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New 717 Operators?

Sun Nov 11, 2001 8:29 am

I've heard some rumours that the following airlines would operate/order Boeing 717:
-Aloha Airlines
-Transcend Executive Airlines (Swiss Startup May02)
-Aserca Airlines

What do you think about?
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RE: New 717 Operators?

Sun Nov 11, 2001 8:37 am

Hi 717fan:

AeroMexico will introduces the new 717-200 because Boeing doesn't have the 737 NG which AeroMexico wants. Remember that the new mexican airline called VuelaMex pretends to fly with five Boeing 717-200.
In my opinion new operators for the 717 would be:

AMC Aviation
ALM Antillean Airlines
Spanair ( his subsidiary operates five 717-200)

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RE: New 717 Operators?

Sun Nov 11, 2001 11:10 am

The first two B717-200 for VuelaMex are ready for delivery in VuelaMex colours. VuelaMex is working on getting the upgrade of their air taxi license to full schedule airline to start service. They hope to get it by december, since the airliners are ready.

VuelaMex signed a contract with Pembroke Capital Aviaton to get 4 B717-23S that were originally destined to Aerolineas de Baleares (AEBAL / Spanair Link).

So Mexico will have the B717 in the skies soon.

AeroMexico won't get the B717 soon, since they don´t have enough money to do so. They are even loosing money. And since the sell of the ailine is not going to happend in the near future, AeroMexico will only get used MD80's and B767's for a while.

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RE: New 717 Operators?

Sun Nov 11, 2001 12:29 pm

I don't know...I think every airline should have at least one!

Another 717 fan.
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RE: New 717 Operators?

Sun Nov 11, 2001 12:36 pm

a tourist carrier in Thailand (dont remember its name) is also intorducing a 130 seat version of the 717.

RE: New 717 Operators?

Sun Nov 11, 2001 12:40 pm

Actually, last I heard Aloha dropped any plans to purchase the 717. The reason? 1) Price and 2) They don't want to be like Hawaiian (true story)

Aloha is now considering the RJX-100 to replace it's aging 737-200 fleet.

Aloha 737-200!!  Wink/being sarcastic

RE: New 717 Operators?

Sun Nov 11, 2001 12:57 pm

National Airlines is looking for a new airplane on its short routes and it could be a 717. It should be a 717. What do you think?

Picture this beaty, in National's Livery

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How sweet that would be!!!
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RE: New 717 Operators?

Sun Nov 11, 2001 4:40 pm

I'm glad to see the National name flying, but without the Sunking on the tail,it just isn't the same.
Yes, I actually *do* work for an airline,how about you?
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Sun Nov 11, 2001 4:51 pm

I saw this pic yesterday. VuelaMex actually has FOUR painted 717s ready for delivery, not two.

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RE: New 717 Operators?

Sun Nov 11, 2001 9:12 pm

I don't think that aeropostal will order the 717 any time soon, they have plans to buy two DC 9-51's from Finnair next year.

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RE: New 717 Operators?

Sun Nov 11, 2001 9:23 pm

Forget Spanair. They have plans to drop their B717-200 fleet in favour of smaller regioanl jets which fit their structure better. Same could apply for Olympic Aviation.
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RE: New 717 Operators?

Mon Nov 12, 2001 5:18 am


AirTran wants 757s.

National wants 717s.

Maybe a marriage is in the works.

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