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Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:51 am

Sky’s the limit as Cork Airport looks toward bright future

Dream big, says Cork Airport’s head of asset care Bill Daly, as transatlantic flights and the upgrade of the Dunkettle interchange promise to take the airport’s fortunes on an upward trajectory once again, writes Pádraig Hoare
He’s now head of asset care at a burgeoning Cork Airport on the cusp of a new era involving transatlantic flights and increased European destinations — but Bishopstown native Bill Daly can remember it like yesterday when horses grazed freely and apples fell from the trees in the airport’s orchards.

He could have followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather by joining the gardaí but as fate would have it, a job in retail came up involving Cork Airport when he was a young man returning from Australia in 1991.

“The airport got the contract for duty-free shopping on the Cork-Swansea ferry and I went on as a manager on behalf of Cork Airport.

http://www.irishexaminer.com/business/s ... 45642.html

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Runway Run hits Belfast airport tarmac again

The Grant Thornton Runway Run is back for a third year, with a record number of entries from the business community expected for the race in June.

Rugby legend Stephen Ferris helped Grant Thornton launch the event, in which around 500 runners will take to George Best Belfast City Airport for a 5k race.

Grant Thornton has selected the Make A Wish Foundation as its charity partner for the 2017 Runway Run, part of a series of 5k runs hosted by the firm across Ireland.

The race takes place on June 22.

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/busin ... 41538.html

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PSNI confirm they "attended an incident" at Belfast City Airport today
There was much confusion over what sparked the alert this afternoon

There was widespread disruption at George Best Belfast City Airport this afternoon following a reported security incident.

Emergency Services were spotted rushing towards the scene around 12.30 on Sunday afternoon.

In a statement issued late today, the PSNI said they "attended an incident at Belfast City Airport after concerns were raised by security staff during the routine screening of passengers this afternoon".

They added: "Nothing untoward was discovered during the incident and the airport has now returned to normal."

Earlier, it was unclear what caused the evacuation but reports from the scene indicated fire alarms in the building were going off.

http://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfa ... t-12764261
 
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Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:16 pm

The Ulster rugby team will travel to CWL on the way to their away game at Newport-Gwent Dragons this week, using CityJet:

http://footballcharters.blogspot.com/20 ... -2017.html
 
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Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:46 pm

The perfect location for T3 is where the north terminal is.

As airports become more airside and less landside there is plenty of land between The OCTB and Team hangars.
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Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:59 pm

dstc47 wrote:
If T2 is in the wrong place, T3 would be even less well located.

Remote from other airport facilities, including all existing public transport, and the proposed Metro airport link (anyone remember that past promise nowadays?) Hard to see how, or who would support it. Of course FR initially favoured it, presumably to play one airport facility off against another most likely as they play KIR against SNN and ORK. A landside inter-terminal bus would be a nightmare journey in periods of heavy traffic and an air side one even worse crossing runways. Not a good location whether privately or publically operated.


It's the right location however major infrastructure investment is required linking the existing terminals combined with new road network to access the N2.
 
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Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:09 pm

Aer Lingus fined €250k over death of Dublin Airport driver

Aer Lingus has been fined €250,000 for breaches of health and safety law in connection with the death of a driver at Dublin Airport over two years ago.

John Murray, 55, from Skerries, Co Dublin, fell from a loading bay platform at a cargo warehouse at Dublin Airport and suffered fatal head injuries on 5 November 2014.

The court was told a study carried out seven years previously had identified the risk of fall for those using the platform.

A representative for the company pleaded guilty on its behalf to failing to ensure adequate measures were in place to protect people from the risk of a fall from a height and a failure to implement its written procedures dealing with driver access to loading bays.

The offence states that Aer Lingus "regularly permitted or required drivers to access and egress the building via the loading bay itself".

https://www.rte.ie/news/courts/2017/032 ... nd-safety/
 
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Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:14 pm

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They own most of the land that is sandwiched between the current runway and the site of the new 2nd parallel runway, and is outside the current airport boundary fence.


That's the land I thought you referred to.

If Dublin Airport need the land, the Government could just purchase it with a compulsory purchase order. I'm sure this will happen in the future if no-one can agree to them running it privately.

A road network to a new terminal there is not really needed as an underground train a la what connects Terminal 5A, B, C at Heathrow could be constructed. Arguably the existing Terminals could be used in such a manner that the mid-field piece could be remote stands (T5B, T5C kind of "remote stands") with the check-in and so on still done in T1 and T2. I'm sure DAA are all over it.

While a new terminal is not needed now, it will be needed soon - "soon" from the perspective that they're going to have to decide what to build so it will be ready for 2025.
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Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:45 pm

Speaking of the new terminal, when will the temporary pier for Terminal 2 be up and running? This summer is going to look pretty congested in terms of parking positions and with the growth that the airport is seeing at the moment they must be pretty desperate for additional stands.
 
