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Updated: Czech Airlines converting from 7 A320neo to 4 A220-300 and 3 A321XLR

Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:53 pm

https://simpleflying.com/czech-airbus-a220/

Has been rumored for a little while now, and it has finally been confirmed. Czech Airlines have jumped on the A220 bandwagon and ordered 4 -300s. However they reduced their A320neo orders from 7 to just 3. Pretty interesting considering they are now gonna have A220s, A320s, A330s, ATRs and 737s in their fleet of just about 20 aircraft (assuming none of the current ones are replaced, which I doubt). Regardless good to see more orders for the A220!
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Re: Czech Airlines orders 4 A220-300s

Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:00 pm

Good for both Czech and Airbus. It's indeed strange for a small airline to operate this many types of airplanes. However, Smartwings has a lot more 737's in their fleet. The A220 and A320's are the oddball here.
 
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Re: Czech Airlines orders 4 A220-300s

Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:00 pm

OA940 wrote:
and it has finally been confirmed.


Is it actually confirmed?

Simpleflying doesn't excactly takes the #1 spot as the most reliable source out there.....
 
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Re: Czech Airlines orders 4 A220-300s

Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:10 pm

It is still the same re-warmed story, it is still only one source.
ut now fellow aviation site Flieger Faust has revealed

Till now, still only Fliegerfaust has the information, that the UFO is CSZ. This can be correct, or not, who knows.
So there is still no second independent source.

I still have my doubts.
 
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Re: Czech Airlines orders 4 A220-300s

Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:27 pm

They should just standardize to A220. A mix of A221 and A223 will do them good.
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Re: Czech Airlines orders 4 A220-300s

Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:40 pm

It may not be confirmed, but probably all but over the line - a good win for Airbus and the A220, coming just a day after the Austral order. We're still awaiting confirmation of the Interjet and Ethiopian orders, so this could be a bring 2019 to a very satisfactory close for the A220. There's still quite a lot of smaller carriers out there that could benefit from the A220 - especially those with older A319/737 fleets.
 
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Re: Czech Airlines orders 4 A220-300s

Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:04 pm

I'd be surprised if those A320 NEOs get delivered to OK. A223 makes much more sense for them, I wonder if they might replace the ATR72s with A221s.
 
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Re: Czech Airlines orders 4 A220-300s

Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:44 pm

These four are already firmed, these are A223 and are stated in Airbus listings as undisclosed.

The A221 is something for special purposes, so as long there is no need to start or land on Airports with short runways (so in Europe less or more only London City Airport), or as Island hopper, for extreme high and hot, no A221 is needed. So with exception of London City, there is no need in Europe, everything can be done with the A223.
Swiss need few A221 for London City, else has reduced the order of A221 by the last one and moved to A223.. Air vanatu needs them as Island hopper, so 2x A223 and 2x A221 have been ordered. An not identified customer has ordered 10x A221. Else Delta has ordered them (A221 and A223), but primary regarding political reasons.
 
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Re: Czech Airlines orders 4 A220-300s

Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:07 pm

Is OK financially okay? This fleet diversity for such a small airline can't help financially.
 
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Re: Czech Airlines orders 4 A220-300s

Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:25 pm

It's being reported in what I'll assume is Czech media as well (found in the news section of google). I also saw it somewhere else in english though unfortunately I don't recall where
A350/CSeries = bae
 
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Re: Czech Airlines orders 4 A220-300s

Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:34 pm

OA940 wrote:
Pretty interesting considering they are now gonna have A220s, A320s, A330s, ATRs and 737s in their fleet of just about 20 aircraft (assuming none of the current ones are replaced, which I doubt).


Their fleet is just A319, A330 and ATR72 for now. It will receive A320neo and A220. But don't forget, CSA is member of the Smartwings Group - which operates purely B737...
 
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Re: Czech Airlines orders 4 A220-300s

Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:25 pm

OA940 wrote:
It's being reported in what I'll assume is Czech media as well (found in the news section of google). I also saw it somewhere else in english though unfortunately I don't recall where

I'd like to be more excited, but if a disclosure of a UFO...

