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Irish 7/13: Airborne Dreaming   
User currently offlineiowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4383 posts, RR: 6
Posted (1 year 3 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 20785 times:
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Due to length of the previous thread, it has been archived and part two opened up here.

Previous thread: Irish 6/13: Airborne Dreaming (by kaitak Apr 21 2013 in Civil Aviation)


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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (1 year 3 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 20764 times:

Thanks for the new thread.  

Flybe to mark 30-year milestone

Flybe marks 30 years of operations in Northern Ireland on Monday by flying in dignitaries from five key destinations for a special visit.

Originally known as Spacegrand Aviation, it provided air links from what is now George Best Belfast City Airport to Blackpool and the Isle of Man.

It has grown to become the largest schedule airline at the airport, offering 15 connections throughout the UK.

Regional manager Andrea Hayes said: "Flybe has been providing vital business and leisure links between Belfast and the rest of the UK for 30 years.


http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/ne...ark-30year-milestone-29279231.html

30 Years of Flybe in Northern Ireland. You cant take it away from them they have been loyal and dedicated to the NI market. Hopefully despite issues at Flybe they can maintain this going forward in the future.


User currently offlineEIDL From Ireland, joined Apr 2012, 422 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 3 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 20699 times:

Might make more sense to go to 7/13, although we'd need a new name for that... has anyone seen kaitak?

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (1 year 3 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 20657 times:

Quoting EIDL (Reply 2):
Might make more sense to go to 7/13, although we'd need a new name for that... has anyone seen kaitak?

Not sure . Normally a new thread would be done by now so maybe on hols? The un written rule used to be a new thread every 200 posts. After that it gets difficult for many who access this on phones/tablets etc... So a new thread was welcome but Im sure if a new title is requested then it would be amended or maybe let it be and think of one for the next thread.


User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12428 posts, RR: 37
Reply 4, posted (1 year 3 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 20425 times:

Apologies for my inattention; yes, I should have opened a new one at the 200 mark. We'll just press ahead with this one and the next one will be 8/13.

Sorry about this; things have been pretty hectic at work and elsewhere, so I have had to take my eyes off the ball a bit.

Anyway, normal service will be resumed next time.


User currently offlineshamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6331 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (1 year 3 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 20396 times:

The Aer Arann announcement was a little bit of a letdown, was hoping for some route news but the new jobs and growth plan is great to see. I'm sure now that the growth plan has had its photo call with Mr Varadkar the exact details of where the Aer Lingus Regional brand will be expanding can't be far behind.

I don't see any of Stobart's plans with SEN working with the Aer Lingus Regional brand, they mention replicating it at SEN so maybe another franchise deal for Aer Arann is in the works.


User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2887 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 3 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 20393 times:

Saw the An-225 takeoff from SNN this evening, bang on 22:00 and still quite bright out. 150-200 people gathered at the RWY24 threshold and the Traffic Corps had to direct cars on the way out! I was expecting a big crowd but not that big. Most were curious members of the public as opposed to avid planespotters. Great to see the interest.


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User currently offlineiowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4383 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (1 year 3 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 20390 times:
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Quoting EIDL (Reply 2):
Might make more sense to go to 7/13, although we'd need a new name for that... has anyone seen kaitak?
Quoting OA260 (Reply 3):
After that it gets difficult for many who access this on phones/tablets etc... So a new thread was welcome but Im sure if a new title is requested then it would be amended or maybe let it be and think of one for the next thread.
Quoting kaitak (Reply 4):
Apologies for my inattention; yes, I should have opened a new one at the 200 mark. We'll just press ahead with this one and the next one will be 8/13.

I changed the title to stay in sync with the previous threads. Sorry about that.



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User currently offlineEagleboy From Niue, joined Dec 2009, 1810 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (1 year 3 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 20390 times:
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To answer Nightfox365:
"Did he say that the AN-225 that landed was the only one ever built? As far as I know at least 2 were built, but there is only one that is airworthy, as the other one is used for spare parts."

Only 1 AN-225 was ever built. There is another in crates in the Antonov facility, it was designed to have a single vertical stabiliser. The engines were takn and used for AN-124's. However in Combat Aircraft 2 months ago they had a feature on the Antonov operation....their spokesman said they only ever get 1-2 uses per month from the AN-225, so they do not think they is a viable market for another AN-225.


User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7114 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (1 year 3 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 20221 times:

Looks like EI won the LGW BHD battle, with FlyBe selling all their Gatwick Slots.


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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (1 year 3 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 20222 times:

Shame to see the E Jets off BHD-LGW. Maybe this will give a boost to the EI loads.

Flybe axes Belfast to Gatwick flights

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 08:16 AM

Budget airline Flybe today announced it had dropped direct flights from George Best Belfast City Airport to London Gatwick.

The company confirmed it had sold all of its Gatwick arrival and departure slots to rival Easyjet for £20m (€23.4m).

http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakin...ast-to-gatwick-flights-595276.html


User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7114 posts, RR: 57
Reply 11, posted (1 year 3 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 20205 times:

One thing I find unusual is they are keeping the flights till the End of march. I presume that EZY cant take over the slots till then. How seasonal is BHD to LON?


The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offlinenightfox365 From Ireland, joined Jul 2011, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 3 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 20197 times:

So technically they built two, but one never actually flew. It remained in boxes, and used for parts for other aircraft.


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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19204 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (1 year 3 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 20193 times:

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 11):
How seasonal is BHD to LON?

I'm pushed for time, but in terms of passengers, August and January, and for LGW-BFS/BHD-LGW:

Aug 2012: 58,296
Jan 2012: 39,529

Aug 2011: 59,037
Jan 2011: 38,240

So quite seasonal!

[Edited 2013-05-23 01:23:24]


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 14, posted (1 year 3 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 20191 times:

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 11):

I see a situation where EZY is the only carrier between Belfast and Gatwick. Unless loads improve BHD-LGW EI will follow suit. BHD-LGW is not so much seasonal its too many seats by various airlines that have swamped the market and dilluted the profits.


User currently onlineBrianDromey From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 3920 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (1 year 3 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 20183 times:

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 9):

Seems EI will be the only ones on the BHD-LGW after the winter. Can't help but wonder if U2 will ramp up frequencies to BFS, or even launch BHD from LGW.
Speaking of U2, could RE expansion at SEN be linked to a franchise with them? I'm not entirely sure how you square easyJet and a prop like the ATR, but I can't see another obvious choice for a franchise type operation, unless Stobart plan to use their own brand, maybe?



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User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7114 posts, RR: 57
Reply 16, posted (1 year 3 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 20170 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 14):
I see a situation where EZY is the only carrier between Belfast and Gatwick. Unless loads improve BHD-LGW EI will follow suit. BHD-LGW is not so much seasonal its too many seats by various airlines that have swamped the market and dilluted the profits.

If FlyBe drop the route, EI's loads and Yields will improve.



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User currently onlineclydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 3 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 20143 times:

Just read that Ryanair are going to bid for Flybe's 25 LGW slots.

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19204 posts, RR: 52
Reply 18, posted (1 year 3 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 20124 times:

Quoting clydenairways (Reply 17):
Just read that Ryanair are going to bid for Flybe's 25 LGW slots.

Seems that they have now been sold to EZY (subject to BE's shareholders agreeing).

[Edited 2013-05-23 02:28:34]


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 19, posted (1 year 3 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 20090 times:

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 16):
If FlyBe drop the route, EI's loads and Yields will improve.

Not guaranteed. It depends on what the response from EI is in terms of fares. They might see this as a opportunity to hike them. Also If EZY up their frequencies and launch an aggressive fares war against EI they may loose the battle.

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User currently offlineEagleboy From Niue, joined Dec 2009, 1810 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (1 year 3 months 1 day ago) and read 20026 times:
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Quoting nightfox365 (Reply 12):
So technically they built two, but one never actually flew. It remained in boxes, and used for parts for other aircraft.

Technically they built 1, the parts for another were never assembled and are currently stored crated up in the Antonov factory. The engines that were stored for the AN-225 were used for existing AN-124s.
Approx 50 AN-124's were built, only 26 are currently flyable. Antonov would like to restart production of an improved version (AN-124-) but they need Russian Air Force to make an order to kickstart production, they say there is demand for 40-60 civilian versions worldwide. But no civilian operator will commit funds to restarting production.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 21, posted (1 year 3 months 21 hours ago) and read 19903 times:

AER LINGUS has today announced its Winter 2013/14 schedule from George Best Belfast City Airport, which continues to offer the two key routes for business, leisure and transfer traffic, in and out of London Heathrow and London Gatwick.

There will be three return flights daily to each airport with 84 weekly departures and arrivals, amounting to over 12,000 seats each week.

Commercial Manager for Aer Lingus in Northern Ireland, Valerie Abbott said; “I am delighted to announce the winter 2013/14 schedule and to reassure Northern Ireland’s travelling public that the vital London connections are secure with Aer Lingus.


User currently offlineshamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6331 posts, RR: 14
Reply 22, posted (1 year 3 months 19 hours ago) and read 19777 times:

I wasn't aware Davina Pratt was the Chief Operating Officer at Aer Arann, here's a good interview with her by ATR on the new aircraft deliveries.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bb9t_Co4TZE

In the video she mentions being an A330 pilot, where does she find the time?!


User currently offlineEIDL From Ireland, joined Apr 2012, 422 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 3 months 17 hours ago) and read 19683 times:

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 22):
In the video she mentions being an A330 pilot, where does she find the time?!

I presume she's no longer a pilot at all? Obviously she was a 330 captain when at EI.

edit: Although she does definitely say "currently". I would have thought flying for another airline would have been a massive conflict of interest for a COO?

[Edited 2013-05-23 10:24:08]

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 24, posted (1 year 3 months 17 hours ago) and read 19666 times:

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 22):
I wasn't aware Davina Pratt was the Chief Operating Officer at Aer Arann, here's a good interview with her by ATR on the new aircraft deliveries.

She is doing that for two years with the agreement of Aer Lingus as she has been seconded.


User currently offlinen272wa From Ireland, joined Jun 2007, 410 posts, RR: 7
Reply 25, posted (1 year 3 months 15 hours ago) and read 19750 times:

Hi All - after being away for over a year from this forum, it is good to be back. My new local airport is now ORK,
so I am hoping to be able to provide some info from the Real Capital. Hi to all my old friends from here and I see a lot
of new members too!   Looking forward to re-contribute on here again!
All the best, Mike



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User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12428 posts, RR: 37
Reply 26, posted (1 year 3 months 15 hours ago) and read 19718 times:

Quoting n272wa (Reply 25):
Hi All - after being away for over a year from this forum, it is good to be back. My new local airport is now ORK,
so I am hoping to be able to provide some info from the Real Capital. Hi to all my old friends from here and I see a lot
of new members too! Looking forward to re-contribute on here again!
All the best, Mike

Welcome back; we've missed your contributions!

