Showing posts from October 24, 2011

Aer Lingus Increases Dublin London Gatwick Capacity ©

Aer Lingus has announced that it has increased capacity on the Dublin to London Gatwick route by 56%, with the carrier adding two additional daily rotations for a total of six daily rotations which commenced on the 19 th of October (Aer Lingus website), with new early morning departures at both ends of the route, providing higher frequency with a wider range of timings, which will be particularly attractive to business traffic. The increased London Gatwick route capacity increase is consistent with its demand-lead strategy, as the carrier re-deploys capacity from Southern Europe to Northern Europe (Investor Day Conference Call 28 th of September), where their is an increased business traffic mix. Aer Lingus has been winning back market share in the key London market with the carrier having market share of 45% in 2010 up from 39% in 2009 (Flying in Ireland April 2011), having product differential in the market with roll out of new fare pricing structure, participation in GDS,

Emirates Airlines Dublin Route Ambition ©

On the 8 th of September Emirates Airlines announced that it was launching a new route from it’s Dubai Base to Dublin commencing on the 9 th of January 2012 operating daily using an Airbus A330-200, becoming the 29 th European City on its route network (Emirates Airlines). On the 21 st of September the carrier announced that it was seek to fill 17 job positions at its new Dublin station being set up, including cargo and passenger roles (ITTN), the carrier was looking at options to serve the IT package market (ITTN). It was citied by Routes online (8 th of September) that the 54,000 Origin & Destination passengers travel annually between Ireland and the UAE, with 10% of this market currently flying via Emirates Airlines UK routes, the carrier could potentially capture O&D traffic connecting via European Hubs. On the Breakfast Business Show with Ian Guider on Newstalk 106-108FM (Thursday 20 th October). The Emirates Airlines VP UK & Ireland Laurie Berryman stated when t