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Old 16th Dec 2011, 13:57
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LBA - TFS

Hi,just wondering which AC they are using on the 23rd down to TFS?
It's 757-200, looks pretty well full too
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Old 18th Dec 2011, 19:06
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G-GDFB

Have jet2 bought this aircraft now?
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Old 19th Dec 2011, 20:20
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Yes they have bought it
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Old 20th Dec 2011, 10:48
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They bought G-GDFA to break up for parts.... as far as I know G-GDFB is leased and due to be returned to the lessor soon.
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Old 20th Dec 2011, 20:14
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G-GDFB was leased & was (very nearly) returned. It was I believe out of service ready to be returned. At which time the decision was taken to purchase the aircraft. Having concluded the purchase it has now returned to service.
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Old 20th Dec 2011, 20:15
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G-GDFB has now been bought, it was due to go back to its lessor, but they must have got a good deal to keep it!
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Old 20th Dec 2011, 20:58
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Liverpool

I'm hearing from the Servisair guys that Jet2 are looking at sticking an aircraft (some people are saying up to 4) in Liverpool for the summer. Would be nice to see them there.

Anyone care to comment on this???
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Old 20th Dec 2011, 21:12
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Couold be to prove a point to MAN for letting Ryanair base there. Easyjet not brining the 7 aircraft. (delay in getting it may be part of it but you can be sure that Ryanair are part of the reason. EZY said the same day that they were not happy about FR basing in MAN.

Would be great if its true.
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Old 20th Dec 2011, 23:16
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I'm afraid I haven't heard rumours at work but it's all a bit late to announce a new base and routes for summer 2012.

One thing though..... They will only do it because they think they can make a tidy profit - not just to annoy the Manchester Airline Group board of directors!
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Old 21st Dec 2011, 05:50
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I'm hearing from the Servisair guys that Jet2 are looking at sticking an aircraft (some people are saying up to 4) in Liverpool for the summer. Would be nice to see them there.

Anyone care to comment on this???
Yes - they might be able to find one aircraft for next summer but four?? Where from, crews? etc, etc...

It's now the middle of December - shouldn't they have flights on sale?? etc, etc....
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Old 21st Dec 2011, 08:27
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Couold be to prove a point to MAN for letting Ryanair base there. Easyjet not brining the 7 aircraft. (delay in getting it may be part of it but you can be sure that Ryanair are part of the reason. EZY said the same day that they were not happy about FR basing in MAN.

Would be great if its true.
Meanwhile in the real world airlines have little enough spare cash as it is without wasting it on 'proving a point'. If Jet2 do the numbers and decide that a Liverpool operation would be a profitable venture then no doubt they'll give it a go, but that would be true regardless of who was moving into MAN.

If they are indeed planning a move into LPL then the more likely trigger is Michael O'Leary stating that RYR won't be expanding further at LPL, which along with EZY's fairly static size there may have led Jet2 to see if there are any gaps worth filling. The income v expenditure model for them will be different given the different fleet strategy compared to EZY and RYR which may mean they can make money on some routes that the others can't.
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Old 21st Dec 2011, 10:10
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Yes - they might be able to find one aircraft for next summer but four?? Where from, crews? etc, etc...

It's now the middle of December - shouldn't they have flights on sale?? etc, etc....
Aircraft availability wise, according to Jethro Jet2 have two unfilled registrations for a 300 and a 800 variant of the 737. Also how safe is Jet2s Blackpool base?

The airline is announcing routes regularly at the moment so selling the seats may not be as big a problem as thought but time is tight though.
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Old 21st Dec 2011, 11:05
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In my opinion, it would be more easy to see a seasonal base in ABZ with one aircraft.
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Old 22nd Dec 2011, 16:39
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I'm hearing from the Servisair guys that Jet2 are looking at sticking an aircraft (some people are saying up to 4) in Liverpool for the summer
Genuine question, but if Jet2 were to 'stick upto four aircraft' into a new base would they not use their own in-house handling agents rather than contract to Servisair?

Also surely there must be significant overlap with their two other large bases nearby at MAN and LBA?
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Old 22nd Dec 2011, 21:01
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From the senior management - "There's no money in ground handling". Don't think they would self handle unless there was no alternative, hence why they don't self handle at other large bases like Manchester.
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Old 22nd Dec 2011, 23:34
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According to Jethros LS's next addition to the fleet arrived in NWI today. The 737-800 is ex Air Europa (EC-HGP) and will be be registered G-GDFF.
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Old 23rd Dec 2011, 06:09
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There's a difference between slipping in the odd extra flight at bases where you're already well known (and selling well) and selling new routes from a new base. Also, aren't BLK flights already on sale for next summer? Also, one extra aircraft has already been announced for NCL next summer and I think also for GLA?
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Old 23rd Dec 2011, 07:45
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Can't help but notice on photos of the new aquisition that it doesn't have winglets! Will this be rectified or are J2 planning a complete 'mongrel' fleet?
It shows that you have no understanding of the business model of the company you work for... Instead of asking this on spottersplaza you might enquire internally what the rational is
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Old 23rd Dec 2011, 08:01
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Just to confirm;

LBA & BLK are complete self handling
MAN & NCL are front of house self handling

PMI, AGP, MJV, ALC & FAO are all self handling. Whilst overheads may be slightly higher with self handling vs contracted handling, efficiency and revenue control is greatly increased. A lot of the self handling stations in Spain previously did not have revenue agreements with Jet2, so employing their own staff meant overheads were increase by around 10% but major ancillary revenue incomes are now made, more than offsetting the increase in cost.

As for LPL, don't think it's gonna happen. It would be too close to home for MAN/BLK. The only way I could see it happening is if a couple of 757's are put in to operate holiday routes for Thomson/Thomas Cook but I really doubt it will ever happen.
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Old 23rd Dec 2011, 10:58
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A Boeing 737-800 has arrived reg. G-GDFF and it has come from Air Europa. It does not have winglets though.

Also read off another forum that G-GDFG has also arrived and that one will be a Boeing 737-300 and painted into Jet2 Holidays colours. Not sure who it is from though.

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