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Re: Irish 1/17: A whole new world!

Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:09 am

Here's the official list of Europe's busiest airports and we can see our capital nicely up the list ...

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img924/3269/Aoyv0U.jpg

Interesting how many major cities Dublin has surpassed - Zurich, MAN, ARN, VIE, LIS, HEL, HAM and a few others. A really amazing achievement.

(Incidentally, I was quite surprised to see Sahiba Gokcen so high up the list! 29m - that means that between it and IST, the Istanbul area handles 89m pax. That's just 6m behind Paris and well ahead of Moscow's three airports.)
 
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Re: Irish 1/17: A whole new world!

Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:34 am

kaitak wrote:
Here's the official list of Europe's busiest airports and we can see our capital nicely up the list ...

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img924/3269/Aoyv0U.jpg

Interesting how many major cities Dublin has surpassed - Zurich, MAN, ARN, VIE, LIS, HEL, HAM and a few others. A really amazing achievement.

(Incidentally, I was quite surprised to see Sahiba Gokcen so high up the list! 29m - that means that between it and IST, the Istanbul area handles 89m pax. That's just 6m behind Paris and well ahead of Moscow's three airports.)


It is indeed a big achievement (for DUB to pass out those cities) but I would temper it by noting we're an island nation, whereas many of those cities have decent rail links to their close neighbours, so not a 100% like for like comparison.
For me, the achievement is that the traffic can be handled, well, on basically 1 runway.
 
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Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:11 pm

CityJet does another Dublin-Toulouse round-trip this week, taking the Leinster rugby team to the French region for their game against Castres, down the road from TLS:

http://footballcharters.blogspot.com/20 ... -2017.html
 
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Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:30 pm

Seems to be some speculation on pprune that DY have dropped MAN slots and applied to DUB for daily and 5 weekly secondary NY and Boston services with MAX from July.
 
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Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:07 pm

JAmie2k9 wrote:
Seems to be some speculation on pprune that DY have dropped MAN slots and applied to DUB for daily and 5 weekly secondary NY and Boston services with MAX from July.


Some of the fares with the established carriers are already rock bottom. AF/KL/DL were offering October & November returns for €295 while BA/AA had May fares for €330. I don't see DY being much cheaper than that and with very little reputation in the market not to mention flying to secondary airports.

On the topic of NYC, I booked with EI a couple of weeks ago for travel in Nov. I got an email yesterday of a time change so I now leave at 10.50am arriving to JFK at 13.40. While it doesn't really bother me, the first EI flight is now arriving into New York over 2hrs after the UA flight and 90mins after the earliest BA connection. Is this going to put off premium passengers? I understand EI want to gain the maximum number of connections but personally I prefer to arrive as early as possible
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Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:02 am

Wizz Air boss: We will fly from Dublin but won't pick 'dogfight' with Ryanair

Ryanair rival Wizz Air will eventually enter the Dublin market, but doesn't plan to engage in a frontal assault on the Irish airline just yet, according to founder and ceo Jozsef Varadi.

The Hungarian carrier is notable by its absence from Ireland, serving only Belfast on the island. "You never say never," said Mr Varadi in an interview with the Irish Independent, on whether he will target Dublin. "But we have better opportunities than picking a dogfight with Ryanair."

http://www.independent.ie/business/iris ... 78451.html
 
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Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:30 am

It looks like the RFP to lease 7 A321LR's will be soon.


"Aer Lingus (EI, Dublin Int'l) will shortly finalize a Request For Proposals (RFP) for lease of A321neo (Long Range) twinjets, issued late last year, airline chief executive Stephen Kavanagh has announced."

http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/ ... er-shortly
 
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Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:36 pm

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Wizz Air boss: We will fly from Dublin but won't pick 'dogfight' with Ryanair

Ryanair rival Wizz Air will eventually enter the Dublin market, but doesn't plan to engage in a frontal assault on the Irish airline just yet, according to founder and ceo Jozsef Varadi.

The Hungarian carrier is notable by its absence from Ireland, serving only Belfast on the island. "You never say never," said Mr Varadi in an interview with the Irish Independent, on whether he will target Dublin. "But we have better opportunities than picking a dogfight with Ryanair."

http://www.independent.ie/business/iris ... 78451.html


So you'd be looking at Wizz Air flights to Serbia, Bosnia, Macedonia etc from DUB. Would there be demand for a few weekly flights to the main destinations in the Balkans?
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Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:37 pm

The Leinster rugby team is on the way to Toulouse now, for the game against Castres tomorrow:

http://footballcharters.blogspot.com/20 ... -2017.html
 
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Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:11 pm

Aer Lingus and WestJet have announced an agreement to feed YYZ....
 
