Tuesday, August 07, 2007

The BA Shuttle is back ... via Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus logo

While the rumour went quiet for a while, it never quite went away. And this morning, Aer Lingus confirmed* that Belfast International Airport will be it’s first base outside the Republic of Ireland.

Aer Lingus’ will cannibalise the landing slots used for its existing Shannon–London Heathrow service to restart the Aldergrove–Heathrow route, even running a codeshare with BA. So the British Airways Shuttle is back!

Maybe next time I go to San Francisco, I’ll be checked in with BA all the way from Belfast, rather than having to do two separate flights with bmi and BA.

Starting December 14th ...

  • 2 flights a day to Amsterdam
  • 5 flights a week to Barcelona
  • 2 flights a week to Geneva

Starting January 14th …

  • 3 flights a day to London Heathrow

Starting February 25th …

  • 4 flights a week to Rome
  • 3 flights a week to Budapest
  • 4 flights a week to Malaga
  • 3 flights a week to Faro
Oops

Update: Oops ... can you spot what went wrong at the Aer Lingus launch at Stormont?! Maybe a spot of engine failure?

* I’d link directly to the Aer Lingus press releases ... but their use of Broadvision (the content management system that controls and serves up their webpages) seems to make it impossible to link directly to any content other than their homepage.

1 comment:

DAVID BYRNE said...

im not surprised at aer lingus, and its ability to treat its costomers as they have. and remember that the slots for heathrow probably belong to the people of ireland who have paid a lot of their hard earned taxes through the years to prop them up.
as for the reason to why they have taken this action, considering they stated that the slots were profitable, then is it for more sinister reasons, i imagine so, well thanks to all you saps that kept us afloat during the hard times, but now you can all go and f-off. as for the non government response, its deafining. all i can say is they couldnt be bothered for at least another 4 years and ten months, when they find a different reason why they need your vote.to make ireland more of a
RIPOFF DRIVEN SOCIETY
ireland and aerlingus where profits are more important than people
MAJOR COMPANIES IN THE MIDWEST, BYE BYE,
HOPE AER LINGUS LOOSE OUT IN THEIR BUSINESS, AND CUSTOMER BASE IN IRELAND AND INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
AS A DIRECT RESULT OF THE TREATMENT OF ITS CUSTOMERS...................