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by IrishLessor
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31672

Re: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep

Marcogr12 Of course EI need an ac in the 100-150 seat range. However, most will tell you that this adds complexity and cost to the fleet. Makes some sense. However, in a post covid world there are routes that just don't stack up with an a320. That would be my interpretation. Equally, the IAG groupin...

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by IrishLessor
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread 2020
Replies: 504
Views: 38592

Re: Virgin Atlantic Short Haul

This flight has been running for over a month. I'd guess it is cargo. Not scheduled passenger.

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by IrishLessor
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31672

Re: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep

Sorry it should be Emerald Airlines, and not Airways of the long closed cargo operator.
No connection.

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by IrishLessor
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31672

Re: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep

News this morning that Dublin Aerospace owner will tender for Aer Lingus Regional business through a new airline called Emerald Airways.

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by IrishLessor
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31672

Re: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep

Fliplot wrote:
How many EI aircraft are parked at MAD? Any photos?


I believe there are 4 aircraft parked at Cuidad Real.
GEY, DAA (200S) and CPG, CPH (321CEO).

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by IrishLessor
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1464
Views: 350424

Re: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

More than the cost base, or the brand name, they need a well-defined strategy. Are they going to live off Italy being a leisure destination? Are they going to focus on business routes? Are they going to focus on long haul demand? Are they going to focus on building a domestic network? Are they goin...

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by IrishLessor
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1464
Views: 350424

Re: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

So ITA is going to be the new Alitalia. A fresh start, a new beginning. However, couple of questions: - Will they have to TUPE Alitalia staff to ITA, surely it has obligations in this regard under EU law? - What will change if the government is in charge, governments don't have a good track record w...

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by IrishLessor
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31672

Re: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep

So a high speed cross border rail link from Derry. Nice idea but struggling to work this out. There isn't a motorway linking Derry all the way to Belfast or to Dublin. The Dublin - Derry air link was unviable, even at rock bottom fares and multiple daily rotations (example 1992 wasn't it that JEA ha...

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by IrishLessor
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid
Replies: 294
Views: 36168

Re: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid

Great thread on Irish Aviation, I keep an eye on it and it's very informative, so thanks to organiser and contributors! What is absolutely outrageous is the lack of change to the green list for travel by the Irish government. The government return today from summer break and I'm going something posi...

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by IrishLessor
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/20: Angst in August
Replies: 246
Views: 29525

Re: Irish 8/20: Angst in August

It is inconceivable how the government has not come up with some support package for EI given that the island is heavily reliant on EI to be connected to the rest of the world. Isolating a peripheral, small, island economy/nation from what the rest of the world and particularly it's main trading pa...

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by IrishLessor
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JET2 - what next ?
Replies: 122
Views: 23666

Re: JET2 - what next ?

Jet2 have a very differentiated business model and they are more a tour operator than low cost airline, hence they can go alongside easyJet and Ryanair at bases like STN BHX etc. Not technically apples with apples. I'd be inclined to agree with above comments, Jet2 should stick to what they know and...

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by IrishLessor
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 392
Views: 74703

Re: Air Europa might stay independent.

BeaLineV953 makes an excellent and commercially informed argument in relation to this thread topic. Well done. Air Europa is largely a leisure carrier and yields in this space are challenging, a large amount of their business is Tour Operator focussed. It's a logical approach for IAG to acquire the ...

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by IrishLessor
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY
Replies: 163
Views: 30067

Re: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY

There certainly are some advantages on the cost side as a result of this pandemic. Namely aircraft lease rates and fuel costs. However, the question is what long term sustainable competitive advantage would they have. This doesn't feel like an airline that has expansion ideas, so I can't see scale a...

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by IrishLessor
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 37195

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

I am bit confused..Under what brand name will Stobart be flying the routes from LGW and the other airports? And with what type of a/c, only ATRs or E-190s too? Hi Marcogr12, This is the point. Embraers are being returned to the lessors and 2 ATRs, so LGW is unlikely. A prop is not suited imho. Rema...

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by IrishLessor
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JET2 - what next ?
Replies: 122
Views: 23666

Re: JET2 - what next ?

