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by kaitak
Sun Nov 28, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/21: The resurgence continues
Replies: 207
Views: 28231

Re: Irish 11/21: The resurgence continues

Does anyone know if the new UK policy applies to visitors from the ROI as well, i.e. PCR tests and two day self-isolation? According to the Limerick Leader journalist they have had it confirmed that CTA are exempt from the PCR which comes in from 0400 Tuesday. https://twitter.com/nick468official/st...

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by kaitak
Sun Nov 28, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/21: The resurgence continues
Replies: 207
Views: 28231

Re: Irish 11/21: The resurgence continues

Does anyone know if the new UK policy applies to visitors from the ROI as well, i.e. PCR tests and two day self-isolation?

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by kaitak
Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/21: The resurgence continues
Replies: 207
Views: 28231

Re: Irish 11/21: The resurgence continues

Interesting there was also a mention of a Pier 5 at DUB, if it (DUB) wanted to see 3 daily 777s. (I always thought they'd add a 787 (or A350) before a third daily 777 and gradually work up to 3 daily. Any idea where a Pier 5 might be - North Apron or West apron? Also mention of 787s to secondary des...

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by kaitak
Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue
Replies: 84
Views: 4237

Re: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue

Who said anything about shouting? This has been Seb's argument: We have to now be "loudmouth and deranged" because we are tired of being beaten, ignored, shamed, and forced to change to make a small group of people comfortable. Our big mistake was backing off after Stonewall. They shout a...

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by kaitak
Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Steve Bannon indicted for contempt of Congress.
Replies: 16
Views: 1237

Re: Steve Bannon indicted for contempt of Congress.

I would love to understand that guy; he is utterly contemptible, from what little I know of him - and that's down to his dress sense. I would like to know his philosophy and vision and what made him follow someone like DT. Why do people like this attract each other? I disagree strongly with virtuall...

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by kaitak
Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue
Replies: 84
Views: 4237

Re: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue

You are right to assert that things are much better, but if we want them to stay that way, now is no time to play nice. Could not disagree more obviously. We’re not going to win by growing the constituencies we’re opposed to…or driving those in the middle toward apathy. There's a happy mean and it'...

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by kaitak
Mon Nov 08, 2021 2:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is in Britain's future?
Replies: 114
Views: 4819

What is in Britain's future?

There was once a country which had the world at its feat; its once ruled a third of the planet and while its empire was unsustainable, its influence was (and to a certain extent, still is) vastly disproportionate compared to its size; the very fact that English is the principal international languag...

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by kaitak
Sat Nov 06, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The End for Kenya’s Classic Airliners? Kenya auctioning derelict planes.
Replies: 17
Views: 5159

Kenya auctioning derelict aircraft

The Kenyan authorities are to auction off over 70 aircraft that have been derelict at its major airport (principally NBO, MBA and Nairobi-Wilson) for several years; most, if they get any bids at all, will probably be sold for scrap. They seem to be on sale for around $3-4k (Kenyan equivalent). https...

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by kaitak
Fri Nov 05, 2021 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow: Luggage belt filled with frozen fish crates
Replies: 29
Views: 6686

Re: Heathrow: Luggage belt filled with frozen fish crates

So long and thanks for all the fish! LOL...If only there were 42 crates :) There's probably a "foolproof" way of avoiding this kind of cock-up, but of course, those who design foolproof method usually underestimate the genius of fools. Seriously, though, how can something like this happen...

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by kaitak
Tue Nov 02, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/21: The resurgence continues
Replies: 207
Views: 28231

Re: Irish 11/21: The resurgence continues

Does anyone know the registration of that FR 738 that got badly damaged by a pushback tug at STN recently? Haven't seen anything about it in Aviation Herald.

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by kaitak
Sun Oct 31, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/21: The resurgence continues
Replies: 207
Views: 28231

Irish 11/21: The resurgence continues

Good evening everyone and welcome to our penultime thread of 2021. It's been a rollercoaster year, starting with the lockdowns and the Gardai on duty on airport access roads (continuing well into the year). It's been a horrible year for airlines, but at least, with new routes being added, demand reb...

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by kaitak
Wed Oct 27, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/21: Even the darkest night will end ...
Replies: 271
Views: 33475

Re: Irish 10/21: Even the darkest night will end ...

