planemanofnz wrote:Ferryflight wrote:Dublin ... You are kidding me right?
No - the numbers speak for themselves - it is a very popular tourist destination, in fact, much more popular than OSL. It has world-renowned arts (literature and music), culture and history. For Koreans specifically, it also offers pilgrimages - DUB is the gateway to Knock - as well as the alcohol industry (we all know how much Koreans love Soju, but Guiness is popular too). In contrast, what does OSL really offer? To me, OSL is more of a gateway to natural or scenic attractions throughout Norway and Scandinavia.
See: http://www.newsinenglish.no/2013/06/12/ ... -tourists/.
That being said, tourism is not the only thing that KE could tap on a DUB flight - DUB has other groups of traffic which make it less seasonal and higher-yielding than OSL. On the former, think connections between Ireland and Australasia through ICN (there are 100,000 Irish born people in Australasia). On the latter, think all the aircraft leasing, financial services, pharmaceuticals and technology industry traffic, each of which DUB and SEL have complementary offerings in. AFAIK, OSL's industry is ... well ... energy?
You have obviously not been to Oslo:-)
You would be very surprised!
I have spent a lot of time in both Dublin and Oslo.
They are very different, but I like Oslo more as a year-round destination.
The city is cleaner, more well organized, set arround fantastic scenery and have a more cultural diverse scene of everything from museums to cafeterias and art.
I think this video is a very short and good introduction to Oslo.