So, with the many leased E190s in QLink flying regular domestic sectors within the country, im guessing that there's a pool of 738's sitting around?
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Not really, there’s mostly a pool of 717s sitting around.
737 utilisation is fairly high. There are relatively fewer A330s (and therefore relatively more 737s) flying SYD-MEL, SYD-PER etc, plus some of the Covid thought-bubbles have stuck (BNE-MKY was all Q400 before Covid, now mostly 737). 737s have also started appearing a bit more frequently in CBR and HBA again (mostly replacing 717s).
Interesting around the 717s are the E190 lease much cheaper? Or as rumoured NationalJet has a crew shortage? Equally when would the crew start conversion training for the A220? Training must be beginning in coming months to build up a pool?
It there a way to pull a list of E190 and 717 routes?
BNE: ADL, CNS, CBR, TSV, some NTL... MKY, ROK, GLT and ISA to come
ADL: ASP, CBR, DRW, HBA, NTL, OOL occasionally
DRW: ASP, CBR, DIL, BNE for the next couple of weeks
TSV: MEL, SYD
MEL: NTL and CBR both starting mid-yearB717:
BNE: CBR, CNS, TSV, ROK, GLT, ISA, NTL, HBA, LST (seasonal)
MEL: CBR, HBA, LST, NTL, SYD, CFS, OOL, MCY
SYD: CBR, OOL, MCY, HBA, LST
CBR: HBA, CNS, MCY (seasonal), OOL (not sure if this route is gone for good though actually since JQ started)
The B717s will be completely withdrawn from BNE from mid-2023. First A220 is due to arrive, according to the info I've been told, in October and enter service in November - I assume that's first half of October and second half of November, respectively.