kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12436 posts, RR: 37 Posted (6 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 28230 times:
Good afternoon folks and welcome to our third thread of 2014; we seem to be running at one thread per month!
Just a quick resume of what has happened in February:
- BA announces DUB/BHD flights to use T5 at LHR, from October
- Lufthansa increases DUB-MUC service in Summer
- All three of EI's 757s now repainted (well, two and a half, strictly speaking!)
- BE increasing services to BHD; also, DUB-EXT to get E-195.
- EI-BYO, oldest passenger airliner on the Irish register, damaged in wind related incident at SNN; likely w/o?
- FR announces DUB-LED for April
- Aer Lingus announces operating profit of €61m for 2013
- A350s now deferred to 2018-2020
- More industrial action threatened over St. Patrick's weekend, due to ongoing EI/DAA pensions issue
- EI Regional pax up to 23% for January
- Ryanair again touts very low t/a fares; also, aims for 200m pax per annum. Says that only limit to growth in Irish tourism market is availability of aircraft
- SIA to close DUB office
So, with Summer only around the corner and the evenings getting longer, let's hope that 2014 will be another good year for Irish aviation, with passenger numbers creeping upwards and new positive new developments
AmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2890 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 27558 times:
A United Airlines 757-200, operating flight UA133 (Munich-Washington) has just landed at DUB; a medical diversion I suspect. The flight is expected to continue on to IAD within the next 90 minutes according to Flight Status & Information on United.com.
I wonder what factors pilots consider when choosing a diversion airport. This flight turned around over Co. Donegal and BFS would seem closer than DUB...
kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12436 posts, RR: 37
Reply 9, posted (6 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 27337 times:
Quoting shamrock104 (Reply 4): Where was this formally announced? They have approval for Ireland - Russia flights but Ryanair have not publicly announced or confirmed a start date.
Sorry, I thought it had already been announced.
I have heard that the Russian authorities have recently announced their approval of non-refundable fares.
They have some guy called Yanukovich or something looking after their PR campaign; says he wants a new day return service to Kiev. "Fares so low it'll be a crime(a) not to fly" (is just one of the straplines that won't be used).
It could be a case where they have just their handling agent at BFS - they most likely have an "Ireland" station manager, who more than likely is DUB based, and this would probably be invaluable in a situation like that.
Flown EI,FR,RE,EIR,VE,SI,TLA,BA,BE,BD,VX,MON,AF,YS,WX,KL,SK,LH,OK,OS,LX,IB,LTU,HLX,4U,SU,CO,DL,UA,AC,PR,MH,SQ,QF, EY, EK
Yes you can as even on one ticket make sure your UA number or whatever program in Star your crediting to is in the booking and check your UA BP says it too. Just check the class your booked in is elligable for accural in the program you are depositing them in.
Loads of cancellations, and some major re-scheduling, for example the 592 to Madrid that usually leaves around 6.20am is now scheduled for 6pm. Fair play to EI for such advance notice.
And what a disgrace how SIPTU are affecting the traveling public on the first really important holiday weekend of the year. Very bad for impression of Ireland in general. I'm sick and tired of that shower of puppets. And I'd say they will loose a lot of public support (if they have any at this stage) if all this is publicised by the media.
EIBoston From Ireland, joined Sep 2006, 448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (6 months 11 hours ago) and read 25162 times:
Quoting Toulouse (Reply 22): And what a disgrace how SIPTU are affecting the traveling public on the first really important holiday weekend of the year. Very bad for impression of Ireland in general. I'm sick and tired of that shower of puppets. And I'd say they will loose a lot of public support (if they have any at this stage) if all this is publicised by the media.
There is no place for an union like this in the modern world.
OA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26954 posts, RR: 58
Reply 24, posted (6 months 11 hours ago) and read 25149 times:
Quoting Toulouse (Reply 22): Have you seen the revised timetable at EI for March 14th?
Yep its been causing a lot of extra work for everyone! The damage has been done even if its called off last minute. The major connections to LHR/AMS/FRA will cause a mess purely because you are dealing often with two more flights after if its down to OZ.
Its sad to think that these people deliberately chose the most important word wide known Irish cultural event in a year where the Irish tourism industry is trying to pick itself up from a major downturn. But then again this isn't just an airline its Aer Lingus We have all been here many times before over the last two decades...
Lets hope BA can pick up some of the LHR EI refugees.
: Sadly, I 110% agree with you. I can imagine. Very true. It just goes to show the arrogance and selfishness on these people.
: Hopefully the DAA don't follow with their own strike action somewhere down the line because nobody will be going anywhere if that happens.
: The DAA are striking at the same time as EI are.
: Blimey I thought it was just EI for the moment, bad enough with that but the DAA strike will surely lead to disruption across all airlines?
: It will. It might be reduced in so far as the ATC aren't striking SIPTU and the Aer Corps may be able to provide fire cover - they have their own mod
: Passenger figures at Aer Lingus fell by 1.2 per cent in February as the number of people flying on the airline’s short haul routes fell compared to
: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/s...ssengers-who-did-not-fly-1.1699223 Why would there be such a high no show rate for flights? 10% seems a lot.
: Any number of reasons....weekend trip booked but due illness did not travel. Maybe used insurance rather than contact airline for taxes. Other pax ma
: I was one of the reasons for that. Back when I had more spare cash (pre-mortgage basically!) I used to book EI and very occasionally FR tickets DUB-LG
: Interesting article on TK and its talks with EI . Shame nothing became of it. Also up to 4 x daily would be amazing !! Turkish Airlines still regards
: If EI buys the A321NEO and it has the range to fly non stop on routes across the north atlantic would they consider expanding their service from Belfa
: Is there enough demand to support two services to New York from Belfast? Alex
: In one word NO. We are lucky we have one and that was nearly axed. Only the tax reduction saved it. If UA pulled out then there would be an opening f
: I think there will certainly be new routes considered; obviously it depends on what the range is. The published range is 3,650nm, or 4,200mi, which a
: Tissues out, violins at the ready. FR has lost. They will need to sell the majority of their shareholding in EI ... http://www.rte.ie/news/business/20