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Re: Czech Airlines orders 4 A220-300s

Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:25 am

It has been reporetd by Czech media today, that the outstanding order for 7xA320neo has been converted into order for 4xA220 + 3xA321XLR. Remaining ATRs in the fleet are going to be replaced by A220, with deliveries starting in Q4 2020.
 
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Re: Czech Airlines orders 4 A220-300s

Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:43 am

Loew wrote:
It has been reporetd by Czech media today, that the outstanding order for 7xA320neo has been converted into order for 4xA220 + 3xA321XLR. Remaining ATRs in the fleet are going to be replaced by A220, with deliveries starting in Q4 2020.


And here is a link to that report, but they are not mentioning anything about the ATR's:

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... er-461719/
 
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Re: Updated: Czech Airlines converting from 7 A320neo to 4 A220-300 and 3 A321XLR

Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:03 am

It's actually also published on Airbus' website now: https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-r ... 21xlr.html
 
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Re: Czech Airlines orders 4 A220-300s

Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:10 am

Loew wrote:
It has been reporetd by Czech media today, that the outstanding order for 7xA320neo has been converted into order for 4xA220 + 3xA321XLR. Remaining ATRs in the fleet are going to be replaced by A220, with deliveries starting in Q4 2020.


OK, it seems to be true, the undisclosed order of 4x A220-300 is by CSZ.
with deliveries starting in Q4 2020.[

https://www.abcdlist.nl/cseries/cseries.html
Sorry, delivery in Q4 2020 or start of the regular flying the routes for CSZ?
Production number 55106: Delivery to Air Austral is scheduled for Jun-2019.
The first CSZ A223 shall have the production number 55109; according number, completion shall/can be expected for Jun/Jul-2019. A delivery in Q4 2020 seems to be a little bit late.Question is, when CSZ will be willed to take it, but regular, the delivery shall be performed in Q3 2020 and not Q4.

EDIT: Official Airbus statement. It is confirmed now by Airbus.
https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2019/10/czech-airlines-orders-4-a220-and-upsizes-3-a320neo-to-a321xlr.html

EDIT 2: OK, someone was faster with the Airbus-News-Link.
 
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Re: Czech Airlines orders 4 A220-300s

Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:19 am

SQ22 wrote:
Loew wrote:
It has been reporetd by Czech media today, that the outstanding order for 7xA320neo has been converted into order for 4xA220 + 3xA321XLR. Remaining ATRs in the fleet are going to be replaced by A220, with deliveries starting in Q4 2020.


And here is a link to that report, but they are not mentioning anything about the ATR's:

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... er-461719/


Here's the link to one of Czech articles: https://zpravy.aktualne.cz/ekonomika/ce ... 47ab5f122/
They talk about the A220 replacing the ATR's there. Use google translate.
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Re: Czech Airlines orders 4 A220-300s

Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:41 am

WildcatYXU wrote:
SQ22 wrote:
Loew wrote:
It has been reporetd by Czech media today, that the outstanding order for 7xA320neo has been converted into order for 4xA220 + 3xA321XLR. Remaining ATRs in the fleet are going to be replaced by A220, with deliveries starting in Q4 2020.


And here is a link to that report, but they are not mentioning anything about the ATR's:

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... er-461719/


Here's the link to one of Czech articles: https://zpravy.aktualne.cz/ekonomika/ce ... 47ab5f122/
They talk about the A220 replacing the ATR's there. Use google translate.

The supply of A321XLR aircraft is to replace the seven originally ordered A320neo aircraft. The A220-300 aircraft will then replace the ATR aircraft in the CSA fleet, for which lease contracts will expire. The company added that CSA will thus receive the most modern Airbus energy-efficient aircraft of the new generation.

You are right, they will replace the ATR 72, which lease will expire, with A223.
the carrier will add the first two aircraft to its fleet next year, and will receive the other machines in 2021 (and 2025)

The 2025 time frame is pretty sure for the A321XLR delivery; so, two A223 delivered in 2020 and the other two in 2021.
 
