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Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:44 am

Good morning folks and welcome to our third thread of the year, brought to by Storm Imogen, which has kept me awake during the night!

As we're over the 200 mark for the last thread, so I guess it's time to move on. Some highights, first, though:

- Ryanair to launch several new routes from DUB this year, including SOF and HAM
- Ryanair receives six new 737s in the space of a week!
- Aer Lingus to feature in new Just Planes presentation, involving A330-200 flights to SFO and back.
- Turkish offering amazing low fares from DUB to far eastern destinations
- Air France to wet-least some Cityjet SSJs.

Here's the link to the last thread, should anyone want to have a look over it:
Irish 2/16: It's A New Dawn (by kaitak Jan 21 2016 in Civil Aviation)

And here we go; line up, brakes released, watch that crosswind ...!
 
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:02 am

I cant see a route to Israel ever working for EI given the length of the sectors, the lack of demand, seasonality and the declining demand for religious focused trips to the "Holy Land" as Ireland has become more secular.

Nor would it be at all easy to feed transatlantic services via Dublin. If EI are still seeking feed for transatlantic services there are many closer cities with no direct TA services to look at.
 
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:44 am

Quoting dstc47 (Reply 1):
seasonality and the declining demand for religious focused trips to the "Holy Land" as Ireland has become more secular.

Agreed. Just like trips to Lourdes its a different society now. Irish tourism to Israel is limited so the bulk would need to be inbound Israelis or business traffic. Cant see EI chasing after very low yield traffic and competing with TK for example ex USA.


From the 5/7-30/8 IZ will run services every Tuesday again TLV-DUB.


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US route ‘very important’ to Cork

The first ever transatlantic route from Cork airport is of “significant importance” to business and tourism in the Munster region.

Head of communications at Cork Airport, Kevin Cullinane, was reacting to comments by Enda Kenny at the weekend he would support measures to ensure the Cork-Boston route announced by Norwegian Air last year can get off the ground.

“It is a case of encouraging them to sign off on it and I hope that can happen as soon as possible,” said Mr Kenny. “We don’t have direct influence over it but we are in discussion with the authorities so that might be concluded. It would mean massive potential in terms of business for Cork and the region.”

Mr Kenny said all necessary permits from the relevant Irish authorities were now in place but that Foreign Carrier approval from the US Department of Transportation was still outstanding.

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland...very-important-to-cork-380637.html

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Terror scare at Dublin Airport after 'note passed to cabin crew' claiming passengers on flight armed with knives

Gardai surrounded the plane on the runway and an Aer Lingus spokesperson confirmed they had a security incident on board

A flight which departed from Dublin Airport was at the centre of a terror scare this evening after a passenger claimed there were people armed with knives on board.

The man had to be hauled off the Dublin to Edinburgh flight after a note was apparently passed to cabin crew.

Staff on board the Aer Lingus flight at Dublin Airport contacted Gardai who surrounded the plane on the runway before he was removed in front of shocked passengers.

The captain announced the plane was being delayed because the presence of the note.

http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish...scare-dublin-airport-after-7328793
 
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:53 am

Bit off topic but didn't someone try DUB-TLV before? Maybe Arkia

Quoting dstc47 (Reply 1):
cant see a route to Israel ever working for EI given the length of the sectors, the lack of demand, seasonality and the declining demand for religious focused trips to the "Holy Land" as Ireland has become more secular.

Plus there is no requirement in Christianity to visit Israel.
 
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:00 am

Quoting richcandy (Reply 3):
Bit off topic but didn't someone try DUB-TLV before? Maybe Arkia
Quoting OA260 (Reply 2):
From the 5/7-30/8 IZ will run services every Tuesday again TLV-DUB.

Yes as posted above IZ = Arkia. They have done it on and off for a number of years mostly seasonal.
 
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:43 pm

Whilst the TLV yields are notoriously low, the volumes are excellent. Flight length will be difficult - and could really only link to the daytime JFK arrival and back onto a late morning departure to JFK.

Quoting richcandy (Reply 3):
Plus there is no requirement in Christianity to visit Israel.

Ireland is remarkably anti Israel..... one of the most outspoken EU nations in this regard.

Quoting dstc47 (Reply 1):
s Ireland has become more secular

Ireland has become secular.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 2):
Enda Kenny at the weekend he would support measures to ensure the Cork-Boston route announced by Norwegian Air last year can get off the ground.