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Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:43 pm

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So you'd be looking at Wizz Air flights to Serbia


BEG might be a good one to test the waters. Also a well established city break destination and not tapped into yet from Ireland. There is not a large Serbian disapora in Ireland but the old Malev flights DUB-BUD-BEG used to be one of their top connectors. I would still be 50/50 on if all that could support regular direct flights though.
 
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Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:39 pm

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Aer Lingus and WestJet have announced an agreement to feed YYZ....


Spells the end of the AC agreement?
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Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:34 pm

Eirules wrote:
JAmie2k9 wrote:
Aer Lingus and WestJet have announced an agreement to feed YYZ....


Spells the end of the AC agreement?


Not for now at least, business as usual for AC.
 
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Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:15 am

Dublin Airport bosses seek more time for runway plan

The DAA has sought a time extension to its planning permission for a new €320m runway project at Dublin Airport, but said the planned development timetable for the infrastructure upgrade hasn't changed.

Enabling work on the project - which includes a range of ancillary infrastructure such as new taxiways - began in December. Full construction is set to begin this year and it's due to be completed by 2020. Dublin Airport handled 27.9 million passengers last year, an 11pc increase on 2015.

The DAA said it had sought the five-year extension because it needed sufficient time to complete the runway before the planning deadline expires later this year. Developments that secure planning permission typically have to complete works before permission expires.

http://www.independent.ie/business/iris ... 81737.html

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Shannon Airport passenger numbers grow for fourth successive year

In another positive 12 months for Shannon Group, passenger numbers at Shannon Airport increased for the fourth consecutive year with over 1.74 million flying through the airport.

This amounted to a 2% increase on 2015 and brings to 24% the total increase at the airport in year on year passenger numbers since the airport was separated in 2013.

The US market in particular showed strong gains with 396,708 flying through Shannon from its five American destinations – JFK New York, Newark, Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia airports. This is a 4% increase on 2015.

The UK market proved buoyant despite uncertainties around Brexit with 758,371 passengers recorded, a 7% increase over the previous year. Meanwhile, Commercial terminal flights at Shannon were up by +5.5% with an average of 45 commercial daily movements at Shannon.

https://www.businessworld.ie/news-from- ... 67247.html

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Customer service at Cork Airport

Sir, – Contrary to the view expressed by Liam O’Mahony (January 19th), guests at Cork Airport are assured of an award-winning customer service experience. Both airbridges at Cork Airport are fully optimised by Aer Lingus on a daily basis and these are also used regularly by other airlines that choose to use airbridges. For those airlines that do not for their own operational reasons, we offer a covered walkway to their departing stand, escalators and lifts down from departures to the aircraft and the option of lifts from the ground level to the arrivals floor, up one flight of stairs.

Unfortunately we have no control over the vagaries of the Irish weather outside. – Yours, etc,

KEVIN CULLINANE,

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http://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/lette ... -1.2943300
 
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Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:55 pm

The Union Bordeaux-Bègles rugby team is on the way to Belfast now for the game at Ravenhill tomorrow against Ulster:

http://footballcharters.blogspot.com/20 ... -2017.html
 
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Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:39 pm

Late night trip home on RJ85 EI-RJU for the Leinster rugby team, after a drawn match away at Castres:

http://footballcharters.blogspot.com/20 ... -2017.html
 
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Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:15 am

United update, extending 2nd summer seasonal EWR flight:
UA967/966 (replacing flight number UA130/131) will now operate daily from 24MAY17 to 27OCT17, instead of until 24SEP17, this in addition to the 772 on UA22/UA23
 
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Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:21 pm

Interesting incident at SNN recently: UA 764 landed with incapacitated captain. That day's SNN-EWR cancelled due to "operational difficulties" and the AMS bound 764 flight departs 3h late, allegedly with the captain of the original SNN-EWR flight.

http://avherald.com/h?article=4a3c3e6f&opt=0

I know there is commonality between 757 and 762/3, but I thought the 764 cockpit was closer to the 777; didn't think a joint 757/763/764 TR was possible. Is it permissible for crews to have two TRs simultaneously - one for the 757/762/763 and another for the 764 or 764/777?

