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Arklow International Airport

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,858 paulm17781


    Sigh....

    I bet this thread runs for pages.

    "To admit Larry, we would need an international airport. Yale could use an international airport."


  • Registered Users Posts: 221 ✭✭ pitkan


    First it was to be a ferry and now it`s to be an airport. Still, when you thing of it, other countries are dotted with regional airports so why not Ireland. Ryanair started out from a small airport/airstrip in Waterford. We should welcome this venture and hope it becomes a reality. I know there is now a reasonably good means of getting to Dublin airport which had to be dragged screaming from our national transport provider only after local and private bus companies saw an opening in the market for same,but then it is still a two hour journey. So best of luck to this venture.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,464 ✭✭✭ munchkin_utd


    its not as unfeasable as it sounds.

    Ryanair would up sticks tomorrow if they had an alternative to Dublin airport.
    This could be the alternative.
    80km from Arklow to Dublin is near for Ryanair standards.
    i.e. "Frankfurt" Hahn is 125km from Frankfurt. "Munich West" Memmingen is 115 km from Munich

    Of course that would mean Terminal 1 in Dublin probably being then abandoned if Ryanair moved seeing as they will be the only major user of terminal 1 once the new terminal opens.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 88,981 ✭✭✭✭ mike65


    pitkan wrote: »
    First it was to be a ferry and now it`s to be an airport. Still, when you thing of it, other countries are dotted with regional airports so why not Ireland. Ryanair started out from a small airport/airstrip in Waterford. We should welcome this venture and hope it becomes a reality. I know there is now a reasonably good means of getting to Dublin airport which had to be dragged screaming from our national transport provider only after local and private bus companies saw an opening in the market for same,but then it is still a two hour journey. So best of luck to this venture.

    We already are! They may be small but in the context of a state with 4.3 million people they are regional.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,688 ✭✭✭✭ Zebra3


    Ah, the new WRC thread. :pac:


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 25,234 ✭✭✭✭ Sponge Bob


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 108 ✭✭ eia340600


    its not as unfeasable as it sounds.

    Ryanair would up sticks tomorrow if they had an alternative to Dublin airport.
    This could be the alternative.
    80km from Arklow to Dublin is near for Ryanair standards.
    i.e. "Frankfurt" Hahn is 125km from Frankfurt. "Munich West" Memmingen is 115 km from Munich

    Of course that would mean Terminal 1 in Dublin probably being then abandoned if Ryanair moved seeing as they will be the only major user of terminal 1 once the new terminal opens.

    Misinformed methinks.Ryanair won't be the only major user of T1.There are many other airlines that will remain ther, including some Aer Lingus flights.

    Ryanair wouldn't move from Dublin.The charges there are very low compared to other airports from which they opererate..

    There is still extra capacity in Dublin Airport.We shouldn't be thinking of wasting money for another one to lie underused.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,905 ✭✭✭ Aard


    *token Casement suggestion*


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,980 ✭✭✭ limklad


    loyatemu wrote: »
    probably more suited to After Hours this, and I did have to do a double-check on the date. Just goes to show local councillors will weigh in behind any old sh!t however ludicrous and ill-conceived...

    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2010/0625/1224273271194.html
    Well fair play to them, they even consider the public transport aspect with the Rosslare to Dublin train in mind, so it probably will be the first Airport that should have easy rail access to any city within this country.


  • Registered Users Posts: 326 ✭✭ John C


    There is a more general thread in Infrastrucure where points about regional airports are made.

    It's title is: Future of Regional Airports after Inter-Urban Motorway Completion

    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=65261383&postcount=1


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,980 ✭✭✭ limklad


    pitkan wrote: »
    First it was to be a ferry and now it`s to be an airport.
    Why not both and have a Cargo hub to Europe, plus it will be easy access for Fuel depot to the Airport as similar to the Terminal at Shannon Airport. where the soviets used to bring in fuel for their transatlantic flights on the Shannon Stopover.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 25,234 ✭✭✭✭ Sponge Bob


    WHAT is happening with this. Silence from Leo so far.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,511 saywhatyousee


    after hours comment


  • Registered Users Posts: 23 ✭✭✭ Scipio76


    Sponge Bob wrote: »
    WHAT is happening with this. Silence from Leo so far.

    Nothing because it will never be built.


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