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by Eirules
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 30
Views: 2503

Re: Irish 7/20

Does anyone know if the Aer Lingus lounge or indeed if any of the other lounges in Dublin are open or due to open soon

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by Eirules
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes
Replies: 194
Views: 20690

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

No mention of whether DFW-DUB is returning for S21

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by Eirules
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 35963

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

OA260 wrote:
Aer Lingus are further extending the USA cancellations until 10th August. No real surprise.

Swiss resume ORK-ZRH from 5th July.


10th August seems ambitious

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by Eirules
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/28/2020:CALMING SKIES;AC Cuts BDL;AS Adds DLG/AKN;B6 Chops August;TK Back to ATL/BOS?;UA Moves PQI to IAD
Replies: 68
Views: 11914

Re: OAG Changes 6/28/2020:CALMING SKIES;AC Cuts BDL;AS Adds DLG/AKN;B6 Chops August;TK Back to ATL/BOS?;UA Moves PQI to

I’m very surprised there isn’t a slew of European route cuts announced. We’re only 4 weeks away from August and as it stands Europeans aren’t allowed into USA & Americans aren’t allowed into Europe & yet there’s still multiple daily Europe - USA flights planned. From DUB alone there’s daily ...

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by Eirules
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes for 6/14/2020:THE CALM BEFORE?;DL Grows Europe, Closes Stations;NK Attacks BOS-BWI;AS Adds MRY-SEA
Replies: 57
Views: 10820

Re: OAG Changes for 6/14/2020:THE CALM BEFORE?;DL Grows Europe, Closes Stations;NK Attacks BOS-BWI;AS Adds MRY-SEA

Im surprised that DL are adding transatlantic routes that they cut but yet there’s still a travel ban in place and infection rates in US are still very high. Do they know something we don’t about a ban being lifted?

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by Eirules
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 35963

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

AA loaded their new schedule last night and the DFW-DUB flight times have changed significantly from last summer. From the loaded schedule the equipment either stays at DUB for over 24 hours, or more likely operates as alternating passenger/cargo legs allowing layover for cabin crew. Is the daily D...

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by Eirules
Sun May 31, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29173

Re: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...

Fliplot wrote:
Okay!
I give in - open the flood gates
Damned if you do and damned if you don't


Well that’s the point. At the night of the pandemic in Europe we didn’t & we weren’t “damned” so why do it now? Let alone half arsed

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by Eirules
Sun May 31, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is American really done with the 757?
Replies: 54
Views: 10090

Re: Is American really done with the 757?

SNN is a lot of aircraft with a 788... Am I not right in saying that as part of the BA transatlantic joint venture, AA are forced to put business flat beds on all transatlantic routes & that KEF got a get out clause Perhaps. Again filling all those flatbeds at profitable fares is a big ask... I...

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by Eirules
Sun May 31, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29173

Re: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...

If not for profit then why? Those countries at the forefront of returning to normal are the ones with the largest tourist heavy economies! I believe our Government is being extra cautious and I dont see that as a problem. Ireland is but one strand in Ryanairs extensive network! I wouldn’t accuse Au...

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by Eirules
Sun May 31, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is American really done with the 757?
Replies: 54
Views: 10090

Re: Is American really done with the 757?

by738 wrote:
SNN is a lot of aircraft with a 788...


Am I not right in saying that as part of the BA transatlantic joint venture, AA are forced to put business flat beds on all transatlantic routes & that KEF got a get out clause

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by Eirules
Sat May 30, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29173

Re: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...

Good on you MO'L - profit before lives! Pilots are bus drivers, passengers are bums on seats and the virus is an annoying inconvenience! You don’t have to fly with either him or anyone else until you feel safe to do so. But just for reference, governments across Europe from Italy to Greece to Spain...

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by Eirules
Fri May 29, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29173

Re: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...

With MSP gone & MIA likely room, plus likely frequency reductions, they’ll find themselves with an oversupply of long haul aircraft

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by Eirules
Thu May 28, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29173

Re: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...

