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RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:24 am
by pompos
Ryanair received their 400th 737. This all in just 17 years.

http://www.boeing.com/features/2016/06/ryanair-gallery-06-01.page

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:50 am
by Cipango
Quoting Jamie2k9 (Reply 46):
Aer Lingus to Doha or Qatar to Doho

www.independent.ie/business/irish/ae...he-middle-east-again-34765542.html

Potentially some good news. Does anyone know how likely this is to happen?

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:53 am
by OA260
Summer fees from now for checked baggage :

Aer Lingus will now charge €35 instead of €20 for checked luggage weighing 20kg while Ryanair will increase the price from €25 to €40.

For 15kg, Aer Lingus have increased prices from €15 to €25 and Ryanair will now charge €30 instead of €20 for baggage weighing in at 15kg.

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Return of link from Galway to Shannon Airport :


From Eyre Square to Times Square — Galway and Shannon draw ever closer with launch of Expressway X51 service

Expressway and Shannon Airport have joined ranks to bring the City of the Tribes even closer to the rest of the world with the launch of a year-round service between the Midwest airport and Galway city.

Expressway has, from today, resumed the daily direct X51 service. In addition however, based on the success of last year’s June to October pilot, it is now being extended year round in a significant boost for Galway passengers flying from and to Shannon. Tickets can be booked at www.expressway.ie The Galway-Shannon Airport direct service will comprise ten daily departures, five in each direction - - which will operate non-stop between Shannon and Galway. The service is linking in with peak time arrivals and departures at Shannon Airport, including early morning transatlantic flights. These are in addition to the 14 daily multi-stop services to Shannon Airport already offered on Route 51.

http://www.advertiser.ie/galway/arti...h-launch-of-expressway-x51-service

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:50 am
by EIDL
Does anyone know of the definitive list of ineligible booking classes for Gold Circle points?

It looks as if I'm actually going to get GC back before AerClub comes in at this rate, ridiculously when it should be here already.

I know W, Z and A have always been out, but EIs site also excludes U and T; and a post on FT seems to suggest R, O and S are out (which is nearly everything except flexfares/plus!) and that EIs site is outdated.

I've a few Ss in my upcoming and recents so that could be a fairly major factor if they are out.

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:16 am
by JAmie2k9
Aer Lingus also plans to expand its US network in 2017, according to Mr Kavanagh, providing more flights to what he called “poorer” airports. The carrier commences services to Hartford, Connecticut, starting in September, and IAG chief executive Willie Walsh has said it’s being courted by other smaller bases.

www.irishtimes.com/business/transpor...-airways-on-doha-flights-1.2669886

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:03 pm
by BrianDromey
Quoting EIDL (Reply 53):
Does anyone know of the definitive list of ineligible booking classes for Gold Circle points?

According to the website

Quoting aerlingus.com:
Gold Circle points are awarded as per the table below when travelling on any valid Aer Lingus scheduled flight. Ineligible booking classes are W, A, Z, U and T. Flights not qualifying for points don’t appear on your statement.

R should be eligible. That said, I flew LBA-ORK on a R class fare on Tuesday and it still hasn't posted. If it doesn't post, I'll chase them up. With the delay in Aer Club and the launch of LBA-ORK I'm also likely to achieve Gold Circle Gold, so Im a but more neurotic than usual with the GC points.

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:57 pm
by OA260
Quoting EIDL (Reply 53):
It looks as if I'm actually going to get GC back before AerClub comes in at this rate, ridiculously when it should be here already.

Just make sure you keep all documentation and take screen shots of the website as it stands now ! There are fights already started over renewals and people being denied even though they were elligable under current rules ! I see it getting worse until Aer Club is in place. A total shambles thus far.

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:02 pm
by OA260
Ryanair has reported another rise in monthly passenger figures despite the ongoing disruptions caused by the air traffic control strikes in France.

The airline said its passenger numbers for May rose by 12% to 10.6 million from 9.5 million the same time last year.

Its load factor - or how many seats it fills on each flight - was also higher, moving up to 94% in May of this year compared to 92% in May 2015.

http://www.rte.ie/news/business/2016/0602/792735-ryanair-numbers/

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:44 pm
by Eagleboy
Re GC points..... I know some people who are holding on to their boarding cards for proof of travel too. The usual issue of flights not being credited on the monthly statement (which arrived randomly)

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:47 pm
by OA260
Quoting Eagleboy (Reply 58):

Indeed that has been an issue for many for a while now. I would keep boarding cards until they show up on the statement and even then maybe a folder on the computer with scanned copies and keep for at least 6 months.

