jbs2886 wrote:JerseyFlyer wrote:Speculation about an all-Airbus fleet in Simple Flying:
"The confidential sources, reporting through the Italian media, already have a potential fleet plan. The airline’s future composition may be as follows:
12 Airbus A220-300s
40 Airbus A320neo
23 A330-900 or A350-900"
https://simpleflying.com/alitalia-repla ... t-options/
Seems unnecessarily complicated - so doesn't look like ITA will really be that much better. Just dump the A223s and A321neos and go all in on A320neos. I can't imagine the benefit of those small fleets exceeds the extra costs (however minimal they may be for the A321neos).
I would think until they prove they’re actually turning a corner they would keep the 77E, renegotiate any a320 leases, get rid of the oldest and buy some a321XLRs and top up a320neos. Or perhaps get the a320s from lessors who repossessed them from other airlines recently. I can’t imagine the credit of new Alitalia will somehow be better than the old Alitalia.