What's the likelihood of Qantas activating the A320neo options on August 20 or at least next year and giving transferring some to Qantas?

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Chris2304

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What's the likelihood of Qantas activating the A320neo options on August 20 or at least next year and giving transferring some to Qantas? Although if they were to have like 60-70 for Qantas they they would need to order another 30-40 to make an order of like 140 for 50-60 for Jetstar Are they from 2016-2020? And of course

lotsamiles

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Qantas dont have any A320 in mainstream fleet, and not likely to change. For Efficiency, long-term profitability and MRO purposes its far more cost effective to stick with the same baseline aircraft ie: B737, so they'll go 737MAX for Qantas aircraft before getting A320 switched from jetstar allocation.

Chris2304

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Yeah I meant activating Qantas activating the options for Jetstar and transferring some to Qantas. I thought it would make sense for Qantas and Jetstar to have the same narrow body fleet. Surely that could make things more efficient in some aspects?

jimmylikesitwet

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Qantas group A320neo order isn't for delivery till 2020 and they've said it's all for Jetstar.

I agree with lotsamiles that it would be unlikely they would switch to A320 for Qantas mainline as it would mean retraining all their flight crew on a different aircraft. Unless there is a big economic benefits they will likely go with the 737MAX.

Also remember they are about to refurb the older 737-800 fleet so there is plenty of life left in them yet.

lotsamiles

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I think Qantas have good insight in running two popular narrow-body aircraft on same routes, as they can get long-term performance and profitability for each airframe (B737 vs. A320) to then make decisions based on economics, balanced by customer experience being equal across both types.

Chris2304

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Yeah I guess your right about that? Would VA ordering the 737MAX from 2018 make any pressure on Qantas to order the like 60-70 737MAX. I guess also a future Boeing fleet of 737MAX,787 and 777X would be great

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