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Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:06 pm

Maybe EI should run an additional service from Dublin which picks up at shannon en-route! Now that would be epic!
 
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Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:27 pm

eicvd wrote:
EI up to their usual tricks? EI-LBS just arrived in DUB from SNN.


Yes the 111 is cancelled its really getting beyond a joke now and the stability of the route is getting to be a nightmare for passengers. EI need to lease in another aircraft if this carries on.
 
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Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:39 pm

Hi Fly A332 CS-TQP is currently inbound to Dublin from Brussels on an Aer Lingus callsign, seems they're down an A330/Crew and will use this tonight.

Earlier today an A343 from Hi Fly arrived in Dublin, maybe this is also for Aer Lingus.
 
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Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:45 pm

Apparently Aer Lingus are short 3 A330 flight crews for today’s flights, two hire ins expected and the 111 cancelled from Shannon to operate the 109 from Dublin. They really need to sort out their pilot numbers from the looks of it, it’s starting to look a lot like the Ryanair fiasco last year with lots of crews running out of hours and getting burnt out after a long summer. They’ll definitely need to review the practise of always cancelling the 111, it’ll make it very unattractive to passengers if it becomes known that it’s the first flight to go the moment there’s any disruption.
 
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Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:54 pm

Are there ever any pax or cargo on the Shannon to Dublin ferries? I’d imagine it could be a wise way to disperse the transfers.
 
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Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:16 pm

Air Canada Rouge reducing Dublin - Vancouver to 4 weekly next summer apparently. It was 5 weekly this year?
 
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Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:16 pm

Air Canada Rouge reducing Dublin - Vancouver to 4 weekly next summer apparently. It was 5 weekly this year?
 
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Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:49 am

With CX announcing that they are cutting service to CPH, does anyone know how well DUB is performing?
 
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Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:19 am

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With CX announcing that they are cutting service to CPH, does anyone know how well DUB is performing?

DUB is in a different league to CPH, IMO - and from what we've heard, DUB is doing well for CX.

Speaking in Dublin on Wednesday, Mr Ginns described advance bookings for the service as “very encouraging”. “We are seeing good loads of both passengers and cargo,” he said. Demand is good both out-bound and in-bound traffic, he added. “The really interesting thing for me has been the level of interest there is from different Asian markets coming into Ireland,” Mr Ginns said.

See: https://www.irishtimes.com/business/tra ... -1.3473754.

CX had all sorts of issues with CPH that they don't have at DUB, like competition from SQ and SK.

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Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:23 am

Belfast City Airport security refit 'cuts wait times

Belfast City Airport has opened a £1.5m refurbishment of its security area that it has said will reduce security waiting times to six minutes.

The investment has seen the introduction of new security lanes, scanning equipment and electronic boarding pass gates.

Mark Beattie, operations director at the airport, said the new system had "received hugely positive feedback".

He said "much of the security process" had now been automated.

"Over the past number of weeks, we've been monitoring passenger flows. We're confident six minutes is the average time it should take to pass through the new security system."

www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-45749196
 
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Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:59 pm

9H-FOX (A343) operating a very heavily delayed EI100 EWR-DUB heading across Irish Midlands now towards Dublin.
 
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Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:34 pm

Skyblue39 wrote:
9H-FOX (A343) operating a very heavily delayed EI100 EWR-DUB heading across Irish Midlands now towards Dublin.


It arrived last night at EWR at 9:15pm EST and took off this morning at 9:27am EST, I assume this was because the crew had to rest? HiFly hardly had a crew waiting in New York for the return. G-POWD a 763 from Titan is currently operating today's EI101, wonder if there will be a similar delay on the return.
 
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Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:22 pm

Well according to the Dublin Airport board, tonight’s departures from EWR & ORD are both cancelled
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Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:46 pm

Swiss expand Cork-Zurich from 3 to 4 weekly (all CS300) next summer and begin a full summer season but looks like there is updating to be done between April/May. 2019 will be a good yer for Cork as things stand. Dublin-Zurich gets some extra freq off peak and a consistent second daily departure time.
 
