Thursday, 31 January 2013

Swiss International Airlines increases Dublin route capacity ©

Swiss International Airlines is increasing capacity on its Zurich to Dublin route for Summer 2013 upgrading the daily service SWR400/1 from Airbus A320 to Airbus A321 capacity from 30th March, in addition for season peak is adding two additional weekend flights on Saturdays and Sundays from 6th July till 24th August with Airbus A320 equipment.

SWR2602 ZRH1450 DUB1605 SWR2603 DUB1650 ZRH2000 A320 Saturday
SWR2602 ZRH1435 DUB1550 SWR2603 DUB1635 ZRH1850 A320 Sunday

Swiss International Airlines a member of the Star Alliance , a wholly owned Lufthansa company represents Swiss International Airlines in Ireland ,operates from Dublin Airport Terminal 1.

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Ryanair increases Ireland West Airport Knock-London Stansted frequency ©

Ryanair announced its increasing frequency on the London Stansted to Ireland West Airport Knock route from daily to nine times weekly with extra flights on Friday and Sundays evenings from 26th April till 25th October which will be a welcome boost for business and commuters on the route.

Ireland West Airport Knock said on Twitter the increased frequency will add an additional 9,000 seats between London & the West of Ireland this summer, a weclome boost for The Gathering 2013.

RYR807 STN1600 NOC1730 RYR808 NOC1755 STN1920 Friday
RYR805 STN1445 NOC1615 RYR806 NOC1640 STN1805 Sunday

Ireland West Airport Knock Marketing Manager Donal Healy said "We are delighted Ryanair have responded to passenger demand from both the region and the UK by introducing new additional evening services to and from London Stansted.

We are seeing increasing numbers, using in particular, our London services for commuting and work purposes in the UK and have had many requests for a later evening service from London to allow for extended weekends with their families.

Likewise these new services will be a boost for businesses in the region with the early morning Stansted departure and new evening departure facilitating a day return for those looking to do business in London and indeed the West and North West of Ireland. "

The carrier will operate a total of 16 weekly flights from Ireland West Knock Airport to London for Summer 2013 operating London Luton daily and London Stansted nine times weekly, this brings in total over 30,000 new seats between London and the West of Ireland in 2013.


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Flybe Announces new year-round Shannon-Glasgow route ©

Image: Flybe 
The newly independent Shannon Airport entity announced its first new route with Flybe to launch of a new year-round Glasgow to Shannon route operating three times weekly from 1st May on Wednesday, Friday and Sundays using DHC8-400s which is expected to be particularly popular generating two way two demand with The Gathering and Glasgow's Irish connection, built around Glasgow Celtic Football Club.

The new route will generate 10,000 additional passengers through Shannon Airport in 2013. The service is a welcome return to Shannon for Flybe , which last operated a very successful route at the airport to Birmingham between 1999 and 2005.

Flybe Director of Marketing Simon Lilley said "Flybe is committed to developing further its route network out of Glasgow. We have every confidence that this additional new service will prove successful in offering an attractive and affordable way for travellers to access this growing business and leisure destination that is widely regarded as the West of Ireland’s premier gateway.

Our new service to Shannon will further complement our already extensive schedule to and from Glasgow Airport that now features a total of nine routes and a total choice of up to 312 flights each week. We look forward to welcoming our first passengers on board in May and would advise people to book early to take advantage of the lowest possible fares. "

Shannon Airport Managing Director Mary Considine said "The Glasgow route was last operated in October 2011 and we are delighted to restore links to once again, not least with a strong marketing programme in place to ensure the service is a success.   This new service now means we have access to Scotland’s two premier destinations, with the Glasgow flights in addition to our existing Edinburgh service.

This is a really good start to the year, coming so soon after Shannon’s independence was delivered on January 1st.  Together with new routes commencing this year to Chicago, Philadelphia and Faro, we are already on a strong growth path for 2013. "


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