Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Ryanair announces two new routes from Târgu Mures ©

Ryanair today announced a five year strategic partnership with Târgu Mures International Airport in Transylvania Romania, launching two new routes to Brussels South Charleroi Airport and Pisa Florence operating twice weekly from 30th April and 2nd May 2013 delivering 30,000 passengers per annum targeting both business and leisure traffic.

Targu Mures International Airport handled 300,000 passengers in 2012 and Wizzair announced its expanding its base by 35% for Summer 2013 to operate a total of 11 routes including three new routes and increased frequency on existing routes to carry 300,000 passengers per annum.


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Ryanair announces 3 new routes from Paris Beauvais ©

Ryanair today announced launched its Summer 2013 from Paris Beauvais which will see the carrier operate a total 47 routes with 474 weekly flights including three new routes from Paris Beauvais to Carcassonne, Rabat (Morocco) and Zadar (Croatia) delivering 3.5 million passengers per annum. Beauvais is Ryanair's largest non-base airport with 47 routes which began back in May 1997 with the launch of the Dublin-Beauvais route which was of significance marking the carrier's intention to expand into mainland Europe.

Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary of Ryanair said "Ryanair is delighted to announce its summer 2013 in Paris Beauvais, with three new routes to / from Carcassonne, Rabat and Zadar will operate from April 2013, will accommodate 3.5 million passengers per year and maintain 3,500 jobs * on the site of the Paris Beauvais airport, underscoring the commitment of Ryanair for tourism development in Picardy and Paris. In just 15 years, Ryanair has carried over 22 million passengers to and from Paris".

Ryanair operates Dublin (Terminal 1) to Paris Beauvais nine times weekly increasing to twelve times weekly for Summer 2013 from 25th March 2013.

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Ryanair announces five new Marseille routes ©

Ryanair announced it will operate a total of 37 routes from Marseille Mp2 in Summer 2013 up 12% operating 268 weekly flights up 9% including five new routes to including five new routes to Chania (Crete), East Midlands, Warsaw, Essaouira and Rabat (Morocco) delivering 1.7 million passengers this year. In 2011 the airline carried 1.6 million passengers from Marseille up 37%.

Ryanair has carried 7.5 million passengers from Marseilles since launching its first route from Glasgow Prestwick in April 2006 and operated a Dublin route since April 2006 on a seasonal basis operating in peak summer months in 2011 and 2012.

Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary said "Ryanair is delighted to announce its summer 2013 in Marseilles, with 5 new routes to / from Chania, East Midlands, Essaouira, Rabat and Warsaw will operate from April 2013, will accommodate 1.7 million passengers per year * to maintain 1,700 jobs at the site of the airport of Marseille, highlighting the commitment of Ryanair for tourism development in and around Provence 2013 European Capital of Culture".

The French city of Marseille has recently been announced as a European Capital of Culture for 2013.
The cultural programme began in Marseille on 12th January and will continue throughout the rest of the year.

Marseille is France’s largest city on the Mediterranean coast and was chosen unanimously by the jury because its programme, as the chairman of the jury pointed out, presented “a particularly successful balance between cultural quality, political commitment and financial support”.

Marseille shares the honour of being chosen jointly with the Slovakian town of Kosice, which has also been chosen as a European Capital of Culture for 2013.

Marseille have an exciting and fun-filled programme lined up for their year in the spotlight including circuses, new galleries and venues, exhibitions, street entertainment, firework displays, open air concerts, street food, a new way marked long distance walk and lots more.

The Capital of Culture is Marseille Provence and includes an area stretching from Martigues to La Ciotat and including Arles, Aix, Aubagne and other communes in the area.

Upon arriving in Marseille city, the main place to go will be the Pavilion M, a building of wood and glass in the Place Bargemon (metro line 1 to Vieux Port then on foot towards the Hotel de Ville). The Pavilion will provide information on events, exhibitions, accommodation and transport.


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Ryanair announces first non-EU bases in Fez and Marrakech ©

Ryanair today announced its opening its first two non-EU bases in Fez (No 56) and Marrakech (No 57) Morocco in April 2013 with a total of 3 Boeing 737-800s as the carrier invests $210 million in Morocco  In addition it will add two new airports in Morocco to the route network at Essaouira and Rabat as it grows its operations in Morocco in 2013 to 60 routes and 8 airports, which will deliver up to 2.5 million passengers per annum.

The 56th Base in Fez will have a single Boeing 737-800 operating a total of 15 routes with four new routes to Lille, Nantes, Nimes & St Etienne delivering 600,000 passengers per annum.

The 57th Base in Marrakech will have two Boeing 737-800s operating a total of 22 routes with seven new routes to Baden, Bergerac, Cuneo (Italy), Dole (France), Munich, Paris (Vatry) & Tours.

The carrier will launch two new routes from Essaouira to Brussels South Charleroi Airport and Marseilles and from Rabat to Brussels South Charleroi Airport, Paris Beauvais and Marseilles.

Minister of Tourism of the Kingdom of Morocco Dr. Lahcen Haddad said "The Moroccan tourism sector is very proud of the confidence Ryanair is showing in the capacity of the Moroccan destination to grow and develop to become a leading market in the Mediterranean region.

This long-term commitment, as shown in the implementation of two bases in Fez and Marrakesh, and the opening of two new destinations (Essaouira and Rabat), is the first stage of a comprehensive strategy aiming, for Ryanair, to build a profitable business based on the huge growth potential of Moroccan tourism, as planned within the framework of Vision 2020.

The Moroccan Ministry of tourism is convinced that an efficient growth strategy can only succeed if it takes into consideration the emergence of new tourism products, the need for an adequate air service as well as for an efficient marketing activity. Through MNTO, we will strengthen our marketing efforts in the main source markets at which Ryanair will increase its air services to Morocco.”

Ryanair's Spokesman Stephen McNamara said "Ryanair is delighted to announce our first 2 bases in Morocco at Fez (No 56) and Marrakech (No 57) and to launch 2 new Morocco airports at Essaouira and Rabat, with flights starting in April".


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EIS Consulting support Starlite Aviation Ireland

Starlite Aviation Ireland, part of the Starlite Aviation Group have just received their Air Operators Certificate and EASA PART M Approval from the Irish Aviation Authority.

Head of Consulting Mark Fitzgerald said "The successful completion of the AOC and Part M application marks the end of one chapter and the beginning of another in the EIS and Starlite Aviation story. Providing Quality Management Services enables EIS to build on the already successful relationship between Eurocopter and the Starlite Aviation Group. To provide this and other support services to Starlite Aviation Ireland is an important step in providing the customer with a complete support package ".

Accountable Manager for Starlite Aviation Ireland Alan O’Neill said  "This marks the conclusion of a considerable amount of work by the Starlite team with EIS consulting in a quality management role. It also marks the beginning for Starlite Aviation lreland and we look forward to continuing our strong relationship with EIS".

Based in Ireland Starlite Aviation offers a wide range of helicopter services to international clients involving transportation of passengers and freight, and executive transportation. Eurocopter and Starlite Aviation Group have signed a contract for the acquisition of two AS332 C1e helicopters, the latest version of the popular Eurocopter Super Puma medium weight helicopter. The contract also includes an option for two additional aircraft. First deliveries will take place before the end of 2013, following EASA and FAA certification.

The AS332 C1e is a new version of Eurocopter’s Super Puma helicopter that includes a specific configuration offering shorter lead times and highly competitive operational and maintenance costs.

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