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Author Topic: The delicate transition out of a turboprop fleet.  (Read 877 times)

JDuff

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The delicate transition out of a turboprop fleet.
« on: May 02, 2011, 12:39:32 PM »
I started out with a TP fleet, aiming for quick returns on short flights thanks to the low fuel burn per seat ratio.

The question is now what the best equipment is for transcontinental/medium-haul international routes. Any advice on this out there?

filipebravo

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Re: The delicate transition out of a turboprop fleet.
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2011, 02:11:02 PM »
Depends on demand.
Transcontinental: 767-400ER is good, 757-300 is good. I can't advise on Airbus as I have no experience with them, but I guess an A330 won't hurt you.
Medium-haul: 737NG, A319/320/321

Offline BobTheCactus

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Re: The delicate transition out of a turboprop fleet.
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2011, 07:07:57 PM »
A333 is a great plane assuming LFs in the 70s or higher.
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Offline swiftus27

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Re: The delicate transition out of a turboprop fleet.
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2011, 10:08:07 PM »
both good tips.

Just remember, frequency owns.  If you are going after someone else's routes and there are plenty of slots available, then the 752 isnt a bad choice either.

If there are few slots left, then it may be time to go get some A3CattleCars.

Offline Unbornio

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Re: The delicate transition out of a turboprop fleet.
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2011, 10:31:55 AM »
You could probably do with 737s and 767s and skip the 757s for commonality's sake.

But if you're in an area where's there's just perfect range (1000NM-high 2000NM) and demand for 757s (East Coast US etc.), they'll be more useful than your 767s and could probably make much more money if you're running the right routes.
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