Friday, 12 April 2013

Norwegian launches it's new Dublin-Helsinki route


                                                   
Courtesy Norwegian 
Norwegian this evening launched its new twice weekly year-round Dublin to Helsinki Vantaa Airport service  operating on Fridays and Mondays using Boeing 737-800s. The inaugural flight NAX5824/5 was operated by LN-NOX Boeing 737-8JP/W c/n 37818 in Christian Krohg livery.

Helsinki is Norwegian's third route from Dublin in addition to Copenhagen and Oslo.

Tourism Ireland CEO Niall Gibbons stated when the route was announced on 21st December last that "Tourism Ireland is committed to working with Norwegian, Dublin Airport and other tourism interests to drive demand for this new service, and all other services to the island of Ireland, and to help maintain our vital network of routes and services.Mainland Europe – including the Nordic region – is an increasingly important market for Irish tourism and in 2013 Tourism Ireland aims to welcome almost 2.5 million European visitors."

Norwegian Air Shuttle now branded as Norwegian launched it's Dublin to Copenhagen and Oslo routes on 21st August 2009, Norwegian operates from Dublin Airport Terminal 1.

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VQ-BMO Airbus A319-111 Sky Airline at Dublin Airport


                                                     
Courtesy Paul Doyle 
VQ-BMO Airbus A319-111 c/n 2214 of Chilean carrier Sky Airline arrived back at Dublin Airport at 1540 today  following repaint by Eirtech Aviation in Shannon, the aircraft will be re-registered CC-AIY.

Built in 2004 and delivered new to Easyjet Airlines as G-EZEJ, then spend time with Russian carriers Sky Express and Kuban Airlines in an anonymous all white scheme. Following the demise of Kuban Airlines, the aircraft was ferried to Dublin on 12th December 2012 and put into storage.

This Blog post is courtesy of Paul Doyle follow at: @elevationair 

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EI-EZW Airbus A320 Delivered to Aer Lingus


                                                     
Courtesy Paul Doyle 
Aer Lingus has taken delivery of its second Airbus A320 to be leased from Shannon based aircraft leasing company GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS).

EI-EZW Airbus A320-214 c/n 1983 Aer Lingus ex I-EEZF in full Virgin Atlantic colours for Little Red service prior to wet-lease was delivered Singapore-Male International-Abu Dhabi-Sofia-Dublin on 10 & 11th April arriving at Dublin Airport at 1420 yesterday.

The aircraft is named 'Rosie Lee' with Hex code 4CAAC9. This the fourth of four A320's being leased from Aer Lingus to the UK carrier for their "Little Red" operations.

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