hisham
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MEA Considering Swissair Aircraft

Thu Feb 14, 2002 6:36 am

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.
 
717fan
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RE: MEA Considering Swissair Aircraft

Thu Feb 14, 2002 7:45 am

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.
 
fly707
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RE: MEA Considering Swissair Aircraft

Thu Feb 14, 2002 9:30 am

Good news to MEA .
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MEA
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RE: MEA Considering Swissair Aircraft

Thu Feb 14, 2002 9:31 am

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?
 
hisham
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RE: MEA Considering Swissair Aircraft

Thu Feb 14, 2002 1:54 pm

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.
 
gerardo
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RE: MEA Considering Swissair Aircraft

Thu Feb 14, 2002 3:56 pm

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

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od-bwh
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RE: MEA Considering Swissair Aircraft

Thu Feb 14, 2002 4:10 pm

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, B744, B772, B773, B788, F70, MD11, CRJ700
 
hisham
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RE: MEA Considering Swissair Aircraft

Thu Feb 14, 2002 4:43 pm

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.
 
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RE: MEA Considering Swissair Aircraft

Fri Feb 15, 2002 7:59 am

Good thing, hopefully for both Airlines...
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ILOVEA340
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RE: MEA Considering Swissair Aircraft

Fri Feb 15, 2002 11:05 am

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.
 
hisham
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RE: MEA Considering Swissair Aircraft

Fri Feb 15, 2002 12:47 pm

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.
 
BA
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RE: MEA Considering Swissair Aircraft

Fri Feb 15, 2002 1:17 pm

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
 
MEA
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RE: MEA Considering Swissair Aircraft

Fri Feb 15, 2002 3:27 pm

What routes would MEA use the A330 on?

Does anyone have any traffic data?
 
ILOVEA340
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RE: MEA Considering Swissair Aircraft

Fri Feb 15, 2002 4:06 pm

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.
 
salim
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RE: MEA Considering Swissair Aircraft

Fri Feb 15, 2002 4:15 pm

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
 
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RE: MEA Considering Swissair Aircraft

Fri Feb 15, 2002 4:33 pm

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