Cmchardyfl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2002, 175 posts, RR: 1 Posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2312 times:
I was just wandering how many airlines have flown the A320-100? A few spring to mind:
British Airways (Originally ordered be BCal)
Are there any others? It seems like an odd thing that occurs with many new airliner types. The airplane manufacturer invents, creates and rolls out a new plane, then as soon as that aircraft has been introduced, a new updated model rolls out. Its odd as the original plane hardly ever sees active service. It seems to be the same with the 737-100. Shortly after it rolls out, out pops the -200. Therefore we hardly see any of the 100s in active service. -100 versions of aircraft seem to see very limited service.
TriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4697 posts, RR: 41
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2300 times:
As Air Inter Europe was just a short-term legal name change for IT, until it became amalgamated into AF Europe and finally AF, it doesn't have to be counted as another separate airline operating the A320-100.
So the regular -100 operators are the ones already mentioned. But maybe someone can surprise us and tell us if any of these unique airplanes were subleased for brief periods of time to other airlines? That would be something totally new for me.
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