Aviation news analysis
50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Jet2 throws down gauntlet to Ryanair with new planes at Stansted

Download: Printable PDF Date: 22 Sep 2016 05:32 category:
Publisher:
Jet2 throws down gauntlet to Ryanair with new planes at Stansted - Airlines publisher
Krista Kuznecova
Country: United Kingdom Aircraft: Airplanes
Source: Bloomberg

The British discount airline Jet2, based in Yorkshire in the north of England, will station six new Boeing 737-800 jetliners at London Stansted airport, opening its first base outside the region and taking on Ryanair in its own backyard.

The move will see Jet2 serve 21 European leisure destinations, with the first flights commencing March 30, putting it on a par with easyJet, the Leeds-Bradford airport-based carrier said on Wednesday.

Jet2, a unit of Dart Group, last year placed an order for 30 737-800s with a list price of US$2.9 billion, the first of which arrived this month. The carrier operated a fleet 63 planes this summer, comprising 737s and long-range 757s.

Stansted becomes the ninth base for Jet2, which has previously operated from locations such as Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle upon Tyne. Dublin-based Ryanair, for which Stansted is the main hub, has said it will deploy 50 jets due for delivery this year to markets outside the United Kingdom in light of an anticipated travel slump following Britain’s vote to quit the European Union.

Dart shares have declined this year to 28 per cent, reducing the company’s market value to £625 million (Dh2.97bn) .

Jet2 throws down gauntlet to Ryanair with new planes at Stansted



Loading comments for Jet2 throws down gauntlet to Ryanair with new planes at Stansted...


Recommended

Safran inaugurates a new nacelle integration plant for the Airbus A320neo in Hamburg

The new Safran Nacelles plant, dedicated to the integration of the engine nacelle on the Airbus A320neo, was inaugurated today by Philippe Petitcolin, Safran Chief Executive Officer, in a ceremony als...

Airbus exhibits ACJ319 at NBAA show

Highlights full-size living space in a private jet Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) is displaying an ACJ319 at the NBAA[1] show, highlighting the full-size living space on offer. Operated by K5 Aviation...

Industry leader to host Flight Planning, Runway Analysis and Weight&Balance Demonstrations at NBAA

Aircraft Performance Group (APG), the industry leader in flight performance solutions for corporate flight operations, will host demonstrations of its newly launched iPreFlight GEN...

Kopter SH09 displayed in new customer livery at Helitech 2018

Kopter Group is pleased to present its SH09 single-turbine helicopter on the occasion of the 2018 Helitech Exhibition in Amsterdam, to be held from 16th to 18th October. For the event, P1 (Prototyp...