I have replaced my older F50s and ATRs with new MA60s at better leasing and maintenance costs. Seating is slightly better at 60. (F58/ATR 48)
However, I have suffered a decrease in profits and load factors and my image has dropped from 40 to 31. My yield and revenue ASk for the MA60s is almost half what it was for the F50s and ATRs.
Is the fact that these are Chinese built a factor?. Are they not accepted as a positive option?