EI NOK-LHR

Aer Lingus is Europe’s twenty-third largest airline by available seats in the first half of 2024 (January-June), based on Cirium schedules data. Its network is from the Republic of Ireland, Belfast BHD in Northern Ireland, and, through its Aer Lingus UK AOC, from Manchester. Planespotters.net shows that Aer Lingus itself has 54 A320s/A321s/A330s, its Regional […]

February 5, 2024 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport is making headlines with its innovative and sustainable strides in the aviation industry. In the spirit of passenger-focused excellence, the airport has embarked on a transformative journey, creating an experience that is enjoyable and eco-conscious. Dublin Airport has taken a bold step forward with the launch of “Dublin Town To Go,” a checkout-free […]

November 8, 2023 | Air Service Community News

Ryanair at Dublin

On 21 September Ryanair published a press release on its website with the headline “Dublin Airport loses 17 routes and 19 enviro friendly aircraft due to DAA 45% increase in costs”. This sounds like a massive reduction in capacity at the Irish airport this winter. However, using Cirium data Air Service One has taken a […]

UA returns to SNN

Shannon welcomed a record 1.34 million passengers in January-August 2023, up by about 14% versus 2019 and 5% over its previous peak in 2018. Comparing the recovery versus 2019 shows other Irish airports have bounced back slower: Cork’s traffic was +5.6%, Knock +1.9% and Dublin +1.2%. Shannon made history in several months so far this year, […]

Ryanair

Located in southwest Ireland, Cork is the country’s second most populous city. It welcomed 2.24 million passengers in 2022, making it the Republic of Ireland’s second busiest airport. It accounted for almost 7% the nation’s traffic. While Cork’s passengers were 13.5% below 2019, it outperformed Dublin in the recovery (-14.7%). In August 2023, Cork had […]

September 20, 2023 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

Aer Lingus Cleveland

Ireland is the seventh-largest European market to North America by non-stop capacity this July-September. According to Cirium schedules data, there are 789,000 one-way seats available, 6.7% more than last year but 4.3% lower than in 2019. Despite the continued recovery, it is the third highest Q3 capacity to date. As Cork lost North America service […]

Ryanair 130 Dublin routes

Ryanair will fly to 232 airports this summer, of which Dublin is the second most served (after London STN). According to Cirium schedules information data, it has almost six million one-way seats from the Irish capital, a considerable 20% increase versus S19 and 9% year-on-year. This expansion means that the ULCC has over half (53%) […]

Cork-Bristol

The importance of the UK to Ireland market cannot be overstated. In 2022, over 28,000 people flew between the two countries each day, according to UK Civil Aviation Authority data. While this includes those who transferred to other flights, the majority were local. Across the whole year, more than 10.3 million people were transported. While […]

Ryanair and easyJet Trouble ahead

Many aviation analysts are predicting a tough winter for Europe’s airlines. Having relied on pent-up demand for foreign vacations to get them through this summer, there are ominous signs that the coming months may be more challenging. The increase in fuel costs for unhedged airlines, the on-going conflict in Ukraine and the related increase in […]

September 16, 2022 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

New runway DUB

Dublin Airport celebrated the opening of its new northern runway on Wednesday 24 August. The first flight to use the new runway was flight FR1964 to Eindhoven, operated by Ryanair’s 737 MAX 8-200 (registration EI-HAW), which departed at 12:10 local time, according to flightradar24.com. Construction of the 3,100-metre runway began in 2016 and was mostly […]

August 25, 2022 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story