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Southwest Tops Up 737 MAX Order -

Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:15 pm

It looks like Southwest (WN) has 'exercised' an additional 34 737 MAX aircraft. These options will be for the -7MAX.

Love it and I'm very happy to hear it.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/08/southwe ... plane.html
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:20 pm

Kudos to Southwest and Boeing. I would suspect that eventually a good majority of these will be 1 for 1 retirements of older models..As fuel prices keep climbing (again) Airlines will be looking for more fuel efficient models to put into thier fleets.
 
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:24 pm

Will WN be the first to operate the MAX 7? When is the EIS?
 
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:26 pm

Tan Flyr wrote:
Kudos to Southwest and Boeing. I would suspect that eventually a good majority of these will be 1 for 1 retirements of older models..As fuel prices keep climbing (again) Airlines will be looking for more fuel efficient models to put into thier fleets.

They were originally going to be just 1 for 1 fleet replacement orders. Now, I think the plan is for over half of these to be growth aircraft. Retirements are being pushed back several years now from what I understand. WN plans to be aggressive in their growth coming out of this pandemic.
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:27 pm

DenverTed wrote:
Will WN be the first to operate the MAX 7? When is the EIS?

Yes, WN will be the first Max7 operator. First delivery is very early next year I believe, so probably EIS not long after.
 
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:40 pm

SWADawg wrote:
Tan Flyr wrote:
Kudos to Southwest and Boeing. I would suspect that eventually a good majority of these will be 1 for 1 retirements of older models..As fuel prices keep climbing (again) Airlines will be looking for more fuel efficient models to put into thier fleets.

They were originally going to be just 1 for 1 fleet replacement orders. Now, I think the plan is for over half of these to be growth aircraft. Retirements are being pushed back several years now from what I understand. WN plans to be aggressive in their growth coming out of this pandemic.


From the 8-K:
"Based on improving revenue trends and ongoing fleet modernization plans, the Company recently entered into a Supplemental Agreement with The Boeing Company (Boeing) to increase its 2022 firm orders by 34 Boeing 737 MAX 7 (MAX 7) aircraft (consisting of two 2022 options exercised and 32 options accelerated and exercised from later years), resulting in 234 firm orders for MAX 7 aircraft. Additionally, the Company accelerated 32 options into 2023, 16 options into 2024, 16 options into 2025, and added 32 new options into 2026 through 2027, bringing the total firm and option order book to 660 aircraft. The Company continues to estimate its 2021 total capital expenditures to be approximately $500 million, with minimal aircraft capital spending, and now expects its contractual aircraft capital spending to be approximately $1.5 billion in 20225, compared with its previous guidance of approximately $700 million. Fleet and capacity plans will continue to evolve as the Company manages through this recovery period, and it will continue to evaluate its remaining 40 MAX options in 2022. The Company continues to plan to retire 30 to 35 of its Boeing 737-700 aircraft annually, on average, over the next 10 to 15 years; however, with its cost-effective order book, the Company retains significant flexibility to manage its fleet size, including opportunities to accelerate fleet modernization efforts if growth opportunities do not materialize."
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:47 pm

This should give WN plenty of ammunition to battle AS on the west coast and build up its major stations around the country.
 
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:49 pm

tphuang wrote:
This should give WN plenty of ammunition to battle AS on the west coast and build up its major stations around the country.

They are going to be going at AS hard they already look like there going to continue to hurt AS in Hawaii for sure
 
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:50 pm

MAX 7 should be certified fairly soon. Seems like WN likes what they sees
 
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:55 pm

Good for Boeing and SouthWest. Puts pressure on Boeing to start ramping up production and clear out the grounded fleet.
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:02 pm

ytib wrote:
From the 8-K:
... now expects its contractual aircraft capital spending to be approximately $1.5 billion in 20225...


Man, talk about forward looking statements.
 
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:10 pm

SWADawg wrote:
Tan Flyr wrote:
Kudos to Southwest and Boeing. I would suspect that eventually a good majority of these will be 1 for 1 retirements of older models..As fuel prices keep climbing (again) Airlines will be looking for more fuel efficient models to put into thier fleets.

