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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:04 pm

Aer Lingus's next A330, due in May (CN 1791) will be registered EI-GAJ. Understood to be a 242,000kg MTOW model, which allows plenty of fuel/payload for LAX.
 
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Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:11 am

Interesting to see the Dublin Airport website showing the arrival and departure of the Hainan Airlines flight to and from Manchester for today.

HU was due to arrive 0835 and depart 1005 using T1. Clearly the flight tag was indeed due to happen this summer but was then pulled, but the website wasn't updated.
 
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Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:45 am

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Aer Lingus's next A330, due in May (CN 1791) will be registered EI-GAJ. Understood to be a 242,000kg MTOW model, which allows plenty of fuel/payload for LAX.


They will also need to be fitted with crew rest facilities to operate SFO/LAX and upcoming LAS (which is more likely to be A330-200)?
 
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Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:32 am

Dublin Airport named one of world's Top 10 airports

Dublin Airport ranks as one of the best on the planet, according to a new survey of 65,000 passenger reviews.

The international survey, conducted by online travel agency eDreams, saw Dublin Airport ranked tenth best in the world by international travellers.

Helsinki-Vantaa topped the poll in a survey asking travellers about the overall quality of airports, as well as their shops, restaurants and waiting areas.

World's 10 Best Airports

1. Helsinki-Vantaa
2. Glasgow
3. Zurich
4. Munich
5. Frankfurt
6. Geneva
7. Bangkok International
8. Tel Aviv Ben Gurion
9. Oslo Gardermoen
10. Dublin

http://www.independent.ie/life/travel/t ... 68283.html
 
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Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:36 pm

Spyhunter is needed to investigate this. I believe DTW votes were not counted. Recommend a recount. No way DTW is not #1 airport in world.
 
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Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:29 pm

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Dublin Airport named one of world's Top 10 airports


World's 10 Best Airports

1. Helsinki-Vantaa
2. Glasgow
3. Zurich
4. Munich
5. Frankfurt
6. Geneva
7. Bangkok International
8. Tel Aviv Ben Gurion
9. Oslo Gardermoen
10. Dublin

http://www.independent.ie/life/travel/t ... 68283.html


Glad to see DUB made it into the top ten, but this list surprises me; three airports which very commonly make the top ten never made in - ICN, SIN and HKG. Don't think there's been a survey for over 30 years where SIN hasn't made the top five, let alone the top ten!!


Incidentally, I see that EY and EI have extended their codehare agreement, to fourteen new destinations:

Dublin – Alicante
Dublin – Barcelona
Dublin – Brussels
Dublin – Faro
Dublin – Gran Canaria/Las Palmas
Dublin – Lanzarote
Dublin – Leeds/Bradford
Dublin – Newcastle
Dublin – Newquay
Dublin – Rome
Dublin – Tenerife South
Dublin – Venice
Dublin – Verona
Dublin – Vienna

Surprised to see this; I thought that once EY sold off its EI shareholding, the relationship between the two was becoming more distant.
 
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Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:45 pm

kaitak wrote:
OA260 wrote:
Dublin Airport named one of world's Top 10 airports


World's 10 Best Airports

1. Helsinki-Vantaa
2. Glasgow
3. Zurich
4. Munich
5. Frankfurt
6. Geneva
7. Bangkok International
8. Tel Aviv Ben Gurion
9. Oslo Gardermoen
10. Dublin

http://www.independent.ie/life/travel/t ... 68283.html


Glad to see DUB made it into the top ten, but this list surprises me; three airports which very commonly make the top ten never made in - ICN, SIN and HKG. Don't think there's been a survey for over 30 years where SIN hasn't made the top five, let alone the top ten!!


Incidentally, I see that EY and EI have extended their codehare agreement, to fourteen new destinations:

Dublin – Alicante
Dublin – Barcelona
Dublin – Brussels
Dublin – Faro
Dublin – Gran Canaria/Las Palmas
Dublin – Lanzarote
Dublin – Leeds/Bradford
Dublin – Newcastle
Dublin – Newquay
Dublin – Rome
Dublin – Tenerife South
Dublin – Venice
Dublin – Verona
Dublin – Vienna

Surprised to see this; I thought that once EY sold off its EI shareholding, the relationship between the two was becoming more distant.


