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Is there any country where no airline operates the A320 family (or) 737 family? Reasons why?

Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:24 pm

There are some countries where there are no 737 operators (like the Philippines), or no A32x operators (like the Netherlands). Bangladesh and Finland take it to an extreme, where not a single airline operates Airbus and Boeing respectively (then again, Finland effectively has just AY). Is there any reason why? And what other countries are there like this?
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Re: Is there any country where no airline operates the A320 family (or) 737 family? Reasons why?

Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:02 pm

VTCIE wrote:
Is there any reason why?


I'm going to go out on a limb and say that I doubt this really factors into any airline's fleet planning. They'll pick the aircraft that best suits them at the time, and if all the other airlines in a country happen to pick the same aircraft, or if there are no other airlines operating in the same market in the same country, than so be it.
 
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Re: Is there any country where no airline operates the A320 family (or) 737 family? Reasons why?

Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:28 pm

When not including charter airlines, Portugal qualifies as an all-Airbus country. Only 737 I could find on a Portuguese registration is CS-FAF with White Airways, but it's used for charters and wet lease to other airlines. Scheduled airlines in Portugal exclusively fly Airbus and some smaller regional aircraft.
 
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Re: Is there any country where no airline operates the A320 family (or) 737 family? Reasons why?

Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:35 pm

North Korea comes immediately to mind.
 
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Re: Is there any country where no airline operates the A320 family (or) 737 family? Reasons why?

Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:36 pm

The Netherlands is an all-Boeing country. KLM, Transavia, TUIfly Netherlands, Corendon Dutch Airlines, etc all fly the 737. Sure KLM has the A330, but not the A320-series. Last Dutch airline that operated the A320 was Amsterdam Airlines which went bankrupt in 2011.
 
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Re: Is there any country where no airline operates the A320 family (or) 737 family? Reasons why?

Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:41 pm

With the exception of one aircraft, Poland is an all-Boeing country too. There's one A320 with Polish registration flying scheduled service, that's SP-HAI flying for Small Planet Airlines Poland. Other than that, every Polish airline operates the 737.
 
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Re: Is there any country where no airline operates the A320 family (or) 737 family? Reasons why?

Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:32 pm

Druk Air of Bhutan with only A32S aircrafts is another example.
 
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Re: Is there any country where no airline operates the A320 family (or) 737 family? Reasons why?

Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:13 am

nicode wrote:
Druk Air of Bhutan with only A32S aircrafts is another example.


Drukair has an ATR42 as well :)
 
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Re: Is there any country where no airline operates the A320 family (or) 737 family? Reasons why?

Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:44 am

Seabear wrote:
North Korea comes immediately to mind.

The title says that either A320s or 737s specifically (not all Airbuses or all Boeings) should be operated in that country, but not both, and not neither.

Speaking of which, while South Africa doesn't qualify under this category, it is a very interesting contrast between SAA (all-Airbus except for two freighter 737-200s) and all other South African airlines (including SAA's Mango) which operate the 737 or Bombardiers/Embraers. All the more interesting as the great majority of African flag carriers operate the 737 instead of the A320 (MS is retiring the A320). The exceptions I can think of are the two Libyan flag carriers (LN and 8U (Afriqiyah)), Air Namibia, Air Côte d'Ivoire, HM and MK.
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Re: Is there any country where no airline operates the A320 family (or) 737 family? Reasons why?

Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:01 am

Namibia - Air Namibia only has A319s
Rwanda - Rwandair has both Boeing and Airbus but only B737s
Ethiopia - Ethiopian has both Boeing and Airbus but only B737s
Qatar - Qatar Airways has both Boeing and Airbus but only A320s
Papua New Guinea - Air Niugini only has B737s in recently decreasing numbers
Suriname - Surinam Airways has both Boeing and Airbus but only B737s
(New Zealand - Air New Zealand has both Boeing and Airbus but only A320s, same with Jetstar, Qantas has a Transtasman subsidiary though that operates flights between AUS & NZ on NZ registered B737s)
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Re: Is there any country where no airline operates the A320 family (or) 737 family? Reasons why?

Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:45 am

Quite surprising for me, Switzerland and Austria are also no-737 countries. I knew OS had gotten rid of the 737s some time ago, but it was new for me that the Privatair ones belong to Privatair Germany.
Does Denmark also qualify? Can't remember if the SAS 737s are based in solely in CPH or solely in ARN/OSL...
 
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Re: Is there any country where no airline operates the A320 family (or) 737 family? Reasons why?

Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:48 am

OlafW wrote:
Does Denmark also qualify? Can't remember if the SAS 737s are based in solely in CPH or solely in ARN/OSL...


No SAS 737s in Denmark, but JetTime has a bunch. Until recently, Primera too.

You can add TUI fly Nordic, they have a base in Copenhagen, but with a Swedish AOG and aircraft registration.
 
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Re: Is there any country where no airline operates the A320 family (or) 737 family? Reasons why?

Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:23 am

PatrickZ80 wrote:
The Netherlands is an all-Boeing country. KLM, Transavia, TUIfly Netherlands, Corendon Dutch Airlines, etc all fly the 737. Sure KLM has the A330, but not the A320-series. Last Dutch airline that operated the A320 was Amsterdam Airlines which went bankrupt in 2011.

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or no A32x operators (like the Netherlands).


Correndon Dutch Airlines regularly operated A320s for significant periods from 2009 until last week (1st Nov '18) when the last left the fleet.
 

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