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Air Canada leases two Airbus A330-200 from Qatar Airways

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Air Canada leases two Airbus A330-200 from Qatar Airways to fill the capacity gap caused by its grounded Boeing 737 MAXs. Air Canada currently has 24 Boeing 737 MAX 8 in its fleet. Like all others around the world, they are grounded after two fatal crashes of the type in less than half a year. Boeing's MAX jets are not expected to return to service before August, therefore, Air Canada proceeds to lease additional aircraft to compensate the capacity shortage. Air Canada also takes over six… (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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raleedy
ALLAN LEEDY 2
The arithmetic is difficult.
Cansojr
Cansojr 2
With the MAX 8s grounded AIR CANADA wisely anticipated an increase in the volume of customers who will be flying this summer. They added two 330s and six 320s to make sure they have passenger coverage while the MAX 8 mess is corrected and guaranteed 100% safe. They Don't want lines and lines of AC customers trying to get seats or tickets.
hmshades
Herbert Shades 2
100% safe? I doubt that can be written into any contract language
Lundy
Juliaan Edward 2
Finally Boeing will pay the bill for all these replacements ,so size doesn't matters , and count in that all the compensation claim airliners over the world are preparing ,this can bring Boeing to the edge and beyond there financial ability .
chalet
chalet 1
On CNN last night it was said that Boeing has US$ 15 billion in hard cold cash to handle the forthcoming onslaught of lawshuits and the corresponding settlementes.
chalet
chalet 1
Boeing is too big to fail -an awfully important corporation for the US both in commercial aircraft terms as well as in military aircraft, missiles, etc. products.
djjamar
Jamar Jackson 1
Boeing will file bankruptcy and not pay a damn dime.
Cansojr
Cansojr 2
Jamar is this a case of "to big to fail" category?
williambaker08
william baker 0
Why such a large plane filling in for such a mid size aircraft??
Cansojr
Cansojr 1
The 330-200's are going to handle YUL to CDG. The 320s will be used in the domestic market. Just enough aircraft to handle passenger demand until the MAX is approved for North American and popular European locations. It is simply a matter of balance regarding customer needs for domestic flights in Canada and more aircraft available to service the Spanish market in Barcelona and Portugal.

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