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Irish 3/17

Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:00 pm

Please continue your discussion and to post your updates for March in this thread.

Link to February thread:

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Re: Irish 3/17

Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:23 pm

Dublin Airport to face legal action from locals over new runway
Several residents say their lives have been ruined by the proposed 3km North runway



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A number of residents are set to take legal action against Dublin Airport it has emerged.

Several homeowners near the airport say their lives have been ruined by the proposed 3km North Runway, which Dublin Airport hopes will be up and running by 2020.

One of those residents, Adrian Kavanagh, lives just 500 metres from the new runway and claims he has never been properly notified by the DAA about the work close to his doorstep.

http://www.dublinlive.ie/news/dublin-ai ... n-12672543
 
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Re: Irish 3/17

Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:59 pm

Jamie2K9 wrote:
On a side note I notice the evening service has turnaround at 2h15m up from 2h last summer. Best flight for connections to AUS/NZ so could we expect it on that if it's announced then or next year? Think it's most suitable time for DUB operationally as well.


I would be surprised if the evening flight was first switched to an A380. EK161/2 (morning/afternoon flight) has better loads and the midnight DXB bank has a higher seat count ex-DXB offering greater connectivity.

Also, the 7am departure bank from Dubai has a much higher demand than the mid afternoon.

My money would be on EK161/2, if anything, for A380 service.
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Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:37 am

Confirmed: World's largest passenger plane set to land in Dublin

The world's largest passenger aircraft will visit Dublin Airport for the first time this month, it has been confirmed.

An Emirates A380, a double-decker with its own cocktail lounge and 'Shower Spas', will land at the airport at the end of March.

"Emirates can confirm that an A380 aircraft on its way to Dubai will visit Dublin at the end of March," the airline told Independent.ie Travel.

The visit will mark the airline's fifth anniversary in Ireland.

http://www.independent.ie/life/travel/t ... 93548.html
 
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Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:28 am

Did anyone go to the British-Irish Airports Expo in Birmingham last year? Thinking of attending this year's one in June but I'm wondering if it's worth it...

http://www.airports-expo.com/
 
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Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:25 pm

Are there any A380 capable gates at DUB?
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Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:29 pm

It appears Ryanair has dropped Shannon-Berlin from Winter 17, not entirely unexpected with the announcement of Kerry-Berlin recently.

I was surprised Ryanair's expansion at FRA earlier this week didn't include DUB or any Irish airports for that matter, would have thought DUB was a given after BRU and AMS were started.
 
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Re: Irish 3/17

Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:39 pm

OA260 wrote:
Several homeowners near the airport say their lives have been ruined by the proposed 3km North Runway, which Dublin Airport hopes will be up and running by 2020.

One of those residents, Adrian Kavanagh, lives just 500 metres from the new runway and claims he has never been properly notified by the DAA about the work close to his doorstep.

http://www.dublinlive.ie/news/dublin-ai ... n-12672543


You'd have to wonder, if you lived that close to the airport, how a person would not have made it their business to find out where the runway and associated roads etc. were going to be. But then it does not say that the person didn't know, only that he had not been "properly notified".
 
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Re: Irish 3/17

Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:21 pm

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Are there any A380 capable gates at DUB?


Certainly planning permission for it: http://planning.fingalcoco.ie/swiftlg/a ... FS5/028/15
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Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:29 pm

Boston had a one-off A380 from EK last month but it not likely to be a precursor to an upgrade on either of the double-daily flights there (237/238, 239/240). The market is supporting 2x 77Ws reasonably enough at 80-90 percent depending on the time of year. That's way more people than one A380 can hold, meaning they NEED 2 daily flights. But the A380 + 77W is WAY more SEATS than the market can absorb (they'd be in the 70% range with that mix). So, lacking a 787-ish kind of plane, EK is stuck at Boston with 2x 77Ws. Not sure if that math is similar to DUB.
 
