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Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US

Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:09 pm

https://www.irishcentral.com/travel/tra ... as-its-way

"In addition, Aer Lingus is set to announce several more East Coast destinations in the coming weeks"

"Travel Extra editor Eoghan Corry told RTE radio host Marion Finucane, that Aer Lingus is having discussions with multiple airports on the East Coast of America about adding more routes to their existing offering."

"The travel journalist believes there will be a "plethora" of announcements from Aer Lingus in the coming weeks."
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Re: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US

Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:12 pm

Rule out DTW, I don't think the IAG would allow it if they want BA to go back eventually.
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Re: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US

Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:19 pm

Not sure “weeks” is the right term, months more like.
 
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Re: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US

Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:28 pm

Seems a little early to be announcing 321LR routes, unless delivery has been advanced. First 4 for EI were originally announced for delivery in 2019, but I seem to recall reading TAP are getting the first of theirs in Q3/4 this year.

None of their partners (UA, B6, AC) have a major presence in SEA or PHL do they? I would lean towards PIT as being the most likely, but I’m sure YUL, BUF, MSP, CLE and god knows how many other airports are pushing for a route. No customs/immigration required for US flights opens a lot of doors, both for smaller airports with limited customs/immigration facilities and those with limited capacity at international terminals.
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Re: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US

Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:28 pm

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Rule out DTW, I don't think the IAG would allow it if they want BA to go back eventually.


I would be surprised if DTW were one of them. EI want to link with places where their partners have a hub. They are in talks with lots of airports and each one must add up to make the short list.
 
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Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:30 pm

I’ve heard CLT may happen-but not until they receive their 321s.
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Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:31 pm

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flymco753 wrote:
Rule out DTW, I don't think the IAG would allow it if they want BA to go back eventually.


I would be surprised if DTW were one of them. EI want to link with places where their partners have a hub. They are in talks with lots of airports and each one must add up to make the short list.
Which is why I rule out DTW, there's no benefit. The Irish community is very tiny in the Detroit Area as opposed to other large cities like Indianapolis and Cleveland. Plus, BA would probably want to be in Detroit by 2025, so there's no reason for the IAG to want to add DTW at all. The numbers are there, but the front paying pax aren't, similar to how DTW-BCN works.
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Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:31 pm

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Rule out DTW, I don't think the IAG would allow it if they want BA to go back eventually.


They don't want BA in the Detroit market EI is much better doe DTW as they would not compete directly with DL as BA would have to on a very prime route.
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Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:32 pm

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flymco753 wrote:
Rule out DTW, I don't think the IAG would allow it if they want BA to go back eventually.


I would be surprised if DTW were one of them. EI want to link with places where their partners have a hub. They are in talks with lots of airports and each one must add up to make the short list.



DTW has already been mentioned by EI and DUB is the hub they feed would be great for the DTW-UK market
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Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:34 pm

flymco753 wrote:
OA260 wrote:
flymco753 wrote:
Rule out DTW, I don't think the IAG would allow it if they want BA to go back eventually.


I would be surprised if DTW were one of them. EI want to link with places where their partners have a hub. They are in talks with lots of airports and each one must add up to make the short list.
Which is why I rule out DTW, there's no benefit. The Irish community is very tiny in the Detroit Area as opposed to other large cities like Indianapolis and Cleveland. Plus, BA would probably want to be in Detroit by 2025, so there's no reason for the IAG to want to add DTW at all. The numbers are there, but the front paying pax aren't, similar to how DTW-BCN works.



It's not about the DTW-DUB market it's about the beyond connections. DTW to the UK is not very well covered with one stop connections that don't cause you to back track EI would fill that gap.
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Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:35 pm

I could really see IND. Yeah, they got the Paris flight but just thinking of Cummins and their factory at Daventry, getting to BHX seems much more convenient via DUB where you can go through immigration on your layover. Same with Eli Lilly and the university traffic.
 
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Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:38 pm

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flymco753 wrote:
Rule out DTW, I don't think the IAG would allow it if they want BA to go back eventually.


They don't want BA in the Detroit market EI is much better doe DTW as they would not compete directly with DL as BA would have to on a very prime route.
The IAG is the IAG and they have a particular mind, so it's hard to justify adding EI before BA on a route that has no premium traffic whereas LHR does, and also has cargo potential where DUB is all leisure and no cargo. That would equate to poor revenue for EI and they would want that opportunity where the freight and premium traffic is like Denver, Indy, Cleveland and Pit.
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Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:00 pm

Really wish they would bring the A330s to DFW! There has to be some demand for DFW-DUB?
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Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:01 pm

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I could really see IND. Yeah, they got the Paris flight but just thinking of Cummins and their factory at Daventry, getting to BHX seems much more convenient via DUB where you can go through immigration on your layover. Same with Eli Lilly and the university traffic.


