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Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:23 pm

Aviation Regular have published proposed capital upgrade of DUB costing around €1.7 billion. Masterpan (pg106).

https://www.aviationreg.ie/_fileupload/ ... 020%20.pdf

Thew new Pier 5 and CBP notes
* New Pier 5 consisting of 3 floors
- Ground (6 bus loungers with direct access to arriving transfer/immigration
- First - 8 gates accessed by CBP or non CBP - note each gate has seperate access so no closure of sections of the pier like at Pier 4 (around 420-424 today)
- Second - Arrivals (and non CBP departure corridor to access First floor)

* US-CBP Expanded
- Allow US flights operate from pier 3/4/5 from the current facility at pier 4. Pier 5 will be a direct link while pier 3 will be sealed busing to CBP zone until a future direct link is established if required.

Also new loungers, fast track, T1 security move, car park, car rental facilities and expanding of pier 1, remote stands and underpass across 16/34.
 
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Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:42 pm

BestWestern wrote:
Dublin Beijing with Hainan for €380. But for the pollution, Beijing is a must see.

https://www.secretflying.com/posts/dubl ... roundtrip/


I was working in Beijing late September, 7 days and no visible pollution, fabulous weather and an incredible city - love visiting China. I don't care much for Hainan personally, I went with EK as I do on all my trips to Singapore & China. I did a little video of the outbound trip https://youtu.be/l_0f9oUhTK8
 
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Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:22 pm

Ticketyboo wrote:
BestWestern wrote:
Dublin Beijing with Hainan for €380. But for the pollution, Beijing is a must see.

https://www.secretflying.com/posts/dubl ... roundtrip/


I was working in Beijing late September, 7 days and no visible pollution, fabulous weather and an incredible city - love visiting China. I don't care much for Hainan personally, I went with EK as I do on all my trips to Singapore & China. I did a little video of the outbound trip https://youtu.be/l_0f9oUhTK8


Having lived in China / HK for a decade, Beijing is a gamble for pollution. When you have blue skies, the city is stunning. HK is somewhat better, but has its moments.
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Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:48 am

Cargo jet makes emergency landing at Shannon Airport after crew forced to shut down one of the engines

United Parcel Service (UPS) flight UPS-209 was travelling from Philadelphia in the US to Cologne in Germany when the crew issued a Mayday radio distress call

United Parcel Service (UPS) flight UPS-209 was travelling from Philadelphia in the US to Cologne in Germany when the crew issued a Mayday radio distress call

www.thesun.ie/news/3405723/jet-emergenc ... t-engines/

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Ryanair welcome its eight millionth passenger to Ireland West Airport Knock

Published: Monday, 19 November 2018 07:22
Ireland West Airport has announced that on Friday 16th November 2018, Ryanair welcomed its 8 millionth passenger on flights to/from the airport. Irene Brady from Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon, who was travelling to Liverpool was the lucky 8 millionth Ryanair passenger and to mark the occasion was presented with a pair of return flights to Ryanairs newest destination, Cologne, from Ireland West Airport.

www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/news/2755 ... port-knock
 
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Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:52 am

Ticketyboo wrote:
BestWestern wrote:
Dublin Beijing with Hainan for €380. But for the pollution, Beijing is a must see.

https://www.secretflying.com/posts/dubl ... roundtrip/


I was working in Beijing late September, 7 days and no visible pollution, fabulous weather and an incredible city - love visiting China. I don't care much for Hainan personally, I went with EK as I do on all my trips to Singapore & China. I did a little video of the outbound trip https://youtu.be/l_0f9oUhTK8


Very nice video - thanks for posting!!
Really nice to see the EK up-front offering from Dublin.
 
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Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:53 am

T2 Welcomes 80M Passengers Since Opening Eight Years Ago

Dublin Airport passenger numbers are up 60% since T2 opened in 2010

Dublin Airport’s Terminal 2 (T2) has welcomed more than 80 million passengers since it opened eight years ago on November 19, 2010.