Its gone very one sided, EI have more less nothing to do with EY (no longerselling DUB-AHU, US-AUH etc) but EY allow transit from EI to EY in DUB and also allow AUH-DUB-US)
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Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:03 pm

kaitak wrote:
OA260 wrote:
Dublin Airport named one of world's Top 10 airports


World's 10 Best Airports

1. Helsinki-Vantaa
2. Glasgow
3. Zurich
4. Munich
5. Frankfurt
6. Geneva
7. Bangkok International
8. Tel Aviv Ben Gurion
9. Oslo Gardermoen
10. Dublin

http://www.independent.ie/life/travel/t ... 68283.html


Glad to see DUB made it into the top ten, but this list surprises me; three airports which very commonly make the top ten never made in - ICN, SIN and HKG. Don't think there's been a survey for over 30 years where SIN hasn't made the top five, let alone the top ten!!




I agree with ZRH / OSL and even TLV too. I was in TLV back before Christmas and although some parts needs refurbished it is still an interesting airport and Im not just talking about the security ;) The architecture and space is well thought out just a shame the lounges are rubbish.
 
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Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:04 pm

Man critical after light aircraft crash in Waterford

A man is in a critical condition after a light aircraft crashed outside Dungarvan, Co Waterford.
The man was the sole occupant of the aircraft which came down around 4.30pm on the Waterford City side of Dungarvan.
Nobody else was injured.


http://www.rte.ie/news/munster/2017/032 ... aft-crash/
 
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Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:51 am

Six-in-a-row record for Belfast International

BELFAST International Airport has reported its sixth successive month of record passenger figures.

The news coincides with the start of the Ryanair service to the major Catalan city of Girona, which is the Dublin-based airline’s 11th international route from Aldergrove.

During February Belfast International recorded more than 400,000 passengers for the first time ever, up 27 per cent on last year’s performance.

Managing director Graham Keddie described the passenger figure as "an outstanding achievement" and added: “We’re seeing a major upswing in business through the airport. Records are tumbling every month and that’s good for South Antrim and the Northern Ireland economy.

“We remain firmly on track to have a record year of 5.4 million passengers. The summer surge will be like no other ever experienced at the airport.

http://www.irishnews.com/business/2017/ ... al-980062/
 
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Man critical after light aircraft crash in Waterford

A man is in a critical condition after a light aircraft crashed outside Dungarvan, Co Waterford.
The man was the sole occupant of the aircraft which came down around 4.30pm on the Waterford City side of Dungarvan.
Nobody else was injured.


http://www.rte.ie/news/munster/2017/032 ... aft-crash/


The AAIU is investigating the incident. Sadly, it appears that the pilot was actually killed instantly. He was named as 84 year old David Ryan, from Sandymount, Co. Dublin, though a member of the Waterford Aero Club for many years.

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/ ... -1.3028073
 
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Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:52 pm

Cranky Flyer has done an interesting piece with Willie Walsh, it mainly centres around LEVEL, but also mentions Aer Lingus, BA at LGW and other IAG operations. Willie and his band seem to be at pains to pint out how "different", "fresh" and "cool" LEVEL is compared to other airlines , they didn't wear ties at the launch! I'm not sure the brand strikes the right balance of being "millennial" the way true millennial brands are. It feels forced, 50-something board members trying to be "cool" but exposing how disconnected they really are. To me the website has a design that is appears basic, rather than clean.
http://crankyflier.com/2017/03/28/acros ... hers-wont/

He touches on why he thinks LEVEL can work - he feels that IAG has no sacred cows, there is no "home" base to protect. He says AF/KL is AF, the wider LH group is Lufthansa, but at IAG, unless you can prove the capital will get better returns at your business unit than the rest, you won't get the money. I hope EI can compete with LEVEL, as although EI has stellar results, LEVEL may be the current darling.
 
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Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:59 pm

Helicopter goes missing over Irish Sea

A helicopter with five people on board has gone missing over the Irish Sea.

