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RE: Irish 4/16: Dreams Of Flight

Sun Mar 13, 2016 3:21 pm

Quoting EI121 (Reply 97):
"Stephen Kavanagh CEO of Aer Lingus said the airline’s next tranche of trans-Atlantic routes would be announced in July."

         Interesting...
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RE: Irish 4/16: Dreams Of Flight

Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:55 pm

Quoting EI121 (Reply 97):
Quoting Miami (Reply 100):

Five extra transatlantic aircraft may only translate to 2 new routes if DUB-LAX goes daily, the early JFK rotation becomes a permanent fixture and if the Omni aircraft ex SNN gets dropped. Either way, it seems likely that MIA will be launched, it's been rumoured for a while and assuming the AA JTI gets sorted for summer 2017 it makes sense. Outside of that; DFW, SEA, YVR, YUL and LAS are all realistic possibilities for me
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RE: Irish 4/16: Dreams Of Flight

Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:14 pm

Slight decline in ME traffic but everything else positive increases.


Over 1.7 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in February, a 17pc increase on the corresponding month in 2015.

The rise comes as Dublin Airport experiences a surge in passenger traffic, boosted by new services and a buoyant economy.

Last year, the number of passengers using Dublin Airport jumped to over 25 million - a new record for the airport.

And with a number of new services set to be operational this year, that figure will undoubtedly rise.

Dublin Airport is currently one of the fastest-growing airports in Europe.

Dublin passenger volumes to and from continental Europe were 16pc higher last month, at nearly 817,000.

Passenger volumes to and from North America jumped 20pc to just over 98,000 during the month.

Meanwhile, there was a 19pc jump in UK traffic last month, to 752,000 passengers.

And nearly 22,000 passengers used Dublin Airport as a hub to connect to other destinations last month. That was 50pc more than in February 2015.

Other international traffic, principally to the Middle East declined by 1pc last month to just over 50,000. Emirates and Etihad operate flights from Dublin to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, respectively.

http://www.independent.ie/business/1...-airport-in-february-34530547.html
 
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RE: Irish 4/16: Dreams Of Flight

Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:03 am

Quoting EI121 (Reply 97):
"Stephen Kavanagh CEO of Aer Lingus said the airline’s next tranche of trans-Atlantic routes would be announced in July." -announded at the CAPA aviation conference

EI have been a bit late with their announcements over the last 2-3 years.....I shall be surprised to hear anything in July.

Quoting EI121 (Reply 97):
On the issue of Pier B: I always figured this was going to happen. Would it be possible to re-establish US CBP here again? Also would this effect the planned A380 gate?

Not going to happen. This would require huge increase in security staff as the area past CBP is legally US territory. CBP is more than just the old pre-clearance that existed in Pier B. There is no space for security checks in Pier B.
 
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RE: Irish 4/16: Dreams Of Flight

Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:56 am

Quoting EIRules (Reply 101):

LAX will unlikely go daily, lot of discounting fares in last few months. Wonder if bookings are meeting targets?
 
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RE: Irish 4/16: Dreams Of Flight

Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:31 pm

Are Ryanair leasing any aircraft this summer like the last 2 years? They've had a number of deliveries over the last few months so just curious.
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Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:54 pm

Ethiopian have also said that DUB LAX is soft.
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RE: Irish 4/16: Dreams Of Flight

Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:12 am

Aer Lingus to wet-lease British Airways EMB-190 this summer (subscription)

http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/ne...ease-a-british-emb-190-this-summer

Anyone got anymore on this? Interesting see why it's just the one and where they plan on using it.

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RE: Irish 4/16: Dreams Of Flight

Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:44 am

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 107):

im surprised BA have the spare E-190 for wet least...I wonder if its for EI to see how the economics of a jet of that size could be used...probably better than an IB CRJ
 
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RE: Irish 4/16: Dreams Of Flight

Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:06 am

Interesting. I wonder where it will be used?

I think this is actually the first time an IAG airline has wet-leased an aircraft to another group airline.
 
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Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:55 am

I have often thought an aircraft the size of the E-190 would complement the A320s quite nicely and could be used to introduce new (?feeder) routes from European destinations or perhaps increase frequency by replacing A320s on some routes. It also might be more suited to the European destinations served from ORK than the A320. A very interesting development although a little odd that only one aircraft is involved!
 
