hi all heard that waterford airport is to gain some new routes? with the help of euromanxs can anyone at euromanxs confirm this and does euromanx off staff travel interline agreements with other airlines? thank you merry christmas
Why was the Euromanx idea to operate Galway and Waterford to "sun" destinations dropped ?
Would have thought it was a winner ?
Nearest airport offering these (sun flights) flights to Waterford residents (allowing for roads and checkin time) would be 4 hours away and if you use Dublin expect to leave Waterford about 5 hours before your flight departs.
Runway extension? They have been talking about that for years! Ok, so you got a 146 down to Malaga! Would it work out of the South East. I remember when RE start the Lorient serivce, its was like all their Xmas's had come at once! However, the load factors told a different story! The managment really need to get the finger out if they are going to make it work, and I dont think Nicky is really botherd! What is EIWF? 2 flying clubs, a base for SAR, and a half arsed 'international' service to LTN!
The location of Waterford is the prime reason for its lack of traffic. If it had been built across the Suir the journey time from alll over the South East would be reduced and it could be marketed as a the South East Regional Airport.
It's catchment area would have been at least as big as Knock. I'm a big hurling supporter but I can never understand why Waterford people are so reluctant to develop anything on the Kilkenny side of the river.
airborne >>> I remember when RE start the Lorient serivce, its was like all their Xmas's had come at once! However, the load factors told a different story!
Care to explain this one ? - From what i've seen the load factor averaged 90-95% for the season. The service has increased from a shared service with Galway in 2004 to three direct flights for summer 2006.
airborne >>> The managment really need to get the finger out if they are going to make it work, and I dont think Nicky is really botherd
Seems to be working to me - passenger figures up 30% on 2004.
Waterford has always been the poor relation of the other regionals, while they squandered millions of PSO money over the years, Waterford has always had to survived as a commerical operation.
It will be interesting to see how the airports operate when PSO completes it run
I hear that 2005 pax throughput at EIWF is likely to be up almost 50% on 2004. As for new routes checkout the Air Wales website - Waterford - Rennes twice per week from end March. Talks are ongoing re other new routes with another carrier, it is unlikely that the Euromanx deal will go ahead in 2006. Plans have been mentioned locally for an extension to approx. 1,700mtr x 45mtr to be completed in 2008!
Re: waterford airport news and euromanx new routes
quote: "As for new routes checkout the Air Wales website - Waterford - Rennes twice per week from end March. "
Hoss you are right, Airwales is still advertising for the Waterford-Rennes however I don't think the route will happen. I talked to a manager recently from Waterfor airport and apparently the airlines hasn't contacted the airport yet Furthermore the management in the airport has heard about the rumour and they will not allow this route to start up as it is a route to close to Waterford-Lorient flown by Arann.So it looks like Airwales have to look for a different route soon and take off their advertising on their website to avoid having too many upset passengers
very well point taken, but it is still a fact that they (Air Wales) won't be allowed flying that route as the management of the board has said no. They believe the route is too close to the already excisting route flown by RE. You can agree to disagree, time will tell who's right and wrong