HighLifeBoy From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 14 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1610 times:
I hear a rumour that Jet2 are looking at 757's to add to there fleet of already owned 737's. I hear they are looking at Greek Islands, Canaries and Cyprus and there are even talks of Transatlantic like Zoom.
Any more news????
Capital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 49 Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1592 times:
I've also heard that they have arranged to purchase 2 x B757's. The theory, if true and if you believe it, is that both will be LBA based and that one aircraft is to be used on a soon to be announced 4 x weekly service to TFS and then used on "potentially" new services to PFO/LCA/LPA, etc, whilst the other aircraft would be used on existing trunk routes to AGP and ALC.
Not heard anything about transatlantic, but apparrantly Jet2 are more keen to expand from LBA rather than MAN due to profit margins.
Capital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 49 Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1556 times:
From comments on another forum (but cannot confirm myself) it appears that LS are really struggling from MAN on LGW, EDI and BUD at present. I've even heard that MAN-LGW is in serious danger of being dropped when the winter timetable gets revealed in a couple of months time.
The overall story I have heard of Jet2 at MAN is that some routes could be dropped (not unexpected at a new base, BGY was dropped from LBA after its first season).
ScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2383 posts, RR: 9 Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1540 times:
I have never understood why they started EDI-MAN, especially with bmi and BA already on the route by air, plus the rail and road links. It's always struck me as a route just so the aircraft has something to do during the day before it does the Channex work from EDI at night, before the route it started all the aircraft was doing was day-stopping, and occasionally some work for other airlines such as Flyglobespan.
Capital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 49 Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1520 times:
So maybe they should send it to LBA from EDI given that the bmi regional flights on those ERJ-145's are always packed (since they phased the F100 off the route) and that GNER only offer one daily direct return by train (or they did last year at least).
ScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2383 posts, RR: 9 Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1463 times:
I agree. It's not the easiest of places to get to by road, and there is only bmi RJs on the route by air currently, so if it has to be one of the other Jet2 bases, it would be better off to LBA I think.
Planesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4088 posts, RR: 13 Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1442 times:
Gatwick-Manchester better not cease before June, as i'm flying it then . To be honest i couldn't see it working too well, as it's mainly a business route and low fares are only going to attract leisure travellers.
Capital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 49 Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1428 times:
Quoting RobK (Reply 7): Bring back Capital, that's what I say !!
RobK, a man after my own heart i think!
Capital were perhaps the first airline to show the potential of LBA and if it were not for their parent company going prematurely into liquidation, then who knows what could have happenned! I like to think that LS are doing now what BZ would have done if they had still been around.
WhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1231 times:
Word I have heard is that Jet2 might cut back on MAN-LGW rather than replace it altogether or reduce their presence. The afternoon departure seems to do well. Maybe a reduction to 2xdaily from 3xdaily and a retiming.
EDI is not a survivor as they don't have the connecting traffic or corporate account business that BA and BD have. Being a third player on that route won't make them rich.
As for the 757s, another whisper was about two that Thomsonfly may release from the Britannia fleet.
Capital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 49 Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1222 times:
Hmm, not sure if you'll get a leased 'TF' aircraft or not Cxsjr. LBA is my specialised subject! If you do get a 'normal' LS aircraft then you'll be greeted by friendly local crew and a leather seating layout in light-grey upholstory (very nice it looks too!). Lucky you escaping to ALC, any space to stowe me in your luggage??!!
Cxsjr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1210 times:
You're welcome to come along if you wish... the more the merrier! Me and a couple of mates are of to a friends villa near ALC. As for the TF ship, it seems like it's always just arriving or leaving MAN whenever I'm there of late.
CalAir From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 298 posts, RR: 1 Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1014 times:
Great! If an LCC were to fly say MAN-JFK, they would make some serious money, not to mention MAN- SFB in the summer. They would have to provide IFE though, chargable of course, I certainly wouldnt fancy 8 hours with 230 holiday makers and brats whinging about no film.
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