone raising LAN's total number of firm orders for Airbus aircraft to over 100.

Doesn't clarify any breakdown of models.



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User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 4062 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (5 years 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3350 times:



Quoting Yellowtail (Reply 5):
Maybe MX or BA want them.

Aren't the LAN ones with PW6000s engines? Difficult to remarket them as far as other airline operators are concerned.


User currently offlineLACA773 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 4067 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (5 years 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2694 times:
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I believe MX is very happy with their 318s and use them on their U.S flights frequently. It gives them a lot of flexiblility in their scheduling right size equipment each day. They also do well on longer thin routes where the 319/320/321 are not needed.

User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12600 posts, RR: 34
Reply 10, posted (5 years 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2568 times:

I wonder is there any link between this order and the reported order for 52 A320-family acft reported last month; could it be for two different customers - LAN and another customer ordering 22 (or did LAN also take 22 options?)

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