How many pax per day in business class do you think these two companies would generate? Doubt it comes down to any one or two companies for any market.
 
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Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:08 pm

It wouldn't surprise me if ATL is one of the announcements that they make in the coming months. They have expressed interest in serving the airport once they receive their new A321LR aircraft.
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Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:09 pm

ATL please! :duck:
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Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:17 pm

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Really wish they would bring the A330s to DFW! There has to be some demand for DFW-DUB?


I could see this once they receive their A321LR's, which will free up some A330s.
 
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Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:19 pm

ncflyer wrote:
LupineChemist wrote:
I could really see IND. Yeah, they got the Paris flight but just thinking of Cummins and their factory at Daventry, getting to BHX seems much more convenient via DUB where you can go through immigration on your layover. Same with Eli Lilly and the university traffic.


How many pax per day in business class do you think these two companies would generate? Doubt it comes down to any one or two companies for any market.


How about pax per day period? I think even 5 would probably be a stretch.
 
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Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:23 pm

I had heard that DEN is likely (not west coast, I know, but a strong rumour in Irish aviation circles); I would also expect PIT to be on the list, but they were not looking only at cities with strong Irish communities.
 
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Really wish they would bring the A330s to DFW! There has to be some demand for DFW-DUB?


Its not far off.
 
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Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:27 pm

JAmie2k9 wrote:
Not sure “weeks” is the right term, months more like.


Care to explain or elaborate?

jetero wrote:
ncflyer wrote:
LupineChemist wrote:
I could really see IND. Yeah, they got the Paris flight but just thinking of Cummins and their factory at Daventry, getting to BHX seems much more convenient via DUB where you can go through immigration on your layover. Same with Eli Lilly and the university traffic.


How many pax per day in business class do you think these two companies would generate? Doubt it comes down to any one or two companies for any market.


How about pax per day period? I think even 5 would probably be a stretch.


I don't see IND-DUB happening soon, IND-LHR/LGW is the main prize that IND is after, and IND-DUB would basically rule that out. Last I heard IND was still in discussions about adding IND-LON.

I also don't know how viable a IND-DUB flight would be on top of the IND-CDG flight...

All that being said though, IND-DUB has just as much of a business case as CLE/BUF-DUB....
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Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:31 pm

" Aer Lingus is having discussions with multiple airports on the East Coast of America about adding more routes to their existing offering."

Does that mean existing frequencies to currently served airports? Or new airports? Probably the latter, just poorly worded.
 
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Would MHT even stand a chance of getting something like this?
 
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Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:32 pm

I would think they would make a quick strike at WOW by choosing CLE,PIT and DTW and maybe even CVG, just to see if they can run them off. Their fares are a bit higher but are more inclusive of amenities. We shall all be excited to see what transpires soon.
 
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Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:33 pm

smokeybandit wrote:
" Aer Lingus is having discussions with multiple airports on the East Coast of America about adding more routes to their existing offering."

Does that mean existing frequencies to currently served airports? Or new airports? Probably the latter, just poorly worded.


Agreed, this quote: "In addition, Aer Lingus is set to announce several more East Coast destinations in the coming weeks" kind of clears it up a bit, but I left the title of the thread ambiguous just in case
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DTW
Nope. Not by EI at least.
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737max8 wrote:
Really wish they would bring the A330s to DFW! There has to be some demand for DFW-DUB?


I could see this once they receive their A321LR's, which will free up some A330s.

this is likely. plus hopefully by then, they'll be partnered with AA
 
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DFWandOMA wrote:
737max8 wrote:
Really wish they would bring the A330s to DFW! There has to be some demand for DFW-DUB?


I could see this once they receive their A321LR's, which will free up some A330s.

this is likely. plus hopefully by then, they'll be partnered with AA


Recent talk is that they’re sticking with the UA partnership and not joining the BA/AA joint venture.
 
