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  • Spanair/AeBal to get two additional 717-200s

    News came in that Spanair/AeBal will take two Boeing 717-200 aircraft previously operated by Bangkok Air. Bangkok Air began to phase out their first of four aircraft a fews days ago when HS-PGP left the fleet. HS-PGO will follow. Both aircraft could be online at Spanair in spring 2008 and late summer 2008 respectively.
    The remaining two 717s at Bangkok Air could be retired after their leases expire in 2009 I think.

    Regards, IB M87
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    I am pretty sure there's A carrier in ATL that would like the other two...

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    • #3
      Do you think so?

      There are some statements in the internet that AirTran could eventually release some Boeing 717s (up to ten aircraft) after their leases expire. On the other hand Spanair seems to look for every Boeing 717 available because they officially want to expand their 717-fleet to approx. 20 aircraft.

      A shame in my opinion that AeBal (Spanair Link) did not exercise their options on new Boeing 717s when the 717 was still produced. If I remember correctly AeBal (working title AB Bluestar) ordered three Boeing 717s and reached an agreement for the purchase of 17 more 717s. Only three were delivered, a fourth 717 came online after VuelaMex was not able to start operations and one of the 717 destined was delievery to Spain instead.

      I donīt know much about AirTran but there are many comments in the internet claiming that the 737-700 is more popular at AirTran and the 717-fleet could be downsized while at the same time there are also (fewer?) statements that AirTran is very happy with their 717s and that this aircraft will remain to play an important part in the strategy of AirTran for many years to come.

      Regards, IB M87
      http://www.MD-80.com / MD-80.com on facebook https://www.facebook.com/MD80com / MD-80.com on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MD80com

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      • #4
        Originally posted by IberiaMD-87
        Do you think so?

        There are some statements in the internet that AirTran could eventually release some Boeing 717s (up to ten aircraft) after their leases expire. On the other hand Spanair seems to look for every Boeing 717 available because they officially want to expand their 717-fleet to approx. 20 aircraft.

        A shame in my opinion that AeBal (Spanair Link) did not exercise their options on new Boeing 717s when the 717 was still produced. If I remember correctly AeBal (working title AB Bluestar) ordered three Boeing 717s and reached an agreement for the purchase of 17 more 717s. Only three were delivered, a fourth 717 came online after VuelaMex was not able to start operations and one of the 717 destined was delievery to Spain instead.

        I donīt know much about AirTran but there are many comments in the internet claiming that the 737-700 is more popular at AirTran and the 717-fleet could be downsized while at the same time there are also (fewer?) statements that AirTran is very happy with their 717s and that this aircraft will remain to play an important part in the strategy of AirTran for many years to come.

        Regards, IB M87
        From what I have read, FL has found the perfect aircraft for the east coast routes in the 717.

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