Sunday, 28 April 2013

A6-AFC Airbus A330-300 Etihad Airways Visits Dublin Airport


Etihad Airways' A6-AFC Airbus A330-343X c/n 1167 made its second visit to Dublin Airport yesterday in lieu of the scheduled Airbus A330-200 operating ETD045/2 arriving 0720 and departing 1030, having previously visited on 8th November 2012. The aircraft was delivered on 10th November 2010.

The Airbus A330-300 carries 231 passengers in total: 8 passengers in Diamond First class, 32 passengers in Pearl Business class and 151 passengers in Coral Economy class.

The first of Etihad Airways six Airbus A330-300 aircraft was delivered in late 2009 allowing services to commence initially on European routes from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow, Geneva and Paris CDG from the beginning of 2010 and later to Athens, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Milan Malpensa.

Etihad Airways operates Abu Dhabi to Dublin Airport Terminal 2 ten times weekly , from 2nd July 2013 its increasing capacity on the route by 34% with the introduction of the Boeing 777-300ER six times weekly on EY045/2 service providing an additional 900 seats each week.

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Norwegian Air Shuttle 'Wireless Internet on Board' Logojet visits Dublin Airport


Norwegian Air Shuttle has introduced this special “Wireless Internet on Board” on its Boeing 737-8JP/W LN-DYU c/n 39008 on the side of the fuselage the airline has inscribed all of the things you can do with this new onboard service. The aircraft visited Dublin Airport this afternoon operating NAX3606/7 from and to Copenhagen.

Norwegian has launched the first airline onboard service that makes it possible for a passenger to rent a wide selection of movies and TV shows on board. The service is available on the 60 aircraft that has the Internet installed.

Norwegian’s Internet service has given the travelers a sea of ​​possibilities: reading and writing email, update Facebook status, read the news and check the weather at the arrival destination. Norwegian passengers can now rent movies and TV shows directly to their e-reader, smart phone or laptop device on Norwegian’s 60 aircraft that are equipped with wireless Internet. Norwegian is the first airline in Europe to offer this service.

What the new service offers:

  • 40 films and 130 TV programs
  • Streamed directly to the passenger’s e-reader, smartphone or laptop
  • Streamed on a separate network on board so it does not affect the Internet speed for other passengers
  • €7 for hiring of 1 film
  • €7 for free access to all television programs for 24 hours

Passengers can access:

  • Log in to Norwegian’s wireless network board
  • Choose entertainment portal for movies and TV shows
  • Select movies and TV shows
  • Pay with a debit or credit card

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EI-EYA Airbus A319 Kingfisher Airlines at Dublin Airport


EI-EYA Airbus A319-131 c/n 2621 BBAM/Fly Leasing in Kingfisher Airlines colours, was previously registered VT-KFH with the Indian carrier routed Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Dublin Airport on Saturday 27th April arriving at 1523 local for for long term storage & maintenance joining the lineup of stored aircraft on Runway 29.

According to this aircraft had its first test on 23rd November 2005 and delivered to Kingfisher Airlines on 1st December 2005 and was put into storage after Kingfisher Airlines ceased operations on 2nd October 2012.

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