Thursday, 7 February 2013

Aer Lingus January passenger numbers up 3.6% ©


                                                     
Aer Lingus announced it carried 638,000 passengers in January up 3.6% including Aer Lingus Regional operations. The airline carried 518,000 passengers up 0.8% with a load factor of 62.7% up 0.2% on an 4.4% reduction in available seat kilometers and revenue per passenger kilometers was down 4.2%.

In Long-Haul it carried 55,000 passengers up 12.2% with a load factor of 68.2% up 6.4% on an increase of 2.9% in available seat kilometers and revenue per passenger kilometer was up 13.5%.

Aer Lingus Regional carried 65,000 passengers up 22.6%.

Compared to the Association of European Airlines (mainly so-called legacy carriers) as a whole, the Aer Lingus passenger load factor was lower on short-haul routes (62.7% v.65.8%) and much lower on the North Atlantic routes (68.2% v. 79.8%).

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Cityjet launches new Amsterdam-Perpignan route ©


                                                       
Cityjet is to launch a new weekly Saturday service from Amsterdam to Perpignan from 29th June to 31st August with RJ85 aircraft becoming its 23rd European destination and 10th French airport to be served by the carrier.

Perpignan is the capital of the Pyrenees-Orientales on the River Tet, 12 kilometers west of the Mediterranean and 30 kilometers north of the Spanish border at the base of the Pyrenees in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southwestern France. Catalonia straddles the border, influencing the language and cuisine.

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AWAS Delivers two additional Boeing 737-800s to Norwegian ©

Image: Courtesy of Norwegian 
 Dublin aircraft lessor AWAS announced it has delivered two Boeing 737-800s from its new aircraft order book to Norwegian Air Shuttle becoming the 5th and 6th new Boeing 737-800s placed with Norwegian enabling the airline to optimize its fleet and growth plan.

AWAS Chief Commercial Officer Marlin Dailey said "Norwegian has grown with their commitment to a low cost model, customer-centric service and fleet of modern, fuel efficient aircraft. AWAS is proud to continue to support their expansion as well  as grow our long-term relationship. "

AWAS Senior Vice President Sales Jennifer Moulton said "AWAS is pleased to be able to provide Norwegian with these two 737-800 aircraft , both outfitted with the Boeing Sky Interior, to assist them in expanding their route network throughout Europe."

Norwegian CEO Bjørn Kjos said "We would like to thank AWAS which has been a valuable partner to us in our fleet modernization plan. With our efficient 737-800 fleet we can continue to enhance profitable performance across our network, streamline operations, as well as reduce per seat mile costs."

According to Planespotters.net LN-NIE Boeing 737-8JP(WL) c/n 39435 was delivered Boeing Field-Oslo on 4th February and LN-NIF Boeing 737-8JP (WL) c/n 39434 Norwegian Delivered Boeing Field-on 7th February.

Norwegian Air Shuttle operates twice weekly from Dublin to Copenhagen & Oslo Gardermoen and launches a new route to Helsinki twice weekly from 14th April using a mix of Boeing 737-300 and 737-800 aircraft.

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Ryanair announces 4 new routes from Katowice ©


                                                   
Ryanair has announced its launching four new routes from Katowice for Summer 2013 including Alicante weekly and Girona twice weekly commencing 1st April and Chania weekly from 6th April and Edinburgh twice weekly from 31st March delivering 400,000 passengers operating 60 weekly flights up 60% and 9 routes up 44%.

Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary said "Ryanair is delighted to announce the launch of the summer season 2013 in Katowice, including 4 new routes to Alicante, Barcelona, ​​Edinburgh and Crete, which will bring 400,000 passengers transported per year, translating into about 400 * jobs" on the spot "in Katowice . Ryanair's new routes from Katowice contribute to the development of tourism in Poland. "

Katowice is a city in Silesia in southern Poland, on the Kłodnica and Rawa rivers , located in the Silesian Highlands. Katowice is the center of science, culture, industry, business and transportation in southern Poland.

Ryanair operates Dublin to Katowice twice weekly increasing to three times weekly for Summer 2013 from 9th March.

                                     

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Ryanair reinstates Girona to Poitiers route from 17th May ©


                                                     
Ryanair announced its reinstating the Girona to Poitiers route operating twice weekly from 17th May on Mondays and Fridays following the success of the route last summer.

Ryanair Luis Fernández-Mellado said "No doubt, Futuroscope, the famous amusement park and one of the main attractions of the region tourist, captivated Ryanair passengers".

Poitiers is a city on the Clain river in west central France. It is a commune and the capital of the Vienne department and of the Poitou-Charentes region the center is picturesque and its streets are interesting for predominant remains of historical architecture, especially from the Romanesque period.


                                   
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Ryanair announces new London Stansted-Ostrava route ©


                                                   
Ryanair announced its launching a new route from it's London Stansted to Ostrava operating three times weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 2nd June and expects to carry 40,000 passengers on the route per annum.

In addition the carrier operates from Brno to London Stansted.

Ryanair’s Michelle Lowe said "Ryanair is pleased to announce a new London Stansted route to/from Ostrava, the 3rd largest city in the Czech Republic and Ryanair’s 180th destination. This new service will operate three times weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 4 June 2013. Passengers in the Greater London and surrounding areas now have a choice of 2 Czech destinations (Brno & Ostrava) from London Stansted giving them even more choice than ever."

Ostrava is the third largest city in the Czech Republic and the second largest urban agglomeration after Prague. Located close to the Polish border, it is also the administrative center of the Moravian-Silesian Region.


                                       

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