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First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:52 pm

The first of three Air Contractors Boeing 757-200s, to be operated for Aer Lingus, has received titles and their scheme on the tail and on the winglets.


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It's only half the Aer Lingus livery and it still looks good. IMO it doesn't matter what you put on the 757, it will always look good   



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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:53 pm

Any interior pictures??
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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:55 pm

Not bad, but I was hoping for more shamrock green.
 
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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:01 pm

Quoting teme82 (Reply 1):
Any interior pictures??

I haven't seen any yet. In the meantime, here's a seating map:

http://twitter.com/Kev_Andrew/status/426107268325601280
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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:21 pm

Who was/were previous operator(s) of this aircraft?
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Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:26 pm

The 757 is one of those aircraft that just looks right and goes right. Everything about it works...one of Boeing's finest!
 
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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:30 pm

Quoting skymiler (Reply 4):
Who was/were previous operator(s) of this aircraft?

See http://tinyurl.com/lfjq6ky
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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:30 pm

Quoting skymiler (Reply 4):
Who was/were previous operator(s) of this aircraft?

Finnair. They even kept the last three letters of the Finnair registration; it was OH-LBR

I am disappointed in this livery; I thought that even though the aircraft is operated by a contractor, it would still have the full livery.
 
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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:00 pm

Remind us of the plans for these 757? Routes out of SNN?
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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:07 pm

Yawn. Basic c/s and feusilage not even panted to be consistent with the fleet.

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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:13 pm

Quoting kaitak (Reply 7):
I am disappointed in this livery; I thought that even though the aircraft is operated by a contractor, it would still have the full livery.

It minimizes the cost to repaint if plans don't work out.
 
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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:16 pm

Quoting kaitak (Reply 7):
I am disappointed in this livery; I thought that even though the aircraft is operated by a contractor, it would still have the full livery.

I dont think they are finished with it yet.
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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:39 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Thread starter):
IMO it doesn't matter what you put on the 757, it will always look good

I have to agree with you, however I'd much prefer to see it in full EI livery.

Quoting C680 (Reply 8):
Remind us of the plans for these 757? Routes out of SNN?

"The planes are currently being painted in SNN for routes DUB -YYZ, SNN-BOS and SNN-JFK."

Source: Registrations Of Incoming Aer Lingus 757's? (by eire123 Dec 27 2013 in Civil Aviation)
 
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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:41 pm

The entry date into the fleet has been pushed back once already due to delay on parts for this aircraft and with the new entry date they fast approaching they have been very tight on time hence the aircraft is only partially painted.
It is to be painted fully at a later date as will the other two aircraft which are currently undergoing C-checks and once these have been completed they will be fully painted I have been told.
 
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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:43 pm

Quoting C680 (Reply 8):
Remind us of the plans for these 757? Routes out of SNN?

They are replacing the single A330 which operates the existing seasonal SNN-BOS and SNN-JFK routes which are now going to be operated year-round and much improved frequencies. SNN-BOS will be daily in the summer and 5x weekly in winter (increased from 4x weekly in summer only) and SNN-JFK will be 6x weekly year round (increased from 3x weekly summer only). EIR have also recently announced improved timings and frequencies on SNN-MAN and SNN-BHX and reintroduced SNN-BRS and seem to be marketing UK-SNN-USA with preclearance at SNN as a more convenient alternative to more traditional regional UK to USA services.

The third 757 will be used to open DUB-YYZ.
Airports: SNN GWY NOC DUB ORK BOS EWR JFK ORD MCI BOI SEA LHR STN CDG LYS FAO GVA HKG MEL ADL HBA
 
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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:59 pm

Quoting kaitak (Reply 7):
Quoting skymiler (Reply 4):
Who was/were previous operator(s) of this aircraft?
Quoting kaitak (Reply 7):

Finnair. They even kept the last three letters of the Finnair registration; it was OH-LBR

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Three (?) ex-Finnair 757s will get the Aer Lingus colors, in AY's fleet their main job was to carry package holiday makers, now replaced by A321ER. Great to see those 757s flying again, after a major facelift!
 
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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:02 pm

One is supposed to be in Boston either tomorrow (fam flight) or Wednesday.

Big year for new international service at Logan, and this is the start of it.