Quoting EIDL (Reply 23):
I presume she's no longer a pilot at all? Obviously she was a 330 captain when at EI.

I would assume that since the relationship between EI and RE, that she can still maintain currency on the A330 while doing her job; she says quite clearly in the video that she is (not was) an A330 pilot.


User currently offlinenightfox365 From Ireland, joined Jul 2011, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 27, posted (1 year 3 months 12 hours ago) and read 19710 times:

They had the parts to make two but only built one of them.


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User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 28, posted (1 year 3 months 3 hours ago) and read 19598 times:


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Semi built


User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2887 posts, RR: 0
Reply 29, posted (1 year 3 months ago) and read 19495 times:

Pictures from the inaugural US SNN-PHL flight yesterday, operating again after a five-year hiatus:

http://i42.tinypic.com/5l7uyu.jpg



The flight operates onwards to PIT:



Shannon-Chicago
User currently offlineN272wa From Ireland, joined Jun 2007, 410 posts, RR: 7
Reply 30, posted (1 year 3 months ago) and read 19457 times:

Following on from the incident at LHR this morning; my brother and his wife are currently at LHR, they flew in on BA012 from SIN at 5am and were due onto EI153 to DUB and bags were tagged to DUB from SIN. He arrived at the gate with his wife to be told they were not on the flight, despite BA checking their bags to DUB! Were then told that QF made a mistake on their PER-SIN leg and were sent by EI staff all the way to T3 to "sort it" with QF. When they got there, there was no QF staff on the desk. They eventually got speaking to someone and who phoned EI and then the QF and EI staff started the blame game. EI then alleged that they were LATE for the flight and that that they have no seats left out of LHR to DUB today (which I find hard to believe). Eventually, they have now got a standby for BA836 departing hopefully at 1:30pm.... This was part of a RTW BA/EI/QF/LA itinerary. Rediculous from EI... very easy to pass the blame and do nothing.


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User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2887 posts, RR: 0
Reply 31, posted (1 year 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 19379 times:

Quoting N272wa (Reply 30):

Following on from the incident at LHR this morning...they have now got a standby for BA836 departing hopefully at 1:30pm

It looks like BA have cancelled all shorthaul flights up to 16:00

http://www.britishairways.com/travel...lightops/public/en_gb?p_faqid=4696



Shannon-Chicago
User currently offlineEagleboy From Niue, joined Dec 2009, 1810 posts, RR: 2
Reply 32, posted (1 year 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 19356 times:
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Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 31):
It looks like BA have cancelled all shorthaul flights up to 16:00

Seems quite drastic for a single aircraft incident. Protecting the longhaul schedule perhaps?

Quoting N272wa (Reply 30):
they flew in on BA012 from SIN at 5am and were due onto EI153 to DUB and bags were tagged to DUB from SIN. He arrived at the gate with his wife to be told they were not on the flight, despite BA checking their bags to DUB! Were then told that QF made a mistake on their PER-SIN leg and were sent by EI staff all the way to T3 to "sort it" with QF.

Bags checked on EI-153 means booked on it ot me......why else would BA do that. And sending a pax to another terminal when you could phone or look at the itinery on your workstation? Who would rock up to check-in after a 24 journey pretending to be on a flight? Very dodgy customer service by Menzies on behalf of EI.

Quoting Aer Lingus (Reply 28):
Semi built

Thanks for that.....I looked last night but I must have thrown the magazine out. It was a Feb issue and the article on Antonov definitely said it was in boxes,maybe there were referring to the spares taken from the 2nd airframe....... Personally I like that there is only 1, makes it more special.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 33, posted (1 year 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 19291 times:

Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 29):
Pictures from the inaugural US SNN-PHL flight yesterday, operating again after a five-year hiatus:

Call me a spoil sport but that cake looks gross . Lets hope it tasted better lol..  
Quoting Eagleboy (Reply 32):
Seems quite drastic for a single aircraft incident. Protecting the longhaul schedule perhaps?

Short haul usually takes the brunt of cancellations in these situations. L/H is protected at all costs.


User currently offlineshamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6331 posts, RR: 14
Reply 34, posted (1 year 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 19163 times:

Aer Lingus recommended to put €110m into pension scheme

The Labour Court has recommended that Aer Lingus inject a once-off lump sum of €110 million to help plug the €750 million deficit in the joint Aer Lingus/DAA pension scheme.

The recommendation is aimed at resolving a long-standing row over how the pension entitlements of Aer Lingus pensioners, employees and former employees can be best protected as the pension fund is no longer sustainable.

http://www.rte.ie/news/business/2013/0524/452478-aer-lingus-pension/

You can bet Ryanair won't be happy at this, it is firmly against Aer Lingus paying into the pension scheme. Aer Lingus will want something in return for anything they pay.


User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4634 posts, RR: 23
Reply 35, posted (1 year 2 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 18731 times:

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 34):
You can bet Ryanair won't be happy at this, it is firmly against Aer Lingus paying into the pension scheme. Aer Lingus will want something in return for anything they pay.

Of course Ryanair won't be happy with it - you can bet Aer Lingus management don't like it either. They would see it as essentially throwing €110 million down the drain as the company apparently has zero obligation to pay anything extra whatsoever.

In other articles (Irish Times, Irish Independent) apparently the employees will have to agree to a pay freeze through to December 2016, but they get a payment of just over €5,000 over 4 years to compensate for this pain. Also increments due for the past 3 years will be paid.

Looks like the court is trying to give both sides what they want - however, it's all just a recommendation from the court isn't it? None of this is binding until the unions agree and so on, one would think.



I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlineshamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6331 posts, RR: 14
Reply 36, posted (1 year 2 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 18340 times:

Ryanair's dream to be grounded: Watchdog poised to order Michael O'Leary to halve carrier's stake in Aer Lingus

Michael O'Leary, the outspoken Ryanair boss who has harboured dreams of owning Aer Lingus, will be told this week to sell around half of the budget airline's stake in Ireland's national flag carrier.

Ryanair has long pursued Aer Lingus, and has a 29.8 per cent shareholding, worth about £210m. However, attempts by Mr O'Leary, pictured, have been knocked back three times at European level, most recently in February, while the Competition Commission (CC) is due to issue its initial findings into whether holding such a significant minority stake in a rival distorts the airline market.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/bu...s-stake-in-aer-lingus-8632271.html

The final report is due in July.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 37, posted (1 year 2 months 4 weeks ago) and read 18146 times:

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 36):
Ryanair's dream to be grounded: Watchdog poised to order Michael O'Leary to halve carrier's stake in Aer Lingus

That is welcome news if true. This issue has been going on for way too long.


User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4634 posts, RR: 23
Reply 38, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 18098 times:

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 36):
Michael O'Leary, the outspoken Ryanair boss who has harboured dreams of owning Aer Lingus, will be told this week to sell around half of the budget airline's stake in Ireland's national flag carrier.

I'd be interested to see how fast Etihad picks up that 15%. After that, I imagine we might see something happen with the Government's stake as well.



I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 39, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 17812 times:

Thomson apologises to NI travellers

The holiday firm Thomson has apologised after 57 holidaymakers from Northern Ireland were unable to return home from Lanzarote for two nights.
"The Thomson flight left Belfast International later than planned on Thursday 23 May which meant that the aircraft couldn't carry out the inbound journey, flight number TOM1473, as there wasn't enough crew hours, so the passengers had a one night stop," Thomson said in a statement.

"On Friday 24 May the plane developed a technical fault which required the passengers to stay a second additional night.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-22667942

I more shocked at the load ! 57 Passengers.  Wow!


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 40, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 17452 times:

Cork Airport goes Dutch

A Dutch airline has launched a new sun charter service from Cork to a number of Mediterranean destinations this summer.

ArkeFly, a wholly owned subsidiary of travel company, TUI Group, is to make 32,000 seats available for passengers departing Cork to Lanzarote, Malaga, Las Palmas, Palma de Mallorca and Reus from Friday, June 7th to August 30th. In addition to the sun charter service, ArkeFly will also provide an additional 3,700 seats into Cork this year, with Dutch specialist inbound tour operator KRAS, also part of the TUI Group.

The holiday packages via a charter service from Amsterdam to Cork will operate weekly departing on Friday and returning on Monday.

http://thecorknews.ie/articles/cork-airport-goes-dutch-10832

Positive trends for Cork this Summer. If the rumoured seasonal TATL gets the green light for next year then it will only add to the good news.


User currently offlineJamie2k9 From Ireland, joined Jan 2012, 182 posts, RR: 2
Reply 41, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 17288 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 40):

Its noting new apart from offering packages from Amsterdam, they are just doing the regular charter flights as happens most years.


User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12428 posts, RR: 37
Reply 42, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 17267 times:

Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 38):
I'd be interested to see how fast Etihad picks up that 15%. After that, I imagine we might see something happen with the Government's stake as well.

I think it's going to make things very interesting; I would not be surprised to see EY take up this shareholding. FR won't have a lot of room to make trouble, in that there will probably be a time limit imposed on this. While I am glad to see movement on this, I wish it had to come from our competition authority, or indeed some Irish authority; it sticks in the craw somewhat that it is imposed from abroad. Still, it'll be resolved one way or another.

The question is, apart from building the shareholding, what will EY bring to EI? I don't see EI flying to AUH; perhaps some of its own routes to the US (codesharing with EI), and additional EI routes (SFO/YYZ?). Perhaps even joint purchase of A320/321NEOs?


User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2887 posts, RR: 0
Reply 43, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 17246 times:

Quoting kaitak (Reply 42):
The question is, apart from building the shareholding, what will EY bring to EI? I don't see EI flying to AUH;

I wonder is there any chance EI and EY would set up a joint venture on the DUB-AUH route where EI would fly their own metal on it? It would be a nice addition to the longhaul route network.



Shannon-Chicago
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 44, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 17195 times:

Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 43):
I wonder is there any chance EI and EY would set up a joint venture on the DUB-AUH route where EI would fly their own metal on it? It would be a nice addition to the longhaul route network.

I don't think that would be such a good idea. EY have built their product up and people like EY metal out of DUB . Coupled with a great lounge at DUB it might dilute the product.


User currently offlineJamie2k9 From Ireland, joined Jan 2012, 182 posts, RR: 2
Reply 45, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 17167 times:

Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 43):

EY have to compete with EK and EI flying for EY just doesn't do it at all.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 46, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 17164 times:

Good to see RO back in town. Hopefully they will last longer than the last attempt. Flight times a bit weird but connects to a few Balkan routes.

Tarom Launches New Service To Bucharest

Romanian national carrier Tarom officially launched its new Dublin-Bucharest service at a reception in Dublin today.