I'm getting very positive vibes and there seems to be a general feeling of things starting up again; many airlines are aiming for a 15 June start up, Stobart (as stated above) 1 July and EI looking to start t/a service to BOS/ORD/JFK within the same period. There is an expectation that our quaranti...

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by Eirules
Fri May 22, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29173

Re: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...

Why have it in place at all? All of the metrics show we are in a much better place with COVID 19, but we know something better / different to Greece, Germany, Italy, Spain etc?

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by Eirules
Fri May 22, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29173

Re: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...

What utter tosh. So months after the virus exploded in other countries we’re finally implementing a legally enforceable quarantine, at the exact point when other European countries are opening their borders to tourists. Oh and let’s not force anyone arriving from the UK to quarantine even though the...

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by Eirules
Wed May 20, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: All OW carriers to move T5 LHR
Replies: 38
Views: 7658

Re: Rumor: All OW carriers to move T5 LHR

I wonder could we see EI move to T5 too. It might make sense as flights start to come back on stream with increased demand into T2 and with EI codesharing with BA on 4 routes ex LHR into Ireland it’d make for much easier connections

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by Eirules
Mon May 18, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29173

Re: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...

In emergency situations like this, the State can bypass the usual tender process. I work in the public sector myself and know how tedious and time-consuming this can be. I think the government did the right thing in the prevailing circumstances; we were also very lucky to source such a large amount...

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by Eirules
Sat May 16, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virtual tour of UA 727-022
Replies: 73
Views: 8571

Re: Virtual tour of UA 727-022

Very cool, thanks for sharing

Was lucky enough to fly on a 727 nearly 20 years ago. That rear stairs was such a novelty at the time

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by Eirules
Sat May 09, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29173

Re: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...

The BBC are reporting that UK airlines say they have been told the government will bring in a 14-day quarantine for anyone arriving in the UK from any country apart from the Republic of Ireland from end May. This will make many trips totally pointless and the effect on the industry will be a furthe...

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by Eirules
Wed May 06, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29173

Re: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...

One would suspect that transatlantic routes to DUB & SNN next year will be vastly different. I can’t see UA, AA, AC or DL having 3-4 routes to DUB, you’re looking at 2 at most. And for EI, I can see some routes dropped (MSP, MIA come to mind) and the double daily’s reduced down too

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by Eirules
Tue May 05, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29173

Re: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...

Im really struggling to understand why this is all the fault of Aer Lingus 1. Not one person was forced to take that flight. They all did so if free will & if they didn’t feel that the airline was taking their health seriously enough then simply don’t fly, not just complain after the event. 2. I...

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by Eirules
Tue May 05, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29173

Re: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...

Im really struggling to understand how the blame for a full flight is the fault of Aer Lingus. 1. None of the passengers were forced to fly. If they didn’t feel comfortable/safe then simply don’t fly 2. I can almost guarantee not every passenger was making an essential journey, advice at odds to eve...

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by Eirules
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27726

Re: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...

On another note, it appears when AA return in the PHL-DUB route in Oct it’ll be operated by 788 versus 332 Interesting, where are you seeing that? I’ve read that they’re shifting PHL-LHR to 788 but nothing about DUB. I’m booked on AA DUB-PHL in early January and it’s still showing as A332, though I...

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by Eirules
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27726

Re: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...

Kuwait Airways A332 (9K-APC) currently inbound to DUB operating a repatriation flight I’ve no great knowledge of these things but I wouldn’t have thought there were too many Irish citizens living in Kuwait or vice versa that necessitated a direct repatriation flight On another note, it appears when...

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by Eirules
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27726

Re: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...

EIEIDW wrote:
AmricanShamrok wrote:
snnus wrote:
Tough year for SNN, DL, AA, and UA all confirmed that they will not operate this year.

Source that DL is not operating?

