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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 16 May

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                                                                   Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 16 May: https://bit.ly/3FMs5o6

Emerald Airlines Expands ATR72-600 fleet as network grows

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                                                                   Emerald Airlines, operator of the Aer Lingus Regional network franchise, have taken delivery of their eighth ATR72-600 aircraft as the carrier plans to have a fleet of 12 in service by July, adding frequencies to its existing route network from its Belfast City (BHD) and Dublin (DUB) bases.  EI-GZV ATR72-212A(600) msn 1471 was delivered Exeter to Dublin on 27th April in full Aer Lingus colours named 'St Colgan / Colchu'. The aircraft entered revenue service on 3rd May from Dublin (DUB) to Leeds (LBA) as EAI91NM/LB according to Flightradar24.com data. According to Planespotters.net the aircraft was formerly registered as 2-CGCA to Chorus Aviation.  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 15 May All Rights Reserved

Boeing delivered seven 737MAX-8200 to Ryanair in April

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                                                                 The Ryanair Group took delivery of six seven new Boeing 737max-8200 aircraft in April with six aircraft Ryanair DAC (Ireland) and one for Polish subsidiary Buzz, increasing group fleet total to 66 aircraft.  The Ryanair Group has based its Boeing 737-8200 fleet across European bases in Bologna, Brussels Charleroi, Budapest, Dublin, Krakow, London Stansted, Manchester, Milan Bergamo, Milan Malpensa, Paris Beauvais and Warsaw Modlin.  EI-HMT Boeing 737-8200 Ryanair c/n 65892 Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 01/04/22 (Aircraft Number 60) - Based London Stansted. EI-HMV Boeing 737-8200 Ryanair c/n 65891 Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 01/04/22 (Aircraft Number 61)  - Based London Stansted. EI-HMW Boeing 737-8200 Ryanair c/n 65890 Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 08/04/22 (Aircraft Number 62) - Based Manchester. EI-HMX Boeing 737-8200 Ryanair c/n 65891 Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 13/04/22 (Aircraft Number 63) - Based London Stansted

Hibernian Airlines signs contract with ITA Airways

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                                                                   Air Nostrum's Irish subsidiary Hibernian Airlines has signed an ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance) contract with Italian carrier ITA Airways to operate an 100-seat Mitsubishi CRJ1000 from Milan Linate commencing in June on its domestic and European network to Bari, Brussels, Brindisi, Catania, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Palermo and Rome Fiumicino. Hibernian Airlines is based in Dublin with operational bases in Hamburg (HAM) and Valencia (VLC) operating a fleet of 3 Mitsubishi CRJ1000 aircraft with one aircraft parked at present. Image Credit: Air Nostrum  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 15 May All Rights Reserved

Ryanair returns to Klagenfurt, launches new Dublin route for Winter Ski Season

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                                                                 Irish budget carrier announced it is returning to Klagenfurt (Austria) for Winter 2022/23 commencing 30th October launching new routes to Brussels Charleroi (2 weekly) , Dublin (2 weekly), London Stansted  (2 weekly) and Manchester (weekly).  Ryanair expects strong demand and a large number of ski tourists from England and Ireland who spend their winter holidays in the Carinthian ski areas. Klagenfurt will be the carrier's second Austrian destination to be served from Dublin. In Winter 2018/19 its sister carrier Laudamotion (Lauda Europe) operated Dublin to Innsbruck route .  Klagenfurt Airport Managing Director Maximilian Wildt stated "We are pleased to have gained a very good and fast-growing partner in Ryanair. This is an essential building block in the further successful development of the airport. After consistent preparatory work, this is the visible trend reversal in passenger numbers for Klagenfurt Airpor

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 3 May

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                                                                   Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 3 May :  https://bit.ly/3s7APzB

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 3 May

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                                                                            Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 3 May :  https://bit.ly/3vMopiV

