chonetsao wrote:ZK-NBT wrote:TG has 80 wide bodies of which their pre Covid long haul network needed less than half of those, they do use specific aircraft for regional use but they are no CX or SQ who have large regional fleets while also using the long haul fleets on short haul.
In my opinion, going forward, TG should only keep A359 and B77W. Maybe keep A333 as well for regional and expansion. Store the A380 for special usage.
B787 is an odd ball in TG's fleet. Conversion to current J would cost another $10-20 millions per aircraft. That is too much money in TG's state now.
The rational to keep B77W is that TG can pick up second hand B77W very cheaply nowadays and there are abundant parts supply due to Covid. The same can not be said for B787s yet.
I don’t think TG need more 77W sized aircraft, I thought the 777/787 were a single type rating at TG but I don’t think they are. We don’t know What the leases are on the 787 fleet either.
I think the 350/330 is a single type rating for TG? Either way the oldest 333 was delivered around 2011 I think 77W/359/787 are all younger as are the A380s. The A380 you either store long term or get rid of entirely, not sure it makes sense to have them for special usage. TG were one I thought could have used 2-3 more A380s pre Covid, SYD/MUC atleast seasonally to each, won’t happen now.