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Re: Updated: Czech Airlines converting from 7 A320neo to 4 A220-300 and 3 A321XLR

Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:07 pm

So those A321XLRs will allow them somewhat of more TATL activity from PRG or that they wish to expand those elsewhere?
The A220s can also come in handy on existing A319 routes.
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Re: Updated: Czech Airlines converting from 7 A320neo to 4 A220-300 and 3 A321XLR

Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:07 pm

So, OK is replacing five 64 seater ATR72's with four 149 seater A223's. I wonder what will happen to destinations such as KSC. It is under 300 miles and I'm not sure they could fill 298 seats per day there. The number of flights is already reduced compared to the times when I used to fly KSC-PRG regularly. Will they reduce them further to one flight per day?
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Re: Updated: Czech Airlines converting from 7 A320neo to 4 A220-300 and 3 A321XLR

Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:24 pm

ATR aircraft are scheduled to leave CSA fleet in 2021. They operate five of them now, sixth is prepared for redelivery.
 
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Re: Updated: Czech Airlines converting from 7 A320neo to 4 A220-300 and 3 A321XLR

Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:04 pm

WildcatYXU wrote:
So, OK is replacing five 64 seater ATR72's with four 149 seater A223's. I wonder what will happen to destinations such as KSC. It is under 300 miles and I'm not sure they could fill 298 seats per day there. The number of flights is already reduced compared to the times when I used to fly KSC-PRG regularly. Will they reduce them further to one flight per day?


KSC will be fine. It may be less than 300 nm but then again, the fastest direct train takes some 7,5 hours, which is roughly comparable to car travel. As far as I know there are 7 direct trains between KSC and PRG everyday, which tend to be sold out few days before departure. And frankly, some of those train tickets cost actually (way - depending on class) more than the air ticket. Market is definitely there. At the end of the day, this is of course only about numbers but frankly as long as CSA keeps it monopoly on the route I can´t see them going away. Also, at some point CSA used to fly ATR42, 4x a day to KSC which is ridicolous, then there was a 1x735 + 1xAT7 phase, as well as 2xAT7 + 1xA319 phase. 1xA220? Thats completely in line.
 
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Re: Updated: Czech Airlines converting from 7 A320neo to 4 A220-300 and 3 A321XLR

Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:30 pm

I also think KSC will do well, especially considering that CSA should be able to cut prices thanks to lower operating costs of A220 in comparison with ATRs. WAW is the same case, although there is strong competition from LOT, there should be the advantage of lower costs. Other destinations where they fly exclusively turboprops are FRA, VCE, BLQ, ZAG, here it is hard to predict what will happen, but if they manage to offer good times and prices, it should also be possible to maintain the routes.

But I wonder if they come up with some new destinations, as it is mentioned in the articles... Maybe VNO and TLL could be interesting, they used to fly there in early 2000s.
 
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Re: Updated: Czech Airlines converting from 7 A320neo to 4 A220-300 and 3 A321XLR

Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:45 pm

guys, come back to VNO, please :)
 
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Re: Updated: Czech Airlines converting from 7 A320neo to 4 A220-300 and 3 A321XLR

Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:56 pm

Interesting news. Aren't they suppoae to fly 737MAX as well? BTW, are opearting cost for A220 lower vs. ATR72?

Regarding routing, I wish they would return to BTS.
 
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Re: Updated: Czech Airlines converting from 7 A320neo to 4 A220-300 and 3 A321XLR

Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:20 pm

Is this the first ever conversion of A3XX to the A220? I would have imagined that it would complicated to pass an order from Airbus to Airbus Canada.
 
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Re: Updated: Czech Airlines converting from 7 A320neo to 4 A220-300 and 3 A321XLR

Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:10 pm

Good for them. It will rest their fleet to 2 types.
Mind you looking at the livery over the years I think the pre 1975 is the best one. Do not care for the current look.
 
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Re: Czech Airlines orders 4 A220-300s

Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:15 pm

devron wrote:
Is OK financially okay?

