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by OA260
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!
Replies: 89
Views: 11631

Re: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!

Aviation sector needs recovery plan Sir, – It is heartening to read comments from Diarmuid Ó Conghaile, the recently appointed aviation regulator, calling for a plan “for the recovery of aviation” (“Restart plan needed if air travel to recover from Covid hit, says aviation regulator”, News, April 7t...

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by OA260
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prince Philip has died
Replies: 33
Views: 1976

Re: Prince Philip has died

A very sad day for Britain. We have lost a legend. God speed sir. From Sky News: https://youtu.be/bfBESXgJno0 I never managed to meet him. But he just seemed so straight forward, no-nonsense. Quite a character as well. The BBC did a good documentary last night many things I had forgotten about his ...

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by OA260
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2021
Replies: 52
Views: 5852

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2021

Turkey has this evening been added to Irelands mandatory quarantine list so anyone coming from Turkey or transiting IST will need to pre book 12 nights at a quarantine hotel . This will of course have an impact on TK flights into DUB .

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by OA260
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!
Replies: 89
Views: 11631

Re: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!

US, Canada, France, Italy and Belgium to be added to Ireland’s Covid hotel quarantine list Belgium, France and Italy along with the US and Canada are to be added to the State’s mandatory hotel quarantine list. The Cabinet is meeting this evening to sign off on adding 16 more countries to the list. T...

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by OA260
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!
Replies: 89
Views: 11631

Re: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!

6,000 people flew in last week from countries health experts want on hotel quarantine list Government row has delayed the addition of the US and 16 EU members to mandatory hotel quarantine list MORE than 6,000 people arrived into Ireland last week from countries that public health experts advised th...

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by OA260
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!
Replies: 89
Views: 11631

Re: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!

Looking at the schedules from 30/4 - 9/5 Aer Lingus DUB - BOS is being reduced to 3 per week.

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by OA260
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prince Philip has died
Replies: 33
Views: 1976

Re: Prince Philip has died

RIP I was watching a program on ITV and they stopped and made the announcement then played the national anthem .


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by OA260
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!
Replies: 89
Views: 11631

Re: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!

ASL to borrow up to €105m from Goldman Sachs to help pay for 20 Boeing jets Deal will allow company manage its debt as aviation sector works its way through Covid crisis http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/asl-to-borrow-up-to-105m-from-goldman-sachs-to-help-pay-for-20-boeing-jet...

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by OA260
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 112
Views: 12494

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2021

Binter announced today that it will be launching 6 new routes from Gran Canaria next summer. Starting in July, Lille, Toulouse, Venice, Turin and Reus will be connected 2 times per week with the Canary Islands, with Binter's Embraer jets. Marseille will also have one weekly flight to the Islands. T...

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by OA260
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!
Replies: 89
Views: 11631

Re: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!

Looking at the schedules it looks like Aer Lingus Regional have further extended their cancellation of routes until June on various routes from DUB ORK SNN and BHD. Expect the European cancellations will follow . --- Restart plan needed if air travel to recover from Covid hit, says aviation regulato...

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by OA260
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2021
Replies: 52
Views: 5852

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2021

Turkey's airports serve nearly 18M passengers in Q1 The number of air passengers in Turkey – including transit passengers – hit 17.68 million in the first quarter of 2021, the country's airport authority announced Wednesday. The figure was around 33.6 million in the same period last year, the Genera...

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by OA260
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!
Replies: 89
Views: 11631

Re: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!

More EU countries to be added to quarantine list - Ryan Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan has said that more EU countries will be added to Ireland's mandatory hotel quarantine list. Speaking at Government Buildings today, he said he had "very good conversations" yesterday with the Taoiseac...

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by OA260
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!
Replies: 89
Views: 11631

Re: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!

Newly restored "Éire" sign to be visible to passengers flying into Dublin Airport Once restoration is completed an Éire neutrality sign in Howth will be visible to passengers flying in to Dublin Airport. http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/newly-restored-%C3%A9ire-sign-to-be-...