Home to Aer Lingus, Emirates, Delta Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines and Norwegian, the multiple award-winning passenger terminal facilitates flights to 94 destinations - 60 European, 14 in Britain, 17 in North America, one in the Middle East, and two in Ireland.

www.dublinairport.com/latest-news/detai ... -years-ago
 
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Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:36 pm

Ryanair announce Dublin to Kiev Borispol, from 2nd May 2019. (2 weekly on Thursday and Sunday).

Available for booking on www.ryanair.com
 
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Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:48 pm

Skyblue39 wrote:
Ryanair announce Dublin to Kiev Borispol, from 2nd May 2019. (2 weekly on Thursday and Sunday).

Available for booking on http://www.ryanair.com

Nice to see more expansion from FR & a new destination added but hopefully this won’t put Ukraine International off starting their rumored DUB flight.
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Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:38 pm

Skyblue39 wrote:
Ryanair announce Dublin to Kiev Borispol, from 2nd May 2019. (2 weekly on Thursday and Sunday).

Available for booking on http://www.ryanair.com


Fantastic route addition by FR

Any news on the arrangements to transfer passengers to transatlantic flights with EI at Dub ?
 
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Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:50 pm

Great route by Ryanair.

Does Turkey and Europe have openskies? I’m still wondering why Ryanair haven’t tapped into what must be Europe’s biggest diaspora flow Germany - Turkey.
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Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:52 pm

It has taken a long time to get a direct flight to Kiev. I remember all the combinations I used to have to use in the good old days
It would be nice to see UIA in Dublin. I remember flying on UIA painted aircratt with EI interiors - not a great colour combination
 
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Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:18 pm

Shannon has direct flights to Kiev years ago . Usually every day
 
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Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:41 pm

Yes With the old Ukraine Airlines - sometimes a ty154 or their il62. They were fun trips.
Sometimes the il62 would require all the runway just to get airborne - just!!!
 
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Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:03 pm

Yes, I remember that sometimes the flight originated in Lviv with a stop in KBP and then headed onto JFK after a stop in SNN.
 
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Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:46 pm

OA260 wrote:
T2 Welcomes 80M Passengers Since Opening Eight Years Ago

Dublin Airport passenger numbers are up 60% since T2 opened in 2010

Dublin Airport’s Terminal 2 (T2) has welcomed more than 80 million passengers since it opened eight years ago on November 19, 2010.

Home to Aer Lingus, Emirates, Delta Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines and Norwegian, the multiple award-winning passenger terminal facilitates flights to 94 destinations - 60 European, 14 in Britain, 17 in North America, one in the Middle East, and two in Ireland.

http://www.dublinairport.com/latest-new ... -years-ago


3 in the Middle East surely, or have I missed something?
 
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Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:50 pm

Yes, the other two are in T1
 
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Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:53 pm

Ticketyboo wrote:
OA260 wrote:
T2 Welcomes 80M Passengers Since Opening Eight Years Ago

Dublin Airport passenger numbers are up 60% since T2 opened in 2010

Dublin Airport’s Terminal 2 (T2) has welcomed more than 80 million passengers since it opened eight years ago on November 19, 2010.

Home to Aer Lingus, Emirates, Delta Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines and Norwegian, the multiple award-winning passenger terminal facilitates flights to 94 destinations - 60 European, 14 in Britain, 17 in North America, one in the Middle East, and two in Ireland.

http://www.dublinairport.com/latest-new ... -years-ago


3 in the Middle East surely, or have I missed something?


Woops, my bad, the others are T1. It’s truly impressive given the population of our Island!
 
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Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:55 pm

LH982 wrote:
Yes, the other two are in T1


Sorry, too much Weiss Beer tonight. :roll:
 
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Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:16 pm

Skyblue39 wrote:
Ryanair announce Dublin to Kiev Borispol, from 2nd May 2019. (2 weekly on Thursday and Sunday).

