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Etihad To Increase Dublin Flights To 10 Per Week  
User currently offlineFly2CHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4779 times:

Seems Etihad are doing very well with the Dublin route. For the Northern Summer they will be fliying to Dublin twice on three days of the week.

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User currently onlinenormie999 From United Kingdom, joined May 2009, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4582 times:

Old news I'm afraid. See here for some commentary.

User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12468 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4507 times:

Old news it maybe, but we never tire of hearing of it! And perhaps its neighbours up the road might reflect on the fact that it could have been them; they had their chance and blew it.

Anyway, it's great for Ireland and with EY continuing to expand, the potential for new connections only increases; for example, the recent announcement of 7 new wkly Oz frequencies for EY can only help the success of the Irish route.

This year, EY will carry around 162,000 pax into and out of Ireland; this is very welcome. Hopefully other carriers will be follow suit.


User currently offlinecc2314 From Ireland, joined Jan 2008, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4428 times:

Will they stick with the a332 on this route?

User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12468 posts, RR: 37
Reply 4, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4400 times:

Quoting cc2314 (Reply 3):
Will they stick with the a332 on this route?

It wouldn't surprise me if they went up to A333s (two of which they have now taken into their fleet), but I'd expect A330s to be the mainstay of the route; I wouldn't expect to say 777s for a long time, although it's possible at some stage - maybe during the Christmas rush.


User currently offlinecc2314 From Ireland, joined Jan 2008, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4329 times:

Would be great to see an a340-600 in dub 

User currently offlineshamrock321 From Ireland, joined May 2008, 1598 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4310 times:

EY may be strong in DUB, but I still think if EK wanted to they could take alot of business from EY.

User currently offlinetonystan From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4270 times:

Has it been confirmed if EY are to move to T2 when it opens in November?


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User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12468 posts, RR: 37
Reply 8, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4249 times:

Quoting tonystan (Reply 7):
Has it been confirmed if EY are to move to T2 when it opens in November?

Yes, I think they were first in the queue.

Quoting cc2314 (Reply 5):
Would be great to see an a340-600 in dub

I wouldn't hold my breath; even if the capacity justified it, might the aircraft's dimensions cause a problem?


User currently offlineshamrock321 From Ireland, joined May 2008, 1598 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4225 times:

I dont think anything has been confirmed at all. To be honest I think its 50/50 as to weather they go in straight away or not.

User currently offlineneutral From Ireland, joined Nov 2007, 309 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4181 times:

Quoting shamrock321 (Reply 9):
I dont think anything has been confirmed at all. To be honest I think its 50/50 as to weather they go in straight away or not.

Was there not a press statement at the same time as EY increased its flights from 7-10 weekly of a new lounge being built in T2 when Etihad move from T1 at Dublin.


User currently offlineeicvd From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2163 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4181 times:

Quoting shamrock321 (Reply 9):
I dont think anything has been confirmed at all. To be honest I think its 50/50 as to weather they go in straight away or not

Didnt someone post a link to EY's plan of having a lounge in T2 or something along those lines? Or am I dreaming?


User currently offlineshamrock321 From Ireland, joined May 2008, 1598 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4118 times:

My thinking is this, when T2 opens and EI and EY move in. 7 of EYs 10 weekly departures will be in the evening time, when most EI flights etc have left. Are the DAA going to want to maintain a small army of people to keep shops et open for just one EY flight? It would make more sense for it to stay in T1 for the time being, the late flight would mix in with the later FR departures.

Does the DAA have a say in wheather EY move straight away or not?

One thing is for sure if EY do move to T2 straight away travelling on thier late flight, airport wise will be a pleasureable experience.

I havnt heard anything about the lounge plans, I wonder will it be ready when the new terminal opens?


User currently offlinetonymctigue From Ireland, joined Feb 2006, 1944 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4114 times:
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Quoting cc2314 (Reply 5):
Would be great to see an A340-600 in DUB

I would love to see that but very unlikely that sort of capacity is needed. Increased frequency offers better connection options. The A340-600 does look good in EY colours. It would make a very nice addition to DUB. Anything to break up the EI A320's and FR 738's. In terms of parking it, I can't imagine it being that much of an issue. I'd say the main technical reason why it wouldn't happen would be the runway length at DUB. Even with the A330, there are takeoff weight restrictions.



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User currently offlineneutral From Ireland, joined Nov 2007, 309 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4103 times:

Taken from Etihad's press release on the increase in flights from Dublin.

Supporting this increase in services, Etihad is planning a new lounge at Dublin airport, which is set to open in 2010.

The new lounge will offer Etihad's premium customers a range of top quality facilities and services, including workstations, a prayer room, a relaxing seating area with Italian leather chairs, a selection of foods from around the world and luxurious bathroom and shower facilities.

Also from the newspapers as well

Middle Eastern airline Air Etihad, from the oil rich United Arab Emirates, has already signed up to move to the new terminal.


User currently offlineshamrock321 From Ireland, joined May 2008, 1598 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4088 times:

So Air Etihad are going to T2 but what about Etihad itself? So that pretty much confirms it.

User currently offlineEI564 From Ireland, joined May 2007, 373 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 4000 times:

Quoting shamrock321 (Reply 12):
Are the DAA going to want to maintain a small army of people to keep shops et open for just one EY flight?

