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Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:37 pm

I wonder why that new A330 is not being stored in DUB or SNN after the work in Brussels is completed, there is plenty of space and EI staff could carry out any necessary tasks or training on it in the run up to it entering revenue service. Lower parking charges elsewhere perhaps?
 
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Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:38 pm

Cathay's return on March 28th confirmed, 4x per week:

https://www.irishtimes.com/business/tra ... -1.4149416
 
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Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:56 pm

EI321 wrote:
Cathay's return on March 28th confirmed, 4x per week:

https://www.irishtimes.com/business/tra ... -1.4149416


Fantastic news, hurrah
 
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Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:32 am

Galwayman wrote:
EI321 wrote:
Cathay's return on March 28th confirmed, 4x per week:

https://www.irishtimes.com/business/tra ... -1.4149416


Fantastic news, hurrah


I never doubted it. Having used it several times, it was always rammed. That leads to the real follow on question, what’s Hainan doing? They still hold slots, still appear as a carrier operating in DUB on the airport’s website (and that’s despite the list of being updated a couple of times since).

On an unrelated topic, anyone know if the new economy interior on the A321LR will find its way into the rest of the fleet?
 
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Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:59 am

Excellent news about Cathay! I had pretty much given up on it, due to the cutbacks in other routes. Glad to know it will be back.
 
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Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:19 am

EI321 wrote:
Cathay's return on March 28th confirmed, 4x per week:

https://www.irishtimes.com/business/tra ... -1.4149416


Hilarious picture choice in that article! I mean, really Irish Times, really? :)
I do enjoy a spot of flying, especially when it's not in economy!
 
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Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:30 am

Ah yes, I remember that; they really could have picked a better one!

Hopefully things are settling down in HK now.
 
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Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:16 am

RTE Nationwide will run the last of the series of programmes on Irish aviation on Monday next, displaced by election coverage. This deals with the Shannon / Foynes story. Programmes one and two covered Dublin and Women in aviation.

It was a bit annoying to keep hearing that the first flight from Dublin Airport was 80 years ago, that completely ignored prior use as an RAF training base from 1918.
 
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Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:23 am

New flights from Teesside to Dublin and Belfast City being announced today. Airline is Eastern Airways
When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
 
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Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:38 am

Ireland leading the world in the high-flying aviation sector
Ireland is a global aviation finance powerhouse thanks to our favourable tax regime and an unsurpassed talent pool

It is estimated that Ireland commands a 60 per cent share of the global leasing market, with more than 50 aircraft leasing companies including 14 of the world’s top 15 lessors based here.

www.irishtimes.com/special-reports/avia ... 5?mode=amp

 
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Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:42 am

EI321 wrote:
Cathay's return on March 28th confirmed, 4x per week:

https://www.irishtimes.com/business/tra ... -1.4149416


Wonderful news. I hope they have a great summer season. CX are due a break, with the ongoing political situation and the threat of Coronavirus in the area the cards have been stacked against them.

In any case, congrats CX and DUB and "Gong hei fat choy"
 
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Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:22 pm

Just booked Cathay for DUB-HKG in August for €580 return. Fare is not too bad at all.

Per other threads on this forum, FlyBE with Eastern today announced Teeside-DUB eff 09MAR.

EGYPTAIR using MS775/MS776 flight numbers on Cairo-Dublin route. Fares not yet loaded though. Only appeared in the MS timetable during the week.
 
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Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:21 pm

Egyptair IATA fares Ex DUB have been loaded in GDS systems for a few days now . IIRC lowest fare showing is €131 plus taxes .
 
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Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:58 pm

EI321 wrote:
I wonder why that new A330 is not being stored in DUB or SNN after the work in Brussels is completed, there is plenty of space and EI staff could carry out any necessary tasks or training on it in the run up to it entering revenue service. Lower parking charges elsewhere perhaps?


The weather is certainly better in Malta so less corrosion and weather proofing might be a factor, or the parking fees might be significantly cheaper, or maybe EI haven’t even accepted delivery yet if it is leased and the lessor decided to store it there. Does anyone know will EIM/N/K be leased or will they be owned by IAG?
 
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Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:25 pm

The Six Nations tournament starts next weekend and in the first round Ireland will host Scotland. There will be various extra flights by Ryanair and Aer Lingus Regional between EDI and DUB, but also GLA and DUB.
 
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Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:54 am

DAA gets shovels ready for €2bn plan but can it dig it?

All systems are go for expansion at Dublin Airport, it seems. DAA is to appoint an external project manager to help deliver its €2bn capital plan, Ergo has learned.

Terminal extensions and bigger aprons will increase capacity to cope with the extra passengers that a new runway will bring.

www.independent.ie/business/irish/daa-g ... 93623.html

 
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Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:44 pm

Do we know what the priorities are in terms of the new growth? Will they be putting a new pier north of the current Pier 1. What will the €2b cost cover?
 