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Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:11 pm

Nice to see it's possible again to use LX to and from Moscow. I missed being able to use them. Just an enjoyable all round experience. Now if only Austrian would join the battle!
 
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Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:34 pm

eirflot wrote:
Nice to see it's possible again to use LX to and from Moscow. I missed being able to use them. Just an enjoyable all round experience. Now if only Austrian would join the battle!


With Laudamotion starting DUB-VIE daily, along with up to 2x daily on EI.... I really annot see OS entering the fray. Any connections eastbound are covered with LH and LX.
 
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Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:30 pm

I agree that LX / LH cover Eastern Europe and the CIS but not always easily. Better connections through Frankfurt but not a great fan - too many missed connections. Zurich is easier but connections, because of current LX timings, are no great. Maybe the second LX flight might offer more
Austrian has great EE and CIS coverage.
It would be nice to have a star alliance irish carrier!!!
 
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Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:27 am

Talking about the EI brand refresh I hope it's nothing like the latest OS brand refresh. It's bloody awful. The previous brand was super, especially the shades of blue!
 
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Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:48 am

eirflot wrote:
I agree that LX / LH cover Eastern Europe and the CIS but not always easily. Better connections through Frankfurt but not a great fan - too many missed connections. Zurich is easier but connections, because of current LX timings, are no great. Maybe the second LX flight might offer more
Austrian has great EE and CIS coverage.
It would be nice to have a star alliance irish carrier!!!


I'd like to see Austrian here but I can't see it happening. LOT seems much more likely, especially since EI dropped WAW.
 
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Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:54 pm

Air Canada have reduced Vancouver from 5 to 4 and increased Montréal from 4 to 5 weekly next summer.

Other notable schedule changes are Aer Lingus defer MCO/MIA by 90 minutes (16.30dep) in 2019 which should improve connections and American ORD moves to 13.35 departure (08.00 arrival unchanged). ORD change possibly JV related?
 
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Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:45 pm

NiallS wrote:
eirflot wrote:
I agree that LX / LH cover Eastern Europe and the CIS but not always easily. Better connections through Frankfurt but not a great fan - too many missed connections. Zurich is easier but connections, because of current LX timings, are no great. Maybe the second LX flight might offer more
Austrian has great EE and CIS coverage.
It would be nice to have a star alliance irish carrier!!!


I'd like to see Austrian here but I can't see it happening. LOT seems much more likely, especially since EI dropped WAW.


Id love to see LO back I miss that Star option at DUB and used to be a regular on that service with great connections onward.
 
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Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:19 pm

JAmie2k9 wrote:
Air Canada have reduced Vancouver from 5 to 4 and increased Montréal from 4 to 5 weekly next summer.

Other notable schedule changes are Aer Lingus defer MCO/MIA by 90 minutes (16.30dep) in 2019 which should improve connections and American ORD moves to 13.35 departure (08.00 arrival unchanged). ORD change possibly JV related?


The AA ORD flight is now perfectly between both EI flights ex-ORD and ex-DUB, must be future JV planning. Now if only they'd make it year-round!
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Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:34 am

New train service from Derry to Belfast International Airport

Local rail lobby group, ‘Into the West,’ has welcomed the launch of a new ‘Airlink’ ticket which makes the train the cheapest way to get from Derry to Northern Ireland’s busiest airport. Following requests by local campaigners, Translink has now introduced a through-ticketing system that links the railway across Northern Ireland with the bus service between Antrim Train Station and Belfast International Airport.

www.derryjournal.com/news/new-train-ser ... -1-8646297
 
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Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:56 am

Failte Ireland: Tourism ‘will suffer without second Dublin runway’

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/tour ... -vvtsjx2r3
 
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Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:41 am

https://www.dublinairport.com/latest-ne ... ow-service

Dublin Airport Welcomes New Moscow Service.

The daily seasonal service will operate from October 28, 2018 until March 30, 2019.
 