Available for booking on http://www.ryanair.com


Great news, are they going to launch Lviv at some stage? Hopefully UIA still launch the Kiev route in the future.
 
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Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:43 pm

I don’t think UIA will be bothered by the new FR flight ... they have a hub feeding onto Dubai etc ... plenty of room for both airlines
 
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Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:37 pm

Security firm to recruit 50 staff in bid to tackle Belfast airport queues

bosses at Belfast International Airport have blamed staff shortages for the ongoing long delays at security.

The airport said there were 50 job vacancies and pay had been improved to try and get more people to apply for the positions - but they still needed to be trained.

When asked how long they expect recruitment and training to take, in order to speed up the security process, both the airport and the private contractor responsible did not respond.

https://m.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/busine ... 49637.html

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Video: Belfast City Airport £15M upgrade complete

https://m.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/video- ... 48142.html

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Some sad but not unexpected news :

Bombardier to cut almost 500 Belfast jobs in blow to Northern Ireland economy

Company says decision to help ensure long-term competitiveness

Bombardier in Belfast is set to shed more than 10% of its workforce with 490 workers at the aerospace manufacturer facing redundancy, it has emerged.

It's understood that further jobs among agency workers and contractors may also be hit, beyond the 490 jobs of full-time, direct employees.

The transport company employs around 70,000 globally and announced two weeks ago that 5,000 jobs would be cut.

https://m.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/busine ... 51345.html
 
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Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:15 pm

Are parts for the Q400 made in BHD?
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Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:58 pm

I know it's early days but anyone know what the loads are like on Aeroflot to Moscow?
Thanks
 
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Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:09 am

Question for y'all relating to the new AA service from DFW to DUB.
Looking at AA online booking engine the following message appears (in green!!) for flights on the new nonstop route.
"Flight subject to government/regulatory approval. Service between DFW and DUB is subject to government approval. Service between DUB and DFW is subject to government approval."
No further details on the AA website, and when I called AA was told if I booked flights, and they did not operate, bookings would be protected on an alternate routing or fare refunded.
Is there an issue with the proposed flights with either US or Irish government (or both)?
 
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Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:38 am

Astronomer claims to have solved the mystery surrounding Dublin Airport's 'UFO'

You're not going to believe this

Speculation has been rife surrounding the mystery of the 'UFO' that was spotted at Dublin Airport this week.

Dublin Live has been inundated with theories on what the strange unidentified light in the sky is.


It appeared when a woman was at the plane hub on Sunday morning.

www.dublinlive.ie/news/dublin-news/astr ... g-15448070

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Belfast International Airport incident could have been "catastrophic"

A serious incident at a Belfast airport in July last year could have been catastrophic", according to a report.

On July 21 2017, a plane destined for Corfu failed to accelerate at the necessary speed and struck an approach light at the end of a runway.


The Canadian Boeing 737, owned by Sunwing Airlines, was taking off from Belfast International Airport taking holidaymakers to Greece at around 3.45pm.

www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news ... d-15448264
 
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Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:54 am

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Are parts for the Q400 made in BHD?


Yes; centre-fuselage, wing control surfaces, main gear fairings, engine nacelles.

Well, technically at Queen's Island not EGAC itself.
 
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Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:29 am

IrishTexan wrote:
Question for y'all relating to the new AA service from DFW to DUB.
Looking at AA online booking engine the following message appears (in green!!) for flights on the new nonstop route.
"Flight subject to government/regulatory approval. Service between DFW and DUB is subject to government approval. Service between DUB and DFW is subject to government approval."
No further details on the AA website, and when I called AA was told if I booked flights, and they did not operate, bookings would be protected on an alternate routing or fare refunded.
Is there an issue with the proposed flights with either US or Irish government (or both)?


US carriers always put this notice up for new T/A routes. Its just a formallity nothing to worry about. Usually removed a few months out. Not come accross it with most Europeans carriers.
 
