—- Can you really say that HKG failed, or just became a victim of circumstance? Cathay have cut a lot of capacity given the recent turmoil in Hong Kong, as have a lot of other airlines. Plus, its only suspended and due to resume in March, or has this changed? PEK was never ideal with the EDI leg, o...Jump to post
—- Dublin Airport to Tokyo may become one of world's longest direct flights as Ireland in talk with officials in Japan Ireland is in talks with Japanese officials about a direct flight from Dublin Airport to Tokyo. The flight, which would be almost 10,000km long, could become a reality in the "...Jump to post
Regarding CX and DUB, I don't recall reading about anyone posting here who actually flew the service so perhaps the route is not as viable as (some) people assumed. Clearly, CX would not be canning a profitable route and I don't know of any other destinations CX has cut since the recent Hong Kong p...Jump to post
Regarding CX and DUB, I don't recall reading about anyone posting here who actually flew the service so perhaps the route is not as viable as (some) people assumed. Clearly, CX would not be canning a profitable route and I don't know of any other destinations CX has cut since the recent Hong Kong pr...Jump to post
How many of these "activists" have dogs? Dogs are FAR worse for the environment than aviation is. Instead of trying to disrupt aviation, these activists should be encouraging people to have fewer dogs, or none at all. That would make a much bigger impact on global warming than disrupting ...Jump to post
BOS-DUB was flown briefly on a domestic configured 757.
The Patriots purchased two B767s and own them outright. https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/08/08/patriots-buy-their-own-planes/
The paint job was recently overhauled to add a 6th Lombardi Trophy to it.
But the statement that none of the Star A airlines are hosted on Travelport is completely wrong - we use Travelport in our company and book Star A carriers no problem. You may be confusing having inventory distributed in the GDS versus actually hosting an airline's own reservation system by Amadeus...Jump to post
Terminal E between 12pm-2pm is going to have LHR, AMS, CDG, DUB, LIS and now EDI on gate at the same time. Like a mini T4 @ JFK. Again, Delta's DUB flight does not arrive at Terminal E since is it pre-cleared by the US CBP facility in DUB. Delta's DUB flight arrives into Terminal A as a domestic ar...Jump to post
Well Terminal E is going to look quite the quasi DL terminal when CDG, LHR, AMS and now LIS will all be on the ground at the same time as arrivals. Maybe even DUB although can’t remember the return time of that one. AMS - DL259 - 13.15 arrival A333 CDG - DL119 - 12.15 arrival B763 DUB - DL155 - 12....Jump to post
With KL and KE announcing they will begin schedule service to BOS as well as B6 adding HAV which cities does MassPORT look next for destinations and/or operators? There was mention up thread about India but I don't know if that is something that will happen in the short to mid-term. BRU (often menti...Jump to post
Aer Lingus does need a proper business class for onward connections from North America as well as a proper frequent flier program. I do agree that there would likely be little demand for local traffic in business class between Ireland & Europe but EI has a decent trans Atlantic business class pr...Jump to post
As for JetBlue, don’t both British Airways and American code share with them anyway? Wouldn’t exactly be fair to expect Aer Lingus to give it up. While BA does interline with B6 neither AA nor BA code-share with JetBlue at present. I would consider it unlikely for AA and B6 to ever code-share as th...Jump to post
I don't think so. Both have been tried and I have a feeling they have been dropped for a reason. I recent experience flying BOS-JFK-MXP showed me that the fares are very low. I also flew BOS-BRU-VIE back in the day with Sabena (mid 90's). It was cheap. Like sub-$200 r/t cheap :) BRU punches above i...Jump to post
Airbus gave us our first look at the A321LR today...kind of. https://imagr.eu/up/iOFzB_4zJBC_A321neo-ACF-Roll-Out.jpg The Airbus Cabin Flex variant features a new door configuration which will become the base for the A321LR and eventually all A321neo models. While not actually being the LR version,...Jump to post
eirflot wrote:Whilst we are told we have the purest of democracies...
Regarding FI's announcement, it is interesting to note that 3 years ago there were zero scheduled flights between DUB and KEF and in Summer 2018 there will be up to 17 weekly.
Will FI be the only B752 operator at DUB?
