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Re: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...

Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:48 am

IrishLessor wrote:
The Avrojet has been mostly banned at LCY and Cityjet from memory got extra time to operate the aircraft until 2021/2. Swiss implemented the A220 quite deliberately at the time to meet with the ban. Once the Avro is finished at LCY, Cityjet will need to have an alternative machine for the route...



Didn't know that! I guess the E-190s - currently operating for BE from LCY might be the obvious choice, even as an interim option.

I understand that all Stobart ATR crews are being trained on Embraer jets, so that's another pointer in the direction of the Embraers, though I would imagine that Stobart would intend to operate the acft to EDI and possibly GLA and BHX. (CItyjet operated some RJ85s to BHX last summer).
 
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Re: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...

Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:27 am

kaitak wrote:
Not during the winter; the extra AF services are being operated by Hop. During the coming summer, it's all mainline (A32X). There's a new morning AF service, arriving here at about 7.20 and leaving at 8.05 and then, a late afternoon service operated by a 318.


The new service has replaced the 09.30 ex CDG and 11.30 ex DUB service. The new flight is also a restoration of the old WX rotation before they parted ways with AF.
 
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Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:31 pm

EI528/529 DUB-CDG will be operated by CityJet on Saturday's during the Summer.
 
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Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:31 pm

Juneyao
DUB-PVG no longer launching 29 March.
Flights on sale from 26 April now.

Cathay Pacific
DUB-HKG on sale from July 1st. 4x Weekly
 
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Re: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...

Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:41 pm

EIEIDW wrote:
Juneyao
DUB-PVG no longer launching 29 March.
Flights on sale from 26 April now.

Cathay Pacific
DUB-HKG on sale from July 1st. 4x Weekly

Hefty delay from the original March 29th relaunch date
 
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Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:44 pm

EIEIDW wrote:
Juneyao
DUB-PVG no longer launching 29 March.
Flights on sale from 26 April now.

Cathay Pacific
DUB-HKG on sale from July 1st. 4x Weekly


Seriously?! Uh oh! I'm booked to fly April 8th to Australia via HKG, I was looking forward to trying CX's business class. Am I right in saying I'm just gonna be booked with another airline, or will they just cancel my ticket?
 
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Re: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...

Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:50 pm

JesseCasserly wrote:
EIEIDW wrote:
Juneyao
DUB-PVG no longer launching 29 March.
Flights on sale from 26 April now.

Cathay Pacific
DUB-HKG on sale from July 1st. 4x Weekly


Seriously?! Uh oh! I'm booked to fly April 8th to Australia via HKG, I was looking forward to trying CX's business class. Am I right in saying I'm just gonna be booked with another airline, or will they just cancel my ticket?


I would assume you'd just be rerouted through LHR?
 
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Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:31 pm

ShamrockBoi330 wrote:
JesseCasserly wrote:
EIEIDW wrote:
Juneyao
DUB-PVG no longer launching 29 March.
Flights on sale from 26 April now.

Cathay Pacific
DUB-HKG on sale from July 1st. 4x Weekly


Seriously?! Uh oh! I'm booked to fly April 8th to Australia via HKG, I was looking forward to trying CX's business class. Am I right in saying I'm just gonna be booked with another airline, or will they just cancel my ticket?


I would assume you'd just be rerouted through LHR?


I hope you get sorted. I was booked to fly with China Eastern and Air China over the next 6 weeks (both just transits through China). Both bookings have had a mix of cancellations, schedule changes or restrictions placed on them. Both refused to reroute passengers, only offering a refund or change of date to the same itineraries.
 
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Re: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...

Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:34 pm

JesseCasserly wrote:
EIEIDW wrote:
Juneyao
DUB-PVG no longer launching 29 March.
Flights on sale from 26 April now.

Cathay Pacific
DUB-HKG on sale from July 1st. 4x Weekly


Seriously?! Uh oh! I'm booked to fly April 8th to Australia via HKG, I was looking forward to trying CX's business class. Am I right in saying I'm just gonna be booked with another airline, or will they just cancel my ticket?


