Airbus said last year that A220 deliveries didn't even cover variable cost, let alone mfg overhead, engineering overhead, SG&A, and profit. Zero contribution margin was the reference in Feb. 2021.
Again, the 220 is in a better position for this now than the 787 was at this point in its history. There were no concerns here about that then, nor did it have a meaningful impact on sales. AB will not be marketing the 220 as they are if the situation was anything like that now.
How will they configure a potential MAX 7? 174 seats at 28" pitch? Maybe 150 seats with an extra wide seat and extra pitch section for a small premium.
The -7 is exit limited to 172. And I’m sure G4 will pack that many on!
The A319s and A320s have 30 inch pitch - no worse than many U.S. legacy narrowbodies. I wouldn't bet Allegiant will keep seat count to 150 or fewer but it's not inconceivable.
They will likely install as many seats as they can. Their model does not support much else, but it does allow for the use of M7s if the utilization rates and acquisition costs are both low enough.
I hope everyone realizes that Allegiant operates more narrowbodies than KLM + Transavia. All that crowing about KLM ordering Airbus... crow shall now be eaten.
Everyone realizes the —still only speculative— order is for 50 aircraft. And deliberately not
their entire fleet. This is less than one third of the KLM order.
There is no need to cook birds.
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