kl911
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Thomas Cook Grounds All 757-200's

Mon Sep 29, 2003 5:59 am

Due to financial problems caused by the war in Iraq and the SARS outbreak, Thomas Cook has decided to implement cost-cutting measures that include grounding all of it's 757-200's.
The company said the number of holidaymakers taking trips had fallen 9 per cent in the third quarter compared with the same period the previous year.

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http://news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1059480166776&p=1012571727310
 
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RE: Thomas Cook Grounds All 757-200's

Mon Sep 29, 2003 6:05 am

Just to add this is Thomas Cook in Germany i.e. condor and not the UK Thomas cook
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RE: Thomas Cook Grounds All 757-200's

Mon Sep 29, 2003 6:10 am

This is bad news. I really hopes airtravel picks up in the holiday market too.

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kl911
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RE: Thomas Cook Grounds All 757-200's

Mon Sep 29, 2003 6:10 am

ManchesterMAN,

True, it's the German part of the company. Forgot to mention that, sorry.
 
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RE: Thomas Cook Grounds All 757-200's

Mon Sep 29, 2003 6:27 am

I thought it was just the 757-300's that were getting grounded. Wont leave Thomas Cook Condor with much if they ground all their 757's.
 
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RE: Thomas Cook Grounds All 757-200's

Mon Sep 29, 2003 6:35 am

but they´re already thinking of a replacement type, that´s what´s stated by numerous officials in the media. they´re not only looking into replacing the 763s, which still seems to be far down the road, but also considering a type to fill the gap between the A320s and the 757-300s, with mainly the A321s and 737s being considered.

in the recent months, Condor has operated lots of flight to CMB, MLE and other destinations with 752s making a stop at SHJ, and they will do so again this winter. in addition, those birds have also been operating to a few other medium haul destinations (DKR, BJL, SID) that i´m not sure if they could be served by its 753s. no A320/321 could make it, so i wonder how they gonna handle those thin medium haul routes.

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RE: Thomas Cook Grounds All 757-200's

Mon Sep 29, 2003 8:35 am

This sounds as though the remaining 753's will remain in service.
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johnnybgoode
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RE: Thomas Cook Grounds All 757-200's

Mon Sep 29, 2003 3:26 pm

afaik, all 753s will remain in service. some are currently grounded or leased out, but they will not be grounded indefinitely or sold off. although the aircraft offers much more seats than the 752, it seat mile costs are much lower.

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RE: Thomas Cook Grounds All 757-200's

Mon Sep 29, 2003 7:24 pm

From what I have read and was told, the 753 offers, despite being difficult to fill during winter, such great seat-mile-costs during the summer season that this slight disadvantage is more than offset during the peak season.

Also, they are much younger, are a little quieter (due to their RB211 engines; DE's 752 have the PW2000), and it would probably have been more difficult to find customers for the oddball 753 than for the rather common 752.

I found it quite interesting to hear that DE will center their fleet size around the winter demand. The additional peak demand in summer will be fulfilled by using equipment from other, mainly Thomas-Cook-internal, sources (e.g. XQ).
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RE: Thomas Cook Grounds All 757-200's

Mon Sep 29, 2003 8:03 pm

The reason I heard for keeping the B753 is simply because the B752 sells much better in the market than the B753.

It was calculated that selling a B753 was much more difficult than selling a B752, and the price they would get for a B753 would be lower also.

Anybody can back this up with a press release or so please?

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RE: Thomas Cook Grounds All 757-200's

Tue Sep 30, 2003 3:51 am

Hi,
check http://www.fvw.com/index.cfm?ID=35727
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