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USA Aircraft Choice Trends

Sun Sep 23, 2007 3:06 am

I have noticed that just about all of the low cost carriers in the US (excluding WN) operate primarily Airbus aircraft while most Legacy carriers primarily operate Boeing aircraft. Is there a certain reason why this is?
 
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RE: USA Aircraft Choice Trends

Sun Sep 23, 2007 3:14 am

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RE: USA Aircraft Choice Trends

Sun Sep 23, 2007 4:03 am

Quoting Fllcontinental (Thread starter):
while most Legacy carriers primarily operate Boeing aircraft

UA, NW and US all operate A320 family aircraft (decent fleet sizes), US and NW operate A330's (their main long haul fleet, NW has the 744 as well) and AA operates the A300. Not exactly primarily Boeing  Wink
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RE: USA Aircraft Choice Trends

Sun Sep 23, 2007 7:12 am

Quoting JRadier (Reply 2):
while most Legacy carriers primarily operate Boeing aircraft

Wrong, that is only true for DL, AA, and CO. AA does operate the A300, but they will be retired by 2012 as their leases expire. AA's relationship with Airbus went sour after the Fligth 587 disaster. Delta and Continental have also operated Airbus aircraft in the past (the A310 and A300, respectively), but they weren't kept for a very long time.
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RE: USA Aircraft Choice Trends

Sun Sep 23, 2007 10:09 pm

Quoting JRadier (Reply 2):
Quoting Fllcontinental (Thread starter):
while most Legacy carriers primarily operate Boeing aircraft

UA, NW and US all operate A320 family aircraft (decent fleet sizes), US and NW operate A330's (their main long haul fleet, NW has the 744 as well) and AA operates the A300. Not exactly primarily Boeing

To add to this...NWA in fact, with its A330s, A320s and A319s has the largest fleet of Airbus aircraft in the world (159 aircraft). This also could change with US Airways as they take in more aircraft, added the merger with HP (also a large fleet of Airbus aircraft).

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RE: USA Aircraft Choice Trends

Sun Sep 23, 2007 10:27 pm

Quoting Fllcontinental (Thread starter):
I have noticed that just about all of the low cost carriers in the US (excluding WN) operate primarily Airbus aircraft

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RE: USA Aircraft Choice Trends

Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:53 am

well airtran and westjet operate the 737, and legacy carriers operate airbus also. I think the choice has more to do with what is available and when it is available. Jet blue chose the A320 because there was no 737NG, and they got a better deal. It is always about what is more profitable for their routes or who gives them a better deal
 
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RE: USA Aircraft Choice Trends

Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:38 am

Alaska - Boeing
Hawaiian - Boeing
Aloha - Boeing
Midwest - Boeing
Southwest - Boeing
Airtran - Boeing
Sun Country - Boeing
ATA - Boeing
Westjet - Boeing

Northwest - Airbus
US Airways / America West - Airbus
Air Canada - Airbus
United - Airbus

You can't just make sweeping commments as to be honest, there are similar numbers for Airbus and Boeing in LCC and Legacy.
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