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Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:40 am

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Travel chaos at Dublin Airport as six inbound Aer Lingus flights cancelled and others delayed

Flights from London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London City Airport, Birmingham, Frankfurt, and Munich were cancelled

Passengers travelling to Dublin Airport this evening are facing disruption as a number of Aer Lingus flights have been cancelled and others have been hit with severe delays.

Six inbound flights to Dublin from all over Europe have been cancelled, while other travellers faced delays of over five hours.

Flights from London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London City Airport, Birmingham, Frankfurt, and Munich were cancelled, with many of those scheduled to fly being left in the dark as to the reason why,

Elsewhere, there have been delays of over five hours on some flights, with EI3327 from Manchester to Dublin, scheduled to land at 6:30PM, delayed until 11:15PM.

http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-ne ... t-17166361


A pointless report without, it appears, any substantial effort by the journalist to find out why. The ready use of the term "chaos", which is up there with "plummet" in the media aviation vocabulary, further cheapens the report. Knock-on effects of the torrential rain earlier in the day - which led to some diversions, I think - may have been a factor.
 
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Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:17 pm

Anyone know what the bookings are like on Great Dane airlines Aalborg-Dublin route? I think today was the inagrual flight.
 
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Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:35 am

Stobart Air to increase seat capacity on Leeds-Dublin route for the start of the Winter season

Stobart Air, operator of Aer Lingus regional routes, will increase seat capacity by 20% on its Leeds-Dublin service, beginning 28 October 2019.

Flights will benefit UK and Irish business customers in particular, who require choice and flexibility of flight times, facilitating onward connections to the US via Aer Lingus transatlantic services.

www.harrogate-news.co.uk/2019/06/25/sto ... er-season/

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Clare representation on Shannon Airport Board ‘a bloody disgrace’

A A review in the make up of Shannon Group’s PLC has been sought by elected representatives in Co Clare.

Fianna Fáil councillor, Pat Daly at last Monday’s adjourned June meeting of Clare County Council criticised Shannon Group for rejecting an application from Pat Dowling, Chief Executive of the local authority to sit on the board as a Council representative. “It is disgraceful that Clare County Council are not associated with the Board of Shannon Airport. Clare County Council is the biggest working body in the county and it is not represented on the board which is a bloody disgrace”.

www.clareecho.ie/clare-representation-o ... -disgrace/

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Cork Airport new head of security as it invests €10m in baggage screening project

Deirdre O’Donovan has been appointed as the new head of security operations and police at Cork Airport.

The airport recently announced plans to invest up to €10m in security capital expenditure within the next 18 months on its hold baggage screening project.

www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/busi ... 32900.html
 
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Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:44 pm

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Stobart Air to increase seat capacity on Leeds-Dublin route for the start of the Winter season

Stobart Air, operator of Aer Lingus regional routes, will increase seat capacity by 20% on its Leeds-Dublin service, beginning 28 October 2019.

Flights will benefit UK and Irish business customers in particular, who require choice and flexibility of flight times, facilitating onward connections to the US via Aer Lingus transatlantic services.

http://www.harrogate-news.co.uk/2019/06 ... er-season/


The article reads as if what they're doing is upguaging the flight to an ATR72-600, but they're actually introducing three extra flights?
 
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Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:04 pm

EI321 wrote:
Anyone know what the bookings are like on Great Dane airlines Aalborg-Dublin route? I think today was the inagrual flight.

No idea about the loads sorry but it was on the boards for a few days, not sure when I first noticed. Previous flight to yesterday’s was flown by a leased in ATR.
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Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:10 pm

Today, MUC - DUB was diverted to Belfast, resulting in my DUB - MUC delayed by close to 4 hours, when onboard pilot said heavy traffic inbound to DUB, also a bird strike, and then they hadn't enough fuel to maintain a hold over the airport, so decided to divert to Belfast to re fuel. Seems odd, surely they should have enough fuel for this delay, and would be a priority to then land?
How bad is Dublin at the moment, the airport appear to be VERY busy, and lots delays, you get the feeling its bursting to capacity!
 
