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Articles Tagged ‘Dublin’

Irish backstop begorrah! Aer Lingus ‘US-HUB-at-DUB’ thrives with 60% transferring

Irish backstop begorrah! Aer Lingus ‘US-HUB-at-DUB’ thrives with 60% transferring

Aer Lingus has increased capacity to North America by almost 80% in five years, with nearly double the number of destinations. While its average local fare is USD$664 one-way, San Francisco and Toronto stand out for the opposite reason.

Over 40 airlines already signed up for FREE to attend Future Travel Experience Ancillary Dublin – Ryanair’s O’Leary to give keynote

Over 40 airlines already signed up for FREE to attend Future Travel Experience Ancillary Dublin – Ryanair’s O’Leary to give keynote

Future Travel Experience Ancillary, Dublin, 26-27 June, will bring together airlines, airports and various other tech stakeholders to find out how new digital revenue opportunities can be created at every step of the journey. The show has the support of Ryanair and 44 airlines from around the world have already registered to attend. Airlines can […]

Aer Lingus/BA deal could create opportunities for new transatlantic flows

Aer Lingus/BA deal could create opportunities for new transatlantic flows

The return of Aer Lingus to the oneworld alliance looks more likely as BA’s latest offer appears to be supported by the airline’s management (and largest shareholder Ryanair). We look at the implications on the London-Dublin and Aer Lingus transatlantic networks.


Ryanair reveals nine new routes from Dublin Airport; Bucharest makes first ever appearance, while Basel and Prague are back in favour

Ryanair reveals nine new routes from Dublin Airport; Bucharest makes first ever appearance, while Basel and Prague are back in favour

Ryanair’s route network from Dublin is to return to growth in 2014 – by almost 10% –following the scrapping of the €3 per passenger air travel tax.

Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary: No departure from continuous revolution

Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary: No departure from continuous revolution

This week anna.aero talked separately with both the Ryanair CEO, Michael O’Leary and the CFO and Deputy CEO, Howard Millar. We also did our own thorough analysis of Ryanair’s shifts in capacity to see which airports have been dropped and added (+21)  in the last 12 months.

Fourth airline in four years fails at London Oxford

Fourth airline in four years fails at London Oxford

anna.aero is the champion of those brave entrepreneurs which take the risk to launch new services in unproven markets. So we were quite confused when we heard that Minoan Air was cancelling its London Oxford routes despite gradually improving load factors. Read our investigation here.


Ryanair-Aer Lingus: 46-route giveaway is biggest unsolved mystery, ever

Ryanair-Aer Lingus: 46-route giveaway is biggest unsolved mystery, ever

We take a closer look at the route network implications of what Ryanair was trying to achieve with its latest attempt to take over Aer Lingus. We reveal which routes Ryanair would have been left with and wonder what the whole point of the exercise was, apart from potentially destabilising a local rival.

The Ryanair offer for Aer Lingus – how do the two airlines’ networks at Dublin compare?

The Ryanair offer for Aer Lingus – how do the two airlines’ networks at Dublin compare?

So Ryanair is making another attempt at acquiring Aer Lingus. The aviation environment has changed considerably in the last five years but how much do the networks of the two carriers already overlap in the key Dublin market? Which major European airports does Aer Lingus not already serve?

American Airlines returns to Dublin for the summer; Ryanair surprises Liverpool with a ‘fleshmob’ strip-off

American Airlines returns to Dublin for the summer; Ryanair surprises Liverpool with a ‘fleshmob’ strip-off

With temperatures in Europe yet to turn summery, airlines celebrated the change of seasons in different ways. But why did American Airlines bake a cake in Dublin? And which of Europe’s LCCs surprised shoppers with a beach party in rather wintry conditions?


Ryanair only responsible for half Ireland's 23% reduction in passenger numbers since 2008

Ryanair only responsible for half Ireland’s 23% reduction in passenger numbers since 2008

We all know about Ryanair’s high-profile decision to reduce the number of aircraft it has based in Dublin in recent years, but which other carriers have cut capacity (or disappeared) since 2008? How does Ireland’s annual air passenger development since 1999 compare with Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK? What’s happened to the Irish domestic […]

Ryanair’s €500 return fares for late-booking horse-racing enthusiasts on 330km Dublin - Bristol route

Ryanair’s €500 return fares for late-booking horse-racing enthusiasts on 330km Dublin – Bristol route

Ah, the Cheltenham Festival. The centenary of the legendary horse-racing event is taking place this week. There are plenty of enthusiasts in Ireland who can fly to nearby Bristol Airport. But how much will they have had to pay, depending on which flight they chose and when they booked it?

Aer Lingus adapts to new home in Dublin’s T2; adding Aberdeen, Izmir, Perpignan and Stuttgart for S11

Aer Lingus adapts to new home in Dublin’s T2; adding Aberdeen, Izmir, Perpignan and Stuttgart for S11

How has the airline developed in recent years and which are its biggest airports after Dublin? On which routes does it face competition from Ryanair and how do fares compare with Ryanair on a basket of routes for an imminent weekend break?