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waterford87 7th Sep 2017 18:44

Dublin-3
 
Expect multiple announcements regarding new routes and expanded frequencies for Dublin to Canada next week.

EI-A330-300 7th Sep 2017 19:45

August Traffic
 
Almost 3.1 million up 7%.

Europe 1.6 million up 7%
UK 922,000 flat (or down 0.3% to be exact)
Transatlantic 409,000 up 21%
Middle East and Africa 95,000 up 15%
Domestic 10,000 down 1%

Year to date just over 20 million up 6%

https://www.dublinairport.com/latest...-far-this-year

In other news Cobalt Aero have announced this week LCA will operate year round twice weekly.

waterford87 8th Sep 2017 21:05

Big announcements to come next week from for Dublin and Shannon multiple new routes and frequency increases.

EI-EIDW 10th Sep 2017 11:23

All sounds rather exciting, any idea which day?

EI-BUD 10th Sep 2017 20:26

Anything to do with the new low cost airline that I recall Westjet were launching? Or is Rouge going to displace the lost capacity that is transferring to Air Canada mainline? Air Transat may be one to watch...they have been in the market a long time...

AerRyan 10th Sep 2017 21:11

Will be Rouge announcing tomorrow if Shannon's anything to go by.

EI-A330-300 10th Sep 2017 21:48

Whoever it is, announcements to take place tomorrow.

EI-A330-300 12th Sep 2017 15:06

No AC news yet but United extrnd ORD season to run from April to October.

owenc 12th Sep 2017 20:19

Yeah no good, they need to upgrade the flight to a 767-300. A 757-200 is too small for a flight of that length.

ia350 12th Sep 2017 20:28

Stop complaining at least we have the service 😉

owenc 12th Sep 2017 21:13

It's fine, i'll use the American Boeing 788.

Jamie2k9 13th Sep 2017 11:25

New x4 weekly 737 MAX 8 route to YUL with AC while YVR increases from 3 to 5 weekly.

https://aircanada.mediaroom.com/2017...o-and-Montreal

owenc 13th Sep 2017 11:59

So this will have AVOD since is is Air Canada Mainline?

Una Due Tfc 13th Sep 2017 14:03

So is that a reduction on YYZ? 11x weekly Rouge B763 to daily mainline A333?

EI-EIDW 13th Sep 2017 18:48

Part of YYZ capacity was to enable YVR operate. BAck to daily and TBH I think if they were to increase it they would need B787 or B767s free to do it. Overall 16 weekly flights (+2) and around 400 seats (subject to MAX final config).

EI-EIDW 23rd Sep 2017 11:04

Beijing is awaiting final Chinease Government approval according to chief executive of Avolon which Hainan Group purchased.

EI-EIDW 28th Sep 2017 13:50

Ryanair will cancel 22 flights per week everyweek over the winter schedule...

1sky 28th Sep 2017 14:13

Do we know which flights those are?

AerRyan 28th Sep 2017 15:16

Ryanair haven't announced any cancellations from Dublin, I'd be interested to know what they are.

Cian 28th Sep 2017 15:31

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/irel...lled-1.3236895

Some flights on BHX, BVA, "Barcelona" (probably BCN, but could be the others) OTP, MAD, MOD and KRK.

Warsaw and Modlin were listed as two seperate places, hence we can't be sure about Barcelona=BCN.

No routes cancelled in full. BHX is an interesting one as they hugely ramped up frequencies there in a push-back against EI and Stobart and may be suffering overcapacity.

AerRyan 28th Sep 2017 17:32

Only reading this now.

Pilot crisis really rampant in ryanair.

DublinPole 28th Sep 2017 18:01

Very poor journalism there.

It was obvious to most that the capacity cuts would be a mixture of route suspensions and frequency cuts, the fact that the Irish Times seemed to think t would only be the former is either them not reading properly or just to drag t out for another headline.

EI-EIDW 28th Sep 2017 18:05

Well there is such much PR spin from FR you would forgive any mistake.....

EI-A330-300 28th Sep 2017 18:53

Icelandair might be about to announce DUB ops soon.

EI-A330-300 2nd Oct 2017 12:35


Dublin Airport welcomes today’s announcement from Icelandair that it will launch a new six-times weekly, year-round service to Reykjavik from May 2018.

Icelandair will operate its new Dublin to Reykjavik service with a Boeing 757-200 aircraft. Flights will operate Sunday to Friday departing Keflavik Airport at 07.30 arriving in Dublin Airport at 09.15 with the return flight departing Dublin Airport at 11.50 arriving in Keflavik at 13.15.
https://www.dublinairport.com/latest...kjavik-service

Alteagod 2nd Oct 2017 18:13

Not the best news in the worldfor the BHD route I would say but honestly how many Iceland rotations can Ireland sustain

A320.b744 2nd Oct 2017 18:55

The Belfast market has lost easyJet's summer flights to KEF, so currently there is scope for BHD's Icelandair flights to do quite well in the long run.