Enda will support anything for the next three weeks as its election period!

Quoting OA260 (Reply 2):
"We don’t have direct influence"

= he wont do anything to influence.
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:19 pm

Quoting richcandy (Reply 3):

Yes, it's still in operation on a seasonal basis. If I remember correctly, the Arkia flight has always been seasonal.

No, there is no requirement to visit any town in Christianity. Pilgrimage is viewed as unnecessary and more recreational. The fact that Ireland has become more secular doesn't have much to do with such a flight though. I think that Christian pilgrimages go through trends, and Israel is not in style at the moment (it seems).
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:58 pm

Any direct Israel flights would most likely be motivated by trade. Tel Aviv is a tech hub, like Dublin and I imagine there is a good bit of business traffic between the two cities. Enough to warrant direct flights, even a couple a week? Who knows - but even so, the amount of choice offered by BA, LH, AF, KL etc. is likely to render such flights uncompetitive to frequent flyers.
 
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:10 am

Case over ownership of Boeing engines begins

A Dublin-based international aircraft equipment registration company is being sued by three Irish-registered subsidiaries of a Russian company which says it owns 20 Boeing engines leased to a now bankrupt Russian airline.

The subsidiaries want a Florida USA-based aircraft leasing firm to discharge its interest claims on the engines from an international registry for aircraft equipment maintained by Aviareto Ltd, of Blanchardstown Corporate Park, Dublin.

Capablue Ltd, Pembroke Exchanges Ltd, and Richdale Investments Ltd, are Irish-registered subsidiaries of Moscow-based VTB Leasing.

They leased the engines to Transaero Airlines which was declared bankrupt in Russia last December.



http://www.irishtimes.com/business/t...of-boeing-engines-begins-1.2527171
 
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:12 am

Quoting shamrock104 (Reply 7):

Any direct Israel flights would most likely be motivated by trade. Tel Aviv is a tech hub, like Dublin and I imagine there is a good bit of business traffic between the two cities. Enough to warrant direct flights, even a couple a week? Who knows - but even so, the amount of choice offered by BA, LH, AF, KL etc. is likely to render such flights uncompetitive to frequent flyers.

I agree - business traffic generally requires reasonably frequent flights and certainly more than a couple a week. Furthermore I don't think there would be sufficient tourist traffic between the two countries to warrant a higher frequency and I suspect any North American transit traffic generated would be minimal unless pricing was very competitive.

I would suggest that EI should be looking at Western Europe airports with no existing transatlantic flights for further expansion. Bremen and Hanover in Germany come to mind from this viewpoint but there are quite a few other large European cities that could offer potential for transit as well as O&D traffic to DUB. I do however fell that EI may need to look at adding a few smaller jets to its fleet (ERJ, C-Series?) perhaps operated on a frachised basis as EI Regional to allow further European route expansion with reasonable frequencies, ideally greater than one or two per week.
 
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:23 am

Quoting stratocruiser (Reply 9):

Hanover was tried in 2014 for a summer season, suspect it impacted HAM yield so it was dropped. FR serve Bremen, low yield market and now FR are coming to HAM I think EI will be doing well to keep it daily in summer 2017.
 
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:23 am

Belfast International Airport jobs: 2,000 applicants for 300 vacancies

Almost 2,000 applications have been received for the 300 vacancies in companies operating at Belfast International Airport.

The figure emerged during the Airport Jobs Fair in Templepatrick on Monday which featured fourteen stands and attracted more than 1,000 people within the first hour.

Belfast International Airport Human Resources Manager, Jaclyn Coulter, said: "Check-in staff, baggage handlers, catering staff, security and apprenticeships were all to the fore during our first ever Jobs Fair. Interest was intense.

"We estimate that about 2,000 applications were lodged with airport companies. Many posts have already been filled – these are jobs that are actually being created and not merely promised or promoted.

"All of this is because the airport is enjoying tremendous growth with existing airlines ramping up activity and, of course, the imminent arrival of Ryanair which will open a new Northern Ireland hub.

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/bu...ts-for-300-vacancies-34435162.html
 
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:56 pm

Quoting stratocruiser (Reply 9):

Having lived in Luxembourg, would a code share with Luxair work for EI ? With Luxair now sold on by LH it could be one of them Euro cities with no direct US link. Plus with Luxembourg been a financial centre and HQ for some big company's, maybe a few will fly business with EI??

