deltairlines
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AirTran Orders 50 Boeing 737-700/800

Tue Jul 01, 2003 9:30 pm

While I have not seen an official press release from either Boeing or AirTran, today's Seattle Times is reporting that AirTran will be buying 50 Boeing 737-700/800 (doesn't give exact breakdown), plus another 50 options.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/135133800_boeingairtran01web.html

Jeff
 
Matt D
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RE: AirTran Orders 50 Boeing 737-700/800

Tue Jul 01, 2003 9:36 pm

How many of you are now vying to be the one to 'break the story'?

Geez, can't you even keep it on your pants until the official release is out?
 
N707PA
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RE: AirTran Orders 50 Boeing 737-700/800

Tue Jul 01, 2003 9:41 pm

Already discussed by GR8slvrflt:
http://airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1121145/

[Edited 2003-07-01 14:44:04]
 
Udo
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RE: AirTran Orders 50 Boeing 737-700/800

Tue Jul 01, 2003 9:46 pm

That's what I always expected. The two A320 from Ryan were only used to provoke Boeing in order to get a better deal. But hell, what's about the B717?


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Udo
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na
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RE: AirTran Orders 50 Boeing 737-700/800

Tue Jul 01, 2003 10:14 pm

Boeing only sells the little birds.

Good news for Seattle of cause, but the 737 line is the only one that needed push. I read somewhere that a few 717s are also to be ordered. Is that true?

But. no one to save the 757 from dying in 2 or 3 years?
 
Udo
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RE: AirTran Orders 50 Boeing 737-700/800

Tue Jul 01, 2003 10:22 pm

I think the days of new B757 rolling out are almost over. The -200 is definitely dead, however there's still some little hope left for the -300. AA, UA and DL would have been certain customers for the -300, but the events of the past two years killed that option.


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Udo
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N79969
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RE: AirTran Orders 50 Boeing 737-700/800

Tue Jul 01, 2003 10:33 pm

"Boeing only sells the little birds."

But actually makes money.
 
BeltwayBandit
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RE: AirTran Orders 50 Boeing 737-700/800

Tue Jul 01, 2003 10:36 pm

10 717s and 100 737s.

ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 1, 2003--AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AAI - News), today announced at a press conference at Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport that the airline has placed an order for 100 new Boeing 737-700 and -800 series aircraft - of which 50 are firm orders and 50 are options. At the same time, the airline placed an additional order for up to 10 Boeing 717 aircraft.

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