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20 New B738 Delivered To FR So Far This Year!

Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:23 pm

And it's only March!

http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Ryanair-active-b737ng-315-ddasc.htm

As per the fleet listing above. EI-FOV and EI-FOW arrived this week also. As I type this post, EI-FOY is preparing to land at DUB, arriving direct from BFI.

Has any airline ever received such a volume of brand new aircraft in such a narrow time period? AFAIK this flow of new deliveries is set to continue until the end of 2018. Incredible.
 
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RE: 20 New B738 Delivered To FR So Far This Year!

Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:34 pm

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RE: 20 New B738 Delivered To FR So Far This Year!

Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:40 pm

Now we know how Boeing is filling the needed NG backlog.  

Seriously, how many replace outgoing frames, I doubt this is 100% expansion.

That said, most would be expansion and that should scare the competition.

How fast does FR depreciate their 738s? I do not know Irish tax law.

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RE: 20 New B738 Delivered To FR So Far This Year!

Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:36 pm

They have not announced enough new routes to need 20+ new planes. Most of them are replacements I believe.
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RE: 20 New B738 Delivered To FR So Far This Year!

Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:45 pm

Wonder if they still get them for a give away price
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RE: 20 New B738 Delivered To FR So Far This Year!

Fri Mar 25, 2016 11:00 pm

Quoting avi8 (Reply 3):
They have not announced enough new routes to need 20+ new planes. Most of them are replacements I believ

I think they need new aircraft to fulfil the peak summer schedule. The last two summer seasons they have had to lease aircraft from other operators. Last year they had two wet leased SmartLynx A320s at MAD and 4(?) Air Explore 734s/738s at STN on damp lease (pilots only). In Summer 2014, there were 4 damp leased 734s at DUB and 4(?) 738s wet leased from FlyDubai at STN.

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RE: 20 New B738 Delivered To FR So Far This Year!

Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:55 am

That's literally accepting a plane on Monday, then accepting a plane on Thursday.
And doing that every week since Jan 1st. That's keeping someone quite busy.
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RE: 20 New B738 Delivered To FR So Far This Year!

Sat Mar 26, 2016 1:14 am

Meanwhile EI-EBB and EI-EBT are leaving the fleet.
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RE: 20 New B738 Delivered To FR So Far This Year!

Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:23 pm

Quoting eurowings (Reply 5):
In Summer 2014, there were 4 damp leased 734s at DUB

Yep...flew an AirExplore one from DUB to CRL...most uncomfortable ride I've ever had in a commercial airplane...FR's normal planes were glorious compared to the seat pitch on that tin can.
 
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RE: 20 New B738 Delivered To FR So Far This Year!

Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:49 pm

Quoting AWACSooner (Reply 8):
Yep...flew an AirExplore one from DUB to CRL...most uncomfortable ride I've ever had in a commercial airplane...FR's normal planes were glorious compared to the seat pitch on that tin can.

I'd agree with you there, I found Air Explore's 734 to be quite grim even on a very short DUB-MAN sector. The Air Contractors/ASL Airlines Ireland 734s they used were a little bit better, but showing their age.

Quoting eurowings (Reply 5):
4(?) 738s wet leased from FlyDubai at STN.

This should say dry leased, they were operated by Ryanair cockpit and cabin crews.
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