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by Skyblue39
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Int'l Routes from CLT
Replies: 58
Views: 3301

Re: Future Int'l Routes from CLT

Are you blind or just stupid? Where did I say that the SNN-US market is the largest? And are you this abrasive in real life or does internet anonymity make you feel braver, in that you can talk to strangers in such a s**ty way? Big man indeed aren’t you?! Every single thread on here again hijacked ...

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by Skyblue39
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Int'l Routes from CLT
Replies: 58
Views: 3301

Re: Future Int'l Routes from CLT

AA have scaled back at Manchester. Dropped JFK-MAN and only have PHL seasonal nowadays. False. PHL is year round and Also have seasonal ORD. Miami was also dropped by MT and VS ending SFO.... so I don’t agree that there is a “boom” in MAN-US traffic. VS moved SFO to LAX. MT adding flights to MCO/SE...

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by Skyblue39
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Int'l Routes from CLT
Replies: 58
Views: 3301

Re: Future Int'l Routes from CLT

In what universe would SNN be a larger market than MAN to anywhere, let another CLT? Were it not for the recent boom (oversupply?) in MAN-US traffic, I would have pegged this as a good bet for AA. CLT is a great place to connect MAN to the Southeast and Florida, the latter which is a huge source of...

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by Skyblue39
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 243
Views: 13892

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

They seem to be making announcement once SU Senior Management come to DUB. Whenever that is will be anybody’s guess!

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by Skyblue39
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 243
Views: 13892

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

EI121 wrote:
Was there any official announcement from Dublin Airport regarding the Aeroflot flight? Just seems very strange they haven’t promoted it given they usually make route announcements once the flight becomes bookable?


Did you check the Dublin Airport website?

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by Skyblue39
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes
Replies: 51
Views: 3972

Re: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes

I'm surprised there is no apparent move to AC mainline between YYZ-MAN. There is currently a seasonal Rouge service, which would presumably be redeployed, and there is competition from TS all year. The main question is whether the market is there in the winter months, and if not whether AC would co...

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by Skyblue39
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 243
Views: 13892

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

SU is loaded as daily service from 28OCT

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by Skyblue39
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 243
Views: 13892

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Have I missed something? Did a search for Moscow to Dublin in December and a booking site gave me the option of Aeroflot! I thought that Pobeda (the Aeroflot low cost branch) had recently been give approval but not AF itself.. This is super news and long overdue. Good to see Aeroflot finally back i...

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by Skyblue39
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 243
Views: 13892

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

EI fly twice daily to Frankfurt, LH currently four times daily, to go to five daily for the winter. Some days there are 7, 8 or even 9 rows of business on LH I guess Amsterdam could gave similar experiences? EI are increasing DUB-FRA to 3 x daily for Winter. That’s 10 x daily to FRA overall with FR...

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by Skyblue39
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1083
Views: 18682

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

Oh dear. Not good for the EU. https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.thesun.co.uk/news/6944176/a-no-deal-brexit-will-hit-european-countries-the-hardest-costing-them-a-whopping-500bn/amp/ I find it exquisite that Ireland will be so badly hit. Ireland's collusion with the EU to use the border and deep se...

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by Skyblue39
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 243
Views: 13892

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Per above article:

“In the shorter term, talks are well progressed on another long-haul connection, as yet undisclosed, to Ireland from a key destination, the Sunday Independent understands.“

I wonder if this is Tokyo?

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by Skyblue39
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 243
Views: 13892

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

I wouldn't underestimate BWI, PIT, MSP, and IND as front runners for A321LR service. A330 service would easily be DEN and DFW I cannot see Aer Lingus at both IAD and BWI. Washington is served twice daily from Dublin with EI and UA. BA have just announced LHR-PIT so I really cannot see EI there eith...

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by Skyblue39
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 243
Views: 13892

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

I heard Dublin - Denver is back on for S19 and Dublin - Seattle increasing. I think Minneapolis or Detroit could be other new routes.

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by Skyblue39
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 243
Views: 13892

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

FR are only offering 2w on DUB - LUX so definitely not catering to business traffic between both cities.
I doubt Luxair will see that as a threat overall. I used Luxair twice this year in Feb and March and loads were good.

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by Skyblue39
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1283
Views: 77088

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

https://www.anna.aero/2018/08/01/detroi ... -us-route/
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Detroit-Dublin is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with over 21,000 searches; Aer Lingus’ 13th US route??

https://www.anna.aero/2018/08/01/detroi ... -us-route/

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by Skyblue39
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Summer 2018 Routes News & Base Openings
Replies: 93
Views: 26275

Re: Ryanair Summer 2018 Routes News & Base Openings

Hoping they'll open up a base at Cardiff Why on earth would you want them at your local airport? Dreadful airline and they tend to 'infest' airports once they turn up, driving other half decent carriers away and constantly expanding. Forget about having any other choice once FR are in, this is the ...