A spokesman for the UK Coastguard said it was coordinating a search operation in the Caernarfon Bay area of North Wales.

The privately owned twin squirrel red helicopter is believed to have left Milton Keynes en route to Dublin, via Caernarfon Bay.

http://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2017/032 ... irish-sea/
 
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Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:02 pm

Stade Toulousain arriving tomorrow already for Saturday's game at Thomond Park against Munster:

http://footballcharters.blogspot.com/20 ... -2017.html
 
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Re: Irish 3/17

Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:41 pm

OA260 wrote:
Helicopter goes missing over Irish Sea

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Sadly wreckage and five bodies have been found in Snowdonia, so aircraft unlikely to have got as far as the sea crossing.
 
dstc47
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Re: Irish 3/17

Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:47 pm

Cutbacks on the way at SNN, according to this local report.

http://www.limerickleader.ie/news/home/ ... costs.html
 
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Re: Irish 3/17

Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:38 pm

Aer Lingus baggage charges are "streamlined / simplified" for the summer................

http://www.independent.ie/life/travel/t ... 79129.html
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Re: Irish 3/17

Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:55 pm

dergay wrote:
Aer Lingus baggage charges are "streamlined / simplified" for the summer................

http://www.independent.ie/life/travel/t ... 79129.html


Funny I get a different article headline when I click ;)

Aer Lingus hikes baggage fees by over 40pc on longer European routes


Aer Lingus has introduced a new checked baggage fee system that sees some charges jump by as much as 40pc each-way.

The airline has switched from a two to three-tier pricing system, with checked bag charges now differing for 'Near', 'Mid' and 'Far' destinations.

http://www.independent.ie/life/travel/t ... 79129.html
 
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Re: Irish 3/17

Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:56 pm

dergay wrote:
Aer Lingus baggage charges are "streamlined / simplified" for the summer................

http://www.independent.ie/life/travel/t ... 79129.html


I am totally in support of this. Seems a much fairer system.
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JAmie2k9
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Re: Irish 3/17

Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:47 pm

How many days will it take FR to match them...
 
leghorn
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Re: Irish 3/17

Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:36 pm

Time to reacquaint oneself with the carry-on allowances

Aer Lingus allowance
Your carryon bags.

Max weight 10kg (22lb)
Max size 55cm H (21.5") x 40cm W (15.5") x 24cm D (9.5")
Plus one small personal item: Small handbag, laptop, duty free or baby changing bag.
Max size 25cm H (10") x 33cm W (13") x 20cm D (8")

That is 69litres to carry on.
 
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Re: Irish 3/17

Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:49 pm

Anyone noticed the recent minor uniform change at Aer Lingus?

Seems some female crew members now wear a black and silver scarf instead of the usual green? Clashes slightly with the rest of the uniform.

I'm guessing its for cabin crew managers, similar to how British Airways has a red scarf or tie for cabin crew and a silver alternative for senior crew?

You can see it in a picture from today's official Aer Club launch:

http://blog.aerlingus.com/blog/2017/03/ ... th-aerclub

OA260 wrote:
dergay wrote:
Aer Lingus baggage charges are "streamlined / simplified" for the summer................

http://www.independent.ie/life/travel/t ... 79129.html


Funny I get a different article headline when I click ;)

Aer Lingus hikes baggage fees by over 40pc on longer European routes


Tabloids and their misleading headlines eh ;)

Shamrock350
 
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Re: Irish 3/17

Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:14 pm

shamrock350 wrote:
You can see it in a picture from today's official Aer Club launch:



I wonder when some of us are ''Offically'' going to get our missing Tier points and AVIOS ;) Maybe the female crew got their new scarves in Kildare Village Outlet :lol:
 
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Re: Irish 3/17

Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:19 pm

tonystan wrote:
dergay wrote:
Aer Lingus baggage charges are "streamlined / simplified" for the summer................

http://www.independent.ie/life/travel/t ... 79129.html


I am totally in support of this. Seems a much fairer system.


€100 to take a 15kg to Tenerife and back. That is madness.
 
leghorn
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Re: Irish 3/17

Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:39 pm

booked a one way flight today. €42.99 with carry-on. To add a 15KG suitcase would have cost €35 more.

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