The Fleet Renewal - Nearly There!
Our long running fleet renewal programme is drawing to a conclusion. Already the Q400 has replaced the Dash 8 -300 and the -300 has been cascaded onto routes formely operated by the Dash 8 - 100. Surplus airframes have all been struck from the register. The E195 is now the entry jet type and it has replaced the B717-200.
All that remains is the completion of the A380-800 deliveries replacing the B747-400 and the exchange of B777-200ER for the B777-300ER. Both of these programmes will finish mid 2015.
The B787 is due to enter the fleet. We are hopeful that a suitable model will shortly be released. As soon as this happens we will commence replacing the B767-300ER with the newer type.
To simplify the available delivery and disposal flight process there is now a post listing the delivieries available for the next four months on the deliveries page. Pilots may bid in advance for any flight that is listed. This data is replicated in the forums
New Routes Coming Soon
Our six days a week service to New Delhi has been operating for some time and like the service to Mumbai it is going to be extended on to Europe.
The decision on which ports to serve has yet to be made, however strong consideration is being given to Berlin once the new airport is open (and we have scenery for it). Other contenders are Venice, Hamburg, Munich, and Leeds/Bradford. We will choose two of these options. Put your bids in on the forums.
Bruce Blackshaw has done his usual fantastic job and the aircraft looks sensational.