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Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:24 am

Aeroflot launches flights to Dublin

08 October 2018, Moscow – Starting from 28 October 2018, Aeroflot will operate regular flights to Dublin, the capital of Ireland. Daily flights on Airbus A320 aircraft will operate on the following schedules:

Moscow-Dublin (all times local):

- flight SU 2590 will depart Sheremetyevo at 19:20 and arrive in Dublin at 20:45.

- return flight SU 2591 will depart Dublin at 21:45 and arrive at Sheremetyevo at 04:50 +1.

Flights will operate under the winter timetable effective from 28 October 2018 through 30 March 2019.

Vitaly Saveliev, CEO of Aeroflot, said: “Today Aeroflot ranks as a leading global carrier and we continue to expand our international route network. This winter we will open new routes as well as increasing flight frequencies to popular destinations. We are pleased to offer travellers new international destinations as well as additional flights to popular tourist destinations, thus expanding travel options with Aeroflot for both business and leisure travellers.”

Vincent Harrison, Managing Director of Dublin Airport, welcomed the announcement and said the new Aeroflot flight would offer Irish consumers direct connectivity to Russia’s capital and onward connections to many other cities. “There is a strong commercial demand for this new service, as about 44,000 passengers travelled on indirect flights between Ireland and Russia last year.”

Dublin is the capital city of the Republic of Ireland, famous as a cultural centre and renowned for its history and architecture. The city is associated with numerous writers including James Joyce, George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde and Jonathan Swift, while music lovers know it as the hometown of iconic rock band U2. Dublin has been a popular destination among Russian tourists for many years, and its addition to Aeroflot’s route network will boost tourist traffic between the two capitals.

https://www.aeroflot.ru/xx-en/news/61061
 
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Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:24 am

EI121 wrote:
https://www.dublinairport.com/latest-news/detail/dublin-airport-welcomes-new-moscow-service

Dublin Airport Welcomes New Moscow Service.

The daily seasonal service will operate from October 28, 2018 until March 30, 2019.


Why is this only a seasonal winter flight? Surely inbound to Moscow there’d be more tourism during the summer, probably the same to Dublin
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Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:30 pm

Eirules wrote:
EI121 wrote:
https://www.dublinairport.com/latest-news/detail/dublin-airport-welcomes-new-moscow-service

Dublin Airport Welcomes New Moscow Service.

The daily seasonal service will operate from October 28, 2018 until March 30, 2019.


Why is this only a seasonal winter flight? Surely inbound to Moscow there’d be more tourism during the summer, probably the same to Dublin


This would appear to be an error, It will be year round.
 
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Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:54 pm

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Air Canada Rouge reducing Dublin - Vancouver to 4 weekly next summer apparently. It was 5 weekly this year?


Hopefully this will give EI the little bit of encouragement to start Vancouver flights. Large Irish population there and from I heard the Rouge offering is far from good. Defo an opportunity there.
 
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Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:22 pm

I guess laughing YVR has to be balanced against the current SEA route. A lot of Canadians report crossing the border for lower taxes in US airports. Most specifically PDX, of course but SEA to a lesser extent. Could EI feel they cover the Pacific north west sufeciently at SEA, for now?
 
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Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:40 pm

BrianDromey wrote:
I guess laughing YVR has to be balanced against the current SEA route. A lot of Canadians report crossing the border for lower taxes in US airports. Most specifically PDX, of course but SEA to a lesser extent. Could EI feel they cover the Pacific north west sufeciently at SEA, for now?

I would say so. If their DUB-SEA route continues to do well, then they'll probably increase the frequencies on that flight before anything else...
 
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Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:44 pm

Skytrax wrote:
EI321 wrote:
Air Canada Rouge reducing Dublin - Vancouver to 4 weekly next summer apparently. It was 5 weekly this year?


Hopefully this will give EI the little bit of encouragement to start Vancouver flights. Large Irish population there and from I heard the Rouge offering is far from good. Defo an opportunity there.



