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Re: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh

Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:31 pm

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TK is sending an A330-200 on the 1st of July on the TK1977 slot :D . Very rare, happened only twice(?) last year. The next day they are sending out an A321 which is pretty rare but nowhere as rare as the A332. I really hope that the route becomes A330 operates but I doubt it. Even regular A321s would be nice but I don't think that's gonna happen.


Yeah I posted it above I have friends booked on it in J so they are very happy :) Sadly it wont become a regular A330 route.

Lets hope it does though :) . What do you think about the route being operated by A321s then? What do you think the chances are of that happening? Sorry if this is slightly off-topic. Btw sorry for missing your post stating this :oops:
 
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Re: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh

Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:40 pm

AirbusA343 wrote:
OA260 wrote:
AirbusA343 wrote:
TK is sending an A330-200 on the 1st of July on the TK1977 slot :D . Very rare, happened only twice(?) last year. The next day they are sending out an A321 which is pretty rare but nowhere as rare as the A332. I really hope that the route becomes A330 operates but I doubt it. Even regular A321s would be nice but I don't think that's gonna happen.


Yeah I posted it above I have friends booked on it in J so they are very happy :) Sadly it wont become a regular A330 route.

Lets hope it does though :) . What do you think about the route being operated by A321s then? What do you think the chances are of that happening? Sorry if this is slightly off-topic. Btw sorry for missing your post stating this :oops:


TK hve indicated they plan to increase to x17 weekly next summer.
 
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Re: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh

Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:54 pm

AirbusA343 wrote:
OA260 wrote:
AirbusA343 wrote:
TK is sending an A330-200 on the 1st of July on the TK1977 slot :D . Very rare, happened only twice(?) last year. The next day they are sending out an A321 which is pretty rare but nowhere as rare as the A332. I really hope that the route becomes A330 operates but I doubt it. Even regular A321s would be nice but I don't think that's gonna happen.


Yeah I posted it above I have friends booked on it in J so they are very happy :) Sadly it wont become a regular A330 route.

Lets hope it does though :) . What do you think about the route being operated by A321s then? What do you think the chances are of that happening? Sorry if this is slightly off-topic. Btw sorry for missing your post stating this :oops:


Increases planned will depend on performance and also political stability and events in Turkey. If there are no more major terror attacks then things should indeed pick up but it hit loads Ex DUB but is showing signs of recovering. Hopefully things will continue in that direction. As for 321's I actually like the Boeings ;)
 
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Re: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh

Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:22 pm

JAmie2k9 wrote:
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Yeah I posted it above I have friends booked on it in J so they are very happy :) Sadly it wont become a regular A330 route.

Lets hope it does though :) . What do you think about the route being operated by A321s then? What do you think the chances are of that happening? Sorry if this is slightly off-topic. Btw sorry for missing your post stating this :oops:


TK hve indicated they plan to increase to x17 weekly next summer.

If you have a source, I would appreciate it if you could link it. Thanks in advance. And OA260, referring to your comment about Boeings, I think they are fine but I do need a break from all those Ryanair 737s :lol:
 
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Re: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh

Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:01 pm

There was an LH 346 in DUB on Monday when I was there. I assume this was a diversion?
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Re: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh

Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:00 pm

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There was an LH 346 in DUB on Monday when I was there. I assume this was a diversion?

Yup, it had a medical diversion.
 
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Re: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh

Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:23 am

€1,109,430 announced for Knock airport

FUNDING in the amount of €1,109,430 has been allocated to Ireland West Airport Knock under the Regional Airports Programme, which is administered by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.

Welcoming today's announcement, Minister Michael Ring said this represents the first allocation of support this year for regional airports and the grants will go towards safety and security related projects at the airports that have been approved to date.

http://www.con-telegraph.ie/news/roundu ... k-airport/

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‘Derry can’t be left on the hook for airport that serves entire region’

Derry City and Strabane District Council’s neighbouring local authorities, as well as regional and national government, need to step up to the plate in terms of contributing to the running costs of City of Derry Airport. That’s according to Independent councillor for the Moor District Electoral Area (DEA), Gary Donnelly, who said ratepayers in Derry and Strabane can’t continue to subsidise the facility on their own.

http://www.derryjournal.com/news/derry- ... -1-8016145

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Dublin route discussed with Shane Ross while exporting expert says Derry PSO could be model for west of Ireland

The Dublin transport Minister Shane Ross has confirmed he recently met with City of Derry Airport (CoDA) at his departmental headquarters in Leeson Lane to discuss the potential establishment of a new Derry to Dublin flight. Meanwhile, a leading member of the Irish Exporters Association Council, Mr. Patrick Daly, has suggested the Derry to London Public Service Obligation (PSO) scheme might be used as a model by the southern authorities to link the west of Ireland with major European hubs such as Heathrow, Frankfurt and Schiphol. Mr. Ross met with representatives of CoDA on May 22 to discuss a potential Derry to Dublin route.

http://www.derryjournal.com/news/dublin ... -1-8016136
 
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Re: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh

Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:28 am

OA260 wrote:
AirbusA343 wrote:
OA260 wrote:

Yeah I posted it above I have friends booked on it in J so they are very happy :) Sadly it wont become a regular A330 route.

