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Leeds / Bradford Airport Forum | Jet2 aquire a B767
Boeing B767 328ER 27427 / 579 PRVAN (Jet2) Acquired Due Apr 10.
Due I/S May 10
15 years old. If it's going on the Florida run I'd expect it to operate off the Manchester base and do other bases, but Leeds with a full load might be a bit of a stretch. It could do shorter, high volume routes from LBA though.
BTW G-LSAD is in for paint at MAN soon, the white one.
I'd imagine they'll be getting winglets on it which will look nice
You trying to put them out of business
There is also a reason why newer 742s of BA with Rolls Royce engines have been cut up or stored.
737s and 757s are still a good economic proposition because their engines are fairly efficient. Old 747s are hopelessly inefficient. That's why there are so many getting the chop.
Crews can be type rated on the 757/767 and engineers can be qualified on both of those aircraft so it make sense. If they got a 747 they'd need a whole new set of pilots, cabin crew, engineers and spare parts for the aircraft which would cost too much. The fuel burn on classic 747s is hideously inefficient so with Jet2s pricing structure I doubt they'd be making much, if any, profit.
Just look what happened to chav city direct / XL
The likes of 747's and 777's work better on airlines which offer premium products suich as business class where they can make more money and make them aircraft earn there money.Its a big difference between a Â£350 economy fare compared to a Â£1500 business class fare for example.
Those 747s though were utter dogs. Corsair are the only all-Y firm to make money using the 747, as they pack it to the effing rafters and then add even more seats until the thing is bulging. However even they have moved on to newer 747-400s they got cheap when United went into rehab.
If I'm not mistaken the XL 743s were old Corsair ones too.
For the record I flew TravelCityDirect (as they prefered to be known!) on their 747-200 (TF-ABA), was a great flight, on time, lovely crew and my first trip on a jumbo. Unfortunately I think I was one of the lucky ones!
Jet2 76W, that's gonna be one sweet looking bird. So have they officially announced SFB/CUN from MAN this summer?
No. Not yet anyway, I think they need to do the ETOPS stuff again then market the service. It'll probably schlep around Sharm and places like that at first subbing for 757s before they start putting it out over water for the winter season. That would give them time to source another one too as well as train up their crews.
They have been advertising for 767 ticketed crews recently so it was a case of when and not if they took on the 767.
PR Boeing B767-300 Proposed acquisition canx due Varig a/c unsuitable. No Sum 10 B767 operation
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