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:10 pm
by ClassicLover
Quoting Eagleboy (Reply 58):
Re GC points..... I know some people who are holding on to their boarding cards for proof of travel too. The usual issue of flights not being credited on the monthly statement (which arrived randomly)

Gold Circle has been and remains a real shit show. I would never have joined the BA Executive Club had Gold Circle not been so unbelievably diabolical. It remains to be seen as to where I'll be crediting my Aer Lingus flights in the future. The e-mail guff about taking longer with Aer Club to ensure it's a better experience had better be true.

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:08 pm
by tonystan
Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 60):

If Aer Lingus marketed flights are recognised for tier and eligible flight status in the way Iberia is I'd still be inclined to remain with Exec Club as it's just so easy (although now harder) to climb the ladder. But again we could possibly all be blown away by Aer Club......hmmm

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:55 pm
by Miami
Quote:
Stephen Kavanagh made comments while explaining that Ireland should already be targeting passengers who want to travel from the east coast of the US without having to endure the "poor" customer experience of the US's largest airports. Miami is often talked about as being one such airport.
http://www.independent.ie/irish-news...rts-aer-lingus-chief-34766482.html

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:32 pm
by BrianDromey
Quoting tonystan (Reply 61):
If Aer Lingus marketed flights are recognised for tier and eligible flight status in the way Iberia is I'd still be inclined to remain with Exec Club as it's just so easy (although now harder) to climb the ladder. But again we could possibly all be blown away by Aer Club

I agree, for the purposes of status Im only going to credit to a single airline, either BA or EI. Avios can be moved around at will between programmes. Most of my Y flying is EI between LBA/MAN and ORK/DUB, with a few FR flights too, so EI silver would do me fine, currently 24 one ways - unlikely to change much, Im hoping. To gain lounge access in the BA programme I'd almost certainly need BA Silver, 60 one ways in Low Economy, although this is oneworld sapphire, EI silver could well be Ruby.

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:31 pm
by Eagleboy
Quoting tonystan (Reply 61):
But again we could possibly all be blown away by Aer Club......hmmm

Be still my beating heart.......

Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 60):
Gold Circle has been and remains a real shit show. I would never have joined the BA Executive Club had Gold Circle not been so unbelievably diabolical. It remains to be seen as to where I'll be crediting my Aer Lingus flights in the future. The e-mail guff about taking longer with Aer Club to ensure it's a better experience had better be true.
Quoting OA260 (Reply 59):
Indeed that has been an issue for many for a while now. I would keep boarding cards until they show up on the statement and even then maybe a folder on the computer with scanned copies and keep for at least 6 months.
Quoting OA260 (Reply 56):
Just make sure you keep all documentation and take screen shots of the website as it stands now !

All of this from an airline who deliberately made the decision NOT to actively market their 80th market birthday so that they would not discourage the younger 'millennial' customer base base from their new "smart flies" tagline!
What company would throw away the opportunity for free marketing?.....apparently Aer Lingus.
The 'millennial' book with whoever their skyscanner website tell them is the best value, they get the best deal on price, product and timing, they look at smart advertising and branding, they don't care fore silly out-dated thoughts on legacy vs start-up vs low-cost. Am I wrong for having these non-marketing graduate degree thoughts?

Meanwhile they (EI) are still using a booking system with its roots in the 1970's, aircraft built in the 1990s, and service rapidly being overtaken by their hometown competitor. That "smart flies" tag line might come home to roost very soon unless IAG clean out the top 2 floors of Shamrock House, and realise that the current EI COO (ex-FLYBE) aim of "matching the competition" isn't good enough....you should strive to be ahead of them.

[Edited 2016-06-02 16:33:04]

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:37 am
by OA260
Night restrictions on Dublin Airport runway may be lifted
New EU rules on noise from airports allows for reassessment of permissible levels


Night flight restrictions in An Bord Pleanála’s planning approval for a new runway at Dublin airport may be set aside after EU legislation comes into force this month.

An Bord Pleanála granted planning permission for a second main runway at the airport in 2007 with 31 conditions - two of which were of particular concern to the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA), which manages the airport.

These were, firstly, that neither the new runway nor the existing main runway would be open between 11pm and 7am.

The second condition of concern was that flights at the airport’s other runways would be subject to “a limit of 65 movements” between the hours of 11pm and 7am. A movement consists of a landing and a take-off.

