KNIGHTS-PRESS. Montreal, Canada. November, 1, 2011.
CEO of Green Orange Blues (NYSE:GOB) announced today that the airline will be selling and/or leasing out all of its current A300 series long-haul fleet starting mid-2018.
"We make this announcement early to help some smaller airlines plan future expansion", says LWIEV. "This may be a starting player or a regional airline planning to go long-haul with a modest investment. We are open for private inquiries. Priority will be given to SkySquad alliance members, and then the offer will be extended to all other airlines".
The planes to be sold include A300R with standard and increased MTOW, and A310-300 with increased MTOW. A total of approximately 150 planes, most of them 10-15 yo at the time of sales will arrive to the market between 2018 and 2025. All of them are or will be fitted with the most fuel efficient engines and very practical cabin seat configurations. All planes are well maintained by Green Orange Technics.
No A300-600 or A310-200 will be sold as, being less efficient types, they will be scrapped by the time of the fleet change.
With the initial order of 50 brand new Airbus A350-1000 planes, Green Orange Blues became a launch customer for the new type, planning to place more orders later, while scrapping and selling its A300/310 series.
"We work hard to satisfy our clients needs, so we still expect to see around 100 new A300/310 planes arriving to us from the plant in Toulouse before the end of 2016. These new arrivals and newer planes our passengers already enjoy in our fleet will go to the market after A350 become available," says Green Orange CEO.
Green Orange Blues is a top Canadian airline, connecting all continents of the world via hubs in Montreal, Vancouver and a base in Quebec. The company is dedicated to passenger comfort, with cabins upgraded to ensure the best experience in economy, business and first. Green Orange Blues currently finishes fleet change from Boeing 737 classics to new generation and replaces long-haul fleet with more fuel-efficient engines, significantly reducing carbon emissions.