|Quoting APYu (Reply 2):|
the next 2 TUI Group Deliveries will be to other airlines in the group with 2 more arriving to TOM early next year
|Quoting mauriceb (Reply 7):|
Overall we will see a significant reduction in the amount of longhaul ac's in the Tui group. This is due to the fact that they expect to be able to do more rotations a week with the 787 compared to the 767's
|Quoting planesailing (Reply 12):|
Good luck to whoever takes on LA and LO! Used to cause numerous issues with their dispatch reliability!
|Quoting psimpson (Reply 9):|
What is the position regarding B767-300 PH-OYI which i believe is now back with Thomson?
Is this aircraft returning to Thomson off lease from ARKEFLY, or will it return to ARKEFLY after winter 2013/14 program.
|Quoting APYu (Reply 8):|
I'm not sure how they can do more rotations in a week with a 787. It is after all still an aircraft and not a time machine.
|Quoting Crosswind (Reply 13):|
I suspect G-OBYF/G/H will stay around for a while, but relegated to short-haul and long-haul backup duties. They wouldn't be in the process of being repainted if they were not staying.
|Quoting gilesdavies (Thread starter):|
Also while on the subject of the 787, what does the future hold for Long Haul ops out of Bristol? From what I understand there were issues with the airports short 6000ft runway, as the STOL capability of the new aircraft hasn't lived up to what Boeing promised in the early days and also issues with the aircrafts far larger wingspan being accomodated at the airport. (More than happy to be corrected if this is not the case.)
|Quoting Boeing74741R (Reply 17):|
Aren't these aircraft in a different configuration to the 767s used on the long-hauls pre-787 deliveries? I know G-OBYF was in a single configuration way back in 2006 and used on short-hauls, though I accept things could have changed since then.
|Quoting tomkell92 (Reply 19):|
The first Choice 767-300's (G-OOBK, BL, BM, and G-DBLA) are configured to 63 Premium class seats at around 36" seat pitch, and 195 Economy seats at around 33" seat pitch - totalling 258 seats. These aircraft currently operate long haul services from Manchester and London Gatwick, with G-DBLA usually operating as the transfer aircraft that operates from Glasgow, Birmingham, Bristol and Newcastle.
|Quoting tomkell92 (Reply 19):|
The B767-300's that are the former Thomsonfly aircraft (G-OBYF, OBYG, OBYH) are configured to 328 seats at around 32" seat pitch and are used for short haul routes. Only YG and YH are in the new colours, as YF as leaving the fleet soon. Don't be surprised to see either YG or YH operate long haul from time to time to replace the other B763's if needed.
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