LamboAston wrote:qf789 wrote:Somoa Airways will start flights to AKL from November
http://australianaviation.com.au/2017/0 ... oeing-737/
Hmmm, with a 737 leased from Icelandair. Last time I checked, they had no 737s apart from some MAXs on order.
LamboAston wrote:After doing some research, they were delivered 15 738s, all immediately leased out to other airlines. Not sure how many they still have.
Whilst they don't operate any 737s themselves, Icelandair leases out a few to various other carriers. They have a few with Air China that are being returned soon IIRC.
NZ321 wrote:I agree. I think the 350 is in with a real chance on this one. The combo of 359, 359ULR and 35K plays to NZ's nimble flexible strategy of being able to adjust frequency and capacity with a common type rating. Will be very interesting to see which way they jump on this one.
I suspect the A350 could be the one. The 777-8 is clearly a plane for government subsidised airlines. It's been on the market for ~4 years, but still no blue-chip customers. The 777-9 might well work on longer haul sectors, but I can't imagine it working on shorter sectors to places like TBU and APW.
NZ321 wrote:On another note, why not India?
Low yields, I suspect.