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by embraer420
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Plans to Start US Routes In October (LAS,TPA,MCO, FLL & PHX)
Replies: 19
Views: 4368

Re: Swoop Plans to Start US Routes In October (LAS,TPA,MCO, FLL & PHX)

Aren't WestJet an LCC themselves? Why did they launch Swoop? Lower cost structure and less frills (i.e., Y189, unbundled fares). Swoop isn't just a WS brand; it's a different corporate entity entirely with its own AOC. WS proper has really evolved to be the former Canadian Airlines International do...

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by embraer420
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to launch Luxembourg link from central Chinese city Zhengzhou
Replies: 40
Views: 4683

Re: China Eastern to launch Luxembourg link from central Chinese city Zhengzhou

Why would anyone fly Luxembourg to Zengzhou with pax? Surely an all-cargo service would be better. Luxembourg is nice, but it's too small to warrant flying intercontinental for 10+ hours just to see Luxembourg on its own.You'd be visiting neighbouring countries anyway so why not just fly to France o...

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by embraer420
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Plans to Start US Routes In October (LAS,TPA,MCO, FLL & PHX)
Replies: 19
Views: 4368

Re: Swoop Plans to Start US Routes In October (LAS,TPA,MCO, FLL & PHX)

Aren't WestJet an LCC themselves? Why did they launch Swoop?

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IrishTexan wrote:


How long have UA been flying to DUB?

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by embraer420
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 134
Views: 13082

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

https://www.independent.ie/life/travel/travel-news/ryanair-passengers-delayed-by-10-hours-as-no-engineer-to-change-tyre-on-plane-37011509.html A Ryanair flight from London to Cork was delayed for over 10 hours as there was no engineer available to change a tyre on the plane. Flight FR9853 was due t...

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by embraer420
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 134
Views: 13082

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

However , I really question if the 332 can do DUB - BKK - it's 1,000 mi longer than to LAX. DUB's runway length really affects the performance of the 332 on such long flights, right? Cheers, C. I know there are plans to build a new runway, but was extending the current runway never considered? Yes ...

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by embraer420
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 134
Views: 13082

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6412648/britain-sharia-muslim-airline/ Just saw this article saying that a "Sharia Compliant" airline called "Firnas Airways" will be flying a Jetstream 32 between London Ashford and Waterford. Should be interesting to see how this works out, someho...

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by embraer420
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16487

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

I am going to launch a crowd funding for a local British airline to serve gin and pork pot in the cabin and have a lavatory large enough for people to join Mile High club. Ah maybe will learn from the Germans to dedicate an area for all natural flying experience too (means areas for nudist). I thin...

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by embraer420
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16487

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

Hopefully their AOC is denied. No, listen. We have to be tolerant of other beliefs and ways of living, as long as they do the same with us. And most Muslims do that. I lived in Iran for two years and I am going to tell you straight out that the Iranians are the kindest, most hospitable people on ea...

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by embraer420
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 134
Views: 13082

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6412648/britain-sharia-muslim-airline/ Just saw this article saying that a "Sharia Compliant" airline called "Firnas Airways" will be flying a Jetstream 32 between London Ashford and Waterford. Should be interesting to see how this works out, somehow...

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by embraer420
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 134
Views: 13082

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Has anyone heard anything lately about that Aer Southeast crowd who wanted to fly from Waterford? Last time I checked they still had a facebook account, nothing on there about cancelling their launch from WAT. Have they got an AOC yet or are they using someone else's? Or are they even going to fly?

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by embraer420
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Aer Lingus’ fleet.
Replies: 16
Views: 2895

Re: The future of Aer Lingus’ fleet.

I was always wondering why don't they simply extend DUB primary runway 10/28 towards the West direction? I've been there ages ago, but looking at satellite images there's just nothing there except some small secondary road and empty fields. Just perfect for the extension. But is there a real need? ...

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by embraer420
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Aer Lingus’ fleet.
Replies: 16
Views: 2895

Re: The future of Aer Lingus’ fleet.

