Tag Archives: Ireland

VLM expands again with new routes, from Ireland to Italy

VLM Airlines (Antwerp) is expanding again. As previously reported, the carrier will start Rotterdam-Hamburg flights on April 13 and Antwerp-Hamburg service on April 20.

This will now be followed on April 27 with new routes from Birmingham and London (Luton) to Waterford, Ireland.

Starting on May 1 the newly revitalized airline will add four new routes from Liege, namely to Avignon, Bologna, Nice and Venice.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Fokker F.27 Mk. 050 (Fokker 50) OO-VLX (msn 20177) sits at Rotterdam between flights.

VLM aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

Expanding VLM Airlines Route Map:

VLM logo-1

VLM 3.2015 Route Map

Wow Air is coming to Dublin on June 2, 2015

Wow Air (Keflavik) is coming to Dublin, Ireland. The Icelandic carrier is planning to launch a new Dublin-Keflavik (near Reykjavik) service from  June 2, 2015. The service, which will run year round, will see flights operating on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and marks the first scheduled service between the two locations.

The airline is also planning to introduce North American service to Boston next year (possibly in March) according to Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Operated by Avion Express for Wow Air, Airbus A320-232 TF-WOW (msn 2457) taxies at Amsterdam.

Route Map:

WOW Air 10.2014 Route Map

Wow Air: AG Slide Show

 

Wow Air logo with A320

Video: Aerial view of Iceland by Elisabetta Rosso:

 

WestJet to start trans-Atlantic flights to Dublin, Ireland

WestJet (Calgary) tonight (June 15) will mark a key milestone in its 18-year history with the launch of its first scheduled trans-Atlantic service between Toronto and Dublin, Ireland, with a brief stop in St. John’s, Newfoundland. The flight will arrive in Dublin tomorrow (June 16) at 7 a.m. (0700) local time.

Announced in November 2013, WestJet offered introductory fares between Toronto and Dublin starting from $199 including taxes, fees and surcharges on all flights in both directions from June 15 to October 5, 2014 – fares which sold out within the first 24 hours. Today, the service is heavily booked and well ahead of projections, recently prompting a three-week extension to October 25, 2014.

Details of WestJet’s new daily Dublin service from St. John’s are:

WestJet 6.2014 DUB schedule (WestJet)

Copyright Photo: TMK Photography/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8CT C-GWSZ (msn 37092) taxies at Toronto (Pearson) in the special Walt Disney World “Magic Plane” color scheme.

WestJet: AG Slide Show

 

A second US Airways flight diverts to Ireland due to flight attendant illness

US Airways (Phoenix and Dallas/Fort Worth) had a second European flight divert yesterday (May 19) due to flight attendant illness. This incident follows the previous incident on May 10. Both flights originated in Venice, Italy.

Flight US 715 with an Airbus A330-200 with 238 passengers and 12 crew members from Venice to the Philadelphia hub was forced to divert to Ireland again after five flight attendants and this time a passenger felt ill according to this report by CNN.

Read the full report: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Nik French/AirlinersGallery.com.  Airbus A330-243 N280AY (msn 1022) departs from Manchester.

US Airways: AG Slide Show

 

Westjet to fly its first trans-Atlantic route to Dublin, Ireland

WestJet (Calgary) starting on June 15, 2014* will be offering its first trans-Atlantic service from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Dublin, Ireland, with connecting service from several other Canadian destinations.

St. John’s is actually closer to Dublin than Calgary.

Schedule highlights:

Route Frequency Dates^
St. John’s – Dublin Daily June 15, 2014 to
October 5, 2014
Toronto (direct same plane) – Dublin** Daily June 15, 2014 to
October 5, 2014
Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Hamilton, Kelowna, Montreal, Ottawa, Thunder Bay, Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg – Dublin** Daily June 15, 2014 to
October 5, 2014

*Subject to government approval.
^Schedule is subject to change without notice.
**Available daily through connections. Guests flying from Toronto will stop in St. John’s but will have the same plane to Dublin.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8CT WL C-GKWA (msn 39089) arrives in Las Vegas.

WestJet: AG Slide Show