UTA_flyinghigh
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Aer Arann Going Transatlantic?!?

Thu Oct 21, 2004 8:15 pm

Hey all,
A rumor is going round that Aer Arann will start transatlantic services from KIR, ORK and NOC; operated with 757-series aircraft.
If this is true, what market are they targeting  Wow!
As the aforementioned airfields are a bit in the middle of nowhere.
Your thoughts ?

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JRadier
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RE: Aer Arann Going Transatlantic?!?

Thu Oct 21, 2004 8:23 pm

The only 'serious' contender for transatlantic service is Cork. The other two are (as far as I know, but please correct me if I'm wrong) only served by ATR sized aircraft, and for a reason I think.
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jfkYYZ
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RE: Aer Arann Going Transatlantic?!?

Thu Oct 21, 2004 8:33 pm

I was just about to say, both KIR and NOC are far to small, I'd say, to provide a transatlantic service. Aer Arann has a good service going on in Eire, now the hope is will they actually go transatlantic. It'd be completely different than their current services. Anyone have any ideas of their first point of entry?
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goldcrest
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RE: Aer Arann Going Transatlantic?!?

Thu Oct 21, 2004 10:03 pm

NOC is very capable of handling a 757... I have operated charters to Domincan Republic with 767, going direct. Have also operated flights on 747s from NOC.

KIR...not sure...have been in and out on A320s
 
speedbirdegjj
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RE: Aer Arann Going Transatlantic?!?

Thu Oct 21, 2004 10:22 pm

Ah so the mystery 757 'line saver' is revealed  Wink/being sarcastic
 
vatry
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RE: Aer Arann Going Transatlantic?!?

Thu Oct 21, 2004 11:12 pm

Knock and Kerry both see 737/A320 sized aircraft on a daily basis and have no problems with handling a 757. Both airports would attract good tourist business during summer months, with Kerry being only a matter of half an hours drive from the American tourist Mecca of Killarney.

It's all viable, but Aer Lingus and the Shannon mob will try and kill it off before it starts.
 
teahan
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RE: Aer Arann Going Transatlantic?!?

Fri Oct 22, 2004 5:56 pm

Well Aer Arann are having some kind of press conference at some Dublin hotel...

Kerry has even handled an A310 once or twice in addition to the already mentioned transalantic charters operated a few years back.

Jeremiah

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3w
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RE: Aer Arann Going Transatlantic?!?

Fri Oct 22, 2004 8:32 pm

Get real people,
Theyare not gonna go to the US. i heard this rumour in DUB--it bollox! I think maybe charters to Spain or somthing like that--thats what they had planned last summer but it never really got together. I wouldnt be surprissed if the announcement was that they are going self handling in ORK like they have done in DUB already --but they would make that announcement in ORK if they were gonna do it i think. Additional fleet purchases are likely as they are working the bollox of their current fleet and delay code 81 is a big problem for them
 
gkirk
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RE: Aer Arann Going Transatlantic?!?

Fri Oct 22, 2004 8:36 pm

Heard that it was only to announce that they are moving their HQ
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teahan
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RE: Aer Arann Going Transatlantic?!?

Fri Oct 22, 2004 8:40 pm

Or to just congratulate employees for the ERA award they won.

Mr UTA.. where oh where do you get mad ideas like this from.  Big grin
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sevenair
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RE: Aer Arann Going Transatlantic?!?

Fri Oct 22, 2004 8:42 pm

too much too quick, slow down aer arrann!
 
greenjet
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RE: Aer Arann Going Transatlantic?!?

Sat Oct 23, 2004 3:35 am

There would definitely be demand from KIR and NOC to the US (but not on a daily basis). Most Irish Americans are descended from emigrants from the west of Ireland, most Irish emigrants currently living in the US are from the west, US tourists love the west of Ireland (despite the weather), and finally there are a large number of sizable US companies operating in that part of the country as a result of tax incentives provided by the IDA. Just for the record Ireland is the US's seventh largest trading partner - not bad for a country of 4 million people.