No Dublin increase for Emirates due to airport difficulties
Enda Corneille, head of Emirates airlines in Ireland, has said that plans to increase the number of flights from two a day to three are on hold due to issues with Dublin Airport.
He said that Emirates had a very good relationship with the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA), but that it needed new infrastructure.
"There are a number of pain points already in T2," he said. "One of which is around the US customs. We believe that can be sorted through more intensive security technology to smooth people through.
"The other pain point, which also doesn't affect Emirates, is that 6am to 7.30 window in the morning where the short-haul carriers need to get the first wave out on time."
He expressed surprise that the chief executive of the DAA, Dalton Philips, feels that Dublin can accommodate almost double the number of passengers it currently carries.
Circle Oil founder eyes opportunities with Tunisia venture
John McKeon, co-founder of bust Circle Oil, has bought Circle’s Tunisian business via a new vehicle called Dunraven Resources.
McKeon, who is also looking to strike it rich in the Irish offshore with a company called Ardilaun Energy, is described as Dunraven’s founder on its website. Its CEO is Alex MacDonald, former boss of AIM-listed Anglo-African Oil & Gas.
In a recent presentation to investors the
company said “it is intended that rapid progress be made towards production and income growth”.
“Tunisia is seen as an oil and gas growth opportunity. Despite its significant existing oil and gas infrastructure and variety of hydrocarbon habitats, the country is a net importer of hydrocarbons.
“Growth will be achieved through a combination of organic development and strategic acquisitions,” the presentation says.
McKeon was among the founders of Circle Oil, which was put into administration in the UK at the beginning of last year. He left an executive role at the company in 2008.
Sunday Indo Business