Thursday, 4 April 2013

Dublin Airport Traffic grows by 8% in March


                                                     
Picture: Courtesy of DAA 
Dublin Airport announced it handled 1.6 million passengers in March up 8% with strong growth in all market segments due to a  number of events including: Ireland Vs France & Italy International Rugby Matches, St Patrick's Weekend and Easter in the month driving passenger increased volumes.

The 31st March marked the first day of the IATA summer scheduled thus the start of increased charter and scheduled activity.

Traffic to and from continental Europe increased by 14% with more than 780,000 passengers and domestic traffic was up by 4% to 4,500 passenger, while traffic to the Middle East and North Africa was up by 8% to 45,000 passengers.  The North American market continues consistent growth pattern up 8% to just under 120,000 passengers.

The UK traffic remained on par with last year, as almost 599,000 passengers flew to and from the UK.

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US Airways’ Executive to give Keynote Address at Shannon Chamber Spring Lunch


                                                   
Picture: Courtesy US Airways 
Suzanne Boda, senior vice president, Airport Customer Service, International and Cargo for US Airways, is scheduled to give the keynote address  'Scoping, Selecting and Maintaining an Airline Route US Airways  Decision Making Process' at Shannon Chamber’s spring lunch, hosted by Chamber president, Kevin Thompstone, sponsored by GECAS and co-sponsored by Shannon Airport Authority. The lunch will be held at Dromoland Castle Hotel on Tuesday, 16 April.

Making the announcement in Shannon today, Kevin Thompstone said "Shannon Chamber is delighted that Ms. Boda has agreed to address chamber members and their business associates. With the increasing emphasis on securing new airlines and new routes for Shannon, it is important to understand the drivers that make an airport attractive to an airline.

With responsibility for overseeing US Airways’ international operations, Ms. Boda will offer insight into the US Airways product and why the airline chose Shannon, a topic which will be of immense interest to those in the Shannon region.”

US Airways Senior Vice President, Airport Customer Service, International and Cargo Suzanne Boda said "US Airways is thrilled to be back in Shannon this summer with non-stop service to our Philadelphia hub. Ireland is a very popular destination for our customers and we look forward to adding Shannon back to our route map supplementing existing daily, year-round service between Philadelphia and Dublin. "

“Shannon Chamber looks forward to seeing US Airways’ livery on the runways at Shannon and to welcoming Ms. Boda to Dromoland,” Mr. Thompstone said.

Suzanne Boda is US Airways’ senior vice president, Airport Customer Service, International and Cargo. Ms. Boda oversees the airline’s hubs in Philadelphia, Charlotte, N.C., and Washington D.C., and is responsible for the carriers international and cargo operations.

US Airways will commence its seasonal daily flights from Shannon to Philadelphia in May after a four year absence. From 2003 - 2009, the airline carried over 315,000 passengers through Shannon Airport and the new service is expected to generate an additional 30,000 passengers through the airport this year.

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EI-EZV Airbus A320 Delivered to Aer Lingus

                                                     
Picture: Courtesy of Paul Doyle 
Aer Lingus has taken delivery of its latest aircraft EI-EZV Airbus A320-214 c/n 2001 ex I-EEZG in full Virgin Atlantic colours for Little Red service prior to wet-lease departing Singapore on 2nd April routing via Colombo,Abu Dhabi,Sofia arriving Dublin Airport at 1655 yesterday (3th April). The aircraft is named 'Tartan Lassie' with Hex code 4CAAC8.

EI-EZV is the first of two Airbus A320s to be leased from Shannon based aircraft leasing company GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) according to Planespotters.net

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  • European Commission proposes new air passenger rights
  • Call for the reopening of inquiry into Air Corps PC-9 Crash
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  • New 3 year permit scheme for light aircraft
  • 2013 Irish Aviation Events List
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  • Aircraft Register
  • Shannon News
  • Industry, Military, Airline & Airport News In Brief
  • Clubs and Schools News


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Ryanair opens 3 New European Bases in Eindhoven , Krakow, Zadar


                                                   

Ryanair continues to expand its footprint across Europe with a total of 57 bases, opening up three new European bases this week in Eindhoven , Krakow, Zadar, on Easter Monday it opened its first Croatian base in Zadar with a single-based aircraft and 17 routes delivering up to 300,000 passengers per annum .

Yesterday 3th April it opened two new bases in Eindhoven and Krakow, at Eindhoven it will operate 238 weekly flights on 31 routes carrying 1.7 million passengers per annum becoming its second base in the Netherlands following the opening of Maastricht last December, and its second Polish base in Krakow with two-based aircraft and 31 routes delivering 1.6 million passengers per annum.

Ryanair Spokesman Robin Kiely said "Ryanair is delighted to open its newest bases at Eindhoven, Krakow and Zadar, our 52nd, 53rd and 54th bases, with three further bases set to open at Chania, Fez and Marrakech this month, bringing our total base network to 57."

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Ryanair traffic declines by 1% in March


                                                     

Ryanair traffic declined by 1% in March carrying 5.4 million passengers with a load factor of 79 up 1% and in the rolling 12 months to the end of March it carried 79.3 million passengers.

Ryanair Spokesman Robin Kiely said "As previously guided, Ryanair’s adjusted March 2013 traffic fell by 1% over March 2012 as we grounded up to 80 aircraft. However, Ryanair’s load factor increased by 1% and we enjoyed a record 12-month period with almost 80m passengers choosing one of our ultra-low fares since March 2012."

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