crogalski
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Jetblue Sells 5 A320's To Germany's "Blue Wings"

Sat Oct 07, 2006 3:29 pm

NEW YORK, Oct 6 (Reuters) - German charter carrier Blue Wings AG bought five Airbus A320 aircraft from discount U.S. airline JetBlue Airways Corp. (JBLU.O: Quote, Profile, Research), which was selling the planes to cut costs, Blue Wings spokesman Frank Lorentz said on Friday.

JetBlue spokeswoman Jenny Dervin said all the planes would be on their way to their new owner by mid-November.

Representatives of the airlines declined to comment on financial details of the deal.

In July, JetBlue said it expected a gain of about $6 million from the sale of the planes in the third quarter. New York-based JetBlue is selling the planes to cut capacity as part of a turnaround plan.

Blue Wings, a three-year-old carrier based in Duesseldorf, plans to start scheduled service next year. This summer, it ordered 20 Airbus A320 planes for $1.4 billion.

http://yahoo.reuters.com/news/articl...37_N06228033&type=comktNews&rpc=44

[Edited 2006-10-07 08:34:41]

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RE: Jetblue Sells 5 A320's To Germany's "Blue Wings"

Sun Oct 08, 2006 6:21 am

YAY!!! Finally the company's name is released!!! I couldn't keep it in much longer LOL!

3 of the planes are painted for sale already (N507, N508, and N526).
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RE: Jetblue Sells 5 A320's To Germany's "Blue Wings"

Sun Oct 08, 2006 6:42 am

This should definitely help jetBlue on the profitability-end! Way to go!

I flew on N526JB last week...it pulled into the gate all white, with just the engines still painted blue! Kinda cool...
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RE: Jetblue Sells 5 A320's To Germany's "Blue Wings"

Sun Oct 08, 2006 7:05 am

As near as I can tell from the photo DB here they were delivered in 2000, 2000 and 2002 respectively. What sort of hours would be on them by now? What made these specific frames be the ones that were sold? Was age the main criteria in this case? Or was a major check going to be due and JB wanted to duck out of doing it and just sold the aircraft for a discount to compensate the buyer for it?
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breiz
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RE: Jetblue Sells 5 A320's To Germany's "Blue Wings"

Sun Oct 08, 2006 8:05 am

Quoting Crogalski (Thread starter):
This summer, it ordered 20 Airbus A320 planes for $1.4 billion.

Actually Blue Wings expressed their intention to buy 20 A320s in July. No deal yet.
And there is already a thread on the jetBlue's A320 sale: Vueling To Buy 5 A320's From JetBlue? (by Wsan581 Sep 24 2006 in Civil Aviation)
 
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RE: Jetblue Sells 5 A320's To Germany's "Blue Wings"

Sun Oct 08, 2006 5:37 pm

Are the new TLS 320s for Jet Blue´s order equipped w/ new winglets *rabbit ears*??

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Wsan581
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RE: Jetblue Sells 5 A320's To Germany's "Blue Wings"

Sun Oct 08, 2006 11:19 pm

Quoting AvroArrow (Reply 3):
What made these specific frames be the ones that were sold?

These birds were possibly selected because they own them? I don't think they could sell a plane that is leased.
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RE: Jetblue Sells 5 A320's To Germany's "Blue Wings"

Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:14 am

So what are the five that are going, and what are their names? Wioll the names be used again or retired?
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RE: Jetblue Sells 5 A320's To Germany's "Blue Wings"

Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:18 am

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 7):
So what are the five that are going, and what are their names? Wioll the names be used again or retired?

That is what I was thinking. They should name the next 5 planes that come in those names to keep them going. The again they could let them go with the planes. Well I guess we will find out.

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