Thursday, 20 September 2012

Avolon Signs $2.4 Billion deal for 25 Boeing 737s ©

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Dublin Based Avolon Aircraft Leasing & Management Services has finalized a firm aircraft order for 10 Boeing 737-8 MAX, 5 Boeing 737-9 MAX and 10 Boeing 737-800s, in a contract with Boeing valued at $2.4 Billion at a current list prices, becoming the first Irish customer for the Boeing 737 MAX. Boeing now has a total of 664 orders for the Boeing 737 MAX.

Chief Commerical Officer & VP Avolon John Higgins said "Our customers are always looking for more fuel-efficient airplanes.The 737 MAX will provide the fuel efficiency and operating economics airlines need to be successful. The 737 MAX is in high demand worldwide and securing valuable, attractive positions early in the MAX program ideally positions Avolon to best serve our growing global customer base".

Boeing Commerical Aircraft VP Leasing Sales Bill Collins said "Avolon has a strategic role in the leasing industry and the experienced leadership team understands the importance of having advanced, fuel-efficient airplanes to meet their customers' needs".

The 737 MAX is a new-engine variant of the world's best-selling airplane and builds on the strengths of today's Next-Generation 737. The 737 MAX incorporates the latest-technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market. Airlines operating the 737 MAX will see a 13% fuel-use improvement over today's most fuel efficient single-aisle airplanes and an 8% operating cost per seat advantage over tomorrow's competition.

                                                     
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Aer Lingus terminates Cork-London Gatwick route ©


                                                           
Aer Lingus is ceasing it's six times weekly Cork-London Gatwick route operated by an Airbus A320 aircraft from 26th October,the route commenced on 6th March 2010. The route closure was result of continuous review of the route network to maximize profitability of the route portfolio.

The Cork Chamber CEO Conor Healy said "It is a very important connection to a major London airport. This will reduce travel options for business people and leisure users. While I know Ryanair will continue to operate the route this will reduce competition. This was not just a point to point route but (Gatwick) provided people with significant onward connectivity ".

Aer Lingus operates Cork to London Heathrow four times daily and Ryanair to London Gatwick daily & London Stansted three times daily.

On 28th October Aer Lingus launches Belfast City to London Gatwick three times daily.

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Ryanair's new Dublin-Lublin route schedule announced ©


Ryanair's new Dublin to Lublin route is now open for reservations on it's website operating twice weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays effective 18th December operated by a Dublin based aircraft.

RYR9505 Departs Dublin Airport 0705 arrives Lublin 1120.

RYR9506 Departs Lublin 1145 arrives Dublin Airport 1405.

                                                         



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