Next up is Emirates in March, with their 'smallest' plane...772LR.
 
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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:43 pm

Quoting flyingcello (Reply 5):
The 757 is one of those aircraft that just looks right and goes right. Everything about it works...one of Boeing's finest!

Sexiest bit of metal out there, with those long legs! Great to see the clover on a 75 tail, sure hope this works for the Shamrocks!!
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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:50 pm

Quoting sandyb123 (Reply 9):
Yawn. Basic c/s and feusilage not even panted to be consistent with the fleet.

Sandyb123

Ditto, I was hoping for the full Shamrock livery.
 
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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:23 am

It looks pretty poor up close. You can plainly see where the reg and titles were slapped over the previous Finnair ones. Compared to what it could have looked like, it's rather half baked.
 
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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:28 am

This is just an interim scheme, it should be repainted in full Aer Lingus colours eventually. This aircraft performed a test flight this evening and will operate to BOS tomorrow on a proving flight before entering revenue service on Wednesday. At the moment EI-LBS and EI-LBT are also in Shannon undergoing C checks, still in Finnair colours but -LBS is apparently nearly finished.

Here's a 'window view' from tonight, nice winglets!

https://twitter.com/coolyourjets/status/429401911717269504/photo/1

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 3):
I haven't seen any yet. In the meantime, here's a seating map:

http://twitter.com/Kev_Andrew/status/426107268325601280

Oh look, that's me! The map, a long with other detailed seat maps of the Aer Lingus fleet are on their website.

http://corporate.aerlingus.com/companyprofile/fleet/index.html

Shamrock350



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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:36 am

Quoting L0VE2FLY (Reply 18):

Ditto, I was hoping for the full Shamrock livery.

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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:50 am

Quoting garpd (Reply 21):
As was I

Have a little patience.  

It's a three year deal to start off with after all, hardly going to have three 757s flying around in partial liveries for that length of time.
 
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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:50 am

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 19):

Exactly . Shame to launch with this shabby offering!

Quoting garpd (Reply 21):

Well we all know what it should have looked like for the launch ...Shame ....
 
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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:57 am

Quoting chrisnh (Reply 16):
Big year for new international service at Logan, and this is the start of it.

Next up is Emirates in March, with their 'smallest' plane...772LR.

yeah, can't wait to see the whole line up this summer after HU joins in! 

so Aer Lingus will have 2x DUB and 1x SNN during the summer, right?
 
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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:58 am

Quoting ASA (Reply 24):
so Aer Lingus will have 2x DUB and 1x SNN during the summer, right?

Other way around, 2x Shannon (BOS/JFK) and 1x DUB (YYZ) for summer.

Unless you mean frequencies to BOS? In which case yep, you're 100% right. Three Shamrocks a day!



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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:38 am

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 25):
Unless you mean frequencies to BOS? In which case yep, you're 100% right. Three Shamrocks a day!

With Logan gate real-estate being swallowed up by newcomers, It would be smart of EI to tie up 2 gates for themselves. In the high season, they need both simultaneously.
 
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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:43 am

Quoting chrisnh (Reply 26):

With Logan gate real-estate being swallowed up by newcomers, It would be smart of EI to tie up 2 gates for themselves. In the high season, they need

With US Customs pre-clearance in DUB and SNN would perhaps EI consider moving their BOS operations to Terminal C to be with JetBlue like they do at JFK?

Would any of the gates still be able to handle A330s (as they did with SR and SN in the 1990s). I would assume that 757s would still have no problems.

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The 757 in full EI livery would look great.


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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:57 am

Compared to Terminal E, Terminal C is decidedly 'low rent.' If I were Aer Lingus I'd rather stick where they are; Terminal E is a much more pleasant environment to wait for and board a plane. Fighting through all the JetBlue 'commoners' isn't what Aer Lingus wants for its customers, I don't think (interline tie-ups notwithstanding).
 
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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:46 am

Quoting L0VE2FLY (Reply 18):

Ditto, I was hoping for the full Shamrock livery.
Quoting skipness1E (Reply 19):

It looks pretty poor up close. You can plainly see where the reg and titles were slapped over the previous Finnair ones. Compared to what it could have looked like, it's rather half baked.
Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 20):

This is just an interim scheme, it should be repainted in full Aer Lingus colours eventually.
Quoting OA260 (Reply 23):
Exactly . Shame to launch with this shabby offering!