Probably a few cheesed off SNN-EWR folks! Wonder what their rights would be in this situation? Would UAL be obliged to accommodate them on flights with another carrier? Surely they can't just say, "tough; we're putting you on tmw's flight, but we will arrange accomm. for the night"?
 
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Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:59 pm

CityJet's SSJ EI-FWC was used by the Connacht rugby team today for their away trip to Toulouse:

http://footballcharters.blogspot.com/20 ... -2017.html
 
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Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:16 pm

kaitak wrote:
Interesting incident at SNN recently: UA 764 landed with incapacitated captain. That day's SNN-EWR cancelled due to "operational difficulties" and the AMS bound 764 flight departs 3h late, allegedly with the captain of the original SNN-EWR flight.

http://avherald.com/h?article=4a3c3e6f&opt=0

I know there is commonality between 757 and 762/3, but I thought the 764 cockpit was closer to the 777; didn't think a joint 757/763/764 TR was possible. Is it permissible for crews to have two TRs simultaneously - one for the 757/762/763 and another for the 764 or 764/777?

Probably a few cheesed off SNN-EWR folks! Wonder what their rights would be in this situation? Would UAL be obliged to accommodate them on flights with another carrier? Surely they can't just say, "tough; we're putting you on tmw's flight, but we will arrange accomm. for the night"?


They would of flown them the next day or got some home via LHR or BOS with EI.

Cheaper this way for them.
 
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Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:16 pm

Reported on another forum that Cityjet SSJ will operate for EI on some DUB-LGW and also, LGW-NOC!

EI wet leasing WX acft for its operations ... very interesting. (Presumably there will be other routes too?)
 
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Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:31 pm

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Reported on another forum that Cityjet SSJ will operate for EI on some DUB-LGW and also, LGW-NOC!

EI wet leasing WX acft for its operations ... very interesting. (Presumably there will be other routes too?)


What forum?
 
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Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:23 am

PPRUNE.

Incidentally, on another issue, it was mentioned that when the initial works for the new runway are being put in place, among the work planned is new spectator facilities; we won't be forgotten about. (Hopefully, they will know that these will need to be south of the field and face north!)
 
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Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:15 am

kaitak wrote:
PPRUNE.

Incidentally, on another issue, it was mentioned that when the initial works for the new runway are being put in place, among the work planned is new spectator facilities; we won't be forgotten about. (Hopefully, they will know that these will need to be south of the field and face north!)


A poster on boards.ie recently mentioned that it will indeed be south-facing.
 
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Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:42 am

iRISH251 wrote:
kaitak wrote:
PPRUNE.

Incidentally, on another issue, it was mentioned that when the initial works for the new runway are being put in place, among the work planned is new spectator facilities; we won't be forgotten about. (Hopefully, they will know that these will need to be south of the field and face north!)


A poster on boards.ie recently mentioned that it will indeed be south-facing.



The new area will be per the planning near the 10L end facing North, suituated on the new new road linking the Boot Inn to the St Margerts Road.
 
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Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:43 pm

kaitak wrote:
Reported on another forum that Cityjet SSJ will operate for EI on some DUB-LGW and also, LGW-NOC!

EI wet leasing WX acft for its operations ... very interesting. (Presumably there will be other routes too?)


Presumably for summer? If that does happen, I'll be booking to fly on that especially. I guess we'll just have to keep our eyes peeled for when it's loaded in the schedule. If it actually happens...
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Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:06 pm

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Presumably for summer? If that does happen, I'll be booking to fly on that especially. I guess we'll just have to keep our eyes peeled for when it's loaded in the schedule. If it actually happens...


Absolutely! I've wanted to give LGW-NOC a go for a while, so that could be a good option. Im alls keen to try the LX CS100 ORK-ZRH this summer.
 
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Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:07 pm

Are the Stobart E190's just for Stobart air flights or could we see them on some EI routes as well?
 
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Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:11 pm

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Are the Stobart E190's just for Stobart air flights or could we see them on some EI routes as well?


Wont be on EIR this year, guess a lot depends on how the SEN ops do and lease period for those aircraft.

I do feel EIR need to move away from ATRs into the future.
 