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Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:53 pm

The latest A320 for Aer Lingus, ex-Aeroflot VQ-BAZ has been repainted in Aer Lingus livery prior to delivery.

http://www.airplane-pictures.net/photo/ ... rbus-a320/

Will be EI-GAL, St Maeve.
 
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Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:51 pm

shamrock350 wrote:
It appears Ryanair has dropped Shannon-Berlin from Winter 17, not entirely unexpected with the announcement of Kerry-Berlin recently.

I was surprised Ryanair's expansion at FRA earlier this week didn't include DUB or any Irish airports for that matter, would have thought DUB was a given after BRU and AMS were started.


Shannon to Berlin will be missed flight times worked very well for a long weekend break. Route had performed very well but the change to a Tues and Sat schedule for the summer will kill off the loads. Hopefully the Airport can secure another carrier to perform the route.
 
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Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:12 pm

shamrock350 wrote:
It appears Ryanair has dropped Shannon-Berlin from Winter 17, not entirely unexpected with the announcement of Kerry-Berlin recently.

I was surprised Ryanair's expansion at FRA earlier this week didn't include DUB or any Irish airports for that matter, would have thought DUB was a given after BRU and AMS were started.


Ryanair/daa have fallen out a little recently which could be a factor however I would expect FRA to follow soon but prehaps summer 2018.
 
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Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:02 am

shamrock350 wrote:
The latest A320 for Aer Lingus, ex-Aeroflot VQ-BAZ has been repainted in Aer Lingus livery prior to delivery.

http://www.airplane-pictures.net/photo/ ... rbus-a320/

Will be EI-GAL, St Maeve.



Is there also a new build A320 coming this year?
 
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Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:41 am

QR will be using an A350 for their inaugural flight to DUB on June 12th.

I think this will be the first A350 in DUB since the EI familiarisation flight in 2015?
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Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:36 am

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QR will be using an A350 for their inaugural flight to DUB on June 12th.

I think this will be the first A350 in DUB since the EI familiarisation flight in 2015?


They sure are. I know a few booked on it who used their AVIOS . Still plenty of redemption seats available for those that are interested.
 
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Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:50 am

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Cipango wrote:
QR will be using an A350 for their inaugural flight to DUB on June 12th.

I think this will be the first A350 in DUB since the EI familiarisation flight in 2015?


They sure are. I know a few booked on it who used their AVIOS . Still plenty of redemption seats available for those that are interested.


Wow. They're basically admitting that the 787 isn't sexy enough for an inaugural. Perhaps it's because passengers can't stand it with its awful seating.
 
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Re: Irish 3/17

Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:18 pm

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OA260 wrote:
Cipango wrote:
QR will be using an A350 for their inaugural flight to DUB on June 12th.

I think this will be the first A350 in DUB since the EI familiarisation flight in 2015?


They sure are. I know a few booked on it who used their AVIOS . Still plenty of redemption seats available for those that are interested.


Wow. They're basically admitting that the 787 isn't sexy enough for an inaugural. Perhaps it's because passengers can't stand it with its awful seating.


Maybe they will fly an Irish flag out of the cockpit as its the nearest thing we will get to seeing an Irish carrier get to an A350 ;) lol..
 
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Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:39 pm

Any news on the long speculated Chinese route Dublin?
 
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Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:07 pm

For next Friday's Six Nations game in Cardiff, Aer Lingus, CityJet and Ryanair are again providing extra capacity between Dublin and Cardiff:

http://footballcharters.blogspot.com/20 ... -2017.html
 
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Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:56 pm

It's reported that Kuwait Airways will recommence nonstop KWI-JFK flights from the end of this month, eliminating the SNN stop. The flights route KWI-SNN-JFK-KWI with the stop at SNN on the outbound sector for passengers to reclear security. This was a temporary requirement put in place by the US authorities last year.
 
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Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:38 am

Given the reported decline in EU-US traffic, with Florida being particularly affected, and the spat between the EU and US over visa waivers for five EU countries, which has resulted in the EU reimposing visas for US visitors, is there any indication of concerns at EI over the fact that 90% of its long haul eggs are in the US basket?

