flyinghippo
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China Airlines (CI) To Add Winglets On 738

Sat Feb 18, 2006 7:36 am

News out of Chinatimes.com, starting in March, China airlines will start to add winglets on their fleet of 737-800s, which will save millions of dollars of jet fuel a year, as well as reduce noise on takeoffs.

How many airlines have installed winglets on their 737s?

WN
AA
CA

That's all I can think of from the top of my head...
 
A388
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RE: China Airlines (CI) To Add Winglets On 738

Sat Feb 18, 2006 9:32 am

Below you can find an overview of all airlines operating the 737NG with blended winglets:

EUROPE:

- Hapag Lloyd (TUI Group)
- Air Berlin
- Sun Express
- Turkish Airlines
- Pegasus
- Transavia Airlines
- OK Travel Service
- Ryanair

Asia:

- Hainan Airlines
- China Eastern Airlines
- Air China
- JAL Japan Airlines (on order)
- ANA All Nippon Airways
- Qantas
- Virgin Blue
- Jet Airways
- SpiceJet

Pacific:

- Aloha Airlines

Africa/Middle East:

- South African Airways
- Kenya Airways
- Egyptair (on order)
- Oman Airways
- Ethiopean Airlines
- Dubai Air Wing
- Air Algerie
- TAAG Angola (on order)
- Air Senegal

USA:

- Continental Airlines
- American Airlines
- American Trans Air
- Alaska Airlines
- Southwest Airlines
- AirTran

South/Central America:

- Aeromexico
- COPA
- Varig (doesn't operate the winglet version anymore)
- GOL Brasil

To my knowledge this is the complete list of airlines operating the 737NG with blended winglets and now we can include CI too. So it is becoming a new trend. Airlines are seeing the benefits of these beautiful winglets on the 737NG

Roger
 
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RE: China Airlines (CI) To Add Winglets On 738

Sat Feb 18, 2006 12:32 pm

Very good, the more the better as it makes the 737 look so much better.
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RE: China Airlines (CI) To Add Winglets On 738

Sat Feb 18, 2006 12:57 pm

A388, missed Air Pacific and Virgin Blue

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RE: China Airlines (CI) To Add Winglets On 738

Sat Feb 18, 2006 1:40 pm

You can add Air India Express to the Asia list.
 
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RE: China Airlines (CI) To Add Winglets On 738

Sat Feb 18, 2006 4:40 pm

Other than the 736 & 739, who isn't adding or thinking about winglets to thier 737NG fleet.
CI & KE do fly some longer haul flights with the 737NG (more so with the CI than KE) and surprised they haven't done this sooner.
 
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RE: China Airlines (CI) To Add Winglets On 738

Sat Feb 18, 2006 5:08 pm

In India
Air India Express (738)
Jet Airways (73G, 738)
SpiceJet (738)
A300B2/B4/6R, A313, A319/320/321, A333, A343, A388, 737-2/3/4/7/8/9, 747-3/4, 772/2E/2L/3, E170/190, F70, CR2/7, 146-3,
 
A388
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RE: China Airlines (CI) To Add Winglets On 738

Sat Feb 18, 2006 7:23 pm

Heey thanks for the corrections, I knew I was missing a few, but how could I forget Virgin Blue and Air Pacific. Shame on me.

And yes, airlines are finally seeing the benefits of these blended winglets.

Which other 737 operators can we expect to install winglets on their 737NG fleet? How about DL?

Regards,

A388
 
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RE: China Airlines (CI) To Add Winglets On 738

Sun Feb 19, 2006 12:56 am

Quoting A388 (Reply 1):
- Varig (doesn't operate the winglet version anymore)

Hi A388, Varig in fact keep flying with 2 737-800 NG with winglets

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