I was just perusing Skyliner this morning and noticed this ex-FR 738, now converted to a freighter, and being operated by ASL: Boeing 737 -8AS(F) 29925 588 EI-ASB ASL Airlines Ireland posn 23oct21 SNN-LEJ, Prime Air cs ex N529AC I wonder if this is an error? I didn't think we re-used registrations i...

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by kaitak
Wed Oct 27, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dassault Mercure
Replies: 5
Views: 2017

Re: Dassault Mercure

Probably still a few AF pilots still flying who have held Mercure type ratings, then moved to AF with the takeover.

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by kaitak
Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/21: Even the darkest night will end ...
Replies: 271
Views: 33475

Re: Irish 10/21: Even the darkest night will end ...

A small carrier, which operated into Dublin for a brief period, has gone into bankruptcy and ceased operations. https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/great-dane-airlines-declared-bankrupt/145866.article Great Dane Airlines has no doubt been dogged by financial problems and while it scouted for new b...

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by kaitak
Mon Oct 04, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Fleet Renewal
Replies: 43
Views: 9454

Re: Icelandair Fleet Renewal

Can a 787 be operated at a lower MTOW, to meet FI's needs? They did actually order two 787s at the very outset of the program, but subsequently cancelled them. They probably need them for (by 787 standards) pretty short flights - LHR, CPH, BOS and JFK. LAX is probably a stretch for a Max - 4,313 mil...

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by kaitak
Thu Sep 30, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/21; Climbing through the storm
Replies: 247
Views: 34565

Re: Irish 9/21; Climbing through the storm

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The new Irish thread is now up and running: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1465303

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by kaitak
Thu Sep 30, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/21: Even the darkest night will end ...
Replies: 271
Views: 33475

Irish 10/21: Even the darkest night will end ...

Good afternoon everyone and welcome to our tenth thread of 2021. It's been a pretty good month for Irish aviation (relatively speaking!); the highlight, of course, was the decision by the US to allow transatlantic passenger services to return to normal (for vaccinated passengers) and that has led to...

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by kaitak
Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/21; Climbing through the storm
Replies: 247
Views: 34565

Re: Irish 9/21; Climbing through the storm

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Some interesting old aviaiton charts from the 1950s, of DUB and SNN: https://konbriefing.com/mad/approach-ch ... rport.html

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by kaitak
Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 299
Views: 83894

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021

CX closed its oversees bases and most if not all of the pilots in those bases were denied visas to live in HK, which effectively means that these pilots lose their jobs. They will be entitled to redundancy payments, but it is a bitter way to lose one's career. I can't help wondering if CX knew (or e...

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by kaitak
Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/21; Climbing through the storm
Replies: 247
Views: 34565

Re: Irish 9/21; Climbing through the storm

A very good report! My first A220 flight was also with Swiss, but in Economy - same route. I was very impressed. Lovely aircraft - nice and quiet. The Swiss service was very good, even though you just get a small hot pastry in Y. Good enough. The one think about LX, vs. EI, is that EI's schedule is ...

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by kaitak
Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who do you think is the greatest living composer?
Replies: 39
Views: 1964

Re: Who do you think is the greatest living composer?

I'd certainly second (or third or fourth!) John Williams. It's just amazing that he has composed such a wide and diverse range of music, from the big hits like Star Wars/Indiana Jones to more sedate, but no less beautiful, pieces such as Schindler's List. Likewise, I'd also second Andrew Lloyd Webbe...

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by kaitak
Wed Sep 22, 2021 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/21; Climbing through the storm
Replies: 247
Views: 34565

Re: Irish 9/21; Climbing through the storm

Just back after a DFW-EWR-DUB round trip. UA hit highs and awful lows. Eastbound UA23 from EWR was awful. No Polaris lounge at EWR and the lounge at C74 was packed to point of not having empty seats. Old, worn decor and the "food" offerings were pitiful. 764 departed late. Sold as Polaris...

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by kaitak
Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/21; Climbing through the storm
Replies: 247
Views: 34565

Re: Irish 9/21; Climbing through the storm

Yes, it seems to be official now; vaccinated pax can enter the US from November. Excellent news for all carriers. It'll be interesting to see if EI and other carriers will reverse capacity cuts recently announced. I'm sure all airlines, both sides of the Atlantic, will be celebrating. In less good n...

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by kaitak
Sun Sep 19, 2021 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 790
Views: 92712

Re: EK 787/A350

I think these aircraft can't come quickly enough for EK. The pandemic must have really brought home to EK the fact that having a 350/440 seater aircraft (depending on the 77W's config) as your smallest aircraft is not ideal. It certainly does not allow the level of frequency they would like, whateve...