Well it was delay launch or wait for the paint job. Better in the air with paying pax than looking pretty with disgruntled pax.

We will see the next 2 B757 in full EI livery within 6 weeks. When the opportunity opens EI-LBR will go in for teh rest of its painting. You can already see that the engines and tail have been done.....just that grubby fuselage to cover in green and white.
 
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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:17 am

Quoting KarelXWB (Thread starter):
IMO it doesn't matter what you put on the 757, it will always look good

Agreed! One of Boeing's finest and I can't believe the design is over 30 years old but still has the fresh look. I like the way it looks in the EI livery, clean and simple looking.
 
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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:15 pm

Quoting tonymctigue (Reply 14):
They are replacing the single A330

Any idea of how that A330 will then be used ?

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 20):
This is just an interim scheme, it should be repainted in full Aer Lingus colours eventually.

I'm glad to read that.
 
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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:27 pm

Quoting SpaceshipDC10 (Reply 31):
Any idea of how that A330 will then be used ?

EI are adding a DUB-SFO route this summer.
 
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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:52 pm

What about the interior? Have they changed the seats ect already?

As much as I remember Finnair's 757 were pretty cramped regarding the seating.
 
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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:03 pm

Quoting Ideekay (Reply 33):
What about the interior? Have they changed the seats ect already?

Online info says interior refitted with new J Class seats and PTV's in Y class.

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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:29 pm

It was stated in the comment on flicker that the reason this aircraft is not in full livery is because it was delayed to parts not being available. The other 2 are under going C checks, and will be be painted in full livery. To my understanding, all 3 757's will be painted in full livery, unless I missed an announcement.
 
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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:49 pm

Over the years, Aer Lingus has graced us with a bunch of 'unexpecteds' in full livery, including the L1011, the MD-11 and some short-lived 767-300s. I am pleased to hear of the 757s, and quite frankly, they are probably a good match for the North Atlantic out of Dublin. Just for fun, they need to consider acquiring some of the CO/UA 767-224s, as some discerning customers may demand a widebody. 
 
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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:20 pm

Quoting CF-CPI (Reply 36):
they are probably a good match for the North Atlantic out of Dublin.

They are for other operators - but EI gets enough custom and onward feed from the shorthaul network to use the 330 on most of the routes. Two are these are going to SNN, only one for DUB.
 
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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:20 pm

Quoting chrisnh (Reply 28):
Compared to Terminal E, Terminal C is decidedly 'low rent.' If I were Aer Lingus I'd rather stick where they are; Terminal E is a much more pleasant environment to wait for and board a plane. Fighting through all the JetBlue 'commoners' isn't what Aer Lingus wants for its customers, I don't think (interline tie-ups notwithstanding).

Well it certainly seems to be working like a charm at JFK since JetBlue transfers a healthy number of "commoners" on a daily basis.  

I think the bigger issue for C is figuring out which gate can take an A330 without screwing up the adjacent gates. BOS is stretched for gate space as it is.
 
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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:19 pm

Do we know they have been painted or are these temporary decals on the tail, winglets and titles? I can't imagine them taking them back out of service later for painting.
 
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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:41 pm

Quoting EIDL (Reply 37):
EI gets enough custom and onward feed from the shorthaul network to use the 330

I've always been disappointed that EI hasn't been able to develop the DUB hub more.
 
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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:03 pm

Quoting MasseyBrown (Reply 40):
I've always been disappointed that EI hasn't been able to develop the DUB hub more.

It is growing, slowly but steadily. Only really makes sense for TATL to Europe and vice-versa due to location and the addition of SFO and YYZ to the existing 4 destinations will help further next year.

There's also a growing amount of self-transfer, two ticket passengers from UK airports taking the risk to avoid the long-haul APD from the UK.
 
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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:16 pm

I think there may be a good chance EI will move to Terminal C in Boston come April or beyond. When jetBlue takes over Pier B, gates C21 and C15 can accommodate A330s in their current state. There is a big tie up with jetBlue and the former United Club can be converted to a B6/EI lounge.
 
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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:51 pm

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 25):
Other way around, 2x Shannon (BOS/JFK) and 1x DUB (YYZ) for summer.

