Virgin Blue is hoping to take advantage of the global downturn to order up to 50 new 737s at "bargain prices," CEO Brett Godfrey told ATWOnline. "Now is a great time to buy. We are in the market because the market is right and we don't want to miss the opportunity," he said. Blue operates 65 aircraft comprising 50 737-700s/-800s and 15 E-Jets. It now is considering the -900ER, which can seat up to 215 passengers, 26 more than its largest current aircraft. Godfrey said he is not satisfied ...

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