Icelandair Group (Loftleidir) recently entered into a consulting contract with TACV (VR) and will be guiding them as they look to expand into a connecting hub carrier like FI has done at KEF. While there is no confirmation that Icelandair Group has made any investment into TACV, it would not shock m...Jump to post
Interesting news from PF. I certainly expect that they have done their homework as this is a big investment in terms of flights and city pairs. While BOS/NYC-BHX are currently unserved BOS/NYC-LON/PAR are crowded markets and PF doesn't have much, if any, name recognition on either end. Does anyone k...Jump to post
As of right now 5 airlines will be on BOS-CDG and LON (all airports) for S18 though 2 cooperate as one (DL + AF or VS)!!! True, but let's be honest, with AA's loads and general trimming of BOS operations, are they really going to stick around against DL/AF/DY and PF? No way will a 5 way fight from ...Jump to post
According to Wikipedia (wouldn't 100% trust) , Primera Air an Icelandic owned leisure airline owned and operated by the Primera Travel Group plans to start a base out of BHX in 2018 and plans on starting flights to Boston, Newark, and Toronto. No official announcement yet so I'll be keeping a track...Jump to post
Rumour on one of the other threads that AA are going year round on ORD-DUB using 788 Would be great to see them back but they have delayed summer 788 by a month already! This delay has been reported elsewhere as part of a much larger schedule and equipment revision across the network and I don't th...Jump to post
QUOTE Beyond that, what was 'mysterious' to you about the Irish AOC request? The reported ability to use third nation work contracts that would be permitted under Irish aviation law. Would Irish Rail permit similar? ENDQUOTE Sounds like you have an issue with Irish law then. Were you also 'mystified...Jump to post
Whether it takes 1 hour 20 minutes between SWF & Port Authority or 2 hours 20 minutes, I don't think it is a big deal and the fact that the service is scheduled will allow people to get between SWF and Manhattan in a single seat direct manner. It often takes me two hours to get from Westchester ...Jump to post
Cork runway may be too short for Norwegian Air flights to New York Proposed route hinges on fuel consumption of new Boeing aircraft, airline says Norwegian Air International may not be able to fly its proposed route from Cork to New York because the Irish airport’s runway is too short, according to...Jump to post
At 62% EK could almost go back to one daily flight and make it an A380. But I'll bet every other month is higher for them. You could make the case with LAX as well. LAX double A380 was 51% Also EK's LF for the month was 67% and JFK-MXP flights were the only route pair over 80%. There were some horr...Jump to post
D8/DY have certainly had an immediate impact with their new routes. Overall, it is a positive for Ireland (and Scotland) aviation as well as tourism. I do think out of all the incumbent carriers, Aer Lingus will be the one with most to lose for a few reasons. Firstly, EI carry a not insignificant am...Jump to post
DUB is going to be really interesting. DL is also going to be enter the ring and with pre-immigration clearances, it will be a good option for the other DL hubs that don't have DUB nonstop options. Notably, ATL, DTW, MSP, etc. and they can now use Logan instead of having to go thru JFK. Terminal A ...Jump to post
Sorry to disagree but THREE hours on a Q400 will be simply miserable. I have flown quite a few 2+hour flights from the Maritimes to Montreal and I could hardly wait to get off. Throw in the storminess of the North Atlantic, no hot food (no ovens), miniscule single washroom and anyone taller than 5'...Jump to post
commavia wrote:Exchange rates are hurting.
lesfalls wrote:I think HV also operates ORY-KEF in the summer.
[quote="hvusslax The growth has been remarkable, there were less than 2 million passengers that used KEF in 2009 but it is looking like 2016 will break 6 million. Isavia's updated projection suggests 20.1 million passengers in 2040 and an increasing share of transit passengers from 33% in 2016 ...Jump to post
I've no idea how easy it is to connect via LIS or if they offer shorter layovers than DUB or KEF but LIS certainly is not closer to the US than either of those airports for many destinations in Europe. I said "a hub" not "the hub" closest to the U.S. It's no wonder that airlines...Jump to post
[quote="airbazar"] They also have the geographic advantage of having a hub closest to the U.S. LIS is indeed close to the USA compared to most European hubs but for key ports likes BOS/JFK/IAD/MIA both KEF and DUB are shorter segments per the GC Map. Looking at BOS & JFK to Europe, con...Jump to post
767 would indicate West Coast if it's US. I know I am dreaming but it would be nice to see Icelandair in Asia. Iceland is increasingly popular for East Asian tourists who want to stay away from cities. KEF-NRT and -ICN would be within range of 763. That is assuming that the B767s are for new routes...Jump to post
They are not adding a new bank but expanding the current secondary bank. It will be most interesting to see what other European destinations can work with the secondary bank which has departures to Europe after midnight in Iceland. VIE and NCE don't really fit into the current rotations, MUC is as ...Jump to post
[quote="VS4ever"] DL will not have a problem transferring its folks on it's incoming flights from CDG, AMS, LHR or DUB because they all land at between noon and 1pm, which is well before the evening crush of passengers, in fact by the time the DUB flight arrives, the earliest DL flight wil...Jump to post
[quote="enilria"] BOS-DUB is a well-known low-yield market and if they are flying with a 757 then they won't even have a chance at any real yield. Is there any data to back this claim up? Are you comparing it to some other route or routes? Or is this an opinion? Some of the data I've seen ...Jump to post
Great to see DL launch BOS-DUB for S17. I note too that KL is resuming DUB service with its own metal from Oct 2016 after a very long hiatus. They had relied on code-share service with EI for the last 40 odd years. It will be twice daily W16 and then increase to 4 daily for S17. There is some talk t...Jump to post
[quote="adamh8297"]The top 10 unserved markets from BOS based on 2011 O+D are:] Is 2011 data the most current available? If so, I don't know how relevant 2011 data is for trying to figure out where the next non-stop route will be for 2017. While I am sure some of it is still accurate, the ...Jump to post
They are almost all to/from UK and BRU/CRL/BVA, weaker sterling will always see a slow down in inbound visitors and fares can't get lower than the 6-9.99 offered by FR. I expect that you are looking at it from a UK inbound to Ireland traffic perspective and, if so, the converse should be true that ...Jump to post
I don't know how many European cities that DL now serves can be reached by JetBlue's new A321's. LHR? AMS? Of course the elephant in the living room is whether those planes would have to be tugged from E to C after they land. I remember decades ago when DL wanted customs & immigration at A and ...Jump to post
There are plenty of 757s leaving Kennedy everyday for Europe. How many is 'plenty'? I'm genuinely interested to know. This is certainly not an exhaustive list, but this is some of the 757 TATL flying I am seeing for Monday August 1. Caveats: - Some flights up/downguage seasonally. - Some flights ar...Jump to post