SNN-JFK no longer on sale, as is DUB-ATL


Given EI will definitely continue JFK and UA have indicated EWR will stay, id have thought DL would keep ATL and drop JFK

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by Eirules
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, at 40+ including 747s, A380s
Replies: 113
Views: 40946

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, at 40+ including 747s, A380s

Maybe the rumor a few weeks ago on BA loading MEL airport data to their A350s is true, in that the only long haul flying are to be done with the 777s and 350s. Bung an F cabin on the A350 and you're good to go! As far as I’m aware, all long haul flying will be done with the 772’s, 773’s, 788’s, 789...

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by Eirules
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/12/2020: VB Adds MTY-SAT;UA Adds MEI/PIB;F9 Adds MIA-RDU; 1000s of Routes Are Suspended
Replies: 83
Views: 14921

Re: OAG Changes 4/12/2020: VB Adds MTY-SAT;UA Adds MEI/PIB;F9 Adds MIA-RDU; 1000s of Routes Are Suspended

AA AMS-PHL JUN 0.9>0[1.0] JUL 1.0>0[1.0] AUG 1.0>0[1.0] SEP 1.0>0[1.0] AA KEF-PHL AUG 1.0>0.5[0] SEP 1.0>0[0] OCT 0.7>0[0] AA DUB-PHL JUN 0.9>0[1.0] JUL 1.0>0[1.0] AUG 1.0>0[1.0] SEP 1.0>0[1.0] AA LHR-PHL JUN 1.8>0.9[2] JUL 2>1.0[2] AUG 2>1.0[2] SEP 2>1.0[2] AA MAD-PHL JUN 0.9>0[1.0] AA PHL-ZRH JUN...

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by Eirules
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27726

Re: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...

Passenger claims Aer Lingus staff pulled her from toilet with pants still down as flight about to take off An Aer Lingus passenger has filed a lawsuit claiming she was injured after attendants pulled her out of an aeroplane toilet as her flight was about to take off. American national Mary Oshana a...

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by Eirules
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27726

Re: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...

I wonder what USA routes are likely to be culled when all this settles down? One assumes JFK, BOS, SFO & ORD will survive. I’d imagine MIA could be in trouble, perhaps EWR too if they want to consolidate NYC at JFK. Will they leave PHL to AA once they eventually join the joint venture? Probably ...

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by Eirules
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27726

Re: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...

It strikes me that the Aer Lingus cancellations are all a bit “last minute”. I don’t think anyone expects that on Easter Sunday everything will just reopen and return to normal. Even global airlines such as Emirates have grounded pretty much everything until the end of April EI are being opportunis...

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by Eirules
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27726

Re: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...

It strikes me that the Aer Lingus cancellations are all a bit “last minute”. I don’t think anyone expects that on Easter Sunday everything will just reopen and return to normal. Even global airlines such as Emirates have grounded pretty much everything until the end of April

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by Eirules
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37174

Re: Irish 3/20

Alitalia are apparently to operate a number of DUB flights tomorrow to repatriate people from both countries. I wonder why not EI or FR since they’d normally have flown the routes

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by Eirules
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37174

Re: Irish 3/20

Skyblue39 wrote:
Interesting that Aeroflot are keeping Moscow - Dublin in service despite massive cuts to their European schedule.


Same with Swiss. Dublin is one of only 8 routes that’s operating and it’s not that they’re getting connections- EWR is their only long haul at the moment

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by Eirules
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37174

Re: Irish 3/20

Does anyone else have the Aer Lingus credit card and has booked the “free” flights as part of it? The process is very cumbersome for a start. You’ve to fill in an online form requesting the flights you want. 24hrs later you get an email asking to confirm your request. I replied and a further 24hrs g...

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by Eirules
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37174

Re: Irish 3/20

OA260 wrote:
EIEIDW wrote:
Absolutely devastating for BHD.


Certainly is it will be like a ghost airport and have huge impact on the NI economy and airport jobs. Very sad . Hopefully someone can take up BHD-SOU and DUB-SOU . They are important routes .