I know BA fly to Lux, but with the preclearance in Dub another advantage

[Edited 2016-02-09 04:59:37]
 
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Tue Feb 09, 2016 4:02 pm

Great start to the New Year!

"Strong Passenger Growth at Dublin Airport in January"

Over 1.7 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport last month, a 17% increase over January 2015.

http://www.dublinairport.com/gns/at-...Airport_in_January-2069495640.aspx

I wonder if there're are any new route announcements on the way.
 
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Tue Feb 09, 2016 4:10 pm

Quoting EI121 (Reply 13):

Not a new route but UA increase EWR up to 2 daily year round from 26 May, responding to EI

2 daily 26 May-19 November and 13 weekly thereafter.

[Edited 2016-02-09 08:16:12]

[Edited 2016-02-09 08:41:29]
 
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Tue Feb 09, 2016 4:47 pm

Quoting JAmie2k9 (Reply 14):

Always good to see increased services but I'm a touch disappointed we're not seeing ORD-DUB on UA year round. But some of that could be down to a lack of suitable aircraft, I don't think the 752 can handle the winter headwinds on the route
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:01 pm

Quoting EIRules (Reply 15):
I'm a touch disappointed we're not seeing ORD-DUB on UA year round.

I suspect the numbers do not add up ...yet .
 
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:38 pm

Quoting EIRules (Reply 15):
Always good to see increased services but I'm a touch disappointed we're not seeing ORD-DUB on UA year round.

I'd bet a large amount its lack of aircraft. I cant imagine UA giving AA and EI a free run into one of their hubs
 
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:27 pm

Hi folks

Im pretty sure i saw a QTR A340 @ DUB yesterday (mon)

Would anybody have the reg as nothing shows from looking up the usual sources.

Cheers.
 
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:05 pm

Quoting SuperSix2 (Reply 18):

A7-AAH
COYBIB
 
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:34 pm

According to airfleets EI-EPU (A319) has gone into storage. I know it's on lease from rbs. Possibly returning it to the lessor?

Any sign of EI replacing their A321's as they are fast approaching 20 years old.

[Edited 2016-02-10 05:35:32]
 
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:43 pm

Quoting ei737ng (Reply 20):
According to airfleets EI-EPU (A319) has gone into storage. I know it's on lease from rbs. Possibly returning it to the lessor?

The four EI A319s are going to Vueling. They were originally IB birds so will be gong back to join their sister-ships. In the process they seem to be changed to -112 specification from -111. What's the difference?

Quoting ei737ng (Reply 20):
Any sign of EI replacing their A321's as they are fast approaching 20 years old.

IAG have a large number of A320CEO and NEO orders, which could be delivered to any of IB, EI, BA or VY. At this stage I think they are likely to hold onto the current fleet of 3 until the A321NEO. Ultimately,I suspect 10-12 is probably about the right number of A321 for EI, split roughly 5-6 short haul (~220CY) and 4-6 long haul (~12C150Y).

[Edited 2016-02-10 06:52:31]
 
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:20 pm

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 21):
IAG have a large number of A320CEO and NEO orders

120neo for Vueling on order, 100 options on other A320neo family. Late 215 they firmed up 15 of those options but no destination yet.
 
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:32 pm

      Unserved Route Of Week: DUB-MIA (by gct64 Feb 10 2016 in Civil Aviation)
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:00 pm

Quoting Miami (Reply 23):
Unserved Route Of Week: DUB-MIA (by gct64 Feb 10 2016 in Civil Aviation)

I was wondering when you were going to share that one with us!

Yes, it's coming ... sometime, it will come! Possibly next year (fingers crossed!) when EI has added the two new 330s.
 