They were originally going to be just 1 for 1 fleet replacement orders. Now, I think the plan is for over half of these to be growth aircraft. Retirements are being pushed back several years now from what I understand. WN plans to be aggressive in their growth coming out of this pandemic.


To some degree, they were already aggressive with the double-digit station growth over the past year. WN really needs a bunch of aircraft to backfill all the flying which was cut during the pandemic.
 
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:19 pm

ytib wrote:
From the 8-K:


One other interesting point from the 8-K is that LUV expects operating revenue for July to only be down 15-20% against July 2019. At only 15% below, they'd actually be right around break-even on a operating basis -- that's pretty remarkable considering how bad things were looking just a year ago.

No wonder WN is making some very aggressive moves. I think they see some real opportunities to capture share while the legacy carriers are hobbled by the billions in additional debt they took on.
 
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:28 pm

Aren't there still a number of stations to be announced this year? Why did I think that there were up to 20 cities they were expanding to? Seems like the 7M is the market launching bird they need.

Good for the workers in the airline industry and the airline manufacturing industry. Keep those planes moving.
 
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:34 pm

FiscAutTecGarte wrote:
Good for Boeing and SouthWest. Puts pressure on Boeing to start ramping up production and clear out the grounded fleet.

Very little of the grounded fleet is Max7s (which WN apparently doesn’t want until next year anyways).

This does help fill the production though, as it looks like all 34 are being delivered next year. Perhaps why Boeing is ramping up faster than initially planned.
 
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:36 pm

FiscAutTecGarte wrote:
Good for Boeing and SouthWest. Puts pressure on Boeing to start ramping up production and clear out the grounded fleet.

Or it’s a nice way to fill some free slots.
 
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:53 pm

So in 2022, WN will take 34 more in addition to the original 30 Max7 deliveries, for a total of 64? Three lavs, no more lavs in the rear galley, unlike on the JetBlue A220. That is some progress.
 
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:56 pm

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So in 2022, WN will take 34 more in addition to the original 30 Max7 deliveries, for a total of 64? Three lavs, no more lavs in the rear galley, unlike on the JetBlue A220. That is some progress.

Yes plus however man Max 8s the take so it should be over a hundred aircraft next year being put into service
 
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:57 pm

Congrats to both parties! Would have loved to see some -10s... one can dream.
 
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:59 pm

SWADawg wrote:
WN plans to be aggressive in their growth coming out of this pandemic.


Growth in number of frequencies in existing routes and markets and/or new markets added. Can't think of any new markets that are left except Alaska.
 
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:09 pm

DenverTed wrote:
So in 2022, WN will take 34 more in addition to the original 30 Max7 deliveries, for a total of 64? Three lavs, no more lavs in the rear galley, unlike on the JetBlue A220. That is some progress.


I'll take Southwest and their 32' seat pitch anytime.

At least they realize their are folks over 6'2" that need extra legroom :)
 
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:13 pm

KarlB737 wrote:
SWADawg wrote:
WN plans to be aggressive in their growth coming out of this pandemic.


Growth in number of frequencies in existing routes and markets and/or new markets added. Can't think of any new markets that are left except Alaska.

Correct. Adding frequency and depth back to the existing network is what I’m hearing. I wouldn’t be surprised to see ANC added later this year or next year. Beyond that, maybe some near International Caribbean and Central/South American flying with the MAX7.
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:17 pm

KarlB737 wrote:
SWADawg wrote:
WN plans to be aggressive in their growth coming out of this pandemic.


Growth in number of frequencies in existing routes and markets and/or new markets added. Can't think of any new markets that are left except Alaska.

I don't necessarily disagree with you, but a lot of people said the same thing before they just added 17 new markets.
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:21 pm

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Yes plus however man Max 8s the take so it should be over a hundred aircraft next year being put into service


It's in the delivery schedule which they disclosed to the SEC.

28 MAX 8s (including 9 leased) for 2021 -- includes 20 already on property as of March 31.
64 firm MAX 7s for 2022 with 40 options. If all options are exercised (i.e. robust market recovery and they can keep up with hiring) they could get to 104.
30 firm MAX 7s for 2023 with 70 options for a potential total of 100.

