Murtagh1108
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New Aer Lingus Routes From Dublin

Wed Oct 27, 2004 10:03 pm

Starting March 2005.

Aer Lingus will serve the following cities from Dublin:-

Hamburg
Marseille
Seville
Naples
Bergamo

Booking avilable now on aerlingus.com!!

Fantastic news, and great expansion for DUB  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Cheers!
Mike
 
kl911
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New Aer Lingus Routes From Dublin

Wed Oct 27, 2004 10:22 pm

MARSEILLE - DUBLIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Finally!! After sending 10.000 emails per day for the last 2 years they listen to me..  Laugh out loud

Now also FR and it's perfect.

This makes my day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KL911
 
Horus
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New Aer Lingus Routes From Dublin

Wed Oct 27, 2004 11:32 pm

Great news for DUB and EI.

I remember a while ago they made a large order for Airbus narrowbodies, were they to replace the older A320s and B737s in the fleet or to expand?

Horus

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pera
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New Aer Lingus Routes From Dublin

Wed Oct 27, 2004 11:37 pm

If I remember right Aer Lingus used to fly to Stockholm before 9/11, is that right? Hope they come back someday:D
 
767-332ER
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New Aer Lingus Routes From Dublin

Wed Oct 27, 2004 11:55 pm


Glad to see them flying to Seville...any news on frequencies?
Regards
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EIrob
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New Aer Lingus Routes From Dublin

Wed Oct 27, 2004 11:57 pm

Pera,
Me too! Used to work at EI here in STO. Apparently they might consider it next year - if their flight to CPH does well....

We'll see!
 
Pe@rson
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New Aer Lingus Routes From Dublin

Wed Oct 27, 2004 11:58 pm

Good news for people travelling to and from DUB!  Smile

If a new terminal is built at DUB, FR said it will definitely base 10 additional 738 machines at the airport and serve 20 new cities. This has been on the cards for ages now, but that might, I hope, change.
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kaitak
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New Aer Lingus Routes From Dublin

Thu Oct 28, 2004 1:25 am

Great news!

Unusual to have airlines flying to Bergamo and Linate and Malpensa; interesting to see if routes to all three will continue.

Just waiting to see if they have any long haul routes in the pipeline.
 
MCMAHONSMR
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New Aer Lingus Routes From Dublin

Thu Oct 28, 2004 1:48 am

As someone who traveled through DUB extensively during my college years there I can't help but wonder how the airport has room for the ever expanding routes. The B Pier during the AM is by and large reserved for transatlantic traffic. The C Pier was quiet for a while but now EI have invaded that sanctuary, and the A Pier remains the FR stronghold . . . they desperately need a new airport / terminal . . . Once all the new 320s arrive the place is going to be mayhem!

mcmahonsmr
 
LXsaab2000
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New Aer Lingus Routes From Dublin

Thu Oct 28, 2004 2:07 am

X Kaitak
Just reading on an italian aviation forum that Milan Malpensa (MXP) will be dropped in favour of Bergamo (BGY).
Milan Linate (LIN) will continue to be served by EI with the 1 daily flight from Dublin.
BGY will get all the actual scheduled of MXP (I refer to the summer flights to Dublin and Cork).
So we'll have a BGY/DUB operated on a 4 weekly base (735) and BGY/ORK on a twice weekly (A-320).

The new Naples/Dublin service will be operated on a 3 weekly base (A-320).

Bye


[Edited 2004-10-27 19:08:20]
 
TW741
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New Aer Lingus Routes From Dublin

Thu Oct 28, 2004 2:12 am

have just been on EI's homepage...says
Services to Liverpool, Las Palmas, Lanzarote and Budapest will start at the end of October 2004
which everybody might know.
But:
Introductory each way fares excluding taxes and charges
Liverpool €9


So Dublinners - time for some excursion to Liverpool.... Big grin

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gilesdavies
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New Aer Lingus Routes From Dublin

Thu Oct 28, 2004 2:23 am

There beginning to sound like BMI and don't know what kind of carrier they want to be.

