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SmartLynx to lease Airbus A321 YL-LCV to Jet2.com in summer 2018

SmartLynx has issued this statement:

In December 2017 SmartLynx signed a long-term damp lease agreement for 2018 with Jet2.com.

According to the agreement between SmartLynx Airlines Ltd. and Jet2.com, SmartLynx will damp lease one 220-seat Airbus A321-200 with Latvian registration mark of YL-LCV (msn 2216) to Jet2.com from May 15, 2018 until October 31, 2018. The aircraft will operate from the base in Birmingham Airport (BHX), UK.

Smartlynx took delivery of YL-LCV on December 15, 2017 from Macquarie Airfinance Acquisitions Ltd. (Ireland).

Aircraft will fly to holiday destinations such as Rhodes, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Larnaca, Palma de Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, Malaga, Fuerteventura etc.

SmartLynx had a successful collaboration with Jet2.com in 2017.

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Jet2 orders three additional Boeing 737-800s

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Jet2-Jet2.com (Leeds/Bradford) has finalized an order for three Next Generation 737-800s, valued at $288 million at current list prices.

Jet2.com previously ordered 27 Next Generation 737-800s in September 2015 and operates an all-Boeing fleet of more than 60 airplanes.

Jet2.com is a subsidiary of Dart Group PLC, a UK Aim listed Leisure Travel and Distribution & Logistics Group. The Company commenced commercial aircraft operations in 1983 and passenger flights to sun destinations from Leeds-Bradford Airport in 2003.

Jet2.com now flies over three million customers each year through a combination of package holidays and flight only services to 55 destinations across 364 holiday resorts from seven Northern departure bases.

The newer Boeing 737s will help the carrier retire its Boeing 737-300 Classic fleet.

Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com.  Boeing 737-86Q WL G-GDFY (msn 30278) with “Great flight times” sub-titles approaches the runway at the resort island of Tenerife at Tenerife Sur (South) Airport.

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Jet2 and Boeing finalize an order for 27 Boeing 737-800s

Jet2 (Jet2.com) (Leeds/Bradford) and Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston)  have finalized an order for 27 Next-Generation 737-800s, valued at approximately $2.6 billion at current list prices.

Jet2.com currently operates an all-Boeing fleet of nearly 60 aircraft; however, this is the organization’s first direct Boeing order.

The new aircraft are expected to replace the older Boeing 737-300s.

The aircraft will be used to take the company’s package holiday and flight only customers to leisure destinations in the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands and also to a combination of exciting European leisure cities.

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Jet2.com is a subsidiary of Dart Group PLC, a UK Aim listed Leisure Travel and Distribution and Logistics Group.

The Company commenced commercial aircraft operations in 1983 and passenger flights to sun destinations from Leeds-Bradford Airport in 2003.

Jet2.com now flies over 3 million customers each year through a combination of package holidays and flight only services to 55 destinations across 364 holiday resorts from 7 Northern departure bases.

Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8Z9 WL G-GDFR (msn 30421) with “Great flight times” sub-titles departs from Tenerife Sur.

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Jet2 issues this statement on the rise of disruptive passenger behavior, calls for industry-wide measures

Jet2 (Jet2.com) (Leeds/Bradford) has issued this statement concerning the rise of disruptive passenger behavior:

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As the summer holiday season moves into full swing, the UK’s largest holiday companies are reporting a record double figure rise in disruptive passenger behavior. As a result, leading leisure airline Jet2.com, along with some of the UK’s biggest travel operators, is calling for industry-wide measures to tackle what has become a serious problem for the travel sector.

Phil Ward, Managing Director of Jet2.com said, “We are a family airline and holiday company carrying millions of passengers every year. These are people who have chosen to take their well-earned summer breaks with us and we want them to have a wonderful time. Therefore, under no circumstances will we allow the disruptive few to spoil the experience for the majority of the fantastic customers that fly with us.”

Jet2.com is working closely with other high profile holiday companies, industry bodies such as BATA (British Air Transport Association), the AOA (Airport Operators Association) and the UK’s leading airports, to put in place a series of comprehensive measures to tackle disruptive conduct associated with air travel.