OK‘s financials are by definition always OK financials. So where’s the problem? ;-)

WildcatYXU wrote:
SQ22 wrote:
Loew wrote:
It has been reporetd by Czech media today, that the outstanding order for 7xA320neo has been converted into order for 4xA220 + 3xA321XLR. Remaining ATRs in the fleet are going to be replaced by A220, with deliveries starting in Q4 2020.


And here is a link to that report, but they are not mentioning anything about the ATR's:

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... er-461719/


Here's the link to one of Czech articles: https://zpravy.aktualne.cz/ekonomika/ce ... l-prvni-so dostanou/r~ec8c491cf57211e9ac760cc47ab5f122/
They talk about the A220 replacing the ATR's there. Use google translate.

Fantastic news. PRG is a great hub for flying to East Europe but flying from Western Europe to PRG in an ATR is not so nice...
 
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Re: Updated: Czech Airlines converting from 7 A320neo to 4 A220-300 and 3 A321XLR

Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:46 pm

The 3 A321XLRs should be delivered in 2025: by then, OK should be in better shape to consider a longer-haul route.

However, I am surprised by the small number of long-haul airplanes - that is barely enough for 2 or 3 routes, e.g. JFK and BOS 3-4x weekly each. More likely, I think they are thinking about vacation flights to the Caribbean/Indian Ocean destinations under the aegis of SmartWings.
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Re: Czech Airlines orders 4 A220-300s

Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:20 pm

N14AZ wrote:
Fantastic news. PRG is a great hub for flying to East Europe but flying from Western Europe to PRG in an ATR is not so nice...


Well, the ATR in OK colours was an integral part of my life between 1996 and 2000. It sort of grew on me. I feel sorry to see it going :)
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Re: Updated: Czech Airlines converting from 7 A320neo to 4 A220-300 and 3 A321XLR

Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:27 pm

I think even three aircrafts are success. Frankly, I wouldn’t expect them to start any other long-haul route besides JFK, which always finds enough demand. But on the other hand, considering how far 2025 is, many changes can happen, probably India will become an interesting market and there it might not be necessary to fly daily.
 
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Re: Updated: Czech Airlines converting from 7 A320neo to 4 A220-300 and 3 A321XLR

Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:42 am

It was reported in czech media that CSA want to lease two more A220s, with delivery in early 2021. So at that time, they should have six aircrafts of this type in the fleet, which will operate primarily on the routes which are now operated by their ATRs. Both pieces of information were confirmed by the spokeswoman of Smartwings Group.

Link to the article (in czech): https://zdopravy.cz/csa-jednaji-o-dalsi ... ami-36273/
 
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Re: Updated: Czech Airlines converting from 7 A320neo to 4 A220-300 and 3 A321XLR

Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:08 pm

MettP wrote:
It was reported in czech media that CSA want to lease two more A220s, with delivery in early 2021. So at that time, they should have six aircrafts of this type in the fleet, which will operate primarily on the routes which are now operated by their ATRs. Both pieces of information were confirmed by the spokeswoman of Smartwings Group.

Link to the article (in czech): https://zdopravy.cz/csa-jednaji-o-dalsi ... ami-36273/

Even better news. I wonder which Leasing company placed aircraft.

This order is exciting for the additional opperator. The A220 needs more opperators, minimum 20, for a liquid Leasing and secondary market. Hopefully this small operator grows quicker thanks to customer acceptance and economics a la Air Baltic.

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Re: Updated: Czech Airlines converting from 7 A320neo to 4 A220-300 and 3 A321XLR

Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:11 pm

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So those A321XLRs will allow them somewhat of more TATL activity from PRG or that they wish to expand those elsewhere?


In purely theoretical terms, a fleet of 3 x A321XLRs could allow them to serve, at daily frequencies, JFK and ATL and ICN (ICN will push the limits of the XLR though, but its theoretically quite possible). If they serve ICN with the jet, they can return their leased Korean Air A330.