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by kaitak
Thu Sep 16, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 205
Views: 48680

Re: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021

Just wondering what the story is with regard to A321 Neo deliveries and whether any registrations have been reserved for these. Don't understand why they started late in the alphabet (G-NEOR). Are they going to the beginning of the 'NEOx or reserving a new block. How many more 321 Neos expected? Wit...

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by kaitak
Tue Aug 31, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/21: Irish Aviation Thread - August 2021
Replies: 335
Views: 38442

Re: Irish 8/21: Irish Aviation Thread - August 2021

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Irish 9/21 is now ready for push and start:

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by kaitak
Tue Aug 31, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/21; Climbing through the storm
Replies: 247
Views: 34565

Irish 9/21; Climbing through the storm

Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the September thread. Irish aviation has now hit 50% of pre-pandemic levels and hardly a week goes by when new routes (some, such as FR's from SNN/ORK-BUD, not operated before the pandemic). Previously operated routes are now being reinstated very rapidly; FI h...

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by kaitak
Mon Aug 30, 2021 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/21: Irish Aviation Thread - August 2021
Replies: 335
Views: 38442

Re: Irish 8/21: Irish Aviation Thread - August 2021

The press are picking up on this now with more details. Travel chaos at Dublin airport as passengers miss flights due to delays The DAA has apologised after passengers at Dublin Airport were hit with lengthy queues this morning. Some passengers reported waiting in line at security screening for alm...

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by kaitak
Wed Aug 18, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/21: Irish Aviation Thread - August 2021
Replies: 335
Views: 38442

Re: Irish 8/21: Irish Aviation Thread - August 2021

I understand EI is to return to SEA and LAX in late October, and SFO in early October.

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by kaitak
Wed Aug 18, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/21: Irish Aviation Thread - August 2021
Replies: 335
Views: 38442

Re: Irish 8/21: Irish Aviation Thread - August 2021

Apparently strong indications that US will open to Irish (&other European) travellers from Labor Day (sept 6). Strong indications from where?? Give me a source!! (it's like a lifeboat during the sinking of the Titanic - get me the details!) :) Eogan Corry on Twitter, quoting Brian Finn on RTE's...

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by kaitak
Wed Aug 18, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/21: Irish Aviation Thread - August 2021
Replies: 335
Views: 38442

Re: Irish 8/21: Irish Aviation Thread - August 2021

Apparently strong indications that US will open to Irish (&other European) travellers from Labor Day (sept 6).

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by kaitak
Wed Aug 18, 2021 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/21: Irish Aviation Thread - August 2021
Replies: 335
Views: 38442

Re: Irish 8/21: Irish Aviation Thread - August 2021

Has anyone tried the new "VeriFly" app? I downloaded it, but it won't scan either of my travel passes - the Covid cert or the Portuguese locator form. Not too impressed with it, to be honest! I already have the Covid pass scanned to my Covid tracker app, so not really worried about that. I...

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by kaitak
Mon Aug 16, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43810

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Berlin airlift anyone ? I was thinking more about the fall of Saigon - and unlike VIetnam, we're unlikely to get a good musical out of this one! I feel very badly for the Afghan people, especially women and girls, who are going to face a horrific time under the Taliban; I suspect that we're going t...

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by kaitak
Fri Aug 13, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 450
Views: 184067

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Any idea when will Emirates first A350 enter production? Delivery pre-covid wasn’t expected until May 2023. So unless they accelerate deliveries we still got 18+ months until we see it. Is that still happening? I thought they (Emirates) were dangling the possibility of an A350 order to try and get ...

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by kaitak
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/21: Irish Aviation Thread - August 2021
Replies: 335
Views: 38442

Re: Irish 8/21: Irish Aviation Thread - August 2021

Am I correct in saying that no airline currently flies t/a to or from Shannon?

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by kaitak
Fri Jul 16, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/21: I remember that Summer in Dublin
Replies: 354
Views: 40818

Re: Irish 7/21: I remember that Summer in Dublin

Yes, I saw that. Wouldn't like to be in the shoes of that pushback crew! Damage doesn't seem to be that bad, but of course, when you're talking about aircraft worth $200m apiece, not to mention the effects at altitude and lost revenue, then costs can mount up. I can't help wondering how easy it is t...

