Eirules
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Star Alliance In Ireland

Thu May 05, 2005 2:33 am

Why are there so few Star Alliance carriers serving Ireland? DUB had BD, LH and SAS, plus seasonal AC and US while SNN only has the seasonal AC and US services. Is it likely any of the other carriers will open routes into Ireland? Now that SA)">AA operates into DUB and SNN, will SA)">UA start services, maybe to IAH? Or SA to JNB or CPT? Or even SQ or TG?
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shamrock350
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RE: Star Alliance In Ireland

Thu May 05, 2005 2:52 am

An SQ 747 flys into DUB on regular flights but it is unlikely that they will start passenger sevices, but then again maybe just maybe they might.
UA would do great in Ireland give me something else to look at in DUB. Plus with the new EI routes across the Atlantic getting closer it would be good competion even though I dont know the new EI routes.
 
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RE: Star Alliance In Ireland

Thu May 05, 2005 11:16 am

Maybe LO, OS, TP or JK (good possibility for a JK flight)....
 
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RE: Star Alliance In Ireland

Thu May 05, 2005 11:19 am

Quoting EIRules (Thread starter):
will UA start services, maybe to IAH?

I think you mean IAD (IAH is CO's hub), and it is a possibility that UA will start DUB flights. They said they were opening 10 new international cities that had never been served before...anyone know if DUB and UA were ever involved?
 
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RE: Star Alliance In Ireland

Thu May 05, 2005 11:27 am

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 1):
An SQ 747 flys into DUB on regular flights but it is unlikely that they will start passenger sevices, but then again maybe just maybe they might.

DUB hasn't even been whispered about other than freighter service. To be honest, I don't think the demand is really there. Although, every freighter I have operated in and out of DUB is usually full.
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RE: Star Alliance In Ireland

Thu May 05, 2005 6:31 pm

DUB scheduled star services are quite intensive actually - the first post missed out some significant presence.

SK Twice daily to CPH, daily to ARN (MD87/MD90)
LO Twice daily to Warsaw (ERJ170)
BD x8 daily to Heathrow (A321)
US Daily to PHL (summer only - 762)
AC Daily to YYZ (Summer only -763)
JKK Twice weekly to AGP (A321)
LH x4 daily to FRA (32S / 737)
OS x3 weekly to VIE (734 / 321)
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Eirules
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RE: Star Alliance In Ireland

Fri May 06, 2005 8:46 pm

Oh sorry, totally forgot about LO and OS. But I still dont think that 100 flights a week (and an extra 14 during the summer) is particularly "intensive" given an alliance over so many airlines. Even forgetting EI completely, OneWorld operate nearly that many nad have a far smaller alliance and Skyteam by my rough calculation operate more than Star - CO, AF, DL, Alitalia, CSA Czech etc.

PS Yes I meant IAD, not IAH, oops!
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RE: Star Alliance In Ireland

Fri May 06, 2005 9:19 pm

You can also add SK (BU) 5 x weekly to OSL.