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RE: Irish 4/16: Dreams Of Flight

Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:09 am

It's the E190 that sits in Dublin at the weekend due LCY closure.

Last summer it operated a single DUB-MAH-DUB charter flight on a Saturday afternoon.

For 2016, this has been replaced with a more extensive wet-lease operation for Aer Lingus, benefiting both parts of IAG involved here. Improved utilisation for BA and extra lift on Spanish/French leisure routes at the weekend for Aer Lingus.
These flights are now appearing in the Aer Lingus booking engine as "operated by British Airways Cityflyer" [sic]

No brainer when you consider both companies have common ownership now.

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RE: Irish 4/16: Dreams Of Flight

Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:04 pm

Quoting Crosswind (Reply 111):
It's the E190 that sits in Dublin at the weekend due LCY closure.

Last summer it operated a single DUB-MAH-DUB charter flight on a Saturday afternoon.

Wondered what they would do with it this year makes total sense and suits both parties.

The EI 2542 DUB NCE on a Saturday is a good use of it.

[Edited 2016-03-15 05:06:27]
 
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RE: Irish 4/16: Dreams Of Flight

Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:33 pm

05.45-09.15-09.55-11.25 - DUB-PGF - SAT
12.10-15.45-16.25-18.00 - DUB-NCE - SAT
18.40-21.50-22.30-23.35 - DUB-BIO - SAT
05.55-09.10-09.45-10.55 - DUB-SCQ - SUN

Looks like SAT DUB-LCY will be reversed and operate from LCY.

[Edited 2016-03-15 05:47:24]
 
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RE: Irish 4/16: Dreams Of Flight

Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:59 pm

Aer Lingus Regional services take off at Cork

Aer Lingus Regional, the service operated by Stobart Air, is expanding its presence at Cork Airport.
It begins its new service to Leeds Bradford today, operating up to three times a week between the cities.
It also launched its service between Cork and Southampton yesterday. That service will operate up to five times a week.
Aer Lingus Regional is also increasing the frequencies on existing routes from Cork to Manchester, Glasgow and Newcastle.

Stobart Air said that with the two new routes, it hopes to add about 60,000 more passengers a year to its services at Cork. It's also basing a third aircraft there.

http://www.independent.ie/business/i...ces-take-off-at-cork-34539847.html
 
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RE: Irish 4/16: Dreams Of Flight

Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:28 pm

When does the 4th 757 go into service for EI? EI-LBR will be back tomorrow for the SNN-JFK rotation and it got me thinking about the 4th one that is to operate DUB-IAD(I think anyway?)
 
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Tue Mar 15, 2016 5:57 pm

Quoting EIBoston (Reply 115):

When does the 4th 757 go into service for EI? EI-LBR will be back tomorrow for the SNN-JFK rotation and it got me thinking about the 4th one that is to operate DUB-IAD(I think anyway?)

May. A330 operates until then. DUB-IAD on B757, with the A332 on DUB-LAX from May 4th!!
 
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RE: Irish 4/16: Dreams Of Flight

Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:07 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 114):
Stobart Air said that with the two new routes, it hopes to add about 60,000 more passengers a year to its services at Cork. It's also basing a third aircraft there.

Hopefully these services will do well, Im particularly interested in the fortunes of the ORK-LBA service! Hoping to use it soon. The days aren't ideal of a weekend at home though.

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 107):
Aer Lingus to wet-lease British Airways EMB-190 this summer

I wonder if it will be EI service on board, or the standard BA service? The flight number seems to be in keeping with the usual EI flight numbers but with 2000 added - similar to the EIR flight numbers which have 3000 added to a mainline flight number.
 
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RE: Irish 4/16: Dreams Of Flight

Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:14 pm

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 117):
I wonder if it will be EI service on board, or the standard BA service? The flight number seems to be in keeping with the usual EI flight numbers but with 2000 added - similar to the EIR flight numbers which have 3000 added to a mainline flight number.
BA had a Cityflyer service from DUB to MAH or PMI last year and it was BoB service.

Or was it IBZ?

[Edited 2016-03-15 12:15:11]
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RE: Irish 4/16: Dreams Of Flight

Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:18 pm

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 117):
I wonder if it will be EI service on board, or the standard BA service? The flight number seems to be in keeping with the usual EI flight numbers but with 2000 added - similar to the EIR flight numbers which have 3000 added to a mainline flight number.

2 is used for additional flights that only operate a few times or wet leases. EI service I would expect.

