Sorry, only in Romanian. Looks like Tarom (RO) will sell one of it's A318 to the Romanian Government. They did previously mentioned that they want to standardize the fleet, I wonder if this is part of that and if it means that a B737NG order is coming.
dc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2295 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (6 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4852 times:
Some pearls from the article translated:
The 738 [...] has no business class, so it will be replaced by an A321 (implying it will be an A321 because it has no business class... Err.... What?). My comment: Furthermore, a single class A321 would have >200 seats... In fact, I think A321s are the most likely replacement of the A310s.
SIBILLE From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 482 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (6 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3964 times:
Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 6): That seems like a huge capacity increase. Where does their A310 and future A330 fly to? Are they planning any new routes?
Their A-310 flies to Brussels each Friday afternoon to allow romanian working for EEC to come back home.
A-310 is not needed other days because most of these pax fly on Sunday evening or Monday morning to go back to Brussels and are working in week days..
vio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1435 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (6 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1149 times:
Okay, where do I begin? First and foremost, Tarom will never, ever, ever buy wide body planes. They will go bankrupt before that happens. As of now, Tarom has a really bizzare fleet for its small size. They have what? 24 planes, with a mix of ATR42/72, 733 and 737NGs then the A318 & A310... If they do anything, it'll be a standard fleet. They can't compete with the giants of Europe and they can't compete with the likes of Wizzair. Sadly, I see Tarom go the way of Malev...
Wizzair will probably be the only airline with bases in Romania. I don't even have much hope for Blue Air... It's either LCCs for the local Romanians going to and from Western Europe or legacy carriers that offer real perks / connections to the world...
Also, don't ever believe anything the Romanian press reports. I gave an interview for a Romanian TV station and they "quoted" me as having 20 years of flight experience... That means I started flying commercially at the age of 12... faaaak!!!
They can't get their facts right even if you right it out in BOLD LETTERS...
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