There are a number of UK routes, DUB hub routes, where the ATR72 is too small and the A320 to big! That would be a starting point. There are a number of EU cities where 100 seats would be a better fit. EI do have a franchise partner and for a 10 year period. Too many excuses and not enough action! ...Jump to post
The EI boards were quite lean when I was at the airport from 10am for rest of the day. Of course a lot of flights went 6-10am in the first wave but still . Mind you extra demand is not there and wont be until March . https://i.ibb.co/dbmj6cX/9-DB9-CA76-A5-BD-4-E74-AF73-1686914-C95-C2.jpgJump to post
Aer Lingus suffers €1bn debt swing as bill looms for new airplanes Airline issues stark warning about the ‘profound effect’ Covid has had https://www.independent.ie/business/aer-lingus-suffers-1bn-debt-swing-as-bill-looms-for-new-airplanes-41240013.html According to the article Aer Lingus has said i...Jump to post
I flew out of DUB this afternoon . Place was empty. Fast Track was open I was the only one passing through. The Aer Lingus lounge had around 10 in . Flight on the 321NEO in Aerspace and Id say load was 35-40%. 7 in Aerspace. Crew were excellent and nice detailed welcome from flight deck . After take...Jump to post
I still choose Aer Lingus on many routes and personally have not found them to be always higher priced but there are numerous things that can influence that perception . Day of the week , season etc.. I usually opt for Aerspace or Advantage so that might be a factor. On LHR I have been paying €149 o...Jump to post
New Belfast City Airport base to be opened by Emerald Airlines
http://www.rte.ie/news/business/2022/01 ... -airlines/
6 routes with more coming later in the year . Will be good to have stability again from BHD .
It was once a popular destination for Canadians a tour operator called Sunquest used to run regular charters there and had teamed up with Decameron resorts. Always fancied a trip there myself but would have meant AV via BOG.Jump to post
City of Derry airport business case for support is due for consideration https://www.newsletter.co.uk/business/consumer/city-of-derry-airport-business-case-for-support-is-due-for-consideration-3525610 They are looking for Dublin and London to help fund it over the next 5-6 years. Probably to allow a...Jump to post
IrishTexan wrote:Lounge gatekeepers were disappointed that AA check in staff were unaware of reopening and made some calls on the spot!
Increase year on year at Dublin Airport Dublin Airport Passenger Numbers Up 14% Copared To Last Year Dublin Airport has released its traffic figures for 2021 which reveal that passenger numbers at the Airport increased by 14% to 8.46 million, when compared with 2020. https://www.dublinairport.com/la...Jump to post
Some positive news from Avolon : Rising travel demand sparks Avolon’s busiest three months Irish aircraft lessor says challenges ahead this year but market fundamentally strong https://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/rising-travel-demand-sparks-avolon-s-busiest-three-months-1.47729...Jump to post
Hopefully it will indeed commence back from March . Cardiff Airport confirms flights to Belfast are suspended just months after they were reintroduced https://www.walesonline.co.uk/whats-on/travel/cardiff-airport-belfast-flights-suspended-22696761.amp -- 175,000 Travellers Passed Through Ireland Wes...Jump to post
Emerald Airlines gets its timing right
https://www.irishtimes.com/business/tra ... -1.4771385
Also good to see that Emerald have DUB - JER on sale from 28th May . At 2 hours it must be one of their longest routes.
With the current currency crisis in Turkey has there been any negative impact on travel especially Turkish citizens traveling internationally. How does TK price their domestic flights - in lira ? And how do they handle changing lira on international flights for passengers buying tickets in Turkey. ...Jump to post
Is there a Kerry PSO to apply for? Presumably, Ryanair took it over when Stobart went under, and I can't imagine they got it as a permanent route - same as Amapola Flyg. I guess we shall see. This will be going to Emerald once its possible. It makes sense also for hassle free connections to the DUB...Jump to post
Cruise liner Hurtigruten cuts short Antarctic voyage after Covid outbreak
Very disappointing for those involved but to be expected in current times.
Airport Hotel development with connected walkway to T2 is going ahead . A good confidence booster for the future development aims of Dublin Airport.