When CX last axed their DUB service they offered DUB-LHR then CX onwards or a full refund. Call CX reservations for your options. If not happy speak to a supervisor.
 
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Re: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...

Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:33 pm

OA260 wrote:
JesseCasserly wrote:
EIEIDW wrote:
Juneyao
DUB-PVG no longer launching 29 March.
Flights on sale from 26 April now.

Cathay Pacific
DUB-HKG on sale from July 1st. 4x Weekly


Seriously?! Uh oh! I'm booked to fly April 8th to Australia via HKG, I was looking forward to trying CX's business class. Am I right in saying I'm just gonna be booked with another airline, or will they just cancel my ticket?


When CX last axed their DUB service they offered DUB-LHR then CX onwards or a full refund. Call CX reservations for your options. If not happy speak to a supervisor.


For what it's worth the CX lounge in LHR is really wonderful, I wouldn't be too mad about a reroute given everything that's going on.
 
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Re: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...

Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:40 pm

alancostello wrote:
OA260 wrote:
JesseCasserly wrote:

Seriously?! Uh oh! I'm booked to fly April 8th to Australia via HKG, I was looking forward to trying CX's business class. Am I right in saying I'm just gonna be booked with another airline, or will they just cancel my ticket?


When CX last axed their DUB service they offered DUB-LHR then CX onwards or a full refund. Call CX reservations for your options. If not happy speak to a supervisor.


For what it's worth the CX lounge in LHR is really wonderful, I wouldn't be too mad about a reroute given everything that's going on.


Indeed I was in there a few times. Highly recommend the noodles.

As for HKG I would not be going near it at the moment either.
 
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Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:44 am

New manager in the pilot’s seat at City of Derry Airport

A formerly Qatar-based director and aviation expert from Limavady has been appointed as the new Manager of City of Derry Airport.

Moving from his previous position as Director of Engineering and Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Gulf Helicopters in Qatar, Steve Frazer joined the City of Derry Airport team on Monday of this week and will be based on-site in Eglinton.

www.derryjournal.com/business/new-manag ... -1-9226152

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Ryanair to spend millions on Dublin Max training centre

RYANAIR will house two Boeing 737 Max simulators at a new multi-million-euro Technical Centre of Excellence near Dublin Airport.

Planning files show that the large premises will have four full-motion simulators installed - two for the Max and two for the Airbus A320.

The Airbus jets are used by Ryanair's Austrian subsidiary, Lauda.

The new centre in Dublin will require an investment of tens of millions of euro. Each new full-motion simulator can cost in the region of €14m.

www.independent.ie/business/irish/ryana ... 34663.html
 
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Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:28 pm

I saw TC-LOA landing in DUB earlier, a TK Airbus A330-300, it was brought in for the afternoon flight due to the cancellation of the morning flight because of Storm Ciara. It was an interesting sight and my first time seeing a TK A330 in DUB in person.
 
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Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:49 am

Aer Lingus Regional staff get majority stake because of Brexit

Staff at the Aer Lingus Regional franchise, which is operated by Stobart Air, were sold a majority stake in the airline by the parent group last year to comply with European Union rules on Brexit, reports the Sunday Times. EU rules state that airlines designated “community carriers” must be majority owned by EU nationals. Stobart Air was mostly British-owned before the transaction.

www.irishtimes.com/business/media-and-m ... 0?mode=amp



Belfast International Airport boss presses for abolition of tax on flying

The boss of Belfast International Airport has said he has made the case for removing air passenger duty (APD) during a visit by the Aviation Minister.

Paul Maynard MP visited the airport yesterday, where he met airport managing director Graham Keddie.

https://amp.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/busi ... 22760.html
 
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Re: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...

Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:17 pm

Any opinions on who would be a positive new Minister for Transport, given Shane Ross has lost his seat?
Obviously a long way to go yet...
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Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:54 pm

The rumour of an A380 being scrapped in Knock I mentioned last week appears to have some truth to it.

Up to Four Airbus A380’s to be Scrapped in Knock

https://flyinginireland.com/2020/02/up- ... XqynRL2_mc

The first arrives this Friday.
 
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Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:56 pm

Courtesy of Airlineroute:

Addis Ababa – Brussels – Dublin eff 29MAR20 787-9 operates 3 weekly, instead of 2 weekly 787-8 and 1 weekly 777-200LR


Represents an increase p/w of 84 seats
 
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Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:10 pm

DL will switch to the A333 BOS-DUB, due to planes becoming available from Asian routes that have been cut.
https://my.flightradar24.com/ChrisNH
 
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Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:48 pm

wexfordflyer wrote:
Any opinions on who would be a positive new Minister for Transport, given Shane Ross has lost his seat?
Obviously a long way to go yet...



Bit of a mess at the moment. Hopefully the Irish realise just what they have voted for !!


EIEIDW wrote:
Courtesy of Airlineroute:

Addis Ababa – Brussels – Dublin eff 29MAR20 787-9 operates 3 weekly, instead of 2 weekly 787-8 and 1 weekly 777-200LR


Represents an increase p/w of 84 seats


Shame to see the 77L go . Still a great aircraft to fly on and see at DUB.
 
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Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:31 pm

AirbusA343 wrote:
I saw TC-LOA landing in DUB earlier, a TK Airbus A330-300, it was brought in for the afternoon flight due to the cancellation of the morning flight because of Storm Ciara. It was an interesting sight and my first time seeing a TK A330 in DUB in person.

Everyone is probably sick of me talking about TK on here but they're going double daily A321neo for the summer season, lovely stuff. Last summer it was generally 12x 737 and 5x A321/neo so a nice increase in capacity.
 
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Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:52 pm

EI-EIN performed its first flight today.

https://aibfamily.flights/A330/1951

Delivery should follow very shortly.
 
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Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:02 pm

AirbusA343 wrote:
AirbusA343 wrote:
I saw TC-LOA landing in DUB earlier, a TK Airbus A330-300, it was brought in for the afternoon flight due to the cancellation of the morning flight because of Storm Ciara. It was an interesting sight and my first time seeing a TK A330 in DUB in person.

Everyone is probably sick of me talking about TK on here but they're going double daily A321neo for the summer season, lovely stuff. Last summer it was generally 12x 737 and 5x A321/neo so a nice increase in capacity.


IIRC the new MiQ Biz seat so will be nice to try it out.
 
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Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:24 pm

AirbusA343 wrote:
AirbusA343 wrote:
I saw TC-LOA landing in DUB earlier, a TK Airbus A330-300, it was brought in for the afternoon flight due to the cancellation of the morning flight because of Storm Ciara. It was an interesting sight and my first time seeing a TK A330 in DUB in person.

Everyone is probably sick of me talking about TK on here but they're going double daily A321neo for the summer season, lovely stuff. Last summer it was generally 12x 737 and 5x A321/neo so a nice increase in capacity.


Keep posting mate , we don’t get enough TK and Ethiopian postings , easily Dublin s must interesting airlines

The superb efficiency withwhich TK can substitute a variety of different aircraft into and out of Dublin must send other airlines green with envy . Other than weather related events they often do widebody upgrades when the UAE schools break for holidays getting all the Irish teachers home .

They almost run shuttle services to IST from TLV and AMM,, would love to see some additional Dublin rotations
 
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Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:29 pm

Any chance of EI opportunistically picking up Air Italy’s A330-200s at ridiculously cheap prices ??
 
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Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:31 pm

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Any chance of EI opportunistically picking up Air Italy’s A330-200s at ridiculously cheap prices ??


They're QR birds... so possibly seeing as they already have one, with another on way!
 