I could see less A320s as A321LRs get used for some EU routes in addition to transatlantic Something like A330/A321LR/A320( less) plus CS100/CS300 would work well Yeah, they could probably get rid of some of the older A320s. And the 3 A321s currently in the fleet are getting on, I was on one the ot...

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by embraer420
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Aer Lingus’ fleet.
Replies: 16
Views: 2895

Re: The future of Aer Lingus’ fleet.

Any chance IAG can rely more on EI to funnel pax to LCY if/when BAs nonstop to JFK is cut? In terms of alliances, it makes sense for EI to join one world, but is there a chance they may want to put them in another alliance to double dip? Would that even be legal? Well, yeah, they could, but I don't...

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by embraer420
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Aer Lingus’ fleet.
Replies: 16
Views: 2895

Re: The future of Aer Lingus’ fleet.

I could see less A320s as A321LRs get used for some EU routes in addition to transatlantic Something like A330/A321LR/A320( less) plus CS100/CS300 would work well Yeah, they could probably get rid of some of the older A320s. And the 3 A321s currently in the fleet are getting on, I was on one the ot...

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by embraer420
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Aer Lingus’ fleet.
Replies: 16
Views: 2895

Re: The future of Aer Lingus’ fleet.

IAG's strategy with Aer Lingus is connections to North America, from Europe and especially the UK. Dublin and Shannon are good hubs for US-bound traffic because of the preclearance. However, the DUB preclearance and terminals are inadequate for major expansion. Terminal 2 has major design flaws whi...

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by embraer420
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Aer Lingus’ fleet.
Replies: 16
Views: 2895

Re: The future of Aer Lingus’ fleet.

IAG's strategy with Aer Lingus is connections to North America, from Europe and especially the UK. Dublin and Shannon are good hubs for US-bound traffic because of the preclearance. However, the DUB preclearance and terminals are inadequate for major expansion. Terminal 2 has major design flaws whic...

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by embraer420
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 134
Views: 13082

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Well, DUB-BKK is GC 5,339 nmi, compared to an advertised range of over 7,000 nmi, so that would have to be a very, very substantial range-capacity penalty. In the medium term, the North Runway would end any restriction, but that's a few years out. Blocking a handful of seats can serve as a stopgap,...

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by embraer420
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 134
Views: 13082

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Asian routes also being targeted by EI as per Willie Walsh I'm sorry - what ? This is huge. Aer Lingus really needs to diversify and spread its risk - for too long, it's simply been focused on the US, which will continue to require more and more 'mass' (routes and capacity) to grow (which DUB simpl...

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by embraer420
Tue May 29, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 129
Views: 17087

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

Laudamotion, in which Ryanair has a 24.9pc stake, is to start services from Dublin Airport to Vienna from October 28. The daily service will pit it against Aer Lingus on the route, with Laudamotion flights departing Dublin at 14.05 hours and departing Austria at 16.15 hours. Is the plane based in D...

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by embraer420
Mon May 14, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 129
Views: 17087

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

The EI A321 Neos will be registered in the EI-LRA to 'LRL sequence. The next FR 738s (the first of which has already been painted) will be in the EI-GSx sequence; I think they'll only go up about 'GSK or GSL, as there aren't too many standard 738s left to be delivered. 2Q19 will see the first EI A3...

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by embraer420
Sun May 13, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked
Replies: 149
Views: 28504

Re: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked

https://twitter.com/hkaviator/status/981510644863090688?s=21 http://i.imgur.com/ih08i4O.jpg According to this tweet , this is the new livery of Pakistan International Airlines , which is expected to be revealed by the end of this month. Note:The source also mentions that there is a 5% chance that t...

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by embraer420
Sun May 13, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: You cannot deny that America would be infinitely better off if Hillary won
Replies: 132
Views: 4570

Re: You cannot deny that America would be infinitely better off if Hillary won

Things would be stable, our international repuation would be secure, we would be on good terms with Iran and Cuba, LGBTQ rights would be safe, and the US perhaps would be starting to catch up to Canada and Europe. Hillary wasn't the best candidate but she is what America needed to survive. I can't ...

