Flight International online news 1030GMT: German budget carrier DBA has confirmed its fleet-renewal plan by placing an order for 40 new Boeing 737-700/800 aircraft, deliveries of which could begin as early as next year. They will replace its 737-300s shown below.


DBA emerged as a low-fare airline from the former loss-making Deutsche BA operation which was sold by British Airways to German investors two years ago.

The airline – which has since become profitable – intends to replace its existing fleet of Boeing 737-300 aircraft, of which it operates 15, by 2010.

It has yet to finalise the split between the 737-700 and -800 versions. Delivery slots for 2008-2010 have been agreed but the carrier is in talks to secure earlier openings.

Source: Flight International