There is huge logic in Jet2 consolidating their position at existing airports. There is also a case for Orlando and potentially Las Vegas. STN is an ideal airport and this could be a huge challenge for Virgin if it happened..

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by IrishLessor
Fri May 29, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Austria's Lauda to close, be replaced with new Maltese unit
Replies: 190
Views: 25379

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

There are two key items here in my opinion; 1 Vienna is a blood bath, all the airlines are making less than attractive yields. Ryanair are using this exercise to save face and exit VIE without looking like they've lost the fight. If Ryanair continue at VIE (in any guise), they will only operate sele...

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by IrishLessor
Thu May 28, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 30277

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

The comments about Shannon are a bit far fetched. The good news is that Aer Lingus will be recommencing Shannon - London Heathrow. Yes the route had mixed fortunes back at the end of 2007 when it was lost to BFS, however, Aer Lingus reinstated it. They've stuck with it and its usually a busy service...

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by IrishLessor
Fri May 22, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 489
Views: 38433

Re: TAP Air Portugal's post COVID-19 crisis

Abrelosojos, IAG is committed to Air Europa deal, it is just not clear what the final deal looks like. Reading this whole thread I found it fascinating that comments said things like basically TAP is a gonner, new expensive fleet etc. Hindsight is an exact science. The steps it has taken were right ...

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by IrishLessor
Wed May 13, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair back to all Boeing, cancelling leases for Airbus A320s.
Replies: 45
Views: 10769

Re: Ryanair back to all Boeing, cancelling leases for Airbus A320s.

I'm sorry but I don't see the current threats as anything more than a bargaining chip opposite both aircraft suppliers. Yes, we face a down turn but it is now that Ryanair Group will bag a long term arrangement for new planes at a significant haircut, they won't need to start taking deliveries for o...

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by IrishLessor
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet, Bail it or bin it?
Replies: 117
Views: 24927

Re: EasyJet, Bail it or bin it?

I think Stelios is correct. Unless it is cheaper to take the new A32X's and retire their older ones, they should cancel the order now. Why would you take delivery of lots of new planes when you already have probably 100 excess jets? EasyJet is a ULCC, almost all of their customers are discretionary...

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by IrishLessor
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 23986

Re: Spanish Aviation during this crisis

I'm guessing IAG will have to decide between its guarantee for not buying UX and an outright takeover. If they choose to exit and walk away from the deal, I suspect the price tag could come down. I expect that the deal will happen.

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by IrishLessor
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 28126

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

I think it is extraordinary that EI have been operating such a comprehensive schedule over the past 2 or 3 weeks. I know a lot of routes were cancelled and others reduced in frequency, but FR took down their schedules a lot more quickly. They have been slow to dance routes, but on the other hand th...

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by IrishLessor
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair and the C919 Memorandum of Understanding
Replies: 17
Views: 6329

Re: Ryanair and the C919 Memorandum of Understanding

I think Ryanair are unlikely to actually buy this plane for its own operation, but with the fleet of Airbus still relatively small (Lauda), what's to say that at an eye watering price with a 100 guarantees put in place that it wouldn't be used to equip say Lauda. It certainly would strengthen their ...

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by IrishLessor
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Windfall' for British Airways as it wins back 12 Flybe flight slots
Replies: 29
Views: 8480

Re: 'Windfall' for British Airways as it wins back 12 Flybe flight slots

TC957 wrote:
Could BA start a LHR - LPL service ? Not one current LPL flight from down south.


Yes they could but given that as a comparator MAN LHR has in the region of 75% connecting pax, and KLM couldn't make LPL AMS attractive as a connecting point,I wpuld argue that BA wouldn't jump at this.

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by IrishLessor
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belfast City Routes Up for Grabs - who will take over?
Replies: 36
Views: 5102

Re: Belfast City Routes Up for Grabs - who will take over?

Sandyb123. This debate has been done to death, but in summary; BHD while a great little airport has a very short runway so nothing past Malaga works, restricted opening hours (0630-2130), and has very poor car parking options for holiday stays. It is a boutique airport of sorts very close to the cit...

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by IrishLessor
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37693

Re: Irish 3/20

Any update on UA launching DUB SFO , will this now go ahead?

