Showing posts from August 15, 2015

IAG Takeover of Aer Lingus means more competition

                                                  I read with interest "Dogfight in the skies: the two men changing the face of aviation" published by Irish Independent on Saturday 26th July.  I disagree with many of the points raised, as IAG's imminent takeover of Aer Lingus far from diminishing competition is certain to raise competition bar increase connectivity which is a win-win for consumers. Competition keeps everybody on their toes and innovate. The reality is British Airways retrenched from UK regional points to focus on London Heathrow many years ago , it never operated Transatlantic services from Belfast for example. The market has evolved considerably Aer Lingus Regional operated by Stobart Air connects majority of UK regional cities to Dublin Airport fare more than London Heathrow. Therein lies the advantage IAG could leverage traffic flows over Aer Lingus Dublin's hub to the benefit of Aer Lingus and wider Irish economy. The Irish government'

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 15-08-15

                                                  EI-LNH Boeing 787 Norwegian  The information contained is sourced  from a variety of sources, though particular credit must be given to the following sites, which are very highly recommended. Chris Witt/Skyliner : Dublin Movements Blog: Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists : EI-DSJ Airbus A320-216 c/n 3295 Air Berlin Delivered Dublin-Munich 12/08/15 to become D-ABZJ. EI-DSN Airbus A320-216 c/n 3412 Alitalia to be ferried Rome Fiumicino-Dublin 13/08/15 for paint, for Congo Airways. EI-FGR Airbus A319-131 c/n 2308 Fastjet Ferried Loudres-Montpelier 04/08/15 prior delivery to become 5H-. EI-FBH Airbus A321-231 c/n 1293 Aeroflight Services Ferried Sofia-Muscat-Yangon-Clark International 06/07-08/15 prior delivery to ? ex B-6030. EI-STI Boeing 737-476(F) c/n 24435 ASL Airlines Delivered Dothan-Bangor-Kefla