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VS Charters - Excess Fleet Capacity?  
User currently offlinebthebest From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2008, 507 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1797 times:

According to www.thevssource.com, Virgin operated 3 charters on 29/10 to St. Louis/Boston for the Rams/Patriots.

They used A343/6 and 747 so surely it's not a good sign that they have this much slack in their fleet?

(Today being the exception with numerous aircraft grounded due to Sandy)

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User currently offlineanstar From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 5240 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1693 times:

Quoting bthebest (Thread starter):
They used A343/6 and 747 so surely it's not a good sign that they have this much slack in their fleet?

Given they have a stream of A330 deliveries.... and 340 retirements I am sure they were able to shuffle a few things round.... They have done these chatrers previously too,


User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3081 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1672 times:

They bid (and won) the deal with the NFL three years ago so it's not like they didn't know it was coming. A five year contract so will be doing the London teams for at least the next two years and I'm sure all airlines plan on doing a few charters to supplement income.


The good old days: Delta L-1011s at MSY
User currently offlineqf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 2987 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1526 times:

It's often worth cancelling scheduled services to fill these sorts of charters because they are so financially lucrative. That hasn't happened in this case, but I know of other recent cases when airlines have cancelled services (or just not scheduled them to run on a particular day) to free up aircraft.

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