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wenders825 wrote:
DFWandOMA wrote:

I could see this once they receive their A321LR's, which will free up some A330s.

this is likely. plus hopefully by then, they'll be partnered with AA


Recent talk is that they’re sticking with the UA partnership and not joining the BA/AA joint venture.

highly unlikely Willie Walsh will continue to put money in the pocket of a competitor for long
 
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this is likely. plus hopefully by then, they'll be partnered with AA


Recent talk is that they’re sticking with the UA partnership and not joining the BA/AA joint venture.

highly unlikely Willie Walsh will continue to put money in the pocket of a competitor for long


He’s getting their money too. EI have nearly double the profit margin of any other IAG carrier because of the TATL operation. They’ve built that with AC, B6 and UA partnerships. Why rock the boat? And IAG can see how many Star Alliance frequent flyers connect through DUB on EI, useful info.
 
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highly unlikely Willie Walsh will continue to put money in the pocket of a competitor for long


If the UA partnership is making money for EI, they will keep it.

IAG lets all the airlines under their umbrella operate however they see fit, which is why they all have their own CEOs and so on. IAG sets targets such as "we want x return on investment" and the airlines make it happen. IAG also places the orders based on what the airlines say they want, as they have economies of scale doing it all together.

This is partly why EI is not in oneworld yet, because of the sheer cost of getting the systems integrated. It may cost more to be in the alliance than the benefit seen, though hopefully that will be resolved.
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Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:51 pm

TPA has been rumored to get DUB service in the not too distant future for a year or so now.
 
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After FI came back to BWI, EI might do the same.
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Would MHT even stand a chance of getting something like this?

Doubtful, PVD is much more likely. MHT had almost 2 million less passengers than PVD, and the area around PVD is much more affluent than MHT. Additionally, PVD has transatlantic flights already unlike MHT, and the success of PVD-DUB on Norwegian has shown how much more capacity PVD could offer.
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My short list is; ATL, TPA, CLE, IND, PIT, MKE, PVD or MHT, SWF, BWI, DFW, SAT, DEN, and SLC.
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NickolayAv wrote:
tomaheath wrote:
Would MHT even stand a chance of getting something like this?

Doubtful, PVD is much more likely. MHT had almost 2 million less passengers than PVD, and the area around PVD is much more affluent than MHT. Additionally, PVD has transatlantic flights already unlike MHT, and the success of PVD-DUB on Norwegian has shown how much more capacity PVD could offer.


flymco753 wrote:
My short list is; ATL, TPA, CLE, IND, PIT, MKE, PVD or MHT, SWF, BWI, DFW, SAT, DEN, and SLC.


Wait....if PVD already has Norwegian flying PVD-DUB why would EI go h2h? PVD isn't that large of a market especially with BOS up the road....
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JAmie2k9 wrote:
Not sure “weeks” is the right term, months more like.


Care to explain or elaborate?

jetero wrote:
ncflyer wrote:

How many pax per day in business class do you think these two companies would generate? Doubt it comes down to any one or two companies for any market.


How about pax per day period? I think even 5 would probably be a stretch.


I don't see IND-DUB happening soon, IND-LHR/LGW is the main prize that IND is after, and IND-DUB would basically rule that out. Last I heard IND was still in discussions about adding IND-LON.

I also don't know how viable a IND-DUB flight would be on top of the IND-CDG flight...

All that being said though, IND-DUB has just as much of a business case as CLE/BUF-DUB....


IND-LON? Do you mean IND-LHR? I doubt any other US city besides NYC would get access to London City Airport.

IND and CVG will be top candidates for LGW service on DY once they get the A321LR's. IMO, that is a much better bet than IND-DUB.
 
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ADrum23 wrote:
Midwestindy wrote:
JAmie2k9 wrote:
Not sure “weeks” is the right term, months more like.


Care to explain or elaborate?

jetero wrote:

How about pax per day period? I think even 5 would probably be a stretch.


I don't see IND-DUB happening soon, IND-LHR/LGW is the main prize that IND is after, and IND-DUB would basically rule that out. Last I heard IND was still in discussions about adding IND-LON.

I also don't know how viable a IND-DUB flight would be on top of the IND-CDG flight...

All that being said though, IND-DUB has just as much of a business case as CLE/BUF-DUB....


IND-LON? Do you mean IND-LHR? I doubt any other US city besides NYC would get access to London City Airport.

IND and CVG will be top candidates for LGW service on DY once they get the A321LR's. IMO, that is a much better bet than IND-DUB.


No, London City Airport is LCY, LON is the code for the collective London airports as a whole so you don't have to list LCY, LGW, LHR, e.t.c which is what I meant. It is just like flights to Paris can be labeled PAR instead of listing ORY and CDG....
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TPA has been rumored to get DUB service in the not too distant future for a year or so now.


With EI already offering MCO and MIA, and yields rumoured to be low for MIA, I can't see them adding another destination in Florida.
 
