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2014-08-04_14-09-07Recently CityJet‘s new owners (INTRO Aviation) attracted attention when they mentioned the airline’s re-fleeting was considering the CSeries and Superjet.  The backdrop here is that CityJet has struggled under ownership by Air France/KLM.  Even though it operates out of London City, a potentially high yield market.

We asked INTRO’s Managing Director Peter Oncken a few questions.

  • We understand that INTRO is focusing on LCY as part of a re-fleet decision process.  Can you explain this thinking please?

The present setup of Cityjet has been the main reason why we got involved with Cityjet in the first place. LCY is a rather secluded market as the positioning is strategically interesting for point to point business traffic and provides dominantly high yield traffic due to limited competition from LCC. The reason is that the airport cannot be served by aircraft which are not certified for this… Continue reading

Activity slowed at FAS, as it typically does by the third day of an air show, but there was good transaction volume for the major players.

Airbus had an MOU for 6 A350-900s for Air Mauritius, breaking the dry spell for the A350. This is for four orders and two leased aircraft. Qatar will be seeking compensation for the A380 delivery delay.

ATR received an order from Myanma Airlines for 6+6 ATR-72-600s.

Boeing received confirmation of the 50+50 Qatar 777-9 MOU placed at Dubai, converting 50 to firm. Qatar also announced the intent to order four 777F, with options for an additional four. They also announced an order for two 787-9 from MG Aviation (a leasing company, operators of Arkia Israeli airlines), bringing their total to four. Hainan Airways announced a commitment for 50 737MAX8s. This brings the MAX total to 2,100 orders to date. (By comparison, the A320neo is… Continue reading

Day Two at Farnborough continued with additional announcements of new orders from the major industry players, as well as briefings by senior executives.  We’ve captured some interesting interviews today that will be posted as they are processed and uploaded from an internet connection that is a bit slower than we’re accustomed to.  Please bear with us on while we’re on the road. Continue reading

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