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BHD - ORK Reinstated?  
User currently offlineeire123 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2011, 45 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1241 times:

Manx2 suspended their Belfast City to Cork after the fatal air crash at Cork Airport earlier this year. This route was previously served by Aer Arann before the company had to restructure and surrender one of their aircraft. Does anyone know of any other airline showing interest in restarting this service?

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User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19229 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1188 times:

Was just looking at scheduled traffic stats (both ways combined, so half to get one-way) on BHD-ORK (per www.caa.co.uk/airportstatistics). E.g.:

2010 - 16,166
2009 - 34,282
2008 - 44,647
2007 - 43,856
2006 - 42,848
2005 - 40,395

[Edited 2011-06-10 04:17:51]


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User currently offlineshamrock604 From Ireland, joined Sep 2007, 4175 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 955 times:

Quoting eire123 (Thread starter):
Manx2 suspended their Belfast City to Cork after the fatal air crash at Cork Airport earlier this year. This route was previously served by Aer Arann before the company had to restructure and surrender one of their aircraft. Does anyone know of any other airline showing interest in restarting this service?

I'd be surprised if anyone did to be honest. Cork to Belfast is now a fairly stress free 4 hour drive all on good quality motorway, and even the M50 around Dublin doesnt present the traffic problem it once did.

The RE route was starting to struggle numbers wise, probably due to motorway developments. It never really was the success that the Jetmagic service was unfortunately.

The obvious candidate is Flybe - but I think the DH4 is a trifle too large for the mission.



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User currently offlineRamblinMan From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 1138 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 934 times:

Quoting shamrock604 (Reply 2):
Cork to Belfast is now a fairly stress free 4 hour drive

That's incredible. Took longer than that just to get from Cork to Dublin when I visited in 2006. Now, you guys pay more for automobile gas than we do, which may factor in, but in the US very few air routes exist on an O&D basis that can be driven in that timeframe.


User currently offlineshamrock604 From Ireland, joined Sep 2007, 4175 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 927 times:

Quoting RamblinMan (Reply 3):
That's incredible. Took longer than that just to get from Cork to Dublin when I visited in 2006. Now, you guys pay more for automobile gas than we do, which may factor in, but in the US very few air routes exist on an O&D basis that can be driven in that timeframe.

Yeah, things are much improved.

Dublin - Cork is an easy 2hr drive, Dublin - Galway, Dublin - Limerick, Dublin - Belfast about 1hr 45 and Dublin - Waterford about 90 minutes max.

A lot of work still to do though, such as finishing Limerick - Galway (just one quarter of the route yet to complete to Motorway standard) and also Cork to Limerick and Waterford, as well as routes in the Northwest, but things dramatically improved in 2010.

Regarding fuel prices, we are unfortunately used to the price differential between here and the US.



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