|Quoting AirNZ777 (Reply 16):|
i wonder if there paint scheme would look good on a 777? or 747?...hay i can dream can't i...
I wonder also. I know the guy who did their colour scheme. I'll ask him for the raw files and make a 777 mockup I think.
Back on topic,
Air Tahiti Nui have a great niche to work with, and that's why they get away with operating such a small fleet.
But they could do with getting a more fuel efficient jets to help maximise their profits in the long term. Their a343s will slowly start eating into their profits as time goes by now.
I suggested the 777 as it's economics are well known, but I'm not sure if ETOPS would get in the way, being unfamiliar with their routes.
So perhaps the A345 could be beneficial. Use that in the same config as the A343's. You won't get the max range out of it, but theoretically the fuel consumption should be less for the same distance travelled. And besides, Airbus would literally throw the A345 at them. LOL