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Old 10th Jun 2019, 19:42
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Originally Posted by VickersVicount View Post
Nice to see the smaller EK 772LR operating instead of the 773 for a change.
Also nice to see the larger DL 763 operating instead of the 752 for a change.
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Old 13th Jun 2019, 07:11
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Still no sign of Jet2 for Summer 2020, anyone know whats going on?
This is very late for them, normally (based on last few summer seasons) the whole programme is on, with any new routes by the end of May. we're now 2 weeks past that point
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Old 14th Jun 2019, 11:29
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Looks like Jet2 on sale now for S20 including new service to Izmir on Tuesday - nice addition given the popularity of Turkey just now - not sure there has ever been a flight to Izmir before from Edinburgh?
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Old 14th Jun 2019, 16:50
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As far as I can see, two dropped routes (Almeria and Kefalonia, I think), a few dropped rotations to Spain, but increased flights to the Canaries and the existing Turkish destinations
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Old 15th Jun 2019, 19:18
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Yes looking at Jet2 S20 in June/July there is 84 weekly flights, 2 of those are away based and 84 weekly flights means 6 aircraft doing 2 rotations a day, so I expect at least 2 more new routes or frequency increases.
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Old 15th Jun 2019, 20:31
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Remember that Tuesday is usually programmed for one less aircraft due to the risk of the Monday FNC still being somewhere down south trying to get the pax to FNC due weather.
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Old 15th Jun 2019, 22:02
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Originally Posted by Flap40 View Post
Remember that Tuesday is usually programmed for one less aircraft due to the risk of the Monday FNC still being somewhere down south trying to get the pax to FNC due weather.
Jet2 have, or aim to have, a handful of standby aircraft. Leaving gaps on a Tuesday is commercial suicide especially from an airline which has more standby aircraft then any UK airline. Not only that - how many times has FNC gone wrong in the last 6 months? Hardly ever. Why loose potential revenue due to the "potential" of something go wrong in your programme?
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Old 15th Jun 2019, 22:30
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Originally Posted by LBAflyer22 View Post
Jet2 have, or aim to have, a handful of standby aircraft. Leaving gaps on a Tuesday is commercial suicide especially from an airline which has more standby aircraft then any UK airline. Not only that - how many times has FNC gone wrong in the last 6 months? Hardly ever. Why loose potential revenue due to the "potential" of something go wrong in your programme?
This is also my thinking. Do they actually do the above this year? Surely if they were that concerned about FNC going wrong they just wouldn’t operate it? I doubt it would be so detrimental to just fly somewhere else instead, especially in the height of summer.
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Old 16th Jun 2019, 07:43
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This is also my thinking. Do they actually do the above this year? Surely if they were that concerned about FNC going wrong they just wouldn’t operate it? I doubt it would be so detrimental to just fly somewhere else instead, especially in the height of summer.
Tuesday having 1 less aircraft programmed to fly has nothing to do with FNC. It’s a maintenance day - 1 aircraft goes through a check which is rotated between aircraft each week. On some occasions this maintenance can be cancelled at short notice when there is mass disruption within the fleet however this is only ever really during the winter months. Normally during the summer due to the aircraft flying so much the maintenance needs to happen.
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Old 16th Jun 2019, 08:43
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So the only slack in this summer's schedule is on Monday, when one aircraft does a single rotation rather than two.
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Old 16th Jun 2019, 13:40
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Originally Posted by inOban View Post
So the only slack in this summer's schedule is on Monday, when one aircraft does a single rotation rather than two.
According to FR24, all six operate two return flights (of course there is a chance that FR24 could be wrong).
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Old 16th Jun 2019, 15:10
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I may be wrong but I thought that the Zakynthos flight didn't leave until mid morning and was its only rotation that day. Or an additional flight starts tomorrow?
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Old 16th Jun 2019, 21:35
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Originally Posted by irishlad06 View Post


Tuesday having 1 less aircraft programmed to fly has nothing to do with FNC. It’s a maintenance day - 1 aircraft goes through a check which is rotated between aircraft each week. On some occasions this maintenance can be cancelled at short notice when there is mass disruption within the fleet however this is only ever really during the winter months. Normally during the summer due to the aircraft flying so much the maintenance needs to happen.
Thanks for clearing that up, Irishlad. I was thinking that was a very strange way of running things: Basically dedicating two aircraft to one rotation!
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Old 16th Jun 2019, 22:31
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Originally Posted by inOban View Post
I may be wrong but I thought that the Zakynthos flight didn't leave until mid morning and was its only rotation that day. Or an additional flight starts tomorrow?
I wasn't wrong! 5 a/c leave in the first wave, and have a second rotation in the afternoon (one of which is the Funchal flight). The sixth has a single duty, to Zakynthos at 11.05.
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Old 16th Jun 2019, 23:13
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Originally Posted by inOban View Post
I wasn't wrong! 5 a/c leave in the first wave, and have a second rotation in the afternoon (one of which is the Funchal flight). The sixth has a single duty, to Zakynthos at 11.05.
I’m guessing this is from Jet2’s website? FR24 must have an additional flight that shouldn’t be there.

From FR24:
AM PMI
AM AGP
AM FAO
AM ALC
AM NAP
AM ZTH

PM FNC
PM HER
PM MAH
PM LPA
PM REU
PM GRO

EDIT: upon checking, the GRO flight seems to be operated by a MAN aircraft that positions up, operates EDI-GRO-EDI, then positions back to MAN. Seems a little inefficient?
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Old 17th Jun 2019, 07:05
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EDIT: upon checking, the GRO flight seems to be operated by a MAN aircraft that positions up, operates EDI-GRO-EDI, then positions back to MAN. Seems a little inefficient?
I Agree, having 2 positioning sectors will no doubt cost a few grand. Surely an easier option (schedule permitting) would be to fly MAN-GRO-EDI-GRO-MAN.
based on published schedules/ estimates, a MANGRO sector is 2hr 30m and EDIGRO is 2hr 50m, so once turnarounds factored in, not enough for 1 crew to operate all 4.
1st crew: MAN-GRO-EDI
2nd crew: EDI-GRO-MAN
Cost of taxis to move crew to/from no doubt be less than positioning costs.

If they have to re-position the aircraft for the EDIGRO rotation, the aircraft would surely be free to do something like that.
Having said that i wouldn't want to be one of that crew facing a 3hr taxi ride home. Swings and Roundabouts methinks
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Old 18th Jun 2019, 22:17
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I wonder if Easyjet will announce some new services for W19/S20 seeing as they are celebrating 25 years at the airport, would be nice to see them expanding again.

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Old 18th Jun 2019, 22:26
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Originally Posted by Plane mad 134 View Post
I wonder if Easyjet will announce some new services for W19/S20 seeing as they are celebrating 50 years at the airport, would be nice to see them expanding again.
celebrating 50 years? As EasyJet is only 24yr Old do you mean 25 Summers and 25 Winters (Including the upcoming seasons)?
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Old 18th Jun 2019, 22:33
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Unlikely given that Easyjet have only been around for 24 years...
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Old 18th Jun 2019, 22:43
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I thought exactly that!

Any growth is likely to be modest - probably just the one new route for this winter. .Follow one of the Bard's more famous works starring two characters from the phonetic alphabet and see where you end up.
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