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Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:58 pm

kaitak wrote:
Do we know what the priorities are in terms of the new growth? Will they be putting a new pier north of the current Pier 1. What will the €2b cost cover?


https://www.dublinairport.com/docs/defa ... 2cc69c23_2

https://www.daa.ie/dublin-airport-capit ... me-notice/

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

Nearest that there happens to be to firm answers on the Daa's priorities. Would imagine Pier 5 would be would be a priority to enable further Trans-Atlantic expansion.
 
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Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:33 pm

RE new A330 being stored in Malta, it is getting its cabin fitted there.
 
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Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:23 pm

EI-DVM has returned to DUB from the paint shop, in the same retro livery as previously confirmed.
 
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Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:15 pm

I don't think this review of the A321LR has been posted before. If I missed it, my apologies.

https://thepointsguy.com/reviews/aer-li ... o-economy/

Overall a very good review of the EI economy product. The food and beverages look on-par for Economy, although the failure to deliver free wine and beer with the meal is disappointing. The only downside seems to be that the seat is noted to be a bit thin - I think that can be par for the course on many airlines in Y these days. Norwegian, for example, have very thin short-haul Recaro seats, the EI seat looks slightly better. I don't know who makes this seat - I thought EI were going to use a variant of the Pinnacle seat that BA use for Club on the A320 fleet, but it doesn't look to be that seat. Personally I find the Pinnacle seat to be quite comfortable - even if it is thin.
 
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Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:36 am

EI321 wrote:
EI-DVM has returned to DUB from the paint shop, in the same retro livery as previously confirmed.


Here it is yesterday


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Clare Dáil Hopeful Calls For Increased Supports For Shannon Airport

A Clare Election candidate says a lack of state support for Shannon Airport has gone on for far too long.

Scarriff-based Independent hopeful Michael McNamara says working towards ending Dublin Airport’s monopoly will form one of the key parts of his campaign over the coming weeks

www.clare.fm/news/election-2020/clare-d ... n-airport/
 
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Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:55 pm

BrianDromey wrote:
I don't know who makes this seat - I thought EI were going to use a variant of the Pinnacle seat that BA use for Club on the A320 fleet, but it doesn't look to be that seat. Personally I find the Pinnacle seat to be quite comfortable - even if it is thin.

The economy seats on the Aer Lingus A321LR’s are by Rockwell Collins, it’s the ‘Meridian’ line of seating products. It can also be found on JetBlue’s latest aircraft.

I’m not sure whether it’s a variation of the Pinnacle or not, they look quite different as far as economy seats go but either way both product lines are now part of Rockwell Collins since they purchase BE Aerospace, the original producer of the Pinnacle, a couple of years ago.
 
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Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:06 pm

32.9 million passengers at DUB in 2019 up 4%

https://www.dublinairport.com/latest-ne ... rs-in-2019
 
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Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:27 pm

American will be upgrading to an A333 on the PHL route from 29MAR to 06MAY. More changes are possible; the airline is trying to transition this base to a 787, so we can expect to see more changes on the route.

Also, some of the afternoon Swiss flights from DUB to ZRH will be operated by Helvetic, using Embraer 190s; we may also see the odd -E2,
 
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Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:32 pm

I find that Star Alliance does not consider Dublin a prime route! While Helvetic is okay it is not SWISS.
 
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Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:34 pm

I think BOS-DUB on DL is going to the A333 as well; sorry if mentioned previously.
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Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:50 pm

Fliplot wrote:
I find that Star Alliance does not consider Dublin a prime route! While Helvetic is okay it is not SWISS.


I wouldn’t read much into that - the second daily ZRH service is only a recent development and EI have also added capacity. Expect Swiss are still building the 2nd flight up.

DUB certainly is not a small station for LH, or SK, or UA, and of course we have many other Star carriers too. I expect if the space was at T1 for a dedicated Star Alliance space, it may well have one, but as long as the airport continues to squeeze a quart into a pint glass, we probably will never see it.
 
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Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:10 pm

Dublin was the 12th busiest airport in 2019, up one place from last year. Ahead of Orly, Vienna, Zurich, Copenhagen and Lisbon.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of ... _in_Europe
 
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Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:19 pm

kaitak wrote:
American will be upgrading to an A333 on the PHL route from 29MAR to 06MAY. More changes are possible; the airline is trying to transition this base to a 787, so we can expect to see more changes on the route.

Also, some of the afternoon Swiss flights from DUB to ZRH will be operated by Helvetic, using Embraer 190s; we may also see the odd -E2,


Hope this isn't a permanent change (or is replaced by 787s sooner rather than later), A333s at AA are scheduled for retirement soon and don't have Premium Economy like the A332s or 787s.
 
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Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:43 pm

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