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Thomas Cook Grounds All 757-200's  
User currently offlineKl911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5135 posts, RR: 12
Posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4624 times:

Due to financial problems caused by the war in Iraq and the SARS outbreak, Thomas Cook has decided to implement cost-cutting measures that include grounding all of it's 757-200's.
The company said the number of holidaymakers taking trips had fallen 9 per cent in the third quarter compared with the same period the previous year.

Full story:

http://news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1059480166776&p=1012571727310

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User currently offlineManchesterMAN From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 1226 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4542 times:

Just to add this is Thomas Cook in Germany i.e. condor and not the UK Thomas cook


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User currently offlineSN-A330 From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 1129 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4480 times:

This is bad news. I really hopes airtravel picks up in the holiday market too.

Regards, SN-A330



I would rather be flying...
User currently offlineKl911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5135 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4480 times:

ManchesterMAN,

True, it's the German part of the company. Forgot to mention that, sorry.


User currently offlineBy738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2316 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4347 times:

I thought it was just the 757-300's that were getting grounded. Wont leave Thomas Cook Condor with much if they ground all their 757's.

User currently offlineJohnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4288 times:

but they´re already thinking of a replacement type, that´s what´s stated by numerous officials in the media. they´re not only looking into replacing the 763s, which still seems to be far down the road, but also considering a type to fill the gap between the A320s and the 757-300s, with mainly the A321s and 737s being considered.

in the recent months, Condor has operated lots of flight to CMB, MLE and other destinations with 752s making a stop at SHJ, and they will do so again this winter. in addition, those birds have also been operating to a few other medium haul destinations (DKR, BJL, SID) that i´m not sure if they could be served by its 753s. no A320/321 could make it, so i wonder how they gonna handle those thin medium haul routes.

cheers
daniel



If only pure sweetness was offered, why's this bitter taste left in my mouth.
User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16248 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4046 times:

This sounds as though the remaining 753's will remain in service.


Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineJohnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3717 times:

afaik, all 753s will remain in service. some are currently grounded or leased out, but they will not be grounded indefinitely or sold off. although the aircraft offers much more seats than the 752, it seat mile costs are much lower.

cheers
daniel



If only pure sweetness was offered, why's this bitter taste left in my mouth.
User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4695 posts, RR: 42
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3514 times:

From what I have read and was told, the 753 offers, despite being difficult to fill during winter, such great seat-mile-costs during the summer season that this slight disadvantage is more than offset during the peak season.

Also, they are much younger, are a little quieter (due to their RB211 engines; DE's 752 have the PW2000), and it would probably have been more difficult to find customers for the oddball 753 than for the rather common 752.

I found it quite interesting to hear that DE will center their fleet size around the winter demand. The additional peak demand in summer will be fulfilled by using equipment from other, mainly Thomas-Cook-internal, sources (e.g. XQ).



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User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3365 times:

The reason I heard for keeping the B753 is simply because the B752 sells much better in the market than the B753.

It was calculated that selling a B753 was much more difficult than selling a B752, and the price they would get for a B753 would be lower also.

Anybody can back this up with a press release or so please?

Regards
Frederic


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5167 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2977 times:

Hi,
check http://www.fvw.com/index.cfm?ID=35727
Regards,Markus (FLIEGER67)



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