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by OA260
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!
Replies: 89
Views: 11631

Re: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!

Better late than never for the man with no plan Belfast City Airport chief executive Brian Ambrose retires in June after 45 years in aviation. He talks to business editor Gary McDonald about the highs - and lows - of a remarkable career http://www.irishnews.com/business/2021/04/06/news/better-late-t...

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by OA260
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!
Replies: 89
Views: 11631

Re: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!

Mid-West needs to be ‘shouting loudly’ for Shannon Airport rail link Loud support for the addition of a rail spur to Shannon Airport needs to stem from the entire Mid-West region. Limerick TD, Brian Leddin (GP) expressed the sentiments at a webinar hosted virtually by Shannon Chamber on Tuesday morn...

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by OA260
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2021
Replies: 52
Views: 5852

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2021

British Invasion 2021 according to https://www.airporthaber.com/havacilik-haberleri/hangi-sirket-hangi-noktaya-ucacak.html (Turkish only) Here is a list of what airline is flying from the UK to Turkey this summer. No info about the frequencies, but I'd imagine low weekly for many. TUI-Dalaman: Gatw...

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by OA260
Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!
Replies: 89
Views: 11631

Re: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!

Revealed: More people flew into Dublin Airport in week after hotel quarantine was introduced than previous seven days More people flew into Dublin Airport after mandatory hotel quarantine was introduced, with nearly 14,000 travelling to Ireland over a seven-day period. New figures show that around 2...

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by OA260
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is everyone’s home internet speed?
Replies: 41
Views: 2343

Re: What is everyone’s home internet speed?

I have the 500mbs broadband from Virgin Media, but I'm still to actually see those speeds. But I'm not complaining, we stream data to a LOT of devices in our home and we never have any lag or problems. Im with Virgin Media Ireland on 250MB for €49 a month no phone or TV just the broadband. I could ...

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by OA260
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!
Replies: 89
Views: 11631

Re: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!

More information on the story has come to light . “However, as they were about to return home having obtained negative PCR tests as requested they were detained at the airport in Dubai. There they were informed they could not board their return flight unless they paid €1,850 in hotel quarantine fees...

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by OA260
Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!
Replies: 89
Views: 11631

Re: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!

I have questions about these 2 women, when did they travel to Dubai? Because the first entry into MHQ was 7 days ago. The system was signed off 12 days ago. I’m in favour of MHQ but I feel it should be more like that of Iceland. -Inbound passengers can be released after 6 days if the test taken aft...

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by OA260
Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!
Replies: 89
Views: 11631

Re: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!

Two women are due to appear in court tomorrow morning after they were arrested at Dublin Airport today when they refused to go to a quarantine hotel. The women -aged in their 30s and understood to be Dubliners - had disembarked from a flight from Dubai where it is understood they had travelled for c...

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by OA260
Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 87
Views: 10082

Re: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021

Sad news of the death of Boris Mouzenidis Boris Mouzenidis, Ellinair Airlines Founder Buried in Thessaloniki ATHENS -- Boris Mouzenidis, 60, founder of a travel agency that boosted tourism between Greece and Russia and of an airline company, was buried in Nea Efkarpia, Thessaloniki region, on Thursd...

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by OA260
Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!
Replies: 89
Views: 11631

Re: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!

Allow Irish residents quarantine at home if proper inspections in place - MEP Irish residents arriving into the country who have an alternative place to quarantine rather than a hotel should be able to do so if proper inspections are put in place, Fianna Fáil MEP Billy Kelleher has said. http://www....

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by OA260
Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!
Replies: 89
Views: 11631

Re: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!

Should that be around the same time the US opens it's borders to Irish travellers? I dont get the persistent negativity towards the Irish Government when most other Government are equally struggling! I guess only time will tell!!! Maybe people that don't get it are actually part of the problem. See...

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by OA260
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!
Replies: 89
Views: 11631

Re: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!

Should that be around the same time the US opens it's borders to Irish travellers? I dont get the persistent negativity towards the Irish Government when most other Government are equally struggling! I guess only time will tell!!! Maybe people that don't get it are actually part of the problem. See...

