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MetroAir Acquires 4 757-200 Aircraft from Xiamen Airlines

FUZHOU, CHINA – Xiamen Airlines have agreed to transfer four Boeing 757-200 aircraft to MetroAir Virtual Airlines next month. All four aircraft are non-winglet equipped aircraft, delivered new to Xiamen Airlines between 2001 and 2004. These aircraft will be configured in a high density 204-seat configuration and will used to help bolster domestic operations throughout...

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Aharon Dayan

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Hopefully we see more 757 routes :)

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Will they be retrofit with winglets or will they stay the way they are?

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Will they be retrofit with winglets or will they stay the way they are?
By the sound of it they're staying as they are.

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Will they be retrofit with winglets or will they stay the way they are?
By the sound of it they're staying as they are.

This is correct. They will be operating mainly high volume, short domestic routes generally under 3 hours where the winglet retrofit won't actually save us any money. The 752 gives us more capacity than the A321 [176 pax] or the B75W [169 pax]. Nothing is set in stone yet, but ORD-DFW or BOS-ATL are potential examples.

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They will be operating mainly high volume, short domestic routes generally under 3 hours where the winglet retrofit won't actually save us any money.

Actually, winglets save 4 to 7 percent fuel consumption that translates into two million dollars per saving per year if flown on one to 3 hour flights.

The 752 gives us more capacity than B75W [169 pax].

Is it typo?? Are you saying that 757-200 has more seats than 757-200W?

They will be operating mainly high volume, short domestic routes generally under 3 hours. Nothing is set in stone yet, but ORD-DFW or BOS-ATL are potential examples.

From KFLL to all Caribbean destinations during winter until end of spring break on May using 757s would be good idea as it is high volume business. OR from northeast (NYC) to Florida beach destinations during winter until end of spring break using 757 would be good idea.

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« Last Edit: February 09, 2017, 01:09:03 pm by Aharon Dayan »

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Savings of $2 million is far too optimistic; that may have been the case when Jet-A was hanging around $3/gal between 2008 and 2014, but it's less than half the price now. With the current price of oil, it'll take 5-7 years just to recoup the cost of the retrofit (~$1.5 mill).

Not a typo. The interiors are configured differently.

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Savings of $2 million is far too optimistic; that may have been the case when Jet-A was hanging around $3/gal between 2008 and 2014, but it's less than half the price now. With the current price of oil, it'll take 5-7 years just to recoup the cost of the retrofit (~$1.5 mill).
Not to mention the fact that the winglets add weight to the aircraft. The aerodynamic benefits only outweigh the weight when used on longer stretches. For example, look at the 747s that used to be used in high volume in Japan. No winglets, despite the fact that they wouldn't have had to pay extra for them.