N272WA From Ireland, joined Jun 2007, 410 posts, RR: 7 Posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3343 times:
Can think of the following:-
Dublin - Shannon - Baltimore
Dublin - Orlando/MCO
Dublin - East Midlands/Nottingham
Dublin - Newcastle
Dublin - Leeds
Dublin - Copenhagen
Dublin - Stockholm
Belfast - Shannon - New York
Belfast - Shannon - Boston
Manchester - Shannon - New York
Cork - Manchester
Cork - Dublin
Dublin - Knock
Dublin - Kerry
Dublin - Galway
Dublin - Sligo
Dublin - London City
Dublin - London Stansted
Dublin - London Gatwick
Shannon - Los Angeles
Crosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2636 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2685 times:
Aer Lingus at one stage operated a hub-concept at MAN, virtually all Dublin-Europe flights were routed through Manchester for many years, helping fill the aircraft and allowing service to destinations that would probably otherwise not have been viable at the time.
In 1989 the following were served via Manchester
The 5th freedom Manchester-Europe services started in the 1960s with BAC1-11s and later operated with 737s until the late 1990s when the DUB-MAN-ZRH route finally closed after being operated with the BAE146 towards the end.
There was of course MAN-SNN-JFK operated for winter 1994/1995 with the A330. The route ended fairly quickly as Continental had announced non-stop MAN-EWR flights for 1995, together with the existing BA and AA service on the MAN-JFK route the market was already crowded. In fact thinking about it I'm not even sure MAN-SNN-JFK did ever operate with the A330... Perhaps someone could confirm?
Aer Lingus at one stage also planned a MAN-SNN/DUB-BOS flight with the A330 for 1995, but this idea was dropped when the JFK flight was dropped. The Manchester-based A330 seemed to be an attempt to fill the SNN Trans-Atlantic flights when they were initially separated from the DUB services, which given the short-lived nature of the services indicates the experiment wasn't a success!