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Old 9th Sep 2015, 11:37
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Originally Posted by cloudier View Post
City jet happy with CORK bookings
Their Cork bookings may well be excellent. However their comment doesn't really tell us anything as they are not going to express anything but happiness in advance of the route launch. When was the last time you heard a reputable airline say "we're not so happy about forward bookings for our forthcoming route"?

Also, the success of the route is going to depend on winning both leisure and business traffic. It shouldn't be too hard to sell leisure seats at promo fares well in advance of travel - the real test will be whether they can win enough of the higher-yield late-booking business passengers away from EI (and to some extent FR). I wish them well, but ultimately only time will tell.
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Old 9th Sep 2015, 11:59
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“We’re [flying] Cork to London City Airport from October and I think the plan would be for next summer to have other routes out of Cork,” Ms McDermott said.

The exact number of routes is yet to be confirmed but the focus is likely to be on catering for the leisure market, of which CityJet is looking to gain a larger slice.

Demand has been strong ahead of the launch of the London route next month with sales for October on a par with the same service from Dublin.

A revised pricing policy with cheaper lead-in prices coupled with an advertising push has seen load factors — the measure of how many seats an airline fills — climb from percentages in the early forties in November of last year to the 70%-region in July and August.
I'm aware he is all about marketing but in general once they get a fuel efficient aircraft replacement they could be a good fit for Cork long term for routes which EIFR can't/won't keep.

Completely un related to Cork but he also said:

Despite Air France exiting the business last April, a “wet lease arrangement” remains in place where CityJet carries some 80,000 passengers for the French airline each month.

Ms McDermott confirmed that talks are ongoing with another major airline for CityJet to provide a similar service.
While I wouldn't class EI as a major airline I wonder if they could be part of the plan to complement EIR in UK or even some smaller Euro routes?

CityJet eyes further routes out of Cork | Irish Examiner
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Old 9th Sep 2015, 13:07
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People are fed up with the high fares that EI charge on the LHR route. FR are lower but the hassle and cost of getting into Liverpool St would put you off. With LCY you are straight into the centre of London, I'm looking forward to trying it out.
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Old 11th Sep 2015, 14:07
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Irish Examiner reporting Cork Airport passengers up 1.3% for August
first growth in 8 years
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Old 11th Sep 2015, 14:33
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Movements not Passengers but given the increase passengers are likely up.
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Old 24th Sep 2015, 20:01
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Iolar in Cork

Weather permitting the Aer Lingus Iolar is due in Cork tomorrow. Late morning i think.
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Old 24th Sep 2015, 20:34
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A twitter poster who was the first to announce the services to LCY, DUS, CWL and PRG has announced that a BOS route will be announced within days in big news for the airport.

Bye bye Shannon.
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Old 24th Sep 2015, 21:45
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Bye bye Shannon?

Let's contain our excitement until we see what sort of service is proposed. We've seen too many false starts from Irish regional airports in recent years and the anti-Shannon sentiment on this forum has blighted otherwise reasonable debate on many Cork developments.
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Old 24th Sep 2015, 21:47
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So a European Airline (wouldn't exclude EI) and it could be announced tomorrow.
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Old 24th Sep 2015, 21:47
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Boston would be outstanding, if true. With all the American Multinationals in the Cork Area, it could be a definite goer.
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Old 24th Sep 2015, 21:50
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In fairness, gaelgoir, most of the politics keeping Cork Airport down over the last number of decades has been largely to the benefit of SNN. It's been made worse by the driving of Cork traffic away from Cork Airport to T2.
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Old 24th Sep 2015, 22:05
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I believe the airline is Norwegian.
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Old 24th Sep 2015, 22:13
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On an 787?
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Old 24th Sep 2015, 22:43
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I believe the airline is Norwegian.
3 weekly reported in papers
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Old 25th Sep 2015, 07:56
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A 787 does seem quite large for a point to point route.

The Irish Times are reporting that they may look at New York and Barcelona in 2017 from Cork.
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Old 25th Sep 2015, 09:38
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Well if it does go ahead it will be a case of use it or lose it. This could be our best chance yet.
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Old 25th Sep 2015, 10:34
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Given the timescale stated there it seems like it could be a good route for the 737 MAX to operate when they start to arrive.
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Old 25th Sep 2015, 11:13
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Cork / Boston

very interesting. is the plane op bos/ork/bos or is it coming in to op ork/bos/ ork where is it coming from? could it op a new service from its base?
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Old 25th Sep 2015, 12:33
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B738 aircraft
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Old 25th Sep 2015, 12:37
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Is Cork-Boston possible as a day return, or would it require a change of crew in Boston?
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