I came across this today. It`s a story about a charter company being refused landing slots at DUB on 5 out of 6 weeks. The 5 flights were accommodated by KIR. Not sure why KIR became the alternate or if this just highlights the ongoing problems at DUB.https://www.businessinsider.com/labor-s ... the%20news
Dublin surely is quite full at this time of year with just the single runway and is it not the company ACL who look after the slots? the positive from this is how Kerry was able to handle the flights. Until Dublin expands it's boarding gates and pier capacity which may well take another couple of years it'll remain tight even with North runway opening next month.
Yes, Dublin is effectively full all day long, with a constant stream of scheduled and charter operations as well as a sizeable number of executive jets. Actual parking stands for aircraft are finite in number and rarely vacant for any length of time.There are also works going on on taxiways etc which further affects movement of aircraft. The article is vague as regards what the limitation was, given that handling companies are private concerns.
Shannon also not able to handle them. It was only a few weeks ago certain people were calling for Shannon to be utalised to take pressure off DUB!
Le Bas should also plan better.https://clarechampion.ie/shannon-benefi ... Sgg6MwwwMs
A US-BASED aircraft charter company has sent some flights through Shannon due to issues at Dublin, but is disappointed that even more can’t be accommodated at the Clare airport.
Peter Le Bas, the CEO of California-based Le Bas International, was himself based in Shannon for a number of years.
He said that while some planes that had been due to go through Dublin are going to Shannon, he is disappointed that even more can’t use the airport.
“We’ve got a couple of flights coming into Shannon this Saturday, we would have had six into Shannon if we could, but they could only handle two of the six, which was a shame really. Kerry Airport handled the majority of them.
“It was a bit of a shock for us that we couldn’t get into Dublin originally, it was the first time in 32 years to book a flight into the handling of an airport in advance and you just don’t get permission to land.”
Le Bas has had a presence at Shannon for the last 26 years, while its client based consists of very wealthy individuals and leading figures from the entertainment industry and politics.
While Shannon is helping with some of the fallout at Dublin, he’d like to see it take some more.
“It’s a four weekend programme we have, two Saturdays are down already. We managed to use Shannon a couple of times, we wanted to get six airplanes into Shannon but ended up with just two.
“The following Saturday, July 23, we’re going to have quite a few departures, we’d like to get them out of Shannon but the handlers just aren’t able to accommodate us.”