airmale
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More 727s For Ariana

Sat Mar 09, 2002 5:06 am

FG are planning to purchase upto three more 727s to expand their fleet according to justplanes.com
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ba777-236
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RE: More 727s For Ariana

Sat Mar 09, 2002 5:18 am

Hmmm... wonder where these 727's are comming from? Also, where is the money to purshase these aircraft?
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airmale
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RE: More 727s For Ariana

Sat Mar 09, 2002 5:26 am

I would seriously expect soem of the Arab states to gift their older private jets to Ariana as a good will gesture.
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RE: More 727s For Ariana

Sat Mar 09, 2002 5:27 am

Also, maybe some of the US Airlines will give them to Ariana as a tax write-off with the large amount of 727s they are currently parking.

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RE: More 727s For Ariana

Sat Mar 09, 2002 9:40 am

Used 727s would not be hard to get right now - their residual value has plummeted of late with the mass retirements post September 11.

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RE: More 727s For Ariana

Sat Mar 09, 2002 9:46 am

I wouldn't be surprised that within the next few years if Ariana rapidly expands and renews its fleet now that it is possible to lease and purchase modern aircraft! Maybee even international routes with widebodys could develop?
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RE: More 727s For Ariana

Sat Mar 09, 2002 9:52 am

Da man, nice thought, and they did fly a couple of DC10s in the 80s, but Afganistan is just a load of warloads fighting each other and robbing civilians. The peacekeepers (there's so few of them) can't even control Kabul, let alone anywhere else. And the new "interim" PM's authority only extends to the walls of the Prime Ministerial residence.

I wish Afganistan all the best but the international community has to do a lot more to help it get back off their knees. I think Ariana will be restricted to flying a few 727s with diplomats journalists and arms dealers aboard, for quite a few years yet. Imagine MEA at the height of the Lebanese war.
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