, 2022-11-16 08:00:00,
If there’s something most planespotters hate, it’s definitely taking pictures in a cloudy weather. But since the ticket from Dublin to East Midlands was 10 euros and the next best option was staying home for the weekend, there I went.
Initially, the idea was to photograph Ryanair’s only Boeing 737-700, EI-SEV, which is based at the airport, but of course that one didn’t appear.
Still, it was a fun few hours of planespotting in a cold weather. Hope the pictures are minimally good, as it was very painful to edit them.
Most traffic at this time of the year consists in Brits from the surroundings trying to run away from the weather in the UK. Its catchment area hits cities like Nottingham, Leicester, Derby and even Birmingham.
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And Jet2 manages to capitalize very well on that; they have four 737-800s based in the airport.
I wrote about Jet2 this year and their business model is just fascinating. They are the airline that created the holiday company, and not the other way around; this livery, in fact, is the «official» livery of their vacations business, Jet2holidays. According to their financial filings, half of their passengers fly through one of their packages.
Besides Jet2, the other favourite in East Midlands is, you guessed it, Ryanair.
This Winter season, the Irish carrier also has four 737-800s based in the airport. This one is seen arriving from Knock, or as they like to be called, Ireland West Airport.
If I didn’t luck out with the weather, at…
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