Re: Re: Airports; how many state subsidised airports are required in Ireland
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@a boyle wrote:
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 .
Cost savings – Imagine 800+ people checking in for the flight to London from “Shannon” – that could be fun ! just after the 200+ cars and 200+ more from Dublin all traverse our “excellent” roads network on the way to Shannon.Then imagine waiting at the luggage carousel…….? Is there enough time to wait for luggage before your onward connection to Singapore ?
Car ferries carry cars and there will always be a market for that on the seas. Our airports cannot handle the A380 at the moment,our airllines have no plans to buy the A380 especially Ryanair.
The A380 behemoth will be on long haul routes if Airbus ever get if off the ground commercially.
Apart from that all this is years away and by then there will be “Star Trek” like teleporters available on every street corner of the world and Irelands one and only “Teleporter” will be based……..wait for it……..SHANNON !