Lets hope it does though :) . What do you think about the route being operated by A321s then? What do you think the chances are of that happening? Sorry if this is slightly off-topic. Btw sorry for missing your post stating this :oops:


Increases planned will depend on performance and also political stability and events in Turkey. If there are no more major terror attacks then things should indeed pick up but it hit loads Ex DUB but is showing signs of recovering. Hopefully things will continue in that direction. As for 321's I actually like the Boeings ;)


I would have thought that the majority of pax flying with TK out of DUB would be connecting onwards; TK tends to have some of the lowest fares to long haul destinations and let's face it, they fly everywhere (well, apart from Oz - for now, at least).

I think that with the 332s back in the fleet (they were grounded after the attempted coup and the drop in traffic that followed that), we might see more of them. The jump from the 170-180 seat 321 to the 240 seat 332 isn't massive.

I think what will be interesting to see over the next few weeks is what's going to happen with Qatar. I have an odd feeling (and I really hope I'm wrong) that with the ten day ultimatum given by the Saudis and their sidekicks to Qatar - and which Qatar has no intention of bowing to, things might get quite heated down there ...

Finally, I am going to be away from next Wednesday until the following Wednesday, spreading havoc along the length of the Shannon with my boating skills ... could someone start the next thread at the end of the month? If I'm not keel hauled, I'll be back on the 5th ...
 
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Re: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh

Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:20 am

Home-owners near new Dublin runway to be offered 30% extra to sell
Interested parties will have three years after second runway opens to make up their minds

Owners of homes near the future second runway at Dublin Airport are to be offered 30 per cent above market value to sell up.

Last year Dublin airport management (DAA) proposed a premium of 20 per cent for the potential acquisition of 38 properties, but has now decided to raise its offer.

Interested parties will have three years after the second runway opens, expected in 2021, to make up their minds. Their homes will not be subject to a compulsory purchase order.

Plans for a second runway at Dublin were granted planning permission in 2007, but postponed once the economy went into decline. In recent years, and alongside record passenger numbers, the project has been revived.

Under the terms of planning, properties located within a specific “noise contour” area around the airport, where volumes reach 69 decibels or higher, qualify for the voluntary purchase scheme.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland ... -1.3133041
 
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Re: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh

Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:59 pm

Cork City FC traveling to Tallinn today, using an Enhance Aero EMB-145 for the trip:

http://footballcharters.blogspot.com/20 ... -2017.html
 
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Re: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh

Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:13 am

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Cork City FC traveling to Tallinn today, using an Enhance Aero EMB-145 for the trip:

http://footballcharters.blogspot.com/20 ... -2017.html


Three more clubs are on the move today: Coleraine FC (from BFS), Derry City FC (from LDY) and Shamrock Rovers (from DUB).
 
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Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:41 am

Tensions mount at Aer Lingus amid cabin crew rostering row

Workers’ union, Impact, sent out ballot papers for ‘industrial action up to strike’, but has now parked that, while the sides go into mediation at an internal Industrial Disputes Resolution Board (IDRB).

One of the primary issues is the staffing of the larger, A330 transatlantic flights and the use of more cabin-crew members, and fewer cabin-crew seniors, than agreed.

The union has said that is deliberate by Aer Lingus management to avoid promotion of its members.

Those promotions could be worth up to €6,000 for some staff.

But with 300 new crew members taken on in the last year, the company has been paying crew members allowances to act as seniors, while the senior positions are still to be filled.

A further issue is what the union describes as “extremely aggressive” rostering policies. Crews are rostered almost right up to the legal limits. Impact says a 5-on, 3-off roster would resolve many of the schedule problems and an internal IDRB recommendation, in 2016, would have advanced that.

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/te ... 53244.html
 
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Re: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh

Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:50 pm

The temporary pier in Dublin seems to be coming along, whats the opening date for it?
 
