Military Jets Used To Fly Holidaymakers Because RAF Has No Use For Them
Three military jets are being used to fly holidaymakers because the RAF has no use for them, according to the Mail on Sunday.
It has been reported that three military Voyagers, part of a fleet costing £10.5 billion, are being used to fly holidaymakers to resorts because the RAF has no use for them.
According to the Mail on Sunday, holiday firms Thomas Cook and Jet2 have been using them to fly thousands of tourists to Majorca, Tenerife, New York and Florida.
In a statement the MoD said:
"Voyagers are playing a key role in protecting British airspace and the fight against Daesh, but when they're not using them, it makes sense to have them performing other roles as it reduces costs and means they can be ready for operations quicker than if they were held in storage.”