It should hopefully be possible to overcome the visa issue by having these issued on arrival, as pax go through immigration at DUB/SNN (and ORK, when D8 starts the service), but should EI be worried about the trend and how attitudes to the US under DT might undermine travel there?
 
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Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:39 pm

kaitak wrote:
Given the reported decline in EU-US traffic, with Florida being particularly affected, and the spat between the EU and US over visa waivers for five EU countries, which has resulted in the EU reimposing visas for US visitors, is there any indication of concerns at EI over the fact that 90% of its long haul eggs are in the US basket?


The EU has not reimposed visas for US visitors. It is just a Parliament proposal for the time being.
 
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Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:41 pm

kaitak wrote:
Given the reported decline in EU-US traffic, with Florida being particularly affected, and the spat between the EU and US over visa waivers for five EU countries, which has resulted in the EU reimposing visas for US visitors, is there any indication of concerns at EI over the fact that 90% of its long haul eggs are in the US basket?

It should hopefully be possible to overcome the visa issue by having these issued on arrival, as pax go through immigration at DUB/SNN (and ORK, when D8 starts the service), but should EI be worried about the trend and how attitudes to the US under DT might undermine travel there?


Well Ireland should do all it can to make sure this Visa rule does not apply to Ireland. Americans should never have to apply for a visa to visit Ireland. It would have a severe impact on inbound tourism. This has not been brought into effect by the EU it is only a threat which may not happen. The US has never been more popular with Irish tourists either especially Florida,California and Las Vegas. Ireland would have a lot to loose in any escalation. While US visitors have been put off by events in other EU countries Ireland is still seen as a welcoming and safe destination for US tourists.
 
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Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:43 pm

I sense that even if some form of a visa is soon required for US citizens that Ireland will create a very cosy system for Americans as our tourist industry essentially relies on the US!
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Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:07 pm

kaitak wrote:
Given the reported decline in EU-US traffic, with Florida being particularly affected, and the spat between the EU and US over visa waivers for five EU countries, which has resulted in the EU reimposing visas for US visitors, is there any indication of concerns at EI over the fact that 90% of its long haul eggs are in the US basket?

It should hopefully be possible to overcome the visa issue by having these issued on arrival, as pax go through immigration at DUB/SNN (and ORK, when D8 starts the service), but should EI be worried about the trend and how attitudes to the US under DT might undermine travel there?


Couldn't see it causing any problems for EI, just more paperwork for people and would you for example not travel to Europe because a form or two is required now (and most likely online) if it happens. DY is a bigger concern to EI now....
 
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Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:52 am

Quite an o’versight: Aer Lingus app doesn’t recognise apostrophes
Which is a bit problematic when it comes to Irish surnames

A couple of weeks back, Finola O’Riordan was trying to book two seats on a flight from Malaga to Dublin on the Aer Lingus app on her phone but came up against a problem every time she entered details of her credit card. “I tried my husband’s credit card but came up against the same problem – the site would not accept our surname,” she writes.

“The seats were priced at €131 each. I telephoned the helpline and got a very helpful man called Conor, who said he could see the seats were available at €131 and that he would try to book the flight for us. He put me on hold while he sorted it out.” However, when he came back to her he had only begun to explain the situation when he was cut off.

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/consumer ... -1.2996738
 
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Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:50 pm

Deal is done, 7 A321LR's for EI arriving H2 2019

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/air-lease ... 00293.html
 
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Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:08 pm

Breaking: Emergency declared on Ryanair flight heading to Dublin – still in the air

UPDATE: The plane has successfully landed in Stansted with emergency crews surrounding it – no word as of yet as to what the emergency is but police and anti-terrorist response units are en route.

A Ryanair flight heading from Budapest to Dublin has sent a ping from the cockpit alerting that there is an emergency on board.

The alarm has been raised at 6:07pm with the flight still in the air rapidly descending towards Stansted Airport in Essex.

