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Donegal Airport - How Exciting Can It Be There!  
User currently offlineDstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1609 posts, RR: 3
Posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3613 times:

An article in the Irish Times today says Donegal Airport, now just passing its 20th anniversary, had over 46,000 passengers in 2005. The highest ever number.

It also says there are 29 staff.

Now assuming operation for 364 days a year, that is 4.35 passengers per staff member per day. Cruel, place to have to work doubtless.

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User currently offlineBDKLEZ From Ireland, joined Jun 2005, 1735 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3603 times:

...and here she is.....God bless her.....


Trespassers will be shot; survivors will be shot again!
User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 4524 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3569 times:

17 weekly departures means 884 departures p.a. Even if all 46.000 pax were on those scheduled flights, it would only make it 26 per flight. So not too exciting, me thinks  Smile

User currently offlineViveAF From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 198 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3506 times:

Wow... that brought back some memories !  old 

Must have been around 8 or 9 years ago when I was invited on a "Fam Trip" by the Irish Tourist Board to visit the counties of Donegal, Sligo and Mayo - our trip began on a Loganair ATP from MAN to CFN (which was signed as "BUNBEG" on the check in desk) and was an excellent few days.

Don`t remember much about the flight - mostly low level across those emerald fields - but I can distinctly recall our approach to CFN across sheep filled fields and, on finals, whooshing over some local heads who were pointing up at us with a definite "W.T.F !!" look..  Wow!

Must have been the biggest monster they`d ever seen flying over.  Wow!

Seem to remember the airport being `cosy` and the baggage reclaim consisting of a dozen or so baggage trolleys being trundled out to the ATP, filled and rolled back again to us in the car park.

We came back from Knock Connaught, and, by comparison, the place looked the size of LHR !  Wink

Can`t recall the intevening days - but you have to remember it was Eire, we were guests of Bord Failte and that `hospitality` and `Eire` are the same words !  drunk 

Slainte !

User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 8730 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3462 times:

Any Rumours that CO will start a daily EWR next summer using a 752?  Smile

The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 9187 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3435 times:

Given the reference to the arrival of an ATP, I think not.

Seriously how long is the runway. Furthermore is there the demand.

User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4949 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3339 times:

How about a London flight? Aer Arran to Luton maybe (and even Manchester could be possible)

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User currently offlineGrimey From Ireland, joined Jun 2005, 462 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3292 times:

Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 5):
Seriously how long is the runway. Furthermore is there the demand.

ICAO Location Indicator: EIDL

ARP Coordinates: 550239.09N


Elevation/Reference Temperature: 30 ft/16.5 C (July)

Types of traffic permitted: IFR/VFR

Dimension of Runway (M): 1496 x 30

Runway Surface: Bitumen Macadam

Strength (PCN): 21/F/B/X/T


I say if you got Daniel O'Donnell in the waiting area to start some singing you would see the passenger numbers go from 46,000 to 1,000 (although all the passengers would be happy old grannies that would love to see wee Daniel and to have a cup of tea with him) Big grin


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