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New Low fares airline/ Destinations

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 1:55 pm
by gar787
What would you like to see if a new low fares airline was set up in Ireland? i.e. -
>Routes
>Aircraft
>Service

If you could design a new airline with everything you wanted what would it be like?

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 5:40 pm
by michael747
:D

How about a fleet of fifty Bell 222's
No routes in particular,
just CHEAP......

:D :D

Mickey D

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 7:42 pm
by Dutch Roll
routes-every eastern european city,inc every polish city to all irish airports on something big!! surely a winner

Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 6:37 am
by StephenM
NOC-EMA, NOC-LPL and possibly NOC-GLA (If you advertise that last one you might actually find people on the flight, something BMI never grasped. :roll: )

Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 9:31 pm
by Rallye EIBFP
I have had an airline up my sleeve for a while (Smile Intl Airways)

Based at Shannon- initial fleet would be B737's, B777's and maybe A340's later on.

Full service airline, with approx 8-10 first class seats on B737. 18 first class on long haul. Economy would have improved legroom and recline over other airlines.

Routes- MAJOR European cities. Wouldnt do a Ryanair. Routes would be examples of

Shannon to

Amsterdam, Alicante, Berlin, Barcelona, Boston, LA, Las Vegas, Orlando, Toronto, Newark, Budapest, Athens, Prague, Madrid, Seville, Sydney, Dubai, Auckland, Wellington, Cape Town, Bankok.

I know it sounds selfish to base it all at SNN. Would codeshare with other airlines to feed to SNN and transfer pax onwards, especially on longhaul.

Other bases would include Cork, Knock, Maybe kerry. If we would aquire some B763's or A310's or A319 CJ's to iniate Transatlantic services from CRK/KIR/NOC we'd do it gladly.

Fares would be considerable lower than major airlines. IE SNN-EWR return for approx ?600. First class from ?1500? I dno im probably talkin through my hat!!!!!!

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 4:49 pm
by doyler
I would start off with Ireland - Spainish,French Routes operating 13 A321s and Irish Reginal Routes with BAE-146 Maybe:
Dublin-Malaga, A321
Dublin-Madrid, A321
Dublin-Palma A321
Dublin-Paris A321
Dublin-Nice A321
Dublin-Belfast A321
Dublin- London A321
Dublin-Birmingham A321
Dublin-Manchester A321
Dublin-liverpool A321
Dublin-Aberdeen A321
Dublin-Galway Bae
Dublin - Cork Bae
Dublin - Shannon Bae
Dublin -Derry Bae
Dublin-Knock Bae
Dublin-Kerry County Bae

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 4:49 pm
by doyler
Maybe a few Transatlantic Routes after a few months!

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 7:03 pm
by Rallye EIBFP
Not a bad idea, but you would be entering into a pretty crowdedd market with some of those routes though

Maybe!

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:06 pm
by doyler
Yea that would be true! Maybe to airports outside the city? Like Belfast Aldergrove to Belfast City with a BAE! or sumtime lke that and to start Long haul routes with A340-500s to New York. Fort Lauderdale(miami) and LAX (in direct competition with Aer Lingus)

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:16 pm
by Rallye EIBFP
Just start up post stopover and you'll be grand :wink: Take on all Aer Lingus' routes just offer a better product

Re: Maybe!

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 11:16 pm
by VNAV PTH
doyler wrote:Dublin-Belfast A321


A321? Aer Arann couldn't even get into double figure pax numbers per flight with an ATR42 on that route.



doyler wrote:start Long haul routes with A340-500s to New York. Fort Lauderdale(miami) and LAX


Why an A340-500? That's range overkill on short routes like that. More efficient to utilise an A330.

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 1:22 am
by michael747
Rallye EI-BFP wrote:Just start up post stopover and you'll be grand :wink: Take on all Aer Lingus' routes just offer a better product


Yeah brand new A340-600's and some B777-300ER's would be the JOB:D
And for them to use an SR71 from Dublin to Sydney. 2hrs max at mach 7:D

Dublin - Belfast

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:40 pm
by doyler
If u seen i said a BAE on the Belfast route. And do Aer Arann Operate A Dublin-Belfast?

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:07 pm
by Rallye EIBFP
There is no DUB-BFS.

Like the IOM flight....it carries around 10 per flight lol!

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:23 pm
by VNAV PTH
RE operated DUB-BFS for a while a couple of years ago.