Alessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2977 times:
I don´t think any airline in Africa will buy the 717, if its
not leased to competitive price. Russian/Ukrainan brands still have a big market share in Africa, SAA
is not content with their 737 and trying to down size,
but I don´t think they will go for the 717....
AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6172 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2957 times:
I don't think the 717 has a good chance on the EARTH, much less Africa.
I am a huge 717 fan, and am distressed at American's decision to can TWA's 717-231s. That makes me dissappointed. BUT- maybe they will go to MidEX, and then we will have something to talk about...
But seriously, Boeing has orders for 110 of them, and 30 of them are being returned over the next year due to the agreement. That's... 27% of all 717s ordered being returned. What are they going to do with them? Give them away free? Start "Boeing 717 Airlines"??? There's an idea... they could replace Legend airlines here at Dallas...
Bestwestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 8037 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2932 times:
African airlines need the most fuel efficient aircraft possible to protect themselves against dollar fluctuations. Ask any South African how little their currency is worth compared to 12 months ago.
On short sectors where the 717 operates I can see more Turbo-props, such as the Dash-8, ATR and D328 in the African markets. These are far more fuel efficient than even the 717, have lower capacities, and are cheaper to purchase and operate.
On longer sectors the 727 and 732 will reign. Any replacement will cost way too much.
717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2017 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2878 times:
I have an article from flightinternationl dating summer 01, that Intensive Air of South Africa is interested in the 717. They were in talks with Boeing...but since then I've never heard something about.