Showing posts from August 27, 2012

CityJet official airline partner of Paralympics Ireland ©

On Monday 20th Feburary it was announced that Cityjet was named official airline partner of Paralympics Ireland, which will see the carrier providing flights for the Irish Paralympic team and management before, during and after the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The airline has applied Paralympics Ireland’s logo to EI-WXA British Aerospace Avro RJ-85.                                                     The Cityjet CEO Christine Ourmières said "As an Irish airline, we’re proud to be able to carry the official Paralympic team to the Games. To show our pride and enthusiasm, we’ve dedicated one of our aircraft in their honour, and we hope that between now and the Games, all of our passengers will see, and join in support of the Irish team.” (Cityjet 20th February 2012). Cityjet operates the Dublin to London City route six times daily.                                                       Irish Aviation Research Institute © 27th August 2012 All Rights Reserved.      

Ryanair drops Copenhagen Base plans ©

                                                    The Danish Travel website (22nd August) reported that Ryanair has handed back slots for 34 routes to Copenhagen Airport for 215 weekly flights from the 28th October which would have seen the airline base eight aircraft in CPH.  The news will no doubt be a relief to existing operators at CPH. On the 1st November 2010 Copenhagen Airport opened a dedicated low cost pier named 'Go' enables airlines to carry complete 30 minute turnarounds with 90% self-service check-in facilities. The airline had planned to serve two Irish routes from CPH to Dublin & Shannon airports ( 18th July). The Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary on the annoucement of Q1 Results said " We continue to see significant opportunities to grow across Europe as many airports aggressively compete to attract Ryanair's traffic growth" (Ryanair 30th July 2012). Irish Aviation Research Institute © 27th August 2012 All Rig