Green light for €100m hotel at Dublin Airport
Major security alert onboard easyJet flight at Belfast International Airport Emergency vehicles surrounded the plane as it landed and was escorted off the runway. Police dog units also boarded the plane http://www.sundayworld.com/news/breaking-news/major-security-alert-onboard-easyjet-flight-at-belf...Jump to post
NCL have had their issues just like most other cruise lines and have not always got it right. Of course some lines have been better compared to others. Some have been outright disastrous. Norwegian Cruise Line cancels voyages on 8 ships The Norwegian Pearl returned to Miami on Wednesday after one da...Jump to post
Personally Id like to see historic European landmarks from all member states on the notes which are currently generic boring monopoly money . Maybe each member could vote for one then each note could have 4 landmarks on . Mind you if the French and German landmarks were not on the highest denominat...Jump to post
The notes are due for redesign will be interesting to see who wins out . Euro banknote artist fears redesign could spark rivalry Twenty years after arriving in Europeans' wallets, euro banknotes will get a new look with help from the public, a process officials hope will make citizens feel closer to...Jump to post
News just in this will change everything
Passengers will no longer need a negative test to enter the country
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/p ... 10723.html
Latest stats for 2021 from Eurocontrol . Eurocontrol says Irish air travel ‘worst affected’ in Europe last year According to Eurocontrol, the Republic lost 183,000 flights last year compared to 2019, a 62 per cent decline in traffic. https://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/eurocont...Jump to post
Dublin Airport are saying the 51st & Green will now be closed until Mid January. Is that due to demand or staffing problems, or a bit of both? As Kaitak said its staffing. Its actually in all industries buses,trains,HSE,bin collections,retail etc.. just everywhere is loosing staff due to either...Jump to post
2.2 Domestic flights – photo ID accepted https://www.ryanair.com/ie/en/useful-info/help-centre/terms-and-conditions/termsandconditionsar_368204930 I'll have to try this sometime. It just seems so alien not to take a Passport to the airport! :) I know but I would still take my passport card or passp...Jump to post
Quite a few C-19 outbreaks in recent days . Covid outbreak cruise passengers allowed to disembark Disconsolate passengers stuck on a cruise ship in Lisbon port for five days due to a Covid-19 outbreak began disembarking early today. The AIDAnova, carrying 2,844 passengers and 1,353 crew, had docked ...Jump to post
Random question, does anyone know if FR accept an Irish drivers licence on the KIR-DUB route? I don’t think they do, but just double checking. 2.2 Domestic flights – photo ID accepted https://i.ibb.co/FmDrZ4t/02-F0879-C-DB69-40-D1-94-A3-56668-FCF738-F.jpg https://www.ryanair.com/ie/en/useful-info/h...Jump to post
Flew KIR-DUB-KIR on the 27th and 29th. Flights were seamless! 20/30 people on each flight. On the 29th, security at T1 was very heavy! 30/40minutes to get through. The queue was into departures when I joined it. Personally, I’ve never seen it that bad. I overheard one of the security staff saying t...Jump to post
Here are some photos from inside the old T2 during its later years. You get the general idea. I don't know of any airside photos sadly. Upstairs arrivals and departures (arrivals is just on the left, there are three or four shops on the left and a couple of cafes upstairs on the balcony) https://i....Jump to post
Thanks for the new thread. Not a great start for the cruise industry for 2022 but Id say by March we will see things ease again. The latest CDC advice is really going to hit hard for the next few months. Cruises should be avoided regardless of vaccination status, CDC says https://edition.cnn.com/tra...Jump to post
Aegean Airlines are operating DUB-ATH again from 11th March . Egyptair were due to start DUB-CAI on 2nd June but have removed from sale. Lets hope its temporary. EL AL were due to start DUB-TLV from 7th June which is now also removed from sale. It will be interesting to see if they put it back on ag...Jump to post
Due to the huge rise in Covid infections Dublin Airport are having serious issues with staff sickness . The latest issue being lounge closures. "We regret that due to unforeseen circumstances the 51st & Green lounge will be closed tomorrow Friday Dec 31. This is due to a very high number of...Jump to post
I found great video which shows an IB 742 pushing back and departing T2 - not sure what date? around 50 mins into the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNWLv2EHvvE Great video brought back memories when I used to spot at LHR on the weekends . So many great liveries and variety of aircraft. Good...Jump to post
Always interesting the release of state papers. Aer Lingus Catering used to provide the meals for events. Although Haughey wasn't always impressed .
I was reading an article elsewhere about pre-flight testing and was wondering, can you actually fly into dublin without a test at the moment (ie will the airline let you board)? I know there’s stories of them not being checked, but fir airlines that are checking, if you turned up to check in / boar...Jump to post
It seems the Christmas raffle did not work !
DAA forced to change staff Christmas raffle rules amid 'bribe' accusations
www.independent.ie/business/daa-forced- ... 83009.html
Ryanair cuts flights from Shannon Airport as new variant hits trade https://www.limerickleader.ie/news/home/710404/ryanair-cuts-flights-from-shannon-airport-as-new-variant-hits-trade.html No real surprise there both FR and EI have adjusted their Jan / Feb UK and Europe programs over the last few day...Jump to post
Kerry Airport has received funding to maintain safety operations during the current C-19 situation . Over €2 million in funding for Kerry Aiport https://m.independent.ie/regionals/kerryman/news/over-2-million-in-funding-for-kerry-aiport-41167401.html -- The EI 932/935 BHD-LHR-BHD has been removed fr...Jump to post
Have your say on All-Ireland Rail Strategy’ - Into The West urges Derry, Tyrone & Donegal people https://i.ibb.co/bWpQcgk/21665-F49-5457-4662-A2-B9-DF138-AF98-BFA.jpg https://www.derryjournal.com/lifestyle/travel/have-your-say-on-all-ireland-rail-strategy-into-the-west-urges-derry-tyrone-donegal...Jump to post
Some good news for next year . Aer Lingus have confirmed for Summer 2022. Dublin - Santorini 04 May - 28 Sep 2 days per week Wed/Sat Dublin - Alicante 26 Jun - 30 Oct up to 5 days per week Dublin - Perpignan 25 Jun - 27 Aug 3 days per week Mon/Wed/Sat Dublin - Split 01 May -30 Sep once a week Sunday...Jump to post