Tarom is operating the direct service three times per week, and is also offering passengers onward connections from Bucharest to destinations such as Tel Aviv, Athens, Cairo, Belgrade, and Sofia. The state owned airline previously operated the Dublin-Bucharest route from late 1999 to 2001.

Tarom’s Chief Commercial Officer Silvia Columb said she was delighted to be formally launching the new service. “I was involved in the original decision to come to Dublin, and I am so happy to be back. We have had good revenues since we started the new Dublin service in early May and I am hopeful that we will eventually have daily flights between the two cities."

http://www.dublinairport.com/gns/at-...ches_New_Service_To_Bucharest.aspx


User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12428 posts, RR: 37
Reply 47, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 17117 times:

There is an interesting development, as a result of the acquisition of a further shareholding in Jet Airways (of India) by Etihad; 9W is expected to invest in a significant fleet of 777s (which presumably it plans to hold onto, this time!), while it will also lease some of its existing A330s to Etihad.

Might these be used on some new long haul routes; looking at some possible routes from AUH to the US and the Americas via DUB, MIA strikes me as being very likely, as does MEX, ATL and DTW (though QR is expected to go in there fairly soon). If EI were to add some more US and Canadian cities and beef up UK regional routes with its ATR72s, then the "DubHub" would get quite a boost. The A330s would not be able to make the US nonstop from AUH (though the 789s would); they could fly nonstop with A345s of course, but it looks as if they're trying to phase out the A340s to more peripheral routes and are only holding onto them because they can't find buyers.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 48, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 17054 times:

Quoting kaitak (Reply 47):
DUB, MIA strikes me as being very likely

That would be the most obvious IMHO and I'm sure would do well. EY have a decent backing from the trade here in Ireland and also have the infrastructure in place to handle such flights. Staff-Sales team/lounge etc...


User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12428 posts, RR: 37
Reply 49, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 17030 times:

EI-EPU is due for delivery tomorrow.

Any sign of more A319s on the horizon? I would have thought that with IB getting rid of several narrowbodies (including A319s), that EI would be first in the queue.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 50, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 16995 times:

Quoting kaitak (Reply 49):
EI-EPU is due for delivery tomorrow.

Great to see another AC . Any name yet?

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Aer Lingus launches High Court action over Ryanair takeover bid

Aer Lingus has launched a High Court challenge against a ruling by the Irish Takeover Panel that could allow Ryanair make another bid for the national carrier in August.

The action arises out of Ryanair's failed €694m bid to win control of Aer Lingus.

That offer, which was Ryanair's third bid for its rival, was formally tabled in late July 2012.

Last February the bid was blocked by the EU Commission.

The commission said the proposed merger would harm consumers by creating a dominant company on 46 routes where the carriers are currently competing.

Last week, the Irish Takeover Panel ruled that if Ryanair decides to make another offer for Aer Lingus, it must wait until August of this year - some 12 months after the bid was first tabled.

http://www.rte.ie/news/2013/0527/452988-ryanair-aer-lingus/


User currently offlinenightfox365 From Ireland, joined Jul 2011, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 51, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 16991 times:

Why can't they just deny it and stop Ryanair from trying to take over Aer Lingus? Are they that incapable of seeing that everyone is against it? A take over of Aer Lingus by Ryanair would do so much damage to Aer Lingus, that we would see the end of the Aer Lingus name.


Flown on: bae146, bn2 islander, 741, A320, A321, A333, A332, MD80, 738
User currently offlineeirbus06 From Ireland, joined Apr 2006, 253 posts, RR: 0
Reply 52, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 16726 times:

United 944 (ORD-FRA) 777 currently diverting to DUB, reason unknown as LiveATC is down!

User currently offlinedstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1468 posts, RR: 3
Reply 53, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 16637 times:

Been some time since experiencing that new aircraft smell.
Had the pleasure of EI-FAS to and from Glasgow.

The somewhat larger bins, and strangely the new seatbacks, are positive aspects for passenger comfort. On the way out on Friday, FAS threw a hissy fit, requiring three technicians and several reboots, leading to a slight delay before getting away. Coming back was fine.

While waiting for the delayed departure, I noticed that the Iona hangar is now largely gone, - part of the back wall and the gate just left behind at that stage. Sad, really.

Bus transfer from T2 to plane was fine on the way out but on the way back it was something of a nightmare, leaving passengers to trail Heathrow style, for ages down long grey corridors, with no travelators, and of course no baggage trollies for aged or overburdened, to eventually join a very long scrum going through passport control.

How it was possible to spend billions on Terminals at DUB, and yet have buses drop off passengers miles from the exit, with long walks, should be a surprise but sadly it is not.


User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2887 posts, RR: 0
Reply 54, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 16376 times:

Thomson Airways is to use SNN for 787 training next month:

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland...-take-place-at-shannon-232563.html



Shannon-Chicago
User currently offlineshamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6331 posts, RR: 14
Reply 55, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 16336 times:

Flying with Aer Lingus Regional twice tomorrow, the SEN-DUB leg is being operated by an ATR72 instead of the usual -42 and then DUB-EDI should be a -72 as well so I might be lucky and get EI-FAS on one of those! I'd be happy with just smooth flights and no delays though.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 50):
Aer Lingus launches High Court action over Ryanair takeover bid

Can you imagine it, as long as both airlines are operating Ryanair could launch a take over attempt every 12 months if they wanted?! Madness.

Quoting kaitak (Reply 49):
Any sign of more A319s on the horizon? I would have thought that with IB getting rid of several narrowbodies (including A319s), that EI would be first in the queue.

I guess this one is based in DUB? Will be nice to see it at a few European airports. I hope they sort out the reduced legroom though, looks rather tight unless you're in the front rows like with the other ex-IB aircraft.

We're still waiting to hear about the 757 plan and long haul schedules for winter, rumoured to be announced this week but either way it can't be far off so maybe additional aircraft for short haul will be announced as part of this.


User currently offlinekl911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5126 posts, RR: 12
Reply 56, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 16303 times:

Quoting dstc47 (Reply 53):
Bus transfer from T2 to plane was fine on the way out but on the way back it was something of a nightmare, leaving passengers to trail Heathrow style, for ages down long grey corridors, with no travelators, and of course no baggage trollies for aged or overburdened, to eventually join a very long scrum going through passport control.

How it was possible to spend billions on Terminals at DUB, and yet have buses drop off passengers miles from the exit, with long walks, should be a surprise but sadly it is not.

I had the same at ORK last week. Arriving from Amsterdam in pouring rain, we were the only plane at that time at the airport and parked 'remote', walking to the terminal. Wet wet wet.


User currently offlineEIBoston From Ireland, joined Sep 2006, 448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 57, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 16317 times:

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 55):
We're still waiting to hear about the 757 plan and long haul schedules for winter, rumoured to be announced this week but either way it can't be far off so maybe additional aircraft for short haul will be announced as part of this.

Just booked a trip for Christmas BOS-SNN and as I was selecting my seats, I was thinking this could well change from a A330 to a B757 by the time I fly. Personally not an issue for me but with a family of 4, the 330 makes it easier to all sit together.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 58, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 16287 times:

Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 54):
Thomson Airways is to use SNN for 787 training next month:

Nice for the local spotters.  
Quoting EIBoston (Reply 57):
Just booked a trip for Christmas BOS-SNN and as I was selecting my seats, I was thinking this could well change from a A330 to a B757 by the time I fly. Personally not an issue for me but with a family of 4, the 330 makes it easier to all sit together.

That's a strong possibility.


User currently offlineEagleboy From Niue, joined Dec 2009, 1810 posts, RR: 2
Reply 59, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 16157 times:
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Quoting EIBoston (Reply 57):
Just booked a trip for Christmas BOS-SNN and as I was selecting my seats, I was thinking this could well change from a A330 to a B757 by the time I fly. Personally not an issue for me but with a family of 4, the 330 makes it easier to all sit together.

The 2012 results mentioned B757 leased "from early 2014" so you will be OK at Christmas.


User currently offlinenightfox365 From Ireland, joined Jul 2011, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 60, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 15914 times:

I am just wondering has anyone heard about Harbour Air IReland? if so any info on them you can share? I know about the Harbour Air in Canada.


Flown on: bae146, bn2 islander, 741, A320, A321, A333, A332, MD80, 738
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 61, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 15909 times:

Hi all . Just completed my BA TR flying from Belfast City this time Via LHR to FCO. Pretty standard Domestic service and catering. No changes to the old BMI lounge. Could do with a makeover. Love the direct boarding they still have from the lounge. It was great to have another Irish Anetter to keep me company  http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/COSTA/file_zpsa2f1876b.jpg

Costa Cruise's Accident Ship+BA BHD-LHR-FCO+Lounge (by OA260 May 28 2013 in Trip Reports)

Still cant believe I have not yet sampled EI out of BHD yet. Just have not had the itinerary or timings Ive needed.

Quoting nightfox365 (Reply 60):
I am just wondering has anyone heard about Harbour Air IReland? if so any info on them you can share?

Nothing more than their website. http://www.harbourflights.com Interesting idea.


User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12428 posts, RR: 37
Reply 62, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 15820 times:

Ryanair has detailed its fleet planning over the next few years, following its new 737 order (shareholder approval being sought this week):

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...eliveries-of-new-737-fleet-386379/

Highlights:

- For the current financial year, the fleet of 305 will be pared back to 290, with 15 acft going back to lessors or sold.
- The first 11 of the new fleet will arrive by the end of March 2015
- In the following four years, the airline will take 35, 50, 50 and 29 acft, while withdrawing 105 aircraft over that period
- The fleet will reach 375 units by March 2019, which will give it the capacity to fly 100M PASSENGERS a year
- Has used Eximbank for majority of fleet acquisitions to date, but it looking for alternatives, because Eximbank fees have been increasing
- Without discounts, the cost of the new fleet will be c.$81m (before confidential discounts)
- Ryanair orders 246 of its own aircrafft


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 63, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 15476 times:

American Airlines seem to be advertising every where at the moment. DUB-JFK starts 13th June and they are teaming up with BA to offer bonus AA/BA FF members up to 20K bonus miles/AVIOS. The BA promo is a pre reg one at BA.COM/DUBJFK If someone is heading to the USA anyway its a great way to boost your balance 

User currently offlineN272wa From Ireland, joined Jun 2007, 410 posts, RR: 7
Reply 64, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 15356 times:

9A-CTK Croatian OU3500, A320 is inbound to ORK from DUB now. Heading off to Dubrovnik at 8:30pm. Clear blue skies this evening in Cork.


Next: (EI)DUB-ORD-DUB, DUB-EWR-IAH-DFW-MSY-AUS-AMA-DEN-EWR-DUB
User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2887 posts, RR: 0
Reply 65, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 15154 times:

Does anyone know handling agency for EI at ORD?


