deltaflyertoo
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Why Does Air Berlin Operate 737-800s And A320s?

Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:19 pm

What is their rationale for this? The fleet types kind of overlap right?
 
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RE: Why Does Air Berlin Operate 737-800s And A320s?

Thu Dec 13, 2007 9:03 pm

The original reason is that they got offers from each manufacturer which were too good to refuse. First to become a new A-320 customer, then Boeing gave them an extra good deal on more 737s again. Also due to the merger with DBA they already inherited a big 73G order so they might have forgotten about trying to get a single type fleet ever by then.
Their fleet is so big that the synergy advantage of having a single fleet is not so important anymore.
In a few years I guess they'll operate around 75 of each.
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RE: Why Does Air Berlin Operate 737-800s And A320s?

Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:02 am

AB isn't the only carrier operating both the A320 family and the 737NG. A couple of others that come to mind are EasyJet and SAS.
 
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RE: Why Does Air Berlin Operate 737-800s And A320s?

Fri Dec 14, 2007 3:55 am



Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 2):
AB isn't the only carrier operating both the A320 family and the 737NG. A couple of others that come to mind are EasyJet and SAS.

Turkish Airlines also.
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