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rajincajun01 wrote:
TPA has been rumored to get DUB service in the not too distant future for a year or so now.


With EI already offering MCO and MIA, and yields rumoured to be low for MIA, I can't see them adding another destination in Florida.


Same argument was made about Lufthansa, Edelweiss, and Icelandair and they’re doing just fine in TPA.
 
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Now, however, Aer Lingus' appears to have put oneworld membership on the back burner while it instead prioritizes entering into the trans-Atlantic joint-venture partnership currently in place between American, British Airways, Iberia and Finnair.


Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2017/11/15/aer-lingus-ceo-no-plans-join-oneworld/865526001/
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Midwestindy wrote:

Care to explain or elaborate?



I don't see IND-DUB happening soon, IND-LHR/LGW is the main prize that IND is after, and IND-DUB would basically rule that out. Last I heard IND was still in discussions about adding IND-LON.

I also don't know how viable a IND-DUB flight would be on top of the IND-CDG flight...

All that being said though, IND-DUB has just as much of a business case as CLE/BUF-DUB....


IND-LON? Do you mean IND-LHR? I doubt any other US city besides NYC would get access to London City Airport.

IND and CVG will be top candidates for LGW service on DY once they get the A321LR's. IMO, that is a much better bet than IND-DUB.


No, London City Airport is LCY, LON is the code for the collective London airports as a whole so you don't have to list LCY, LGW, LHR, e.t.c which is what I meant. It is just like flights to Paris can be labeled PAR instead of listing ORY and CDG....


Lol, wow, this is embarrassing. I typed in LON airport on Google (as I do with all airport codes when I don't recognize them) and it came up with London City.

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rajincajun01 wrote:
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rajincajun01 wrote:
TPA has been rumored to get DUB service in the not too distant future for a year or so now.


With EI already offering MCO and MIA, and yields rumoured to be low for MIA, I can't see them adding another destination in Florida.


Same argument was made about Lufthansa, Edelweiss, and Icelandair and they’re doing just fine in TPA.


There are rumours that MIA is going so badly that it will be cut. Were LH etc in a similar position? Genuine question as I have no idea.
 
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YHZ needs a good gateway to Europe, LHR doesnt have much beyond ability to connect for Air Canada passengers. YOW also would be good.


With a niche plane, Id fly niche markets that have the potential for good yields and a capture a disproportionate amount of international traffic.
 
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Re: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US

Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:06 am

TPA is beyond the range of the 321LR. Maybe if it frees up a A330
 
wedgetail737
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Re: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US

Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:10 am

HTCone wrote:
Seems a little early to be announcing 321LR routes, unless delivery has been advanced. First 4 for EI were originally announced for delivery in 2019, but I seem to recall reading TAP are getting the first of theirs in Q3/4 this year.

None of their partners (UA, B6, AC) have a major presence in SEA or PHL do they? I would lean towards PIT as being the most likely, but I’m sure YUL, BUF, MSP, CLE and god knows how many other airports are pushing for a route. No customs/immigration required for US flights opens a lot of doors, both for smaller airports with limited customs/immigration facilities and those with limited capacity at international terminals.


For SEA, I am hoping they enter into a codesharing/frequent-flier agreement with AS.
 
rajincajun01
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Re: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US

Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:10 am

DalRiada wrote:
rajincajun01 wrote:
DalRiada wrote:

With EI already offering MCO and MIA, and yields rumoured to be low for MIA, I can't see them adding another destination in Florida.


Same argument was made about Lufthansa, Edelweiss, and Icelandair and they’re doing just fine in TPA.


There are rumours that MIA is going so badly that it will be cut. Were LH etc in a similar position? Genuine question as I have no idea.


Lufthansa, Icelandair, and Edelweiss all serve MCO and TPA. Edelweiss left MCO for TPA, and recently returned to compliment TPA service. MIA has Iceland service via WOW, Zurich via Swiss, plus Lufthansa. All three have British Airways service to London as well (MIA is LHR, MCO and TPA are LGW). They're three very different, independent markets that do not have too much impact on service at the other airports.
 
Austin787
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Re: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US

Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:14 am

My wishlist is for Aer Lingus to come to Texas. AUS,SAT,IAH,or DFW to DUB. I'd guess IAH is most likely Texas city to get Aer Lingus service.
 
kavok
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Re: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US

Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:16 am

Just out of curiosity, what are the largest airports/markets in the USA eastern/central time zones without TATL service on a OneWorld carrier? Would be curious to see the list.
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kavok
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Re: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US

Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:17 am

double post - please delete

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