JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 5961 times:
Dublin ? Don't you mean Liverpool West ?
Aha - a subtle but highly significant caveat there - IF the new terminal is built. What would the 5000 jobs be ? Crew and ground staff I am assuming, but you don't need 5000 people to run 10 planes, especially on FR's skeleton crew basis.
The new routes would no doubt be to such thrilling (and cheap) places as
St Petersburg West (Vilnius)
Athens East (Izmir)
Jerez South (Algiers)
Ibiza North (Mahon)
Ajaccio (Bastia (Toulon))
Lille (Brussels South (Charleroi))
BCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 18 Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 5854 times:
You made me laugh out loud JGPH1A.
On a serious side they been talking for years about building a new terminal at Dublin and, as far as I know, nothing definite has or will be announced whilst the present owners of the airport are still in control.
MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
Vatry From Ireland, joined Sep 2004, 104 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 11 hours ago) and read 5690 times:
The present owners changed from Aer Rianta to the Dublin Airport Authority a few weeks back. So far we've had a planning application for a 10,000ft runway and a few moans about the Shannon stopover.
The biggest problem with a new terminal is that everyone's spotted it as a 100% gold plated cash cow and therefore everyone want's an involvement. In fairness to O'Leary he doesn't give a damn who runs it. He'd settle for a corrugated cow shed, as long as it's cheap to use and it's built now.
Most of O'Leary's statement was made to Aer Rianta two or three years ago. Maybe he's hoping the new lot will pay some attention.
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 9 hours ago) and read 5396 times:
Re: Also, they stimulate tourism in the areas where their airports are (Costa Brava, Vilnius, etc.)
Yes - especially when they want you to buy your clothes etc when you get there, rather than take any luggage with you ! Although the areas where their airports are are usually out in the middle of nowhere (wind howls, crickets chirp, tumbleweed rolls by)
Foxiboy From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 208 posts, RR: 4 Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4460 times:
5000 new jobs thats great,so how much money will rip of ryanair make out of its new employees, from paying for medicals ,ref checks,training.
I really can not understand why people will spend thousands to work for a company to be worked like dogs.
I do feel however dublin airport needs some more developement, however its better than it was when i was based there with TRANSLIFT on the DC-8.
Greenjet From Ireland, joined Aug 2001, 934 posts, RR: 1 Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3448 times:
Are Ryanair willing to pay for:
- a second runway
- a second terminal
- a rail link
- not charging for trolleys
- more efficient allocation of flights to baggage carousels
Doh... I think not. Basicially you get what you pay for.
Ryanair will pay for nothing unless it's absolutely necessary (from their point of view). But why would they pay for a rail link? No airline pays for a rail link. That would surely come out of the tax payer's pocket. DUB is the only airport of its size in Europe without a rail link. It's not as if the road network in to the city centre provides rapid access.
With regard to charging for trolleys again that is not a Ryanair issue. It's a DAA one. They expect passengers coming in to the airport to have 1 euro on them. Ok so they have change machines and you get your money back in the end but it's all so pointless.
Finally more efficient allocation of flights to baggage carousels is again a DAA issue. More often than not you have passengers coming in to the baggage hall from Pier A who have to walk down to the far end of the hall (near Pier C) to get their bags, and passengers coming in to the hall from Pier C have to go down towards Pier A to get their bags. The result is criss-crossing of passengers in an already cramped environment. At least they're finally covering up the wires in the ceiling in the baggage hall.
Noel Hanlon and Michael O'Leary didn't agree on much but they're both right in saying DUB is a third world airport.