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Easyjet Looking At Buying Jet2  
User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5928 times:

I been speaking to a captain at easyJet today and he told me easyJet are in talks to buy Jet2 and take over current Jet2 routes

Glenn


http://www.glenneldridgeaviation.com
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User currently offlineVivaGunners From Italy, joined Oct 2000, 363 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5893 times:

I've never flown with Easyjet so far, but I did that with Jet2.com several times and they are good, I would not like this takeover,
hope it will not really happen!

regards



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User currently offlineEuropean From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5863 times:

Hi

I too hope Easyjet don't buy Jet2, As If they did, I could see the Belfast-Bournemouth route closed.

Before Easyjet started operations, they flew a aircraft to Bournemouth to see if they wanted to fly here, and they apperently said they didn't because the terminal was tiny, Why would there views change now?

Sure It would be a nice change to see Easyjet at Bournemouth, but I don't see that happening.

Does anyone have any proper information on this? (Not doubting you Glenn)

Jimmi


User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5827 times:

Quoting European (Reply 2):
Does anyone have any proper information on this? (Not doubting you Glenn)

Jimmi at the moment all I know is that we are looking into buying Jet2 and will be basing 4 737s at MAN and 3 737s at LBA, as soon as I know anymore, ill post it here.

Glenn



http://www.glenneldridgeaviation.com
User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5808 times:

I hope this is untrue. Jet2 offers a fare better product with allocated seating and the like. I wouldnt fly EasyJet but I would fly Jet2.

User currently offlineCRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2171 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5755 times:
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Well, there have been lots of reports in the media lately about the overcapacity of LCCs in Europe and that consolidations and mergers will be the next big thing to happen in the aviation industry. Perhaps this is where it begins...


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User currently offlineDsa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5739 times:

Hope this does not happen, it is nice to have an easy free yorkshire region!!! It's nice to have a variation in which budget airline you fly with!!!

User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5729 times:

Hope this doesn't happen, sick of the site of orange!

Quoting European (Reply 2):
As If they did, I could see the Belfast-Bournemouth route closed.

The the actual scheduled flights would go down to a big 0 Wink

Sam biggrin 



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User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5727 times:

Quoting European (Reply 2):
I could see the Belfast-Bournemouth route closed.

Isn't that a good thing??  Wink


User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 45
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5695 times:

Quoting EZYAirbus (Reply 3):
all I know is that we are looking into buying Jet2 and will be basing 4 737s at MAN and 3 737s at LBA,

3 aircraft based at LBA? Considering LS currently base 9 733's at LBA then that would be a huge cut in services. Sorry Glenn, but U2 can get lost!



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User currently offlineEuropean From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5502 times:

Quoting Pilot kaz (Reply 8):
Isn't that a good thing??

And why would that be kaz?

Don't let the dig in to u Jet2! Fight Easyjet away!


User currently offlinePlaneSmart From New Zealand, joined Dec 2004, 870 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5464 times:

I'm sorry Glenn, I think you will find Jet2 has more the one suitor, and you will like the second one even less.

User currently offlineTrident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5387 times:

Well let's hope history doesn't repeat itself - remember when easyJet bought Go they took a quality product and turned it into orange crap. Sincerely hope they don't get a chance to do that to Jet2.

User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2729 posts, RR: 41
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5374 times:

Quoting EZYAirbus (Reply 3):
Jimmi at the moment all I know is that we are looking into buying Jet2 and will be basing 4 737s at MAN and 3 737s at LBA, as soon as I know anymore, ill post it here.

Would be an excellent move to take over the MAN routes......but isn't Jet2 owned by Channel Express? What abour Jet2's QC aircraft? Maybe we will see some EasyJet cargo services  Wink

Simon.



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User currently offlineCalAir From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 298 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5363 times:

I sincerely hope EasyJet dont get their paws on LS. Their flights from MAN to EDI are only a £1 when you go on the site, with £14 tax each way. £30 rtn? I cant see EZY doing that if they ship in. Also, I suspect the idea of 757's and transatlantic LCC would go straight out the window!


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User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2729 posts, RR: 41
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5361 times:

Quoting CalAir (Reply 14):
Their flights from MAN to EDI are only a £1 when you go on the site, with £14 tax each way. £30 rtn? I cant see EZY doing that if they ship in.

Why not? EasyJet offer flights for £30 if booked early enough.......



Simon - London-Aviation.com
User currently offlineCalAir From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 298 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5330 times:

Exactly, if booked early enough, on the 3rd day of the 4th month,when the moon is full and the tide is low and the captain's name is Bill and he's wearing blue underpants. As yet, unless you book WAY in advance, i'm yet to find the cheapest quoted fare with EZY. Im sure I will be proven wrong on this! But all the same, i've always found reasonable fares with WW and LS, relatively late in the day before date of travel.


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User currently offlineAerlingus330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 834 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5342 times:

Well...Its One sure way to get rid of the competition...If You can't beat them, Join them (Or take them over).
First GO now Jet2, what's next?...My Travel Light, BMI Baby.