Shannon-Chicago
User currently offlineMichaelEI From Ireland, joined Jan 2011, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 66, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 15151 times:

Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 65):
Does anyone know handling agency for EI at ORD?

That'd be Sunline Services  http://www.sunlineservices.com/


User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2887 posts, RR: 0
Reply 67, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 15145 times:

Quoting MichaelEI (Reply 66):

Great, thanks for the quick reply!



Shannon-Chicago
User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7114 posts, RR: 57
Reply 68, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 15080 times:

Top ten O&D destinations from Ireland for 2012 to North America


New York John F Kennedy International (JFK) 438,602

Boston Logan International (BOS) 244,230

Chicago O’Hare International (ORD) 172,757

San Francisco International (SFO) 112,822

Newark Liberty International (EWR) 111,211

Orlando International (MCO) 106,238

Toronto Lester B Pearson International (YYZ) 103,168

Los Angeles International (LAX) 60,944

Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) 46,653

Las Vegas McCarran (LAS) 39,426


http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/...l-to-boost-transatlantic-offering/



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User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 69, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 14914 times:

Dublin T1 to get a facelift


http://www.independent.ie/business/i...o-get-major-facelift-29307341.html


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 70, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 14883 times:

Quoting Aer Lingus (Reply 69):
Dublin T1 to get a facelift

Yes they need to do something. Maybe put in new flooring like in T2 and gut out arrivals as its very tired and old looking. It needs a major overhaul. Something bright, modern and airy.


User currently onlineDublinspotter From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2011, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 71, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 14712 times:

Hi

Japanese Air Force 744 just flew overhead into aldergrove, did a touch and go and then returned for a landing.... Do anyone know when it's leaving? And will it come back?

Because i might head to the airport tomorrow to see it of it there... Thanks for the help  Smile

Dublinspotter  

[Edited 2013-05-30 08:36:02]


Dublinspotter :)
User currently offlinedstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1468 posts, RR: 3
Reply 72, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 14493 times:

Quoting Dublinspotter (Reply 71):
Japanese Air Force 744 just flew overhead into aldergrove

Presumably it is a test connected to the upcoming G8 meeting in Fermanagh next month, but no information as to departure.


User currently offlineEagleboy From Niue, joined Dec 2009, 1810 posts, RR: 2
Reply 73, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 14309 times:
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Read elsewhere that they requested the touch and go so they could do a dry run of 2 ILS approaches....must be testing ahead of the summit.

User currently offlinedstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1468 posts, RR: 3
Reply 74, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 14117 times:

That time of year again.
Is your identity information up to date to fly?

The Examiner is reporting changed arrangements for issue of Irish Passports including the following, - that applications made through standard postal service will no longer be processed after June 30, by Express Post only after that. (Whether for a period, or permanently, is not clear). Also changes to the reception arrangements at the Dublin public office.

The Departments website does not say this yet, at least not in any clear way, but it does suggest not using the regular post, if your departure is in less than eight weeks. Perhaps it is awaiting an update.


Ryanair, in particular, are fond of passports.


User currently offlineac747 From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 277 posts, RR: 5
Reply 75, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 14119 times:

FlyNonStop to add Kristiansand - Dublin in October.

J7316 Arr Dublin 1505 Dep Dublin 1540 J7317 Thursday
J7314 Arr Dublin 1220 Dep Dublin 1255 J7315 Sunday

E190.

http://flynonstop.no/

[Edited 2013-05-31 02:54:29]


Haven't we been here before ?
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 76, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 14095 times:

Quoting ac747 (Reply 75):

A new EJet route is always welcomed  


User currently offlinetonymctigue From Ireland, joined Feb 2006, 1944 posts, RR: 9
Reply 77, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 14230 times:
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Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 6):
Saw the An-225 takeoff from SNN this evening, bang on 22:00 and still quite bright out. 150-200 people gathered at the RWY24 threshold and the Traffic Corps had to direct cars on the way out! I was expecting a big crowd but not that big. Most were curious members of the public as opposed to avid planespotters. Great to see the interest.

You would have seen me arriving so from LHR on the EI387 about 15 minutes beforehand so! Got a great view of the An-225 as we taxied to the apron from RWY 24. It has been a few years since I saw it last. I forgot just how big it is! Apart from the An-225 nerds, SNN was actually quite busy when I arrived. That said, three flights from London all arrived at about the same time but it certainly was busier than I have seen it in a long time. I had a good trip home with CX most of the way (although I was not impressed with the seat spacing on the B777-300ER) and the final leg into SNN with EI.

Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 54):
Thomson Airways is to use SNN for 787 training next month:

There will be some good spotting so over the next few months particurarly when combined with the new scheduled services. Probably the best it has been for the past several years. UA are strongly advertising the SNN-ORD service around Galway, Limerick and Clare. US are advertising but not quite as strongly. I have only seen one ad in the Clare Champion for SNN-PHL.



Next Flights: 27/06/14 CX 178 MEL-HKG; 28/06/14 CX 830 HKG-JFK; 04/07/14 EI 134 BOS-SNN
User currently onlineeicvd From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2152 posts, RR: 4
Reply 78, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 14178 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 76):

& it has quite a striking livery too  


User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2887 posts, RR: 0
Reply 79, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 13918 times:

Quoting tonymctigue (Reply 77):
You would have seen me arriving so from LHR on the EI387 about 15 minutes beforehand so!

Indeed I did. When I got there three aircraft were lined up to land with their lights on - it was something I'm not used to seeing at SNN...more like ORD or DUB! As you say all three were coming from LON (2x FR and 1x EI) so the crowd were treated to a nice pre-show before the AN-225 takeoff.



Shannon-Chicago
User currently offlinetonymctigue From Ireland, joined Feb 2006, 1944 posts, RR: 9
Reply 80, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 13639 times:
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Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 79):
Indeed I did. When I got there three aircraft were lined up to land with their lights on - it was something I'm not used to seeing at SNN...more like ORD or DUB! As you say all three were coming from LON (2x FR and 1x EI) so the crowd were treated to a nice pre-show before the AN-225 takeoff.

Yes indeed. I too saw the lights from the other two aircraft coming in behind us as we turned off RWY 24 and had pretty much the exact same thought. There was a time when that occurred pretty regularly at SNN but it has been several years now since I have seen a queue to land at SNN. Lets hope it becomes a more regular sight in the not too distant future.



Next Flights: 27/06/14 CX 178 MEL-HKG; 28/06/14 CX 830 HKG-JFK; 04/07/14 EI 134 BOS-SNN
User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2887 posts, RR: 0
Reply 81, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 13451 times:

Quoting tonymctigue (Reply 80):
Yes indeed. I too saw the lights from the other two aircraft coming in behind us as we turned off RWY 24 and had pretty much the exact same thought. There was a time when that occurred pretty regularly at SNN but it has been several years now since I have seen a queue to land at SNN. Lets hope it becomes a more regular sight in the not too distant future.

I remember maybe three or four years ago when the IAA air traffic controllers were on strike and at about 23:50 (the strike was to end at 00:00) four aircraft came out of nowhere and entered a holding pattern over my house in west Limerick, between about 2,000-4,000 feet and begun lining up for RWY06. It was a very interesting to watch!



Shannon-Chicago
User currently offlinekl911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5126 posts, RR: 12
Reply 82, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 13306 times:

Summer season is now really kicking off at ORK too. 10 departures in the first hour , for most days.
I'm going to see for myself Thursday how busy it will be. ( 7:15 departure to BOD)

Question, why are there two Titan flights to Tarbes-Lourdes today from Cork? Sport charters?


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 83, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 13293 times:

Quoting kl911 (Reply 82):
Question, why are there two Titan flights to Tarbes-Lourdes today from Cork? Sport charters?

Could they be Lourdes religious charters?

Seems it could be JWT running them.

http://www.joewalshtours.ie/holiday-...r/Cork-5-nights-2013-06-11-Lourdes

[Edited 2013-06-01 10:51:00]

User currently offlineN272wa From Ireland, joined Jun 2007, 410 posts, RR: 7
Reply 84, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 13296 times:

Hey Bastiaan - thanks for your Welcome back message which, was suspiciously deleted...
In any case - Titan G-POWH 757 operated ORK-LDE earlier and is then heading LDE-NOC-LDE.
Predominantly these flights are for ecclesiastical charters to Lourdes Shrine! Air Dolomiti kicked off to Verona today as well as FR to BOD, REU and CCF. Nice to see the extra capacity here in Cork for sure! Enjoy Bordeaux  



Next: (EI)DUB-ORD-DUB, DUB-EWR-IAH-DFW-MSY-AUS-AMA-DEN-EWR-DUB
User currently offlinekl911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5126 posts, RR: 12
Reply 85, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 13273 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 83):
Could they be Lourdes religious charters?

haha, I should have known.   Thx.

Quoting N272wa (Reply 84):
Hey Bastiaan - thanks for your Welcome back message which, was suspiciously deleted...
In any case - Titan G-POWH 757 operated ORK-LDE earlier and is then heading LDE-NOC-LDE.
Predominantly these flights are for ecclesiastical charters to Lourdes Shrine! Air Dolomiti kicked off to Verona today as well as FR to BOD, REU and CCF. Nice to see the extra capacity here in Cork for sure! Enjoy Bordeaux

Hey Mike, Thanks. There should be another titan leaving at 18:50. Will have a look from my house.  


edit: I Just see Titan 757 on approach from NOC on flightradar24. Guess the pax at airport have been waiting for a while..  Smile

[Edited 2013-06-01 11:15:13]

User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2887 posts, RR: 0
Reply 86, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 13202 times:

Medical diversion into SNN this evening - Corsair flight SS900 (ORY-YUL), an Airbus A330. Arrived Gate 8 at 17:59 and departed 19:33.


Shannon-Chicago
User currently offlineEIBusiness From Ireland, joined Feb 2010, 640 posts, RR: 7
Reply 87, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 12865 times:

O'Leary blasts 'spineless' Aer Lingus on pension deal

http://www.independent.ie/business/i...ngus-on-pension-deal-29312090.html

With regard to the Pension Deficit issue - things have (so far) panned out as expected with regard to the one time material contribution to the Scheme. This is a very significant contribution by the Company along with being a very large exceptional cost and Total Reserves impacting item for the Full Year.

Despite the (understandable) cost containment provisos that are associated with this Offer - I think that all interested parties would be very foolish not to accept it. There aren't too many PLCs lining up (globally) to make such contributions to their respective Scheme deficits (where not legally obliged)!

On a separate issue: It's a major disappointment that the Wi-Fi service continues to be unavailable - with no fixed date yet for blanket wide rollout on the A330 Fleet - apparently due to technical issues with the system on two aircraft.

