Monday, December 10, 2007

The revolving door of local airports continues to spin - Aer Lingus in, flyWhoosh out

Aer Lingus logo

After months of wrangling and negotiations over staff conditions, this morning Aer Lingus begins flights from Belfast International Airport to Amsterdam and Barcelona, with Geneva starting on Tuesday, and further routes including London Heathrow in January.

flyWhoosh logo

But over the weekend, flyWhoosh had to cancel its Belfast City to Dundee flights (as well as Birmingham–Dundee), with their website claiming:

“White Eagle Aviation S.A. have withdrawn their services between Dundee / Belfast and Dundee / Birmingham without giving notice.

Therefore we regret to advise that FLIGHTS ARE CANCELLED from Dec 9th. (see below*)

Any claims for refunds or compensation for tickets for travel up to and including Dec 21st should be addressed to White Eagle Aviation at their head office in Warsaw, address below.

*However, in order to honour as many ticket sales as possible, we are in advanced discussion with a new flight provider to fly these routes from Monday Dec 17th 2007. Passengers holding tickets for travel after Dec 17th would be accepted onto these flights at no charge.

Specific confirmation of these developments will be posted on this website by Thursday Dec 13th with details of the carrier. Until this confirmation is specific we are unable to take any further bookings. Booking will resume at the point of announcment.

White Eagle Aviation S.A.
al. Krakowska 106
02-256 Warszawa”

So a lot of miserable students unable to fly home from their local airport, but some hope for any wanting to return to Dundee in the New Year by air rather than the traditional Paddy Wagon.

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