Pilot union threatens strike ballot at Aer Lingus Regional operator Emerald Airlines over pay talks Emerald Airlines chief executive Keith Butler criticises 'disappointing and unnecessary' move by IALPA https://www.independent.ie/business/irish/pilot-union-threatens-strike-ballot-at-aer-lingus-regio...Jump to post
I wouldn't mind that turning up on one of my ACE flights it looks pretty ok .
Seems also Sundays return flight on EI - DVH was delayed for an hour at ACE then taxiing to the runway there was an issue in the cargo hold. They eventually took off but then had to divert to ORK to refuel eventually getting to DUB at 1930.Jump to post
Yes its currently on the ground at ACE but showing a delay for the return.
This mornings EI 776 was cancelled . Passengers were put on the EI 778 so must have been a light load so maybe thats the reason.Jump to post
In terms of routes I'd like to see EI expand beyond Canada or the States some day. I'm shocked at how they don't operate in and out of Nigeria and Brazil. Did the failure of Dubai years ago really scar them and turn them off ? I very much doubt the demand exists for Nigeria and despite a large ex p...Jump to post
Seems some disruptions to be expected tomorrow by the looks of things. France flight cancellations: All you need to know as Ryanair and Aer Lingus routes impacted https://www.irishtimes.com/ireland/2023/04/30/french-flight-cancellations-everything-you-need-to-know/ -- May will see the charter flight...Jump to post
EIK & EIL should be pulled from the NAT, use them for short haul trunk routes and the Canaries only. Thats actually not a bad idea . It would be an upgrade for the European routes and let the EI proper product be maintained TATL. When I flew on one of them when it was first introduced I knew th...Jump to post
Thanks for a new thread .
An interesting article about female pilots at THY .
More Turkish women opt piloting as profession
https://www.dailysabah.com/turkiye/more ... n/news/amp
The chances of TK leaving the Star Alliance are unlikely, if they wanted to do that it would have happened a long time ago at this point. Agreed it would be a big mistake and they would quickly see that as Star membership does add quite a lot to their profile and brand perception. Lots of top tier ...Jump to post
... BFS used to have a USA and various Canada flights which is still a focus for future desirable routes by BFS. What's the latest with Fly Atlantic, who announced in November their intention to use BFS as a TATL hub? https://static1.simpleflyingimages.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Scree...Jump to post
It has everything to do with Stormont in a recent visit Biden and his entourage said that if the institutions were up and running then more investment would flow in and that has been said by economists and businesses too. More companies investing in NI due to political stability and those instituti...Jump to post
I don't think there needs to be more political stability in Northern Ireland for TK to make BFS work. TK already operates in numerous markets with far less political stability than Northern Ireland - think Somalia, Sudan. I also don't think more US investment is needed, for a TK service. I'd take a...Jump to post
"We’re celebrating the launch of the new Widerøe direct Dublin-Bergen, Norway service this evening "
https://twitter.com/dublinairport/statu ... 2685733907
Great to see the inaugural Dublin to Bergen this evening .
Does Stormont need to function for such a flight? It hasn't stopped other flights launching, like LH's. Would have nothing whatever to do with Stormont, but you can't underestimate a.net 'effect'. It has everything to do with Stormont in a recent visit Biden and his entourage said that if the insti...Jump to post
Not sure whats going on at Emerald . A mate of mine had 2 flights cancelled yesterday from BHD to BHX and GLA for June and July . Seems some cuts in frequencies.Jump to post
Being reported that Jerry Springer has died aged 79
Popular TV show host Jerry Springer has died aged 79
https://www.independent.ie/entertainmen ... 82340.html
SNN is up against it unless the secure a pure transit initially and manage to get 5th freedom as a trial later on. IIRC they had Royal Jordanian years ago doing this. Yep they had the SNN - ORD route with the A310's. They also used to offer very cheap flights to India and other Asian markets from S...Jump to post
TK released some map recently with routes for 2024 and there was a second Irish dot on it, either Cork or Shannon Its SNN that they have put as a desirable route but until its announced many things can play out. BFS could support TK if investment continues to flow into the province and the babies a...Jump to post
In my opinion EK has no business being allocated stands on Pier 4. T2 (as it currently stands) was initially designated for EI and all airlines using US preclearance - is that not correct? EK is the most globally significant airline in Dublin and should go wherever they want . The US airlines can u...Jump to post
https://www.businesspost.ie/news/no-need-for-third-terminal-at-dublin-airport-head-of-daa-says/ No plans for T3 at Dublin. Expecting passenger numbers to hit 40 Million. Perhaps they can manage that but just beyond security check area at T1 is thronged already so I don't know how they plan to funne...Jump to post
Aer Lingus joins Ryanair in case taken by DAA over passenger number price caps https://www.businesspost.ie/news/aer-lingus-joins-ryanair-in-case-taken-by-daa-over-passenger-number-price-caps/ DAA took a case against CAR over the increases. -- Lufthansa has begun flights out of Northern Ireland for t...Jump to post
Dublin Airport skies close for THIRD time in three weeks as ‘chaos' looms Thursday's incident came after planes were left circling the skies over Dublin Airport for two half-hour periods in the early hours of Easter Sunday to allow air traffic controllers to take a break. https://extra.ie/2023/04/23...Jump to post
While it would be good to see A350's I would be surprised to see it. I doubt we will see 787's either as Aer Lingus is unlikely to switch back to Boeing. Back in 1998 when they did the big S/H aircraft deal it was suggested that Aer Lingus were only going through the motions with Boeing and that it ...Jump to post
Dublin Airport has ‘no current plans’ to charge for drop-offs despite getting planning go-ahead https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/dublin-airport-has-no-current-plans-to-charge-for-drop-offs-despite-getting-planning-go-ahead-42443013.html No current plans probably means its coming W23/24! -- Nego...Jump to post
shamrock321 wrote:OA260 wrote:Looks like PE could be finally making its was to
Aer Lingus TATL .