It is not yet known what the emergency is other than the airplane must land immediately.

The flight sent a 7700 signal to the control tower which indicated an emergency was declared by the captain.

This story is developing.

http://theliberal.ie/breaking-emergency ... n-the-air/
 
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Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:32 pm

OA260 wrote:
Breaking: Emergency declared on Ryanair flight heading to Dublin – still in the air

UPDATE: The plane has successfully landed in Stansted with emergency crews surrounding it – no word as of yet as to what the emergency is but police and anti-terrorist response units are en route.

A Ryanair flight heading from Budapest to Dublin has sent a ping from the cockpit alerting that there is an emergency on board.

The alarm has been raised at 6:07pm with the flight still in the air rapidly descending towards Stansted Airport in Essex.

It is not yet known what the emergency is other than the airplane must land immediately.

The flight sent a 7700 signal to the control tower which indicated an emergency was declared by the captain.

This story is developing.

http://theliberal.ie/breaking-emergency ... n-the-air/


Looks like it was a medical emergency:

A Ryanair flight en route to Dublin from Budapest was diverted to a UK airport after a passenger became ill on board.

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/ry ... 06594.html
 
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Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:26 pm

RRTrent wrote:
Deal is done, 7 A321LR's for EI arriving H2 2019

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/air-lease ... 00293.html


186 seats, so is it 9 more than the current 757? Is this not going to be a bit of a squeeze? The 321 is a little bit smaller than the 757 so i expected it to be slightly less.
 
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Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:36 pm

Clydenairways wrote:
RRTrent wrote:
Deal is done, 7 A321LR's for EI arriving H2 2019

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/air-lease ... 00293.html


186 seats, so is it 9 more than the current 757? Is this not going to be a bit of a squeeze? The 321 is a little bit smaller than the 757 so i expected it to be slightly less.


Airbus themselves recommend 206 in a 16J/190Y config with Y at 30", so it looks like we'll still have the same 31" pitch and four throne seats in J. The additional 9 seats over the 757 seem to coming from reorganised bathrooms and galleys.
 
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Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:19 pm

FR announce 2w DUB - Naples from October per Dublin Airport Twitter.
 
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Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:22 pm

Looks like EI RJR for WX is giving them some issues. Another tech issue on the 120 today.
 
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Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:55 am

Well no surprises there.

http://www.eveningecho.ie/cork-news/no- ... e/2643326/

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Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:56 pm

Another month of impressive North America Growth (28%) and Transfer Traffic (81% !! ). Also seems that the Gulf traffic has recovered again as last year it fell marginally each month.

"1.8 Million Passengers In February At Dublin Airport"

"Almost 1.8 million passengers passed through Dublin Airport in February, a 4% increase over the same month last year.

The increase in passenger numbers came despite the fact that there was one day less in February this year as 2016 was a leap year.

Passenger volumes to and from continental Europe increased by 4% with more than 852,000 passengers travelling to and from European destinations.

UK traffic remained static when compared to last year with 750,000 passengers travelling to and from Britain in February.

Passenger volumes to and from North America grew by 28% with almost 127,000 passengers travelling on this sector in February.

Other international traffic, principally on routes to and from the Middle East, grew by 10% with over 55,000 passengers travelling on these routes in February. Almost 7,000 passengers travelled on domestic routes last month, a 9% increase over February 2016.

The number of passengers using Dublin Airport as a hub to connect to another destination increased by 81% as more 59,000 passengers connected through the airport last month.

More than 3.6 million passengers have used Dublin Airport in the first two months of this year, which is a 6% increase on the same period in 2016."

https://www.dublinairport.com/latest-ne ... in-airport
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Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:15 pm

Surely it will surpass 30m passengers this year with that growth rate.
 
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Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:20 pm

Aer Lingus all-female flight team takes off for International Women's Day



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Aer Lingus operated a flight from Dublin to London with an all-female team, in celebration of International Women's Day.

Flight EI162 departed for London Heathrow at noon, piloted by Captain Louise Gilroy and First Officer Amy Cunningham (below).

