EDIT: the PAL spokesperson posted on Facebook that they’re aiming to fly to CDG 4x/weekly in W19. Uhm, with what aircraft? Will they be exercising A350 options?
I would have thought FCO
had an equal chance...FRA
can be left to KLM. The best bets are the A359
options, going forward -- when do those expire? The outlier here seems to be the 251T A338
opt for a lower CAPEX upfront...as the A339
will be pushed to the limits of its range envelope doing these longer, thinner routes. RR T7000
's woes may probably be behind it by that time. Interesting times ahead.
I wish they tried LAX - CRK for the 3x week frequency. Too bad LAX-CEB did not come back.
needs a new terminal first...and the 77W may be too big for that market. I think CEB
is just waiting for the right aircraft (as does SEA
I don’t think they will. YVR just recently got decreased to daily when they made JFK nonstop, as it used to go via YVR. So I would be surprised to see them go even lower there...
I think the least that could be expected for YVR
is a downgauge to a normal weight A359
to save some money, should PR
exercise its A350 options.
I've read from another fourm that 7776 & 7777 leased where renewed a couple of month ago. As for how many additional years I don't know? maybe 2 to 5 years? Also I think PAL should consider exercise a couple of the option for additional A359 While converting the remaining option the larger A35K or even increased there purchase rights for either memeber A359 or A35K.
A short lease might indicate PR
is picking up its options and just waiting for start of delivery...while an upgauge to the A35K
for commonality may not come soon as they just leased in two new 77W
s -- possibly at very competitive rates (unless they return a couple or so of their other leased T7s)
but i was wondering how they'll launch their chicago route.either with the B777 or A359s.
I doubt the 77W
would get good load factors at ORD