Re: Re: Airports; how many state subsidised airports are required in Ireland
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IF, and it’s a BIG if, an airline decides to fly A380 into Ireland. Shannon could become a hub for this sort of activity.
on the busiest route in the world , between dublin and london, it is an absolute certainty that the a380 will be used between shannon london. this aircraft can take up to 800 hundred people. Think of the cost savings .
It will completely decimate what is left of the car ferry business, leaving only freight on the seas. It will not only affect dublin but also decimate cork’s airport.
The same scepticism regarding large planes was evident when the 747 came out. While there is undoubtely a move towards more point to point connection. The two richest islands in the world (save japan, possibly) need and will sustain the a380.
What will cork rebels when going on holidays in the face of a 5 /10 euro tickets to london with an onward connection ?
ryanair has revolutionised air travel single handely in europe. And the a380 will completely rewrite the rules for travel in ireland .