Air Horizont plans Zaragoza-Dublin June Bank holiday weekend charter flight

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                                                                  Maltaese carrier Air Horizont plans to operate a series of European weekend charter flights from Zaragoza to Berlin (29th April-2nd May), Rome (6th-8th May), Porto (27th-29th May) and Dublin (3rd-5th June), utilizing its Boeing 737-400 capacity prior to aircraft re-deployment for the summer season. The initiative was to test new packages post pandemic and to generate new experiences for locals very accustomed to visiting Spanish cities, but whom did not have time to travel to European destinations at weekends. Air Horizont CEO Juan Luis Díez said "These flights from Friday to Sunday are a way to take advantage of weekends with attractive destinations that have never had direct sales in Zaragoza. In the time it takes to go to Salou, you go to another place like Dublin” The Dublin charter will operate on Friday 3rd HAT1208 departs Zaragoza 15:00 arriving Dublin 16:25 and return on Sunday 5th June HAT1207 departs Dubl

Emerald Airlines uplifts capacity on Belfast City - LBA (Leeds Bradford Airport) route

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                                                                   Emerald Airlines, the exclusive operator of Aer Lingus Regional franchise announced effective from Thursday 26th May the carrier is significantly increasing capacity on its Belfast City to LBA (Leeds Bradford Airport) route, from six times weekly to thirteen times weekly using ATR72-600 aircraft.  Emerald Airlines Head of Commercial Ciarán Smith said "We’re excited to add additional capacity to our existing service from Leeds to Belfast City from mid-May, and I am sure this additional capacity will prove popular for business customers. In particular, the new morning and afternoon flight facilitates day return options".  Emerald Airlines launched Belfast City Base operations on 24th March with two ATR72-600 aircraft operating routes to Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford and Manchester with the second phase of expansion to commence on 8th May launching routes to Exeter (5 times weekly) and Glasgow (daily).  I

PLAY Airlines reconnects Dublin and Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) with new Keflavik connection

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                                                                 PLAY Airlines has restored connectivity between Dublin and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) with the launch of its new four times weekly Dublin to Keflavik service operated by Airbus A320neo and Airbus A3321neo aircraft.  PLAY operates Keflavik to Baltimore daily, with a 2.30 hour connection time westbound and 1.30 hour eastbound connection time in Keflavik.   On Thursday 28th April TF-PLB Airbus A321-251N msn 7945 operated first flight FPY880/1 (ATC Callsign FPY13Z/L). Aer Lingus previously operate Dublin-Shannon-Baltimore three times weekly using Airbus A330-200 aircraft from 2000 to 2001 with the route being suspended following 11 September terrorist attacks, resuming service in March 2003 until it was suspended in 2006.  DAA CEO Dalton Philips stated “We welcome this inaugural flight from Dublin to Reykjavik. We are excited to see that Dublin Airport will enjoy increased connectivity

SP-RZM Boeing 737-8200 Delivered to Buzz

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                                                                  The Ryanair Group has taken delivery of its 66th Boeing 737 Max 8200 this week with SP-RZM Boeing 737-8200 Buzz msn 62340 routing direct Boeing Field (BFI) to Dublin (DUB) on Thursday 26th April as 'RYS82M' arriving 1746 local in full Ryanair colours. The current Ryanair Group Boeing 737-8200 fleet is Buzz (13), Malta Air (24) and Ryanair DAC (29).  Buzz headquartered in Warsaw operates a total of 59 Boeing 737s including 46 Boeing 737-800s and 13 Boeing 737-8200 aircraft from bases in Bratislava, Budapest ,Gdańsk Katowice, Kaunas , Kraków, Poznań, Prague, Sofia , Vilnius, Warsaw Modlin and Wrocław on charter and scheduled services. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 30 April All Rights Reserved

United Airlines goes double daily on Newark-Dublin route, as New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy makes Economic Mission Trip to Ireland

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                                                                  US carrier United Airlines has increased frequency on its Newark to Dublin route to double daily for the Summer season from 23rd April to 30th October, as part of United’s largest transatlantic expansion in its history.  The second flight operated by a two class 174 seat Boeing 757-200(ER) aircraft, complementing its existing daily Boeing 767-400(ER) service. The first flight of the season was operated by N17139 msn 30352.  The carrier previously allocated  flight number UAL317/6 during IATA Winter 2021 season on Denver (DEN) to Kansas City (MCI) route.  Flight Details: UAL317 departs Newark (EWR) 22:10 arrives Dublin (DUB) 10:00 UAL316 departs Dublin (DUB) 13:05  arrives Newark (EWR) 15:55  New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy visited Ireland this week on a four day, two-city economic mission focused on deepening economic ties between Ireland and New Jersey promoting investment opportunities in the Garden State, and strength

