ScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2386 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2951 times:
Jet2 have 3 B733QC aircraft based at EDI. These do some pax flights during the day, but are kept very busy at night flying up and down the country operating the Royal Mail contract. The mail flights alone mean Jet2 can afford to have them sitting on the ground during the day, however during the summer they are kept pretty busy during the day aswell.
Planesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4140 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2934 times:
Remember that Jet2 and Channel Express do have a selection of cargo aircraft, so it's probably nothing out of the ordinary. The airline itself doesn't have the greatest utilisation rate of it's aircraft anyway, and at a relatively dead period at the end of the Summer season, having passenger aircraft doing very little wouldn't be all that worrying either.
As for the future, well next year they seem to be focusing more on leisure routes, and building up the Jet2holidays brand with flights to Corfu, Rhodes, Heraklion, Dalaman, Larnaca, Paphos, Sharm el Sheikh etc, as well as internal holiday destinations such as Newquay and Jersey. It's good to see them starting to put their 757-200s to better use.