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/envir...ort-runway-may-be-lifted-1.2670591

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:58 am
by Revelation
https://twitter.com/MaxABEd/status/738665396623036416 from Max Kingsley-Jones says:

Quote:
Qatar will launch Dublin and Las Vegas next year, and possibly Belfast: Akbar Al Baker #iataagm

And https://twitter.com/R_Wall/status/738665632577753089 from Robert Wall says:

Quote:
Qatar Airways boss not interested in more Airbus A380s, A350-1000 stretch

so apparently already ordered airframes will be used to service the route.

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:19 am
by JAmie2k9
Great to see the EU been of some use and it really builds a strong case for the daa.

Will 2017 finally see QR, I will wait and see as we have been hearing it for a long time.

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:31 am
by Eirules
Quoting Revelation (Reply 66):

I have real concerns that if QR launch DUB we will see EY leave. I just don't think there's enough demand for all 3 and EK seem to have the edge on EY as it stands. That said, as the only one of the ME3 in OneWorld or Star, QR will suit me better!

Outside of the rumoured QR launch & the continued discussions as to where EI will go next, are we likely to see any further long haul routes next year?
DL to SEA or MSP?
AA to DFW?
AC ROUGE to YUL? (BTW how are bookings for YVR?)
UA to IAH?

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:33 am
by readytotaxi
Happy Birthday !

Wish they still flew these.   

Click Here to view the photo


RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:15 pm
by OA260
Quoting Eirules (Reply 68):
I have real concerns that if QR launch DUB we will see EY leave.

As I said for the last number of months there is no way 3 carriers can survive on DUB-AUH/DXB and proposed DOH routes. It is tough enough as it is. TK have just also launched a fare war out of DUB.

Quoting Eirules (Reply 68):
AC ROUGE to YUL? (BTW how are bookings for YVR?)

YVR could be a lot better.

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:07 pm
by iRISH251
Quoting OA260 (Reply 65):
An Bord Pleanála granted planning permission for a second main runway at the airport in 2007 with 31 conditions - two of which were of particular concern to the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA), which manages the airport.

These were, firstly, that neither the new runway nor the existing main runway would be open between 11pm and 7am.

The second condition of concern was that flights at the airport’s other runways would be subject to “a limit of 65 movements” between the hours of 11pm and 7am. A movement consists of a landing and a take-off.

How many runways do people think DUB has?

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:07 pm
by EIDL
EI are printing what appears to be an ad for their lounges at the bottom of their internet boarding passes now, but it really makes it look like an invitation. Just ""Escape to our Relaxing Lounge." on it. Must lead to some level of arguments for the lounge staff!

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:57 pm
by JAmie2k9
Quoting EIDL (Reply 72):

I really can't see the average person paying so much attention to the boarding passes, for most it's thrown with the passport and taken out at the gate for boarding.

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:33 pm
by SuperSix2
Quoting irish251 (Reply 71):
How many runways do people think DUB has?

Im guessing the 'other runway' that they are referring to is 16/34?

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:41 pm
by A60Stock
Quoting OA260 (Reply 70):
YVR could be a lot better.

YVR doesn't seem to have been aggressively marketed...

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:23 pm
by Eirules
Quoting A60Stock (Reply 75):

Agreed, I've seen little or no advertising for it. And in theory it's another one stop option between Dublin & Australia

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:26 pm
by kaitak
Quoting Revelation (Reply 66):
so apparently already ordered airframes will be used to service the route.

Well, they have no shortage of those. I would suspect 787s would be the most likely, but A359s are possible - they will have over 20 by next Summer.

It will be interesting to see who blinks first!

Still wondering if any of these carriers will add all-cargo service to DUB.

Quoting Jamie2k9 (Reply 54):
Aer Lingus also plans to expand its US network in 2017, according to Mr Kavanagh, providing more flights to what he called “poorer” airports

Since EI has confirmed no more 757s, it presumably follows that current 757 routes - e.g. YYZ, IAD - will be upgraded to 330s, with 757s being reassigned to potential new "poorer" routes.

Speaking of small t/a aircraft, EI has hinted more heavily at the A321NeoLR:

EI To Order A321neoLR, To Become All Airbus Op. (by Ab345 Jun 3 2016 in Civil Aviation)

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:08 pm
by AmricanShamrok
Anyone know why the runway re-designation at ORK has not yet been implemented? The main runway (17/35) was to change to 16/34 in April but so far nothing has happened.

