Newfoundland Airlines, Canada's number 1 airline has today announced its fleet renovation plans as it moves into the 1970's and beyond.
Currently, they operate a fleet of 230 DC6b aircraft as well as 83 Boeing 707's.
"We are pleased to announced that starting in October, we have 190 confirmed deliveries of Boeing's new 737-200 aircraft that will be delivered to us by the end of 1971.
Our competitors is Canada have all switched away from props in favour of early jets, like the Sud Caravelle, but for us the operating economics of these planes meant we were happy to keep costs low for ourselves and customers and wait for the right plane.
The reality is, the 737-200 is the first plane that matches the economics we require. It will speed up our travel by over a third, carry more passengers in a lower density config, whilst not using anymore fuel overall.
The ability to work with our partners at Boeing and the airline industry to secure 190 jets in such a short space of time is a great coup for the company, and will allow us to focus heavily on the long haul once completed in about 3 years.
Newfoundland Airlines are proud to carry more passengers than any other airline in Canada, and we're excited to serve our customers with greater speed, comfort, reliability and frequency as we move into a new era"