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CEO Of MyTravel Airways Defects To Monarch  
User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2985 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2759 times:

Another news story that must be sending shivers down the spines of the shareholders of MyTravel is that the CEO Jonathon Crick has defected from MyTravel Airways to Monarch Airlines to head their Low Cost Scheduled services.

In many respects this Jonathon Crick guy has taken a downwards move in his career ladder because instead of him being head of a whole airline as he was before, he is only heading there scheduled services. But Monarch are promising that their Scheduled Service will increase dramatically over the coming months and year.


http://www.flymonarch.com/cnt/news/index.asp?headlineID=273


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User currently offlineTrident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2694 times:

Think you misread that. It's Tim Jeans who is moving from MyTravel - Jonathon Crick was already with Monarch and moves to a new post.

User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2985 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2688 times:

Your right Im wrong...

Sorry about the incorrect names, I should have proof read it before posting this article. I tried clicking on the edit button but has disappeared!

Regards
Giles


User currently offlineWhitehatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2670 times:

How can moving from a practically bankrupt and hopeless company, to one that is healthy, be a bad move for anyone?

A job is a job is a job......


User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2640 times:

MYT is really going down the drain. We've been hearing about their financial problems for almost 18 months...surprised they've survived that long, but would be great if they managed a turnaround.

Horus




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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24815 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2617 times:

Horus, dont worry, they'll survive...
 Smile



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User currently offlineWhitehatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2616 times:

IT's been going on for a lot longer than 18 months.

Bad investments were just the start of it, plus the whole rebranding exercise didn't work as they hoped. Airtours expanded like crazy with loads of borrowed cash, and paid top dollar for a lot of assets which then got substantially devalued for various reasons.

The banks are just keeping it alive to try and get some of their cash back before it all tanks.


User currently offlineFLYtoEGCC From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 947 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2607 times:

Sorry if this has been mentioned before... according to this month's Airliner World, as part of a major cost-cutting drive, MYT are getting rid of their entire Boeing fleet (3 767-300s and 5 757s) and the remaining DC-10-30, shedding 500 staff in the process. This accounts for nearly a third of its fleet. Things must be looking bleak.


Come fly with me, let's fly, let's fly away...
User currently offlineCKT789 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2559 times:

Didn't Tim Jeans originally move to My Travel to head up Lite?

User currently offlineDiesel1 From UK - Wales, joined Mar 2001, 1635 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2535 times:

you got it CKT789...

He joined MyTravel from Ryanair

FLYtoEGCC - of course getting rid of aircraft and shrinking not expanding doesn't look good.
The move however makes sense as MyTravel will have less aircraft types in the fleet improving commonality and reducing maintenance costs etc..

They will also have less excess capacity for the quieter times of the year which will mean less need to lease aircraft out - so in general a more stable year round operation.

No doubt additional summer capacity (where needed) for the Airtours tour operator will come from chartering from other airlines - perhaps we'll see more examples of the arrangements in place with Air Scandic, Skyservice and Spanair at various UK airports this summer.



I don't like signatures...
User currently offlineTrident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2521 times:

Tim Jeans did originally go to MYT to head up their Lite division. However, last year he was promoted to be in charge of the entire aviation division.

User currently offlineDoorsToManual From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2486 times:

Perhaps he might make Monarch more attractive to those of us that frequent LCCs - at the moment, Monarch are rather expensive for an airline that classes itself as low-cost. I've heard their service is/has been pretty good, but they do seem to charge for it!

cheers


User currently onlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4265 posts, RR: 34
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2465 times:

I think Monarch had great value for money. In april I flew them BCN-MAN, had a delicious hot meal and free booze and a few drink rounds on board and that for only 55 GBP inclusive. I am sorry but it's not unlogical they started to charge for meals since, it was just too good to be true.


nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 60
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2368 times:

Hey Gkirk, I know its more likely they'll survive (and I want them to do it) but I hope they don't have to make any more siginificant cutbacks like their recent move to dispose of all the Boeing aircraft.

Horus




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