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Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:00 pm

BestWestern wrote:
The perfect location for T3 is where the north terminal is.

As airports become more airside and less landside there is plenty of land between The OCTB and Team hangars.

Maybe. But, as far as I know, the green area around the old terminal building is also protected, so you are cutting into the available land.

And maybe the reason why €2bn was mentioned was because it includes the cost of the road infrastructure also. I'm sure that sort of bill is one of the reasons they didn't go west last time.
 
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Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:11 pm

CORK Airport may be used by Ryanair as a stopover as the budget airline eyes up a transatlantic offering.

It is understood that Ryanair is in discussions with fellow lost-cost airline Norwegian to offer a budget, long-distance offering, which may start as early as this summer.

While the routes have yet to be finalised, it is understood that the flights will use airports such as Cork, Barcelona and Edinburgh as stopovers to keep costs down, connecting the UK and Ireland to regional US airports, such as TF Green in Providence and Stewart in New York.

The move has been described as a 'natural fit' by Norwegian CEO Bjorn Kjos, who recently launched his airline's own transatlantic offering from Cork airport.

The first direct flights to the US are set to leave Cork on July 1, connecting the city to TF Green airport in Providence, roughly 60 miles from downtown Boston and just minutes from a thriving Irish community.

http://www.breakingnews.ie/business/cor ... 82398.html
 
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Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:26 pm

The Kuwait Airways security stopover on flight KU117 (KWI-SNN-JFK) will move to MAN (routing KWI-MAN-JFK) from Saturday 26th March onwards. KU will not have any local traffic rights on the MAN-JFK sector.

In the meantime, the new US temporary security restrictions banning laptops from carry-ons for this flight will be implemented at SNN.

http://aviationweek.com/blog/kuwait-air ... manchester
 
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Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:31 am

Why Ireland won't follow UK and US with laptop ban on flights

Irish airports will not ban passengers travelling from middle eastern and north African countries from carrying laptops or tablets as cabin luggage - despite a new security crackdown in the UK and US amid fears of an al Qa'ida terrorist threat.

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/wh ... 54042.html
 
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Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:38 am

The KU flight will stay at SNN until 21st April so KU can sort out ground handling at Manchester.
 
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Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:17 am

AmricanShamrok wrote:
The Kuwait Airways security stopover on flight KU117 (KWI-SNN-JFK) will move to MAN (routing KWI-MAN-JFK) from Saturday 26th March onwards. KU will not have any local traffic rights on the MAN-JFK sector.

In the meantime, the new US temporary security restrictions banning laptops from carry-ons for this flight will be implemented at SNN.

http://aviationweek.com/blog/kuwait-air ... manchester


I had read recently that this flight was supposed to be going non-stop. Is this due to this new electronics ban? The 777-300ER can make it non stop, not sure what the purpose of the stop is, especially if they don't have traffic rights.
 
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Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:38 am

The SNN (and eventually MAN) stop is for a security check, in the same way the PIA flight does at MAN. The US has deemed the security at KWI is not up to scratch, so asks the flight to stop somewhere for additional security checks.

It's moving to MAN as apparently MAN will have its own flight later in the year, so, will essentially have just one set of staff to cover both flights rather than one set at MAN and one set at SNN, especially given the JFK flight stop will be costly anyway so may as well absorb the costs into one of their active stations.
 
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Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:26 pm

Anyone know when Stobart are recieving the EMB-195s and will they operate for Aer Lingus Regional?
 
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Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:59 pm

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Anyone know when Stobart are recieving the EMB-195s and will they operate for Aer Lingus Regional?


They'll be getting them in May I believe, and are operating exclusively for FlyBe
 
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Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:59 am

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EI321 wrote:
Anyone know when Stobart are recieving the EMB-195s and will they operate for Aer Lingus Regional?


They'll be getting them in May I believe, and are operating exclusively for FlyBe


It's funny - if you compare Aer Lingus with Finnair - they are like polar opposites of each other - both on the edge of a continent, with great connections to the next continent.

AY has plenty of Embraers on the go for them, via Norra, feeding their Asian longhaul. In addition to some ATRs. http://flynorra.com/about-us/fleet/?lang=en

Maybe there is a case for Aer Lingus deploying the capacity of Embraers, to feed it's longhaul business.

There are differences however - Finnair still operates like a legacy...greater tolerance for higher price in Finland, for the flag carrier I suspect
 
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Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:41 pm

3 WX SSJ's on the way to BRU this weekend.


Three CityJet Sukhoi Superjets expected next Saturday at Brussels Airport (for Brussels Airlines)

This Saturday (25th of March) CityJet will send 3 Sukhoi Superjet 100-95 aircraft to Brussels Airport. They will start operating flights for Brussels Airlines from Sunday, with the inception of the summer schedules.

