Showing posts from September 10, 2012

Ireland West Knock Airport goes from Strength to Strength ©

Image: Google                                     Ireland West Knock Airport announced 6th September it handled 90,000 passengers in August becoming the busiest month in the airport's history up 7% on August prior, continuing its positive passenger growth trend, as Ireland's fastest growing airport. The airport continues to invest in facilities re-launching it's Departures Retail Store under the new brand name 'Shop West' on the 24th August officially by RTE personality and Senator, Mr Feargal Quinn. The opening of 'Shop West' was filmed by RTE as part of the show ‘Feargal Quinn’s Retail Therapy’ which airs in November. On 23th July Mayo County Council approved the Local Area Plan for Ireland West Airport Knock Airport, giving  designation around the airport and a 25 hectare site for the attraction of enterprise and jobs, which is expected to create 1,000 new jobs in the medium term.  The IWAK Chairman Liam Scallon said "We believe the plan pr

Bmibaby's Irish Connections ©

Image: Google Images                                                    Bmibaby ceased operations on Sunday 9th September 2012 after 10 years of operations having launched on 24th January 2002 headquartered in East Midlands, as the low-cost subsidary of BMI Airlines Group operating 14 Boeing 737-300/500s to 42 destinations, shortly after the BA low-cost subsidiary Go BA’s no-frills offshoot announced a new base at East Midlands airport, BMI's home. Bmibaby was set up by BMI Airlines as a result of the structural changes which took place in the aviation industry post 9/11 , as customers became increasingly price sensitive , leading to the growth of Low-cost carriers in the European market as Buzz, Flybe, Go, Germanwings entered the competitive LCC market. In the last 10 years the airline has been operating in the Irish market due to the strong O&D (Origin & Destination) traffic and short-break market between Ireland and the UK, however the route network over the yea