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by IrishLessor
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stobart Air in trouble
Replies: 36
Views: 11085

Re: Stobart Air in trouble

This is such a nonsense, does the original poster realise that airlines are experiencing an sharp drop in forward bookings? This is almost unprecedented

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by IrishLessor
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 23986

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020

Spanish aviation will be much different from today once UX takeover by IB takes place. Is this going to happen, after all? Why not? EU authorities are working on the approval, a merge like this doesn't get approved overnight but it will happen for sure. We'll see some restrictions on the deal (anti...

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by IrishLessor
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: State run airline's loss versus its positive impact on local economy
Replies: 47
Views: 5246

Re: State run airline's loss versus its positive impact on local economy

Good thread topic! I think the question is if the state run airline collapses, as in the case of Malev, to what extent do the services get replaced by another airline? In Hungary's case they lost a lot, e.g. Transatlantic flights and the possibility of transit traffic. So years on how is BUD? Has it...

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by IrishLessor
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair reiterates interest in potential Airbus order
Replies: 79
Views: 18914

Re: Icelandair reiterates interest in potential Airbus order

On the broader topic of Icelandair. In the scheme of things they are a relatively small airline. They are competing on the busy North Atlantic. They are looking to modernise the fleet, due to the Max issues. What's the view on here in terms of the future for Icelandair? Are they likely going to be a...

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by IrishLessor
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair reiterates interest in potential Airbus order
Replies: 79
Views: 18914

Re: Icelandair reiterates interest in potential Airbus order

Iceland air picking max over neo was an epic mistake. Maybe they learnt their lessons. Hindsight is a perfect science. If they knew then what we all know now naturally they wouldn't have ordered it. If the Max wasn't in this pickle and was operational, it would be a great plane for Icelandair, give...

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by IrishLessor
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22836

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

The Avrojet has been mostly banned at LCY and Cityjet from memory got extra time to operate the aircraft until 2021/2. Swiss implemented the A220 quite deliberately at the time to meet with the ban. Once the Avro is finished at LCY, Cityjet will need to have an alternative machine for the route...

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by IrishLessor
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL (airlines) struggling?
Replies: 45
Views: 12347

Re: LEVEL (airlines) struggling?

Level was created to put it up to Norwegian. IAG recognised that they let loco SH particularly in the UK become the remit of Ryanair, easyJet etc. Without getting into the game in a meaningful way. In the same way IAG were not going to allow Norwegian come in to Spain and have it all. BA reformed at...

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by IrishLessor
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester
Replies: 176
Views: 28822

Re: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester

MAN is a big airport getting near to 30 million. that compares to CPH or OSL, or on the other side of the Atlantic, to DTW, PHL, BWI, YVR, to name some. Anybody instantly crying it must be loss making if BA ties out a few TATL routes from MAN, should be explain why that is a natural law. What size ...

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by IrishLessor
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester
Replies: 176
Views: 28822

Re: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester

It's funny how other airports are allowed to have passengers going on holiday but when it comes to MAN, it's a big no-no as we have to have aircraft that are fitted out exclusively for 100% business class for MAN to gain a route? I'm sorry even if passengers are deemed "low yielding" (whi...

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by IrishLessor
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester
Replies: 176
Views: 28822

Re: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester

There is awful lot of naive, ill informed and non commercial commentary on this thread. Gatwick & Manchester have been historically huge holiday airports with lots of charters, holiday airlines etc and many of the holiday airlines made a focus of them. Beyond that there are few comparisons to dr...

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by IrishLessor
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester
Replies: 176
Views: 28822

Re: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester

USER001 Respectfully you'll see my point about the changed environment without TCX. They are online of the largest providers in the Irish market for tourists to Florida, they often offer very low fares. A lot less than you describe. Where do you get your averages from, you'll recognise that as they ...

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by IrishLessor
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester
Replies: 176
Views: 28822

Re: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester

I agree with comments above that Virgin is not to be underestimated with strong backers. However, I think it's wishful thinking that BA in any guise would launch long haul from Manchester. That would be completely at odds with their direction of being a London centric network carrier. They have no s...

