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AntonioMartin
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Is Jet2 operating air tankers??

Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:43 am

 
richcandy
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Re: Is Jet2 operating air tankers??

Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:49 am

Airtanker operate some passenger flights for the RAF. The aircraft in the photo is owned by airtanker and has 327 seats. I guess its being operated for Jet2 at the moment.
 
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Re: Is Jet2 operating air tankers??

Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:51 am

Air Tanker operates 767s which last summer were painted in Jet2 livery and operated between Manchester in the UK and various beach destinations around the Mediterranean. In less peaceful times the aircraft can be painted grey (and seats removed) and used to refuel military aircraft. Apart from a different logo on the passenger safety card, there was very little different in the passenger experience from a normal Jet2 flight - usual Jet2 branding, normal Jet2 seats, overpriced drinks/snacks, etc...

Typically, when there is large scale fighting going on, demand for leisure travel declines dramatically. The RAF saves money by not needing to pay for aircraft that would spend a large amount of time on the ground when there is no fighting going on
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armadillomaster
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Re: Is Jet2 operating air tankers??

Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:56 am

davidjohnson6 wrote:
Air Tanker operates 767s which last summer were painted in Jet2 livery, but in less peaceful times can be painted grey instead (and seats removed) and used to refuel military aircraft. Apart from a different logo on the passenger safety card, there was very little different in the passenger experience from a normal Jet2 flight - usual Jet2 branding, normal Jet2 seats, etc...

Typically, when there is large scale fighting going on, demand for leisure travel declines dramatically. The RAF saves money by not needing to pay for aircraft that would spend a large amount of time on the ground when there is no fighting going on


You mean the A330?

But yeh they lease them out to operators for the summer season. Good business.

Jet2 use the larger A330's on the dense routes (Palma, Alicante, Canaries)
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Re: Is Jet2 operating air tankers??

Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:57 am

richcandy wrote:
Airtanker operate some passenger flights for the RAF. The aircraft in the photo is owned by airtanker and has 327 seats. I guess its being operated for Jet2 at the moment.

Thanks!
 
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Re: Is Jet2 operating air tankers??

Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:58 am

armadillomaster wrote:
davidjohnson6 wrote:
Air Tanker operates 767s which last summer were painted in Jet2 livery, but in less peaceful times can be painted grey instead (and seats removed) and used to refuel military aircraft. Apart from a different logo on the passenger safety card, there was very little different in the passenger experience from a normal Jet2 flight - usual Jet2 branding, normal Jet2 seats, etc...

Typically, when there is large scale fighting going on, demand for leisure travel declines dramatically. The RAF saves money by not needing to pay for aircraft that would spend a large amount of time on the ground when there is no fighting going on


You mean the A330?

But yeh they lease them out to operators for the summer season. Good business.

Jet2 use the larger A330's on the dense routes (Palma, Alicante, Canaries)

Thanks!
 
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Re: Is Jet2 operating air tankers??

Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:11 am

I believe Jet2 signed an extended lease with them last year. They were going to be painted in the full livery and opeeate for Jet2 year round. In Summer they're mainly used for Spain/Canaries and in the Winter the seasonal service to NYC. Can't find a link so you'll have to go by my word alone!! Hopefully someone else can prove me right/wrong.
 
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Re: Is Jet2 operating air tankers??

Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:57 am

They’ve been sent back to AirTanker, I was meant to be flying on one again last Saturday but our flight was switched to a 737-800 and then switched to Jet2’s new A321 after they cancelled another flight and moved it onto ours.

davidjohnson6 wrote:
Air Tanker operates 767s which last summer were painted in Jet2 livery and operated between Manchester in the UK and various beach destinations around the Mediterranean. In less peaceful times the aircraft can be painted grey (and seats removed) and used to refuel military aircraft. Apart from a different logo on the passenger safety card, there was very little different in the passenger experience from a normal Jet2 flight - usual Jet2 branding, normal Jet2 seats, overpriced drinks/snacks, etc...

Typically, when there is large scale fighting going on, demand for leisure travel declines dramatically. The RAF saves money by not needing to pay for aircraft that would spend a large amount of time on the ground when there is no fighting going on


Those are A330-200’s, I flew on G-VYGL last summer.
B752 B753 A332 A321 B738
 
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Re: Is Jet2 operating air tankers??

Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:22 am

AntonioMartin wrote:


Check out this trip report by Austrian YouTube channel "Simply Aviation" of the Jet2 Tanker aircraft flying from Manchester to Palma.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CO5eYaAW2AQ
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Re: Is Jet2 operating air tankers??

Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:38 am

Airtanker have in the past also leased surplus A330 aircraft out to Thomas Cook and Tui. Recent Jet2 leases have seen the aircraft fuselage sprayed white, but retaining the military grey wing surfaces.
 
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Re: Is Jet2 operating air tankers??

Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:37 am

Jet2 have leased an A330 for the Peak Summer season for several years. Last year they leased two, GL and GM and this Summer were meant to lease three. Last Winter one of the aircraft stayed over Chirstmas and operated some of their New York flights.

This years Summer leases were cancelled before summer started.

Aircraft are operated by Air Tanker Pilots, and Jet2 cabin crew and have Jet2 seats on board and the aircraft were in the partial Jet2 white livery per the picture.

As for the future.. anyone's guess but as Jet2 publicly stated yesterday a reduction in fleet for 2021 I imagine many of the third party leases (Titan/Hi Fly/Smartlynx/Air Europa/Air Tanker etc) will take a while to return.

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