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Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:51 pm

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Today, MUC - DUB was diverted to Belfast, resulting in my DUB - MUC delayed by close to 4 hours, when onboard pilot said heavy traffic inbound to DUB, also a bird strike, and then they hadn't enough fuel to maintain a hold over the airport, so decided to divert to Belfast to re fuel. Seems odd, surely they should have enough fuel for this delay, and would be a priority to then land?
How bad is Dublin at the moment, the airport appear to be VERY busy, and lots delays, you get the feeling its bursting to capacity!


Its busy and this is one of busiest weeks. Bird strikes cause delays to build quickly (priority to aircraft involved, inspection etc). Its up to airlines/pilots to factor potential disruption and fuel. Most can generally hold 30-40 mins before alternatives are looked at.
 
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Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:20 pm

Irishbean wrote:
Today, MUC - DUB was diverted to Belfast, resulting in my DUB - MUC delayed by close to 4 hours, when onboard pilot said heavy traffic inbound to DUB, also a bird strike, and then they hadn't enough fuel to maintain a hold over the airport, so decided to divert to Belfast to re fuel. Seems odd, surely they should have enough fuel for this delay, and would be a priority to then land?
How bad is Dublin at the moment, the airport appear to be VERY busy, and lots delays, you get the feeling its bursting to capacity!


It's important to note that this was a LH flight, not EI, so there isn't much they can do if they have to divert, they can't just sub in another plane. It looks like they knew from 8:45 that they would be holding, circled twice over Meath/Louth and then headed up to Belfast twenty minutes later. If they only had 45 mins of fuel for holding and were told it'd be an hour of a wait then they did what they had to do, even when they left at 10:30 they still had to do a loop before coming in to land.
 
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Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:41 pm

Interesting to note that the EI380/1 from SNN-LHR will be operated by the A321LR from 29th March. The other 2 rotations are operated by the usual A320. This could also allow an A320 to operate an AGP or FAO flight in the morning and be back in time for the 12:25 flight to LHR, instead of an ORK or DUB based aircraft operating a W pattern to Shannon. This would also eliminate the need to position crew to Shannon to operate these flights. Interesting times ahead!
 
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Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:34 pm

EINA320 wrote:
Interesting to note that the EI380/1 from SNN-LHR will be operated by the A321LR from 29th March. The other 2 rotations are operated by the usual A320. This could also allow an A320 to operate an AGP or FAO flight in the morning and be back in time for the 12:25 flight to LHR, instead of an ORK or DUB based aircraft operating a W pattern to Shannon. This would also eliminate the need to position crew to Shannon to operate these flights. Interesting times ahead!


I wondered on another forum if this was a possibility, nice to see it confirmed!

My flights home are usually a choice between SNN or ORK with the latter always winning on price but I'd be willing to pay bit extra once or twice for the A321LR, even if just for the novelty.
 
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Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:01 am

Have IAG jumped the gun on the MAX8 or was it intended as a kick in the pants for Airbus? Strange that they would not order the A220 because it was unproven but order 200 of an aircraft with known fatal faults!
Big business is never boring, or should that be never Boeing?!!!
 
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Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:22 am

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Have IAG jumped the gun on the MAX8 or was it intended as a kick in the pants for Airbus? Strange that they would not order the A220 because it was unproven but order 200 of an aircraft with known fatal faults!
Big business is never boring, or should that be never Boeing?!!!


Remember IAG haven’t actually ordered the MAX, just signed a letter of intent. I’d suspect they got an offer which they couldn’t say no to and will use it as a bargaining tool against Airbus to see how low they can go. Given last night’s news of further MAX problems and delays in the FAA recertification, it could go either way. Airbus may decide they’ve a “better” plane and not reduce the price at all or think there’s an even greater opportunity to steal the order from Boeing. Interesting indeed
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Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:41 am

LOI or not it is still surprising that a strong brand would associate itself with a flawed product!
Then of course BA's brand is not what it used to be!
 
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Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:03 am

EINA320 wrote:
Interesting to note that the EI380/1 from SNN-LHR will be operated by the A321LR from 29th March.


I predict an influx of Avgeeks at SNN for these flights and photos ;) One way to drum up some extra business !

