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Jerry

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Maybe it's the Irish market they're targeting? Would be interesting to know the breakdown of nationality of the passengers on the route, especially what percentage Irish originating passengers are.
 

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Ryanair are bringing back their Malta route at Bournemouth. It's an away based flight so hopefully it may mean that they're expanding from Malta again and we may see the route return at Cardiff. Fingers crossed!
 

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Ryanair haven't put Dublin onsale yet but have loaded the flights. At the moment the route is 4 weekly Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Departure times from Cardiff are 2250, 1710, 2300 and 2205.
These flights are now loaded and on sale - including Six Nations weekend.

Notably the last DUB flights from BRS (albeit 1 of 4 a day) on Friday is 22:35 and Saturday is 22:40.

Maybe a whole new array of slots have become available since the building of a second runway at DUB.

Of course these times will more than likely change by the time the flights happen, but it’s good to see the DUB route continuing nonetheless!
 

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I wonder if this paves the way for morning departures and an increase on the route? Tue, Wed, Thu mid morning/lunchtime would complement the late flight times. I think the route is performing well at 4 weekly
 

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It would be a great boost to the airport, if Ryanair were to increase services on Dublin route, and maybe look at services to more destinations, but they expect a lot from the airports they serve in return.
 

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It would be a great boost to the airport, if Ryanair were to increase services on Dublin route, and maybe look at services to more destinations, but they expect a lot from the airports they serve in return.
Well according to the CEO in a recent interview the only thing that is stopping them is cost. Does make you wonder if the changes to the Dublin route are because Ryanair aren't satisfied with the deal they have from the airport.
 

geoff

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I don't think that CWL are in a position to offer Ryanair any more than they previously have finance wise, of course FR would try and squeeze every ounce out of every airport they operate to, they maybe missing an opportunity at CWL, there is a lot of competition at BRS now.
 

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I think the problem always will be that they'll always be worried that they're just transferring their own customers from Bristol to Cardiff rather than taking other airlines passengers especially with a route like Dublin. So no matter what CWL offer them the deal may not be good enough for a base especially.
 

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I’m staying optimistic that either the flight times will change or at least Monday, Friday and Sunday flights will be double daily!
It's certainly a possibility and would explain the poor flight times currently on those days. I would've thought they'd go daily on the route before exploring double daily, but then maybe CWL have given them a deal they couldn't refuse after all and they'll be going all out.
DUB is a route that doesn't need a long lead in time for sales, people usually book quite late (except rugby weekends), so there's plenty of time for more frequencies to be added.
 

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I’m staying optimistic that either the flight times will change or at least Monday, Friday and Sunday flights will be double daily!
Definitely would be interesting if they did that rather than going daily on the route but they might have really good sales for weekend traffic and poor in mid week hence the cutting of the Wednesday flight.
 
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