Jimmi is right, it would be bad if the Belfast-Bournemouth route was closed. Not just bad for Bournemouth, but for Belfast Intl. Which means the Belfast- Prague route may be closed. I'm sick of seeing the Orange EasyJet colours at Belfast Intl (What is it now 75% of All Flights). Jet2, My Travel ect are a change and nice to see while at the airport, instead of the EasyJet 737s.



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User currently offlineRightWayUp From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5282 times:

Trident2e,
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Not sure I remember it as a quality product, but just a good ole Low cost op. (that had been propped up by Big Airways).
Unfortunately because the public want to fly on a bus service, the airlines will have to operate as such.


User currently offlineAirNZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5227 times:

Quoting Pilot kaz (Reply 8):
Isn't that a good thing??

Care to explain why??


User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8467 posts, RR: 55
Reply 20, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4890 times:
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I question why they would bother to be honest. U2 could apply for slots(if required) and launch service on the same routes as LS, but with cheaper prices to put them out of business.

Why bother buying them up at all?



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User currently offlineLJ From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4618 times:

Quoting CalAir (Reply 16):
i've always found reasonable fares with WW and LS, relatively late in the day before date of travel.

This is probably a very good indication on how well these airlines are doing at the moment. If you sell cheap fares close to departure than it doesn't look good.


Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 20):
I question why they would bother to be honest. U2 could apply for slots(if required) and launch service on the same routes as LS, but with cheaper prices to put them out of business.

Why bother buying them up at all?

If you buy them you don't need to allocate your own rescources to the routes. Moreover you prevent a costly war whereby the outcome is uncertain. In the end buying a competitor can be a quick and cheap way of getting less competition or enter a specific market.


User currently offlineVS747SPUR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 373 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4441 times:

Quoting PlaneSmart (Reply 11):
I'm sorry Glenn, I think you will find Jet2 has more the one suitor, and you will like the second one even less.

Hi, whose the second one ?



Fly DL
User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 26
Reply 23, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4209 times:

I get the horrible feeling it would be a certain airline who has an affinity for 'raping' aircraft manufacturers.


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User currently offlineSteve7E7 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 476 posts, RR: 51
Reply 24, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4121 times:

Sorry U2 but Jet2 know nothing of your interest in buying them out!!

I've just been speaking to a delightful member of their first class Yorkshire staff and have to report that the Jet2 rumour board is empty.

In any event,I doubt Phil Meeson will allow his baby to be taken out of Dart Group control in the foreseeable future.The Jet2 product brand in the North of England is one of the strongest around and a takeover by EasyJet would only alienate the regular pax base the airline has established.

Yorkshire is rightly proud of it's own airline,long may that continue.


25 A321fly : Its is my belief that this is an unfounded rumour.
26 PlaneSmart : Every business is for sale at the right price. New niche players will keep appearing, and the successful ones will be bought out. Think of two LCC's,
27 Planespotterx : I seriously hope its only a rumor and nothing more, nothing against Easyjet but I hope they never become a dominant LCC in the UK, the whole point of
28 WhiteHatter : Completely unfounded IMHO. Jet2 is part of the Channel Express - Dart Group setup. So how could Jet2 be successfully demerged and sold from those comp
29 Post contains images Pilot kaz : I got £25 RTN LTN-WAW within a few Weeks of departure.. Not what I would call WAY in advance but still a very good offer... Care to take a joke??
30 PMN : Well said! I'm a semi-regular flier with JET2, and although I have nothing against Easyjet I find JET2's quality of service higher than that of Easyj
31 EZYAirbus : At the moment it is a rumour floating around work that everyone is talking about you got that ticket in the xmas sale!
32 Post contains images A340600 : I'm sorry, as much as I don't want EZY to take over LS, they are an extremely good airline, not orange crap. Well, I got LGW-ORK-LGW rtn. for £20inc
33 Post contains images Pilot kaz : May I ask... Do you yourself work for Easyjet? Easyjet are a excellent airline.. Cheap fares (in and out of sales ) friendly staff... On time... Nice
34 Cornish : Yep its definitely morecomplicatd than the Go buy-out, but nobody seems to have thought that perhaps this couldhave an Icelandic element to it. They
35 Flygaz : Really hope Jet2 is not sold to easyJet. I fly with Jet2 weekly to Gatwick and they provide a great service for a LCC. Has Jet2 ever mentioned they ac
36 Jetset7E7 : It would make an easy way into Manchester for EasyJet if this happened. EasyJet have been looking at Manchester for a while now. I hope it does happen
37 Aerlingus330 : Anyone when this "Takeover" might take place...Months? AerLingus330
38 European : Hi Does no one know anything about this now???? Jimmi
39 Suzukiraider : I spoke to Phil Meeson a few Weeks ago and asked how Jet2 were doing his reply was "very well" he seamed very happy with it. Channel Express does not
40 Post contains images Capital146 : The annoucement this week on the new LBA-TFS service from October doesn't sound like a carrier about to sell out either. Expect more route announcemen
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