Southwest Airlines has confirmed it is open to order a third aircraft type. The airline is a loyal 737 and 717 customer but now is has opened the doors to Bombardier and its CSeries aircraft as well as Airbus A320 – although the latter is not thought to stand much of a chance. Mike Ven de Ven, chief operating officer of Southwest, told an investor’s meeting in December that, “at some point a new airplane is going to come out, whether it’s the CSeries, or whether Boeing replaces the 737. And at some point in time, Airbus is going to

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