MarBergi From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 182 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3103 times:
Just found this article on the RTE (Irish TV) website.
Aer Lingus has announced the introduction of five new routes from Dublin and Cork for its winter schedule.
The new routes include direct services from Dublin to Fuerteventura, Bordeaux, Riga and Salzburg and a new direct service from Cork to Warsaw. The Warsaw service is Cork's first direct flight to Poland.
The services from Dublin to Fuerteventura and Riga will start from October 30, while the new Cork route will also start flying on that date. Flights from Dublin to Bordeaux will start on September 25 while the Dublin to Salzburg service will commence on December 20.
This latest expansion brings to 15 the number of new routes introduced in 2005.
Shamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6107 posts, RR: 15 Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2896 times:
This is good news. Nice to see Aer lingus expanding across European countries.
Will have to try these new routes I like to fly out of cork and find it hard when I have to drive to Dublin and get a flight to Warsaw so I am glad about the new cork route.
Shamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6107 posts, RR: 15 Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2773 times:
Yes, the new CEO has hinted at this but we will not see something like this for a while not until the long-haul order in early next year (I hope). Its all to do with the runway length at DUB. When is the new runway open is it in 2012???
Greenjet From Ireland, joined Aug 2001, 924 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2707 times:
Quoting MarBergi (Thread starter): This is great news, especially the direct flights to Riga as I have latvian friends and getting to Latvia can be a pain having to connect in Helsinki on SAS or Stanstead on FR.
Have you ever tried Air Baltic? They've been operating DUB-RIX for over a year now, although the times aren't the best.
Toulouse From Ireland, joined Apr 2005, 2718 posts, RR: 58 Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2410 times:
Great to see the expansion... but I'm disappointed with EI doing away with Toulouse-Dublin for the winter season (as it's my local airport). I suppose Bordeaux will do as a substitute to keep on getting FF points instead for taking AF via CDG. Still can't understand doing away with TLS for the winter, looking at traffic statistics through TLS last winter, EI seemd to ahve totally lost out on the ski market, with the charter carriers carrying many more pax from DUB to TLS than EI.
Shamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6107 posts, RR: 15 Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2221 times:
May I ask how many more aircraft are to be delivered to Aer Lingus. Could there be any chance of another short-haul order seeing as how fast they are expanding, and could we see the order before the long-haul one or after. They are stopping TLS for the winter!!! What a shame I use that every now and again.
EIRules From Ireland, joined Aug 2007, 641 posts, RR: 10 Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2166 times:
Any new routes are a good thing, providing they are proffitable, heard CPH was being dropped due to poor yields. Now all we need is some new long haul routes. My reckoning is that they will go to HKG (coz the new CEO has said he wants to code share with other OneWorld carriers i.e. CX) or to BKK and codeshare with QF or BA into Australia.
Next Flights: EI DUB-LHR A320, BA LHR-SFO B744, UA SFO-LAS A320, BA LAS-LHR B744, EI LHR-DUB A320
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 11956 posts, RR: 37 Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2128 times:
Actually, I think it will be Hong Kong, since KUL and SIN are out of range from DUB for the 332 and the 777 wouldn't be able to takeoff n/s from DUB to SIN and KUL. It would be able to make HKG, but possibly with some load constraints.
I hope it happens, but the airline will face stiff competition, particularly on product quality, versus GF and (if they ever get their act together and fly to Dublin) EK.
Squirrel83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1902 times:
Here is another little article on 5 new destinations - -
four new direct services from Dublin to Fuerteventura in the Canaries, the French wine-growing region of Bordeaux, the Latvian capital Riga, and Salzburg in Austria. The airline will also introduce a new service from Cork to Warsaw in September as well as direct flights from Dublin to Poland's second city Krakow, and Almeria in Spain in October.