Joni From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1431 times:
Easyjet is looking to order 75 narrowbodies, which will be a welcome shot in the arm for this industry, currently in a low point in its cycle.
Personally I think Boeing will probably get these orders, since the carrier presently only operates 737s, as do most other budget airlines. Airbus is offering a 319 with 5 extra seats (?!), but if past experience can be used to guess at the result this won't persuade Easyjet to buy them.
Joni From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1332 times:
Intuitively it would feel that it would indeed be cheaper for them to buy used jets, but then perhaps they intend to keep these for a long time and newer models have lower operating and maintenance costs. Besides, as the airliner market is in one of its ominous cool seasons again, the prices at "airplane shoppe A&B" may be quite good.
Leigh Pilgrim From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1124 times:
If easyjet order from Airbus, that would me that all the pilots would have to be trainned to the new type of aircraft right?, would'nt that mean extra cost for the airline, plus not forgetting trainning the cabin crew, I think it it is far more effective for a low cost airline such as easyjet to stay with the 737's.