jimyvr
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Comair (South Africa) To Buy 6 737s

Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:02 pm

Comair Ltd., British Airways Plc's southern African franchise operator, plans to buy six Boeing Co. 737 aircraft by the end of the year for $76 million to cater for larger passenger numbers

http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/business/16794626.htm
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RE: Comair (South Africa) To Buy 6 737s

Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:35 pm

Which of their airlines is this for?
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RE: Comair (South Africa) To Buy 6 737s

Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:55 am

Quoting N328KF (Reply 1):
Which of their airlines is this for?



Quoting Jimyvr (Thread starter):
British Airways Plc's southern African franchise operator


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RE: Comair (South Africa) To Buy 6 737s

Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:35 am

About time they started upgrading their aircraft, hopefully its the BA franchise, would be nice to see a BA liveried 738 with winglets.

What I don't understand, is why don't they go for A320 series, or at least take on some ex BA a/c, some of which might be around soon. Well in the near future
 
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RE: Comair (South Africa) To Buy 6 737s

Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:56 am

These cannot be new or even nearly-new aircraft as they would be paying about US$12.6 million per plane. I bet these are 737-classics.
 
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RE: Comair (South Africa) To Buy 6 737s

Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:59 am

Quoting Reggaebird (Reply 4):
12.6

12.6 x 6 is about 75 million duh  Yeah sure
 
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RE: Comair (South Africa) To Buy 6 737s

Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:04 am

Andz,

Comair owns two airlines there. The release doesn't make it clear which these are for.
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RE: Comair (South Africa) To Buy 6 737s

Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:10 am

Did a little rooting around on the SA newspapers and they report they are 6 737-400s coming from Brazil to be operated by Kulula. The MD80s are to be returned to Safair. When are Comair themselves going to be doing any expansion? They just seem to doing the same schedule year in year out at the moment. Granted theyve just launched twice weekly service to Mauritius but that is it. In the past years they've pulled out of Lusaka, Lilongwe, Ndola, George and BA have lost connections to Nairobi as well. Surely there most be some expansion planned??

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RE: Comair (South Africa) To Buy 6 737s

Thu Mar 01, 2007 3:09 am

Quoting N328KF (Reply 6):
Comair owns two airlines there. The release doesn't make it clear which these are for.

I keep forgetting about Kulula because they don't feature in my life. I do remember reading somewhere last week about the MD's being retired though. Apologies.
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