UTA_flyingHIGH From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 49 Posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3033 times:
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
As the aforementioned airfields are a bit in the middle of nowhere.
Your thoughts ?
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JfkYYZ From Canada, joined May 2004, 109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2922 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?
Vatry From Ireland, joined Sep 2004, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2611 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.
3w From Ireland, joined Sep 2004, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2135 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
Greenjet From Ireland, joined Aug 2001, 1015 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1867 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.