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Etihad To Dublin, July 2 / 2007  
User currently offlineUAEflyer From United Arab Emirates, joined Nov 2006, 1340 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2517 times:

EY will start Dublin service on 2-7-2007, A332 with 3 classes will be used on the route.
Cargo is expected to grow significantly


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User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 13273 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2440 times:

It's good to see EY bringing its services forward, as GF finishes its services the previous day. With EY constantly expanding, the range of connections will only increase. I had always hoped EK and/or QR might fly to DUB, but with EI now flying to DXB, I guess EK is probably unlikely. It's important that we increase our eastbound links and I'm delighted to see Etihad flying to DUB. Hopefully, in time, frequencies will be increased and we might see 777s and/or A340s.

User currently offlineKevin777 From Denmark, joined Sep 2006, 1173 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2378 times:

Well, first of all, congrats to DUB!.. And I envy you.. none of the growing M.E. carriers dare to set landing gear in CPH, even though CPH - no offense - is much bigger..  Sad

It must have slipped my mind that EI started flying to DXB; with an interline with EK? If not, they gotta be in for a tough one in the summer I reckon... With EY starting service, EI will have to fight for their money, too, even though GF is gone; EY will of course be a much tougher competitor.

Quoting Kaitak (Reply 1):
Hopefully, in time, frequencies will be increased and we might see 777s and/or A340s.

Would there be any issues with the rwy length at DUB? IIRC a T7 can't make it to SIN from DUB, because the runway is just a bit short. I guess it would be possible if flights are only going to the Middle East though, or?

Kevin777  Smile

"I was waiting for you at DFW, but you must have been in LUV" CPH-HAM-CPH CR9
User currently offlineRineanna From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 881 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2322 times:

Quoting UAEflyer (Thread starter):
A332 with 3 classes will be used on the route

It's configured with 200 seats, was GF's 330s similarly configured? 200 seats shouldn't be a problem to fill especially with onwards connections being soaked up from GF's departure. Good luck to the is all I can say!

Quoting Kevin777 (Reply 2):
none of the growing M.E. carriers dare to set landing gear in CPH,

That's strange. Surely Denmark would have a comporable demand to the Gulf to Ireland?

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