Over the past two years, unruly and disorderly behavior often linked to excessive alcohol consumption prior to embarkation has risen drastically on-board aircraft. Cabin crew increasingly have to deal with people displaying abusive, racist and often noisy and aggressive conduct, causing misery and disruption for other passengers nearby.

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Jet2.com has already put in place a series of measures under its ‘Onboard Together’ program, to educate passengers about the effects of alcohol at high altitude, and to outline its policies. It has empowered its staff to take decisions quickly regarding disruptive passengers including verbal and written warnings and, ultimately, the ability to divert the aircraft to the nearest airport to off-load particularly offensive people before flying remaining passengers onto their holiday destination. Measures also include banning disruptive passengers for life, handing them over to the police, issuing a bill for the cost of the diversion and taking legal action, post travel.

Jet2.com, along with its fellow operators, has also written to the Secretary of State for Transport, urging more decisive action from the government to help them enforce new policies to ensure unpleasant and disruptive behaviour during air travel is eradicated.

Continues Phil Ward, “By far and away the majority of the travelling public are decent people wanting to have a great holiday. We want people to have a fantastic time from the moment they start their holidays with us. Most passengers absolutely know how to behave on board, whilst having a good time too. It’s for that reason that we must stamp out this rise in disruptive behavior.”

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Jet2’s Boeing 737-8K2 WL G-GDFC (msn 28375) with “Points for FREE flights” sub-titles taxies at Palma de Mallorca.

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Jet2 to expand operations to Alicante in the fall

Jet2 (Jet2.com) (Leeds/Bradford) is expanding operations to Alicante, Spain from three U.K. airports this autumn. A total of 42 extra flights will now be available to the Costa Blanca area from Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford and Manchester.

The new flights will operate between September 30 and November 16, 2015.

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Copyright Photo: Richard Vandervord/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 757-21B G-LSAG (msn 24014)  taxies at Manchester.

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Jet2 adds two new destinations for its expanding summer schedule

Jet2 (Jet2.com) and Jet2holidays (Leeds-Bradford) has added two new routes to its ever expanding summer of 2016 program, announcing new routes to Girona (Costa Brava), Spain from Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle and Naples, Italy from Edinburgh and Manchester.

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In addition to the two brand new destinations, Jet2.com is also launching Krakow as a new route from Manchester Airport. The twice-weekly flights will commence on April 28, 2016.

Assistant Editor Oliver Wilcock reporting from Manchester.

Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. Jet2 operates under two brands, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays. Boeing 737-86N G-GDFS (msn 32243) prepares to land at Tenerife Sur in the Canary Islands.

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Jet2 announces an expansion at Edinburgh Airport

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Jet2 (Jet2.com) (Leeds/Bradford) has announced a major expansion at Edinburgh Airport with 12 new destinations for the summer season of 2016.

The 12 new destinations include Antalya, Crete, Dalaman, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Paphos, Rhodes and Tenerife plus exclusive routes to Kefalonia, Larnaca, Vienna and Zante.

The carrier will start flying to the three new Canary Island destinations in February 2016. The airline will add a fifth based aircraft at EDI, a Boeing 737-800.

Jet2 expansion at EDI

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New route information:

Austria:

Vienna – twice weekly (Monday & Friday) starting on April 29, 2016.

Canary Islands:

Gran Canaria – weekly (Monday) starting on February 15, 2016.
Lanzarote – twice weekly (Thursday & Sunday) starting on February 14, 2016.
Tenerife – twice weekly (Tuesday & Saturday) starting on February 12, 2016.

Greece

Crete (Heraklion) – twice weekly (Monday & Friday) starting on May 27, 2016.
Kefalonia – weekly (Wednesday) starting on May 25, 2016.
Rhodes – weekly (Saturday) starting on June 25, 2016.
Zante –twice weekly (Tuesday & Saturday) starting on May 31, 2016.

Cyprus

Larnaca – weekly (Wednesday) starting on May 25, 2016.
Paphos – weekly (Wednesday) starting on June 22, 2016.

Turkey

Antalya – weekly (Thursday) starting on June 23, 2016.
Dalaman – weekly (Friday) starting on June 24, 2016.

Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-86Q G-GDFZ (msn 30276) in Jet2holidays colors departs from Tenerife Sur.

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