Newbiepilot wrote:It is how I interpret these comments
Mark said the A321neos have better trip and seat mile costs. I think it is logical to conclude from that statement that they appear to be preferring A321neos to the A330 fleet between Hawaii and the West Coast. Obviously they need the A330s for their longer flights, but they have 24 in the fleet already
Take an hour to listen to what they all said before making stuff up, that was part of an answer asked by an analyst regarding how the A321neo compares to the 767. They said the A321neo has the best economics for these routes, better than anything the competitors have.
The A330 is going nowhere, they are getting more. The 717 is going nowhere.
What is going, and will be gone this year is the 767, the remaining 7 will be gone by year end with a fleet of 9 A321neo by year end. The A321neo will be on new routes (many of which have not been announced) where they will generate superior RASM.
They didn’t talk at all about the A321neo replacing the A330.