Steve - you're right. The 738 is too big for some of the markets we serve today. Our management is aware of this, and instead of dropping these destinations, they will be served with the smaller aircraft. That is - when and if it appears .... It will also be good for increasing frequencies in other markets.
I suspect the gameplan is to introduce the smaller aircraft when 757's become redeployed to European flights. As we now have dropped the additional 757's (except two), this may be the way ATA wants to go.
As for the range question that was raised: The range for the 757-200 is 7240km - IND
-Cologne is 6934. That's pushing it if the winds are unfavourable..
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