I don't particularly like flying EI if there are other choices, but I made the cardinal sin of flying BA from DUB to YVR last week on business, ClubEurope to LHR and F to YVR, it was far from great but the return from YVR to LHR was shockingly poor - I have learned my lesson and if Air Canada are not available then it's going to have to be a case of considering EI to SEA and hop over to YVR (the seaplanes looked like fun). That said, the Club Europe legs from DUB/LHR/DUB were actually very good although the BA First lounge at LHR T3 was laughable, we left the stale M&S sandwich seconds and went to the Qantas First Lounge - now that IS a Lounge.

I'd post some pics but I'm afraid I haven't been able to figure out how that works here :cry:
 
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Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:06 am

Ticketyboo wrote:
Skytrax wrote:
EI321 wrote:
Air Canada Rouge reducing Dublin - Vancouver to 4 weekly next summer apparently. It was 5 weekly this year?


Hopefully this will give EI the little bit of encouragement to start Vancouver flights. Large Irish population there and from I heard the Rouge offering is far from good. Defo an opportunity there.



I don't particularly like flying EI if there are other choices, but I made the cardinal sin of flying BA from DUB to YVR last week on business, ClubEurope to LHR and F to YVR, it was far from great but the return from YVR to LHR was shockingly poor - I have learned my lesson and if Air Canada are not available then it's going to have to be a case of considering EI to SEA and hop over to YVR (the seaplanes looked like fun). That said, the Club Europe legs from DUB/LHR/DUB were actually very good although the BA First lounge at LHR T3 was laughable, we left the stale M&S sandwich seconds and went to the Qantas First Lounge - now that IS a Lounge.

I'd post some pics but I'm afraid I haven't been able to figure out how that works here :cry:


Did you arrive at T5? You could've used the Concorde room, at least that’s on the level of Qantas/Cathay’s lounges. Galleries First lounges are a joke.
 
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Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:59 am

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Translink has now introduced a through-ticketing system that links the railway across Northern Ireland with the bus service between Antrim Train Station and Belfast International Airport.


So a database change, versus reinstating the rail spur to the airport...
 
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Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:49 am

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That said, the Club Europe legs from DUB/LHR/DUB were actually very good


Im actually liking the CE product DUB-LHR although I flew BHD-LHR the other day and it was a bit bland what was offered. It lacked taste.



Image
 
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Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:37 pm

Aer Lingus have changed there seat offering on T.A by adding a "front seat"

Standard
Standard +
Front
Priority
Exit

Tops marks for creativeness but I think its to far, what next a Front + and Front or Business + and Business :)
 
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Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:35 pm

JAmie2k9 wrote:
Aer Lingus have changed there seat offering on T.A by adding a "front seat"

Standard
Standard +
Front
Priority
Exit

Tops marks for creativeness but I think its to far, what next a Front + and Front or Business + and Business :)


Well on BA you already have to pay for advance seats in Club World unless you're on a Flex ticket or have OneWorld status, so it wouldn't surprise me to see this on EI, those throne seats could surely command a premium.
 
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Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:30 pm

alancostello wrote:
Ticketyboo wrote:
Skytrax wrote:

Hopefully this will give EI the little bit of encouragement to start Vancouver flights. Large Irish population there and from I heard the Rouge offering is far from good. Defo an opportunity there.



I don't particularly like flying EI if there are other choices, but I made the cardinal sin of flying BA from DUB to YVR last week on business, ClubEurope to LHR and F to YVR, it was far from great but the return from YVR to LHR was shockingly poor - I have learned my lesson and if Air Canada are not available then it's going to have to be a case of considering EI to SEA and hop over to YVR (the seaplanes looked like fun). That said, the Club Europe legs from DUB/LHR/DUB were actually very good although the BA First lounge at LHR T3 was laughable, we left the stale M&S sandwich seconds and went to the Qantas First Lounge - now that IS a Lounge.

I'd post some pics but I'm afraid I haven't been able to figure out how that works here :cry:


Did you arrive at T5? You could've used the Concorde room, at least that’s on the level of Qantas/Cathay’s lounges. Galleries First lounges are a joke.


