What if AB launch the Airbus' B7E7 rival ?!!! It would be a hard kick for Boeing !!!
is not in the market for 200-300 seat widebodies in the first place.
I can see them going for Airbus. Their close partner, Air Niki is all-Airbus and since they share ground facilities, commonality could be a plus.
I think, but don't hold me to this, Air Berlin has a 45% stake in Air Niki. I do not believe they share maintenance bases or crew commonality, and even if they did, each airline opperating their own fleet from the respective manufactures makes more sense than Air Niki opperating A32X and AB
opperating both A32X and 738.
has made eight 738 orders for a total of 26 frames in addition to launching
the 737-800 in late-1994. It makes perfect sense for AB
to continue ordering the 738 and Air Niki to order the A32X family.
did order Airbus, I would think it would be associated with a move by AB
to take a larger stake in Air Niki.
Air berlin can go for airbus because: - they always offer good prices
Unless your name is EasyJet and you're asking for 120 73G at an insulting price, Boeing rarely leaves loyal customers out in the rain.
-its german made
That hasn't stopped them from ordering dozens of American manufactured 737s with a half-French engine