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Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:09 pm

AirbusA343 wrote:
AirbusA343 wrote:
I saw TC-LOA landing in DUB earlier, a TK Airbus A330-300, it was brought in for the afternoon flight due to the cancellation of the morning flight because of Storm Ciara. It was an interesting sight and my first time seeing a TK A330 in DUB in person.

Everyone is probably sick of me talking about TK on here but they're going double daily A321neo for the summer season, lovely stuff. Last summer it was generally 12x 737 and 5x A321/neo so a nice increase in capacity.


Excellent news; frankly, I was sick to death of seeing the same 4-5 739s almost every day (it always seemed to be TC-JYL-P). They have about 14 A321 Neos now, with around eight more to come. Good to see them show confidence in the Irish market, too.
 
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Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:15 pm

ShamrockBoi330 wrote:
Galwayman wrote:
Any chance of EI opportunistically picking up Air Italy’s A330-200s at ridiculously cheap prices ??


They're QR birds... so possibly seeing as they already have one, with another on way!


I bet they’re going really really cheap ,,, they’d be stupid not to take a look and kick the tires , even they were previously hoping to go all A330-300

Best decision ever by EI to stick withA330,,, so much availability everywhere
 
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Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:26 pm

Jet2 Starting BFS-LCA 2 May 2021
1x Weekly

Nice to see Jet2 filling some of the gap left by TCX
 
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Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:35 pm

Surprised the launch of the new Aer Lingus uniform yesterday seems to have gone largely unmentioned.
The designer and her team flew out yesterday morning on the first CDG service to see it in action.
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Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:37 am

tonystan wrote:
Surprised the launch of the new Aer Lingus uniform yesterday seems to have gone largely unmentioned.
The designer and her team flew out yesterday morning on the first CDG service to see it in action.


I guess the main talking point was the reveal.

A few publicity shots were done yesterday and plenty of Aer Lingus crew shared their first day experiences via their personal social media platforms.

Image

I saw it in person a few weeks back and really loved it, the smaller details are really nice.

One thing I did notice was the name badges have yet to change over, almost all using the old one black ones with a few having the new sliver badge.
 
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Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:27 am

CX HKG back on sale from March 28
Could CX Be bringing the route forward?
Juneyao still showing 26 April
 
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Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:46 am

MID-AIR STRIKE Terrifying moment lightning bolt hits Aer Lingus plane bound for Dublin Airport with ‘loud bang’ during Storm Ciara


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www-thesun-ie.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.thesun.ie/news/5084873/lightning-bolt-aer-lingus-plane-dublin-airport-storm-ciara/amp/#
 
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Re: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...

Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:17 am

OA260 wrote:
wexfordflyer wrote:
Any opinions on who would be a positive new Minister for Transport, given Shane Ross has lost his seat?
Obviously a long way to go yet...



Bit of a mess at the moment. Hopefully the Irish realise just what they have voted for !!

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We do. That’s why we voted for them.
 
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Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:26 am

DalRiada wrote:
OA260 wrote:
wexfordflyer wrote:
Any opinions on who would be a positive new Minister for Transport, given Shane Ross has lost his seat?
Obviously a long way to go yet...



Bit of a mess at the moment. Hopefully the Irish realise just what they have voted for !!

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We do. That’s why we voted for them.



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Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:49 am

Well enough people have. We’re in the middle of a sustained economic boom where we have huge numbers of talented immigrants coming to Ireland for the economic opportunity (and the more the merrier I say), yet more are leaving the country than are coming in (Irish and non-Irish) due to the ridiculous cost of rent (if you can even get a house to rent). FF/FG for decades forced the youth to emigrate due to a lack of jobs and now are forcing them to emigrate due to a lack of houses. It’s time for someone else to have a rattle, the narrative has changed in the media from the nonsensical reports before the election. Interesting discussion yesterday morning on Morning Ireland on how sensible and necessary SF’s housing policies are.

Will be interesting to see if PBP manage to influence aviation through their aviation tax proposals. Environmental change here should be driven by more efficient aircraft rather than taxing frequent flyers.
 
