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by shamrock350
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 174
Views: 15156

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Good luck to Mr Kavanagh. I think he’s done a fine job at Aer Lingus, many weren’t expecting much from him but he has been at the helm during one of the most successful periods of profitable expansion Aer Lingus has ever seen. Hopefully the airline will have the same good fortune under Sean Doyle. I...

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by shamrock350
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery
Replies: 69
Views: 12000

Re: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery

Well, it is the one employees selected but something about it does look off. I think the new font was always going to be at odd with the rest of the design, everything else is pretty nice though.

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by shamrock350
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian
Replies: 98
Views: 16323

Re: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian

BA doesn't really offer anything to keep the masses. This will only get worse. They nickel and dime you just like Norweigan. Norweigan offers nice new planes at fantastic prices. The legacies don't really have an answer other than forming their own LCC..........enter Level. Someone else who has mis...

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by shamrock350
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian
Replies: 98
Views: 16323

Re: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian

Norwegian is becoming a PR company with an airline attached. Being the largest NYC area airline outside of North America is indeed an achievement of sorts but how they got there, in what form and how sustainable it all is has become questionable. Comparisons with British Airways are unnecessary and ...

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by shamrock350
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 174
Views: 15156

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Hi Fly A332 CS-TQP is currently inbound to Dublin from Brussels on an Aer Lingus callsign, seems they're down an A330/Crew and will use this tonight.

Earlier today an A343 from Hi Fly arrived in Dublin, maybe this is also for Aer Lingus.

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by shamrock350
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair also in trouble?
Replies: 40
Views: 11627

Re: Icelandair also in trouble?

Icelandair is having a rough year, this may come as surprise to some as they see it as an ever expanding success story challenging the traditional legacies across the Atlantic but clearly the story behind the scenes is somewhat different. I doubt Icelandair is going anywhere fast, they're struggling...

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by shamrock350
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet ordering the Cseries?
Replies: 17
Views: 5354

Re: Easyjet ordering the Cseries?

It’s a NEO...

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The animation isn’t 100% accurate but it’s close enough to know it’s not a CSeries/A220 family aircraft.

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by shamrock350
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 111
Views: 21303

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Jayafe wrote:
Miami wrote:
It's a livery. Stop whining.


It's a design. Be professional.

The 787 image you quoted and took issue with for being a 787 is from a few years ago, I believe it’s just a mock up from the old Modified Airliner Photos site.

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by shamrock350
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 111
Views: 21303

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Looks smart professional modern and minimises the Erin go Bragh, top of the morning gibberish ... The regular, near constant use of the "Oirish" term is very telling. I'm assuming you are actually Irish with a username like that so tell me, what would you suggest a company representing Ir...

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by shamrock350
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29704

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

JAmie2k9 wrote:
Could be a glitch make the most of it just incase....

The site has been glitchy since the small update to the booking process but the LCY route is the only one showing this. It also skips the seat selection process entirely, appears to be free at check in instead.

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by shamrock350
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air to close Poznan base in Polish reshuffle
Replies: 21
Views: 2841

Re: Wizz Air to close Poznan base in Polish reshuffle

Shame to see the base close but pleased to see they haven't abandoned the airport, didn't think the Luton route would be going anywhere anyway, it's way too popular. I really like Wizz Air, it's incredibly cheap and even more so when you're in the discount club, baggage rules are quite relaxed, the ...

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by shamrock350
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29704

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Originally it was going to be the standard Aer Lingus product, charge for seats, baggage and food but a quick dummy booking shows one checked bag is now included even on the lowest fare and the ability to select seats is no longer available. It looks like the full service CityJet product could be c...

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by shamrock350
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29704

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

I wonder are they maintaining full cityjet levels of service or going to drop it down to the same as Aer Lingus. The route has a high level of passenger loyalty from the business community and charges a premium, so I'd imagine the regular passengers wont want it to change. The main rival, BA city f...

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by shamrock350
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29704

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

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...

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by shamrock350
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29704

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Just a question confusing me about the new EI brand. There is mention of it being introduced in January, but the first A321LR is not coming until (I think the second quarter), so presumably an A321LR won't be the first aircraft to get it? (Hopefully it'll be 'EDY, which badly needs a repaint!). Won...

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by shamrock350
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air launching STN-LJU
Replies: 8
Views: 1327

Re: Wizz Air launching STN-LJU

It’s not unheard of for Wizz Air to venture outside their LTN focus, they operate a single route from LGW to OPT so adding STN isn’t quite as strange as it might appear.

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by shamrock350
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 111
Views: 21303

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

This is IAG, so unfortunately eurowhite livery with a green shamrock tail. It's going to be simplified. Very unlikely they will do anything but white fuselage. Might look like the Omni 762 they leased for a while https://www.airteamimages.com/pics/246/246196_800.jpg Ugghh I hope not, but I don't ha...

