Boeing 757-300 Premieres in United Kingdom With JMC Airlines

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Boeing Company

    SEATTLE, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Boeing
 (NYSE:   BA) today delivered the first Boeing 757-300 to operate in the United
 Kingdom to JMC Airlines, a Manchester, England-based charter carrier.  The
 airplane -- and a second 757-300 for JMC -- are being delivered as the airline
 gears up for the busy summer holiday season.
     JMC will use the sleek 280-seat airplanes to carry passengers to holiday
 destinations, such as the Canary Islands, Spain, the Greek Islands, and
 Turkey.
     "The Boeing 757-300 provides JMC the perfect mix of passenger comfort,
 reliability and economics," said Terry Soult, JMC Airlines managing director.
 "The airplane has an all-new Boeing 777-style interior designed to make the
 passenger cabin more spacious and comfortable.  It also is known for its
 on-time performance and unparalleled seat-mile costs."
     JMC Airlines is the first carrier in the United Kingdom to operate a
 Boeing 757 model with the new passenger-pleasing cabin interior.
 The 757-300 is an environmentally friendly airplane.  It burns less fuel than
 older mid-range airplanes, meets community noise restrictions well below
 current Stage 3 limits and complies with strict new international emissions
 standards.
     The 757-300 also has the lowest seat-mile costs of any single-aisle and
 any mid-sized airplane on the market.  The airplane model entered service in
 1999 and quickly established a strong reputation for reliability.  In its
 first year of revenue service with Condor, a German airline owned by
 C&N Touristic, 99.64 percent of flights departed on time.
     C&N Touristic, the second largest travel group in Europe and the third
 largest in the world, also owns JMC Airlines.  C&N acquired JMC and
 Thomas Cook, JMC's parent organization, in March this year.
     "Like Thomas Cook, JMC is a pioneer in the European leisure industry,"
 said Toby Bright, Boeing Commercial Airplanes senior vice president - Europe
 and Russia.  "JMC was the first operator in the United Kingdom to recognize
 the potential and appreciate the benefits of the 757-300."
     Boeing airplanes have partnered with Thomas Cook since the early days of
 aviation, when the British tour operator began transporting its clients on
 models operated by early carriers.
     As the European leisure industry evolved, tour companies such as
 Thomas Cook began establishing their own airlines.  Boeing worked with those
 charter carriers to provide airplanes that could fly non-stop to holiday
 destinations, and continually worked to improve the level of passenger
 comfort.
     "The European charter market is tremendously important to Boeing," Bright
 said.  "Charter flights account for nearly a third of all air traffic in
 Europe."
     Today, Boeing airplanes carry European charter passengers more than
 315 million miles (500 million kilometers) a year.  Among European charter
 operators, the Boeing 757 is the most popular airplane.  One out of three
 airplanes flown by the major leisure groups are 757s.  Together, Boeing 757s
 and 767s account for 50 percent of the airplanes used by these groups.
     The Boeing 757-300 has been ordered by Condor and JMC Airlines,
 Icelandair, Arkia Israeli Airlines, American Trans Air, Continental Airlines,
 Northwest Airlines and CIT Aerospace.
 
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    SEATTLE, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Boeing
 (NYSE:   BA) today delivered the first Boeing 757-300 to operate in the United
 Kingdom to JMC Airlines, a Manchester, England-based charter carrier.  The
 airplane -- and a second 757-300 for JMC -- are being delivered as the airline
 gears up for the busy summer holiday season.
     JMC will use the sleek 280-seat airplanes to carry passengers to holiday
 destinations, such as the Canary Islands, Spain, the Greek Islands, and
 Turkey.
     "The Boeing 757-300 provides JMC the perfect mix of passenger comfort,
 reliability and economics," said Terry Soult, JMC Airlines managing director.
 "The airplane has an all-new Boeing 777-style interior designed to make the
 passenger cabin more spacious and comfortable.  It also is known for its
 on-time performance and unparalleled seat-mile costs."
     JMC Airlines is the first carrier in the United Kingdom to operate a
 Boeing 757 model with the new passenger-pleasing cabin interior.
 The 757-300 is an environmentally friendly airplane.  It burns less fuel than
 older mid-range airplanes, meets community noise restrictions well below
 current Stage 3 limits and complies with strict new international emissions
 standards.
     The 757-300 also has the lowest seat-mile costs of any single-aisle and
 any mid-sized airplane on the market.  The airplane model entered service in
 1999 and quickly established a strong reputation for reliability.  In its
 first year of revenue service with Condor, a German airline owned by
 C&N Touristic, 99.64 percent of flights departed on time.
     C&N Touristic, the second largest travel group in Europe and the third
 largest in the world, also owns JMC Airlines.  C&N acquired JMC and
 Thomas Cook, JMC's parent organization, in March this year.
     "Like Thomas Cook, JMC is a pioneer in the European leisure industry,"
 said Toby Bright, Boeing Commercial Airplanes senior vice president - Europe
 and Russia.  "JMC was the first operator in the United Kingdom to recognize
 the potential and appreciate the benefits of the 757-300."
     Boeing airplanes have partnered with Thomas Cook since the early days of
 aviation, when the British tour operator began transporting its clients on
 models operated by early carriers.
     As the European leisure industry evolved, tour companies such as
 Thomas Cook began establishing their own airlines.  Boeing worked with those
 charter carriers to provide airplanes that could fly non-stop to holiday
 destinations, and continually worked to improve the level of passenger
 comfort.
     "The European charter market is tremendously important to Boeing," Bright
 said.  "Charter flights account for nearly a third of all air traffic in
 Europe."
     Today, Boeing airplanes carry European charter passengers more than
 315 million miles (500 million kilometers) a year.  Among European charter
 operators, the Boeing 757 is the most popular airplane.  One out of three
 airplanes flown by the major leisure groups are 757s.  Together, Boeing 757s
 and 767s account for 50 percent of the airplanes used by these groups.
     The Boeing 757-300 has been ordered by Condor and JMC Airlines,
 Icelandair, Arkia Israeli Airlines, American Trans Air, Continental Airlines,
 Northwest Airlines and CIT Aerospace.
 
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