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Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:54 am

From the SF list of ''Promises''

''Our regional airports must be developed as strategically important international gateways to regional areas. Changes in European state aid rules mean that the state is now in a position to make public investments in regional airports with full legal certainty and without prior control by the Commission. It also allows public authorities to cover operating costs of small airports handling up to 200,000 passengers per year. Strategic investment in our regional airports will offer connectivity, and development potential in regional areas.
The option of reuniting Shannon with Dublin and Cork with a company policy aiming for greater regional balance across the three airports must be investigated. Shannon Airport is vital to the Mid- West region as a gateway for industry and tourism and to ensure regional development.''

www.sinnfein.ie/files/2020/SF_GE2020_Manifesto.pdf
 
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Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:57 am

Ah magic money tree economics. How very Robin Hood
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Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:17 am

It will all be grand on the day!
 
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Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:29 am

May I kindly remind you to keep politics except impact on aviation out of this thread? Feel free to open a thread in Non-Av Forum to discuss the recent election. Thanks.
 
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Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:42 pm

shamrock350 wrote:
tonystan wrote:
Surprised the launch of the new Aer Lingus uniform yesterday seems to have gone largely unmentioned.
The designer and her team flew out yesterday morning on the first CDG service to see it in action.


I guess the main talking point was the reveal.

A few publicity shots were done yesterday and plenty of Aer Lingus crew shared their first day experiences via their personal social media platforms.

Image

I saw it in person a few weeks back and really loved it, the smaller details are really nice.

One thing I did notice was the name badges have yet to change over, almost all using the old one black ones with a few having the new sliver badge.


Would you believe I had the pleasure of meeting a certain designer over the last week and it would appear that the CSM/Supervisor ties/scarves and the wings/name badges may just be stuck in a container in coronavirus locked down port in China!
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Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:47 pm

Galwayman wrote:

I bet they’re going really really cheap ,,, they’d be stupid not to take a look and kick the tires , even they were previously hoping to go all A330-300

Best decision ever by EI to stick withA330,,, so much availability everywhere


It's definitely a buyers market at the moment for widebodies. Those Air Italy birds are also GE engined which fits nicely for EI. They are between 15 and 17 years old

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EI-GGO
EI-GGP
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Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:34 pm

VFRonTop wrote:
Galwayman wrote:

I bet they’re going really really cheap ,,, they’d be stupid not to take a look and kick the tires , even they were previously hoping to go all A330-300

Best decision ever by EI to stick withA330,,, so much availability everywhere


It's definitely a buyers market at the moment for widebodies. Those Air Italy birds are also GE engined which fits nicely for EI. They are between 15 and 17 years old

EI-GFX
EI-GGO
EI-GGP
EI-GGR



All older than the current oldest EI A330-300 surely they wouldn’t want to take on such old birds?
 
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Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:41 pm

Well, if they're lying idle, have roughly the right config and the right engines, it's not beyond the realm of possibility. I don't know what they're requirements are, but with the 321Neos being late, it can't be ruled out. It's more than likely that this decision (to ground IG) - while a surprise to us - was expected well in advance and the lessor has more than likely been talking around to potential customers.

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The Swiss air accident investigation team, SUST, released a report into a near collision - five years ago - arising from a Citation 525 which entered a runway in the part of a departing EI A320, EI-DEF, at Geneva.

http://avherald.com/h?article=489ed2f3&opt=0
 
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Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:58 pm

shamrock321 wrote:
VFRonTop wrote:
Galwayman wrote:

I bet they’re going really really cheap ,,, they’d be stupid not to take a look and kick the tires , even they were previously hoping to go all A330-300

Best decision ever by EI to stick withA330,,, so much availability everywhere


It's definitely a buyers market at the moment for widebodies. Those Air Italy birds are also GE engined which fits nicely for EI. They are between 15 and 17 years old

EI-GFX
EI-GGO
EI-GGP
EI-GGR



All older than the current oldest EI A330-300 surely they wouldn’t want to take on such old birds?


