moa999 wrote:SeaEagle8 wrote:they may want to hurry up and order more aircraft.
Plenty of time for that.
And I suspect somewhat dependent on the Sunrise decision and timing.
With last night's announcement of the 321XLR I also wonder whether a small fleet based at BNE, ADL and CBR is a possibility for flights to SIN, HKG and NRT.
Routes still need to make financial sense, even if a smaller aircraft reduces the risk of launching new services.
SIN could well be a good option for additional/new services from places like BNE and ADL by JQ or even QF if it went down that path.
HKG’s capacity issues won’t be solved until the 3rd runway is completed, so can’t see any movement on that one for some time.
I could see JQ using the A321XLR (if it converts some orders to the type) on CNS/OOL-Japan routes in future. It would be a way of centralising the 788 fleet at MEL and SYD.
Can’t see any love for CBR though. The market just doesn’t really have the volume, even if yields have potential to be good.