From a commercial perspective - it's certainly a short term disaster: The System has been implemented on the basis of specific earned revenue targets for FY 2013. We are now progressing through Peak Season without any such revenues earned to date. Overall - this is a poor showing from EI - regardless of the technical parameters involved. The implementation Team were only too well aware of the scheduled launch date of the System.

On another note: There was a total AVOD system failure on EI-DAA last night - from the outset, apparently due to a file loading rather than hardware issue. That, coupled with the abovementioned delayed introduction of Wi-Fi is hardly representative of a leading in-flight experience on the North Atlantic to/from Ireland.

EIBusiness

[Edited 2013-06-02 05:05:57]


Vivo Per Lei...
User currently offlinegulfstream From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 88, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 12788 times:
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Flew Business class SNN - BOS #135 this past Wednesday on EI-DUO. Inquired of cabin staff as to WiFi and was told that it had been installed but had only functioned for one day and then quit. F/A had no idea when it would be available.

Gulfstream


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 89, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 12614 times:

EIR have launched DUB-BHX :

Aer Lingus Regional launches Birmingham service

Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Aer Arann, today expanded services to Birmingham with the launch of its first flight from Dublin.

The airline will now operate three daily return flights to Birmingham from Dublin Airport and aims to fly up to 65,000 extra passengers on the route this year.

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news...s-birmingham-service-29313305.html

Nice to see EIR launch another route. Hope it works well for them and we will see more destinations soon.


User currently offlineEagleboy From Niue, joined Dec 2009, 1810 posts, RR: 2
Reply 90, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 12190 times:
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Willie Walsh arguing for FR ownership of EI:
http://www.independent.ie/business/i...ir-says-willie-walsh-29314956.html

Apparently FR are more focused on Ireland's interests then EY, so they would be better owners of EI.

"What he (James Hogan )has done with the investments he has made is to use those airlines to flow traffic over Abu Dhabi. What James would want is to take traffic over Ireland to Abu Dhabi. I don't think that's necessarily aligned with what Ireland would want to do"
.................meaning WW wants the Asia bound traffic out of Ireland to use LHR rather than AUH!!!


User currently offlinegosimeon From Ireland, joined Jan 2008, 663 posts, RR: 0
Reply 91, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 12078 times:

Quoting Eagleboy (Reply 90):
"What he (James Hogan )has done with the investments he has made is to use those airlines to flow traffic over Abu Dhabi. What James would want is to take traffic over Ireland to Abu Dhabi. I don't think that's necessarily aligned with what Ireland would want to do"

I know WW has a vested interest here, but he may still have a point. Whilst I'd hate to see FR control EI for many reasons, I think people are sometimes too easily won over by Etihad's interest. They have zero interest in Irish aviation past getting bums to their hub and onwards to Asia/Oz. I think, under their ownership, EI could well become just a feeder airline. At least as things stand, they can do what they want and develop partnerships with whoever offers them the most. The tables would be turned if Etihad own them.

Still though, if it really has to come down to one or the other...   

Interesting analysis of the Aer Lingus situation and their pensions deal in today's Irish Times if anyone needs bed-time reading: "Ryanair’s tenure as an Aer Lingus shareholder is either one of the worst cases of corporate vandalism ever seen in Ireland or yet another example of Michael O’Leary’s ability to think a bit bigger and longer than most."

http://www.irishtimes.com/business/s...al-problem-at-aer-lingus-1.1415168

[Edited 2013-06-03 14:57:20]

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 92, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 11918 times:

Some disruption around BFS for the G8 and Im sure spotting will be quite difficult.

Aldergrove: security around airport stepped up for G8

Police are stepping up security around Belfast International Airport in the run-up to the G8 summit in Fermanagh.

They warned that security would be tight between 14 and 19 June as many of the G8 world leaders and their delegations will use the airport.

Ch Supt Henry Irvine: "As we approach 17 June this operation will intensify and the visible police presence will increase further."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-22740075
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Important passenger information - Travelling during the G8 summit

Published: 03 June 2013

Passengers urged to leave extra time for their journey to the airport

With just two weeks to go until the 2013 G8 Summit begins at the Lough Erne Golf Resort in Fermanagh, police are again reminding members of the public that they may experience a degree of disruption in the period leading up to and during the event.

Senior officers responsible for the security of the area around Belfast International Airport are especially keen to advise of potential delays for those planning to travel in or through the Antrim, Crumlin, Templepatrick, Killead or Aldergrove areas between 14th and 19th June.

D District Commander Chief Superintendent Henry Irvine, the officer in charge of the security operation, said; “As a number of the G8 world leaders and their delegations will enter Northern Ireland via Aldergrove and Belfast International Airport, it is essential that these sites along with the surrounding routes and land are kept secure.

http://www.belfastairport.com/en/new...avelling-during-the-g8-summit.html


User currently offlineei2ksea From Ireland, joined Jul 2004, 578 posts, RR: 0
Reply 93, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 11661 times:

Howdy folks,

I just booked my summer trip home to Ireland for late June into July - BOS->JFK->SNN with DL.

I know its aiming for the peak of the season and no reflection of yields or otherwise, but anecdotally I've been impressed by the loads I'm seeing on the seasonal US carriers flights into SNN. The US PHL service, UA ORD service and Deltas JFK service seem to be pretty well full up for the broad selection of dates I'm seeing in June through August. Hopefully this augers well for the tourism industry in Ireland and the continued availability of these flights in the future.



Next Flight: DUB-BOS (EI), BOS-DEN-PDX (SWA), SEA-BOS (AS)
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 94, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 11593 times:

A tech issue today crashed all the check in systems at DUB. Major lines for checking in . Wouldnt surprise me if people missed their flights.

Must have been the heatwave. http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/EIT2_zpsd50668a9.jpg


User currently offlinedstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1468 posts, RR: 3
Reply 95, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 11205 times:

Amazing as it may seem, Kerry Airport makes a profit.

In the annual report for 2012 it reported a profit of €1,799. The previous year it had an operating loss of €44,803.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 96, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 11151 times:

One Tour Operator had amazing deals with hotels from DUB-PRG 4 nights hotel for EUR219 all in for these random dates for repositioning.

SmartWings starts Prague – Dublin route against Aer Lingus

SmartWings, the low-cost airline operated by tour operator Travel Service, started flying a new weekly service between Prague (PRG) and Dublin (DUB) on 1 June. The service only operates until 21 September (just 17 return flights) and faces significant competition from Aer Lingus’ daily service. The route was also operated by Ryanair between November 2007 and October 2010. However, the main purpose of the SmartWings service appears to be to position an aircraft in Dublin to enable Travel Service to operate charter flights from Dublin to Agadir, Faro, Heraklion and Palma de Mallorca over the weekend. This explains why Prague – Dublin flights operate very early on Saturday mornings (Prague departure is at 05:00) and the Dublin – Prague flights operate on Monday mornings.

http://www.anna.aero/2013/06/05/smar...dublin-service-against-aer-lingus/

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New Shannon boss hopes to handle cabin pressure

“A LITTLE bit of pressure is no bad thing”, Shannon Airport’s new boss has said in response to expectations he is the man to turn its fortunes around.

Scotsman Neil Pakey has led management teams which saw extraordinary growth in passenger numbers at both Liverpool and Manchester airports and his credentials and track record have led to new wave of optimism in the Mid-West.

While he does not take up his position as chief executive of Shannon Airport until June 10, Mr Pakey jetted in last week to celebrate the inaugural flight of US Airways’ restored seasonal service to Philadelphia.

“We’ll have the good days and we’ll have some bad days but hopefully we will have much more ups than downs,” he said. “It’s a big challenge but a big opportunity as well. Today is US Airways’ day and it’s a great pleasure to be here and see all the optimism. It is good that 90% of the [Philadelphia] flight is inbound tourism to the west of Ireland.

http://www.limerickleader.ie/news/bu...to-handle-cabin-pressure-1-5146609


User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7114 posts, RR: 57
Reply 97, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 10991 times:

Quoting dstc47 (Reply 95):
Amazing as it may seem, Kerry Airport makes a profit.

In the annual report for 2012 it reported a profit of €1,799. The previous year it had an operating loss of €44,803.

Hardly investment potential, but considering how difficult things are these days, a great result...

Can I clarify if this is before or after state subsidies?



The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 98, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 10602 times:

Looking forward to seeing EI's new LHR home in 12 months. Also the lounge too.

Aer Lingus's new Heathrow home

HEATHROW'S new Terminal 2 will be the new London home to Aer Lingus when it opens its doors in a year's time.

The £2.5bn (€2.9bn) terminal will open its doors on June 4, 2014, with the first aircraft, a United Airlines flight from Chicago, scheduled to land at 05.55.

Terminal 2 will eventually serve 20m passengers a year and be home to 23 Star Alliance airlines, as well as Aer Lingus, Virgin Atlantic, Little Red and germanwings carriers.

http://www.herald.ie/news/aer-linguss-new-heathrow-home-29323162.html

Only 12 months left to enjoy the ''Green Mile''  


User currently offlineshamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6331 posts, RR: 14
Reply 99, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 10438 times:

Had two great flights with Aer Lingus Regional last week, EI-SLN and EI-REI both look a little worn on the inside but apart from that everything was positive with great cabin crew and on time arrivals. There was reasonably healthy load on the SEN-DUB leg, hopefully the new timetable is having a positive impact while the DUB-EDI flight was packed, didn't actually see a spare seat!

Would love to see them back in LTN at some stage.

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Up, up and away as rejuvenated Aer Arann takes off

Quote:
The benefits of a prosperous Aer Arann should also be seen in Cork and Shannon airports, with the promise of more deployment of aircraft as the fleet increases to 15, the majority of them brand new following a €145m deal struck for new equipment recently.

Mr Fagan said he would hope to add a third aircraft from next year to the two already based in Cork and add another to the one in Shannon.

Another aircraft from Shannon and Cork.

http://www.irishexaminer.com/busines...ed-aer-arann-takes-off-233196.html

Quoting OA260 (Reply 98):
Only 12 months left to enjoy the ''Green Mile''

I don't know about anyone else but I'll miss it, Aer Lingus has been there since before I was born so every flight I've ever taken with them out of LHR was at those gates!

I know there was a bit of confusion about whether those gates were going or staying as part of the new T2 but surely the walk would be too long? A new lounge would probably see Aer Lingus move all the fixtures and fittings to the new location instead of designing and building a new one from scratch, it has only been a few years since the current lounge was updated. I just hope the new location comes with some windows!


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 100, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 10432 times:

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 99):
I don't know about anyone else but I'll miss it, Aer Lingus has been there since before I was born so every flight I've ever taken with them out of LHR was at those gates!

