28 May 2008

American Saabs Away

American is putting meat onto its 11% reduction in capacity. Gone are several marginal and unprofitable routes including a popular ORD-HNL service. A restructuring of all the service in SJU will occur. Many MD80s will be dumped but also look to see A300 capacity cut and a resulting reduction in capacity in the Caribbean. Finally Saab Saab - the SF340Bs will be retired by the end of the year.

ATRs would be a better bet - however I suspect we will see Embraer 135/145s replacing the Saabs.



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