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May 29, 2024
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Bloomberg has a great story on United Airlines possibly looking at pre-owned Airbus A319s and A320s.  The bankruptcy at Air Berlin and Monarch create opportunities for cash-flush airlines to bottom fish and acquire equipment at fire-sale prices.  As the story indicates there are several moving pieces – the story does not mention Monarch, which we think should be thrown into the mix.

Looking at the 2Q17 fleets are Air Berlin, EasyJet, and Monarch we have the following. If indeed United is shopping, they have some good opportunities.  But they are not alone.   Lufthansa and EasyJet are chasing deals among the Air Berlin fleet and got into this before United.

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Addison Schonland
Co-Founder AirInsight. My previous life includes stints at Shell South Africa, CIC Research, and PA Consulting. Got bitten by the aviation bug and ended up an Avgeek. Then the data bug got me, making me a curious Avgeek seeking data-driven logic. Also, I appreciate conversations with smart people from whom I learn so much. Summary: I am very fortunate to work with and converse with great people.