Not Sure if this was mentioned here last week..... Dublin Airport is planning the eventual relocation of some of its hangar space in order to facilitate a future extension to its Pier 1 passenger facility. Existing hangars include one used by Aer Lingus as both a maintenance facility and its headqua...Jump to post
When DUB is expanded and gets its 2nd runway, it will effectively become LHR's 3rd runway. Thus IAG will have two geographically perfect hubs, with spare capacity, for: - TATL: DUB - LatAm & Africa: MAD So, IMO, TATL routes that do not depend on London O&D, as well as lower yielding ones, c...Jump to post
Re: Privilege style operating for EI next summer. Hopefully we will see a shamrock painted on a 777. This is becoming a recurrent feature of the airlines operations. The EI fleet has come under pressure a few times in the last few years when an A330 has suddenly been knocked out of action. In future...Jump to post
Shannon is about 25 mins from Limerick city by car or bus, what exactly would a €200 million rail line do that existing bus routes don't. The money would be much better spent on trying to get more tourists into the area via marketing and route incentives. UL is an excellent university, I did a maste...Jump to post
Perhaps there are logistical issues that EK are concerned about. For instance we all know what immigration queues can be like in summer without the addition of 500 passengers all joining the queue at once.
Also afaik the A380 airbridge in DUB hasn't actually been built yet?
Qatar airways are considering a second daily Dublin-Doha flight
https://www.irishtimes.com/business/tra ... 3?mode=amp
Norwegian is looking at the possibility of a DUB-PEK service, but unfortunately only once the new runway is open. Over $2bn in debt, opening a mish-mash of different routes and having no real dedicated hub. This strategy normally has only one ending....! There was an interview with Norwegian's Iris...Jump to post
I notice the Ryanair 737-700 has been sitting on a remote ramp in DUB today. It it being used for charters or training? I recall hearing that they planned to use it for sport team charters in an all - business layout during the football season and for other purposes during the summer, possible insta...Jump to post
New Waterford airline will use a 34-seater Saab 340
https://www.irishtimes.com/business/tra ... 1?mode=amp
Post on Waterford Airport's facebook page suggests a new airline, Aer Southeast, will be formed to operate services from Waterford Airport to London, Manchester and Birmingham: https://www.facebook.com/WaterfordAirport/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED&fref=nf Branding makes it look like an Aer Arann reboot. Th...Jump to post
Oxford Economics and Cambridge Economics Policy Associates have been selected to undertake a review of the capacity needs for Ireland’s state airports. In addition to identifying capacity requirements, the review will identify priorities for infrastructure provision (but probably not the Metro link...Jump to post
Qatar Airways boss shrugs off crisis as Dublin route launched
http://www.independent.ie/business/iris ... 18126.html
ClassicLover wrote:Has anyone been to the Foynes Flying Boat Museum or the Foynes Air Show?
Was just looking at the A350 production list and according to some sources EI was due to get frame number 0197, with some posters here saying that Iberia is getting the Aer Lingus A350s now, however no IAG airline has been assigned that number according to the list below. Does anyone have any update...Jump to post
As mentioned above, many of the stands at DUB are hardstand only, including the Pier that Ryanair uses for most of its flights, built in 2007:
http://www.som.com/projects/dublin_airp ... _connector
In an interview with The Sunday Independent, Byrne said: “We originally thought we wouldn’t be using [the ARJ-85s] by 2018 or 2019, but we see more opportunity for them.” He added that in anticipation of the Avro's prolonged stay in service, until "about 2021" I wonder does that signal th...Jump to post
http://www.independent.ie/business/iris ... 36785.html
....The annual 'Beijing route announcement imminent' articles have started.
Simple question, why didn't Airbus update the flight decks of the A320 and A330 neo's with larger and more modern displays, as Boeing has done with 737MAX and the 777X? Surely the commonality cost savings would be tiny as the training required to transition to the larger screens in the same cockpit ...Jump to post
Some (or maybe all?) of the Thomas Cook A330s have downstairs lavs too, Photos below.
https://www.airliners.net/photo/MyTravel ... 243/784979
https://www.thedibb.co.uk/forums/images ... 004925.jpg
Airbus are reputed to have offered a deal which EI couldn't refuse and the better cargo capability over the 767 must have been attractive too. The A330s were available quickly (so quickly one was delivered in white, with a 9 arrest Air Inter cabin). I think that's probably the most likely explanati...Jump to post
Some of the EI 747 fleet were leased over the years to other airlines during quiet periods as far as I recall, probably due to their size and the seasonal nature of Irish tourism. Aer Lingus Originally intended to replace the 747-100's with 767-300ERs and two 767s were leased from 1991-1994 approx, ...Jump to post
A small number of their fleet in Ireland wears this basic scheme. The rest tend to wear the colours of other airlines that they are operating services for.
https://www.airliners.net/photo/ASL-Airl ... 1S/4244023
Anyone know when Stobart are recieving the EMB-195s and will they operate for Aer Lingus Regional? They'll be getting them in May I believe, and are operating exclusively for FlyBe It's funny - if you compare Aer Lingus with Finnair - they are like polar opposites of each other - both on the edge o...Jump to post
They shouldn't be allowed to sponge off a state asset. In Europe, has a private terminal ever worked successfully? Airport, yes - but private terminal in an airport? I don't think anyone is suggesting they will have free use of the airport runways infrastructure, they are just proposing to build a ...Jump to post
I would love to see the McEvaddys finally get their terminal up and running. They have tried so hard over the decades. Where is their land exactly, anyone know? They own most of the land that is sandwiched between the current runway and the site of the new 2nd parallel runway, and is outside the cu...Jump to post
shamrock350 wrote:The latest A320 for Aer Lingus, ex-Aeroflot VQ-BAZ has been repainted in Aer Lingus livery prior to delivery.
http://www.airplane-pictures.net/photo/ ... rbus-a320/
Will be EI-GAL, St Maeve.
The oldest 747 in service is with UPS I believe. Iranair also have some very old planes.Jump to post
Some A340 News!
Sonair of Angola have ordered a new A340-500 for delivery next year.
The airline is owned by the national oil company of Angola and will probably use the A340 to replace their MD11 which is leased from World Airways and used on their route to Houston, Texas.