Friday, January 31, 2014

Air Do is evaluating the Boeing 737-900/800.

Hokkaido-based AIRDO (HD/ADO) (d.b.a Air Do) is reportedly evaluating the acquisition of Boeing 737-900s or -800s. An initial fleet of two will be inducted in fiscal year 2015. The carrier currently leases four 144-seat B737-700s from All Nippon Airways (NH/ANA), with two more coming this year, but are reportedly in need of an aircraft seating around 170 to 190.
Boeing 737-781(WL) JA11AN at Haneda. All B737s are leased from ANA. (Photo: Ryosuke Yano)

A replacement for its B767 fleet will be decided by 2017, which will be either B787s or B777s. These will most likely come secondhand from 14% owner ANA Holdings. Meanwhile, Air Do will refurbish its two 270-seat B767-381s leased from ANA (JA8359 & JA601A) with an all-economy 288-seat configuration by summer.

Source: Hokkaido Shimbun (in Japanese)

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