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Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:23 pm

Westjet have announced new daily seasonal service from Dublin to Halifax begining 29 April.

https://worldairlinenews.com/2018/11/22 ... m-halifax/
 
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Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:28 pm

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Westjet have announced new daily seasonal service from Dublin to Halifax begining 29 April.

https://worldairlinenews.com/2018/11/22 ... m-halifax/


What they didn't announce is they're dropping St. John's-Dublin.

I bet folks in YYT are thrilled that WS have gone from two daily transatlantic flights (DUB and LGW) to zero in the span of two years...I bet AC are thrilled too now that they have YYT-Europe all to themselves again.

This announcement deserves its own thread.
 
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Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:50 pm

JAmie2k9 wrote:
IrishTexan wrote:
Question for y'all relating to the new AA service from DFW to DUB.
Looking at AA online booking engine the following message appears (in green!!) for flights on the new nonstop route.
"Flight subject to government/regulatory approval. Service between DFW and DUB is subject to government approval. Service between DUB and DFW is subject to government approval."
No further details on the AA website, and when I called AA was told if I booked flights, and they did not operate, bookings would be protected on an alternate routing or fare refunded.
Is there an issue with the proposed flights with either US or Irish government (or both)?


US carriers always put this notice up for new T/A routes. Its just a formallity nothing to worry about. Usually removed a few months out. Not come accross it with most Europeans carriers.

Thanks for that. Cool beans. Now just hoping the route will be successful enough to become more than a summer seasonal service.
 
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Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:13 pm

I wonder if Westjet is proactively moving to Halifax to discourage EI from launching a Halifax - DUB route ... Halifax makes a lot of sense for EI
 
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Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:24 pm

That's going to be a pretty impressive operation by Westjet to DUB next Summer: 789 to YYC, 7M8 to YYZ and YHZ. Next summer is shaping up nicely!
 
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Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:11 pm

Aer Lingus is making DUB-SCQ daily in S19

http://santiagoaeropuerto.com/aer-lingu ... o-y-dublin

I wonder why they don't allow connections in DUB for this flight.
 
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Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:41 pm

Will the new westjet flight be Dublin-halifax-toronto or 2 seperate flights
 
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Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:35 pm

WestJet drop both Toronto and St. John’s.
The new Halifax flight terminates in Halifax.
The Toronto market was becoming too full, especially now the Norwegian will start Hamilton in May, along with EI/AC/TS widebody to YYZ.
WestJet can route Western Canadian traffic through Calgary onto Dublin and eastern traffic through Halifax onto Dublin.
 
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Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:22 pm

Skyblue39 wrote:
Ryanair announce Dublin to Kiev Borispol, from 2nd May 2019. (2 weekly on Thursday and Sunday).

Available for booking on http://www.ryanair.com


Hopefully doesn't deter Ukraine Airlines from starting a route, they have some great deals on Bangkok and Beijing, never actually flown with them but they always come up far cheaper than the ME3 when looking at flights
 
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Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:16 am

SCQ83 wrote:
Aer Lingus is making DUB-SCQ daily in S19

http://santiagoaeropuerto.com/aer-lingu ... o-y-dublin

I wonder why they don't allow connections in DUB for this flight.


Really a question of matching resources with demand. They regularly review connections and usually swap under performing ones with new ones. BIO/TLS are just two new additions this winter for example.
 
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Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:00 am

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I wonder if Westjet is proactively moving to Halifax to discourage EI from launching a Halifax - DUB route ... Halifax makes a lot of sense for EI

Halifax was under serious consideration by Aer Lingus a few years ago, two A320s they'd recently taken delivery of at the time were believed to be capable but nothing ever came of it.
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Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:42 am

JAmie2k9 wrote:
SCQ83 wrote:
Aer Lingus is making DUB-SCQ daily in S19

http://santiagoaeropuerto.com/aer-lingu ... o-y-dublin

I wonder why they don't allow connections in DUB for this flight.