Quoting Cipango (Reply 118):

MAH

ASL operating this summer
 
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RE: Irish 4/16: Dreams Of Flight

Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:41 pm

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 117):
Hopefully these services will do well, Im particularly interested in the fortunes of the ORK-LBA service! Hoping to use it soon. The days aren't ideal of a weekend at home though.

Yes hope it does well also the ORK-SOU too. It connects to many of the cruise ships or people can do 1 night pre cruise. Also with the Uni there and biz traffic it will be enough to make it work.

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 117):
I wonder if it will be EI service on board, or the standard BA service?

It is BOB with no pre orders apparently.
 
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Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:46 pm

daa Statement On Norwegian International Airlines

daa Chief Executive Kevin Toland has welcomed the news arising from today’s meeting between An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and US President Barack Obama that there is “no political impediment” to the granting of a US foreign carrier permit to Norwegian International Airways to enable it to commence flights from Cork Airport to Boston later this year.

“I’m delighted US President Barack Obama has confirmed that there is no political impediment to Norwegian International Airways commencing flights from Cork to Boston later this year,” said daa Chief Executive Kevin Toland.

“Norwegian International Airlines is fully committed to commencing new transatlantic flights from Cork this year and I am now urging our politicians to continue to maintain pressure on US administration officials to take action to grant the foreign carrier permit to Norweigan to allow the airline progress plans for its Cork-Boston service without delay.

“While I am grateful for today’s advancement I am deeply concerned that any further administrative delays on the US side could seriously damage this business,” Mr Toland added.

http://www.corkairport.com/news/deta...n-norwegian-international-airlines
 
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RE: Irish 4/16: Dreams Of Flight

Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:32 am

Quoting OA260 (Reply 121):
daa Statement On Norwegian International Airlines

daa Chief Executive Kevin Toland has welcomed the news arising from today’s meeting between An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and US President Barack Obama that there is “no political impediment” to the granting of a US foreign carrier permit to Norwegian International Airways to enable it to commence flights from Cork Airport to Boston later this year.

“I’m delighted US President Barack Obama has confirmed that there is no political impediment to Norwegian International Airways commencing flights from Cork to Boston later this year,” said daa Chief Executive Kevin Toland.

“Norwegian International Airlines is fully committed to commencing new transatlantic flights from Cork this year and I am now urging our politicians to continue to maintain pressure on US administration officials to take action to grant the foreign carrier permit to Norweigan to allow the airline progress plans for its Cork-Boston service without delay.

“While I am grateful for today’s advancement I am deeply concerned that any further administrative delays on the US side could seriously damage this business,” Mr Toland added.

http://www.corkairport.com/news/deta...n-norwegian-international-airlines

One would think that this is good news. However, here we have an acting leader and a leader who in the home straight of his spell at the White House, spinning some good PR in my opinion. This really doesn't change anything. The US administration won't be affected by this and this issue is far from being resolved. T/A flights for Cork are still some way off.  
 
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Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:03 am

Especially when considering Kenny said there was little he could do a month or so back.
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Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:20 pm

Quoting EIBoston (Reply 122):
However, here we have an acting leader and a leader who in the home straight of his spell at the White House

two lame ducks; this photo op and statement will have zero impact on the DOT ruling.
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RE: Irish 4/16: Dreams Of Flight

Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:51 pm

Cork Feb traffic up 9.3% following on from Jan growth of 6.7%, even without the extra day factored in some good growth. With EIR growth starting now, we could se 4-6% for most of the year.
 
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RE: Irish 4/16: Dreams Of Flight

Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:37 pm

(Ex) Transaero B744 EI-XLE arrived @ DUB within the last hr or so.

New owner perhaps?? SB Leasing Ireland?
 
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RE: Irish 4/16: Dreams Of Flight

Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:54 pm

I flew Norwegian for the first time today was thoroughly impressed.

Friendly crew, lovely interior (much more pleasan than the Ryanair "Always Getting Better" interior), and working WiFi/Routemap/some LiveTV. I really hope they have eventually make it into the Irish market and give it long enough to succeed.

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Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:55 pm

The two new A330-300s going to EI later this year will be EI-FNG and 'FNH.

The next FR registration series, after EI-FOx, will be 'FRx, commencing with 'FRB.
 
