Profits at sister airline Jet2.com increased from £21.7 million to £29.3 million in the year to March 31 as overall demand for seats, boosted by demand from Jet2holidays, resulted in higher load factors and increased yields. The airline operated 45 aircraft last year, of which 37 were owned by the group. A further five aircraft were purchased during the year, plus another two added more recently to meet planned expansion for summer 2013.
Ryanair probe prompts call for aircraft fuel levels review A report by air accident investigators in Spain has concluded that Ryanair operates flights with minimal fuel which “leaves none for contingencies below the legal minimums”. The investigators noted that Ryanair’s practice of operating at the limit of fuel requirements means it saves money.
Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner has been permitted to fly again, after US regulators issued a formal “air worthiness” directive for the revamped aircraft. The directive, from the US Federal Aviation Administration, means US airlines can begin using the Dreamliners again, as long as their battery systems are replaced.
"Thomas Cook Airlines’ new Airbus A321 took off yesterday from Manchester on a special pre-Christmas ‘flight of dreams’ with 100 disadvantaged children on board." - See more at: http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2013/12/12/46343/thomas+cook+airlines+takes+disadvantaged+children+on+flight+of+dreams.html