Why No Service To Asia From Ireland?
UTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50 Posted Mon May 31 2004 11:50:57 UTC (10 years 3 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4014 times:
It seems there is quite a large number of Asian or Asian-origin population here in Dublin, so why is there no servicee to and from Asia ?
I assume most of these people go through LHR, CDG or AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA to connect to anothe flight, but wouldn't there be a market for a direct flight ?
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Daumueller From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 691 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted
Mon May 31 2004 13:39:31 UTC (10 years 3 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3870 times:
Dstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1472 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted
Mon May 31 2004 15:27:21 UTC (10 years 3 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3820 times:
There is a very small population base in Ireland, - even the recent growth in Chinese and Phillipino workers here would be very thin pickings for any direct service from Dublin, to anywhere in Asia.
If the service is daily, capacity is too great. Likewise problems with crew overnights arise if the service is not daily.
And of course it is only 1hour 30 minutes to AMS or CDG, where where are many connections, and airlines keen to get traffic.
There is also LHR, which sometimes you have to use also - but best avoided.
Good reasons why if EI have any sense they will stay away from KUL (and also that Malaysia would kill them on service standards)
Ams From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted
Mon May 31 2004 15:39:51 UTC (10 years 3 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3779 times:
If you want to fly a larger aircraft anywhere, there needs to be a transfer market for connecting pax.
Since Most pax have destination DUB, there is a small amount who will transfer in DUB.
Even with nearby hudge hubs like AMS and LHR, It would be difficult to make a profit for a direct Asia- DUB service.
Bobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6465 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted
Mon May 31 2004 15:48:11 UTC (10 years 3 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3751 times:
First there has to be service from Uruguay to Albania, before there is service from Ireland to Asia!!
Unless I'm missing something what need would this service fill?