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by Skyblue39
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32341

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

All - On the subject of Dublin Airport am more than happy to agree to differ! :hissyfit: Any more rumors on the rumored Cityet announcement? @eirflot, we've touched a raw nerve it would seem :stirthepot: :stirthepot: I think your above post is pretty low to be honest.... keep stirring for what it’s...

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by Skyblue39
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32341

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

I can’t believe someone claimed that the airport is the wrong side of the city!! Lol. Where do you want it? On a floating island in Dublin Bay? If you think that DUB is 3rd world and a laughing stock - you haven’t been to BFS, MAN, GLA, CDG1, FCO, LIN, TXL, OTP. Lack of seats in T2 - are you having ...

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by Skyblue39
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32341

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

Guys, have Luxair already started twice daily? I see that some days there is both a morning and evening flight. Would love to try them, however they are a bit pricey coming in at about €120 one way DUB-LUX. Cheers!

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by Skyblue39
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Aer Lingus Add PHL-DUB
Replies: 33
Views: 7817

Re: Confirmed: Aer Lingus Add PHL-DUB

Am I correct in saying that PHL will therefore only have 4 European Carriers: Lufthansa, Icelandair, British Airways and Aer Lingus? If so, that seems really strange.

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by Skyblue39
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH
Replies: 264
Views: 37405

Re: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent

I re-iterate that there are currently no flights from East Asia to Ireland, unlike how there are to Belgium and Denmark. You are basically reminding us why we think the DUB-East Asia market is not as significant compared to the other two. :D You clearly are fascinated (or peeved) by Cathay at DUB. ...

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by Skyblue39
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32341

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

Is the whole event presentation available online anywhere? Have a look here for some content. Coincidentally their pop up stand is a nod to this thread title! ;-) http://www.travelextra.ie/philadelphia-come-aer-lingus-says-served-city-obvious-choice-dublin/ Thanks for this! Interesting that he ment...

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by Skyblue39
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32341

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

During today’s formal announcement of the Dublin - Philadelphia route, Aer Lingus COO, Mike Rutter said that Aer Lingus will announce yet another transatlantic route “in due course”. Is the whole event presentation available online anywhere? Have a look here for some content. Coincidentally their p...

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by Skyblue39
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32341

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

During today’s formal announcement of the Dublin - Philadelphia route, Aer Lingus COO, Mike Rutter said that Aer Lingus will announce yet another transatlantic route “in due course”.

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by Skyblue39
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32341

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

Styles9002 - proportional representation is the purest form of democracy - so the political classes tell us - everyone has a vote and every one vote counts! Personally I believe it to be flawed and a major part of the past and current problems in Ireland. Who know really??! JAmie2k9 - each to his /...

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by Skyblue39
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Aer Lingus Add PHL-DUB
Replies: 33
Views: 7817

Re: Unconfirmed: Aer Lingus Add PHL-DUB

The flights are available for booking on aerlingus.com
EI114/EI115

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by Skyblue39
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32341

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

Really was hoping for Dallas or Pittsburgh, personally. But no, they announce an already-served US destination. Mlehhhh.... In any case, so far this is DUB's third new long-haul announcement for 2018, after Air Canada (Montréal), Cathay (Hong Kong) and just after yesterday's new route by Icelandair ...

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by Skyblue39
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32341

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

Galwayman wrote:
True , but they will fly via Dublin to FCO , Milan , Ams , Rome , Paris etc and that's where EI can damage FI and Wow


But why would they fly onestop via DUB, when they can already fly to these destinations nonstop using WOW or Icelandair?

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by Skyblue39
Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32341

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

Regarding FI's announcement, it is interesting to note that 3 years ago there were zero scheduled flights between DUB and KEF and in Summer 2018 there will be up to 17 weekly. Will FI be the only B752 operator at DUB? On short haul yes, UA, EI and AA fly them long haul. DL also use it on seasonal D...

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by Skyblue39
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32341

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

For Dublin S18, per Aer Lingus:

Split - increase from 2W to 3W
Marseille - increase to 5W
Bordeaux - increase to 9W
Lyon - increase to 10W
Bilbao - increase to Daily
Verona - increase to 4W
Catania - increase to 3W

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by Skyblue39
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch considering return to longhaul ops
Replies: 34
Views: 7833

Re: Monarch considering return to longhaul ops

The Canadian market feels like the most likely westbound market ex MAN. I am surprised Air Canada (mainline) don't operate YYZ-MAN, but either way there looks to be a strong case for additional capacity. YYC I expect to see back on the boards before too long and YVR is another underserved route. As...

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by Skyblue39
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 26406

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

And ... Aer Lingus respond to the Ryanair fiasco! (The image depicting the Ryanair planes grounded is quite funny! Karma!) We don’t want to see anyone grounded this October, so we’re delighted to extend our #HappyWinter Sale to include travel from 01 October until end of February and to reassure our...