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Aer Lingus and Ryanair seek would-be pilots for training programmes
Ryanair announces new training partnership while rival targets more female pilots

The closing date to apply to train to become a trainee pilot at Aer Lingus is fast approaching.

The airline, which is particularly focused on taking on more female pilots for its training programme, said the deadline for applications was Monday, July 8th.

The company’s pilot training programme, which takes approximately 18 months to complete, is fully funded by Aer Lingus.

www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-a ... 6?mode=amp

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Shannon airport reaches deal with union over voluntary exit scheme

The firm which operates Shannon airport is implementing a voluntary redundancy scheme that has been voted through by union members.

New accounts for Shannon Airport Authority confirm that the vote on the exit scheme and work practices was taken in March after negotiations under the auspices of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) had continued throughout 2018.

Staff numbers at the airport already decreased by 10% last year from 271 to 244 and the airport firm last year provided for a €5.3m cost in its voluntary severance scheme.

https://m.independent.ie/business/irish ... 56719.html

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Cork Airport wins top European award

Cork Airport has won a top award for European airports today.
The award from the Airport Council International (ACI) in Limassol, Cyprus named Cork Airport as the Best Airport in Europe serving under five million people at the 29th ACI EUROPE Annual Assembly and Congress.
This is the second win for Cork Airport in this category after its initial triumph in 2017.

www.breakingnews.ie/business/cork-airpo ... 33217.html
 
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Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:19 am

OA260 wrote:
EINA320 wrote:
Interesting to note that the EI380/1 from SNN-LHR will be operated by the A321LR from 29th March.


I predict an influx of Avgeeks at SNN for these flights and photos ;) One way to drum up some extra business !



I doubt it - DUB is the place to see virtually all of the EI fleet on any given day.
 
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Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:38 am

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LOI or not it is still surprising that a strong brand would associate itself with a flawed product!
Then of course BA's brand is not what it used to be!


IAG orders aircraft on behalf of the various Op-Co's. How willing BA were to take the 737 we don't know, but the great price likely helped, low cap-ex is very important at Gatwick, it seems. On the other hand the 737 introduces complexity to the BA (and IAG) training and support operation - unless some/all of it it outsourced to Boeing - which is possible.

With the news today about further issues in the re-certification process, I have more faith that the FAA and other certifying bodies, will find flaws that may pose a risk to the safe operation of the aircraft. Over the coming years Ireland will have a hundreds of these on the register, from Ryanair, Norwegian, Air Italy at least. The IAA and EASA need to be watching the processes very carefully indeed.
 
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Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:56 pm

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Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:13 pm

Turkish are bringing in an A330-200 on the 3rd of August on TK1975/6... I'm annoyed because I was considering booking that flight before it was upgraded but ended up booking the flight on the 9th! I'll look for other dates that have an A330 and report here if I find any.

Update: TK1975/6 also has an A330-300 on the 20th of August.
 
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Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:41 am

Man dies following light aircraft crash in Co Kilkenny

A man in his early 50s has died following a light aircraft crash in Co Kilkenny.

The incident happened at around 9pm yesterday in the Gowran Cross area, around 6km outside of Kilkenny City.

He was the only occupant of the aircraft.

Gardaí confirmed that the man died a few hours later.

www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2019/0629/10591 ... -kilkenny/
 
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Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:52 pm

https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingn ... 33844.html

Are Lingus flight from Lisbon delayed due to a technical fault. EI were unable to find accommodation for all passengers. It also seems that the crew told passengers that there would be busses waiting to take them to hotels. But there were no busses or reps in the terminal and passengers had no option but to find there own accommodation or spend the night in the terminal. Also EI did not issue any food vouchers and their only EI contact seems to be through text updates. The rescheduled flight is set to depart at 10.50pm.
High summer season is probably partly to blame. But surely there should be more effort by the airline. I wonder if they sometimes look at the cost of accommodation, in comparison to the compensation pay outs, and decide on the smallest hit to the bottom line.
The story also seems to imply that some passengers were accommodated. Would the decision on who gets a hotel room be decided by fare type?
 