We used the Concord room on the return leg, it's not bad but the lavatories are really shabby, in a generally less than stellar state. Used Dublin Platinum services outbound and return and they were exemplified as always.
 
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Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:33 pm

OA260 wrote:
Ticketyboo wrote:
That said, the Club Europe legs from DUB/LHR/DUB were actually very good


Im actually liking the CE product DUB-LHR although I flew BHD-LHR the other day and it was a bit bland what was offered. It lacked taste.



Image


Club Europe is a genuinely nice product, better even than LH Business, I hope that they don't mess with it. Back to reality this week and EI to MUC.
 
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Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:21 am

WestJet announce Dublin to Calgary from 01 June 3 weekly using B789

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... ce-in-s19/

eff 01JUN19 Calgary – Dublin (New route, 3 weekly; 2 weekly from 11SEP19)
WS006 YYC2045 – 1138+1DUB 789 367
WS005 DUB1345 – 1505YYC 789 147
 
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Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:55 am

Very nice! That'll be three separate routes they'll have to DUB, after YYT and YYZ.
 
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Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:25 am

EI121 wrote:
WestJet announce Dublin to Calgary from 01 June 3 weekly using B789

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... ce-in-s19/

eff 01JUN19 Calgary – Dublin (New route, 3 weekly; 2 weekly from 11SEP19)
WS006 YYC2045 – 1138+1DUB 789 367
WS005 DUB1345 – 1505YYC 789 147


Great addition. Calgary is a fantastic start point for the Rockies, Banff etc. The growth of Canadian routes over the last few years is amazing, probably not too many more new routes left. I just hope the route is more reliable than their less than stellar 767 services to LGW last summer
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Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:51 am

Are there any stats out there for TATL travel? Would be interesting to see how DUB stacks up against the rest of Europe. I've seen it mentioned that it's the 5th biggest hub but never any hard figures.

Off the top of my head that's at least 5 more TATL routes for next year (MSP, YUL, DFW, YHM and now YYC) and hopefully plenty more to come once EI get their new planes
 
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Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:56 am

New September Record As Dublin Airport Welcomes 2.9 Million Passengers

More than 2.9 million passengers passed through Dublin Airport last month, a 7% increase on last year, making it the busiest September in the airport’s 78-year history.

Passenger numbers to and from continental Europe increased by 8% with almost 1.6 million passengers travelling to and from European destinations during the month. Just over, 821,000 passengers travelled to and from UK destinations in September, which was a 1% increase over the same period last year.

Transatlantic traffic to North America increased by 13% in September, as almost 426,000 passengers travelled on this route sector last month.

Almost 90,000 passengers travelled to the Middle East, North Africa and Asia Pacific region, an increase of 18% when compared to last year. The number of passengers taking domestic flights increased by 24%, with more than 9,300 people travelling on domestic routes last month.

www.dublinairport.com/latest-news/detai ... passengers
 
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Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:10 am

Great to have a nonstop Dublin - Calgary added!! Should do well.... and cool to have WS B789 on the route too!
 
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Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:31 am

CFNFlyer wrote:
Are there any stats out there for TATL travel? Would be interesting to see how DUB stacks up against the rest of Europe. I've seen it mentioned that it's the 5th biggest hub but never any hard figures.

Off the top of my head that's at least 5 more TATL routes for next year (MSP, YUL, DFW, YHM and now YYC) and hopefully plenty more to come once EI get their new planes


5th largest is more less marketing speak and true but it depends how you analysis it:

10 Year Stats:
2008 - 1.7 million (+14%)
2009 - 1.6 million (-8%) - EI Cuts
2010 - 1.4 million (-8%) - EI Cuts
2011 - 1.5 million (+5%) - EI Started to look towards T/A again
2012 - 1.6 million (+5%)
2013 - 1.9 million (+13%)
2014 - 2.1 million (+14%)
2015 - 2.5 million (+17%)
2016 - 2.9 million (+16%)
2017 - 3.5 million (+20%)
2018 - 3.07 million (Jan-Sep) - Estimate 3.95-4.0m for 2018.
 
