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Aer Lingus To Launch Turkey  
User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5040 times:

Airlineroute reports EI starting twice weekly A320 Dublin-Izmir from 4 May, this is the farthest east they will fly post-Dubai.

Dublin – Izmir
EI796 DUB1430 – 2055ADB 320 36
EI797 ADB2155 – 0030+1DUB 320 36


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[Edited 2010-12-14 09:33:40]

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User currently offlineWeb From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 426 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4742 times:

Quoting 777way (Thread starter):
this is the farthest east they will fly post-Dubai.

Actually, EI flies to BOJ, which is just slightly farther east than ADB.

Why ADB? Why not a more prominent city like IST or ESB?



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User currently offlineTurkishSky From Turkey, joined Mar 2004, 239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4713 times:

Quoting Web (Reply 1):
Why ADB?

Probably Irish holidaymakers coming along the western coast especially to Kusadasi. I strongly believe this is seasonal...



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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24347 posts, RR: 47
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4686 times:

Yes this was posted in the Turkish aviation thread.

Choice of Izmir? Certainly due to tourism.



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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5577 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4514 times:

Quoting Web (Reply 1):
Why ADB? Why not a more prominent city like IST or ESB?
Quoting TurkishSky (Reply 2):
Probably Irish holidaymakers coming along the western coast especially to Kusadasi
Quoting LAXintl (Reply 3):
Certainly due to tourism.

I agree. TK already fly five days a week to Istanbul.


User currently offlineshamrock321 From Ireland, joined May 2008, 1587 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4467 times:

EI wouldnt do well at IST at all! TK carry very few passengers just DUB-IST they would carry more onwards to ADB. Alot of people are saying this woul be seasonal only but I could see it doing aswell in the winter espeically around christmas.

User currently offlineTurkishSky From Turkey, joined Mar 2004, 239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4185 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 4):
TK already fly five days a week to Istanbul.

TK fly daily..



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User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 8756 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4162 times:

I love the headline.  

Thanks giving to the fact that Antalya is the most popular holiday destination in Turkey it makes us wonder that Izmir is chosen.



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User currently offlineskidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4144 times:

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 7):
I love the headline.

Me too. I just had to read on!!

I guess their marketing people know what they are doing and think they may have found a niche.

Andy   



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User currently offlineEagleboy From Niue, joined Dec 2009, 1745 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4138 times:
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Quoting TurkishSky (Reply 2):
Probably Irish holidaymakers coming along the western coast especially to Kusadasi. I strongly believe this is seasonal...

Absolutely. Back in the Willie Walsh era EI did quite a few charter ops to ADB for the Irish tour operators.


User currently offlineneutral From Ireland, joined Nov 2007, 309 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4009 times:

Quoting Eagleboy (Reply 9):
I love the headline.  

Thanks giving to the fact that Antalya is the most popular holiday destination in Turkey it makes us wonder that Izmir is chosen.

According to the CSO passenger movements over the last year Dublin to Antalya had 9909 passengers and Dublin to Izmir had 45046 passengers and Dublin to Bodrum had 13615 passengers so the figures explain why Izmir was selected.


User currently offlineshamrock321 From Ireland, joined May 2008, 1587 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3917 times:

Last summer charter wise DUB-AYT/BJV was once weekly ADB was 4 weekly.

User currently offlinewexfordflyer From Ireland, joined Jun 2009, 550 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3892 times:

Quoting neutral (Reply 10):
According to the CSO passenger movements over the last year Dublin to Antalya had 9909 passengers and Dublin to Izmir had 45046 passengers and Dublin to Bodrum had 13615 passengers so the figures explain why Izmir was selected.

That says it all!! I think (and hope) that this route should be quite successful for EI. Turkey is a massively popular holiday destination amongst the Irish with quite a lot of people even owning a second home over there. Wouldn't be surprised if it were to be continued year round. The only thing is that it is a pretty long flight to be on without any sort of IFE/wi-fi etc so that might be something EI might want to look into.



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User currently offlinenoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3876 times:

Quoting 777way (Thread starter):
Aer Lingus To Launch Turkey

Lol I had visions of an Irish guy launching a frozen bird in a catapult  


User currently offlineWeb From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 426 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3819 times:

Quoting neutral (Reply 10):
According to the CSO passenger movements over the last year Dublin to Antalya had 9909 passengers and Dublin to Izmir had 45046 passengers and Dublin to Bodrum had 13615 passengers so the figures explain why Izmir was selected.

Question answered; that makes excellent sense.

Quoting noelg (Reply 13):
I had visions of an Irish guy launching a frozen bird in a catapult

I didn't even think of that until you mentioned it! Lost my sense of humor apparently...



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User currently offlineLogos From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 792 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3803 times:

The title to the thread reminds me of an episode from WKRP in Cincinnati.

Cheers,
Dave in Orlando



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User currently offlineairportugal310 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3453 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3759 times:

Quoting noelg (Reply 13):
Lol I had visions of an Irish guy launching a frozen bird in a catapult

Glad I wasnt the only one to have instant thoughts of this...I thought it was maybe for charity somehow!

  



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User currently offlineLAXDUB From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3708 times:

Quoting noelg (Reply 13):
Quoting 777way (Thread starter):
Aer Lingus To Launch Turkey

Lol I had visions of an Irish guy launching a frozen bird in a catapult

Of course by "Turkey" it does not need to be a frozen bird, substitute any eejit of your choice.
Maybe MOL in EI 's case  


User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3606 times:

Quoting noelg (Reply 13):
Lol I had visions of an Irish guy launching a frozen bird in a catapult

Bird was named after the country, incase some people didnt know, that said Turkey's actual name is Turkiye as in Tur-ki-yey.

[Edited 2010-12-15 10:40:59]

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