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by shamrock350
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 111
Views: 21303

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

I don’t think it’s anything to do with One World to be honest, that’s still on the table but not an urgent requirement. As for Premium Economy, it’s not in any immediate plans but it was under serious consideration when the A350 introduction was in the works. The A350 is very much on the back burner...

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by shamrock350
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29704

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Ryanair must be close to overtaking Aer Lingus at Cork in terms of routes offered, Aer Lingus probably still offer more seats on a year round basis but it'll be interesting to see their response, if any! Shannon meanwhile appears to waiting patiently for something from either airline.

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by shamrock350
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29704

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Belfast International Airport's statement on Norwegian is worth a read, even if just for a laugh. http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p578/Kev_Andrew/bfsstatement_zpsdamjvrgm.png https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/belfast-airport-says-norwegian-air-decision-to-axe-us-flights-mo...

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by shamrock350
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 111
Views: 21303

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

I actually love the British Airways World Tails on reflection, each and every one of them were beautiful designs in their own right even if they didn't quite work with the rest of the livery. Some of them did actually work; Celtic, Chelsea Rose, Tartan and Koguty Lowickie were personal favourites. W...

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by shamrock350
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29704

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Some of the previous logos Aer Lingus may currently be taking inspiration from. http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p578/Kev_Andrew/635a5c10ed9c92245f7ab9d2f3f5fadb_zpsc7masy7u.jpg A lot of comparisons to the KLM update have been made, personally I dislike the KLM swoosh as it looks like somebody sl...

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by shamrock350
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 111
Views: 21303

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

https://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/ ... ery/197267

No thanks.
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Galwayman wrote:
FR looks much classier with the harp logo

Classy, like the time they gave it a boob job?

https://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/ ... ery/197267

No thanks.

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by shamrock350
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 111
Views: 21303

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Could we see some orange highlights incorporated to honor their flag? Although I can't picture an aesthetically pleasing combination of those colors, that hasn't stopped livery designers before. When Aer Lingus was founded, 82 years ago now, the idea behind the image of the airline was that it need...

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by shamrock350
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29704

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Eirules wrote:
Dublin Airport tweeted an hour ago about 4 new transatlantic services in 2019. AA to DFW, EI to MSP & YUL. What am I missing?

Norwegian to Toronto Hamilton...

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by shamrock350
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 111
Views: 21303

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Today at the airline passenger experience expo in Boston, the Aer Lingus CEO announced that there will be a branding refresh with the delivery of their first A321LR in January. "The Green and the Shamrock will stay put" -Jason Rabinowitz https://twitter.com/AirlineFlyer/status/10442260221...

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by shamrock350
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29704

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Do people believe the 320s will be painted in the new livery and if so, will DVM, DEI and DEO? I would say the retro would be kept around at the very least, the rugby liveries, maybe? Hard to tell. The deal with the Irish Rugby Team has just been extended for another three years, it's been hugely s...

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by shamrock350
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29704

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

I wonder if the Aer Club branding has any subtle hints. Clearly some thought went into its design, they chose a unique font to the overall brand, designed an entirely new logo and it's easily the best looking of IAG carriers. The logo itself is quite interesting, it's a recreation of the main shamro...

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by shamrock350
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of <150-Seat Aircraft in Europe
Replies: 7
Views: 1567

Re: Future of <150-Seat Aircraft in Europe

Air Baltic has committed to the A220, with 12 already in service and I believe over 30 on order with options for 30 additional aircraft. As for other orders, I believe IAG will need to look at a 120-150 seater eventually. Aer Lingus appears eager to branch out into regional jet flying and the A220 c...

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by shamrock350
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 111
Views: 21303

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Yeah all this “interchangeable” talk has so far proven to be rubbish. Aer Lingus and Iberia have taken delivery of new A330s around the same time, both from the IAG pool of orders and the only thing similar was the economy seat choice. The layouts, business cabin and capacity were individual to the ...

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by shamrock350
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29704

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Further update; CEO Stephen Kavanagh has just finished his keynote speech at the APEXExpo in Boston, looks like you were right with the A321LR prediction Kaitak as he has confirmed the A321LR will see the introduction of the new uniforms and livery upon its delivery. The shamrock and green with stay...

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by shamrock350
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29704

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

I think EI will have some leeway in the design it comes up with; I do fear that they'll come up with something like IB, AY, JL or (even worse) MU - acres of white and a bit of green, but I really hope they'll show more imagination than that. At the end of the day, if they're painting their aircraft...

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by shamrock350
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29704

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

The brief for the uniform redesign was that it "had to keep the green" so going in the opposite direction with the livery would seem odd. Management at Aer Lingus must be well aware of how stand out, recognisable and popular the current green top livery is and hopefully wouldn't just throw...

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by shamrock350
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29704

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

https://vimeo.com/103853470

The reveal of the current livery was quite the event!
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I was watching this just the other day;

https://vimeo.com/103853470

The reveal of the current livery was quite the event!

