Balboy From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2000, 143 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1860 times:
Thought you might like an update at whats happening at Britannia...
The first Britannia 757 has now been painted and is due to leave Maastrict soon. 3 more are due to be done by January.
6 767-300's are due to leave for the Haj contract soon, leaving 3 remaining 767-300 for UK operations. These will be painted in January.
All 767-200(4) will leave the fleet. Interestingly, two of the best ones(AA, AB) may be accuried by Blue Fox Airlines to operate long haul routes out of Stansted.
The A330 has been chosen as the new wide body aircraft but will take time to be implimented, however the first one could arrive within 18 months. The 767-400 was offered at great discount but was rejected due to problems with range.
2 757 will leave the fleet next year, AR and AO. The company is currently looking to replace the 757 with either 757-300, A321 or 737-900.
Hope you find this interesting. Nothing is confirmed of course but it does come within the company
EGFF From UK - Wales, joined Sep 2001, 2201 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (13 years 12 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1717 times:
Im very happy with the news of the A330's meaning A330's will be flooding the Uk with Monarch,Airtours,British Midland,JMC and Britannia with them Also, i hope the choose the 737-900 as a replacement for those 752's, go BY!!!
Ndebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2904 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (13 years 12 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1654 times:
That new livery is really bad! Also the retirement of the 762.
But I really doubt BY will buy 739, because they won't be allowed to carry more than 189 pax, just as many as you can carry in a 738 (due to number of emergency exits). So the 738 is more likely. Anyway, 753 seems most likely, as a replacement for both 762 and aging 752 - very economical, plus fleet communality with existing 752 -> just what BY is searching for.
777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 12 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1652 times:
Problems with 764 range? Admittedly it does have less range than the A332, but it's still got a similar range to the 763 (which BY has) and non-ER 762s. It'd be strange for BY to choose the A332 considering they've got an all Boeing fleet at the moment and dropped for A320 for the 738 for it's lighter routes. 764s would maintain commonality with 763s as well as the 738s (flightdeck). Boeing would be practically giving away these 764s too -- they could really use a THIRD customer
Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4190 posts, RR: 34
Reply 9, posted (13 years 12 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1645 times:
if it is true that Britannia has choosen the A330 all other TUI group members (Hapag-lloyd, Corsair and maybe Aero Lyon) will follow. Interesting side-note: last yer during the summer period I had a long chat with a pilot from HF and he told me that HF had already selected the A330-200 but these plans had be put on ice because THE TUI Group switched its british partner from Thmoans Cook to the Thompson Travel group which mean that the worked out fleetplans with JMC fell apart.