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Old 11th Feb 2013, 15:08
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http://www.rte.ie/news/business/2013...eal-until-2022
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Old 11th Feb 2013, 18:46
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Shouldn't this thread be merged with the Aer Arann one?
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Old 11th Feb 2013, 21:03
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Be interesting to see how FR respond to EI/EIR ramping up frequency to 5x MAN-DUB and 6x BHX-DUB. They seem to have backed down in the case of ABZ and scaled back BRS and PIK. Not sure if they will take this one lying down.
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Old 11th Feb 2013, 21:43
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FR have scaled back on BHX, MAN, EDI since November (although no change to S13 as yet) so there will be no response as the charges at DUB cost of fuel means FR will not operate flights that will carry major losses to make a point anymore and particularly as its against Aer Lingus a carrier which has no problems competing with FR.

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Old 12th Feb 2013, 09:47
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Aer Arann plans to join Europe's top tier of regional airlines by 2015 and to double its passenger numbers to over 2 million in five years the company has said today.

Fleet renewal programme:the airline will be taking delivery of eight new aircraft. The new aircraft, ATR 72-600s, will replace the older existing fleet of ATR72-200s and ATR42s. The first new plane will commence service this May, with the remaining aircraft expected for delivery over the next 11 months. The new fleet will be fully operational in time for the Summer 2014 programme;

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Old 5th Mar 2013, 17:10
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Old 5th Mar 2013, 17:11
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Interestingly, there was a Man-Dub flight today that operated under a 4 digit 'EIR' flight number even though it was operated by a mainline A320.
It wasn't under EIR number, it was an extra scheduled flight which was EI2xxx, EI use 2xxx for any extra scheduled flights. EIR is 3xxx.

The reduction in services is demand lead. Jan and Feb are very quiet months for airlines.
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Old 5th Mar 2013, 17:15
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Cheers guys, I didn't actually pay attention to the number as I should have spotted that! I just saw the 4 digits.
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Old 24th Mar 2013, 12:26
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So REP has been withdrawn from use. Anyone understand why they would remove the newest one in their fleet? Obviously the 600s start arriving in April but surely remove the old ones in the fleet that are damaging their reputation with their poor reliability!
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Old 24th Mar 2013, 13:19
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Capital - the bean counters will raise more cash by selling a newer 212A than selling the older 200's. The 212's will eventually be returned to their leasing company. Soon there will be more 600's than the older fleet hopefully reducing maintenance issues.

Make perfect sense to the bean counters.
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Old 24th Mar 2013, 22:54
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Guess your right, seems to be the only logical explanation. Unfortunately bean counters only concentrate on beans, its their 'remit' or so i'm always told. Personally it appears shortsighted to me, a well oiled machine leads to more beans not a lower lease rate.
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Old 27th Mar 2013, 00:48
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Sorry if I am repeating an older thread of mine but just after reading the latest potential AT72 icing incident in Sweden I was extremely surprised to watch tonights flights from MAN to ORK and SNN depart with a ground temperature of -1 deg, with light snow falling, flying into snow clouds, with ice still visible on the base of the tail from the inbounds without any fluids applied.

Obviously I will now be shot down by someone saying that the pilots know what they are doing.......I'm just glad I wasn't on them
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Old 27th Mar 2013, 11:53
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Definitely share your concerns bigjim99 especially as the ATR has had serious problems with ice before.
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Old 27th Mar 2013, 23:10
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Has anyone noticed the Aer Arann website has been transformed into a mini version of aerlingus.com ?
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Old 28th Mar 2013, 00:34
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Was onboard EI-REL tonight on the ORK-MAN. On the approach into MAN, it suffered a failure within the right engine. For all I was not anywhere near the engine, it sounded like the engine was feathered and shut down although I could be wrong. The return flight was cancelled. Anyone with any further details?
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Old 28th Mar 2013, 10:45
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Has anyone noticed the Aer Arann website has been transformed into a mini version of aerlingus.com ?
@Dublinaviator I guess the fact that Aer Arann doesn't operate as Aer Arann at the moment but as Aer Lingus Regional and the website page is called Aer Lingus Regional would suggest just as you said "a 'mini' aer lingus". No different to the old Aer Lingus Commuter if you wish.
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Old 28th Mar 2013, 11:35
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Don't see the point in retaining that site anymore, the RE brand is dead and simple re-direct of the old web address to the EI site would do.
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Old 28th Mar 2013, 13:08
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From a marketing perspective the Aer Lingus Regional brand will have greater recognition outside of our little island than Aer Arann ever would. It makes sense to piggy back on the existing EI branding.

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Old 4th Apr 2013, 18:31
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The first ATR72-600 starts passenger service on 25 April based at DUB, delivered on 23 April.
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Old 4th Apr 2013, 23:56
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New Aer Lingus Regional routes to add 450,000 seats by end of 2014 - Business - Business | Ireland's online business and management news service - Businessandleadership.com
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