I can see where your coming from and I used them for over a decade but I wont miss it. I think they ruined it when they ''enhanced'' it . It was not good before . I actually miss T2 . Fond memories there both as a passenger and working there. Still it all became sub standard in todays world.

Talking of lounges the new DAA lounge (former BMI ) lounge is now open. Similar colours to the one at B Gates and equally boring. ( Mind you at least there are good views from the former ) . Never thought Id miss the BMI lounge !


User currently offlinen272wa From Ireland, joined Jun 2007, 410 posts, RR: 7
Reply 101, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 9970 times:

Has anyone been on the albino EI-FCC A320 yet? I thought this was a standby a/c but seems to be operating revenue services already. It is going to Allegiant Air after summer with Aer Lingus.


Next: (EI)DUB-ORD-DUB, DUB-EWR-IAH-DFW-MSY-AUS-AMA-DEN-EWR-DUB
User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2887 posts, RR: 0
Reply 102, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 9980 times:

The inaugural ORD-SNN service operated by UA is on its feet:



A long time coming after a four year hiatus. The service was last operated by EI, 3x weekly in Summer 2009. I recently heard a rumour from the outsourced EI groundstaff at ORD that SNN-ORD was in EI's initial 757 plans. I'm sure this has changed now though after UA announced the service. I really hope this meets and exceeds expectations for UA and here's to an extended season next summer! Can't wait to use the service myself. My extended family are booked on numerous flights over the next three months also.



Shannon-Chicago
User currently offlineJamie2k9 From Ireland, joined Jan 2012, 182 posts, RR: 2
Reply 103, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 9878 times:

Quoting n272wa (Reply 101):

There has being some technical problems this week with other aircraft so that may be why it was operating and as the new A319 only arrived Friday which as entered services on Sunday that may also be why it was operating.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 104, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 9816 times:

Aer Lingus flying high as passenger numbers rise by 5.3pc

Aer Lingus passenger numbers rose by 5.3pc to 1,021,000 in May 2013 compared to May 2012, it was announced today, as the airline released its May 2013 traffic statistics.

The airline welcomes the increase, following a 2.5pc decline in the year on year April passenger figures released in May 2013. However, this decline was attributed to the Easter Bank Holiday, which fell in March this year, as opposed to April as it did in 2012.

http://www.independent.ie/business/i...numbers-rise-by-53pc-29327516.html

Some good news on the figures.

A more in depth analysis here :

http://corporate.aerlingus.com/media...fs/Traffic_Statistics_May_2013.pdf

[Edited 2013-06-07 00:35:12]

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 105, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 9712 times:

United Airlines is “looking closely” at a non-stop Dublin – San Francisco route, probably employing a B787 Dreamliner.

Interviewed yesterday by ITTN’s News & Features Editor, Neil Steedman, United’s James Mueller, Vice President Atlantic and Pacific Sales – who was in Dublin yesterday to celebrate United’s 15th anniversary serving Ireland and for today’s inaugural Shannon – Chicago flight – said: “There is no announcement today (!) but we are looking closely at a non-stop Ireland – US West Coast service and San Francisco is a major hub for us. Customers in the IT space in California are asking for more international routes – and those in Ireland! Consistency of service is important, of course, and we are watching this issue very closely. Such a route would be ideal for our B787 Dreamliner fleet.”

http://www.ittn.ie/bulletins/united-...-of-non-stop-dublin-san-francisco/

Certainly would be an ideal route for the 787. Aer Lingus will need to get in first if they seriously want to start West Coast again .


User currently offlinetonymctigue From Ireland, joined Feb 2006, 1944 posts, RR: 9
Reply 106, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 9669 times:
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Quoting Jamie2k9 (Reply 103):
A long time coming after a four year hiatus. The service was last operated by EI, 3x weekly in Summer 2009. I recently heard a rumour from the outsourced EI groundstaff at ORD that SNN-ORD was in EI's initial 757 plans. I'm sure this has changed now though after UA announced the service. I really hope this meets and exceeds expectations for UA and here's to an extended season next summer! Can't wait to use the service myself. My extended family are booked on numerous flights over the next three months also.

Certainly seems likes SNN's fortunes have started to turn for the better. I passed through twice in the last three weeks on my brief trip home and the place was noticeably busier than it had been for a long time. Loads on LHR-SNN was I would say about 70% and on SNN-LHR I would say in the high 80's. There was also a FR SNN-LGW flight boarding at the same time which judging by the size of the queue was in the high 80's also. Also, there seems to be a new air of vibrance and optomism about SNN which has replaced the air of decay and doom that has hung over the place for the last seveal years. Still a long way to go to full recovery but so far so good. They certainly seem to have appointed some good people to the board of the new SAA.



Next Flights: 27/06/14 CX 178 MEL-HKG; 28/06/14 CX 830 HKG-JFK; 04/07/14 EI 134 BOS-SNN
User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2887 posts, RR: 0
Reply 107, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 9386 times:

Some pictures of the inaugural ORD-SNN-ORD flights:

http://i40.tinypic.com/5oa1jl.jpg
Taken at ORD Terminal 1, Gate C21 prior to the departure of flight UA66


Flight UA67 taxiing for departure to RWY06 at SNN

http://i43.tinypic.com/qs389l.jpg
Another "creative" cake

http://i42.tinypic.com/erlfma.jpg
The Blues Brothers playing before boarding at Gate 108

Press releases:
(SNN): http://www.shannonairport.ie/gns/abo...top_Shannon_-_Chicago_Service.aspx

(ORD): http://myemail.constantcontact.com/-...soid=1102463494613&aid=I0gnBZT9vBY


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Next phase of ORD T5 rejuvenation opens to the public: http://myemail.constantcontact.com/S...soid=1102463494613&aid=UOEK-UZU2Q8

Aer Lingus continues to use the International Terminal at ORD so it's a huge improvement for their customers.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 105):
United Airlines is “looking closely” at a non-stop Dublin – San Francisco route, probably employing a B787 Dreamliner.

If worse came to worse and UA did launch SFO before EI, couldn't EI just relaunch LAX?



Shannon-Chicago
User currently offlineToulouse From Switzerland, joined Apr 2005, 2758 posts, RR: 58
Reply 108, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 9375 times:

I see Qatar Airways flight 3042 just departed DUB for Doha... Is this a once-off? It's not showing on DUB departure board, I saw it on flightradar24 and checked flight numb og Qatars website and it lists it?.


Long live Aer Lingus!
User currently offlineEIDL From Ireland, joined Apr 2012, 422 posts, RR: 0
Reply 109, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 9322 times:

Quoting Toulouse (Reply 108):
I see Qatar Airways flight 3042 just departed DUB for Doha... Is this a once-off? It's not showing on DUB departure board, I saw it on flightradar24 and checked flight numb og Qatars website and it lists it?.

Being painted I believe, been quite a lot of them in over the past while.


User currently offlinen272wa From Ireland, joined Jun 2007, 410 posts, RR: 7
Reply 110, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 9318 times:

Hey AmricanShamrock - brilliant pics   Thanks for posting. Fantastic new service for SNN... I think EI really lost out here!


Next: (EI)DUB-ORD-DUB, DUB-EWR-IAH-DFW-MSY-AUS-AMA-DEN-EWR-DUB
User currently offlineshamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6331 posts, RR: 14
Reply 111, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 9327 times:

Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 107):
If worse came to worse and UA did launch SFO before EI, couldn't EI just relaunch LAX?

Aer Lingus will only have themselves to blame if United get in there before them. I know the rumours have been rife for well over a year and they've been understandably cautious before making any announcements but that length of time leaves the door wide open for competitors like UA. I also doubt we'd see EI launch LAX in response, it's SFO or nothing.

Quoting n272wa (Reply 101):

Has anyone been on the albino EI-FCC A320 yet? I thought this was a standby a/c but seems to be operating revenue services already. It is going to Allegiant Air after summer with Aer Lingus.

It's had titles and a Shamrock applied.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/namcys11/8978285462/

Looks quite odd actually, reminds me of the two A320s they leased from Swiss in 2004.


User currently offlineToulouse From Switzerland, joined Apr 2005, 2758 posts, RR: 58
Reply 112, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 9297 times:

Quoting EIDL (Reply 109):

Thanks so much eidl



Long live Aer Lingus!
User currently offlinen272wa From Ireland, joined Jun 2007, 410 posts, RR: 7
Reply 113, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 9253 times:

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 111):

Definitely a minimalist paint job on FCC!!
Can 't say I blame them when it will be gone after summer season.



Next: (EI)DUB-ORD-DUB, DUB-EWR-IAH-DFW-MSY-AUS-AMA-DEN-EWR-DUB
User currently offlinetonymctigue From Ireland, joined Feb 2006, 1944 posts, RR: 9
Reply 114, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 9252 times:
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Quoting Toulouse (Reply 108):
Aer Lingus continues to use the International Terminal at ORD so it's a huge improvement for their customers.

Not before time! The setup at Terminal 5 was absolutely ridiculous, particurarly for an airport terminal that is not that old. I think T5 at ORD is the most disappointed I have ever been with any airport terminal I have been through.



Next Flights: 27/06/14 CX 178 MEL-HKG; 28/06/14 CX 830 HKG-JFK; 04/07/14 EI 134 BOS-SNN
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 115, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 9139 times:

Some news from BHD. BA are investing £85,000 in a new lounge. Aer Lingus also to use this. The former BMI lounge will be closed from 1st July for two weeks to enable the refurb.

User currently offlinedstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1468 posts, RR: 3
Reply 116, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 9068 times:

Exciting day yesterday for the Shannon Rescue helicopter.
Scrambled to deal with a medical emergency on a cruise liner in the Atlantic, ran in to technical problems while refuelling on an oil rig. Luckily the call for immediate medivac was cancelled.

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news...h-grounds-helicopter-29329220.html


http://www.irishtimes.com/news/longe...escue-mission-stood-down-1.1420947

[Edited 2013-06-08 00:57:46]

User currently offlinen272wa From Ireland, joined Jun 2007, 410 posts, RR: 7
Reply 117, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 8971 times:

Just saw an Air Dolomiti E190 land in Cork. Has to be one of the smartest looking Ejets around.


Next: (EI)DUB-ORD-DUB, DUB-EWR-IAH-DFW-MSY-AUS-AMA-DEN-EWR-DUB
User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 118, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 8954 times:

Looks like another Qatar 332 inbound now. Flight 3041.

Also flew EI-EPU last night. Nice aircraft but still has the tight legroom with seat fixings from the seat in front protruding into one's legs!

[Edited 2013-06-08 05:26:38]

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 119, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 8894 times:

Quoting Aer Lingus (Reply 118):

Tell me about it very tight .



User currently offlinetonystan From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1422 posts, RR: 2
Reply 120, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 8848 times:

http://atwonline.com/government-affa...t-abu-dhabi-pre-clearance-facility


It would appear that AUHs plans to have its own pre clearance has been quashed. Could this mean we may see more development on the EI/EY front?