No additional MAX 8s planned until 2026 but the options are flexible with respect to which variant WN chooses to take.
 
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:23 pm

Sooner787 wrote:
DenverTed wrote:
So in 2022, WN will take 34 more in addition to the original 30 Max7 deliveries, for a total of 64? Three lavs, no more lavs in the rear galley, unlike on the JetBlue A220. That is some progress.


I'll take Southwest and their 32' seat pitch anytime.


I guess you never fly on WN 737-700s, then, which make up 2/3 of the fleet. They haven't been pitched at 32" since the roll out of Evolve, nearly a decade ago.
 
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:42 pm

MIflyer12 wrote:
Sooner787 wrote:
DenverTed wrote:
So in 2022, WN will take 34 more in addition to the original 30 Max7 deliveries, for a total of 64? Three lavs, no more lavs in the rear galley, unlike on the JetBlue A220. That is some progress.


I'll take Southwest and their 32' seat pitch anytime.


I guess you never fly on WN 737-700s, then, which make up 2/3 of the fleet. They haven't been pitched at 32" since the roll out of Evolve, nearly a decade ago.

The Max7 will have 32” pitch to match the 738/Max8 fleet. Boeing essentially tailored made the length for WN to allow that with 150 seats.
 
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:58 pm

jholio wrote:
ytib wrote:
From the 8-K:
... now expects its contractual aircraft capital spending to be approximately $1.5 billion in 20225...


Man, talk about forward looking statements.


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Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:04 pm

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Can't think of any new markets that are left except Alaska.

They could finally get over their allergy to Canada, and start there.

Be fun to watch 'em struggle.
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:20 pm

Polot wrote:
Very little of the grounded fleet is Max7s (which WN apparently doesn’t want until next year anyways).


They should just take ones that are already built after certification this year. There are already 2-3 WN Max 7s already built and in storage.

2eng2efficient wrote:
Congrats to both parties! Would have loved to see some -10s... one can dream.


I bet a Max 9/10 order is coming down the pipeline at some point. It would make too much dollars and cents not to.
 
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:35 pm

Polot wrote:
MIflyer12 wrote:
Sooner787 wrote:

I'll take Southwest and their 32' seat pitch anytime.


I guess you never fly on WN 737-700s, then, which make up 2/3 of the fleet. They haven't been pitched at 32" since the roll out of Evolve, nearly a decade ago.

The Max7 will have 32” pitch to match the 738/Max8 fleet. Boeing essentially tailored made the length for WN to allow that with 150 seats.


The MAX 7, at 150 seats with WN, will occupy the traditional capacity "sweet spot" established long ago by their legacy competitors. I remember Wall Street analysts got a bit fussy when WN bought the 172-seat B738's and MAX 8's accusing them of flirting with the potential of having overcapacity and low yields. In reality, the Wall Street mavens weren't correct, because WN has had a relatively easy time filling the extra seats of the B738's and MAX 8's, but they still are sensitive to their opinions, correct, or not.

Not to repeat what has already been written, but the MAX 7's should offer WN plenty of routing options thanks to the MAX 7's excellent range and airfield performance.
 
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:39 pm

INFINITI329 wrote:
Polot wrote:
Very little of the grounded fleet is Max7s (which WN apparently doesn’t want until next year anyways).


They should just take ones that are already built after certification this year. There are already 2-3 WN Max 7s already built and in storage.

2eng2efficient wrote:
Congrats to both parties! Would have loved to see some -10s... one can dream.


I bet a Max 9/10 order is coming down the pipeline at some point. It would make too much dollars and cents not to.


Would the Max 10 have 200 seats in Southwest's configuration? Perfect step ups from 150, to 175 to 200 seats for the 3 aircraft.
 
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:46 pm

With WN taking their Max 7's quickly starting next year, could the Max 7 pass the A220-300 in deliveries temporarily in 2023 or 2024? How ironic would that be. :shock: They old, cheap, heavy re-engine out delivering the modern, efficient, high cost wonder-plane that drove the 3rd largest aircraft maker out of the aircraft business. :boggled:
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:47 pm

2eng2efficient wrote:
Congrats to both parties! Would have loved to see some -10s... one can dream.