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by shamrock350
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29704

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

The rumours from a few months ago were true... Aer Lingus announces plans for re-brand in 2019 Aer Lingus is to re-brand with a new logo next year. The airline is to unveil a "refreshed brand identity" in January which it said "will reflect the airline's modern outlook and ambition to...

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by shamrock350
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29704

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

So what are the target cities that are guaranteed to be added with out fail. If they ordered these planes for that purpose why don't we have a list of guaranteed cites and time frame. We have planes on order but really markets that are guaranteed service which means nothing is set in stone. Already...

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by shamrock350
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29704

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

So what are the target cities that are guaranteed to be added with out fail. If they ordered these planes for that purpose why don't we have a list of guaranteed cites and time frame. We have planes on order but really markets that are guaranteed service which means nothing is set in stone. Already...

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by shamrock350
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29704

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

I suspect that they will use them on high volume routes within Europe. Just because they have long range capability doesn't mean they are going to use them on long haul routes. Very, very unlikely. The aircraft were ordered specifically for 757 replacement and transatlantic growth, the only time th...

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by shamrock350
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29704

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Call me skeptical but I don't see this magical transatlantic expansion ever happening. No, not skeptical. The expansion you describe as “magical” has been happening for the past four years. Since 2014 Aer Lingus has added SFO, YYZ, LAX, IAD, BDL, EWR, PHL, MIA, SEA and most recently MSP and YUL to ...

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by shamrock350
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 10578

Re: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019

It would be interesting to know if the same presentation that was given to EI to land MSP-DUB was given to Delta. If not why wasn't Delta given the same opportunity to add a MSP-DUB flight as was EI and if it was why did Delta not chose MSP-DUB itself. Also indicating that if it was given equal opp...

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by shamrock350
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29704

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Ryanair will offer four new routes from Cork next summer, most at relatively low frequencies but a big boost for the airport all the same!

Meanwhile at Aer Lingus.... *crickets*

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by shamrock350
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 10578

Re: Aer Lingus rumor - announcement 9/12

This whole population argument needs to be put to bed, especially when the figure quoted is wrong! Ireland is a country of 4.7 million people. And it seems as if Ireland's population is about the same as that of Alabama, is it not? When discussing air services from Ireland we need to look at the isl...

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by shamrock350
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29704

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

In other news ORK-BRU is skyscanners unserved route of the week with 20000 searches. https://www.anna.aero/2018/09/12/cork-brussels-is-skyscanner-unserved-route-of-the-week-with-20000-searches-brussels-airlines-only-irish-service-to-be-sure/ A route previously served by Aer Lingus but didn't last l...

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by shamrock350
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29704

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Do we know what the SNN and ORK increases are yet? I was wondering about that too. There's usually an announcement on additional frequencies on existing transatlantic services too which doesn't appear to have happened yet so we may well be in for a "part two" announcement at a later date ...

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by shamrock350
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 10578

Re: Unconfirmed: EI to MSP

I also have a feeling this EI flight will only be seasonal. Possibly but Aer Lingus rarely go for seasonal routes when it comes to North America, they prefer year round even if at significantly reduced frequency. Every current transatlantic route by Aer Lingus from Dublin is year round, even BDL. T...

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by shamrock350
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29704

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

It might be best to post a direct link to the press release in future; https://corporate.ryanair.com/news/ryanair-launches-new-cork-to-malta-route/?market=ie https://www.corkairport.com/news/detail/2018/09/11/cork-airport-welcomes-new-malta-route Granted, these aren't always as quickly available as ...

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by shamrock350
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 10578

Re: Aer Lingus rumor - announcement 9/12

I think Denver will be one of the cities announced tomorrow. Kim Day, CEO of Denver International Airport is giving a speech tomorrow night at a major civic function along with the mayor. I was quietly hoping for Denver. It was heavily rumoured last year before they eventually went with Seattle so ...

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by shamrock350
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 10578

Re: Aer Lingus rumor - announcement 9/12

Rumor has it Aer Lingus will make an announcement of new service 9/12. MSP and YUL seem to be the hot topics for EI. I think Denver will be one of the cities announced tomorrow. Kim Day, CEO of Denver International Airport is giving a speech tomorrow night at a major civic function along with the m...

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by shamrock350
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 10578

Re: Aer Lingus rumor - announcement 9/12

Anyway... :? If it is MSP, I just don’t see how it will work. Also, with DL always defending their fortress hubs, expect them to announce MSP-DUB. There is no way Delta will let EI succeed on the route. I have no doubt they'd defend their second largest hub but would Aer Lingus be that much of a th...

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by shamrock350
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 10578

Re: Aer Lingus rumor - announcement 9/12

How about Tokyo, Hong Kong or Johannesburg ? Aer Lingus is too focused on the English speaking Americas. The USA & Canada should not be EI's only long haul market. Dublin to Narita sipping Guinness is on my bucket list, nonstop. Ireland is a country of 4.7 million people. That's about the size ...

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