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Waterford --Summer 2008 new routes

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:56 am
by Dogbiscuit
Just announced today Nex Aviation and Aer Arann getting together:

> Aer Arann Announces Expansion into Continental Europe
> Irish carrier commences flights to Amsterdam, Bordeaux, Malaga, Faro
> Friday 11 January 2008: Aer Arann today announced it has entered a franchise
> agreement with Nex Aviation. The franchise will add four new routes to the
> Aer Arann network. The new destinations are Amsterdam, Bordeaux, Malaga, and
> Faro.
> The new services will come into effect on May 1st from Galway Airport and
> Waterford Airport.
> Commenting on the announcement, Garry Cullen, Managing Director at Aer
> Arann, said: ?Today?s announcement represents significant route opportunity
> for Aer Arann. These four new destinations will provide greater choice and
> easier access to continental Europe for our customers in the West and South
> East. In addition to the sun destinations, this route expansion offers
> services to Amsterdam Schiphol. Schiphol offers the best connections of any
> airport in the world, with more than 260 destinations in 91 countries.?
> The new route expansion comes on the back of a franchise deal between Aer
> Arann and Nex Aviation. The services will be sold as part of the Aer Arann
> network. The 100 seater BAE 146-200 jet has leather seats and a generous
> seat pitch of 31 inches. This aircraft will operate alongside Aer Arann?s
> current fleet of 14 ATR turbo-prop aircraft. This announcement follows the
> 2007 delivery of two new ATR 72-500 aircraft, the first in a fleet of 10 to
> be delivered by 2009.
> Mr. Cullen continued: ?Aer Arann?s partnership with Nex Aviation allows us
> to expand our range and underpins the Aer Arann strategy of connecting
> regional Ireland to the UK and mainland Europe. Of course, the inflight
> experience offered on board will be the same high quality that Aer Arann?s
> passengers expect?.
> Peter O?Mara, Chief Executive of Nex Aviation said: ?Nex Aviation is
> delighted to announce this partnership with Aer Arann. The Aer Arann brand
> is firmly established as a household name, and it is a huge benefit to Nex
> Aviation. Connecting the two regions to a major global hub such as Amsterdam
> Schiphol is a significant development in access. We anticipate further
> exciting new routes to be announced in 2008.?
> Amsterdam Schiphol Director Aviation Marketing, Jop van Unnik, said:
> ?Amsterdam Schiphol is the fifth largest airport in Europe and offers the
> best connections of any airport in the world, with more than 260
> destinations in 91 countries. We are delighted that Aer Arann has chosen to
> fly to Amsterdam Schiphol and offer great connectivity to the South-East and
> the West of Ireland?.
> Waterford Airport Chief Executive, Graham Doyle said: ?This is very exciting
> news for Waterford Airport and the South-East region. It brings to eight
> the number of routes offered by Aer Arann from Waterford this summer ? with
> a choice of weekend, holiday and business destinations and excellent
> opportunities for onward connections, particularly through Schiphol, one of
> Europe?s main hubs?.
> Joe Walsh, Managing Director, Galway Airport congratulated both Aer Arann
> and Nex Aviation on their announcement saying: ?Connectivity is a key
> business need, these services Amsterdam Schiphol, Faro, Malaga and Bordeaux
> are a significant step forward in linking businesses on the western seaboard
> with Europe and the rest of the world. Galway Airport has become the airport
> of choice in the West for air travel within Ireland, to the UK and now to
> Continental Europe due to its convenience, range of destinations and the
> frequency of services.?
> The new services will come into effect on May 1st from Galway Airport and
> Waterford Airport. Flights will operate daily from both airports to
> alternate destinations:
> Monday: Bordeaux and Amsterdam
> Tuesday: Malaga
> Wednesday: Faro
> Thursday: Amsterdam
> Friday: Bordeaux and Amsterdam
> Saturday: Malaga
> Sunday: Faro and Amsterdam

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:24 pm
by Tonybwf

thats great news thanks for the heads up......eiwf on the up!!

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 2:50 pm
by flywaterford
U can also do Waterford to Galway which I think will be good !

Good times ahead.......