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Why No 757's To Australia?

Fri Feb 02, 2001 10:48 am

THis is just a question, why the Australian airlines do not operate this aircraft? I had never even heard of it until i came on this forum....
is there a problem with its range, capacity or what because Qantas was formerly an all boeing fleet, up until the recent order, and I am just wanting to find out why they have never purchased any of these aircraft.
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RE: Why No 757's To Australia?

Fri Feb 02, 2001 11:52 am

Interesting question. I only found pics of Canada 3000 757s in SYD on this site. It seems like they would fit in nicely with Ansett and Qantas, but who am I?
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RE: Why No 757's To Australia?

Fri Feb 02, 2001 11:54 am

I think because there are a lot of 767s and 737s in Australia. The 762 holds about the same number of pax in a 2 class config as the 752 and it has more cargo capacity.
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RE: Why No 757's To Australia?

Fri Feb 02, 2001 4:27 pm

So is the 767 a better choice for them..well obviously it is because they chose it, but what stops the other airlines from buying the 767 over the 757.

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RE: Why No 757's To Australia?

Fri Feb 02, 2001 10:10 pm

There were some 757s operating domestically in Australia during the 1989 Pilots Dispute. I flew in an Air 2000 757-200 over to Perth and back on another 757-200 (I think it might have been Brunei or someone like that - I can't remember now as being my first "Redeye Special" I was asleep most of the time - perhaps someone in the know can tell us which 757s were operating in Australia then). They were very nice aircraft especially on landing.

I suppose the obvious reason why the 757 was not chosen by either Australian or Ansett was that it is a narrowbody when both Australian and Ansett both had widebodies for aircraft over 150 pax. When Australian became part of Qantas their 767-200s became available to supplement the A300s on domestic services so there was no need for a larger narrowbody. As for Ansett they went for additional 767-200s and A320s. If they wanted a larger narrowbody they would probably have gone for the A321 (as some artist renderings have depicted).

So either way the 757 missed out in Australia unfortunately.
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RE: Why No 757's To Australia?

Sat Feb 03, 2001 2:17 am

I know your post is about Australian carriers not operating the 757, as far as foreign ailines are concerned If im not mistaken Royal Brunei Airlines also operate 757s to Australia Smile

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RE: Why No 757's To Australia?

Sat Feb 03, 2001 2:21 am

AirMale, not anymore. Royal Brunei now use their 767s for all their Perth, Darwin and Brisbane flgihts. They did use 757s uptil 94/95.

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