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Aer Arann Going Transatlantic?!?  
User currently offlineUTA_flyingHIGH From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 51
Posted (9 years 6 months 8 hours ago) and read 2844 times:

Hey all,
A rumor is going round that Aer Arann will start transatlantic services from KIR, ORK and NOC; operated with 757-series aircraft.
If this is true, what market are they targeting  Wow!
As the aforementioned airfields are a bit in the middle of nowhere.
Your thoughts ?


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User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4650 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 8 hours ago) and read 2778 times:

The only 'serious' contender for transatlantic service is Cork. The other two are (as far as I know, but please correct me if I'm wrong) only served by ATR sized aircraft, and for a reason I think.

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User currently offlineJfkYYZ From Canada, joined May 2004, 109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 8 hours ago) and read 2733 times:

I was just about to say, both KIR and NOC are far to small, I'd say, to provide a transatlantic service. Aer Arann has a good service going on in Eire, now the hope is will they actually go transatlantic. It'd be completely different than their current services. Anyone have any ideas of their first point of entry?

j. in YYZ
User currently offlineGoldcrest From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 7 hours ago) and read 2562 times:

NOC is very capable of handling a 757... I have operated charters to Domincan Republic with 767, going direct. Have also operated flights on 747s from NOC.

KIR...not sure...have been in and out on A320s

User currently offlineSpeedbirdegjj From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 429 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 6 hours ago) and read 2506 times:

Ah so the mystery 757 'line saver' is revealed  Wink/being sarcastic

User currently offlineVatry From Ireland, joined Sep 2004, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 5 hours ago) and read 2422 times:

Knock and Kerry both see 737/A320 sized aircraft on a daily basis and have no problems with handling a 757. Both airports would attract good tourist business during summer months, with Kerry being only a matter of half an hours drive from the American tourist Mecca of Killarney.

It's all viable, but Aer Lingus and the Shannon mob will try and kill it off before it starts.

User currently offlineTeahan From Belgium, joined Nov 1999, 5287 posts, RR: 62
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2092 times:

Well Aer Arann are having some kind of press conference at some Dublin hotel...

Kerry has even handled an A310 once or twice in addition to the already mentioned transalantic charters operated a few years back.


[Edited 2004-10-22 10:57:16]

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User currently offline3w From Ireland, joined Sep 2004, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1946 times:

Get real people,
Theyare not gonna go to the US. i heard this rumour in DUB--it bollox! I think maybe charters to Spain or somthing like that--thats what they had planned last summer but it never really got together. I wouldnt be surprissed if the announcement was that they are going self handling in ORK like they have done in DUB already --but they would make that announcement in ORK if they were gonna do it i think. Additional fleet purchases are likely as they are working the bollox of their current fleet and delay code 81 is a big problem for them

User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24811 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1927 times:

Heard that it was only to announce that they are moving their HQ

When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineTeahan From Belgium, joined Nov 1999, 5287 posts, RR: 62
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1902 times:

Or to just congratulate employees for the ERA award they won.

Mr UTA.. where oh where do you get mad ideas like this from.  Big grin

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User currently offlineSevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1888 times:

too much too quick, slow down aer arrann!

User currently offlineGreenjet From Ireland, joined Aug 2001, 939 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1678 times:

There would definitely be demand from KIR and NOC to the US (but not on a daily basis). Most Irish Americans are descended from emigrants from the west of Ireland, most Irish emigrants currently living in the US are from the west, US tourists love the west of Ireland (despite the weather), and finally there are a large number of sizable US companies operating in that part of the country as a result of tax incentives provided by the IDA. Just for the record Ireland is the US's seventh largest trading partner - not bad for a country of 4 million people.

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