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RE: Irish 4/16: Dreams Of Flight

Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:26 pm

Quoting teahan (Reply 127):
Friendly crew, lovely interior (much more pleasan than the Ryanair "Always Getting Better" interior, and working WiFi/Routemap/some LiveTV. I really hope they have eventually make it into the Irish market and give it long enough to succeed.

Probably why the Ryanair cabin hasn't impressed me much, it's the worst of any Boeing Sky Interior yet. The Norwegian cabin is simple but looks great down to the smallest detail. Ryanair's cabin is a bit of a missed opportunity in my opinion.

I love the wifi and entertainment available on Norwegian, I was on WAW-LGW a couple of weeks ago and was able to track our approach and eventual go around via FR24 which interesting! The flight was three hours delayed due to the oil spill at LGW so there was no buy on board available but drinks were complimentary and we all got food at the gate in WAW so no complaints from me. I think they're an excellent airline.
 
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RE: Irish 4/16: Dreams Of Flight

Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:32 pm

Quoting teahan (Reply 127):
I flew Norwegian for the first time today was thoroughly impressed.

I have heard some horror stories and from close friends who I know are not hyping it up but recently they are getting better reviews especially on their longhaul B787 services which got a lot of bad press/reviews and massive delays. It certainly seems like they are ironing out the issues and becoming pretty decent.

Their wifi onboard though ( European ) can be hit or miss. When it works its great but many reports of it being broken.
 
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RE: Irish 4/16: Dreams Of Flight

Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:39 pm

Quoting kaitak (Reply 128):
The two new A330-300s going to EI later this year will be EI-FNG and 'FNH

I sense a Vietnam War joke coming on....

Quoting OA260 (Reply 130):
Their wifi onboard though ( European ) can be hit or miss. When it works its great but many reports of it being broken.

The only thing worst than no wi-fi is bad wi-fi!!!!
 
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Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:50 am

Happy St Patrick's Day everyone / Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh



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Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:23 am

Quoting Eagleboy (Reply 73):
Mueller referred to 'the layer of clay between staff and the Exec team

Haven't heard this one before, love it!

Quoting kaitak (Reply 128):

The two new A330-300s going to EI later this year will be EI-FNG and EI-FNH.

This summer EI wil sublease VY A320 EC-KFI under the registration EI-FNJ. Could the 'missing' EI-FNI potentially be reserved for an additional new A330?
 
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Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:58 am

Have a look at the FrenchBlue thread .....almost same Shamrock , different colour
 
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RE: Irish 4/16: Dreams Of Flight

Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:42 pm

Quoting 321neo (Reply 133):
Could the 'missing' EI-FNI potentially be reserved for an additional new A330?

Any A330's will be in early 2017.
Not sure what the 4th B757 reg will be.
 
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Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:06 pm

Quoting Eagleboy (Reply 135):
Not sure what the 4th B757 reg will be.

EI-CJX, which will turn 23 years old this summer!
 
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Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:26 pm

Quoting propchaser (Reply 134):
Have a look at the FrenchBlue thread .....almost same Shamrock , different colour

Oh I did and it made me want to vomit. Wannabes  

And a message from Dublin Airport for our American friends  
 
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RE: Irish 4/16: Dreams Of Flight

Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:47 pm

Happy St. Patrick's day, a chairde; hope you're having a great day!

Here's the Just Planes Aer Lingus DVD, just released today; looks brilliant. Interesting that the captain gives a bit of background about the EI A330 purchase, back in 1994:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmV87SknNBY&feature=youtu.be

Also, for anyone interested in models, one of the big model manufacturers is launching an EI 747 1:200 model in the delivery scheme. Not a big fan of 1:200 models, but a huge fan of that scheme! Available through Aviation Retail Direct:

http://www.aviationretaildirect.com/...-asj-with-stand-is-due-april-2016/
 
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Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:26 pm

TK 33 IST-IAH made a medical diversion to DUB earlier today.
 
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RE: Irish 4/16: Dreams Of Flight

Fri Mar 18, 2016 3:00 am

Hello All,

Following on from all of your sound advice on the last thread re:flights to HKG. I managed to book them and I got a really good deal.

SNN-LHR-HKG-DPS-SIN-LHR for £477. EI, BA and CX on the way out, and GA and BA on the way back.

I popped home at the weekend using EI387, LHR-SNN. Flight was delayed by an hour or so from the morning fog, and they never managed to catch upi throughout the day. I haven't used SNN in a while, and I was impressed with the new "section", one walks through from the gate to immigration. Seemed a bit "roundabout" though. Up one flight of stairs, to go down three flights. When was this built?
 
