Re: Debonair: 2nd MD-95 customer?

Date:         10 Jun 97 00:35:02 
From:         roger@concord-world-travel.co.uk (Roger Chung-Wee)
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On 05 Jun 1997 12:43:49 -0400, niels@lofgren.demon.co.uk (Niels
Sampath) wrote:

>Someone on the uk spotters list has mentioned some financial
>news that Debonair (London Luton, UK)  is seeking funding to purchase
>up to 10 MD-95s.  Anyone have more news?

Debonair has been looking at MD-83s to replace the unreliable 146-200s
leased from US Airways.  2G has no money at all and is racking up
losses -- not an attractive prospect for investors.  One problem is
that whilst fares are low, costs are not.  Another is that the Spanish
routes are fuel-burning exercises, though the German routes do better
due to the fact that higher fares can be charged for the latter
market.
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Roger Chung-Wee <roger@concord-world-travel.co.uk>
Publisher of Caribbean Aviation Newsletter