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:04 am

Great flight with IB Express today DUB-MAD. Crew were exceptional and I got one of the new refurbed slimline seat cabins. There are only 4 aircraft done so far. What was great was every seat had USB/Power sockets and their Wifi entertainment system is impressive. Lots of content from BBC documentaries , Concerts, News and more importantly moving map  

The IB Express product is great and I hope IAG will copy some of the things they have brought to I2/IB. Their business product would work very well on EI especially if the meals are the same quality. The new seats were very comfortable and they had more legroom than the usual IB/I2 A/C.


http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/0333FCAD-F438-4F23-AA19-F596B793C037_zps3wgnh5v8.jpg

Power sockets :

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/BE4458FB-F649-49C8-BBDC-CE8F43231C69_zpsisegw4s2.jpg


Welcome Cava :


http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/C4060E9A-7135-4E30-AAB6-2E5A0145A08C_zpsrp6shbsw.jpg



http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/A4B8C504-AEDA-43BD-AECB-4DE9758D1745_zpsrzpm2vgs.jpg


Lovely meal :


http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/DD40B933-AE2B-4CB2-8142-43CC0FB6E10A_zpsxga8fzlj.jpg


New slimline seat :


http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/248428C0-3676-4D68-94AE-BCA741E4880A_zps6huxunhz.jpg



http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/73DAF3DA-E2A9-404F-8073-B02364B2D4E1_zpskymyb4ll.jpg



Dublin Airport was pretty quiet today I did manage a mini Anet meet with a fellow Irish Anetter. We tried out the new Marquette in T1 for lunch and were quite impressed. Would certainly recommend it.
 
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:09 am

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 21):
The four EI A319s are going to Vueling. They were originally IB birds so will be gong back to join their sister-ships. In the process they seem to be changed to -112 specification from -111. What's the difference?

This is due to a thrust rating increase on the engines. The engines have been upgraded from CFM56-5B5/P to -5B6/P, i.e. 22,000 to 23,500 pounds thrust.
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:44 am

Quoting OA260 (Reply 25):
The IB Express product is great and I hope IAG will copy some of the things they have brought to I2/IB. Their business product would work very well on EI especially if the meals are the same quality. The new seats were very comfortable and they had more legroom than the usual IB/I2 A/C.

Interesting to read that Philip - I had reason to seek a booking 6 months out for 50 people going to Madrid in March coming. On an individual basis online IB Express were the cheapest (@ €120) but when it came to group bookings, they came back with a price per head of €380, out on a Friday back on a Monday. EI came in at €280 and FR @ €180. Now I understand that an individual fare won't carry over to a large group but I was quite taken aback by the jump in price

Anyway, guess which one we went with ! I was somewhat surprised I must say, the route is very competitive, I'd have thought they'd have been interested in at least quoting a realistic fare for 50 people - in big numbers, they quoted €19K, FR quoted €9K. Maybe the thing to do is avoid group bookings altogether and get 6 people to book 8-9 seats each
 
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:12 am

Quoting abc9 (Reply 27):

That FR price is steep all things considered. Is baggage included?
 
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:43 am

Quoting JAmie2k9 (Reply 28):
That FR price is steep all things considered. Is baggage included?

It's not Jamie but it's the weekend that's in it, immediately after Patrick's Day which is also the start of the schools Easter holidays - believe me, when compared with €380, €180 looks great !
 
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:59 pm

Quoting abc9 (Reply 27):

Only thing I can think of is there were some seats in their cheapest P class then some in O and then mucher higher fare buckets after that . Hard to tell so maybe they quoted all at a certain class. Sometimes you can go
into FR / IB / EI for example book 4 then go back and the next 4 are higher. IB should have done a better deal but not sure what the circumstances were. They do quite a bit of inbound groups to DUB.

€180 is a decent fare for those dates though.
 
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:40 pm

Quoting abc9 (Reply 29):

Fair point, given the weekend.
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:19 am

Quoting OA260 (Reply 30):
Only thing I can think of is there were some seats in their cheapest P class then some in O and then mucher higher fare buckets after that .

This is correct, when making a group booking all passengers on the PNR need to be in the same fare class. Since there is usually only a few seats in the discounted economy fare buckets a group booking usually ends up in a higher fare class. You can get around this by splitting the group and averaging the price across all bookings but you then have the risks associated with separate PNRs and bookings (plus a lot more admin for you the organiser)

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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:18 pm

Nine "traveller" families have moved on to Galway Airport grounds.
 
