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Will Cubana And Air Koryo Ever Get Airbus Planes?

Mon Apr 08, 2002 10:41 pm

Cubana have recieved their first ATR42 in the airlines full livery, will they and Air Koryo get Airbus aircraft in the future? older A300/310 or the A320 family?
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RE: Will Cubana And Air Koryo Ever Get Airbus Planes?

Mon Apr 08, 2002 11:15 pm

Cubana has leased in the past some A320's from Tnasaer(now defunct) and Grupo Taca. The main problem with Cubana getting Airbus equipment is that they don't have the money to purchase new or second hand airbus equipment so they mainly depend on wet leasing airbus aircraft.
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RE: Will Cubana And Air Koryo Ever Get Airbus Planes?

Mon Apr 08, 2002 11:39 pm

Don't think Air Koryo are interested. Cubana will probably get some Airbus at some point. If Castro ever dies, will the US normalise relations? Is Castro the only hurdle? Or is Cuba an understudy in the "Spindle Of Terror" or whatever it is?
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RE: Will Cubana And Air Koryo Ever Get Airbus Planes?

Tue Apr 09, 2002 12:37 am

Here are some pictures of wet leased Cubana a320'S.

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RE: Will Cubana And Air Koryo Ever Get Airbus Planes?

Tue Apr 09, 2002 5:38 pm

Well, in fact every airline wants to get modern and nice airplanes, I think even Air Koryo.
But as long as there is simply no need for them I don't think they will buy them. The other question is, if they have the fund for buying those planes.

Their Il62 is very nice and as long as they can serve their key destinations as Beijing there is no need to buy new planes. But in a few years (with or without political change) this could be considered...
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