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Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:25 pm

Just some useless trivia on the back of the WS announcement: YYC-DUB was last operated by Flyglobespan in the summer seasons of 2008 and 2009. It was a once-weekly service operated by 763s.
 
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Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:10 pm

Speaking of Westjet , what a brilliant livery ... something similar on EI would be brilliant . Hopefully EI are using the same branding agency
 
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Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:20 pm

https://www.dublinairport.com/latest-ne ... to-calgary

WestJet To Operate Route With Dreamliner 787 Aircraft

Dublin Airport welcomes today’s announcement by Canadian airline WestJet that it will launch a new direct Dublin-Calgary service next summer.

The new route will operate three days per week with a Boeing Dreamliner 787 aircraft and will be the only direct scheduled service between the two cities. WestJet’s new Calgary service will also offer potential onward connections to 24 destinations including Vancouver and Las Vegas.

“It’s great to see yet another Canadian destination added to the growing Dublin Airport network, and to see WestJet expand its operations in Ireland.” said Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison. “Calgary, which has about the population as Dublin, is a youthful vibrant city, and is also a natural base for exploring the breath-taking Canadian Rockies,” Mr Harrison added.

“Today’s announcement marks the start of another exciting chapter in the history of WestJet,” said Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO. “As the only airline flying non-stop between Dublin and Calgary, Canada we are extremely proud to make this connection so that family, friends and business travellers alike can benefit from WestJet’s enhanced presence in Ireland. We look forward to welcoming our Irish guests on board our new WestJet Dreamliner in 2019.”

Mr Harrison said Dublin Airport would work closely with WestJet to promote the new route and to grow passenger numbers and trade and tourism links between the two cities. Already, about 21,000 people per year travel between Dublin and Calgary on indirect air services.

WestJet, which is Canada’s second largest airline, is headquartered in Calgary and operates about 725 daily flights to 105 destinations. Last year it carried more than 24 million passengers. Dublin was WestJet’s first ever transatlantic destination, as the airline launched its Dublin-St John’s Newfoundland service in the summer of 2014.

The new Dublin-Calgary route will operate from Dublin three times per week on Sunday, Monday, and Thursday. Flights will depart at 13:45 and arrive in Calgary at 15:05. The return flights will depart Calgary on Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday at 20:45 and arrive in Dublin at 11:38 the following day.

All flights will operate on WestJet’s new 787-9 aircraft, featuring 320 seats in a three-class configuration, including Business, Premium Economy, and Economy sections.

Calgary will be one of six Canadian destinations served directly from Dublin Airport next summer; joining Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver, St John’s and Hamilton, Ontario. Dublin Airport will also have direct services to 18 destinations in the United States next year as part of its largest ever transatlantic offering.

Calgary, which hosted the Winter Olympics in 1988, is Canada’s fourth largest city. It was recently named the fourth “most liveable” city in the world by The Economist magazine and has a thriving restaurant and entertainment scene. Calgary is located just one hour’s drive from Banff National Park in the Rockies and is also home to the Calgary Stampede, which is the largest outdoor event in the world attracting more than one million people to the city every summer.

Ireland and Canada have strong and enduring cultural and business links. About 14% of Canada’s population is of Irish descent and more than 70 Canadian firms have businesses in Ireland, employing a total of more than 13,000 people.

Almost 24.2 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport in the first nine months of the year, a 6% increase when compared to the same period last year. Dublin Airport has welcomed an extra 1.4 million passengers in the first nine months of the year.
 
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Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:23 pm

New upcoming services at DUB:

28OCT - SU - Moscow SVO
28OCT - OE - Vienna
28OCT - FR - Frankfurt
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28OCT - EI - London City
08DEC - OE - Innsbruck
22DEC - EI - Salzburg

31MAR - DY - Toronto/Hamilton
31MAR - TP - Lisbon
02APR - FR - Southend
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