NW7E7
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Senegal Orders 1 737NG!

Fri Jul 23, 2004 7:52 am

Boeing
FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 22, 2004 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Air Senegal International said the airline is continuing its expansion with the purchase of one Boeing Next Generation 737-700 and an option for another.

http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2004/q3/nr_040722g.html

Why only 1? I guess there aren't that many passengers travelling around in these parts of the world. Heck, most of these people have probably never been on an airplane.

 
Horus
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RE: Senegal Orders 1 737NG!

Fri Jul 23, 2004 8:57 am

Why only 1? I guess there aren't that many passengers travelling around in these parts of the world. Heck, most of these people have probably never been on an airplane.

Hahaha, very true. I guess it does seem alittle pathetic to order just the one aircraft. Considering this will be an extreme burden on finanances why didn't they buy an older 737 or A320?

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kalakaua
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RE: Senegal Orders 1 737NG!

Fri Jul 23, 2004 9:02 am

Don't hate. Appreciate! Congratulations Air Senegal!
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BN747
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RE: Senegal Orders 1 737NG!

Fri Jul 23, 2004 9:59 am

Yeah, don't hate... they're gettin' there.

They already have two 737-700s...(both ex-Midway Airlines ships)

6V-AHN

and

6V-AHO .. (which I saw at Orly and was amazed that such a small craft was used from (Dakar?)Senegal, Africa to Paris it must have stopped somewhere!)

So the new order gives them 3 and possibly 4, sooner or later, they have to take the next step up to a 757 or 767. With Ethiopian setting up shop nearby in Accra, Senegal would be foolish not to make some moves and 'get in on whatever action there is to get in on' over there.

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SafetyDude
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RE: Senegal Orders 1 737NG!

Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:14 am

Sometimes, small orders can turn into more orders.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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travellin'man
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RE: Senegal Orders 1 737NG!

Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:16 am

"I guess there aren't that many passengers travelling around in these parts of the world. Heck, most of these people have probably never been on an airplane."


In a sense true, but you should remember that before it unfortunately folded a few years ago, Air Afrique, which represented many of the Francophone West African countries, was one of the oldest continuously operating airlines in the WORLD, so I wouldn't knock aviation in that part of the world, underdeveloped as it is. It has a long tradition there.
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RCS763AV
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RE: Senegal Orders 1 737NG!

Fri Jul 23, 2004 11:09 am

"Sometimes, small orders can turn into more orders."
Like the ANZ 7E7 deal, they ordered only 2 but have options for another 10, maybe they will turn them to orders when they see the aircrafts performance.
 
LRGT
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RE: Senegal Orders 1 737NG!

Fri Jul 23, 2004 12:29 pm

HOLD THE PRESSES...do we know what they are doing with this A/C yet?????

Run EWR or JFK to DKR into the flight planning computer; DKR is actually 200 miles CLOSER to JFK/EWR than Rome...that is bairly but still within range for the 737-700...which IS also ETOPS.

If that is what they plan to do with it that IS big news for Sengagal, Air Senegal, and for Boeing, since no-737 currently flies between North America and Africa.
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donder10
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RE: Senegal Orders 1 737NG!

Fri Jul 23, 2004 12:47 pm

6V-AHO .. (which I saw at Orly and was amazed that such a small craft was used from (Dakar?)Senegal, Africa to Paris it must have stopped somewhere!)


Nope,all their 12 weekly flights are non-stop.


HOLD THE PRESSES...do we know what they are doing with this A/C yet?????
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NW7E7
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RE: Senegal Orders 1 737NG!

Fri Jul 23, 2004 12:49 pm

Transatlantic on a 737-700 might seem a little cramped for that long of a flight.  Smile
 
EurostarVA
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RE: Senegal Orders 1 737NG!

Fri Jul 23, 2004 9:05 pm

Doesn't PrivatAir operate the 737 across the pond?? It's in a business class configuration though.... operates on behalf of Lufthansa I believe.
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StarFlyer
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RE: Senegal Orders 1 737NG!

Fri Jul 23, 2004 9:15 pm

DKR is 200 miles closer to JFK than to FCO? I don't think so.
http://gc.kls2.com/cgi-bin/gc?PATH=dkr-jfk%0D%0Adkr-fco%0D%0A&RANGE=&PATH-COLOR=red&PATH-UNITS=nm&SPEED-GROUND=470&SPEED-UNITS=kts&RANGE-STYLE=best&RANGE-COLOR=navy&MAP-STYLE=
DKR-JFK is 3307nm, while DKR-FCO is 2237, roughly 1000nm CLOSER!

And yes, Privatair runs a BBJ across the pond between DUS/MUC and EWR/ORD.
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Paul777
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RE: Senegal Orders 1 737NG!

Sat Jul 24, 2004 3:13 am

Having lived in Senegal, while true the population in general may not have flown, aviation has been around that part of the globe for a long time.

Just a couple of examples:

Dakar was an alternate emergency landing site for the shuttle in the early years, in case of a problem after the launch. (vs post mission, before you guys get on me about that one).

Test flights of the Concorde prior to its entrance into service.

Dakar, was a stopover city for the Paris - Rio flights of the AF Concordes.

When I lived there, airlines that flew there included: Pan Am, Air France, Lufthansa, Air Mali, Air Senegal, CSA, Aeroflot, Sabena, Nigeria Airways, Cameroon Airlines, Royal Air Maroc (which by the way currently flies the 73's, for Air Senegal, and possibly is the majority owner of Air Senegal), Air Afrique, Iberia just to name a few. Since I was fairly young, I may have forgotten a few!

I also remember seeing the remnants of ramps for flying boats, in Dakar as well, so probably it had some sort of flights on those planes, prior to the advent of the jet age!

 
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RE: Senegal Orders 1 737NG!

Sat Jul 24, 2004 3:22 am

DKR is 200 miles closer to JFK than to FCO? I don't think so.

Did I say that? NO...I said JFK is closer to DKR than JFK is to FCO. Actually JFK-DKR is 400 miles lesss than JFK-FCO!

The 737-700 can go trans-atlantic many points Europe and can also go trans-atlantic to Dakar.

Link:
http://gc.kls2.com/cgi-bin/gc?PATH=dkr-jfk%0D%0Afco-jfk%0D%0A&RANGE=&PATH-COLOR=red&PATH-UNITS=nm&SPEED-GROUND=470&SPEED-UNITS=kts&RANGE-STYLE=best&RANGE-COLOR=navy&MAP-STYLE=
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