racko
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Air Berlin To Buy 40 New Aircraft

Sun Mar 09, 2003 7:34 am

Reuters article

Some extracts:

"German airline Air Berlin said on Friday it was considering ordering at least 40 new planes from European jet maker Airbus or its U.S. rival Boeing this
year."

"We are thinking about a big order for the future -- either Airbus or Boeing," Joachim Hunold, managing partner of the Berlin-based airline, told reporters on the sidelines of a tourism industry show."


40 new planes ? Considering that they have 27 quite new B738, I doubt that they'll drop them. That would mean an expansion by more than 200% from their current fleet of 32 aircraft. Or could Air Berlin start long-haul service? I doubt it.
 
Fokplanes
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RE: Air Berlin To Buy 40 New Aircraft

Sun Mar 09, 2003 8:35 am


Well, I got a letter from Air Berlin today stating I needed a German ATPL in order to be able to work for them. Think it makes sense to do the conversion, with this massive expansion.

Thanks a lot

Fokplanes
 
racko
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RE: Air Berlin To Buy 40 New Aircraft

Sun Mar 09, 2003 11:59 pm

If DBA fails, there'll be lots of unemployed pilots with a B737 typerating...
Do you already a 737 typerating? Anyway, good luck for your further job chances.
 
lubcha132
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RE: Air Berlin To Buy 40 New Aircraft

Mon Mar 10, 2003 12:59 am

its good to see at least one airline doing well in this world!
 
Airbus Lover
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RE: Air Berlin To Buy 40 New Aircraft

Mon Mar 10, 2003 1:45 am

Actually Lubcha132, many airlines are doing well in this world...

  • Southwest

  • Germanwings

  • Ryanair

  • easyJet

  • jetBlue

  • Air Tran

  • Singapore Airlines

  • Malaysia Airlines

  • Air Asia

  • Cathay Pacific

  • Vietnam Airlines

  • Pacific Airlines

  • EVA Air

  • China Airlines

  • Korean Air

  • Emirates

  • Qatar Airways

  • Qantas

  • many Chinese airlines

  • lots more (someone might be able to add some to this list)


  • mainly Asian airlines and some from the pacific rim and many LCCs and i think they have bright future as long as there is no war. I could be wrong though so feel free to correct me!

    [Edited 2003-03-09 17:49:12]
     
    airnewzealand
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    RE: Air Berlin To Buy 40 New Aircraft

    Mon Mar 10, 2003 6:42 am

    Air New Zealand are doing well, aswell as Origin Pacific from New Zealand

    Cheers
    Mike
     
    donder10
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    RE: Air Berlin To Buy 40 New Aircraft

    Mon Mar 10, 2003 7:05 am

    Are any of the Chinese airlines profitable apart from Air China?
     
    United Airline
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    RE: Air Berlin To Buy 40 New Aircraft

    Mon Mar 10, 2003 1:05 pm

    Don't forget Virgin Blue! And Dragonair is doing pretty good.

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