Keep the Cork – Brussels route open all year round

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In September 2014, Aer Lingus suddenly decided to cease operating the Cork/Brussels flight route for the winter months, with no guarantee that the route would reopen during 2015.

After much public outcry, it was announced that the route would be reinstated from April 2015 yet it is not clear how long the route will continue to operate during this year.

In the case that the yearlong route will be ceased due to profitability reasons; other solutions could be investigated, rather than simply stopping the service.

  • Flight schedule could be changed for the evening time, or a Sunday evening slot to suit those working in Belgium (workers, emigrants and company executives) rather than operating a Monday afternoon slot from Cork back to Brussels.
  • Extra marketing campaigns and Yield management could be done to increase the popularity of the demand.
  • Smaller planes could be used to maximize the profitability during the low season.
  • The frequency of the flight could be adapted to a different schedule - for example every two weeks or every three weeks rather than just simply closing it down.
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In order to ensure Aer Lingus and Cork Airport are doing all they can to keep this route open, we are encouraging those who use the route to sign our online petition.

Previous letter send to Aerlingus' managing board

http://tiny.cc/aerlingusletter

Media speak about our contest:

http://tiny.cc/eveningecho

http://tiny.cc/eveningecho2

http://tiny.cc/irishexaminer

facebook.com/spotlightoneurope

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In September 2014, Aer Lingus suddenly decided to cease operating the Cork/Brussels flight route for the winter months, with no guarantee that the route would reopen during 2015.


After much public outcry, it was announced that the route would be reinstated from April 2015 yet it is not clear how long the route will continue to operate during this year.


In the case that the yearlong route will be ceased due to profitability reasons; other solutions could be investigated, rather than simply stopping the service.



  • Flight schedule could be changed for the evening time, or a Sunday evening slot to suit those working in Belgium (workers, emigrants and company executives) rather than operating a Monday afternoon slot from Cork back to Brussels.



  • Extra marketing campaigns and Yield management could be done to increase the popularity of the demand.



  • Smaller planes could be used to maximize the profitability during the low season.



  • The frequency of the flight could be adapted to a different schedule - for example every two weeks or every three weeks rather than just simply closing it down.


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In order to ensure Aer Lingus and Cork Airport are doing all they can to keep this route open, we are encouraging those who use the route to sign our online petition.


Previous letter send to Aerlingus' managing board


http://tiny.cc/aerlingusletter


Media speak about our contest:


http://tiny.cc/eveningecho


http://tiny.cc/eveningecho2


http://tiny.cc/irishexaminer


facebook.com/spotlightoneurope

Update #22 years ago
Dear all,

We have sent today a letter and a copy of the petition to the Aer Lingus board of management.

You will find below the link to access the letter.

http://www.docdroid.net/lpuq/aer-lingus-board-of-management-letter-re-cork-brussels-route.pdf.html

We will continue to communicate with Aer Lingus, the media and other airlines to secure the 2015 winter route. We will keep you updated shortly.

Kind Regards,

Gregory BAILLET
Update #12 years ago
Dear all,

Great news to share tonight, Aer Lingus is set to reinstate the route from next March.

http://www.irishexaminer.com/archives/2014/1017/ireland/cork-brussels-route-to-resume-in-2015-291765.html

Thanks to all for your great support, we have at least secured the Cork to Brussels route for next summer.

I will continue to communicate with Aer Lingus, the media and other airlines to secure the 2015 winter route. I will keep you updated shortly.

Kind regards,

Gregory Baillet
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