My views are my own and do not reflect any other person or organisation.
User currently offlineEIDL From Ireland, joined Apr 2012, 422 posts, RR: 0
Reply 121, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 8742 times:

EPU/EPT need to get their seat pitch sorted ASAP, I'm becoming reluctant to risk getting a very lightly loaded 319 where the front seats aren't opened for checkin as it is actually painful to sit in 8 back.

User currently offlineirishtexan From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 122, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 8723 times:

Just came across this.
http://clare.fm/news/tourism-ireland...g-new-links-between-shannon-and-us
SFO-SNN a possibility, but surely a longshot.
DAL-SNN has got to be pure fantasy, but I assume the writer probably intended DFW-SNN which yours truly would love to see, but I'll believe it when I see it. Have to think DFW-DUB would happen first (if ever).
Is DFW/IAH - DUB/SNN even being talked about elsewhere, or is this just journalistic wishful thinking being nurtured by the new SAA?


User currently offlineJamie2k9 From Ireland, joined Jan 2012, 182 posts, RR: 2
Reply 123, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 8672 times:

Quoting irishtexan (Reply 122):

Very wishful thinking, at most SNN could get ATL back but I don't see anymore. The growth in T/A traffic from Ireland's will begin to slow. The bubble is close to bursting and some sings are showing that carriers are being affected. Whatever EI announce for 2014 will likely be the end of T/A growth for a while.


User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2887 posts, RR: 0
Reply 124, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 8546 times:

Quoting irishtexan (Reply 122):
Quoting Jamie2k9 (Reply 123):

While I'd love to see further longhaul growth out of SNN, I think Jamie is right by saying it may be reaching its peak for a while. ATL, YYZ (a better frequency than TS) and DXB might be contenders at some point in the future but I think after securing two new routes this year, it might be best to focus on what we've got for the moment and trying to build on and publicise them (i.e. maybe an extended ORD season next year).

In saying that, the UA man did say a San Francisco-Ireland route was on the cards (not specifically SFO-DUB)...they might try and play SNN and DUB off one another for a good deal!



Shannon-Chicago
User currently offlineEIDL From Ireland, joined Apr 2012, 422 posts, RR: 0
Reply 125, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 8537 times:

Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 124):
In saying that, the UA man did say a San Francisco-Ireland route was on the cards (not specifically SFO-DUB)...they might try and play SNN and DUB off one another for a good deal!

It'd have to be a fantastic deal from SNN, seeing as most of the high value traffic is in DUB or ORK - and due to no M20 and no direct trains versus express buses and direct trains its much of a muchness whether DUB or SNN is quicker to get to.


User currently offlinetonymctigue From Ireland, joined Feb 2006, 1944 posts, RR: 9
Reply 126, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 8541 times:
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Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 124):
While I'd love to see further longhaul growth out of SNN, I think Jamie is right by saying it may be reaching its peak for a while. ATL, YYZ (a better frequency than TS) and DXB might be contenders at some point in the future but I think after securing two new routes this year, it might be best to focus on what we've got for the moment and trying to build on and publicise them (i.e. maybe an extended ORD season next year).

It does read a bit like journalistic optomisim alright. It would nigh impossible to imagine a situation where SNN would get a SFO connection before DUB. It would also be impossible to serve such a long route non-stop with a B757 which has already been proven to be the optimum aircraft size for long haul flights from SNN. AmericanShamrock is right in that the SAA need to focus on retaining SNN-PHL and SNN-ORD for next summer and hopefully seeing the SNN-ORD service period increase and perhaps and extra frequency or two on SNN-YYZ. I think there is a decent chance we will see a Middle East route from SNN in the future and possibly a return of the summer only SNN-ATL route.



Next Flights: 27/06/14 CX 178 MEL-HKG; 28/06/14 CX 830 HKG-JFK; 04/07/14 EI 134 BOS-SNN
User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7114 posts, RR: 57
Reply 127, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 8476 times:

Quoting tonymctigue (Reply 126):
I think there is a decent chance we will see a Middle East route from SNN in the future and possibly a return of the summer only SNN-ATL route.

There is no chance of a Middle east terminating flight in my opinion. As part of a one stop to the US - perhaps.



The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 128, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 8426 times:

Quoting irishtexan (Reply 122):

There is most likely only a few routes that could be explored. The demand is not there for lots of new random routes. Its quite incorrect to call it a bubble bursting as that environment as we saw in the "Celtic Tiger" will never exist again. There is no bubble to burst Its going to be a case of sustaining what we have.

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Cityjet developments :

CityJet to be sold to German group Intro

CityJet, which flies from Dublin to London City Airport and Brest, is being sold by Air France KLM to German group Intro Aviation.

http://www.rte.ie/news/business/2013...to-be-sold-to-german-group-intro/.


User currently offlineRandWKOP From Ireland, joined May 2012, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 129, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 8216 times:

Does anyone know if there will be an A.net APP for Windows phone anytime soon?
I know there is one for IOS, not sure about Android.


User currently offlinenightfox365 From Ireland, joined Jul 2011, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 130, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 8181 times:

Rand there is an Android APP for A.net, I have it on my samsung galaxy tab.


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User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2826 posts, RR: 15
Reply 131, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 8148 times:

Hi all,

does anyone know where the new hire cabin crew EI are recruiting at the moment will be based?

Cheers from wet & windy Spain....believe it or not!!



Cabin crew blog http://dolefuldolegirl.blogspot.ie/
User currently offlineJamie2k9 From Ireland, joined Jan 2012, 182 posts, RR: 2
Reply 132, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 8134 times:

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 131):

All Dublin based, applications closed during the week.


User currently offlineMichaelEI From Ireland, joined Jan 2011, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 133, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 7707 times:

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 131):

I've heard that a fair few are for SNN to cover the 757s, and some are for Dublin.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 134, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7532 times:

United Airlines are celebrating 15 years of operations in Ireland. Good to see that they have stayed loyal to the Irish market and also that they are looking to expand in future. Would be nice to see B787s in DUB.  

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Etihad are recruiting for a sales based position in Ireland to further liaise with the current sales team and increase their market share from Ireland.

It would be interesting to know how EY/EK are doing against each other and who is coming out on top in the Premium cabins.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 135, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 7451 times:

Meant to link this article but cant edit above post. !

Shannon has a viable future, says United

Shannon Airport can have a viable future, according to a senior executive at United Airlines, after the carrier inaugurated a service to Chicago from the west of Ireland.

It will operate until the end of August.

Speaking to the Irish Independent, United Airlines' vice president of Atlantic and Pacific sales Jim Mueller, said he believed connecting with Chicago – where the airline has its headquarters – generated the scale required to service a destination such as Shannon.

"Chicago on its own is a tremendous source of corporate and leisure travel.

http://www.independent.ie/business/i...e-future-says-united-29332193.html

Also DAA reported 9% increase in traffic year on year for May so a decent increase. Long may it last.

http://www.dublinairport.com/gns/at-...Through_Dublin_Airport_In_May.aspx


User currently offlinetonymctigue From Ireland, joined Feb 2006, 1944 posts, RR: 9
Reply 136, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 7427 times:
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Quoting OA260 (Reply 135):
Shannon has a viable future, says United

It is nice to hear from a source such as United that SNN has a future although you got to love the Irish Independent's usual thouroughness when they mention that UA serve DUB-EWR and DUB-IAH but fail to mention that they also serve SNN-EWR despite the fact that the article primarily focuses on UA's operation at SNN.



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User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2826 posts, RR: 15
Reply 137, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 7334 times:

Quoting MichaelEI (Reply 133):
I've heard that a fair few are for SNN to cover the 757s, and some are for Dublin.

I thought there was a crew already coming with the 757s?



Cabin crew blog http://dolefuldolegirl.blogspot.ie/
User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 138, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 7338 times:

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 137):
I thought there was a crew already coming with the 757s?

They are. Its a damp lease so flight deck crew will be Air Contractors, cabin crew Aer Lingus.

Anyone catch the Thomson Dreamliner at SNN today? There's one circuit training in NQY also.

[Edited 2013-06-10 05:27:56]

User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2826 posts, RR: 15
Reply 139, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 7303 times:

Quoting Aer Lingus (Reply 138):
They are. Its a damp lease so flight deck crew will be Air Contractors, cabin crew Aer Lingus.

Ah I see, cheers.



Cabin crew blog http://dolefuldolegirl.blogspot.ie/
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 140, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 7282 times:

Quoting Aer Lingus (Reply 138):
Anyone catch the Thomson Dreamliner at SNN today? There's one circuit training in NQY also.

Saw it at LGW last night also they are running a celebration flight for staff MAN-LGW , one of my mates is on it.


User currently offlineJamie2k9 From Ireland, joined Jan 2012, 182 posts, RR: 2
Reply 141, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 7150 times:

Quoting MichaelEI (Reply 133):

If they need crew for 2014 at SNN they won't advertise until lather in the year, the past two rounds on the website were for the main summer season at Dublin.


User currently offlinetonystan From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1422 posts, RR: 2
Reply 142, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6887 times:

Quoting Jamie2k9 (Reply 141):

They will be advertising any SNN positions internally first before they consider any outside applications so its safe to assume that all new entrants will be for DUB!



My views are my own and do not reflect any other person or organisation.
User currently onlineDublinspotter From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2011, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 143, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 6789 times:

Hi

I know this is a stupid question.... And probably not relevant but could you guys shed some light on the DUB - STR route...
I flew it last year on a trip, and I'm trying to get back..


Is it a seasonal service? And is there any other alternative airports around stuttgart I could use to get to the city (even the train or bus to the city) form Dublin? And is the route healthy enough to continue or are
There rumours about it?

Thank you so much....

Dublinspotter  



Dublinspotter :)
User currently offlineJamie2k9 From Ireland, joined Jan 2012, 182 posts, RR: 2
Reply 144, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 6766 times:

Quoting Dublinspotter (Reply 143):

Being dropped for winter, had very bad loads, last winter loads were between 25 and 51%, down slightly on the previous winter. Would expect it back for summer 2014, loads in the summer tend to be 70-85%.

Munich, Frankfurt and Zurich are the closest other airports but both quiet a bit away. Might be worth checking out LH via FRA to fly into STR.

[Edited 2013-06-10 16:27:16]

User currently offlineaer lingus From Ireland, joined Mar 2001, 529 posts, RR: 4
Reply 145, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6564 times:

Does anyone know why most AF flights to/from DUB and CDG are cancelled today?
Aircraft gone tech? Weather related?