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by OA260
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!
Replies: 89
Views: 11631

Re: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!

Shannon’s survival dependent on return of routes & multi-annual funding A consistency of financial support over the next decade is needed to ensure Shannon Airport survives the current aviation crisis. To recover and grow Shannon Airport’s “previously viable air services”, a sustained period of ...

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by OA260
Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 87
Views: 10082

Re: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021

Olympic was a social welfare system employing triple the amount of workforce it needed and everyones relatives getting a job if you knew someone in government. The governments were sucking it dry in the 80’/90’s until its shut down. Its actually one of the most shameful events in modern Greek histor...

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by OA260
Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!
Replies: 89
Views: 11631

Re: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!

Rumour is that Aer Lingus are going to move 2 more aircraft out of DUB and another wave of June cancelations are being planned . To Manchester, or to another EU/UK base? Domestic demand in the US does seem to remain strong, so there is certainly some "pent-up" demand for leisure travel. A...

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by OA260
Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!
Replies: 89
Views: 11631

Re: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!

Not that I'm a massive fan of April Fools jokes, but I had to share this! https://www.aerotime.aero/27588-ryanair-to-build-2nd-antonov-an-225-mriya?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=april+fools I'm back to work myself from this weekend (no, that's not an April Fool's joke) ...

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by OA260
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!
Replies: 89
Views: 11631

Re: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!

RocDoc offer Covid-19 antibody tests at Shannon Airport Irish healthcare company RocDoc has launched an antibody testing service at Shannon Airport. https://amp.rte.ie/amp/1207221/ — Plea for £15m more to secure Derry Airport future DERRY and Strabane Council is to seek £15 million in financial aid ...

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by OA260
Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!
Replies: 89
Views: 11631

Re: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!

We need new young blood in many aspects of government and industry. The country is being held back by old school mentality who should have been retired off years ago. Maybe some Irish people who have lived and worked abroad for the last 5-10 years and have a more open vision of how to do things. So...

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by OA260
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2021
Replies: 52
Views: 5852

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2021

Thanks for the new thread . Do we know what routes the MAX will likely start to operate on yet ?

I read that from Mid April IATA are launching a App and that TK have had some input in it . Will be interesting to see if it proves a success.

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by OA260
Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!
Replies: 89
Views: 11631

Re: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!

If I were the government I would fine MO'L for encouraging citizens to break the rules! In fact they could fine some of you guys too!! I'd murder to go on a quickie holiday abroad but I believe it would inappropriate and against the best advice of the government. Enjoy Easter! If it were illegal th...

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by OA260
Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!
Replies: 89
Views: 11631

Re: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!

Ryanair to open new base in Croatian capital Zagreb in September Ryanair said today that it will open a new base in the Croatian capital Zagreb from September. "There will be 12 new routes and 36 weekly flights from Zagreb," Ryanair chief executive Eddie Wilson said in an online presentati...

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by OA260
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway
Replies: 208
Views: 31282

Re: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway

Ireland to require additional COVID test from passengers on arrival (Reuters) - Ireland is to require arriving passengers to take a COVID-19 test on arrival in addition to one taken in the days before traveling, Deputy Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Tuesday. "Even though we have the strict...

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by OA260
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway
Replies: 208
Views: 31282

Re: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway

the question needs to be how we move forward.. Vaccinations are the only way out so a long road to go yet and unless you have a mate at the Beacon or pass a brown envelope to a politician then join the long line ! A change in the vaccination policy had just been announced . Lets see if it changes t...

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by OA260
Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway
Replies: 208
Views: 31282

Re: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway

Yes, it will be interesting to see the reaction in the US, given the number of US tech companies with bases over here. I think we can expect some "shots to be fired across our bows" by some of these companies, with CEOs "thinking aloud" as to whether a country which makes it dif...

