CityJet and Air Nostrum's Hibernian looking at competing for Aer Lingus Regional ops
https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... gional-ops
Its worrying that there dosent seem to be any movement on additional pier or taxiing capacity in DUB (obviously the second runway will fix much of this when its finished), There are 4 extra widebody departures (2x EI 330's, CX 350, HU 330 and one more?) this year alone in the morning schedule, what ...Jump to post
Unfortunate that Aer Lingus wont be getting A350's for the foreseeable future, its looks are starting to grow on me. Hopefully Thai or Singapore will follow Cathay's lead next year.
Great to see Air Canada back in Shannon. The A321NEOLR / 737 Max could be a real game changer for Shannon.
I wonder how effective these new no frills fares from United will be in competing against Norwegian.
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ic-449049/
Nice to see another (Lauda) airline start a route. Any news on the supposed Aeroflot route? Interesting the Emirates are insisting that the DAA operate terminal 3, I wonder is this just backscratching. I'm beginning to think that the most realistic location for terminal 3 from a planning point of vi...Jump to post
When will the leased 757s be gone? When the last four A321LRs arrive, they’re the replacements for the 757s, the first ones are for expansion. 2020/1 is the latest however suggestion that one will exit next year (different engine 757) so possibly only 3 of 4 net gain. That is the oldest one (1994 b...Jump to post
Dubai and Lagos are two routes that will be operationally in range of the new A321's. Launching a 2-3 flight per week A321 schedule to Dubai could possibly work on O&D traffic alone. I cant imagine the powers that be being very encouraging of a Lagos route sadly.Jump to post
Very lucky that nobody was injured at that hotel / apartment fire in Ballymun. It is the same building that was involved in a serious incident when an approaching jet navigated towards it on approach after mistaking its aviation lights for runway 16/34's lights. https://www.irishtimes.com/news/irela...Jump to post
EI dont have any current plans to get A330NEO's but that might change since the A350 order has been quietly dropped. I think we are likely to see a service to BKK before NRT but EI wont be operating either. They are focusing on North America, partially because it ties in well with connecting traffic...Jump to post
Would be nice if one of the A330's that will arrive around the same time as the uniform launch was painted in the 1950's livery to coincide with the uniform launch. The polished metal effect would be hard to replicate though, I assume that once metal is polished to that effect (ie AA's previous sche...Jump to post
Even if EI is based at T2 and the BA engineers are based elsewhere in Heathrow, surely the aircraft or engineers can just re position for a few hours overnight if work is to be carried out. In the long term surely there is no logical reason why the EI engineers could not just transfer employment to ...Jump to post
Hi all, pretty new here! Quick question regarding the construction work for the new runway. I saw that: 'Two new airfield viewing areas were also constructed in addition to the erection of more than 14km of fencing.' Source: http://www.engineersjournal.ie/2018/02/20/delivering-dublin-airports-north...Jump to post
Thinking of new route opportunities from DUB and SNN, is there any logical reason (other than it being generally disliked and considered to be overcrowded) that LaGuardia has never been launched by EI or the US majors for flights to Ireland? It has a large range of connecting routes throughout north...Jump to post
Disappointing the only airport projects that the govt seem to be 'planning' for in the 2018-26 plan are the runway and the control tower at Dublin which are already under construction! There seems to be no provision for a 3rd terminal or for the dart interconnector.Jump to post
Correct re the Luas line, it was always intended to change it to a higher capacity metro line in the future. In fact most of it is built on the old Harcourt rail line up as far as Harcourt street. Makes one wonder why they ever decided to build it as a tram line in the first place, I assume the budg...Jump to post
Interesting comments by Hawaiian Airlines CEO regarding A321NEO seat costs compared to A330. Used on similar sector lengths to Aer Lingus east coast routes.
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... 1n-445310/
Where exactly is that tunnel proposed for? I drove by the new control tower site yesterday for a look and was surprised how long it takes to drive around the new runway on that new road. I was under the impression that tenders were already awarded for the runway and construction was about to go into...Jump to post
Not Sure if this was mentioned here last week..... Dublin Airport is planning the eventual relocation of some of its hangar space in order to facilitate a future extension to its Pier 1 passenger facility. Existing hangars include one used by Aer Lingus as both a maintenance facility and its headqua...Jump to post
When DUB is expanded and gets its 2nd runway, it will effectively become LHR's 3rd runway. Thus IAG will have two geographically perfect hubs, with spare capacity, for: - TATL: DUB - LatAm & Africa: MAD So, IMO, TATL routes that do not depend on London O&D, as well as lower yielding ones, c...Jump to post
Re: Privilege style operating for EI next summer. Hopefully we will see a shamrock painted on a 777. This is becoming a recurrent feature of the airlines operations. The EI fleet has come under pressure a few times in the last few years when an A330 has suddenly been knocked out of action. In future...Jump to post
Shannon is about 25 mins from Limerick city by car or bus, what exactly would a €200 million rail line do that existing bus routes don't. The money would be much better spent on trying to get more tourists into the area via marketing and route incentives. UL is an excellent university, I did a maste...Jump to post