Really a question of matching resources with demand. They regularly review connections and usually swap under performing ones with new ones. BIO/TLS are just two new additions this winter for example.


What do you mean? Underperforming routes on O&D are added connections so the route survives?

It is a pity, because SCQ does only have hub connections with Iberia (MAD) and Lufthansa (FRA/MUC/ZRH), which for the US always involve a back-track due to its Atlantic location. So DUB would be a very welcomed addition in terms of geography and choice. There is a relatively important VFR Galician community around NYC, so those connections to the Northeast (which I see is what is offered from BIO: New England, NYC and ORD) would work. It is common for IB to use their A321s in MAD-SCQ-MAD in summer peak for rotations that match the connections to the Americas... and whenever I have taken those flights you can hear a lot of American English (tourists)... often mixed with Galician (VFR).

In any case, I am pleasantly surprised about the evolution of this route. There are not really many links between Ireland and Galicia (in terms of business, VFR) other than the Camino being quite popular for Irish tourists (I think there are - in total numbers - more Irish than British) and your Spanish students going to Ireland for English courses. Yet EI is now year-round and going daily in summer solely on point-to-point traffic. And as you know, EI is not Ryanair that will fill a Ciudad Real - Dublin giving away tickets at 10 euros (which btw is what FR used to do in the now suspended DUB - VGO route down the road).
 
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Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:16 am

SCQ83 wrote:
JAmie2k9 wrote:
SCQ83 wrote:
Aer Lingus is making DUB-SCQ daily in S19

http://santiagoaeropuerto.com/aer-lingu ... o-y-dublin

I wonder why they don't allow connections in DUB for this flight.


Really a question of matching resources with demand. They regularly review connections and usually swap under performing ones with new ones. BIO/TLS are just two new additions this winter for example.


What do you mean? Underperforming routes on O&D are added connections so the route survives?

It is a pity, because SCQ does only have hub connections with Iberia (MAD) and Lufthansa (FRA/MUC/ZRH), which for the US always involve a back-track due to its Atlantic location. So DUB would be a very welcomed addition in terms of geography and choice. There is a relatively important VFR Galician community around NYC, so those connections to the Northeast (which I see is what is offered from BIO: New England, NYC and ORD) would work. It is common for IB to use their A321s in MAD-SCQ-MAD in summer peak for rotations that match the connections to the Americas... and whenever I have taken those flights you can hear a lot of American English (tourists)... often mixed with Galician (VFR).

In any case, I am pleasantly surprised about the evolution of this route. There are not really many links between Ireland and Galicia (in terms of business, VFR) other than the Camino being quite popular for Irish tourists (I think there are - in total numbers - more Irish than British) and your Spanish students going to Ireland for English courses. Yet EI is now year-round and going daily in summer solely on point-to-point traffic. And as you know, EI is not Ryanair that will fill a Ciudad Real - Dublin giving away tickets at 10 euros (which btw is what FR used to do in the now suspended DUB - VGO route down the road).


Any connections must be back in DUB aroind 14.30-15.00 and there is only a certain amount of short haul aircraft available. They review schedules regularly and yes in somw cases where short haul routes O&D traffic is under pressure and there is potential to gain transit traffic they may adjust accordingly. If they also see other trends between US and Europe they may also adjust if it makes commercial sense. EI put a lot of effort into schedules unlike certain low cost operators.

Bilbao first operated in winter last year, this year they have increased it and are offering T/A connections. This is likely to increase overall numbers on the service off season.
 
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Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:54 am

Dublin Airport in bid to raise its passenger cap from 32m to 35m

Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) has entered preliminary discussions with the Republic's planning authorities about raising the cap on the number of passengers it can handle from 32 million to 35 million.

The construction of the airport's Terminal 2, which opened a decade ago, was subject to a planning condition that included the current maximum number of passengers that could use the airport.

According to the NI Statistics and Research Agency's (Nisra) air passenger flow report, 990,000 passengers from Northern Ireland used the airport in 2016, falling to to 950,000 in 2017.

