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Delta Airlines Increases Dublin-New York JFK Capacity for Summer 2013 ©

                                                      Delta Airlines announced its increasing capacity between Dublin and New York JFK for Summer 2013 as the daily Boeing 757-200 is upgraded to a Boeing 767-300ER in additional three times weekly service will be operated by a Boeing 767-400ER from 18th June to 29th August in co-operation with joint venture partner Air France KLM. Delta Airlines SVP for Europe Middle East and Africa Perry Cantarutti said "The United States continues to be a popular destination for Irish holidaymakers and this additional service will offer passengers more travel options to a wide range of destinations throughout the States We also look forward to supporting inbound tourism by transporting thousands more visitors to Ireland from the U.S., boosting the local economy Throughout the summer we will be offering more seats on this route and an unrivaled network, customers travelling from Dublin benefit from convenient connections via New York to p

Cork Airport handles 2.34 million passengers in 2012 ©

                                                      Cork Airport announced it handled 2.34 million in 2012 down less than 1% on 2011 figures as Cork Airport’s European traffic performed consistently well as ten out of twelve months showed positive growth on traffic to and from the Continental Europe. In December traffic was up 5% on 2011 figure its strongest performance in 2012 as Ryanair’s new Polish routes drove a 20% growth on European services and UK-Provincial traffic increased by 1%. Cork Airport Director Niall MacCarthy said "December was a very encouraging month of strong growth in passenger numbers at Cork Airport and this has continued into the first week of the New Year. The advent of additional routes to and from Poland and Lithuania in November has contributed significantly to the growth being experienced on our international route network out of Cork. We plan to return to modest overall growth in passenger numbers in 2013 driven by new routes and the Gath

Avolon Leasing increases Airbus A320Neo commitment with firm order for 20 aircraft ©

Image: Airbus Industries  Dublin based aircraft lessor Avolon Leasing and Management Services today announced confirmed an order for 20 Airbus A320neo aircraft in December 2012 increasing on the intial MOU signed at the Farnborough International Airshow in July 2012 for 15 aircraft, in deal valued at $1.9 Billion at list price, the company will make its engine selection at a later date. Avolon Chief Commercial Officer & President John Higgins said "Our increased commitment to the NEO reflects the strong customer feedback we have received since our original announcement for 15 NEO aircraft in July 2012, we are confident that our customers will be satisfied with the economic and environmental benefits the NEO promises to deliver ". Airbus Chief Operating Officer Customer John Leahy said "When a dynamic lessor such as Avolon decides to order more of our aircraft than originally planned, it’s a clear recognition of the excellent value our products deliver, we are

Dublin Airport traffic grows by 2% to 19.1 million passengers in 2012 ©

                                                      Dublin Airport announced it handled a total of 19.1 million passengers in 2012 up 2% the second consecutive year of traffic growth at Dublin as an additional 420,000 passengers used the facility driven by the growth of long-haul traffic up 16% with new services from the Middle East and North America. A total of 63,000 passengers travelled on domestic routes down 49% on 2011 while traffic to Europe increased by 2% to 10 million passengers with Middle East and North Africa traffic increased by 84% in 2012, as almost 480,000 people travelled on these routes, North American traffic increased by 5% to 1.6 million passengers and traffic to Britain declined by 1%. Dublin Airport Terminal 1 handled 10.3 million passengers and Terminal 2 handled almost 8.8 million passengers. Total traffic at DAA’s three airports – Dublin, Cork and Shannon*  increased by 1% last year to 22.8 million, which was also the second year of consecutive ov

Ryanair announces new Lübeck-Porto route ©

                                                      Ryanair announced for Summer 2013 the launch of a new route from Lübeck to Porto operating three times weekly on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays from 2nd April 2013 and resumes Girona route three times weekly (2nd April 2013) and Trapani route twice weekly (31st March 2013). In total the airline will operate seven routes from Lübeck in Summer 2013. Ryanair Sales and Marketing Manager Germany Henrike Schmidt said "This once again demonstrates our commitment to the region, the airport and the passengers in northern Germany. With a new investor for the airport Lübeck and associated new destinations, we are optimistic about 2013 ". Lübeck Airport MD Jürgen Friedel said "The Costa Brava, Portugal and Sicily are very attractive targets for our passengers we see this as a clear sign that the market is on the predictability that the new investor Lubeck Airport offers, to respond ". On 1st January 2013 the owner