Split Scimitar or Sharklets?
User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2887 posts, RR: 0
Reply 146, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6550 times:

Quoting aer lingus (Reply 145):

French ATC strike. EI has also cancelled the following flights:
EI 510 Dublin to Perpignan
EI 511 Perpignan to Dublin
EI 520 Dublin to Paris
EI 521 Paris to Dublin
EI 822 Cork to Paris
EI 823 Paris to Cork
EI 544 Dublin to Nice
EI 545 Nice to Dublin



Shannon-Chicago
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 147, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6538 times:

Quoting aer lingus (Reply 145):
Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 146):

And its to last three days! Nightmare.


User currently offlineaer lingus From Ireland, joined Mar 2001, 529 posts, RR: 4
Reply 148, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 6541 times:

Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 146):

So would EI529 the last flight from CDG to DUB have any equipment change? As I know PAX from the earlier AF flights are put on to the EI529 to DUB.



Split Scimitar or Sharklets?
User currently onlineDublinspotter From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2011, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 149, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6451 times:

Hi

Quoting Jamie2k9 (Reply 144):

Thanks very much! Trying to meet with a friend and saw that it wasnt operating and everywhere I looked I saw it was a year round service... So was a bit Baffled...

I'm surprised at the loads tough, in October it was quite busy.... Ill have a look at LH thanks  

Dublinspotter  



Dublinspotter :)
User currently offlineJamie2k9 From Ireland, joined Jan 2012, 182 posts, RR: 2
Reply 150, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6433 times:

Quoting Dublinspotter (Reply 150):

March to October it does very well but November onwards it goes down hill.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 151, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6235 times:

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 149):

What with Cityjet going down the pan and these ATC strikes its not great.


User currently offlineEagleboy From Niue, joined Dec 2009, 1810 posts, RR: 2
Reply 152, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6157 times:
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Quoting aer lingus (Reply 148):
So would EI529 the last flight from CDG to DUB have any equipment change?

I wouldn't be surprised to see EI upgauge their CDG flights on Thursday.......


User currently offlinetolmachevo From Germany, joined Jun 2006, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 153, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6035 times:

Quoting Dublinspotter (Reply 143):
Is it a seasonal service? And is there any other alternative airports around stuttgart I could use to get to the city (even the train or bus to the city) form Dublin?

You can get a direct train from FRA airport station to Stuttgart, about every hour or so. Journey time is 1:15. Easier then waiting for an extra flight and brings you right to the city center. www.bahn.de


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 154, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6042 times:

Some interesting figures and stats here from the latest IAA release :

Traffic at Irish Airports Improving

Commercial terminal traffic at the three State airports of Cork, Dublin Shannon increased by 2.1% in May 2013, when compared to May 2012. Individually, the May 2013 figures for the three airports, when compared to the same month in the previous year are:

- Commercial terminal flights at Dublin up 4.2%, with an average of 477 daily movements.

- Commercial terminal flights at Cork up 5.4%, with an average of 61 daily movements.

- Commercial terminal flights at Shannon down 6.3%, with an average of 54 daily movements.

On a cumulative basis, commercial terminal traffic for Cork, Dublin Shannon for January to May 2013 was up by 0.7%, compared to the same period in 2012.

The IAA’s traffic figures for May 2013 indicate that total flights in Irish airspace have decreased by 0.2% when compared to May 2012. There was an average of 1,546 daily flights during May 2013, with the busiest day being 17th May with 1,687 flights in Irish airspace.

There was a decrease of 0.7% in Ireland’s en-route traffic movements (flights that pass through Irish airspace but do not land) during May 2013, in comparison to May 2012. However, North Atlantic Communications flights (Europe /North America) saw an increase of 1.4% in May 2013, when compared to May 2012.

Further positive indicators for growth in traffic at Irish airports can be seen in data from EUROCONTROL for May 2013 which shows that eight of Ireland’s top ten ‘Airport Pairs’ (from a billing perspective) showed growth (or neutral growth), when compared to May 2012.

The most significant growth was for London Gatwick – Dublin (9.7%), London Heathrow – Dublin (8.9%), London Stansted – Dublin (4.4%) and Edinburgh – Dublin (4.3%).

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http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/MISC/IAA2_zps5b7a422c.jpg
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http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/MISC/IAA3_zpsdc1487c8.jpg

https://www.iaa.ie/index.jsp?p=117&n=255


User currently offlinen272wa From Ireland, joined Jun 2007, 410 posts, RR: 7
Reply 155, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6048 times:

Air Canada Rouge effective 1st May 2014 - Toronto Pearson - Dublin is 5 weekly
AC1908 YYZ2145 – 0915+1DUB 763 x13
AC1909 DUB1045 – 1305YYZ 763 x24

Plenty of margin for EI to jump in, even with the TS service!



Next: (EI)DUB-ORD-DUB, DUB-EWR-IAH-DFW-MSY-AUS-AMA-DEN-EWR-DUB
User currently offlineEagleboy From Niue, joined Dec 2009, 1810 posts, RR: 2
Reply 156, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6048 times:
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Flying in Ireland magazine have posted a pic of EI-LNA on their facebook page. Irish registered B787 for Norwegian.

https://www.facebook.com/FlyingInIrelandMagazine


User currently onlineDublinspotter From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2011, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 157, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 5967 times:

Hi

Quoting tolmachevo (Reply 156):

Thank you so much! That is actually very useful.... Cheers mate

Dublinspotter  



Dublinspotter :)
User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12428 posts, RR: 37
Reply 158, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5791 times:

Thanks OA260, for sharing the data above. Can you tell me what the column on the right means; I note that the "month growth" for Middle East traffic is -11.3%. Looking at the figures, however, it seems to refer to the rate of growth, but I'm not certain.

User currently offlineJambost From Ireland, joined Jun 2010, 253 posts, RR: 0
Reply 159, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5625 times:

I have been quoting return flights to PER hoping single stop EK & EY would be the cheaper option. I can save nearly £300 flying with Aer Lingus and Maylasian airlines. (Using the app skyscanner)

I would not pay nearly £300 for a more direct routing. Plus an A380 from LHR - KUL is a sweet alternative.



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 160, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5616 times:

Quoting kaitak (Reply 161):
I note that the "month growth" for Middle East traffic is -11.3%. Looking at the figures, however, it seems to refer to the rate of growth, but I'm not certain.

Yes Middle East origin -11.4% and Ireland origin -11.8% .

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No-fly zone around city ahead of G8 Summit

Air exclusion zones will be imposed over parts of Northern Ireland as part of the massive G8 security operation.

Flight restrictions will be in place over Belfast from where world leaders such as US president Barack Obama and Russian leader Vladimir Putin will fly in and out.

An air corridor linking the city to Co Fermanagh and the skies over Lough Erne will also be off limits for three days from next Sunday.

Assistant Chief Constable Alistair Finlay said: “A significant security operation will be implemented to facilitate the transport schedules for heads of state and delegates that will be visiting Northern Ireland to participate in the G8 Summit. The PSNI has requested airspace security restrictions for three different sectors.”

Army chinook and merlin helicopters which were once a common sight during Northern Ireland’s conflict will be used to escort the political premiers and their entourages to and from the summit at the luxury Lough Erne golf resort.

http://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/reg...-city-ahead-of-g8-summit-1-5179530

Have to say I have not seen so much security or Police on the streets of Belfast since the troubles! Also helicopters are patrolling around the border area.


User currently offlineshamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6331 posts, RR: 14
Reply 161, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5410 times:

Danish Air Transport OY-RUB has been operating for Aer Lingus Regional this week. One of the fleet gone tech or in scheduled maintenance?


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Colourful livery!


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 162, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5391 times:

Quoting Jambost (Reply 159):
I have been quoting return flights to PER hoping single stop EK & EY would be the cheaper option. I can save nearly £300 flying with Aer Lingus and Maylasian airlines. (Using the app skyscanner)

I would not pay nearly £300 for a more direct routing. Plus an A380 from LHR - KUL is a sweet alternative.

Funny a neighbour of mine has her Son over in Perth and is planning a trip. She asked my advice and I told her to look at EI/MH . Quite limited on 1 stop to PER. EY dont fly so its EK or nothing. EK were EUR400 more but she went with EK as she didnt want 3 flights ! I guess its down to personal preference.

EY interestingly route DUB-AUH-HKT-PER via codeshares.


User currently offlinenightfox365 From Ireland, joined Jul 2011, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 163, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5341 times:

http://www.rte.ie/news/2013/0612/456...h-near-airfield-in-birr-co-offaly/

Small plane crash in Ireland today, no fatalities just some injuries not considered to be life threatening



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User currently offlineshamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6331 posts, RR: 14
Reply 164, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5304 times:

Aer Lingus have updated their fleet page after the recent additions and the new A319s are listed as having 149 seats instead of 144, anyone know if this just temporary as it probably explains the very tight legroom that's been reported?

http://corporate.aerlingus.com/companyprofile/fleet/

The aircraft for Little Red are also listed.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 165, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5280 times:

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 164):
anyone know if this just temporary as it probably explains the very tight legroom that's been reported?

Well I wouldnt want to sit down the back on a BHD-PMI thats for sure. On a DUB-UK its fine but not on a longer trip.

Here is the pic of up front. Huge difference.

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/DSC01659_zps5c864c17.jpg


User currently offlineshamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6331 posts, RR: 14
Reply 166, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5242 times:

The sun routes from Belfast City seem to be reporting healthy looking loads, found these in another forum.

BHD-AGP May LF of 82.6%
BHD-PMI May LF of 82.2%

I think CAA stats are out next week.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 165):
Here is the pic of up front. Huge difference.

Very nice, shame about the rest! Was this one of the recently delivered A319s?

If it was one of the newer deliveries I doubt we'll see any changes until later in the year when there's a bit more time in the schedule.


User currently offlineEIDL From Ireland, joined Apr 2012, 422 posts, RR: 0
Reply 167, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5228 times:

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 161):
Danish Air Transport OY-RUB has been operating for Aer Lingus Regional this week. One of the fleet gone tech or in scheduled maintenance?

Short a craft till EI-FAT arrives imminently.


User currently offlineJambost From Ireland, joined Jun 2010, 253 posts, RR: 0
Reply 168, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5228 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 162):

My mistake, Emirates and Qatar I belive flies to Perth and as you mentioned Ethiad code share with Virgin Australia.

Two excellent examples of different minded travellers.

Also a friend of mine told me he had baggage limits. He was allowd 30Kg but only in one bag flying to DUB. He could not take 2 X 15kg bags. As I flew to MAN the rules were different and I could take multiple bags totalling 30kg, does their rules differ per country or has my friend got the wrong idea?

Its a shame hopfully they can lower and match their indirect competitors.

- James



1APR14 Ireland Direct, 3 A380-9LR,Equiped Irish Bar & Casino. All Y+ seating. Serving DUB-PER-SYD/MEL
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 169, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5225 times: