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Old 16th Feb 2016, 16:11
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Aer Lingus Schedule Change

Hi Guys,

I'm booked on return flight with EI to LGW and the flight schedule changed multiple times.

It's now confined departure time from NOC on 16th August at 19:55

I've check out the EI website and it seems all flights have changed to 19:55 departure from NOC and 18:00 from LGW.

Looks like direct competition with FR on the evening services to London
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Old 16th Feb 2016, 16:16
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Aer Lingus contd

I've just noticed an error on the EI website for Satudays service around that time;

LGW departure 10:10
NOC arrival 11:35

But on same day

NOC departure 10:05
LGW arrival. 11:30

I'm sure they may be doing early flights on sat but we'll after these changes
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Old 16th Feb 2016, 16:22
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Aer Lingus doing a 19:55 gatwick flight? Wouldn't have thought it!
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Old 16th Feb 2016, 16:24
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Aer Lingus

Same here, remind me of the old XL Airways service to LGW that used to be in the evening
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Old 16th Feb 2016, 17:38
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I think this will be very popular as people will not have to take a full day off work to fly to knock as it was up to now also it provides a nearly full day in the west on sunday. Well done Aer lingus!
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Old 16th Feb 2016, 18:36
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I've just noticed an error on the EI website for Satudays service around that time;

LGW departure 10:10
NOC arrival 11:35

But on same day

NOC departure 10:05
LGW arrival. 11:30

I'm sure they may be doing early flights on sat but we'll after these changes
12.00 ex NOC, 09.50 ex LGW or around that.
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Old 22nd Feb 2016, 23:47
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Originally Posted by Jamie2k9 View Post
12.00 ex NOC, 09.50 ex LGW or around that.
Knock flight from gatwick confirmed as a 19:00 arrival daily from gatwick for the summer season interesting to see how it does
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Old 23rd Feb 2016, 00:42
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This late arrival time does not provide much in the way of opportunities for connecting traffic. Getting into LGW so late does not allow for any connectivity without a 1 night stay.

Moreover, what does this late departure do for Knock airports cost base? Needing to stay open much later every day? The airport traditionally didn't have departures so late in the evening this allowing for a shorter day. Again that was a reason why a Ryanair base wouldn't be attractive.. Ie too long a day at considerable cost... Like the Blackpool example and Jet2.
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Old 23rd Feb 2016, 12:22
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7pm isn't that late though, the flights will be departing at 7:25pm or 7:30pm so it would only be an extra hour or two of operations. Also, it stays open to a similar time on Friday, Sunday, Monday and possibly Thursday during the summer already to accommodate Ryanair flights to/from London, so it would only be an extra three or four days a week and it would be during the busier period of the year.


However, you're right, it's hopeless for outbound connections from Gatwick.


Separately, I see Knock has issued an unusually muted response to the announcement of capital funding for the proposed apron and runway improvement works. I suspect they think it is a pre-election stunt and will believe that the funding will actually be provided when they see it.
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Old 23rd Feb 2016, 14:17
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Arriving at 7pm and departing at 7:25pm? Remember the airline!
Earliest for EI would be 7:40pm.
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Old 23rd Feb 2016, 15:05
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LGW times
18.00-19.25-19.55-21.15 x6
10.05-11.30-12.05-13.30 6

Going to add an extra 1-1.5 hours per day Mon-Fri but last summer it was open until around 7 most days so not a lot really.

First flights arrive around 08.40 most days earlier and the last departure is around 18.00 excluding the above however on Sunday there is also a 20.50 to BHX.

Cost may balance out as there is much less of a peak period at lunchtime so in theory staff should be restored differently so it should have minimal cost as less would be required together.

Can see the EI flight been a hit on Fir/Sun/Mon with passengers.
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Old 23rd Feb 2016, 16:07
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Yes it will be very popular as a point to point route which, to be fair, is what the vast majority of passengers use the route for.
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Old 16th Mar 2016, 13:28
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Potential Route for NOC

Hi Guys,

Last week I seen a post on snapchat by Ireland West Knock, one of the staff was in Vilnius, Lithuania and stated that they were after new growth opportunities. Even though this isn't official information, coincidentally yesterday Ryanair announced their 82nd base Vilnius, with 2 based a/c, new routes and increased frequencies.

Since KUN was moved to SNN, and VNO being the capital maybe this could be a potential new route for Ryanair in FY17?
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Old 16th Mar 2016, 13:37
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Last week I seen a post on snapchat by Ireland West Knock, one of the staff was in Vilnius, Lithuania and stated that they were after new growth opportunities. Even though this isn't official information, coincidentally yesterday Ryanair announced their 82nd base Vilnius, with 2 based a/c, new routes and increased frequencies.

Since KUN was moved to SNN, and VNO being the capital maybe this could be a potential new route for Ryanair in FY17?
The NOC staff member was probably in Vilnius for the Routes Connect conference (the same one that took place in Killarney last year). I wouldn't read anything else into it.
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Old 28th Mar 2016, 19:43
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Was at the airport today for the Edinburgh arrival approx 30/35 arrived on inbound and approx 55 departed on the outbound .This looks promising considering it's only the second day of operation.There is very positive comments on social media about the return of Bhx route .

It looks like an embraer was operated on Sunday for the route launch pics
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Old 29th Mar 2016, 20:24
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Does anyone have any info on the EMA schedule for winter 16/17? Not on sale yet..
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Old 10th Apr 2016, 19:19
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Bye bye 09/27, runway designation 08/26 from 28th April 2016

Ireland West Airport Knock
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Old 10th Apr 2016, 21:39
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Any news on loads on Bhx and Edi routes ?
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Old 10th Apr 2016, 21:59
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....wait for the CAA figures later this week. Will no doubt be the same as when they operated last!
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Old 10th Apr 2016, 22:27
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Well I would hope to see a bit of an improvement considering the Irish and uk economies are in a better state than they were 3 years ago
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