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Fri Mar 18, 2016 5:36 am

Quoting KIRFlyer (Reply 140):
SNN-LHR-HKG-DPS-SIN-LHR for £477. EI, BA and CX on the way out, and GA and BA on the way back.

That's a fantastic fare. I've a one way fare next Friday (as part of a three country visit) from DPS to HKG with CX that's just as expensive. GA won't let you down. You can seat assign on their website.

Oh, and enjoy the CX 773. Quite a rare bird. Very Comfortable 3-3-3 seating and still seats 398 pax with their regional J cabin.

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RE: Irish 4/16: Dreams Of Flight

Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:03 am

Quoting KIRFlyer (Reply 140):
I was impressed with the new "section", one walks through from the gate to immigration. Seemed a bit "roundabout" though. Up one flight of stairs, to go down three flights. When was this built?

2009. A new layout was required to segregate arriving and departing passengers using gates 6-14/106-114 (the preclearance gates) when the CBP facility opened.

EI typically switches between gates 4 and 6 for the LHR flights - Gate 4 still has the old layout where you walk directly from the aircraft steps to the immigration hall without having to move up and down levels.
 
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Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:03 am

Cityjet seems to be hitting the headlines both on social media and elsewhere. Plagued by delays due to tech issues and now this.


Cityjet flight with 90 on board returns to Dublin due to windscreen issue

A Cityjet flight from Dublin to London was forced to return to Dublin Airport this morning shortly after taking off.

The company say that it was because of a technical issue with the windscreen of the plane.

http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/c...ue-to-windscreen-issue-725789.html


( typo I think re B738   )
 
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RE: Irish 4/16: Dreams Of Flight

Fri Mar 18, 2016 5:15 pm

Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 142):
2009. A new layout was required to segregate arriving and departing passengers using gates 6-14/106-114 (the preclearance gates) when the CBP facility opened.EI typically switches between gates 4 and 6 for the LHR flights - Gate 4 still has the old layout where you walk directly from the aircraft steps to the immigration hall without having to move up and down levels.

The refurbishment work of the departures lounge and gates 1 to 5 in SNN is coming along nicely. It will really give a nice modern feel to the place.

On another note EI-CJX the 4th 757 for EI rolled out in full EI colours from the Eirtech hangar the other night.
 
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Fri Mar 18, 2016 5:40 pm

Quoting SURFER (Reply 144):
On another note EI-CJX the 4th 757 for EI rolled out in full EI colours from the Eirtech hangar the other night.

Interesting that EI-CJX was originally on the EI register, leased to Transaero. Later it was used by TCX. EI-EWR was, of course, on the EI register before. Do the IAA have a procedure/rule that an aircraft needs to use its original registration if it returns to the EI register?
 
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Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:11 pm

Quoting 321neo (Reply 136):
Quoting Eagleboy (Reply 135):
Not sure what the 4th B757 reg will be.

EI-CJX, which will turn 23 years old this summer!

This has been painted at SNN and is named St. Boice/Buithe. As of today it was parked outside, less engines.
 
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Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:21 pm

Quoting irish251 (Reply 146):
St. Boice/Buithe.

A Scottish saint.
 
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Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:10 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 147):

Quoting irish251 (Reply 146):
St. Boice/Buithe.

A Scottish saint.

The two A320s from the Little Red operation were also given new saint names, E-EZV is St. Andrew/Aindriu and EI-EZW St. Maura/Maire.

Never heard of St. Maura but I think everyone's knows St. Andrew!
 
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Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:57 pm

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 145):
EI-CJX

At first glance a reg like EI-CJX gives off the impression that the aircraft is rather ancient (to the likes of us anyway; "normal" joe soaps wouldn't notice!).

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 148):

Quoting OA260 (Reply 147):

Quoting irish251 (Reply 146):
St. Boice/Buithe.

A Scottish saint.

The two A320s from the Little Red operation were also given new saint names, E-EZV is St. Andrew/Aindriu and EI-EZW St. Maura/Maire.

Never heard of St. Maura but I think everyone's knows St. Andrew!

Yes EI seem to have a very random "saint-picking" procedure nowadays. They used to use Irish saint names only. St. Andrew and St. Sebastian (the name of the #GreenSpirit liveried A320) are recent additions that buck this trend.

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