Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 20 Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 691 times:
You'll hear it in the official pressrelease when it happens...
The 737 is indeed the logical choice, given that EZ already operates a sizeable fleet of the type at this moment and fleet commonality is a major factor in cost reduction.
If they go for the A319, that might mean they plan on retiring the 737s already in service. In that case, the expansion is less large than it looks as about 30 of the 75 aircraft would then be used to replace existing ones.
RickB From United Kingdom, joined May 2003, 243 posts, RR: 10 Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 676 times:
Remember easyjet are more interested in the bottom line than anything else - if they get a great deal from Airbus they could swap fleets to a pure Airbus one in the long term. This would also let them in the future expand to long haul routes because of the cross certification possibilities on Airbus products (i.e. A320/330/340's)
More likely though they are just speaking to Airbus to get Boeing to knock some money off !!
777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 639 times:
Oh god, don't get involved in the 737vs. A320 costs debate.
It all depends on routes, load factors, passenger type, route range etc.
However, as a guide, the A320 has 5-7% lower operating costs than the 737-400. The 737-800 has 5-7% lower operating costs than the A320.
Remember, all the factors i've mentioned above have to be taken into account, and in certain situations, the A32X will have lower operating costs than the 73X, although the 737NGs tend to be lower. Remember also that initial airplane price will affect profits in the long term too.