Waterford --Summer 2008 new routes
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    Waterford --Summer 2008 new routes

    by Dogbiscuit » Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:56 am

    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

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


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

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    by flywaterford » Sun Jan 13, 2008 2:50 pm

    U can also do Waterford to Galway which I think will be good !

    Good times ahead.......

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