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MEA Considering Swissair Aircraft  
User currently offlineHisham From Lebanon, joined Aug 1999, 701 posts, RR: 11
Posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1318 times:

I just read in a lebanese newspaper that MEA is considering getting some Swissair aircraft to modernize its fleet. I bet they're looking to replace their A310s with A330s. Are there any Swissair A330s for sale or lease?

Hisham.

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User currently offline717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2017 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1248 times:

I am not sure but I think that the new Swiss will not take all of the SR A330. Perhaps MEA could have some to a good price.

User currently offlineFly707 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 350 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1222 times:

Good news to MEA .


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User currently offlineMEA From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 631 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1225 times:

I hope this is true, the A330 would look nice with a Cedar tree tail.

Can you please let me know which newspaper this article was in?


User currently offlineHisham From Lebanon, joined Aug 1999, 701 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1205 times:

Here it is in Arabic. It's a small report on the left of page 1.

http://www.annahar.com.lb/htd/local11.pdf

Hisham.


User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1181 times:

There are 3 SR A332, which the new company will not take over, namely HB-IQI, seen here parked at ZRH,

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Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Gerardo Dominguez


HB-IQJ and HB-IQK (no ops since 30.12.2001).

Regards
Gerardo



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User currently offlineOD-BWH From Kuwait, joined Jan 2002, 399 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1177 times:

I hope so... At least they can make good use of the coming summer season.

Anyways, i didn't fine the article you're talking about..



A300, A319, A320, A321, A332, A333, A343, A346, A388, B734, B738, B772, B773, F70
User currently offlineHisham From Lebanon, joined Aug 1999, 701 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1176 times:

They updated the link to today's issue. You can find it in the previous one (13th).

I hope they take these A332s. Who owns them?

Hisham.


User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 32
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1124 times:

Good thing, hopefully for both Airlines...


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User currently offlineILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1096 times:

I can assure you all that they will not be cheap. The planes will after the breakup in march most likely go to the banks that swissair owes so much money to. They will sell them for as much as possible inorder to try to gain back some of the money the lost.

User currently offlineHisham From Lebanon, joined Aug 1999, 701 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1086 times:

It's not easy to find second hand A330s. So even if they're not very cheap it will be a good deal. After all these are state-of -the-art aircraft.
Do they have PTVs?
Hopefully my MEA flight this summer ends up being an A330.

Hisham.


User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1081 times:

There was talk a while ago about MEA getting A330s in the future.

However by future, they probably meant DISTANT future as MEA is not in a position to buy or lease any new aircraft at this time.

However this will be a great chance for them.

I wouldn't be surprised at all if MEA acquires all 3 of those A330s.

Regards



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineMEA From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 631 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1071 times:

What routes would MEA use the A330 on?

Does anyone have any traffic data?


User currently offlineILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1055 times:

There has been unconfirmed talk that some of the banks would seek prices that were equal or very near the normal new price.
Yes the SR A332's do have PTV's in each class aswell as the "thin swiss seat" giving you more legroom.


User currently offlineSalim From Lebanon, joined Jun 2001, 303 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1051 times:

They would probably use them on the two daily paris flight, the daily london one and some arabic routes like dubai. I think they would keep the a300-600r on african routes. I think three is the exact number they need to replace 3 a310

you can have more info about the routes on www.mea.com.lb


User currently offlineQatar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1052 times:

According to their website they will aquire 2 more A300-600R. Will these replace the A310s or will they be used for expansion?

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