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by IrishLessor
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!
Replies: 180
Views: 23668

Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

I agree Brian, and I remember EI and bmibaby competing on ORK MAN, lets just say plenty of empty seats on the 320!

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by IrishLessor
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!
Replies: 180
Views: 23668

Re: Irish 12/19: Last of the teens!

I was looking at ORK network and i am surprised that there are no connections to Belfast and Derry..I have friends living in Cork who wanted to travel to Belfast and it took them over 6h to get there by bus/train..How come S.Ireland remains unconnected to the Northern part?That also seems to be the...

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by IrishLessor
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: Passengers won't know if they're getting a MAX
Replies: 157
Views: 24818

Re: Ryanair: Passengers won't know if they're getting a MAX

Ryanair advises that it's load factors are in the high 90's. The 738 & MAX are 189 and 200 seats respectively. They will absolutely know which flights have which. I'd also make a guess that the new deliveries will be centred around a few larger bases like STN, DUB or BGY etc. So the 10% stats wo...

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by IrishLessor
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/19: Last of the teens!
Replies: 168
Views: 21789

Re: Irish 12/19: Last of the teens!

GEV does IOM too and an occasional GLA.

EI have been back to CPH multiple times.
It's been too hotly contested.
I reckon eastern Europe has been very price sensitive, lacking in any brand loyalty, all based on price ...

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by IrishLessor
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to close two bases
Replies: 45
Views: 10164

Re: Ryanair to close two bases

I disagree with the analysis above. They will continue to sell seats cheap for the near to mid-term until they help create issues for competitors and can pounce on weaknesses of other airlines in Europe. It is up to their shareholders to decide if they agree with that strategy or not and it doesn't...

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by IrishLessor
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to close two bases
Replies: 45
Views: 10164

Re: Ryanair to close two bases

He needs to base planes in labour markets with looser regulation/laws such as Ireland, UK, Poland and Malta. His staff may or may not still earn a market competitive wage but his planes are like ships flying under flags of convenience within the markets he operates on irrespective of whether those ...

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by IrishLessor
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian with LHR slots S20?
Replies: 60
Views: 11200

Re: Norwegian with LHR slots S20?

Well if they thought BA were a tough competitor at LGW, they’re about to find a whole new level of attention from the other big boys! Unless you are offering a business product to competrt with the legacies, all LHR offers is a slot value if you hold it long enough. This is the key point. BA and th...

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by IrishLessor
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet Discussion and News thread
Replies: 371
Views: 77941

Re: Tax man comes after Interjet; SSJ fleet put up for sale

Isn't Delta the airline who is in buying more at the moment, I know SkyTeam and AeroMexico, but with Delta admitting that's it's moving away from their alliance is this not a good strategic option, I'm not an expert on South or Central American carriers, hence this suggestion that might sound far fe...

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by IrishLessor
Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020
Replies: 151
Views: 41574

Re: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020

The NQY LHR route; Are there any stats to show the proportion of pax who make a connection? Naturally, there well be pax doing own connections, but stats relating to actual connecting pax? In reality if the bulk of pax are point to point, then LHR is less than favourable given high taxes, in which c...

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by IrishLessor
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/19: One more to go and then one more ...
Replies: 197
Views: 24771

Re: Irish 11/19: One more to go and then one more ...

Aer Lingus adds two new Italy flights and record number of transatlantic seats Summer 2020 will see its 'greatest-ever' capacity on North American routes, says Aer Lingus Aer Lingus has announced new direct flights from Dublin to Puglia and Sardinia for its Summer 2020 schedule. The new route to Br...

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by IrishLessor
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/19: One more to go and then one more ...
Replies: 197
Views: 24771

Re: Irish 11/19: One more to go and then one more ...

Expect Cairo by Egyptair from Dublin next summer and LOT to Warsaw...

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by IrishLessor
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/19: Winter is coming
Replies: 203
Views: 45022

Re: Irish 10/19: Winter is coming

KLM617 I certainly am not talking down DTW. If you read my message you'll see. My point is Aer Lingus will choose the most lucrative destination. I'll leave that to them. There are many factors that don't always look apparent, such as corporates, with specific opportunities between the two cities, d...

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