The main question is whether Icelandair or WOW air will win in the fight for Dublin, and whether Aer Lingus will try to enter the market. Icelandair and WOW air are mainly trying to cater for transfer passengers, so there is some scope for quite a lot of weekly rotations.

EI-EIDW 3rd Oct 2017 13:01

4 weekly PHL on EI website.

EISNN 3rd Oct 2017 13:15

Good to see further expansion of EI. More jobs created and more choices for the public. It’s website is saying it’s a B757 operation but on the same dates IAD, BDL ex DUB and JFK and BOS ex SNN are also listed as B757 operations. Have ASL/EI gotten their hands on another B757 or will one of the existing routes be upgauged to an A330? Any opinions or insight?

EI-EIDW 3rd Oct 2017 13:18

Just an error, beleive IAD will see B752 (T,Th,Sat) and upgraded to A330 (Su,M,W,F) to make way.

owenc 3rd Oct 2017 13:28

I wish they would bring back the dayflight to JFK year round.

This PHL route is already operated by American Airlines.

ia350 3rd Oct 2017 18:10

Just back from L.A. with Aer Lingus flight over was practically full with just two spare seats but today maybe 70 per cent full .

Noxegon 3rd Oct 2017 18:59


Originally Posted by owenc (Post 9912732)
I wish they would bring back the dayflight to JFK year round.

This. I'm flying via LHR to avoid the overnight.

EI-A330-300 3rd Oct 2017 22:52

I can't figure out if it's a deliberate leak by EI or accidental. Happens a lot......

It should do well.

The capacity to Iceland is just getting ridiculous at this stage, 17 weekly I read elsewhere. With them serving places like MAN, GLA and BHX for years they really missed a trick not coming to DUB much sooner.

EI-A330-300 4th Oct 2017 12:11

Aer Lingus announced an additional 96,000 short haul seasts next sunmer and will make further route announcements in due course. They also said 8 not 7 321LR will be delivered in 2019-2020.

brian_dromey 4th Oct 2017 12:31

An additional 96k seats amounts to around one additional daily flight over the whole summer period - hardly that exciting. It seems that short haul is a real struggle for EI at the moment.

Good news for the additional A321LR though. The A321LR will be an excellent fit for EI.

alserire 4th Oct 2017 14:23

Is it not plane numbers that's limiting growth?

Most every EI flight I've been on for the last few years has been jammed full. And that's about fifteen return flights in the last two years.

brian_dromey 4th Oct 2017 16:07


Originally Posted by alserire (Post 9914050)
Is it not plane numbers that's limiting growth?

Thats my point. IAG have hundreds of A320s on order. Not a single additional A320 has joined the EI fleet in that time, EI seem to struggle to deliver the kind of returns IAG demand to justify additional short haul investment. Which is a shame, but with FR in the back yard, not that surprising.

Just a spotter 5th Oct 2017 08:16

It would appear that all may not be sweetness and light around Collinstown;

From The Irish Times 5th October 2017;


Relations between Aer Lingus and Dublin Airport have “soured immensely” in the last year, according to the airline’s chief operating officer, Mike Rutter.
https://www.irishtimes.com/business/...sely-1.3243989

From the same newspaper's Cantillon business commentary section;


Airlines and airports regularly fall out over infrastructure. Nevertheless, this looks like more than the usual spat, as four years ago the airport said it supported the airline’s plans to use Dublin as a transatlantic gateway.
https://www.irishtimes.com/business/...-daa-1.3244611

Shamrock350 5th Oct 2017 10:06

The current short haul network from Aer Lingus appears very strong, we see good loads and decent mix of high frequency business routes and peak demand lead leisure destinations which must keep yield up for much of the year but where they do struggle is in finding new markets.

We've seen modest growth in short haul in the shape of one or two new routes each summer accompanied by frequency increased but those new routes come at a cost of other routes. Long gone are the days when Aer Lingus announced 5 or more short haul routes every summer!

The airline is growing overall so I think it's time they looked at the short haul fleet again, the A320 is too big for new routes and the A319 is costly to operate which is why they ditched them after a few years so a smaller jet is needed, the CSeries is fantastic, the EJet is tried and tested, even the Sukhoi seems a contender these days with a dirt cheap list price.

Unfortunately for Aer Lingus, the other IAG carriers don't need a smaller jet so IAG would need a lot of convincing to purchase a sub fleet for Aer Lingus when there's little to no business case across other parts of the group.


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