A day in the life of…Aircraft dispatch

Getting passengers on an aircraft swiftly, and ensuring a flight leaves on time, are complex operations. In his second look at the Jet2.com operation at Manchester Airport, Tony Mallett talks to some of the team members who make it happen.


A tug is hooked up to a Jet2.com Boeing 737-800 that is ready to depart to the Mediterranean – just one of many flights the airline dispatches from Manchester on a busy summer day.
(All photos author except where stated)

There’s a buzz in the air inside the Jet2.com operations centre at Manchester Airport (MAN). It’s fairly early in the holiday season, and it’s been only a few days since the airline’s latest acquisition – its first widebody, an Airbus A330-200 – joined the fleet with just 250 flying hours on the clock. Two days after it arrived at MAN, it was out flying, earning its keep.

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