Unless you mean frequencies to BOS? In which case yep, you're 100% right. Three Shamrocks a day!

Thanks, I asked about BOS but you answered both questions actually! 
 
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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:37 pm

Nice to see. I'll have the delights of flying SNN-JFK on one of them on Easter Saturday, and back a week later. The kids are looking forward to the seatback entertainment, after the lack thereof on our MAN-JFK flights on AA B757s
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Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:14 pm

Quoting oly720man (Reply 44):
The kids are looking forward to the seatback entertainment, after the lack thereof on our MAN-JFK flights on AA B757s

I hate AA 757s. I had the misfortune to end up on them a few times back a few years ago when AA operated SNN-BOS with them. Putting aside the lack of seatback entertainment, it seemed that one every flight, the IFE system died half way across the Atlantic thereby leaving us devoid of any form of even the most rudimentary form of entertainment. Not to mention the tired, worn out, cramped and downright awful interiors!

Out of curiosity, are you flying onward to MAN from SNN? I ask because EI seem to be trying to organise their SNN services to make them more suitable for those looking to make connections to USA destinations from regional UK airports.
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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:20 pm

Quoting tonymctigue (Reply 45):
Out of curiosity, are you flying onward to MAN from SNN? I ask because EI seem to be trying to organise their SNN services to make them more suitable for those looking to make connections to USA destinations from regional UK airports.

Yes, MAN-SNN-JFK and return. It's cheaper than AA as well. And we'll be able to pre-clear at SNN rather than join the queue at JFK which will be convenient.
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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:28 pm

Quoting oly720man (Reply 46):
Yes, MAN-SNN-JFK and return. It's cheaper than AA as well. And we'll be able to pre-clear at SNN rather than join the queue at JFK which will be convenient.

I'm glad (and I'm sure EI are too) to hear that someone is using SNN to make a connecting flight to the USA. I will be making my first trip on the B757s on BOS-SNN this June or July and amd looking forward to it already.
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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:49 pm

Quoting tonymctigue (Reply 47):
I'm glad (and I'm sure EI are too) to hear that someone is using SNN to make a connecting flight to the USA. I will be making my first trip on the B757s on BOS-SNN this June or July and amd looking forward to it already.

It should be good and it'll be nice to stretch the legs at SNN on the way out... and my son can have an Irish breakfast. He likes his food.

I've never been on an ATR72 before so that'll be a new experience as well for the MAN-SNN legs.

I'll be interesting to see how well the service does. Certainly there are plenty of people wanting to get to the US, if only for leisure purposes.

I can see the JFK-SNN and BOS-SNN being popular for flights to SNN, not only for those going back to the old country. My brother's ex- in-laws have flown into SNN a couple of times from the US, him for the golf and her for the gardens and scenery. Golf trips seem to be popular and there are some very nice golf courses on the W coast of Ireland.
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RE: First Aer Lingus 757 Is Here

Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:50 am

Quoting oly720man (Reply 48):
I can see the JFK-SNN and BOS-SNN being popular for flights to SNN, not only for those going back to the old country. My brother's ex- in-laws have flown into SNN a couple of times from the US, him for the golf and her for the gardens and scenery. Golf trips seem to be popular and there are some very nice golf courses on the W coast of Ireland.

Well SNN-BOS and SNN-NYC have always done well during the summer peak. They are amongst the longest served routes from SNN. The problem has always been operating them profitably during the winter and shoulder seasons on account of the highly seasonal nature of touist traffic to the West of Ireland particurarly with widebodies. The only airline that seems to have figured out how to operate SNN year round and with a decent timetable was CO/UA who use the B757 and have a nice big hub at one end to feed the service.

I would suspect that with the B757s EI are hoping to use connecting traffic from the EIR network to supplement local demand. This was not an option with the A330s as in order to have much hope of enticing connecting passengers through SNN, EI needed to vastly improve frequencies on the USA services but they were never going to attract enough connecting passengers to make this viable. Those widebodies could be put to much better use operating from DUB. The 757s offer a slight increase in capacity but offer a vastly imrpoved frequency. I guess we need to watch this space for the next few years to see how it pans out and if so, whether they opt to place an A321NEO order to replace the 757s in the longer run.
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