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Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:53 pm

JAmie2k9 wrote:
Clydenairways wrote:
Are the Stobart E190's just for Stobart air flights or could we see them on some EI routes as well?


Wont be on EIR this year, guess a lot depends on how the SEN ops do and lease period for those aircraft.

I do feel EIR need to move away from ATRs into the future.

If only. The fact is that the ATRs are very cost effective when compared to the E190's which mean EI won't be converting any time soon. When compared to other regional aircraft, the Embraer's costs tower over ATR and DH8s.
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Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:32 pm

Cipango wrote:
JAmie2k9 wrote:
Clydenairways wrote:
Are the Stobart E190's just for Stobart air flights or could we see them on some EI routes as well?


Wont be on EIR this year, guess a lot depends on how the SEN ops do and lease period for those aircraft.

I do feel EIR need to move away from ATRs into the future.

If only. The fact is that the ATRs are very cost effective when compared to the E190's which mean EI won't be converting any time soon. When compared to other regional aircraft, the Embraer's costs tower over ATR and DH8s.



Thinking more SSJ-100, if WX operate for EI and it goes well perhaps they may push them in that direction.
 
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Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:19 am

Dublin Airport cancel several flights due to freezing fog
As many as 15 flights have been cancelled with several more delayed

Freezing fog has caused travel chaos after a number of flights were cancelled at Dublin Airport.

At least 15 fights have been cancelled, while several more have been delayed as adverse weather conditions plague some London and European airports.

http://www.dublinlive.ie/news/property/ ... s-12491825
 
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Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:36 am

I seen stobart airs recent advert for E195 flight deck and it says the bases are SEN & DUB. Maybe we will see them in EIR sooner than we think.
 
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Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:04 am

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Dublin Airport cancel several flights due to freezing fog
As many as 15 flights have been cancelled with several more delayed

Freezing fog has caused travel chaos after a number of flights were cancelled at Dublin Airport.

At least 15 fights have been cancelled, while several more have been delayed as adverse weather conditions plague some London and European airports.

http://www.dublinlive.ie/news/property/ ... s-12491825


Problem is with London area airports. It is actually fairly pleasant here today.
An emerging story in the Irish media suggests investigation of illegal immigration at DUB involves 2 EI staff plus one other person.
 
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Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:21 am

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Problem is with London area airports. It is actually fairly pleasant here today.
An emerging story in the Irish media suggests investigation of illegal immigration at DUB involves 2 EI staff plus one other person.


Yes got an alert on that . Not good .


Three people have been arrested as part of an investigation into an international illegal immigrant smuggling network through Dublin Airport.

Two of those arrested are believed to be Aer Lingus employees at the airport.

Officers at the Garda National Immigration Bureau believe the scam has been running for years and that up to 100 illegal immigrants a year may have been smuggled through Dublin Airport.

http://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0123/847034 ... tion-scam/
 
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Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:40 pm

Rufusisgod wrote:
I seen stobart airs recent advert for E195 flight deck and it says the bases are SEN & DUB. Maybe we will see them in EIR sooner than we think.


Guess if they are planning more than 2 then DUB would see them.
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Meanwhile WOW Air to decide on DUB hub by summer.

http://www.independent.ie/business/wow- ... 89125.html
 
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Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:21 pm

This is turning out to be quite the security breach and very serious .


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“There is always the danger that employees who have the capacity to facilitate illegal immigration will do certain acts that will assist in that regard,” he said.

“It’s not the first time that State employees have been arrested by the Garda National Immigration Bureau where breaches of procedures were discovered.”

He added people from outside the EU were willing to pay significant sums of money to be brought into Ireland. “So there is always a temptation there for people to succumb to the offering of corrupt payments.”

It is understood that immigrants being brought into Ireland were taken off Aer Lingus planes and put into catering trucks.

There are no security checks for vehicles or passengers leaving airports, only passport and customs inspections for passengers and their bags, meaning vehicles could be driven out of the airside without being searched.

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/ ... -1.2947651
 
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Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:34 pm

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I'm also keen to try the LX CS100 ORK-ZRH this summer.


That's almost worth booking just for the experience! I didn't know they were flying ORK-ZRH so that was news to me.
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Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:02 pm

Ryanair's response to this story has been nothing short of disgusting, obviously seeing this as the perfect oppourtunity to take a swipe at Aer Lingus, they've tweeted two mocked up images, one of which features the punch line, "immigrants flies Aer Lingus" which has resulted in quite the backlash and rightly so.