But all younger than -GEY which they have taken!
No harm kicking the tires, they'd be foolish not too!
Those expansion plans that were put on hold? Well put your money where your mouth is as they say!
 
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Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:27 pm

Aer Lingus to reconsider transatlantic flights from Cork.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingn ... 81347.html

Would the apparent performance issues with the A321LR not be an issue?
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Re: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...

Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:30 pm

tonystan wrote:
shamrock350 wrote:
tonystan wrote:
Surprised the launch of the new Aer Lingus uniform yesterday seems to have gone largely unmentioned.
The designer and her team flew out yesterday morning on the first CDG service to see it in action.


I guess the main talking point was the reveal.

A few publicity shots were done yesterday and plenty of Aer Lingus crew shared their first day experiences via their personal social media platforms.

Image

I saw it in person a few weeks back and really loved it, the smaller details are really nice.

One thing I did notice was the name badges have yet to change over, almost all using the old one black ones with a few having the new sliver badge.


Would you believe I had the pleasure of meeting a certain designer over the last week and it would appear that the CSM/Supervisor ties/scarves and the wings/name badges may just be stuck in a container in coronavirus locked down port in China!



I didn't think the CSM/Supervisor's had a different tie/scarve colour with the new uniform. I know the old uniform it was silver. What colour is the new scare/tie colour for the CSM/Sup's?
 
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Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:19 pm

EI121 wrote:
I didn't think the CSM/Supervisor's had a different tie/scarve colour with the new uniform. I know the old uniform it was silver. What colour is the new scare/tie colour for the CSM/Sup's?


The new CSM/Supervisor scarf and tie are blue.

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It's very reminiscent of the the 1970s scarf design by Ib Jorgensen.

Here's the summer update from 1984 of that uniform.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhNgiU9 ... =emb_title

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Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:34 pm

Avolon's net profits and revenues for 2019 rise

Dublin-based aircraft leasing firm Avolon has reported a slight increase in net profits for 2019 as its revenues also rose.

The company said it made a record $718m in net profits last year on the back of revenues of more than $2.6 billion.

It has also declared a dividend of $285m for the year and said it delivered, transitioned or sold a total of 170 aircraft during 2019.

www.rte.ie/news/business/2020/0212/1114 ... 9-results/
 
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Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:44 pm

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Aer Lingus to reconsider transatlantic flights from Cork.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingn ... 81347.html

Would the apparent performance issues with the A321LR not be an issue?


Honestly, this this more like Mr Doyle telling the Cork Chamber Business Breakfast what the Cork Chamber Business Breakfast wanted to hear. While I have no doubt Aer Lingus considers every business opportunity available to them, the fact he repeatedly reiterates Cork has major hurdles to overcome before it can happen suggests he was merely entertaining the idea for the audience he had.

Same goes for the ORK-DUB suggestion and that ORK-BRU is the 'most credible' city route.

What must be glaring Aer Lingus management in the face right now is the need for smaller short haul aircraft, you can't sing the praises of a smaller transatlantic plane without thinking about the opportunities one might bring to the European network as well.
 
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Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:57 pm

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VFRonTop wrote:
Galwayman wrote:

I bet they’re going really really cheap ,,, they’d be stupid not to take a look and kick the tires , even they were previously hoping to go all A330-300

Best decision ever by EI to stick withA330,,, so much availability everywhere


It's definitely a buyers market at the moment for widebodies. Those Air Italy birds are also GE engined which fits nicely for EI. They are between 15 and 17 years old

EI-GFX
EI-GGO
EI-GGP
EI-GGR



All older than the current oldest EI A330-300 surely they wouldn’t want to take on such old birds?


Because ->
1. Cheap
2 . Profit = Revenue - Expenditure , always
3. They previously been opportunistic in fleet acquisitions and it’s worked out ok for them

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