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:52 pm
by Eirules
I saw on Twitter tonight that Swiss have brought the C series to DUB tonight, I'm not sure why though. Is it a charter or a promotional visit?

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:55 pm
by shamrock350
Quoting kaitak (Reply 77):
Speaking of small t/a aircraft, EI has hinted more heavily at the A321NeoLR:

I think it's more than just a hint, sounds like management have decided it's the aircraft for them but have to make the business case to IAG so it can be ordered.

Quoting Eirules (Reply 79):

I saw on Twitter tonight that Swiss have brought the C series to DUB tonight, I'm not sure why though. Is it a charter or a promotional visit?

Been here a few days hasn't it? Visiting for the IATA AGM hosted by Aer Lingus in Dublin.

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:32 pm
by tonystan
Quoting Eirules (Reply 79):

Saw it yesterday as I taxid in but alas didn't get close enough for a proper look. Mind you I was actually more on the lookout for the new WX baby!

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:01 am
by OA260
Quoting EIDL (Reply 72):
Must lead to some level of arguments for the lounge staff!

Some will see it others will not and then they need to actively go looking for the GC lounge if they are not aware of where it is so I would not see a huge influx but indeed I am sure there maybe a few along with the many other ''chancers'' I notice the staff turning away. People trying to get in with every card under the sun!

Quoting A60Stock (Reply 75):
YVR doesn't seem to have been aggressively marketed...

Indeed I saw nothing for it apart from at the Holiday show at their stand.

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:54 am
by JAmie2k9
Hearing news on local radio that VLM end WAT-LTN on 8 June.

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 11:41 am
by Eagleboy
Quoting kaitak (Reply 77):
Since EI has confirmed no more 757s, it presumably follows that current 757 routes - e.g. YYZ, IAD - will be upgraded to 330s, with 757s being reassigned to potential new "poorer" routes.

Difficuulty sourve approprite airframes is probably a factor. But then why get an airframe, spend the upgrade money just to operate for 2 years before replacing with an A321LR. Perhaps IAG have got an early deal on A321LR delivery which means EI will get A321LR earlier than 2020?
Personally I can see 6 A321LR, 10 A330 and maybe 4-5 A350-800R in service by 2020. (assuming the A350 do arrive in 2018/2019 and replace the A332s) That leaves a big capacity gap from A321LR to A333. (Assuming sub 200?)

Quoting Eirules (Reply 68):
AA to DFW?

I think we will see EI doing this route before AA.

Although it was impressive to see 3 AA A330 lined up together on T2 last week....alas I didnt have my camera to get all three in a line.......

Quoting EIDL (Reply 72):
EI are printing what appears to be an ad for their lounges at the bottom of their internet boarding passes now, but it really makes it look like an invitation.

I think like webpages, most people just ignore those adverts.

Quoting Eirules (Reply 79):
I saw on Twitter tonight that Swiss have brought the C series to DUB tonight, I'm not sure why though. Is it a charter or a promotional visit?

Looks like a slim baby dreamliner with winglets. Nice.
The SSJ however, didnt look as good, might have been the underwheming livery/fuselage/unfinished engines combo

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 5:01 pm
by VS4ever
Interesting, my parents just booked BHX-DUB-BOS for September which in itself is nothing special to anyone except me. But EI have sent them an email asking if they want to bid on upgrades to Business Class, complete with slider option for how much they want to pay Minimum of 320GBP and up from there.

Anyone heard of that before? As I certainly haven't. More curiousity than anything, i'm just excited they are coming at all  

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 5:07 pm
by Eirules
Quoting VS4ever (Reply 85):

Yeah EI have been doing it for a while. EY also do it

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:35 pm
by iRISH251
Quoting SuperSix2 (Reply 74):
Quoting irish251 (Reply 71):
How many runways do people think DUB has?

Im guessing the 'other runway' that they are referring to is 16/34?

The correct reference should have been to the new runway (10L/28R), use of which was to be prohibited between 2300-0700 local. https://www.dublinairport.com/regulation-and-planning/north-runway/faq's

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 11:37 pm
by 321neo
Had an enjoyable experience flying EK from DUB to MEL last week. T2 was very quiet in the hours before the departure of EK164 and the product onboard the EK A380 in particular is fantastic. Looking forward to the day when we'll see them being sent to DUB!