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:25 pm

Quoting dstc47 (Reply 33):

Nine "traveller" families have moved on to Galway Airport grounds.
http://www.independent.ie/irish-news...ide-galway-city-hall-34447378.html

They are now outside City Hall.
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:50 pm

Swissport Ireland Ltd. grows ground handling services at Dublin Airport and announces the creation of over 200 new jobs. Over the course of 2015, Swissport’s ground handling business at Dublin Airport has seen growth of 23%, and is expected to grow by a further 10% in 2016. The company is recruiting staff for over 200 new positions in the areas of customer service agents, ramp handling agents, flight operations, Security and aircraft appearance operatives in order to support the positive development.

www.dublinairport.com/gns/at-the-air...te_200_Jobs_At_Dublin_Airport.aspx

Seem's like an awful high number considering the handling business today.
 
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:15 pm

Quoting JAmie2k9 (Reply 35):
aircraft appearance operatives

Is that a further eumpahism for 'cleaner'?
 
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:15 pm

St. V's day birdstrike for Ryanair flight to CPH:

http://avherald.com/h?article=493f25e8&opt=
 
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:16 pm

double post.... ....

[Edited 2016-02-15 12:16:37]
 
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:22 pm

Quoting JAmie2k9 (Reply 35):
Seem's like an awful high number considering the handling business today.


It's unlikely to be 200 full-time equivalents. The peaky nature of airline operations requires many part-time staff working for short periods each day. At a guess, I would say that those 200 jobs translate into roughly 100 full-time equivalents.

On a side note, the above press release is poorly worded and badly punctuated. One would expect such press releases to be drafted with a touch more professionalism and formality.
 
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:29 pm

Quoting EIDL (Reply 36):

Haha I was thinking the same thing! How very PC ....  
 
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:41 pm

Quoting EI320 (Reply 39):

Even a 100 full time seem's a lot to me

In other news WOW going 5 weekly to KEF from June, the 4 weekly due to start mid May was moved forward to 1 April as well.
 
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:45 pm

Guys, I know I'm late to the party, but I have a quick question -

Did I see somewhere on previous threads that the EI 757 fleet is undergoing cabin refit to match the A330 J class? If so, does anyone know of the timeline for EIS?

Thanks-
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:49 pm

Quoting aerlingusa330 (Reply 42):

Yes, would think around April at the latest.
 
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:12 pm

Quoting EI320 (Reply 39):

I think a lot of the roles are 20hour temp or fixed term contracts meaning they probably need higher numbers than if they recruited realistic contracts!!!

The bottom of that barrel is getting closer and closer!
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:10 am

Quoting aerlingusa330 (Reply 42):
Did I see somewhere on previous threads that the EI 757 fleet is undergoing cabin refit to match the A330 J class? If so, does anyone know of the timeline for EIS?
Quoting JAmie2k9 (Reply 43):
would think around April at the latest.

Sounds realistic. EI usually do heavy MX on their A330's in Jan-March. There was a 4th B757 undergoing refit.....I would guess once its in service they can cycle out the 3 others. EI Summer schedule usually starts end March/start April, some routes may not be fully up to peak frequency at that time however. DUB-LAX starts in May so I think they have till then to have the 4 B757's upgraded.
 
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:04 am

That's great news, and I'm glad to see EI commit to this, even though it's a year late. It's deterred me from flying into SNN the past couple trips over, but it looks like I can expect to book it in June.

Thanks for the info, gents.
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:12 am

Quoting Eagleboy (Reply 45):
Sounds realistic. EI usually do heavy MX on their A330's in Jan-March. There was a 4th B757 undergoing refit.....I would guess once its in service they can cycle out the 3 others. EI Summer schedule usually starts end March/start April, some routes may not be fully up to peak frequency at that time however. DUB-LAX starts in May so I think they have till then to have the 4 B757's upgraded.

EI-LBT has been in maintenance in SNN since Jan 8th. I assume that once this has completed its upgrade, EI-LBR and EI-LBS will get upgraded(assuming that the 4th 757 is also ready by then)
 
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Tue Feb 16, 2016 3:10 pm

Quoting aerlingusa330 (Reply 46):

Once your not planning BOS ex SNN during July-August as that will not be EI operated.
 
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RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

Tue Feb 16, 2016 3:33 pm

Aer Lingus transfer LPL to EIR from 2 May, frequency will increase to 4 daily (3 Sat).

ex DUB - 07.00, 10.10, 15.55, 19.20 (ex Sat) - Daily
ex LPL - 08.25, 12.20, 17.35, 20.45 (ex Sat) - Daily

[Edited 2016-02-16 07:41:43]

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