Lack of aircraft hits Ryanair!!

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4545690.stm Could this be why flights have been cut back on the schedule posted a few days ago? Makes sense. I wonder if Boeing will compensate those affected, like Airbus is having to do for the A380.
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Didnt they get rid of 4 B738 a few month back?
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one simple thing! MOL claims he is a millionaire, why not buy more, or lease more :diablo: :dev2:
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MOL claims he is a millionaire, why not buy more, or lease more :diablo: :dev2:
Thats the point. He has done, but they're going to arrive later than planned. What with the high fuel prices, I guess they figure it's not worth leasing a/c for such a short length of time when its not going to have any significant effect of their profits.
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Its their own fault for being greedy and selling off a bunch of planes, despite knowing that deliveries from Boeing would be delayed.
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Its their own fault for being greedy and selling off a bunch of planes, despite knowing that deliveries from Boeing would be delayed.
Yep , it was exactly my point :D
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Apart from the fact they havent actually sold them yet and they are going AFTER the machinists strike.
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I hope this means that LBA-DUB will return to something approaching its former self, 6x weekly with 738s, means about 1140 seats a week each way, 3x daily 732s meant about 2470 seats a week each way including the reductions to twice daily at the weekend. Surely they cant suddenly just half the seats? At points last year the route was even operating 4x daily!
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Apart from the fact they havent actually sold them yet and they are going AFTER the machinists strike.
Well its still their fault. They are Ryanair after all... :p
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Well its still their fault. They are Ryanair after all... :p
Thought all the 732's had been disposed of? There are plenty of 737's in Nigeria where they have all been grounded. :p
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If you read the article it says the 732s are still going, but will have to be retired very shortly as they are nearing the end of their economic life with Ryanair. I assume they will be pushed until they reach their max number of cycles?
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If you read the article it says the 732s are still going, but will have to be retired very shortly as they are nearing the end of their economic life with Ryanair. I assume they will be pushed until they reach their max number of cycles?
Guess so, they have been sold to a parts recovery company in the U.S. :)
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Thought all the 732's had been disposed of? :p
Not quite yet. They carried on using them longer than planned because of the shortage, but they can't use them after the 31 December. Most have now been taken out of service, just one or two still on standby. This is why there have been more delays than usual concerning Ryanair lately.
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As a result, the Irish carrier expects to receive 100,000 fewer passengers a month between January and March.
Better not start mucking around with my DUB flights... Or anyone elses for that matter.