Saturday, 5 January 2019

Ryanair UK secures AOC, registers first Boeing 737-800

                                                 
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Ryanair confirmed on 3 January confirmed that the UK CAA has issued Ryanair UK (AOC Number 2451) will allow this UK airline to operate UK domestic and UK to non-EU routes in a post-Brexit environment, if required. Ryanair’s Juliusz Komorek said "We welcome the Civil Aviation Authority’s decision to grant our UK based airline, Ryanair UK, with a UK AOC, allowing Ryanair to operate UK domestic routes and UK to non-EU routes in a post-Brexit environment."

The first aircraft for Ryanair UK was registered G-RUKA Boeing 737-800 MSN 44867 on 20 December to Ryanair UK at Enterprise House at London Stanted formerly EI-FEF. According to Flightradar24 the aircraft has yet to enter revenue service.

Ryanair plans to substantial and profitable group of EU airlines under the Ryanair Holdings banner over the next 3 years with Ryanair UK joining Laudamotion (Austria) and Ryanair Sun (Poland) . Ryanair expects "That further M&A opportunities will arise".

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Laudamotion adds additional Dublin to Vienna flights

                                             
Laudamotion Airbus A321-200

Ryanair Austria subsidiary carrier Laudamotion has added two additional Dublin to Vienna flights on Monday's and Friday's from 1st February according to Ryanair's online booking engine operating in February and March.

The carrier operates a daily Vienna to Dublin service LDM340/1 operated by a mix of Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft.

From Friday 1st February an extra rotation has been added to the scheduled LDM1342 departing Vienna at 1550 arriving Dubln 1750 and LDM1341 departs Dublin at 1830 arriving Vienna at 2215.

From Monday 4th February an extra rotation has been added to the scheduled LDM1342 departs Vienna at 0655 arriving Dublin at 0855 and LDM1341 departs Dublin at 0945 arriving Vienna at 1330.

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Saturday, 8 December 2018

Dublin's Boeing 787 Dreamliner Hat Trick

                                               
Boeing 787-10 Image courtesy of Boeing 
In Summer 2019 Dublin Airport will have services operated by all three variants of the Boeing 787-8, 787-9, 787-10 Dreamliner in a historic first.

John Schubert Boeing Commercial Airplanes Managing Director, marketing Asia Pacific and India said “New routes have opened up due to the 787’s right size and game-changing technology and economics; this has allowed airlines to open up services,” (Routesonline March 2016).

Four carriers American Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines, Qatar Airways, TUI will operate the Boeing 787-8 on routes to Chicago and Addis Ababa via Madrid, Doha, Cancun and Montego Bay respectively.

Three carriers American Airlines, Etihad Airways and Westjet will operate the 787-9 to Dublin. American Airlines will operate a new route from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) ) daily service will run from 6 June to 28 September 2019 exploiting the range capability for a new 'spoke' from its Dallas/Forth Worth Hub.

Etihad Airways is to introduce the 787-9 on four weekly services from 31 March 2019 as the carrier increases to Abu Dhabi.

Westjet will launch a new route to Calgary operating three times weekly.

United Airlines will operate its latest B787-10 Dreamliner on its Dublin-New York/Newark route commencing on 23 May 2019 replacing Boeing 777-200 aircraft.  United President Scott Kirby said "They're a phenomenal European airplane".

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EI-GXM Boeing 737-800 Delivered to Ryanair

                                                 
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Irish budget carrier Ryanair has taken delivery of EI-GXM Boeing 737-800 construction number 44858. The aircraft was delivered Boeing Field to Dublin on 29 November as 'Ryanair 800M'.

According to Flightradar24 the aircraft operated its first revenue service on Sunday 2 December as RYR5772 to Glasgow International vv.

The carrier is to due take delivery of its final Boeing 737-800 EI-GXN Manufacturer Serial Number (MSN) 44856 before Christmas before the carrier commences new delivery stream of Boeing 737 MAX 200 aircraft in March/April 2019 with the first five aircraft.

Website Planespotters.net reports the registrations have been allocated for the first three aircraft EI-HAT MSN 65076, EI-HAV MSN 5077, EI-HAW MSN 65078.

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Sunday, 18 November 2018

Ryanair fleet grows to 452 Boeing 737-800 aircraft

                                               
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Irish budget carrier Ryanair fleet Boeing 737-800 has grown to 452 aircraft with the delivery of two brand new 737-800 aircraft this week. 

I understand the carrier is due to take delivery of a further two new Boeing 737-800 aircraft in the coming weeks completing its order book which commenced in March 1998 .

Ryanair is the largest global operator of the Boeing 737-800 aircraft. A total of 567 aircraft have been delivered net of disposals including lease returns of 115 aircraft.

EI-GXK Boeing 737-800 MSN 44860 Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 14 November.

EI-GXL Boeing 737-800 MSN 44857 Delivered Boeing Field to Dublin 16 November.

Separately the carrier transferred a further two Boeing 737-800 aircraft to sister carrier Ryanair Sun headquarted in Warsaw.

SP-RSM MSN 44791 positioned London Stansted to Warsaw Modlin 15 November ex EI-FZX.

SP-RSR MSN 44799 positioned London Stansted to Warsaw Modin 15 November ex EI-GDB.

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Fourth Boeing 737 MAX 8 for Ethiopian Airlines delivered through Dublin Airport

                                               

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 
Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of the fourth of 30 Boeing 737 Max aircraft on order.

ET-AVJ Boeing 737 MAX 8 MSN 62450 'Ethiopian 9201' was delivered Boeing Field to Dublin on 15 November arriving in Dublin 16 November at 0631 local. The aircraft departed Dublin 2131 local arriving Addis Ababa next day.

The first aircraft ET-AVM was delivered through Dublin on 1st July , the second aircraft  ET-AVL MSN 62447 was delivered on 30th August, the third ET-AVI Boeing 737-8 MAX MSN 62448 on 24th September.

Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam said "We are glad to include the Boeing 737 MAX 8, the latest in Boeing's single-aisle series, in our young and modern fleet of over 100 aircraft with an average age of less than five years. As a customer-centric airline with a high adaptability to emerging technologies, Ethiopian has been pioneering latest-technology aircraft into Africa throughout its 72-year history. In line with the airline's growth targets under Vision 2025, we will keep on investing in further expansion of our fleet in acquiring the latest aircraft the industry has to offer."

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018