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RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:31 am
by dstc47
Obituary of Captain Darby Kennedy who died at the age of 101 in Spain in May published in the Irish Times.
Imperial Airways and EI pioneer, he also established Weston Aerodrome in a time when there was near zero public interest in GA facilities.
http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-s...ivil-aviation-in-ireland-1.2671446

[Edited 2016-06-05 00:43:15]

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:53 am
by EI320
Quoting dstc47 (Reply 89):
Obituary of Captain Darby Kennedy who died at the age of 101 in Spain in May published in the Irish Times.
Imperial Airways and EI pioneer, he also established Weston Aerodrome in a time when there was near zero public interest in GA facilities.
http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-s...ivil-aviation-in-ireland-1.2671446


A fascinating life story and a true pioneer in Irish Aviation. Thanks for posting.

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:19 am
by OA260
I see the new arrival to WX has been hopping between DUB SNN PIK for training. Seen some great pics online over the last few days.

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:44 am
by JAmie2k9
Quoting Eagleboy (Reply 84):
Although it was impressive to see 3 AA A330 lined up together on T2 last week....alas I didnt have my camera to get all three in a line.......

Lots of photo's with the 3 A330 and 1 B752. It's rather impressive to seem them all together.

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:28 pm
by EIDL
The Sunday Business Post claims that Stobart are terminating EMA, DSA and CWL in the Autumn. DSA has gone before but CWL was one of the original routes and an old RE route before so that'd be surprising.

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:48 pm
by OA260
Quoting EIDL (Reply 93):
DSA has gone before

Not a surprise they must be loosing tons on that route.

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:36 pm
by JAmie2k9
Quoting EIDL (Reply 93):

EIR appear to of confirmed it privately at least.
BE have at lease restored the second daily which was been cut for winter. Wonder if BE code share will now be extended to this route. Will be make of break for them as they must be loosing a packet at the minute.
EMA never got off the ground, second daily was cut before it started and it never connected with T/A.
DSA was a mixed bag.

It does however appear to be a rushed decision as they were in the original winter schedule and were partly uploaded before been pulled last month.

[Edited 2016-06-05 14:42:50]

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:26 am
by 321neo
Quoting kaitak (Thread starter):
Cityjet drops ORK-LCY, but takes delivery of the first Sukhoi SSJ - and the first Russian built aircraft to be operated by an Irish airline

WX has ordered a total of 21 SSJ aircraft. Their overall strategy and product placement seems rather weak and Mr. Byrne has been speaking of flying for other Euro carriers for over a year yet nothing has materialised as of yet. Will be interesting to see how the WX story progresses.

Quoting EIDL (Reply 93):

The Sunday Business Post claims that Stobart are terminating EMA, DSA and CWL in the Autumn. DSA has gone before but CWL was one of the original routes and an old RE route before so that'd be surprising.

Very surprising to hear CWL is being cut. It appears that BE with their E195s may have been too much competition, which is funny considering how well RE seems to have performed against FR on UK routes. Should we expect a codeshare on the BE flights a la SOU?

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:54 am
by dstc47
A paraglider pilot was sadly killed in an accident near Gormanston on Saturday.

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:19 am
by OA260
Quoting 321neo (Reply 96):
Their overall strategy and product placement seems rather weak and Mr. Byrne has been speaking of flying for other Euro carriers for over a year yet nothing has materialised as of yet. Will be interesting to see how the WX story progresses.

I was concerned at first but it seems that they will indeed be operating for a few European carriers and then within the WX route network once LCY gets SSJ clearence. I actually think in the end they will do well and the current fleet is on its last legs so badly needed a decent replacement.

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Windward Management, the hospitality management company, and Emerald Investment Partners, have announced the completion of the acquisition of the Hilton Dublin Airport Hotel from PJ Walls Holdings Group.

Built in 2005, the hotel primarily serves the Dublin Airport and comprises 166 bedrooms and suites and several function and meeting rooms and a large food and beverage operations.

The hotel will continue to operate as a Hilton Hotel under its existing management and staff. Windward has said it is planning to invest significantly in improving the hotel.

http://www.irishtimes.com/business/c...ton-dublin-airport-hotel-1.2673618

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:57 am
by LHRFlyer
It's a shame Stobart Air is dropping EMA, DSA and CWL.

Part of the rationale behind IAG buying EI was to regain lost transatlantic traffic from UK regional airports and use BA codeshares and the Avios frequent flyer currency to give EI a better presence in the UK.

Perhaps when EI has more frequencies on key routes and more new routes there will be scope for EI mainline to add more UK regional airports to its network.