Aer Lingus ex Qatar A333 EI-EIK is repainted, but probably will not enter service just yet, as it does not have fitted at this time the rear wifi antenna like the other EI A330s.
... and the fact that there isn't anywhere for it to fly!
I was actually surprised to see that there are some t/a flights to the US from Schengen countries; I guess these are just flying US nationals back - trapped in Europe, the same way Irish people are stuck in Spain?
As far as I can see, Canada has introduced no similar restrictions, so flights to Canada can continue as normal?
I have heard Thursday mentioned as "the day", but I'm not actually sure what; maybe people are just interpreting it on the basis that this is when people have to be back from Spain. I thought this was the time limit imposed by Spain? Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said that there's no plan to close the airport and flights to the UK will continue as normal - or as near to normal as they can get. I can't help wondering if this is necessarily good news for the airlines. WX, in particular, must be losing money hand over fist, given the way RJ85s go through fuel. FR is talking about grounding its whole fleet, entirely, and Stobart will be hit by the loss of US transfer traffic. I'm assuming a skeleton schedule will be put in place?
Who would have thought, even a month ago that it would come to this! One thing is sure; Dublin Airport won't hit 30m again this year!