's 767 and 777 fleets will be running on a very intensive schedule this summer - with double daily flights on EWR
(2 X 777), EWR
/ LIRF), Italy">FCO
(2 X 777), extra operations on the IAH
route (2 extra 767s per week), etc. ,etc. I do not think that, with the current fleet and schedules, CO
could introduce a new destination with a 767 or 777, and the rumors continue that CO
will announce another major new route that require a widebody (destinations from Moscow to Lagos have been suggested). Note that CO
's 2 new european destinations (EDI
and Oslo) will be served with 752s and EWR
with have 2 752 flights per day (unusual move, one would expect EWR
to be upgraded to a 764 instead of 2 752s per day).
Do you think that we will see an new order from CO
for either the 762, 764 or 777?
Also, Delta has announced that it will sell or lease out the 777s that it has on order, do you think its possible that CO
would be interested in these aircraft? I realize that CO
powered 777s and the DL
birds have RR
engines, but maybe CO
could acquire the DL
777s on aggressive terms?