Springbok295
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Why Did SAA Lease This Plane Back To Transavia

Sat Apr 29, 2006 6:43 am

Why did SAA repaint this aircraft in full colours then lease it straight back to Transavia when it was just returned to them last month in full Transavia colours?

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RE: Why Did SAA Lease This Plane Back To Transavia

Sat Apr 29, 2006 7:38 am

Good question! Some of that great SAA management again?!
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RE: Why Did SAA Lease This Plane Back To Transavia

Sat Apr 29, 2006 10:58 am

It may have been in the original lease that Transavia would pay for a repaint, back into SAA livery, at termination. When a new lease was taken up some months later it was in the lease to paint in Transavia livery. Most leases are written to return the aircraft in the same condition as which it was leased.
 
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RE: Why Did SAA Lease This Plane Back To Transavia

Sat Apr 29, 2006 4:23 pm

Quoting Springbok295 (Thread starter):
when it was just returned to them last month in full Transavia colours?

They weren't "full" Transavia colours. These are (the old c/s anyway):

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I spent some time at AMS this week and quite a few of Transavia's planes are now in their new colours.
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