They are launching services to destinations that are already popular with LCC but want to remain a main line carrier.
 
servisairkid
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New Aer Lingus Routes From Dublin

Thu Oct 28, 2004 2:34 am

I wonder if they will offer passengers the chance to connect onto their transatlantic flights. It would be more appealing than to customers who fly with FR.
 
greenjet
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New Aer Lingus Routes From Dublin

Thu Oct 28, 2004 6:04 am

They are launching services to destinations that are already popular with LCC but want to remain a main line carrier.

That's true but there is very little competition on these routes from Ireland. They are losing the characteristics of a main line carrier bit by bit. One thing they'll never be able to do however is get their cost base anywhere near as low as FR.

There aren't too many more European niches left from DUB now. I still think there's potential for Athens, Istanbul and Bratislava however. Maybe we'll see EI move in to the Baltic market also. The Baltics have huge potential as a result of immigration (into Ireland), VFR pax and city break pax (from Ireland). Although Air Baltic, Lithuanian and Estonian all serve DUB their timings are shocking.

 
servisairkid
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New Aer Lingus Routes From Dublin

Thu Oct 28, 2004 6:10 am

Maybe the fall of greenjet might have mad them think twice. What happened to them?
 
scandinavian
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New Aer Lingus Routes From Dublin

Thu Oct 28, 2004 6:15 am

Will they ever start some routes to Asia? Would be nice to see Air Lingus in say HKG or NRT...
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servisairkid
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RE: New Aer Lingus Routes From DUBLIN. HOT!

Thu Oct 28, 2004 6:17 am

I agree. They have the right fleet to and no comp. It would say alot of people having to transit though other airports.
 
aerlingusa330
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RE: New Aer Lingus Routes From Dublin

Thu Oct 28, 2004 10:36 am

Aer Lingus placed the order for the A320's to replace all of the aging 737 series (734, 735) aircraft in their fleet. They will replace the 11 737's with 12 A320's for a total of 21 A320's, 6 A321's, 4 A330-300's, and 3 A330-200's.

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vatry
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RE: New Aer Lingus Routes From Dublin

Thu Oct 28, 2004 5:14 pm

11 A320's in service, with 10 more to arrive by the end of 2005. 2 x 734 and 6 x 735 still in service, all of which will be gone by end of 2005.
 
rossyboy
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RE: New Aer Lingus Routes From Dublin

Thu Oct 28, 2004 7:49 pm

Does anyone know if EI plans routes to Athens (ATH), Greece?
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Horus
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RE: New Aer Lingus Routes From Dublin

Thu Oct 28, 2004 7:58 pm

I remember soon after they made the order for the A320s, it was reported that they'll make an order for widebody aircraft to double their current long haul fleet. Have there been any developments there?

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bazzaldonbond
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RE: New Aer Lingus Routes From Dublin

Thu Oct 28, 2004 8:06 pm

no developments on that front yet i would say personally it will be the A330
 
Horus
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RE: New Aer Lingus Routes From Dublin

Thu Oct 28, 2004 8:13 pm

I would say Airbus will almost definitely 'win' further A330 (-200 and -300) orders for EI's long haul exansion, but they might consider the A340 if the airline seriously plan to expand in Asia and South Africa (as has been reported a number of times on A.net).

Horus

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scf158
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RE: New Aer Lingus Routes From Dublin

Thu Oct 28, 2004 9:57 pm

How old is there A320 fleet anyways?
 
kaitak
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RE: New Aer Lingus Routes From Dublin

Thu Oct 28, 2004 10:30 pm

The A320 fleet is extremely new; the four original A320s were only delivered in 1Q01, but the current order is being delivered right now, so they're very new indeed. I think about six of them have been delivered, out of 17 on order.

The A321 fleet dates back to around 98/99.

The A330 is certainly the front runner, but I think it would be a big mistake for Airbus to count these particular chickens. Boeing knows that EI is going to be expanding its long haul fleet very considerably and wants to be a partner in this. They want the new fleet from 2008, by which time the 7E7 will be entering service; do they want to start taking delivery in 2008 of an aircraft which will be outclassed? Don't get me wrong, I like the 332, but I think the 7E7 could serve EI very well; I'm not convinced by the A350. Sounds like a bit of a spoiler to me.