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 25 April

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                                                                 Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 25 April :  https://bit.ly/3OATBIZ

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 25 April

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                                                                     Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 25 April :  https://bit.ly/3LcYciD

Turkish Airlines deploys Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft on Dublin-Antalya route

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                                                                   Turkish Airlines has deployed Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft on its new three times weekly Dublin-Antalya route according to data from flight tracking website Flightradar24.com.  TC-LYA Boeing 737 MAX 9 msn 60062 operated THY4073/4074 from Friday 8th April in lieu of schedule Boeing 737-900. The carrier operates five Boeing 737-9 MAX aircraft in 169 seat configuration with 16 business class and 153 economy class seats, fitted new Boeing Sky Interior, LED lightning and larger overhead bins and individual seat USB ports, powered by CFM International LEAP 1B engines.  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 25 April All Rights Reserved

Emerald Airlines adds seventh ATR72-600 to growing fleet

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                                                                   Ireland's newest regional airline Emerald Airlines added its seventh of twelve ATR72-600 units to its growing fleet as EI-FSK ATR72-212A(600) msn 1326 was delivered Toulouse (TLS)to Dublin (DUB) on 14th April in full Aer Lingus colours as 'EAI72P' arriving 1710 local. The aircraft entered revenue service next day 15th April from Dublin (DUB) to Glasgow (GLA) as EAI2GL/EAI21GQ.  According to Planespotters.net the aircraft was formerly registered as OY-YDT to Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC). In a keynote address at the joint Dublin Aviation Drinks and SILC event in Westin Hotel on 31st March Emerald Airlines board member John Higgins, former President and Chief Commercial Officer at Avolon stated the carrier plans to operate a fleet of 12 ATR72-600 aircraft and 2 AOC's Ireland and UK operating a total of 18 routes by July. The ATR72-600 is a highly efficient aircraft , as can burn up to 40% less fuel and emi

EI-GZY ATR72-212A(600) Delivered to Emerald Airlines

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                                                                  Ireland's newest regional airline Emerald Airlines added the sixth of twelve ATR72's to its growing fleet as EI-GZY ATR72-212A(600) msn 1471 was delivered Toulouse/Francazal-Exeter-Dublin on 8-9th April in full Aer Lingus colours. The aircraft entered revenue service on 13th April from Dublin (DUB) to Isle of Man (IOM) as EAI16NJ/EAI17NQ according to Flightradar24.com data. According to Planespotters.net the aircraft was formely registered as OY-YCE to Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC). Aer Lingus Regional, operated exclusively by Emerald Airlines,  countinues to build its Dublin route network having commenced Newcastle International on 15 April operating five times weekly and Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) on 23 April operating double daily. Emerald has also established an airline company in Northern Ireland (Emerald Airlines UK Ltd) and has applied to the UK CAA for a UK AOC and Operating Licence.  Image Credit: Emer

Ryanair adds Genoa (Italy) and Rovaniemi (Finland) to Dublin route network for Winter 2022

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                                                                 Irish budget carrier Ryanair has announced further expansion of its Dublin route network for Winter 2022 launching two new routes effective from 30th October to Genoa (Italy) and Rovaniemi (Finland) both operating twice weekly, using a mix of Boeing 737-800 and Boeing 737-8200 aircraft . Rovaniemi is Ryanair's first route from Dublin to Finland.  Ryanair Marketing Director Dara Brady stated "As Europe’s no. 1 airline, Ryanair is delighted to announce an exciting new Winter route to Genoa which will operate twice weekly starting this winter. The opening of this new route from Dublin reinforces our commitment to increasing connectivity, travel options, and inbound tourism to Dublin and Ireland".  Genoa (Genoa) is the capital of northwest Italy's Liguria region and the sixth-largest city in Italy. The historical center, also known as old town, of Genoa is one of the largest and most-densely populated in Eur

