Bmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1449 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1023 times:
i cant remember when but bmi said they where aming for an all airbus fleet whith the exeption of embrace aircraft which they have order so there aircraft enginers can speshalise in them sopposedly try bmi press reles arcive think it was 2001
Elal106 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 975 posts, RR: 5 Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1008 times:
if BMI has the money in the near future and decides to buy a replacement I think they would go with the a318s instead of the 717s as they are cheaper and they already have a320s,etc......what do u think?
Skymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 951 times:
I think you have to consider what BMI was thinking of when it talked about replacing Fokkers with 717s or A318s, and whether the situation has perhaps changed somewhat now.
The Fokker 70s may be going to KLMC (is this confirmed yet?), but there's three more A320s coming which may go straight into store, and between four and six A321s parked at the moment, so extra capacity obviously isn't an issue. Furthermore, the East Mids operation which isn't hugely profitable and is where the Fokkers predominate may well come under pressure if Go launch competitive routes next spring.
I think the likelihood is downsizing to Embraers, and in any case, IF new equipment is needed for regional operations its more likely to come from that source now, rather than from Boeing or Airbus.
Skymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 864 times:
I'm not privvy to the figures at the moment, but MAN-CDG might sustain a 735, MAN-DUB maybe the same (are they really going to go up against EI and Ryanair on that route?). If all else fails, there's always that spare A330 sat at MAN!
EDI-CPH? Well... Who knows, but its hardly a "core" route for BMI, is it? And who's talking about the F100s going soon anyway - first I've heard about it.
Vfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 3767 posts, RR: 5 Reply 15, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 790 times:
I guess bmi will downgrade most Fokker 70 routes to ERJ145s. They have done so on the DUS-MAN route and might do it on the remaining Fokker 70 routes, concentrating on high yield passengers with a 50 seater.
Which leaves the question - where do the Fokker 70 operate at the moment ? DUS-MAN has changed to a ERJ145, CDG-STN to a LH Cityline CR7 (op to LHR now).