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by embraer420
Sun May 13, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes from Ireland
Replies: 66
Views: 9024

Re: New Routes from Ireland

While there are a fair number of Brazilians in Ireland, the VFR market is unlikely to support direct service. EI is not in the Oneworld alliance, having left many years ago. LATAM 788 via LIS, BCN, MAD, BRU, DUS etc. 2x a week could work.....maybe. Also I wouldn't be surprised if EI rejoin oneworld...

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by embraer420
Sun May 13, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo speculations
Replies: 57
Views: 5889

Will Air Koryo buy American Planes?

Hi everyone, Just wondering, since Trump's recent remarks about rebuilding North Korea's economy and "making them rich" , what will happen to Air Koryo? Will they modernise and buy 737s or E Jets? I'm going on a tour in October to fly on their soviet fleet, it would be sad to see them mode...

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by embraer420
Fri May 04, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes from Ireland
Replies: 66
Views: 9024

Re: New Routes from Ireland

eicvd wrote:
Pepper456 wrote:
New routes form Ireland to Portugal:
SNN-LIS EI
DUB-OPO EI
ORK-OPO EI
SNN-OPO EI


EI did announce DUB-OPO to start this time last year but dropped it.

Would TAP not start flights ex DUB? They could offer connections to Brazil, and get a lot of demand just to LIS.

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by embraer420
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes from Ireland
Replies: 66
Views: 9024

Re: New Routes from Ireland

EIDL wrote:
CFN has had successful commercial service to Glasgow (GLA now, PIK before) for longer than it has had a Dublin flight.


Is this route PSO subsidised or does it actually generate revenue?

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by embraer420
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes from Ireland
Replies: 66
Views: 9024

Re: New Routes from Ireland

To be honest, there isn't enough demand for 3 daily flights on Irish domestic routes. You'd be better off flying to DUB and getting an Aircoach. And a lot of the American tourists book coach tours anyway, so it really would just be people living in Donegal and Kerry getting connections to the US, w...

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by embraer420
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes from Ireland
Replies: 66
Views: 9024

Re: New Routes from Ireland

SQ has to be eyeing up DUB, IMO - mainly because there is absolutely massive traffic between DUB and Australia / New Zealand, and the SQ Group is much more dominant in Australia / New Zealand than the ME3. Case in point - with EY dropping PER (regularly reported as one, if not the biggest transfer ...

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by embraer420
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes from Ireland
Replies: 66
Views: 9024

Re: New Routes from Ireland

How about ORD to SNN, BFS or ORK? Would a MDW to DUB work on a MAX or NEO? Probably not ORK or BFS (at least at to start off with) because there's no preclearance at those airports. EI, UA or AA could fly ORD to SNN. DY might be able to fly to MDW on A321LR (or possibly, but probably not, a 7M8), b...

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by embraer420
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes from Ireland
Replies: 66
Views: 9024

Re: New Routes from Ireland

DTW: No Comment Why not? It’s a target for both airports, and there’s a decent amount of leisure. Same would go for BCN. The problem is front paying which is where Delta would have trouble, so who does that leave? EI. I think DTW is overdue for DUB service be it on DL or EI. I just know the passion...

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by embraer420
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 48375

Re: MAN news - 2018

I'm perplexed by the BA route to DUB. It's on an Embraer 190 and is a lot less frequent and more expensive than EI or FR. AFAIK it doesn't even offer good connections.

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by embraer420
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes from Ireland
Replies: 66
Views: 9024

Re: New Routes from Ireland

Historically BWI to Ireland has also had success, although it's now ancient history. EI operated A330s daily to BWI in 2001, growing faster than the carrier's own projections at the time and reportedly their most profitable US route, despite the SNN stopover. Now there's far more competition to Ire...