The pilots were joined by an all-female cabin crew, with operational roles including Turnaround Co-ordinator, Flight Operations Officer, Dublin Airport Duty Manger and Guest Service Agents all carried out by women.

40 years since Gráinne Cronin became Aer Lingus's first female pilot, 10pc of the airline's pilots are now female. In total, the airline says it employs some 2,000 female staff.

http://www.independent.ie/life/travel/t ... 13367.html
 
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Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:41 pm

Making sure all the ops staff were female is something I've not seen another airline do when doing this - its pretty much the norm to ensure there's at least one all-female flight crew on IWD; but EI have enough female pilots that I've had it on regular flights a number of times.
 
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Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:58 pm

Hi everyone,

Just have two quick questions maybe someone could answer for me:

1. DL have operated a ATL for many years out of DUB. However during the financial crisis it was cut to a seasonal only service. Since the growth at DUB would their be any chance of them reinstating this to a year round service again. And even perhaps resuming SNN?

2. EI recently announced the order for 7 A321LR. However does this not seem a bit low? It would directly replace the 4 757 - however it would only leave 3 remaining. I would imagine the daytime flight to JFK would be on the list to return. But what other routes could we seen opening. I thought the originally rumoured 11 aircraft seemed more realistic.

Thanks EI121
 
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Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:50 pm

EI121 wrote:
2. EI recently announced the order for 7 A321LR. However does this not seem a bit low? It would directly replace the 4 757 - however it would only leave 3 remaining. I would imagine the daytime flight to JFK would be on the list to return. But what other routes could we seen opening. I thought the originally rumoured 11 aircraft seemed more realistic.


They've said their options include running two A321LRs instead of a single A330 to free that metal up for a longer haul destination. Don't forget there are another two A330s coming this year and next too so the longhaul is still growing significantly. But in regards to new destinations for the A321LRs, you could see anywhere in the upper Northeast US/Canada, the ones that jump out are Montreal/Ottawa, Cleveland, Philadelphia(though already served by AA), and a couple of secondary airports similar to what they've done with Bradley/Hartford. Syracuse in upstate New York or even Portland, Maine as examples.
 
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Re: Irish 3/17

Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:22 pm

EI121 wrote:
Hi everyone,

Just have two quick questions maybe someone could answer for me:

1. DL have operated a ATL for many years out of DUB. However during the financial crisis it was cut to a seasonal only service. Since the growth at DUB would their be any chance of them reinstating this to a year round service again. And even perhaps resuming SNN?

2. EI recently announced the order for 7 A321LR. However does this not seem a bit low? It would directly replace the 4 757 - however it would only leave 3 remaining. I would imagine the daytime flight to JFK would be on the list to return. But what other routes could we seen opening. I thought the originally rumoured 11 aircraft seemed more realistic.

Thanks EI121


Can't see ATL returning year round yet, T/A fares are soft over winter and will continue to be with DY and EI adding extra winter capacity combined with fuel creeping back up.
 
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Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:42 pm

alancostello wrote:
EI121 wrote:
2. EI recently announced the order for 7 A321LR. However does this not seem a bit low? It would directly replace the 4 757 - however it would only leave 3 remaining. I would imagine the daytime flight to JFK would be on the list to return. But what other routes could we seen opening. I thought the originally rumoured 11 aircraft seemed more realistic.


They've said their options include running two A321LRs instead of a single A330 to free that metal up for a longer haul destination. Don't forget there are another two A330s coming this year and next too so the longhaul is still growing significantly. But in regards to new destinations for the A321LRs, you could see anywhere in the upper Northeast US/Canada, the ones that jump out are Montreal/Ottawa, Cleveland, Philadelphia(though already served by AA), and a couple of secondary airports similar to what they've done with Bradley/Hartford. Syracuse in upstate New York or even Portland, Maine as examples.


Not so sure about Ottawa or Cleveland- I think Pittsburgh would be a better bet.
 
