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Skipness One Echo 1st Nov 2017 09:16

LBA used to handle TriStars, so an A330 should be possible. Desirable given the size of the terminal is another question.

canberra97 1st Nov 2017 09:21

Tristars and LBA like the British Airtours L1011 that spectacularly overran the runway.

But could a fully laden 330 use the runway at LBA economically?

FQTLSteve 1st Nov 2017 09:41

canberra97 Might be a problem at LBA but not remotely one at BHX, so they could base one there.

canberra97 1st Nov 2017 09:45

Sure they could base one at BHX as it has a far longer runway compared to LBA.

LBIA 1st Nov 2017 10:12

Airbus A330's have operated into LBA in the past.
I'm sure Jet2 could easily fill them on the LBA routes to PMI, ALC, AGP, FAO & TFS during the summer.
Problem now is the wouldn't be enough room for one to be parked overnight. Basing an A330 elsewhere operating W-legs into LBA might work though..

Previous A330's operators into LBA.
Aer Lingus = DUB
Monarch = PAD (Troop flights)
Balkan Holidays = BOJ
Air Luxor = FAO
Thomas Cook = BGI (P&O Cruises)

paully 1st Nov 2017 13:25

Cant see Jet2 putting an A330 into Leeds, W leg or otherwise. Its Terminal building is somewhat rabbit hutch to say the least. I travel through it twice a year but its not pleasant at busy times. Now they are bussing pax, from every stand to arrivals, to avoid overloading both passport control and the baggage reclaim areas.

Not what you want when trying to turn a widebody round asap..Think they`ll have to settle for the coal burners:ooh:

dbromle 1st Nov 2017 14:59


Originally Posted by garry8g (Post 9942483)
GJZBB entered service yesterday afternoon on LS265 from Leeds to Malaga.

And it smelt lovely inside. Just like a new car.

DavidShepherd 1st Nov 2017 15:08


Originally Posted by paully (Post 9943315)
Cant see Jet2 putting an A330 into Leeds, W leg or otherwise. Its Terminal building is somewhat rabbit hutch to say the least. I travel through it twice a year but its not pleasant at busy times. Now they are bussing pax, from every stand to arrivals, to avoid overloading both passport control and the baggage reclaim areas.

Not what you want when trying to turn a widebody round asap..Think they`ll have to settle for the coal burners:ooh:

Tell me about it. 35mins waiting for a bus before getting off the plane the other day. Then a full hour getting through passports and baggage.

Bloody awful airport. Never again.

rpmac 1st Nov 2017 15:34

Good to see the airport so busy, bodes well for the future and further expansion of the terminal which I believe is being considered by the new owners. Look forward to my next flight from the airport.

chinapattern 1st Nov 2017 16:10

You'd think BHX would be a dead cert for an A330 given the Monarch shaped void!

paully 1st Nov 2017 16:23


Originally Posted by DavidShepherd (Post 9943403)
Tell me about it. 35mins waiting for a bus before getting off the plane the other day. Then a full hour getting through passports and baggage.

Bloody awful airport. Never again.


Sadly have heard many similar stories to yours in the recent past..Waiting so long just to get off the plane is shameful..Hope you complained.

Plane.Silly 1st Nov 2017 16:30


You'd think BHX would be a dead cert for an A330 given the Monarch shaped void!
It should be, but i think Jet2 have that covered, going from 4 to 8 738's. 2019 maybe?

EK77WNCL 1st Nov 2017 16:35

Flying through LBA on the 23rd to Riga... Hoping it's well into the winter lull by then

It was a shed the first time I flew through, a glorified shed with a shiny duty free shop the second and I'm hoping it's not going to be an overcrowded shed this time.

Back to Jet2, are TCX really getting rid of an A330 based on their expansion? I'd have thought they'd be taking all the A330's they can get right now! In the event that they are, though, I really don't think 2 Air Tanker A330's out of MAN and an ex Air Berlin A330 out of BHX and STN each would be at all out of the question.

If they ever expand the fleet further or buy their own (might get a good deal on a handful of second hand ones, or even end of the line ceo's fresh from Toulouse) then I think 2/3 each at MAN/BHX/STN and 1 at NCL/LBA and W legs into the other bases could be a very realistic proposition

Jet2 must be clapping their hands at BHX/STN, possibly one of the strongest business moves I've ever seen in UK aviation. The strength of their 3 biggest bases (MAN/BHX/STN) could make them realise their long haul ambitions

Skipness One Echo 1st Nov 2017 16:38


But could a fully laden 330 use the runway at LBA economically?
It would never be fully laden on a LS routing to the Costas, they don't carry commercial freight (?) or anywhere near a full fuel load.

EK77WNCL 1st Nov 2017 16:43

If they can get the first off the line 737 800's out of LBA on a 5 hour sector on a summers day... You bet they can get a new A330 200 out. I don't even think a -300 would break a sweat.

Whether there would be issues in getting an A332 to Orlando or Cancun... I don't know to be honest. MON managed for years with older gen A332's out of NCL which is only a couple of hundred feet longer, yet significantly flatter

Plane.Silly 1st Nov 2017 17:00

Bearing in mind Jet2 do all their own handling too, it's not unfeasable to think they could do it

Getaway Turtle 1st Nov 2017 17:49

G-JZBC & G-JZBD will both be Jet2 Holidays livery for anyone that's interested.

Getaway Turtle 1st Nov 2017 17:54


Originally Posted by garry8g (Post 9942483)
GJZBB entered service yesterday afternoon on LS265 from Leeds to Malaga.

Hi Garry, do you know what name this one is wearing please? I've not seen any pics of it with it on yet (they leave BFI nameless).:)

pabely 1st Nov 2017 18:10

Jethros have this as "Jet2 Geneva"

GLAinsider 1st Nov 2017 21:40

Hugely disappointing that the first B738 at BFS is G-JZHH which is not one of the brand new aircraft but is 17 years old.

Valued passengers at BFS have put up with ancient B733s forever (now customers in EMA are enjoying the delights of G-GDFB) and Jet2 do not even give them the courtesy of entering the B737-800 age with a brand new aircraft.

Meanwhile the rude, bad mannered, obnoxious but rich customers in STN enjoy the delights of the new fleet. Money certainly talks. Disgraceful.


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