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by embraer420
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes from Ireland
Replies: 66
Views: 9024

Re: New Routes from Ireland

Suprised that Dublin does not offer any Caribbean routes, BGI,UVF, lots of affluent people in the country. AFAIK we had charters to Montero Bay with TUI, but that stopped due to low demand. TUI still flys DUB-CUN on the 788. If you book a package holiday to the Caribbean you'll probably end up flyi...

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by embraer420
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes from Ireland
Replies: 66
Views: 9024

Re: New Routes from Ireland

Personally I think it is a shame that EI doesn't connect any of the smaller Irish airports to its US flights. Many would happily fly into and out of KIR/CFN/NOC if given the chance, but EI doesn't have flights that connect with competitive journey times. For example, if you want to fly into KIR it'...

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by embraer420
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20806

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

If IAG do end up acquiring Norwegian, what do you think the consequences will be for EI? Will Norwegian be moved out of DUB to keep it EI only (or let DY flights feed into the EI network)? And will EI end up with any 787s or extra A321LRs? I think it could be similar to Vueling, an LCC owned by IAG...

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by embraer420
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join
Replies: 65
Views: 5564

Re: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join

dfpinto wrote:
embraer420 wrote:
Air Koryo in Value Alliance.
EuroAtlantic in OneWorld.
Motor Sich in Star Alliance.
Braathens Regional in Skyteam.

These are all going to happen. I'm telling you.


EuroAtlantic, the Lisbon based ACMI carrier?


They operate one scheduled route between Lisbon and Sao Tome.

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by embraer420
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join
Replies: 65
Views: 5564

Re: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join

Air Koryo in Value Alliance.
EuroAtlantic in OneWorld.
Motor Sich in Star Alliance.
Braathens Regional in Skyteam.

These are all going to happen. I'm telling you.

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by embraer420
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes from Ireland
Replies: 66
Views: 9024

Re: New Routes from Ireland

In fairness, a DTW-DUB flight is actually a fairly reasonable answer to the OP’s question. And yes, I know the history and get the jokes. The five most reasonable adds to North America that I could see on EI: CLT-DUB DTW-DUB IND-DUB MSP-DUB STL-DUB I'd say most of those except CLT are possible with...

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by embraer420
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes from Ireland
Replies: 66
Views: 9024

New Routes from Ireland

Hi all,

Just wondering if anyone has any idea about potential new routes and airlines from Ireland in the next few years,
especially after the famous North Runway opens in DUB.

Personally I'd imagine Pegasus or JetBlue since there's demand for LCCs on routes to US and Turkey.

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by embraer420
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20806

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

I know DUB has a lot of capacity with the ME3, but I'm surprised that Pegasus isn't flying to SAW, even seasonally, considering some of the ludicrously high airfares to IST with TK.Perhaps in a few years Royal Jordanian or Oman Air will start a route. There's probably no demand for a Middle East rou...

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by embraer420
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20806

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

I heard EY is going to be using 787s from about June on the DUB services. I doubt they would do this if the route was losing money. And besides, they have loads of good connections. I know someone who flys to Thailand with them regularly.

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by embraer420
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TU-154 still in commercial service?
Replies: 38
Views: 8226

Re: TU-154 still in commercial service?

Alrosa flew them until quite recently but I haven't seen any pop up for about three months. The only other "airlines" that fly them are the Slovak Government Flying Service( I have heard of someone getting on an empty leg flight with them, email them if you want) or Air Koryo in North Kore...

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by embraer420
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 803

Re: Ukraine aviation thread - 2018

Ryanair could be flying DUB to KBP and LWO. Also UIA have plans for DUB in 2020. Just wondering what kind of potential connections there could be from DUB via KBP?

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by embraer420
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20806

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

Will we ever see a Qantas nonstop/one stop flight from DUB to PER? There is a lot of demand IMO. There might be a lot of demand but it comes down to what the passengers will pay. A lot of passengers that travel from Ireland to Australia are travelling on holiday or to visit friends and relations. T...

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by embraer420
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20806

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

Will we ever see a Qantas nonstop/one stop flight from DUB to PER? There is a lot of demand IMO.

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