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by OA260
Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway
Replies: 208
Views: 31282

Re: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway

Study recommends introduction of State fee per passenger at Shannon Airport A NEW study by regional business groups has recommended the State pays a fee for each passenger using Shannon Airport to grow traffic once aviation can fully resume. http://www.limerickleader.ie/news/home/620919/study-recomm...

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by OA260
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway
Replies: 208
Views: 31282

Re: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway

Cork airport gets new helicopter base for Kinsale gas-field shutdown The airport will be the base for transporting decommissioning workers http://www.corkbeo.ie/news/local-news/cork-airport-gets-new-helicopter-20275553.amp — United States looks set to lift Ireland travel ban ahead of summer holiday ...

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by OA260
Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway
Replies: 208
Views: 31282

Re: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway

Emirates 'well prepared' to welcome back customers The past year has been among the toughest Emirates has ever had to endure, its country manager for Ireland, Enda Corneille said. As with all other airlines and many businesses across the world, the company has had to refocus its operations. Mr Corne...

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by OA260
Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway
Replies: 208
Views: 31282

Re: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway

Hydrosense Protects New Dublin Airport Control Tower Vimpex's Hydrosense Water Leak Detection System has been installed in Dublin Airport’s new Visual Control Tower (VCT) to protect the new state of the art facility from water ingress, which could seriously damage electrical, communication and compu...

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by OA260
Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 87
Views: 10082

Re: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021

https://youtu.be/Jgp6h9B0ZY4
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To celebrate 200 years of the Independence Aegean flew their aircraft to draw 200 over Greece.


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Link to video here :

https://youtu.be/Jgp6h9B0ZY4

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by OA260
Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 259
Views: 18569

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

Celebrity Cruises Sets Summer Debut in Greece for Celebrity Apex Celebrity Cruises will resume cruising in Europe this summer with the brand-new, 2,910-passenger Celebrity Apex, the second ship in the ground-breaking Edge Series. The 129,500-gross-ton ship – which was supposed to be christened in Ma...

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by OA260
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway
Replies: 208
Views: 31282

Re: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway

Aer Lingus asking staff to move from Ireland to UK, Dáil told I always thought this move might actually wake up the Irish Government a bit when it comes to travel. Obviously not . Aer Lingus have just extended the free booking change policy up until 31st December so thats pretty telling. Meanwhile ...

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by OA260
Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway
Replies: 208
Views: 31282

Re: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway

Aer Lingus asking staff to move from Ireland to UK, Dáil told Airline considering transfer of routes from Cork and Shannon to Belfast Aer Lingus is asking staff in Ireland to move to Manchester where the company is expanding air services, the Dáil has been told. Sinn Féin transport spokesman Darren ...

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by OA260
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 112
Views: 12494

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2021

Does anyone know anything about Canarian Airways? They where supposed to start selling tickets in March but I can't find any more info on them. It seems now aiming for ticket sales end of April . Link only in Spanish . https://www.eldia.es/tenerife/2021/03/24/martin-cree-canarian-airways-podra-4580...

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by OA260
Wed Mar 24, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway
Replies: 208
Views: 31282

Re: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway

https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-rya ... e-12254991
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Link to Ryanair interview earlier today :



COVID-19: Holiday gamble for Ryanair as it reveals 'expanded' summer schedule

https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-rya ... e-12254991

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by OA260
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway
Replies: 208
Views: 31282

Re: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway

Boris is expected to make an announcement before 5/4 on the prospects for flights from the UK, so that will be very signiifcant at all. As usual, our own lot are resolutely committed to saying nothing at all - and anything they do say is not encouraging (such as SD's comments about deterring flying...

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by OA260
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway
Replies: 208
Views: 31282

Re: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway

Great fares for BGI with connections from DUB. The route should do well . — IAG uses Aer Lingus slots at Heathrow to secure $1.8bn credit Prized Aer Lingus slots at Heathrow that were a crunch negotiating issue with the government when the airline was sold to IAG in 2015 can be used as security agai...

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by OA260
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 87
Views: 10082

Re: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021

Looking at the Aer Lingus schedules they seem to have cancelled a lot of flights for May from DUB - ATH / JTR / RHO .

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