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by Skyblue39
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 26406

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

A quick question; Any idea if Austrian will return to Dublin? I realise it might be competition against a family member/s but there is a need for more connections to Easter Europe! Thanks Aer Lingus (monopoly) always are very expensive on the DUB-VIE route. It certainly would be welcome competition...

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by Skyblue39
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 16558

Re: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018

This irritates me. Places like AUS and BNA getting LHR service .. and on 747s no less. Maybe I'm a traditionalist, but this is just wrong, Whats next? Duluth and Lubbock ? Snowflakes be irritated for rediculous reasons. If this "irritates" you... your life must be pretty shocking

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by Skyblue39
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 26406

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

Aer Lingus marketing should fully capitalise on this cock up from Ryanair. If it was the other way around, you can bet your bottom dollar that FR would have adverts splashed across all channels of media bashing EI and bigging themselves up....

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by Skyblue39
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery
Replies: 107
Views: 20871

Re: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery

I like it. Can't wait to see it soon here in Dublin on the AC842/843

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by Skyblue39
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 26406

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

It hadn't crossed my mind to use them to get to South Africa. Now that's a good idea. Great to hear they're both worth it and really nice on board. I'd love try them sometime to be fair. Let's hope they continue to come via Dublin! Just be careful using ET to transit to South Africa or others, as f...

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by Skyblue39
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 26406

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

I was reading on another thread about ORD that there is a rumored ADD-ORD route in the works. If so we might see an extra ET fuel stop in the mornings. Flew on Ethiopian Airlines B788 from Dublin to Addis Ababa in Y class recently (connected onto Johannesburg) which was a very pleasant experience. ...

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by Skyblue39
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Announces DFW
Replies: 90
Views: 9680

Re: Icelandair Announces DFW

737max8 wrote:
As a Dallas resident, this service highly excites me. Icelandair is great to non-rev on!


Yawn....

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by Skyblue39
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 26406

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

I wonder if Air Transat will maintain or drop their once weekly Dublin-Montreal in S18, following on from AC's announcement today!

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by Skyblue39
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 26406

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

Per Routesonline: Air Canada in winter 2017/18 is adjusting Toronto – Dublin route, as service moves to mainline operation, replacing current rouge 767 service. This adjustment was reflected earlier this year. From 30OCT17, Airbus A330-300 aircraft will operate this route 4 times a week during winte...

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by Skyblue39
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 26406

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

Per United Press Room on united.com:

"Seasonal service between Chicago and Dublin will start earlier in 2018, commencing on April 9, 2018 and end Oct.26, 2018.

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by Skyblue39
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 26406

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

Dublin Airport is the main sponsor of today's Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) Networking Conference taking place in Belfast this morning. Per the DAA website: "As the main gateway for international visitors to Northern Ireland we help facilitate increased trade, i...

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by Skyblue39
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan trims ORD / SEA / SJC frequencies for W17
Replies: 29
Views: 4654

Re: Hainan trims ORD / SEA / SJC frequencies for W17

mercure1 wrote:
It seems Europe/Australia must be better for HU as they are moving capacity instead it seems.


Manchester is pared back to 3 weekly this winter compared to 4w in W16...

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by Skyblue39
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 26406

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

Cobalt confirmed year round on Dublin-Larnaca. Saw this on their Facebook page today. To all our friends waiting for our Dublin flights - we have some great news. We've managed to get better times on these flights for you - we're going to be flying all winter from Larnaca to Dublin on Wednesdays and...

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by Skyblue39
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 26406

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

The loads are strictly on what's been said and excludes anyone transferring at HKG onto other service. To get to 40% to 45% loads its: 52 weeks x 8 trips (4 each way) a week x 280 seats on the A350 = 116,000 seats available per year. (See I've already bumped up LF from the 34% that my sums indicate...

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by Skyblue39
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH
Replies: 264
Views: 37405

Re: Re: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-C

CPH was a surprise to me, but I guess many people wouldn't have expected DUB either. No doubt CPH is by far the weakest one of the new. The perception of CPH in the aviation community is always a bitt too optimistic in regards to their actual local market potential. With exemption of the M3 and PIA...

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by Skyblue39
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 26406

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

Hopefully Cathay succeeds in Dublin. Read somewhere earlier (CAPA) that 400k Pax fly From Dublin to HKG annuallly. With 4K paddies in the city and perhaps another 1k in Shenzhen, the route will have a strong following I hope. Here's some analysis provide by BlueSwanDaily (part of CAPA) https://blue...

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by Skyblue39
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer
Replies: 188
Views: 22153

Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

The blankets on EI are useless........ you are better off wrapping a piece of kitchen paper around you.

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