Gearup From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 578 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 830 times:
I think it relates to the fact that they cannot get landing rights a YYZ. Years ago YYZ was off limits because of the requirements that any Canadian carrier flying into DUB had to stop over at Shannon. Aer Lingus used to stop over at Dorval on the Chicago run but that was back in the 707 days.
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12427 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 821 times:
Yes, it's quite correct to say that bilateral considerations work against it; the current bilateral dates back to 1948 and it is very archaic; imagine having a bilateral that pre-dates the jet age. There are currently charters operated by Air transat and Skybus, but until the bilateral is straightened out and the Irish government begins to take an interest in this issue, there'll be no movement.
I have no doubt that EI wants to fly to YYZ and I'm sure either C3000 or AC would reciprocate.