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When Will Jet2 Regenerate Their Fleet?  
User currently offlineabrown532 From UK - Northern Ireland, joined Feb 2008, 151 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 8549 times:

Jet2's fleet is really starting to show it's age, what with 737s, alot of which are over 25 years old, when will they start to replace these ancient birds in favour of more modern equipment?

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User currently onlineBasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1309 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 8333 times:

Quoting abrown532 (Thread starter):
Jet2's fleet is really starting to show it's age, what with 737s, alot of which are over 25 years old, when will they start to replace these ancient birds in favour of more modern equipment?

They might be over 25 years old but the cabins are brand-new and the whole fleet is being re-painted as we speak. There's a lot of life left in these birds, so they won't go any time soon.



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User currently offlinezkojq From New Zealand, joined Sep 2011, 1131 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 8309 times:

Well they have added 4 Boeing 737-800s to their fleet in recent years. Registrations are G-GDFC, G-GDFD, G-GDFF and G-GDFJ. I assume more will slowly be added to the fleet.


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User currently onlineBasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1309 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 8278 times:

Quoting zkojq (Reply 2):
I assume more will slowly be added to the fleet.

Only if cheap and relatively old frames are available, because they're still way more expensive when compared to the 733's and 752's, hence why the 738's are leased and the rest of the fleet is owned by the airline. One more 733 and one more 752 will join the fleet later this month by the way.



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User currently offlineabrown532 From UK - Northern Ireland, joined Feb 2008, 151 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 7886 times:

Quoting BasilFawlty (Reply 1):
the whole fleet is being re-painted as we speak.

I sure hope G-GDFE is one of those to be repainted!


User currently offlineHullCitySpotter From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2012, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7610 times:

Quoting BasilFawlty (Reply 3):

R.E. the fleet updates, there are actually 2 733's due in. G-GDFH is due at Bournemouth being painted and I'm sure is due at LBA soon for cabin outfitting; and the ex OO-VEG of SN will become G-GDFL; LS's first 733 with winglets.

Quoting abrown532 (Thread starter):

As for this; I flew LBA - JER - EMA a few weeks ago, with LS on the way there and WW on the return. I flew out with G-GDFB and the aircraft was flawless. Seats were tidy and comfortable, cabin was extremely well presented; and that a/c is 20 and a half years ago... it looked brand new!

Compare that with G-OBMP of WW, who's first flight was exactly a month before "FB" (same age virtually) with looked limp, the seats were torn etc. and the plane looked aged. I know WW are heading out of business, but compared to Jet2 it was shocking.

IF LS maintains for their G-CEL* 733s for the next 3/4 years they'll be ok, but newer 733's are coming on the market, so as far as I'm concerned, if maintained to the same standard as the GDF* 733's they'll be fine.


User currently offlineabrown532 From UK - Northern Ireland, joined Feb 2008, 151 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7582 times:

It's just that G-GDFE is showing it's age on the interior, especially with being a 737QC

User currently offlineTCX69K From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2012, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 7072 times:
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The whole fleet is being re-painted as we speak.

Please tell me not into that hideous Jet2holidays.com livery?!

    


User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4293 posts, RR: 36
Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 6982 times:

They follow the model of their American friends Allegiant Air; the chore type is an older airplane which they can still operate reasonably well, it's not like they still have Boeing 720s. Fuel use per passenger is on the high side but the good thing is low aquistion/rent costs and they can park the planes on days and periods when they can't fill them up profitably. A different model then easyJet and Ryanair which try to squeeze out max hours on their newer fleets.
Of course both Allegiant and Jet2 look forward what to do when their fleet really starts to fall apart, Jet2 will eventually buy more 738s when airlines like Transavia, Ryanair, Air Berlin start to withdraw cheaper 12 year or older models en masse and these prices drop, so far even 1999 built 738s are still quite expensive. I see Jet2 still pick up a few newer 737-300s in the next 2 years but then start to switch to 738s to slowly roll over to NGs til 2020. Maybe a few cheaper 73Gs as well.



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