I'm confident they will take -10s in the not too distant future. Nice bump in pax capacity while still only paying two pilots and adding just one FA.
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:02 pm

Sooner787 wrote:
DenverTed wrote:
So in 2022, WN will take 34 more in addition to the original 30 Max7 deliveries, for a total of 64? Three lavs, no more lavs in the rear galley, unlike on the JetBlue A220. That is some progress.


I'll take Southwest and their 32' seat pitch anytime.

At least they realize their are folks over 6'2" that need extra legroom :)

Their -700s have 31” pitch and are the majority of their fleet. Are you saying you’d rather take a SWA 737-700 with 31” pitch over a jetblue A220 with 32” of pitch, 1-1.5” wider seats, and 50% fewer middle seats? Interesting take. I fly WN when I have to, and their network is a lot better than JetBlue’s, and their comfort is probably better than economy- on legacy 737s, but there are definitely a lot more comfortable planes out there for bigger folks (bigger referring to any/all directions), especially considering the post to which you responded was referring to jetblue A220s.
 
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:08 pm

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2eng2efficient wrote:
Congrats to both parties! Would have loved to see some -10s... one can dream.

I'm confident they will take -10s in the not too distant future. Nice bump in pax capacity while still only paying two pilots and adding just one FA.


I don’t think they’d seat more than 200 in a MAX10, so I would think the FA count would stay the same as the 800/MAX8.
 
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:11 pm

I have been fairly critical of WN and their stodgy management style. I guess the pandemic really shook things up because they have started to make some aggressive moves to build up market share and for the most part I think they are doing thing correctly.

Kudos to both WN and Boeing.
 
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:31 pm

LAX772LR wrote:
KarlB737 wrote:
Can't think of any new markets that are left except Alaska.

They could finally get over their allergy to Canada, and start there.

Be fun to watch 'em struggle.


The curse of Canadian Costs seem prohibitive. That said, what's your opinion on expanding the footprint to the Caribbean and/or Central America? The range of the MAX would allow further ranges, but perhaps they can cut their teeth where they are seeing alot of success - such as they have had with Cabo (albeit, during a different phase of the Pandemic).

https://www.azcentral.com/story/travel/airlines/2021/05/13/southwest-airlines-hawaii-phoenix-flights-2021/5054495001/
"One of the things that our Phoenix customers were asking was can we have nonstops to some of the more exciting international destinations that we have on our network," said Steven Swan, senior director of strategic planning and airline partnerships for Southwest Airlines.
The airline said the addition of flights to Mexico from Phoenix is fueled mostly by strong demand from Phoenix travelers.


If the goal is to add 'exciting international destinations' - in addition to Canada - further South? What might be some of the hurdles that the carrier would face to entry?
 
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:33 pm

Up above there was a clip from their 8K that jumped out at me

Additionally, the Company accelerated 32 options into 2023, 16 options into 2024, 16 options into 2025, and added 32 new options into 2026 through 2027, bringing the total firm and option order book to 660 aircraft.


660 Max's are either firm or options, that is a whole lot of metal.

I thought the Max7 has not been certified yet, so WN hasn't taken delivery of any.
 
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:35 pm

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Good for Boeing and SouthWest. Puts pressure on Boeing to start ramping up production and clear out the grounded fleet.

Very little of the grounded fleet is Max7s (which WN apparently doesn’t want until next year anyways).

This does help fill the production though, as it looks like all 34 are being delivered next year. Perhaps why Boeing is ramping up faster than initially planned.


I'm aware of that... I was just speaking in terms of 'get that grounded fleet moved out and the money collected' so they can focus their energy on new production.... I suspect domestic air traffic in the USA is going to recover rapidly this year. International will not. Hurts the 787/777 programs, but may require a good boost to the 737 output.
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:35 pm

With this order revealing, I would expect the certification of the -7 very soon, likely today or the next few days?
 
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:38 pm

JayinKitsap wrote:
Up above there was a clip from their 8K that jumped out at me

Additionally, the Company accelerated 32 options into 2023, 16 options into 2024, 16 options into 2025, and added 32 new options into 2026 through 2027, bringing the total firm and option order book to 660 aircraft.