Human trafficking, comedy gold at Ryanair HQ!
 
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Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:49 pm

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which has resulted in quite the backlash


Its made it to the Journal.


Backlash after Ryanair mocks Aer Lingus link to illegal immigrants

LABOUR LEADER BRENDAN Howlin was one of many to hit out at Ryanair this evening after the carrier posted what has been described as “disgusting” jokes about illegal immigrants.

Three men were arrested at Dublin Airport this morning in relation to suspected trafficking if illegal immigrants

In two posts this evening, Ryanair made light of the fact that Aer Lingus had been caught up in controversy.

http://www.thejournal.ie/ryanair-backla ... =shortlink



Ryanair were bound to do something in response and of course they love the PR good or bad. Aer Lingus seem to be keeping quiet on the FR posts and probably the best thing. They could be in a lot of hot water especially if it turns out women were trafficked for use by gangs. Its a PR disaster waiting to happen. If I were EI I would be issuing a statement tomorrow on the website and media release condemning what has gone on and that they will fully co operate with authorities.

As for FR it is ironic that they made such a Tweet when a lot of their crew/passengers are immigrants/migrant workers and keep FR afloat.
 
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Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:37 pm

"Ryanair were bound to do something in response and of course they love the PR good or bad. Aer Lingus seem to be keeping quiet on the FR posts and probably the best thing. They could be in a lot of hot water especially if it turns out women were trafficked for use by gangs. Its a PR disaster waiting to happen. If I were EI I would be issuing a statement tomorrow on the website and media release condemning what has gone on and that they will fully co operate with authorities.

As for FR it is ironic that they made such a Tweet when a lot of their crew/passengers are immigrants/migrant workers and keep FR afloat."

They have issued a statement, this will do little damage to them the public's prospective. Couldn't agree more about the ironery but to be expected as thier social media team are not the brightest.

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Ryanair's response to this story has been nothing short of disgusting, obviously seeing this as the perfect oppourtunity to take a swipe at Aer Lingus, they've tweeted two mocked up images, one of which features the punch line, "immigrants flies Aer Lingus" which has resulted in quite the backlash and rightly so.

Human trafficking, comedy gold at Ryanair HQ!"

It's bad taste and I don't agree with it however the offence on social media is pathetic, people go out of their way to get offended online these days.
 
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Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:56 pm

I can't wait for the Women's March on Swords - seriously though, although this is a terrible thing to say and is totally inexcusable, we must face facts. MOL will always be MOL, and by getting people to overreact, he has done his job as a provocateur.
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Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:31 am

Seems API is going to be introduced for most if not all flights in and out of Ireland. Although not sure if this was in the planning anyway.
 
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Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:51 am

What does API stand for in this context?
 
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Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:18 pm

Ryanair new route Dublin-Tours for W17 and Valencia going year round.
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Re: Irish 1/17: A whole new world!

Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:21 pm

pompos wrote:
What does API stand for in this context?


It is Advanced Passenger Information. At time of booking passengers passport information needs to be added to the booking/PNR.
 
opticalilyushin
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Re: Irish 1/17: A whole new world!

Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:00 pm

Apparantly Brussels Airlines are about to announce the withdrawal from the Belfast market. Passenger numbers have been low, while KLM are doing really well.
 
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Re: Irish 1/17: A whole new world!

Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:05 pm

opticalilyushin wrote:
Apparantly Brussels Airlines are about to announce the withdrawal from the Belfast market. Passenger numbers have been low, while KLM are doing really well.


That explains why they have zeroed out all availability for new bookings.
 
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Re: Irish 1/17: A whole new world!

Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:16 pm

OA260 wrote:
opticalilyushin wrote:
Apparantly Brussels Airlines are about to announce the withdrawal from the Belfast market. Passenger numbers have been low, while KLM are doing really well.


That explains why they have zeroed out all availability for new bookings.


I'm booked to use this flight in March and it's still available online through their website. Should maybe e-mail them and find out, would spoil a perfectly good trip to Bruges having to rebook and go through ryanair and Dublin at half six in the morning :roll:
 
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Re: Irish 1/17: A whole new world!

Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:25 pm

I think it's ok throughout the Winter schedule

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