Flanker wrote:2 A332's
4 A320's (2 in 2012 and 2 in 2013)
6 A319's (1 this month, 1 in 2012 and 4 in 2013)
2 Q400's (wetleased)
Think that is about the whole planning for the next 2 years. So the 14 is correct...
Oh my. This is embarrassing. No vision, no common sense, this plan is completely useless.
The big handicap at SN is the Avro RJ and the lack of more lucrative long-haul.
No, instead they're going to invest in the retirement of the B737, add more A319/A320 overcapacity and costly wetleases, take some high seatmile cost 332's to operate on the transatlantic bloodbath routes.
Ah, as usual Flanker aka NCB disagrees with what's on the table...
No surprise really, as it's the only strategy I can find in the multitude of all his comments: i.e. a pathological desire to disagree with all SN and LH come up with.
As has become a pattern with Flanker, there's just too much BS posted at once to tackle all of it here, but just as a demonstration of how ill-informed the self-declared expert truely is and how full of negative conjecture he's analyis is once again, here's a little crumble to chew on, directly linked to this topic about the A332:
He's babbling about "some high seatmile-costs A332 operating on transtatlantic bloodbath routes"
As everybody understands all too well by now, SN only needs 1 widebody plane for its planned daily transtatlantic flight, not 2 like is casually claims, yet more importanly even: it's utterly naive to assume that just because a plane joins the fleet at the time of the opening of a new destination, it is automatically that specific plane which is going to be used for that route.
Here's a little theoretical scenario just to illustrate a much better use of slightly smaller A332s within SNs fleet: currently, SN operates 5 times weekly (iso daily) to DKR after it was forced to discontinue the tag-on flights by the Senegalese government: replacing the A333 currently used with a slightly smaller A332 on the BRU-DKR route would allow SN to go back to daily flights, without increasing its total weekly capacity dramatically, while the larger A333 that comes off the 5 weekly DKR route could than be used to serve the USA on weekdays for instance. In short: SN gets to free a low seatmile cost A333 for its transatlantic route (thus not having to lease another one of these much searched after and highly expensive planes) and at the same time it can use a more optimized smaller A332 with a lower trip costs on a detriangled run to AFI thus allowing to increase frequency and yields on the route... My god, what a bad idea indeed!