Re: Aer Lingus signs for A321s

Date:         18 Aug 97 02:22:17 
From:         "Ken O'Riordan" <Ken.O-Riordan@ny.ubs.com>
Organization: Union Bank of Switzerland
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Niels Sampath wrote:
>
> Aer Lingus has signed for 4x A321s.
> 2 in 1998  and 2 in 1999.
> To operate the Dublin-LHR service.
> Like the British Midland A320/321 deal this is somewhat surprising
> since both are strong 737 operators.
> This may have been the deal Boeing was once looking for to develop
> the 737-900 (along with a Chinese airline).
> Haven't heard about the -900 recently tho.

This doesn't surprise me too much as Aer Lingus have been absolutely
delighted with their A330's.  I wonder though how much EU influence was
brought to bear?

Regards,
Ken.