Expected times of arrival:

EI-FWD (Brussels Airlines livery, factory fresh): 1100 VCE BRU 1245
EI-FWC (CityJet livery): 1230 DUB BRU 1420
EI-FWB (CityJet livery): 1600 DUB BRU 1750

http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/brussel ... -airlines/
 
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Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:07 pm

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CORK Airport may be used by Ryanair as a stopover as the budget airline eyes up a transatlantic offering.


I wonder how this is going to workin practice. As far as I am aware there is no connection facilities available in ORK.

Will passengers be expected to cleear immigration, collect bags, clear customs to go land side to re-clear security? Or potentially is there the option of creating a secure connections walkway on the arrivals level past customs to go under Gate 1, upstaires to the departure level down a seperated hallway behind "The Loop" shopping area arriving back to security.
 
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Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:31 pm

Just been announced Bus Eireann all out strike from Midnight tonight. No services at all which will have a major impact on all Airport services and commuters/tourists alike.
 
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Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:11 pm

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Just been announced Bus Eireann all out strike from Midnight tonight. No services at all which will have a major impact on all Airport services and commuters/tourists alike.

That's not the 747 or aircouch bus, I assume?
 
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Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:18 pm

pompos wrote:
OA260 wrote:
Just been announced Bus Eireann all out strike from Midnight tonight. No services at all which will have a major impact on all Airport services and commuters/tourists alike.

That's not the 747 or aircouch bus, I assume?


At the moment that is correct. It could spread to Dublin Bus and IE some say. Depends on how nasty things get. Air Coach is private so I doubt they will get involved. Also cross border bus services operated by British company Translink will still operate as normal. So Dublin Airport to Belfast and Derry etc..
 
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Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:11 pm

VFRonTop wrote:
OA260 wrote:
CORK Airport may be used by Ryanair as a stopover as the budget airline eyes up a transatlantic offering.


I wonder how this is going to workin practice. As far as I am aware there is no connection facilities available in ORK.

Will passengers be expected to cleear immigration, collect bags, clear customs to go land side to re-clear security? Or potentially is there the option of creating a secure connections walkway on the arrivals level past customs to go under Gate 1, upstaires to the departure level down a seperated hallway behind "The Loop" shopping area arriving back to security.


It won't work in practice, just media putting 2 and 2 together and getting 5.

The FR/DY deal will be LGW (feed from Cork), BCN etc.
 
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Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:20 pm

Dardania wrote:
alancostello wrote:
EI321 wrote:
Anyone know when Stobart are recieving the EMB-195s and will they operate for Aer Lingus Regional?


They'll be getting them in May I believe, and are operating exclusively for FlyBe


It's funny - if you compare Aer Lingus with Finnair - they are like polar opposites of each other - both on the edge of a continent, with great connections to the next continent.

AY has plenty of Embraers on the go for them, via Norra, feeding their Asian longhaul. In addition to some ATRs. http://flynorra.com/about-us/fleet/?lang=en

Maybe there is a case for Aer Lingus deploying the capacity of Embraers, to feed it's longhaul business.

There are differences however - Finnair still operates like a legacy...greater tolerance for higher price in Finland, for the flag carrier I suspect


Well roumers have been around for a while that IAG are seriously considering an order for the C-Series so who knows. I never thought I'd see a shamrock on the tail of a 757 and few here expected Aer Arann (now Stobart) to become an EI franchise, even if it made a lot of sense in hindsight.
 
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Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:05 am

Airport gets go-ahead for solar farm to power reservoir

Dublin Airport has secured planning permission to build a small solar farm that will help power a large reservoir that delivers 500 million litres of water to the airport every year.

The DAA, which operates Dublin and Cork airports, said that the solar arrays will provide as much as 50pc of the reservoir's power needs. The array will stretch over 650 sq m, according to planners.

It will be connected directly to the pumping station adjoining the covered reservoir, allowing the electricity it generates to be connected to the airport's internal power network.

"However, it is intended that the electricity generated by the proposed development will contribute to the energy requirements of the reservoir, which provides 500,000 m3 of water per annum to the Dublin Airport campus," according to DAA planners.

http://www.independent.ie/business/iris ... 60065.html

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Clinton brought to Derry in Denis O'Brien's jet

It is believed former US president Bill Clinton may have flown to Derry for the funeral of Martin McGuinnesses in a private jet owned by Irish billionaire Denis O'Brien.

Mr Clinton is known to be close to the businessman who has built up a communications and media empire making him one of the wealthiest men in the world.

Mr O'Brien's €60m Gulfstream G650 jet is believed to have flown from Dublin yesterday afternoon and landed at Derry airport a short time later.

http://www.irishnews.com/news/2017/03/2 ... et-976268/

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