660 Max's are either firm or options, that is a whole lot of metal.

I thought the Max7 has not been certified yet, so WN hasn't taken delivery of any.

Well currently doesn’t the order book sit at 300 or so for the 737 MAX for southwest? So that’s potentially another 300 orders that can come from southwest? Wow.
 
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:43 pm

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The curse of Canadian Costs seem prohibitive. That said, what's your opinion on expanding the footprint to the Caribbean and/or Central America? The range of the MAX would allow further ranges, but perhaps they can cut their teeth where they are seeing alot of success - such as they have had with Cabo (albeit, during a different phase of the Pandemic).

Not really a question of range:
WN, through a combination of their business model + the past and present limitations of their I.T., has not found success in international markets that aren't heavy US point-of-sale.

There's only so many of those.
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:55 pm

Ronaldo747 wrote:
With this order revealing, I would expect the certification of the -7 very soon, likely today or the next few days?

As above no MAX7 deliveries are expected in 2021, they are scheduled for 2022.

ScottB wrote:
It's in the delivery schedule which they disclosed to the SEC.

28 MAX 8s (including 9 leased) for 2021 -- includes 20 already on property as of March 31.
64 firm MAX 7s for 2022 with 40 options. If all options are exercised (i.e. robust market recovery and they can keep up with hiring) they could get to 104.
30 firm MAX 7s for 2023 with 70 options for a potential total of 100.

No additional MAX 8s planned until 2026 but the options are flexible with respect to which variant WN chooses to take.

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Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:02 pm

I'm never afraid to admit that I like Gary's Southwest over Herb's. He's done a good job running the airline over his time but also during the pandemic, it really made them expand their footprint quite a bit and now they can't turn back, they are going to need more planes for growth along with probably being the fastest one to backfill, this is a win-win.
 
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Lootess wrote:
I'm never afraid to admit that I like Gary's Southwest over Herb's. He's done a good job running the airline over his time but also during the pandemic, it really made them expand their footprint quite a bit and now they can't turn back, they are going to need more planes for growth along with probably being the fastest one to backfill, this is a win-win.

Really not sure what the point of a comparison would be... two completely different eras, both for the airline and for the industry.

Herb started and grew WN at a time when even interstate operations* weren't really a thing for most carriers, much less international.
Completely different market demands and means of addressing.

*(which btw, is why AS is technically one of the four remaining "Legacy carriers," whereas WN is not)
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There is certainly a business case for the -10, even if it may occasionally be payload restricted into and out of certain airports. I wouldn’t be surprised if Boeing is hoping for an eventual -10 order from WN!


In the last 6 months (during Covid), I have flown on a number of WN 737-800s that were completely full... all 175 seats. You'd think WN would want to sell an additional 25+ seats on those legs.
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Re: Southwest Tops Up 737 MAX Order -

Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:21 pm

Is Ryanair or Southwest trying to deny the access to the 737 MAX for other airlines by ordering a lot of them?
 
mjoelnir
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Re: Southwest Tops Up 737 MAX Order -

Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:25 pm

VV wrote:
Is Ryanair or Southwest trying to deny the access to the 737 MAX for other airlines by ordering a lot of them?


That is hardly possible. If needed Boeing will ramp up fast. RyanAir and Southwest would have to take 500 frames between them each year to deny others the 737MAX.
 
wnflyguy
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Re: Southwest Tops Up 737 MAX Order -

Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:02 pm

GK spoke last week saying WN needs additional 100 aircraft next year to regrow current markets and add growth to that new destinations. Maybe 1 or 2 additional cities this week and nothing for the next 2 to 3 years.
So these Aircraft are for schedule rebuilding next year.

Enjoy or Don't
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Wneast
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Re: Southwest Tops Up 737 MAX Order -

Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:07 pm

wnflyguy wrote:
GK spoke last week saying WN needs additional 100 aircraft next year to regrow current markets and add growth to that new destinations. Maybe 1 or 2 additional cities this week and nothing for the next 2 to 3 years.
So these Aircraft are for schedule rebuilding next year.

Enjoy or Don't
Flyguy

I’m guessing JFK and maybe another and we should see the new cities get some new routes and frequency in the extension?

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