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crewmeal 8th Jan 2020 05:02

Congratulations on Jet2 taking up a lot of the slack from TC. How come you guys don't fly to Egypt? Sharm is back online now and Hurghada and Marsa Alam are popular detinations. Luxor is now picking up regarding tourism.

rog747 8th Jan 2020 05:50


Originally Posted by crewmeal (Post 10656502)
Congratulations on Jet2 taking up a lot of the slack from TC. How come you guys don't fly to Egypt? Sharm is back online now and Hurghada and Marsa Alam are popular detinations. Luxor is now picking up regarding tourism.

You will note that Jet2 has steered wisely well clear of Egypt and Tunisia.

Only now we just see TUI after 4 years recommence packages to Sharm, and EZY I gather will also start flights again, but hey presto the Gulf and ME again erupts which could spill over once more with security issues.

Jet2 are not daft.

There are no UK charters to Luxor for a long time now - TUI UK stopped theirs.

The Arab Spring Egypt and Tunisia terror attacks killed off
Monarch along with the SSH shutdown after Metrojet crash

- The loss of their huge market share to Egypt was immense for MON.

Johnny [email protected] Pants 8th Jan 2020 06:53


How come you guys don't fly to Egypt?
The simple answer is, we donít need to take the risk. We have enough to do with developing the destinations that we have, and expanding the bases we have to serve those destinations with a suitable frequency.

toledoashley 8th Jan 2020 07:47


Originally Posted by Johnny [email protected] Pants (Post 10656594)
The simple answer is, we donít need to take the risk. We have enough to do with developing the destinations that we have, and expanding the bases we have to serve those destinations with a suitable frequency.

Given the escalation of trouble in Iraq/Iran, Turkey has already said there could be attacks on tourists in the region. It bound to make people nervous about travelling to the Middle East.

Flying Hi 8th Jan 2020 15:23

If the situation in the The Middle East deteriorates and UK Gov revises its Turkey guidance from 'be vigilant' to 'do not travel' it will be I suspect commercialy very bad news for Jet2 who've put a lot of expansion into that program.

rog747 8th Jan 2020 16:19


Originally Posted by Flying Hi (Post 10657040)
If the situation in the The Middle East deteriorates and UK Gov revises its Turkey guidance from 'be vigilant' to 'do not travel' it will be I suspect commercially very bad news for Jet2 who've put a lot of expansion into that program.

It would be a blow, but Jet2 have massively (and cleverly) expanded their Greek flying program with many new routes with 220 flights a week next summer, and if Turkish tourism suffers then it is Greece's gain.

Jonty 9th Jan 2020 06:16


Originally Posted by Flying Hi (Post 10657040)
If the situation in the The Middle East deteriorates and UK Gov revises its Turkey guidance from 'be vigilant' to 'do not travel' it will be I suspect commercialy very bad news for Jet2 who've put a lot of expansion into that program.

I don't see that happening. The Iran border is right over the other side of the country, and even with ISIS camped on the Turkish border with Syria, people still traveled to Turkey. Plus, no one wants war, least of all Iran.

LBAflyer22 9th Jan 2020 10:51


Originally Posted by toledoashley (Post 10656631)
Given the escalation of trouble in Iraq/Iran, Turkey has already said there could be attacks on tourists in the region. It bound to make people nervous about travelling to the Middle East.

Luckily for most travel companies, the press has now turned its attention to Prince Harry and Meghan. Therefore taking the attention away from the situation in the Middle east.

Whilst growing their own routes, Jet2 are mainly now filling in for the capacity which was lost from the loss of Thomas Cook.

rog747 9th Jan 2020 12:12

From experience Turkey's tourism to both the beach resorts, and Istanbul sadly does get affected with downturns in bookings when security and unrest occur not just in Turkey, but also in the surrounding ME and the Gulf regions.
Folk do get nervous and will stay away and book elsewhere - the past few summers have shown that with 50% down in 2015 and 2016.
Few Western tourists now visit IST compared to 5 or so years ago.
UK Cruise ships no longer call in to Istanbul (a Jewel of a city to visit) nor also at Kusadasi (for Ephesus) - The UK cruise lines have simply pulled all their ships out of Turkey.

But Brexit uncertainty saw a huge rise in summer 2019 bookings to Turkey BUT that was lost with the loss of 800000 future bookings due to the collapse of Thomas Cook.

Jet2 obviously hope to pick up plenty of that potential business for summer 2020 but Turkey still remains a volatile destination.

compton3bravo 9th Jan 2020 13:24

Sorry rog cruise ships will still call at Istanbul this summer including Marella (TUI to me an you) and Fred Olsen are doing a Black sea cruise this autumn.

Flying Hi 9th Jan 2020 13:49

Well FWIW THE Flying Hi's have just put their money down on a Bodrum BJV holiday for May, forsaking Spain and the Canaries.
Just about as far from ME hotspots as you can get without being in Kos. Lol.

ssflyer 9th Jan 2020 16:15

Flying Hi's
And the SS sprogs have just booked a Jet2 holiday to Bodrum from BHX for July.
Price and hotel quality beat Cyprus hands down.
SS

Jonty 9th Jan 2020 20:08

I disagree rog, Iím back there for the 3rd time this summer, with Jet2.com

bhxac 14th Jan 2020 16:49

SmartLynx A321s at BHX for J2 this summer
 
I'm hearing 3 SmartLynx A321s at BHX for J2 this summer. Anyone else heard that?

Flying Hi 14th Jan 2020 18:26


Originally Posted by bhxac (Post 10662884)
I'm hearing 3 SmartLynx A321s at BHX for J2 this summer. Anyone else heard that?

Post 2056 says '6'.
Maybe 3 are SmartLynx and 3 Jet2?

Tuesdays - A/c 2, 5, 6, 9, 10 + spare - - As long as one does the published BHX - BOJ - BHX - BJV - BHX Mrs Flying Hi and I are happy bunnies. Lol.

bhxac 14th Jan 2020 18:31


Originally Posted by Flying Hi (Post 10662976)
Post 2056 says '6'.
Maybe 3 are SmartLynx and 3 Jet2?

Tuesdays - A/c 2, 5, 6, 9, 10 + spare - - As long as one does the published BHX - BOJ - BHX - BJV - BHX Mrs Flying Hi and I are happy bunnies. Lol.

I'm hearing 3 x SmartLynx PLUS the J2 owned a/c.

BTW all the J2 owned a/c will be in 'Holidays' livery

BehindBlueEyes 14th Jan 2020 20:32

No more 737s?

Gurnard 14th Jan 2020 20:45


Originally Posted by BehindBlueEyes (Post 10663069)
No more 737s?

Yes - 6 more are to enter service, the first currently being painted at BOH. Look out for G-DRTR, 'TM, 'TL, 'TP, 'TY and 'TZ.

USERNAME_ 14th Jan 2020 21:40


Originally Posted by bhxac (Post 10662884)
I'm hearing 3 SmartLynx A321s at BHX for J2 this summer. Anyone else heard that?

Post 2053 shows an internal comm from Jet2 which shows only one SL 321 at BHX?

jethro15 14th Jan 2020 22:04

To the best of my knowledge, this is correct

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