Close. TWA currently has 27 717s in service and one sitting unused in MCI.
I've fleen flying 717s since just after we received ship #2. They are a wonderful-to fly airplane with gobs of power and fantastic air-conditioning. Nifty avionics, too. It's truly sad that American couldn't see fit to continue operating them.
I think YX is thinking a growth/replacement type of schedule. What I hear that that when deliveries start it will be 1 plane every 6 weeks. I was told retirements of DC9's will not be as quick as that. I have heard that potentially YX could wind up with nearly 80 planes.....30 from TWA, the 20 they have placed on order plus the 30 they have on option.
Once again Timmy Hoeksebucks joins into the used aircraft market. He's got my vote for CEO of the year. Hey TWA guys and gals, does TWA have the first 717 built. Maybe this is Timmy's angle, he wants to have the oldest DC-9 and 717 flying today.
Good day and may the stockholders vote you out soon Timmy.
Good grief...the first one to enter service at Airtran only turned two years old last month. The most recent 4 to be delivered to TWA was just a few months ago. Yeah, not new, but **CENSORED****CENSORED****CENSORED****CENSORED** near, and no one would see this as buying a worn out bird and spending millions, as has been the previous policy.