This would give them access to several powerful allied hubs, ATL could be used for South & Central America and ICN for East Asia. DL only flies to PRG seasonally; an A321neoXLR service from a partner airline could be a great alternative (especially since DL don't have any A321neoLR or XLR jets on order, even though they've got a ton of A321neo orders).
 
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Re: Updated: Czech Airlines converting from 7 A320neo to 4 A220-300 and 3 A321XLR

Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:03 pm

In my opinion, CSA just declared, they do not need A321XLR: they pushed delivery far to 2025: there is enough time to change the decision, think what to do with the aircraft or find another buyer for the aircraft. CSA had an order of 7 Airbus A320NEO which they did not want to. So, what did, they renegotiated with Airbus to go out of the A320NEO contract and take 4 A220 which they need to replace ATRs. They also negotiated to take 3 x A321XLR to avoid current delivery of A320NEO but pushed them far to win time.

No airline is doing network planning for 6 years in advance. Market conditions will definitely change until 2025.
 
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Re: Updated: Czech Airlines converting from 7 A320neo to 4 A220-300 and 3 A321XLR

Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:27 pm

CSA wants to lease two A330 next year, one for ICN flight and second for charter flights. But everything depends on Smartwings....btw ICN flight is almost full all the time.
 
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Re: Updated: Czech Airlines converting from 7 A320neo to 4 A220-300 and 3 A321XLR

Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:33 pm

milhaus wrote:
CSA wants to lease two A330 next year, one for ICN flight and second for charter flights. But everything depends on Smartwings....btw ICN flight is almost full all the time.


So they want to increase flights to ICN? How many flights do they have now?
 
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Re: Updated: Czech Airlines converting from 7 A320neo to 4 A220-300 and 3 A321XLR

Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:02 pm

smbukas wrote:
In my opinion, CSA just declared, they do not need A321XLR: they pushed delivery far to 2025: there is enough time to change the decision, think what to do with the aircraft or find another buyer for the aircraft. CSA had an order of 7 Airbus A320NEO which they did not want to. So, what did, they renegotiated with Airbus to go out of the A320NEO contract and take 4 A220 which they need to replace ATRs. They also negotiated to take 3 x A321XLR to avoid current delivery of A320NEO but pushed them far to win time.

No airline is doing network planning for 6 years in advance. Market conditions will definitely change until 2025.


I wouldn't be that skeptical, PRG is exactly the type of place which has potential to fill an aircraft of A321 size on certain routes, but not a bigger plane. The spokeswoman of Smartwings declared that they will consider JFK, BOS and YUL.

milhaus wrote:
CSA wants to lease two A330 next year, one for ICN flight and second for charter flights. But everything depends on Smartwings....btw ICN flight is almost full all the time.


Interesting news. It is true that this season, CSA operated one weekly flight to PMI with their current A330 for Smartwings. There are many summer seasonal destinations with many daily flights from PRG, which even often leave within few minutes from each other, for example HER, RHO, AYT or mentioned PMI, so using a bigger aircraft would allow to avoid this.

Blerg wrote:
So they want to increase flights to ICN? How many flights do they have now?


They have 4 weekly flights, the same number as KE. But there are some bilateral government agreements, which limit the number of flights of each party. It is actually the reason why KE invested in OK and leased them the current A330. So I would take this news with a pinch of salt...
 
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Re: Czech Airlines orders 4 A220-300s

Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:48 pm

debonair wrote:
OA940 wrote:
Pretty interesting considering they are now gonna have A220s, A320s, A330s, ATRs and 737s in their fleet of just about 20 aircraft (assuming none of the current ones are replaced, which I doubt).


Their fleet is just A319, A330 and ATR72 for now. It will receive A320neo and A220. But don't forget, CSA is member of the Smartwings Group - which operates purely B737...


The ATR will likely be returned to lessors, but 5 of the 6 A319s are fully owned (and damp-leased to Lufthansa).

As for the A321XLR...maybe a seasonal JFK service? Also, how long is the lease on the KE-configured A333?

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