EI can’t even make Aer Space work consistently…what chance does a PE product have?!
Looks like PE could be finally making its was to
Aer Lingus TATL .
98M profit for the DAA in 2022.
https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2023/0 ... l-results/
Refusal of DAA boss to appear before Dáil committee on airport security 'unacceptable'
https://www.thejournal.ie/daa-boss-tran ... 7-Apr2023/
It does seem weird that the excuse is the busy Summer season .
Sad to see but they have been declining for years and the recent reviews just confirm it. https://ie.trustpilot.com/review/www.airmalta.com I had some good flights on them some years back but they need to get their costs down to compete. A re boot without legacy contracts and debt is probably a good...Jump to post
Applications for an Aircraft Engineer Apprenticeship are now open.
https://www.aerlingus.com/careers/caree ... nticeship/
Aer Lingus are currently recruiting .
Loganair - City of Derry to London Heathrow. Flights start 6 May 2023
https://twitter.com/seanm1997/status/16 ... 2600062983
Great news for the region congrats to LDY and Loganair.
EI - DUZ operating MAN - JFK todayJump to post
Ryanair fails to block Booking.com counterclaims in site-scraping suit Airline in US court battle with third-party travel sites over allegedly libellous communications https://www.independent.ie/business/irish/ryanair-fails-to-block-bookingcom-counterclaims-in-site-scraping-suit-42432570.html Will b...Jump to post
First look at expansion plans for Dublin Airport as part of €265m development scheme The plans would see the terminal extend into the northern section of the airport by developing a new passenger boarding building to serve aircraft with three new ramps and stands. https://www.independent.ie/irish-ne...Jump to post
Yes around 300 currently stranded in MCO and apparently they are complaining that no one is assisting them .Jump to post
Tourism figures for Irish arrivals into ACE are substantially up . Feb 2022 was 14,806 and Feb
2023 was 26,348 .
https://gazettelife.com/news/tourism-fi ... uary-2023/
Housing costs drive ‘unsustainable’ pay demands in jet leasing sector – PwC report It comes as the report highlights that the aircraft leasing sector contributes almost $1bn (€916m) to Ireland’s economy every year and is now supporting more than 8,500 jobs. https://www.independent.ie/business/irish/...Jump to post
An update today :
Doncaster Sheffield airport could be saved after the local council allocated £3.1 million funding to reopen it, saying it would force owners into a sale if necessary.
https://www.ttgmedia.com/news/doomed-ai ... edge-39517
Quick question: I'm off to LHR next week and flying on EI Neos both ways; does EI have charging ports in its seats? I'm guessing no, but I just thought I'd ask! No sadly its only on the 321NEOs on LHR. -- Looks like bad weather had altered the proceedings today . Biden may drive from Dublin Airport...Jump to post
Another issue is I did a AVIOS redemption from my Aerclub balance and have seat numbers booked but it now shows I can still only do OLCI the day before. I know its probably the 125 ticket stock issue but that means all Aerclub tickets cant properly manage their bookings. It's definitely because the...Jump to post
Just one of the annoying things about the App is not being able to manage or check in on a multi trip booking. There are a list of things but when you look at A3 and SK their Apps are light years ahead even allowing seat changes up to 60 mins before departure , push gate info and even your checked ...Jump to post
Just one of the annoying things about the App is not being able to manage or check in on a multi trip booking. There are a list of things but when you look at A3 and SK their Apps are light years ahead even allowing seat changes up to 60 mins before departure , push gate info and even your checked b...Jump to post
Pan Am Continental TWA American Middle East Airlines/MEA Qantas Air India Japan Airlines Sabena Lufthansa Eastern United Braniff Air Canada Iran Air List from simple flying. I’m pretty sure most of these airlines had the Boeing 2707 on order as well but obviously cancelled. The Iran Air shop in Pic...Jump to post
Inbound tourism visits during Q1 still down 16% on pre-pandemic levels
https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2023/0 ... -pandemic/
Hopefully there will be an improvement in Q2 arrivals.
Being reported that some of the EIR frequency increases from BHD may not be going ahead . https://twitter.com/seanm1997/status/1645827168553844736 I noticed they had been cancelling flights recently out of BHD. Not sure is it aircraft or crewing…Probably being a bit over ambitious and BHD dosent ne...Jump to post
Being reported that some of the EIR frequency increases from BHD may not be going ahead .
https://twitter.com/seanm1997/status/16 ... 8553844736
Yes they named theirs up until Olympic Airlines but that did not carry over to Olympic Air .
Binter flew their inaugural route ACE - GLN yesterday. Will be interesting to see how it does.Jump to post
US Army helicopters have been doing test operations around the border areas this afternoon preparing for Bidens visit on Wednesday.
The FR landing video is up :