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Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:49 pm

RandWkop wrote:
https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/number-of-passengers-remain-stranded-in-lisbon-after-cork-flight-cancelled-933844.html

Are Lingus flight from Lisbon delayed due to a technical fault. EI were unable to find accommodation for all passengers. It also seems that the crew told passengers that there would be busses waiting to take them to hotels. But there were no busses or reps in the terminal and passengers had no option but to find there own accommodation or spend the night in the terminal. Also EI did not issue any food vouchers and their only EI contact seems to be through text updates. The rescheduled flight is set to depart at 10.50pm.
High summer season is probably partly to blame. But surely there should be more effort by the airline. I wonder if they sometimes look at the cost of accommodation, in comparison to the compensation pay outs, and decide on the smallest hit to the bottom line.
The story also seems to imply that some passengers were accommodated. Would the decision on who gets a hotel room be decided by fare type?


Aer Lingus are not unknown for this sadly. They often get slated for exactly what has been repeated time and time again be it at ACE FRA etc etc ... They lack proper emergency planning at out stations and fail in their duty of care. Telling people to send in claims is not really good enough when you often have people with certain needs. Getting in food and drink should be a priority even if HQ have to call and pass a company credit card. We have had this discussion a few times but EI never seem to learn.

If hotels are indeed all full then that is understandable but providing food / drink is not that hard if they really want to arrange it. Other airlines manage it even in the middle of the night!
 
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Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:20 pm

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RandWkop wrote:
https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/number-of-passengers-remain-stranded-in-lisbon-after-cork-flight-cancelled-933844.html

Are Lingus flight from Lisbon delayed due to a technical fault. EI were unable to find accommodation for all passengers. It also seems that the crew told passengers that there would be busses waiting to take them to hotels. But there were no busses or reps in the terminal and passengers had no option but to find there own accommodation or spend the night in the terminal. Also EI did not issue any food vouchers and their only EI contact seems to be through text updates. The rescheduled flight is set to depart at 10.50pm.
High summer season is probably partly to blame. But surely there should be more effort by the airline. I wonder if they sometimes look at the cost of accommodation, in comparison to the compensation pay outs, and decide on the smallest hit to the bottom line.
The story also seems to imply that some passengers were accommodated. Would the decision on who gets a hotel room be decided by fare type?


Aer Lingus are not unknown for this sadly. They often get slated for exactly what has been repeated time and time again be it at ACE FRA etc etc ... They lack proper emergency planning at out stations and fail in their duty of care. Telling people to send in claims is not really good enough when you often have people with certain needs. Getting in food and drink should be a priority even if HQ have to call and pass a company credit card. We have had this discussion a few times but EI never seem to learn.

If hotels are indeed all full then that is understandable but providing food / drink is not that hard if they really want to arrange it. Other airlines manage it even in the middle of the night!


If it was a small regional airport, you could partly forgive the lack of food. But LIS probably stays open all night. EI had a good idea this would be a 24 hour delay. So why not look after their "guests" while they endure the wait.
 
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Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:32 pm

Very badly handled by Aer Lingus again however my understanding 2/3 were accommodated in hotels. If hotel available was limited not a lot they could do.

On a general note I never understand why people don't sort themselves out because airlines generally refund costs that are reasonable (even Ryanair!) and then passengers should have travel insurance to cover where they don't. Less time whinging on twitter and more time looking up booking.com is what passengers should have done.
 
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Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:28 pm

JAmie2k9
And i thought i wss cynical! There are some base obligations when transporting guests and EI do their best to avoid those obligations. It is not that EI dont learn from mistakes, it is that they dont give a crao! And we accept the poor treatment without question!
 
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Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:36 am

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JAmie2k9
And i thought i wss cynical! There are some base obligations when transporting guests and EI do their best to avoid those obligations. It is not that EI dont learn from mistakes, it is that they dont give a crao! And we accept the poor treatment without question!


I agree it was handled poorly however over 100 people were accommodated in hotels so its not a case of them just abandoning them as some media outlets reported. If there is no hotel availability in the area nothing they can do. They would be just as annoyed if they were send on buses.

It is unfortunate that it was LIS where it happened, not a great airport.
 
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