30 March 2011
Southwest to Boeing - Get your Finger Out
Southwest Airlines - Boeing's largest 737 customer is getting pretty tired of waiting for Boeing to get its finger out and do something on the Replacement 737.
Despite Boeing's public protestations that the current 737NG iteration will actually be more economical than A320NEO come 2016 - Southwest and other 737 customers are losing patience with Boeing.
Boeing has been acting much like a chicken without its head. Chicago is the original Ivory Tower and the connection back to Seattle is becoming more tenuous as each day passes.
So WN CEO Gary Kelly is upping the rhetoric
Southwest (US) chief executive Gary Kelly open to talks with Boeing regarding potential new twin-aisle aircraft and is anxious for answers in 2011. Carrier also open to operating different types of aircraft.
Let me translate... (See above headline)