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Ryanair considers further expansion from Strasbourg-Entzheim Airport

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                                                      Ryanair is considering further expansion from Strasbourg-Entzheim Airport for Winter 2013 and Summer 2014 announced Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary on a visit to Strasbourg yesterday to mark the start of two new routes to London Stansted and Porto from March 26th carrying 75,000 passenger per annum on the routes. Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary indicated their scope in future to increase frequency on London Stansted from three weekly and Porto two weekly to seven weekly rotations each. Last year Ryanair carried 8 million passengers in France on 195 routes from 30 airports accounting for 10% of its business. Paris Beauvais is the largest non-base airport on its route network with 47 routes carrying 3.5 million passengers per annum, and it operates a seasonal summer base at Marseille Airport Mp2. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 11th April 2013 All Rights Reserved.

Virgin Atlantic celebrates launch of Little Red service

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                                                      Courtesy: Virgin Atlantic  Virgin Atlantic formally celebrated the launch of UK domestic Little Red services last Monday 8th April with a launch party taking place in Edinburgh. Little Red operates 26 daily flights from Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Manchester to London Heathrow codesharing with Air New Zealand, Cyprus Airways, Singapore Airlines and South African Airways and connecting with a total of 30 airlines. Sir Richard Branson said "Today marks the start of an exciting new chapter in Virgin Atlantic’s history. Our product, service & flair are known throughout the world, and we’re thrilled to be bringing that to domestic flying. Virgin Atlantic Little Red is the next step on our exciting journey, allowing us to offer a more connected network which will deliver sustained & effective competition at home and around the world. We’re really looking forward to welcoming on board millions of passengers between Hea

700,000 extra seats available from Dublin Airport in Summer 2013

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                                                      Courtesy: Dublin Airport Authority  Dublin Airport will have an extra 700,000 airline seats this summer, with overall summer capacity up 4% this year, according to the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA). The transatlantic market will see the greatest expansion at Dublin Airport this summer, as all of the airlines serving Dublin from the United States and Canada are adding capacity. Overall, there will be an extra 200,000 seats on North American routes during the summer, which is a 17% increase compared to last year. The addition of American Airlines’ new daily service to New York JFK, which commences on 13th June  means that Dublin Airport will have 15 direct scheduled services to North America this year. In total, there will be 224 flights per week between Dublin Airport and North America during the summer season underscoring the airport’s strong connectivity to Canada and the United States. This summer, Dublin Airport pass