Nickd92 wrote:Boeing74741R wrote:1989worstyear wrote:As I said earlier - goodbye to the last scheduled pax 757 and 767 service in Europe.
Jet2 still have 757's. They're getting rid of 3 this year at the end of the summer season, but the other 5 look set to continue in service for a bit longer.
There will be 8 in service. Not 5. 11 757 currently, 3 removed = 8.
Oh and whilst we are on the subject of Jet2 you need to look at their history. They've got to where they are by not buying airlines, investing in airlines that are failing, but rather letting them fail so that they can pick up the slack. XL Airways, Fly Globespan, BMI Baby, Monarch. I doubt they'll pick up a vested interest in Thomas Cook when they could just let them go and pick up the slack themselves without any of the risk.
That was a typo on my part - serves me right for not proofreading before clicking 'Submit'!
I agree with your analysis about Jet2. They have organically grown since their inception and have become a serious player in the markets they serve, particularly the holiday routes where they also have Jet2Holidays taking market share from the long-established players and can claim to be a true nationwide player if they ever choose to open a base in SW England/Wales having initially focused their business and expansion in Northern England, Northern Ireland and Scotland. This is a testament to their strategy and their success speaks for itself. I for one haven't had a bad experience flying with Jet2.
I also don't think they will swoop in for Thomas Cook and would probably prefer to pick up the slack on their own terms if it became available both in terms of seats and package holidays.Then again, some folk thought they would never buy brand new planes until they placed the order with Boeing a few years ago for some end-of-the-line 737-800's, so time will tell. My comments about Jet2 was in response to 1989worstyear's claim that Thomas Cook Group's demise from the skies (if it came to that) would automatically mean the end of 757/767 flying across Europe when in fact Jet2 still have 757's in their fleet.