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I’d say BDL yields are helped this year by Norwegian disappearing from EDI. There are probably a dozen or so Hartford’s that EI can target with the 321LR. It will be great to see smaller destinations working. I know that the C series has long legs, but can a 100 seater make money on such long sector...Jump to post
The Irish trade with China is from big ticket tax benefit items such as aircraft leases, medicine and software. Irish indigenous companies have a very small presence in China. Prime (and shameful) example..... I was at an Irish presidential event in Shanghai. At the business breakfast they served NZ...Jump to post
Whilst Dublin airport isn’t third world, it can hardly be called a first world gateway we can be proud of. From an infrastructure perspective, the lack of air bridges for so many gates and non LCC Services, including long haul is a big surprise. The patchwork nature of the airport is so visible in T...Jump to post
The Pearl River Delta doesn’t need two services to Dublin at once. With all due respect, why not? AKL is a similar sized city to DUB, and just as far away from the Pearl River Delta as DUB, yet it can sustain in peak season: - 5x daily flights to HKG (2x daily on CX, 2x daily on HX and 1x daily on ...Jump to post
Their long haul is in the 4-8hr segment, which is more medium haul. As Asian airports become increasingly congested, the 330s will be used more and more on the sub 4hr segments. With DMK essentially full, Thai Air Asia is considering 330s to HKG for example as they don’t have slots to increase capac...Jump to post
HK’ers won’t travel to shenzhen for a long haul flight. Irish people travelling to HK would also need a Chinese visa to take this flight too. This will siphon some Chinese tour groups off the CX Service though, and quite possibly affect the success of the route. The Pearl River Delta doesn’t need tw...Jump to post
It’s not the words, but the compassion behind the words that matters.
Also, a “I’m here if you ever need someone to talk to..”
The Manila connection has improved somewhat, but try stay within same terminal. Much better to transfer in SIN or HKG though. EK have relaunched a DXB-CEB-CRK-DXB Service, with about 150 daily pax originating and same level terminating in Cebu I think we will see CX launching more regional routes to...Jump to post
HK’ers who live in high rise apartments (hello from the 38th floor) love what they cant get here - open space. Hope they like endless windy roads and pissing rain as well... heh heh. On that subject, was not impressed with those US craft beers I tried. Universally over-hopped tang does not a great ...Jump to post
Vote for Shannon. The airport with the highest vote gets a new Eurowings route.
If they change the font to another sans-serif one, hopefully they won't go with a generic font like American, Garuda and others. I love the tail and livery but a spruce up wouldn't hurt. The article mentions they're going to add more color. Maybe a khaki, and beach blue like color? They are indeed ...Jump to post
The advertising of Ireland as a tourist destination has commenced in the HK print press. They are focusing on Castles, Green and culture. Adverts to date are from tour operators, rather than tourism Ireland. HK’ers who live in high rise apartments (hello from the 38th floor) love what they cant get ...Jump to post
AGP probably because not enough pilots trained or available for additional GIB operations.Jump to post
Anyone with a return date more than two weeks out are on their own.
A big congratulations to the CAA who has done a fantastic job in planning and executing the return of citizens to the UK.
The problematic routes will be ex GIB and ex Madeira, where specially trained pilots are required. I can see these being operated by BA or EZY who have a pilot base. As Monarch is highly seasonal, they work their pilots hard in summer, so they have precious little available hours in winter - for thi...Jump to post
Monarch was not viable, and was forecasting a £100m loss in 2017/18. This is the letter from the CEO to staff...... This is the update I hoped I would never have to write. Despite our best efforts, today Monarch Airlines Limited and Monarch Travel Group (Monarch Holidays) are ceasing operations and ...Jump to post
tommy1808 wrote:BestWestern wrote:An illegal vote. An illegal attempt at a coup.
so all is peachy in China, the protest on Tiananmen Square and elsewhere in China was illegal too.
These events have changed Spain forever. Spain will never be the same again after Oct 1, 2017. This will be remembered for hundreds of years just like Tiananmen Square 1989, Budapest 1956, Crystal Night 1938, and even Stockholm Bloodbath 1520. Just imagine the outcry if this had happened in for ins...Jump to post
I travel extensively in Asia. I have never, ever seen an emotional support animal on a flight.
America is dying slowly in its own self absorbed way.
Etihad needs a politician and business man combined to plot a path between commercial and non commercial demands on the airline. Mr Muller failed in Malaysian as he was brought in to do a Job that wasn’t the job he was recruited for. He is an excellent operator, but would be the wrong choice for the...Jump to post
Guys, change for the better should be congratulated, not ridiculed. With women taxi drivers in the UAE and a western Bahrain showing Saudi leadership that the world doesn’t come to an end, things will happen quickly from now on. It isn’t long ago since women in western counties had to stop Work when...Jump to post
Amazing how the biggest gains from fake news were those who complained the most about fake news.Jump to post
The city pair data would be very different, with more London and Tokyo city pair data showing up.
I was surprised that MNL SIN showed up.
China will never start a war with India. China will flex muscles now and again.
India will never start a war with China.
EI seem to be doing well in Hartford. 91% load factor in June, with May just as strong. Another route that could see additional frequencies or a 330 next summer peak days. Norwegian had twice the outbound pax to on inbound pax on BDL EDI in June. this points to their traffic being strongly US origin...Jump to post
Well much of it was of the "Mayor of Clare sez no........" Has the current incumbent any thing at all to show except the "Kick it down the road" consultancy study? Sadly Dublin has far less political influence than it ought to have, we either put up with things being third rate ...Jump to post
The DAA T1 lounge is terrible. It's boring, looks and feels cheap. I can't wait to see the new CX lounge in Singapore T4. Their new Heathrow T3 and Manila T3 lounges are fantastic. Manila T3 has itself improved dramatically over the past 18 months, and this lounge really is superb. In saying that, t...Jump to post
Flighty wrote:India is one of the four strategic leaders of the future world. China, India, Europe and the US/Canada. Russia not among them. It is foreseeable that India needs total deterrence and a global reach.
This is no more than an army general looking for more funding. Who needs hospitals and roads when the boogie monster is invading.Jump to post