WayexTDI wrote:WidebodyPTV wrote:Kikko19 wrote:The order is not connected with the 30 more a321 ordered today as simpleflying states, rigjht?
It’s a rumor. It could very well be that the rumor mistook the 330 for the 321.
As discussed, a 330 rumor makes little sense. DL’s set to take delivery of 20 339/359 next year, and sellers are looking to move aircraft now. And DL could’ve accelerated deliveries of its 339/359, but merely moved three aircraft forward.
These planes are scheduled for delivery through 2027. It looks like DL’s executing a long, calculated fleet renewal.
Actually, the fact that DL did not accelerate too many new aircraft delivery could very well be a sign that they are taking in used frames: if they feel they need more than 20 widebodies next year (and more than their current order book for the foreseeable future), why accelerate new aircraft delivery at top $$$ when you can snatch used-but-still-in-very-good-shape frames that are currently being offloaded by competitors? It would be actually a very smart move, one that DL is used to doing (on the narrowbody market, but their recent used A350 order shows they can change their MO).
Maybe Airbus couldnt accelerate deliveries they don’t have limited manufacturing capacity.