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by kaitak
Thu Jul 15, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Caitlyn Jenner stalked and harassed at CPAC
Replies: 58
Views: 3829

Re: Caitlyn Jenner stalked and harassed at CPAC

I just don't know what she is thinking by going there and subjecting herself to what she must have known would be a pretty hostile crowd. That, to me, speaks to her judgment. This was not a good crowd and I think that in politics, the "no such thing as bad publicity" rule doesn't apply! Wh...

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by kaitak
Thu Jul 15, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/21: I remember that Summer in Dublin
Replies: 354
Views: 40818

Re: Irish 7/21: I remember that Summer in Dublin

No, it's not a Max; it's a 737-800.

Interesting move by FR. I guess this puts paid to the possibility of Nordica operating the route.

What's FR's agenda here? To demonstrate its distaste for the concept of PSO flights, or indeed subsidies generally?

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by kaitak
Fri Jul 09, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/21: I remember that Summer in Dublin
Replies: 354
Views: 40818

Re: Irish 7/21: I remember that Summer in Dublin

The departure queuing for 28R will be interesting to see. They will need to operate so as not to lead to congestion in the adjacent ramp area. It looks like two line-up points can be operated, given the length of the runway. The existing 28L will surely remain preferable for most T2 traffic. Just w...

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by kaitak
Mon Jul 05, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/21: I remember that Summer in Dublin
Replies: 354
Views: 40818

Re: Irish 7/21: I remember that Summer in Dublin

I still think that EI had a part to play in STK's failure and in effect, stabbed them in the back. STK was operating reliably for EI for several years - great crews, great safety record ... and then, EI goes and hands its business over to a paper airline. And without that business, what prospect was...

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by kaitak
Wed Jun 30, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain
Replies: 332
Views: 38670

Re: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain

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Here is a link to the new thread: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1462283

Enjoy!

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by kaitak
Wed Jun 30, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/21: I remember that Summer in Dublin
Replies: 354
Views: 40818

Irish 7/21: I remember that Summer in Dublin

Good afternoon folks and welcome to 7/21, as we move into the second half of the year. Maybe it's the good weather, but there does seem to be more to be optimistic about, despite the disappointment over the indoor dining delay. Tomorrow, the EU's Digital Green Certificate (DGC) will become operation...

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by kaitak
Sun Jun 27, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish adding Dallas and Denver
Replies: 122
Views: 18635

Re: Turkish adding Dallas and Denver

First of all, it's great to see any airline expanding in this day and age. DEN was more of a surprise to me than DFW. I am surprised that TK, QR, EK and (to a lesser extent) EY have such large US networks, which don't yet include DTW. On the subject of DTW being a Skyteam hub, I'd have thought that ...

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by kaitak
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain
Replies: 332
Views: 38670

Re: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain

First Ryanair 737 Max, EI-HEN, on the way, due in at c. 1823. EI-HEN?! Well, in this day and age, it's difficult to make HENs meet? Maybe FR are in a bit of a flap? (After a 2 year delay, almost certainly!). Another one due later this week, none next week, then the next batch the following week. I a...

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by kaitak
Sun Jun 13, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain
Replies: 332
Views: 38670

Re: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain

So replacing 3+ ATR flights with 1x daily A320, timed for connections might be the way EI replaces EIR in the short to medium term. Yes it will be interesting to see what happens there. I wonder if Emerald gets delayed or falls through, if EI would consider A319s again and operate the likes of DUB-...

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by kaitak
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Stobart Air ceases operations, appoint liquidator
Replies: 88
Views: 15691

Re: Stobart Air cancel all flights

I understand that EI cancelled the contract with immediate effect, which seems a rather odd move, given that it leaves them without regional feed until Emerald Air is up and running. I think EI has treated STK very badly. To replace an airline that has given EI nearly ten years of good service, with...

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by kaitak
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain
Replies: 332
Views: 38670

Re: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain

So, Aer Lingus did this? And before Emerald was up and running? I hope they (EI) have a plan. What are they going to say to pax who have bookings over the period until Emerald up and running? "Sorry, there was an airline we had contracted to operate this route, but we stabbed them in the back.&...

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by kaitak
Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain
Replies: 332
Views: 38670

Re: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain

Very sad news. Thinking of their wonderful crew and staff. Hope this is sorted quickly. It leaves EI in a bit of a bind, because pax would have booked their flights through EI website. Emerald is not yet up and running (far from it), so what happens now? Will EI have to step in and rescue them? Will...

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