FCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (4 years 7 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3659 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.
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.
Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana!
LACA773 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 4002 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (4 years 7 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2584 times:
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.
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12407 posts, RR: 37
Reply 10, posted (4 years 7 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2458 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?)