But Dublin Airport, which is led by Dalton Philips, has said its data suggests there were just under 1.2 million travellers from over the border.

https://m.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/busine ... 56459.html
 
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Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:54 pm

I had the (mis)fortune to travel through the Ryanair pier of Dublin airport last Wednesday morning, (in the 6:30 tranche of early morning flights).

The speaker system in that pier is woeful as is any staff member's capacity to use it. Unfortunately it didn't stop them from trying, with one announcement pretty much cutting off the one before it for the full hour I was in the place.

Is there anything to be said for a "quiet terminal"? One where someone might snip a few wires to the speakers and just help a brother out?! There's no need for that kind of carry on at 5:30 in the morning!
 
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Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:17 pm

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Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) has entered preliminary discussions with the Republic's planning authorities about raising the cap on the number of passengers it can handle from 32 million to 35 million.


Typical corporate arrogance; consider themselves so important that they can negotiate un-negotiables. No doubt they'll make veiled threats about negative impact to the economy if they're not allowed to bully their way through.

Hopefully they'll be told "yes, you can apply for a higher cap once you demolish Terminal 2 and submit another planning application".
 
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Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:42 am

An issue with the @IAApress radar system @DublinAirport means that flight operations have had to be temporarily suspended. We will continue to keep passengers updated with information via our social media channels & on our website.

www.twitter.com/dublinairport
 
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Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:59 am

Airport reopen but significant delays and some diversions including DL from JFK gone to SNN
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Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:28 pm

Roughly How much planes use the south gates at dublin airport in the peak summer season
 
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Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:18 pm

'We are deeply saddened' - Man (60s) dies in workplace accident at Dublin Airport

A man, believed to be in his 60s, has died today following an accident at Dublin Airport.

It is understood that the man, who was a Swissport employee, was taken to hospital following his accident, which occurred at around 10.30am this morning.

The man was taken to Beaumont Hospital with serious injuries and was later pronounced dead.

A garda spokesman said gardaí, the Health and Safety Authority and Dublin Airport authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

www.independent.ie/irish-news/we-are-de ... 61318.html
 
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Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:04 pm

ELBOB wrote:
Typical corporate arrogance; consider themselves so important that they can negotiate un-negotiables. No doubt they'll make veiled threats about negative impact to the economy if they're not allowed to bully their way through.

Hopefully they'll be told "yes, you can apply for a higher cap once you demolish Terminal 2 and submit another planning application".


If you want someone to blame, how about blaming the multinational businesses that have set up in Ireland over the last 20 years. They could have set up near Cork or Shannon, but they all chose Dublin. The reason for that is because Dublin is the capital and has always been the most important city in Ireland when it comes to business and tourism. Why has that been the case? Well, we can go back into history and blame those people for making Dublin the capital.

The point I am making here is that Dublin Airport needs to have the cap raised, because it is the single most important point of entry into the country. Preventing people from being able to enter via Dublin when they want to go to Dublin will have an economic impact on the nation as a whole.

I don't work for DAA or the airlines (yet, I am still waiting to be hired in Ireland, but looks like I'll have to leave and go abroad) but it's quite obvious that it is not "typical corporate arrogance" at play here by the DAA. The reality is that passenger numbers have expanded more than expected and changes need to be made to deal with the reality of the situation. For Ireland!
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Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:05 pm

EU airport baggage rules to cost regional airports at least €14m

New security regulation to come into force in 2020

New EU rules requiring tougher security screening of air travellers’ baggage will cost the Republic’s regional airports at least €14 million.

The new regulations demand that, by 2020, airport screening systems for baggage that passengers check in must match detection levels similar to medical CAT scans, which produce more detailed images than X-rays.

Installing the equipment needed to scan the baggage will cost Donegal, Kerry, Knock and Shannon airports a total of €14.3 million.

www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-a ... 3?mode=amp

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