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Re: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh

Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:59 am

Aer Southeast has been forced to suspend ticket sales by the Irish Commission for Aviation Regulation (CAR). Had plans for Waterford to Luton, Birmingham and Manchester.

The website never worked anyway from what I could tell. I'd avoid these virtual airlines like the plague.
 
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Re: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh

Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:18 pm

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The temporary pier in Dublin seems to be coming along, whats the opening date for it?


Not 100% on this but believe towards the end of the summer season.
 
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Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:20 pm

Norwegian Air International (NAI) is considering direct flights between Dublin and Asia if it can secure permission for overflights across Russia, chief executive Tore Jenssen has confirmed.
A likely destination would be China's capital, Beijing.
And Mr Jenssen said that even if Chinese carrier Hainan soon launches, as expected, an indirect service between Dublin and Beijing, it would not deter NAI from also serving the route.

"What's interesting from here would be the Far East," he said in an interview with the Irish Independent. "There's no connection."
He added that the runway at Dublin is a "little short" for a full 787 Dreamliner payload to Beijing or Bangkok, but that it's not a significant issue. Dublin Airport has started building a new, longer runway it hopes to have operational by 2021.

"It would be great for Ireland if both we and Hainan flew from Dublin to Beijing. Imagine the fares," said Mr Jenssen. "I think there are plenty of Chinese who want to come to Ireland.
"One of the challenges is overflight permits for Russia," he said, adding that there's no clear timeline in terms of when such a permit could be secured. "We have a bunch of 787s coming. It's a complicated process to get them into service, so we probably need a couple of years to plan it.

"The business case will work, but we don't have specific plans as of now to start," said Mr Jenssen. "We'll focus first on the transatlantic."
Norwegian Air International - a subsidiary of Norwegian Air Shuttle - launches its highly-anticipated services from Ireland to the US this weekend.

Mr Jenssen also said that NAI will see how ticket sales progress on its Dublin-US routes before deciding whether or not to deploy a larger capacity 787 on the route rather than the smaller 737-800 it will initially use. It will eventually use the Boeing 737-Max on the routes from Dublin, Cork, Shannon and Belfast.
NAI won't be launching flights from Cork to Stewart International Airport initially, but will serve the city to Providence, Rhode Island, which it bills as a gateway to New England and Boston.

http://www.independent.ie/business/worl ... 76477.html
 
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Re: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh

Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:56 pm

The article and subsequent interview in today's indo does not seem to mention the need for Chinese government approval for Norweigan to operate Ireland-China flights?
 
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Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:55 pm

Inmarsat and Airbus to provide airlines with European Aviation Network (EAN) deployment package

Service bulletins and modification kit developed for advanced inflight broadband service, allowing installation on all Airbus A320 family aircraft

Inmarsat (ISAT.L), the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, today announced a strategic partnership for its new European Aviation Network (EAN) inflight broadband service with leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus. As part of a collaborative agreement signed at the Paris Air Show, Airbus will offer airlines a specialist retrofit solution to deploy EAN on the entire A320 family of aircraft, including A319s, A320s and A321s, which form the backbone of many leading airline fleets in Europe.

The agreement marks a further milestone in the development of EAN; the world’s first dedicated aviation connectivity solution to combine space-based and ground-based networks to deliver a seamless WiFi experience for airline passengers throughout Europe. It follows a separate announcement earlier this year that International Airlines Group (IAG), the parent company of Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia and Vueling, will be the launch customer for EAN. IAG has begun equipping its aircraft with the ground-breaking service and aims to have 90% of its short haul fleet complete by early 2019.

http://www.europeanaviationnetwork.com/ ... nt-package
 
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Re: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh

Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:33 am

The Aer Lingus social media team have once again got tongues wagging!

AER LINGUS HAVE emerged as quite the force to be reckoned with on Twitter – for example, the way they completely destroyed their rivals Norwegian a few months ago.

But they’re getting even more comfortable these days. Just wait and see.


http://www.dailyedge.ie/aer-lingus-hun- ... 017/?amp=1

Long story short, a father tweeted yesterday for some positive birthday wishes to his son who is sadly being bullied at school. Complete strangers to celebrities and organisations tweeted back including our very own Aer Lingus with an image of their A320, some thought it was a nice gesture, others were not impressed and ridiculed the airline which triggered their "sass mode" and sent a few shady quips back much to the amusement of followers.

Admittedly this isn't earth shattering news in the idustry but a simple tweet has again done more for brand awareness than any fully paid for advertising campaign could do. The future of marketing is a strange place!
 
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Re: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh

Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:17 pm

Please continue the discussion in the July thread

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