Orion737
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When Are XL Due To Get First 737-900?

Fri Sep 28, 2007 8:33 pm

I know these were amongst the first ordered and I am wondering when XL are due to take delivery. They were ordered as a replacement for the ageing 757s werent they? perhaps these aircraft will help XL's reliability and punctuality.
 
DrP
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RE: When Are XL Due To Get First 737-900?

Sat Sep 29, 2007 12:25 am

Both due in April 2008 I believe  Smile
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Orion737
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RE: When Are XL Due To Get First 737-900?

Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:00 am

Thank goodness for that. Excel started out such a good charter airline with their brand new 738s. Its only when they added the old TF registered 752s and 762s did their reliability become problematic.
 
DrP
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RE: When Are XL Due To Get First 737-900?

Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:03 am

Well they will be rid of the 757's by the end of October (one has already gone) and the 762's and 743's very shortly after  Smile
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Orion737
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RE: When Are XL Due To Get First 737-900?

Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:05 am

Wont they be a shortfall in capacity after the retirement of the 752s? I know its the Winter season but all those Canaries runs were good work for the 752s. I guess they will be eager to take delivery of the 739s for the Summer season.
 
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RE: When Are XL Due To Get First 737-900?

Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:33 am

Orion737, Excel has always operated TF aircraft, the B767-200 fleet was operating in 2001.