Record VistaJet business jet activity reported at Dublin Airport

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                                                                   According to Dublin Airport Movements blog data their was record Vistara business jet on Friday 22nd April with a total of eight movements operated by a mix of aircraft including Bombardier Challenger 350, Bombardier Challenger 604, Bombardier Global 6000, Bombardier Global 7500 and Mitsubishi Challenger 850 by subsidiary VistaJet Malta.  VistaJet recently celebrated a milestone of its's 10th delivery of the industry flagship Global 7500, making it the largest operator of Global 7500 aircraft in the world. VistaJet plans to operate a total of 17 Global 7500 aircraft in its fleet by the end of 2022. The aircraft can carry 14 passengers with a range of 7,700 nautical miles with a very efficient fuel cruising altitude of 51,000ft with a maximum speed of 0.925 Mach.  VistaJet is expanding its leadership position entering into an agreement to acquire the private aviation services platform of Jet Edge, the fastest-growin

Ryanair Group takes delivery of 65th Boeing 737 Max 8200, Ireland based Ryanair DAC largest operator

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                                                                 The Ryanair Group took delivered of its 65th Boeing 737 Max 8200 this week with EI-HGE Boeing 737-8200 msn 62311 Ryanair DAC routing direct Boeing Field (BFI) to Dublin (DUB) on Thursday 20th April as 'RYR82E' arriving 1518 local. The current Ryanair Group Boeing 737-8200 fleet is Buzz (12), Malta Air (24) and Ryanair DAC (29).  According to the latest data available from Planespotters.net the Ryanair has 496 aircraft in service including 468 Boeing 737-800/8200 (Buzz, Malta Air, Ryanair DAC, Ryanair UK) and 29 Airbus A320-200 (Lauda Europe). According to a number of aviation sources including Boeing Family Flight s, Planespotters.net , Woodys Aeroimages the Ryanair Group is take delivery of a further four aircraft for Ryanair DAC registered as EI-HGL, EI-HGM, EI-HGF & EI-HGH.  The Ryanair Group Polish subsidiary Buzz is due take delivery of a single aircraft registered as SP-RZM and Malta Air subsidiary has

EI-HGV Boeing 737-8200 Delivered to Ryanair

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                                                                   The Ryanair Group took delivered of its 64th Boeing 737 MAX , the aircraft registered EI-HGV Boeing 737-8200 msn 62329 Ryanair was delivered Boeing Field to Dublin as 'Ryanair 82V' on 15th April arriving 1523 local. The aircraft entered revenue service on 15th April from Dublin (DUB) to Eindhoven (EIN) as RYR1964/1965. The current Ryanair Group Boeing 737-8200 fleet is Buzz (12), Malta Air (24) and Ryanair DAC (28)  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 22 April All Rights Reserved

EI-HMX Boeing 737-8200 Delivered to Ryanair

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                                                                   The Ryanair Group took delivered of its 63rd Boeing 737 MAX , the aircraft registered EI-HMX Boeing 737-8200 msn 65893 Ryanair was delivered Boeing Field to Dublin as 'Ryanair 82X' on 12th April arriving 1515 local. The aircraft entered revenue service on 17th April from Dublin (DUB) to Bristol (BRS) as RYR508/509. The current Ryanair Group Boeing 737-8200 fleet is Buzz (12), Malta Air (24) and Ryanair DAC (27)  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 22 April All Rights Reserved

Blue Air announces New Iasi Base connects to Dublin

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                                                                  Romanian carrier Blue Air is to open a new base in Iasi, Romania with 2 new based Boeing 737-800aircraft and 11 new routes plus 12 connections with 46 weekly flights during Summer 2022, including a new connection to Dublin operating three times weekly on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays using Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Flightdata24 data reveals the carrier is currently operating two aircraft from Iasi (IAS) a Boeing 737-500 and Boeing 737-800 non-based integrated with existing Bucharest (OTP) schedules on w-routings. The first Dublin flight was operated by YR-BMQ Boeing 737-8FH c/n 35101 on Wednesday on 20th April.  Blue Air Chief Commercial Officer Krassimir Tanev stated “We are delighted to announce the opening of our new base in Iasi, which will deliver increased connectivity with 2 based aircraft and 46 weekly flights across 11 new routes, connecting IASI with central airports of the cities such as London, Paris, Dublin

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 19 April

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                                                                  Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 19 April :  https://bit.ly/3OjjHjN