TObound wrote:ACCS300 wrote:Air Canada. 1/4 of their narrowbody fleet at present. Their A220s can't come soon enough and their 320's are on their last legs and some of the oldest flying. AC's massive mistake to go for the MAX over the NEO will haunt them for years to come if the MAX isn't back soon.
Luckily for AC, their prime competitor is an all-Boeing operator.....txkf2010 wrote:capitalflyer wrote:Ummm...how about WN? All Boeing fleet that is not getting any younger. MAX suspension brings any growth plans to a screeching halt.
Same goes for WestJet.
Westjet was late enough on their deliveries that they are oddly less dependent on the MAX at this time than Air Canada. But long term this is a much bigger issue for them than AC.
I think it’s actually hurting AC more then WS overall...
WS being an all Boeing fleet has meant a reduced cost overall for crews. Pilots is particular are just flying the NGs with reduced schedules and some leaves being given out every month. Where it is hurting is the MAX scheduled flying, Europe in the summer and Alberta/Hawaii in the winter. Plus any planned route expansion is on hold.
For AC, they had 24 aircraft on property, compared to 13 at WS. Almost 40 aircraft planned by the end of the year. Cost wise they’ve had to retain many older aircraft with MTC costs, B763, A320s and E190s. On top of that they have 400 pilots sitting around getting paid and not flying. Some went back to their previous aircraft but not many. The grounding is costing more for AC but I’m sure most of that will come back to costing Boeing.