gilesdavies
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Thomas Cook Airlines And Their Reducing Fleet...?

Tue Dec 19, 2006 4:02 am

Please don't flame me about for asking this question as I don't know a great deal about TCX and their fleet.

The airline seems to be quite dramatically reducing their fleet and regularly reading how aircraft are being transferred to other airlines...

I have just read in anther thread TCX are switching an A320 to MyTravel and in Airliner World magazine this month it shows two 752's going to a new Mexican airline called Aladia. I have also read how Monarch have taken one or two A320's and First Choice Airlines have acquired a couple of 752's.

Also a few A320's were switched to Thomas Cook Airlines in Belguim a year or two ago.

I have read the Thomas Cook the tour operator has faired quite well compaired to other tour operators like First Choice and My Travel, and don't understand the huge reduction in their fleet. Airlines like ThomsonFly and Monarch have grown their fleets in recent years.

How does TCX's fleet compare today to how it was 2-3 years ago?

[Edited 2006-12-18 20:03:09]
 
bmibaby737
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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines And Their Reducing Fleet...?

Tue Dec 19, 2006 4:19 am

G-JMCE is *leased* to Aladia, and so still in the TCX fleet.
G-BXKC is *leased* to USA3000 for the winter season
G-TCKE is *leased* to Condor as of March 06.
G-OJMB is *leased* to Garuda for the Hadj season

G-BXKB was returned to it's lessor, and onward lease to MyTravel.
G-TCBA is a new addition, previously First Choice G-OOOY.

Information from Jethros, the UK's full fleet listings website...

http://www.jethros.i12.com/fleets/fl..._listings/thomas_cook_airlines.htm

Bmi
 
by738
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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines And Their Reducing Fleet...?

Tue Dec 19, 2006 4:32 am

Havent they just got a brand new A330 ?
 
jetset7e7
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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines And Their Reducing Fleet...?

Tue Dec 19, 2006 4:47 am

Quoting Gilesdavies (Thread starter):
I have also read how Monarch have taken one or two A320's and First Choice Airlines have acquired a couple of 752's.

Monarch aren't after any A320's especially from TCX. To get 3 A321's from bmi by summer 2007. If anything the 757's would be coming from the other direction from FCA.

Mark
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airbusA346
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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines And Their Reducing Fleet...?

Tue Dec 19, 2006 5:20 am

Quoting BY738 (Reply 2):

Yes - It is new from Airbus, reged as G-TCXA.

Tom.
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Candid76
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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines And Their Reducing Fleet...?

Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:31 pm

Quoting BmiBaby737 (Reply 1):
G-BXKB was returned to it's lessor, and onward lease to MyTravel

Pity nobody told Thomas Cook then, considering it's operating a Santa flight from/to KAO from MAN today as TCX183H!
 
David_itl
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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines And Their Reducing Fleet...?

Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:34 pm

Didn't BXKB come to MAN for maintenance? Anyway, shouldn't we be looking at the TK A330?
 
jetset7e7
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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines And Their Reducing Fleet...?

Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:29 am

Quoting Candid76 (Reply 5):
Quoting BmiBaby737 (Reply 1):
G-BXKB was returned to it's lessor, and onward lease to MyTravel

Pity nobody told Thomas Cook then, considering it's operating a Santa flight from/to KAO from MAN today as TCX183H!

Hasn't left the fleet just yet....

Mark
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bmibaby737
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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines And Their Reducing Fleet...?

Wed Dec 20, 2006 4:50 am

Sorry! It's going *to* return to the lessor, hasn't just yet...

Quoting Candid76 (Reply 5):
Pity nobody told Thomas Cook then, considering it's operating a Santa flight from/to KAO from MAN today as TCX183H!

Bmi
 
Candid76
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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines And Their Reducing Fleet...?

Wed Dec 20, 2006 8:46 pm

Quoting David_itl (Reply 6):
Anyway, shouldn't we be looking at the TK A330?

Wrong one, most people have seen JNA including me! The first two Wizz Air A320s were yesterday's star visitors.