Hainan flights to Edinburgh and Beijing are back on sale from the 1st of September. Good news. I would like to see the Shenzhen flight continue but with the loads seen so far it may not be realistic. While we can probably live without the Shenzhen route considering it's proximity to Cathay in Hong ...Jump to post
A C130 Hercules is in Dublin at the moment, I assume its transporting vehicles for Nancy Pelosi's visit. Interesting about paint discrepancy on the tail on the Aer Lingus A321neo. I think the livery has grown on a lot of people but I still think the titles are too small, especially on the A330s and ...Jump to post
JetBlue considering routes to Dublin
https://www.irishtimes.com/business/tra ... 0?mode=amp
Does anyone know if the Particular Evelop airlines A330 being used as a sub for the Norwegian flights from Dublin has seat back IFE?
EC-MII is the reg.
Edit: it does.
Are Aer Lingus maintaining the same baggage allowance and free drink + snack that cityjet offered under it's own brand on the Avros or has it reverted to the same levels as EI mainline? EI website seems to suggest it's the same as the basic EI product now.Jump to post
Aer Lingus have updated their website with a preview of the ATR and 757 in the new livery although its unlikely the 757s will wear it.
https://www.aerlingus.com/experience-ae ... craft/atr/
The use of the 321neos on some european routes will free up some 320s. Unless they plan on disposing of the existing 321s. There's an argument however for an additional type to be introduced into the fleet, likely operated by a third party, with the C series or Embraer E190 being the most suitable a...Jump to post
Norwegian confirms temporary Ireland summer operation from 31 March – 10 April after 737MAX grounding
https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/norw ... -10-april/
Seriously doubt that, the A220 is much larger and more expensive than the ATRs so would require demand on Stobarts EI regional routes to almost double. I definitely think the A220 would be a good fit for the Aer Lingus network but would fill a gap between the ATR and the A320 rather than replacing t...Jump to post
What is the work being done in front of the 200 gates / terminal 1 at DUB? Red and white barriers have been erected there recently. I'm assuming it's work on the taxiways. Can be seen in the background of this photo. Anyone know what it is? https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/39995890213/in/...Jump to post
More on the Aer Lingus A321neoLR launch.
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ch-455508/
Just watched a news report on the unveiling and the livery on the A330 looked undeniably blue on the TV screen. EI management really should consider the public response to the new livery before painting the rest of the fleet, there are clearly issues with the shade of teal chosen. I seen the A320 to...Jump to post
Agreed that it looks better on the A320 Still not sure I follow EIs point that the new brand internationalises the airline! EI has spent 75 years plus "paddy'ising" every aspect of the airline and now it's not cool to be a paddy? Go figure.... :hissyfit: 'Internationalising' was the main ...Jump to post
Its not exactly ugly but its very underwhelming. If they used one or two more colours such as gold or very dark orange on the stripes at the tail and made it larger and inverted like the Thai livery it would have been much stronger. The Aer Lingus logo is too small. The font on the older logo was cl...Jump to post
Photos of Westjet's first 787-9. This will be a nice addition on the new Dublin Calgary route.
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... er-454457/
Like most other things in the airlines history (I count 6 different re-brands since starting operations in 1994) the Superjet operation clearly has not gone as planned for Cityjet. The winglets that were to be added to the aircraft for LCY certification seem to have been consistently delayed and the...Jump to post
Airbus considering an 'A330neo Regional' version with reduced MTOW. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-26/airbus-plans-a330neo-tweak-to-fend-off-boeing-s-new-mid-size-jet This might be of interest to Aer Lingus. They had originally ordered a version of the A350-900 with de-rated thrust...Jump to post
I have commuted to Dublin city centre from that area several times, it takes not less than 2 hours to drive to the city centre from Moate in the early morning. I totally understand why the midlands would want to attract as much investment as possible but if this airport was feasible we would hear a ...Jump to post
Failte Ireland: Tourism ‘will suffer without second Dublin runway’
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/tour ... -vvtsjx2r3
I agree, EI are basically looking to fix some that is not really broken. I think that there is room for minor improvements. Retaining the current deep shade of green and changing the colors and size of chatlines, plus moving from straight lines into to a more curved pattern would look great and not...Jump to post
I agree with those who suggest the that the current quite unique colour scheme, perhaps with some minor modifications such as extending the cheat line forwards, would be good for many years yet I agree, EI are basically looking to fix some that is not really broken. I think that there is room for m...Jump to post
I think they could get another 5+ years from the logo and livery if they wanted..It has aged very well, but there are very few livery's left that have cheatlines along the windows these days. The area where the green and blue lines stop suddenly aft of the forward doors does look a bit awkward. I th...Jump to post
I was in terminal 2 recently eating in the bar that looks out over the boarding pier. It was 7am and the floor was filthy with food everywhere. Had clearly not been swept since the previous day. Incredibly slow service at the coffee dock in the pier also, staff just didn't seem to be interested in s...Jump to post
Video on Dublin airport opening in 1939.
https://www.dublinlive.ie/news/dublin-n ... g-14879952
Took the 20.50 Aer Lingus flight from JFK to DUB on Sunday. Complete disaster of a check in set up, people queuing an average of 1.5 hours. Only 3 check in staff manning around 8 desks, one for business and 2 for economy, seemed to be no difference between the line for check in and the line for bag ...Jump to post
I cant see much point in EI flying to Iceland now that the two large Icelandic carriers are serving Dublin and picking up mostly transiting passengers. EI would be better off launching another US route. Greenland would have practically no passenger demand from Ireland, they would be flying empty pla...Jump to post
CityJet and Air Nostrum's Hibernian looking at competing for Aer Lingus Regional ops
https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... gional-ops