Are EI not also in T2? And thus, the last of their short haul will flights still be operating when Etihad leaves. But you are right, it will be a quite time.


User currently offlineShamrock604 From Ireland, joined Sep 2007, 4175 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3947 times:

Quoting EI564 (Reply 16):
Are EI not also in T2? And thus, the last of their short haul will flights still be operating when Etihad leaves. But you are right, it will be a quite time.

The last LHR leaves about 2100 if im not mistaken? Thats the last EI departure believe it or not!! Yes, it will be quiet in departures at T2 after 7pm, but not downstairs at arrivals where it will become extremely busy.



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User currently offlineshamrock321 From Ireland, joined May 2008, 1598 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3932 times:

Unfortunatley Shamrock604 to say arrivals will be very busy with EI arrivals, that isnt true. Even mixed with all other airlines arrivals DUB is a very quite place at night. In work at 2245 last night there wasnt a singe passenger in the baggage hall.

Birmingham Aer Lingus EI277 12-02-2010 21:00
London-LHR Aer Lingus EI177 12-02-2010 21:05
Frankfurt Aer Lingus EI657 12-02-2010 21:20
Dusseldorf Aer Lingus EI699 12-02-2010 21:20
Amsterdam Aer Lingus EI611 12-02-2010 21:25
Munich Aer Lingus EI357 12-02-2010 21:30
Budapest Aer Lingus EI679 12-02-2010 21:40
Brussels Aer Lingus EI639 12-02-2010 21:55
London-LHR Aer Lingus EI179 12-02-2010 22:00
London-LGW Aer Lingus EI249 12-02-2010 22:05
Madrid Aer Lingus EI595 12-02-2010 22:05
Paris-CDG Aer Lingus EI529 12-02-2010 22:10
Vienna Aer Lingus EI665 12-02-2010 22:35
Manchester Aer Lingus EI209 12-02-2010 22:55
Prague Aer Lingus EI647 12-02-2010 23:15
Barcelona Aer Lingus EI565 12-02-2010 23:50
Lanzarote Aer Lingus EI779 12-02-2010 23:50

EI rush hour for tommorow, hardly extemley busy unfortunatley!


User currently offlineAirNZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3869 times:

Quoting kaitak (Reply 2):
Old news it maybe, but we never tire of hearing of it! And perhaps its neighbours up the road might reflect on the fact that it could have been them; they had their chance and blew it.

Exactly, and fantastic to hear of the increase. Mind you, irrespective of Eithad's 'neighbours up the road', it's sad that EI could have had a piece of that pie, but equally blew it!! Shows a market is there and which, apart from EI, a lot of people realised it for some time


User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3824 times:

Good news for DUB, making some of my Irish friends pleased, you would think more flights means more good deals. I just can't understand why Finnair has forgotten DUB, not offering services to Asia...

User currently offlineShamrock604 From Ireland, joined Sep 2007, 4175 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3737 times:

Quoting shamrock321 (Reply 18):
Unfortunatley Shamrock604 to say arrivals will be very busy with EI arrivals, that isnt true. Even mixed with all other airlines arrivals DUB is a very quite place at night. In work at 2245 last night there wasnt a singe passenger in the baggage hall.

Since when did this happen? After 9pm was always the airport's busy time... any time I have been in the arrivals hall its been very busy at that hour?



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User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12468 posts, RR: 37
Reply 22, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3678 times:

Quoting Andaman (Reply 20):
I just can't understand why Finnair has forgotten DUB, not offering services to Asia...

I think that scheduling issues might be a factor; if you look at the schedule from MAN, there is just enough time to have a departure from HEL (feeding from AY Intercontinental flights), turn it around and then return to HEL in time for long haul departures, but I think DUB might be a step too far to make that work; I think OS had similar issues re DUB in relation to its own hub. EI has tried HEL and failed; AY used to fly in here (with MD80s and A319s), but I wonder if they'd consider Embraer 170/175s?

As to EY, I see they have won 7 more weekly frequencies, which need to be to regional destinations (I guess that means excluding SYD, MEL and BNE), so that'll offer some more connection opportunities to/from Ireland.


User currently offlineshamrock321 From Ireland, joined May 2008, 1598 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3527 times:

DUB is maybe busy in the evening times on Friday and Sunday nights, any other day of the week is super quite!

I think its a mixture of a downturn in passenger numbers and having to pay to check in a bag.


User currently offlineBNAOWB From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 398 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3442 times:

Does anyone know the percentage of passengers on this flight that are O&D?

Of the connecting traffic, what percentages connect to each of the following regions: South Asia, SE Asia, Far East, Middle East, and Australia?


25 Post contains images legoguy : I don't understand how Finnair have forgotten Dublin aswell. A little frustrating! HEL seems to be quite a mjaor connections with Asia. When travelli
26 Post contains images shamrock604 : I think maybe we are making a bit much of the normal seasonality as well. The drop in numbers of 13% is big, but not enough to make a terminal that w
27 shamrock604 : HEL has always been a seasonal route on the EI network, and is returning this year, so it hasnt failed. In fact, when you look at EI's overall nordic
28 shamrock321 : HEL keeps coming and going, they dont offer codeshare with AY so its useless for connections. O&D wise for DUB-AUH I would say would be no more th
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