Could we see EI Regional take over DUB-SOU/EXE?

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by Eirules
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37174

Re: Irish 3/20

CarbonFibre wrote:
EI-EIN is the final A330-300 off the production line. Guess there won't be an EI-EIO ?


I’m sure Old MacDonald will help you find one

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by Eirules
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22579

Re: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...

I note from this morning’s IAG results that the 737 MAX order which was placed last year, initially mentioned for BA’s LGW ops, are now being marketed as having “operational flexibility throughout the group” which one assumes means they could end up at IB or EI...

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by Eirules
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22579

Re: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...

Gosh, yes, I forgot those two ... so, yes, Dreamliner city this summer! I don't expect to see any Chinese carrier here this summer. I thought Hainan was completely out of here. Juneyao will hopefully be back next year, along with CX! With any luck, we might see some of Qatar's 787-9s! Being reporte...

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by Eirules
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22579

Re: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...

I believe that this is currently being negotiated. Something else to look forward to: Etihad is planning to fly 787-10s to Dublin in June: Etihad Airways during the month of June 2020 is adjusting Abu Dhabi – Dublin service, as the airline schedules Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner service. The 787-10 will...

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by Eirules
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22579

Re: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...

Ah magic money tree economics. How very Robin Hood

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by Eirules
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22579

Re: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...

DalRiada wrote:
OA260 wrote:
wexfordflyer wrote:
Any opinions on who would be a positive new Minister for Transport, given Shane Ross has lost his seat?
Obviously a long way to go yet...



Bit of a mess at the moment. Hopefully the Irish realise just what they have voted for !!

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We do. That’s why we voted for them.



Not all of us...

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by Eirules
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IG (Air Italy) Ending Operations
Replies: 112
Views: 28681

Re: IG (Air Italy) winding up?

Is collapsing the airline QR’s way of getting out of a MAX order they now realise is cursed?

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by Eirules
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Nostrum's big domestic expansion S20. Getting ready for the end of Iberia Regional?
Replies: 4
Views: 1572

Re: Air Nostrum's big domestic expansion S20. Getting ready for the end of Iberia Regional?

I thought Air Nostrum had agreed a merger / tie up with Cityjet with the aim of doing more flying for other airlines?

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by Eirules
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!
Replies: 180
Views: 23389

Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

https://www.dublinairport.com/latest-ne ... ro-service

More good news for DUB. Didn’t see this one coming
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https://www.dublinairport.com/latest-ne ... ro-service

More good news for DUB. Didn’t see this one coming

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by Eirules
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air announce DUB
Replies: 12
Views: 3525

Egypt Air announce DUB

https://www.dublinairport.com/latest-ne ... ro-service
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Another new route for DUB and AFAIK the first time Egypt Air will fly to Dublin

https://www.dublinairport.com/latest-ne ... ro-service

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by Eirules
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 64490

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

Any possibility it’s IAG? Order to be split between the individual airlines?

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by Eirules
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2713
Views: 289379

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

For those of u who may think that Iranian government took part in this sad crash, Can you tell me why they hit a plane from a foreign country with a lot of Iranian pax on ir, and a country with no issues against them? It could be plausible If the plane were American,Saudi Arabian.... The most impor...

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by Eirules
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2713
Views: 289379

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Seems to me like a lot of Canadian citizens to me but maybe that’s the norm Iranian diaspora? 200k of them in Canada. Ukraine Int. has a flight to YYZ from KBP at 11:55 AM Yeah perhaps. Seems a disproportionately high percentage of the passengers, a third in total with not one US citizen but maybe ...

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by Eirules
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2713
Views: 289379

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Seems to me like a lot of Canadian citizens to me but maybe that’s the norm

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by Eirules
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!
Replies: 180
Views: 23389

Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

I think so; they tried DXB, which wasnt a great success - for a variety of reasons; they were thinking of launching CPT a few years back, but now, they have such massive potential and they have the feed to support t/a growth (which they wouldn't have if they were looking east or south). There is so...

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