Acoording to Dutch newspaper 'De Telegraaf' Dutch charter airliner Dutchbird will replace it's 3 B757 aircraft with 4 A320 aircraft. The first two A320s will arrive before the end of the year, the other two before the summer of 2003. According to the article Dutchbird will offer more legroom then then other carriers on the A320, by using two rows of seat less then the standard configuration.The 3 B757s will be returned to their owner, German carrier Condor. By the way, I think Dutchbird has a really beautiful colorscheme...
Anyone any idea what Condor will do with them when they get 'em back?
I thought Condor was switching its 757 fleet to RR only, at least thats what i read in Airliner World when Dutchbird got its first 757 from Condor with PW engines.
The only reason for DBR to take 320's is the problem of the touroperators. the 320 is smaller and is much quicker booked with passengers. The other reason are the small Greek islands where the 757 seems to have a little more trouble than the 320.
Are the 320 leased from Condor by the way or are they directly from Airbus