MoKa777 wrote:Anyone here consider Aegean Airlines?
I don't think they have any nextgen NB on order at the moment.
They want to increase fleet size to 70 aircraft, apparently.
The CSeries would be an amazing aircraft for them.
Great efficiency, sufficient capacity to allow for increased frequency and enough range for any/all of there missions.
They are pondering between A320series neo and 737MAX at this very moment. The difficulty the C-series has is that the current fleet contains 8 A321s seating 195 in full economy mode, with middle seats blocked on rows sold as business class in the usual Euro-business style. These are used on flights to slot controlled airports such as LHR, where adding frequency simply isn't an option.
aerolimani wrote:Not to mention good short field performance that could be useful for bringing jet service to popular tourist destinations with short runways.
Which specific airports do you have in mind? There are certainly Greek island and mainland airports with short field issues, but most popular tourist destinations have A320/738 flights direct from other parts of Europe. I'm struggling to come up with more than isolated examples of Greek airports that are currently served solely by turboprops where the runway could manage a C-series, and they'd certainly need a new terminal before one operated there, since the terminals are right-sized for having one ATR42/Dash8-100 flight at a time.