Hello everyone! I'm pretty new to this game. I started out by using 2 734s (1 of them is still pending) as Airbus is more expensive at the start. Right now, there are 4 city pairs I am flying to. I would hence like to know when the best time to switch to an A319/A320 would be.
Would operating a Boeing aircraft be more expensive in the long run in terms of operational costs?
If I retain my 734, will I be able to have fleet commonality with its successor, the 738 (which if yes can also save on costs associated with having a different airline family)?
Howabout if 1 plans to have an A320, will it have commonality with the A330?
your rite Airbus are expensive and I think personally yu should stick with 737-400s for a while until you grow and stabalise yourself, try to keep a simple fleet, 737 is good money maker.
737-400 and 737-800 are not same , -400 is a classic and -800 is a NG, so there will be no commanlity.
Boeing 737 fleet types are
737-600/700/800/900 New Generation (NG)
Best time to change is when you are well settled, have made some decent cash so you can get a big fat loan and still have spare cash for A, B & C checks.
A320 is different from A330
A320 family includes A318/A319/320/321
A330 family includes A330/340
Longer run Airbus family is greatA320 gives a good flexibility A318 with 105 odd seater to A321 almost 200 pax in high density.
Hope this helps mate
Good luck , have fun