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Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:43 pm

Dublin Airport runway gets five-year planning extension

Fingal council extends permission date as €320 million north runway due to be built by 2020

Daa has been given five more years to build its planned €320 million north runway at Dublin Airport.

A 10-year planning permission for the runway project was granted in August 2007, but construction did not get under way due to the economic downturn and subsequent fall in passenger numbers.

Preliminary works to allow for the runway, mostly involving road realignment, began late last year. Daa (formerly known as Dublin Airport Authority) said it hopes to start work on the runway itself later this year and to have completed the project by 2020.

Passenger volumes needed to reach 25 million to make the additional runway financially viable, Daa said, a figure which was not exceeded until the end of 2015.

http://www.irishtimes.com/business/tran ... -1.3005433
 
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Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:00 am

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Not so sure about Ottawa or Cleveland- I think Pittsburgh would be a better bet.


I think so, too; PIT has quite a strong Irish community (though I think CLE does too).

Seven is a good number to start with; there is plenty of room for growth; there are a lot of communities which would like to see t/a service; the BDL route appears to be doing quite well and there are many more secondary cities to choose from; funnel them through a decent hub and it could be a very successful operation.

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It looks like Cityjet is no longer going to be a passenger carrying airline; its future seems to be in the ACMI business, as evidenced by its recent deals with SN and SK and also, the fact that AF is entering the CDG-DUB route, and competition is pretty fierce on the LCY route. It's good that it has found another niche, but a pity that we will be losing an airline. I had been looking forward to flying on the SSJ!
 
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Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:26 am

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Dublin Airport runway gets five-year planning extension


Glad to hear that!

2020 is just around the corner and it's going to be a very welcome addition to the airport once that opens!

kaitak wrote:
It looks like Cityjet is no longer going to be a passenger carrying airline; its future seems to be in the ACMI business, as evidenced by its recent deals with SN and SK and also, the fact that AF is entering the CDG-DUB route, and competition is pretty fierce on the LCY route. It's good that it has found another niche, but a pity that we will be losing an airline. I had been looking forward to flying on the SSJ!


Maybe they will still operate some things on their own but if not, at least they will exist in one form or another. I'm hoping one of the airlines I fly decides to lease some SSJs from CityJet. Either way I am going to give it a go when I can just to say I've done it.
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Re: Irish 3/17

Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:39 am

So EI are expecting 2 A330s this year and another 2 next year?
 
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Re: Irish 3/17

Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:11 pm

Disappointed that WX maybe departing from scheduled ownbrand operations. I've been flying them since the VS codeshare days (including many a jumpsest into LCY), through the ATP's (was on their inaugural Saab to EMA), and onwards and upwards to their AF network.

They are really a fighter of an airline. I hope that they continue to flourish.

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A lot of twitter activity re EI over the weekend from a US based travel blogger. All extremely positive, barring the signage in DUB, which I agree is poor, and not helped by the necessity to lead with Gaeilge, which clutters the signage.

The EI J service looks fantastic, considering how short the JFK flight really is.
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Re: Irish 3/17

Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:14 pm

Belfast and Newcastle air routes rescued

Eastern Airways has moved quickly to rescue two routes to the island, following Citywing’s liquidation.

The UK regional airline, which operated services to the island between 2004 and 2009, will secure the future of services to Newcastle and Belfast City from Ronaldsway.

Flights to Newcastle and Belfast City will start tomorrow (Monday) with Eastern Airways offering daily weekday services from the Isle of Man on a 29-seat Jetstream 41 aircraft.

Flights to Belfast City will depart from Ronaldsway at 11.05am arriving in Belfast at 11.45am. Services leave Belfast City at 12.15pm landing in the island at 12.55pm.

http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?i ... hyear=2017
 
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Re: Irish 3/17

Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:16 pm

https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0312/85916 ... ash-louth/

Two men have been injured after a helicopter crashed around a kilometre south of Carlingford, Co Louth.

Two men on board have been injured but their condition is not yet known.

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