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Jan 21, 2008

Aer Arann

Aer Arann will fly to Amsterdam s Schiphol hub direct from Waterford, and from Galway via Waterford, beginning May 1, having agreed a franchise deal with Nex Aviation. Three other European destinations being added to Aer Arann s network are Malaga, Faro (Portugal) and Bordeaux, all from Galway via Waterford. There will be four flights to Amsterdam every week, leaving on Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday the first route connecting the city to west of Ireland. A 100-seat BAe 146-200 jet with leather seats and a seat pitch of 31 (79cm) - will operate the services, which will all be sold as part of the Irish carrier s network and operated under Aer Arann s livery. Weekday flights leave Galway at 07:15 and Waterford at 08:15, arriving in Schiphol at 10:45. Sunday departures are 14:30 and 15:30, arriving 18:00. Nex Aviation - an Irish company based in Waterford - is leasing the jet to Aer Arann. Jan 17, 2008

Aer Lingus, Belfast

Aer Lingus has based three Airbus A320 in Belfast - its first base outside the Republic and currently flies three other routes: Amsterdam, Barcelona and Geneva. It will introduce services to Rome, Budapest, Malaga and Faro from February 25, and to Nice from April 1. The Aer Lingus spokesman said they are not worried about competition with other airlines from Belfast . Jan 15, 2008

Aer Lingus, Belfast

Aer Lingus begins Belfast-Heathrow. Aer Lingus today Jan. 14 begins three times-daily flights from Belfast International Airport to Heathrow. The carrier will codeshare with British Airways on the route, with flights scheduled to connect with the latter s network of international services from the London hub. This route comes at the expense of Aer Lingus Shannon-Heathrow service, which was dropped yesterday after nearly 60 years in operation. An Aer Lingus spokesman said: It caused understandable reaction in Shannon but ultimately this is the right commercial decision for Aer Llingus. The Heathrow slots are very precious and we looked at Shannon and it has been marginally profitable but we think we can improve on that. Jan 14, 2008

Aer Lingus, Belfast

Aer Lingus launched Jan. 14 thrice-daily Belfast International-London Heathrow service aboard an A320. It is Aer Lingus's fourth route from its new base, from which it will start flights to Rome Fiumicino, Budapest, Malaga and Faro on Feb. 25 and Nice on April 1. Jan 14, 2008

British Airways

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