Thread: Dublin-3
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Old 24th Aug 2018, 22:49
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CX indicated they couldn't serve DUB 11 years ago because of the runway (4 Asian carriers were consulted by daa on runway size), yet the runway hasn't changed but aircraft technology has. Yes they are probally restricted in terms of payload but 3,100m should be more than sufficient.

Of the 4 the only other potential service would be SQ/Scoot on the B787 (FYI Scoot make Ryanair look like a 5 star carrier, they would be terrible here over SQ)

Pilots just like a lot of runway in front of them, Cathay seem to do OK off the existing runway at DUB which is shorter. SQ also manage the 13 hour MAN-SIN with an A350 off 23R which is 2897m declared TORA. These services wouldn't be operating if the payloads were uneconomic. We're not flying 747 Classics and DC-8s anymore. What's the problem?
Can CX do max mtow off MAN?

IALPA didn't raise such concerns in 2004 or more recently when the plans were revised in 2016 publicly. None of there pilots will ever get a chance to fly to Asia the way things are going. Something wrong when a union claims to have the nations interests at heart. The publicity stunt failed to gain any traction and it suddenly came out during a dispute with Ryanair which was heavily covered.
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