Saturday, 11 May 2013

Ryanair returns EI-DLL Boeing 737-8AS to lessor


                                                   

Ryanair has returned the first of four Boeing 737-800s to lessors this summer as EI-DLL Boeing 737-8AS c/n 33593 line number 1914 was ferried Glasgow Prestwick to Shannon Airport on 12th April as 'Ryanair 11P' in basic colours no titles on return to lessor Fly Leasing according to websites Flightradar24 & Planespotters.net.

The aircraft operated its last revenue service for Ryanair on 28th February as RYR772 from Dublin to Glasgow Prestwick according to website planefinder.net.

The aircraft was repainted in Nok Air colours registered HS-DBL and named "Nok Sanook” and re-delivered on Thursday 9th May Shannon-Ras Al Khaimah-Don Muang.

EI-DLL was delivered to Ryanair on 10th April 2006.

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Delta Airlines resumes Shannon New York daily service


                                                     

Delta Airlines this morning resumed its daily Shannon New York JFK route in conjunction with joint venture partner Air France KLM for summer 2013 the inaugural flight was operated by N718TW Boeing 757-231/W c/n 28486. DAL122 departs New York JFK 2120 arriving Shannon Airport 0855 DAL123 departs Shannon Airport 1050 arrives New York JFK 1255.

In 2012, Delta carried a total of 47,486 passengers between Shannon and US on its summer service, with an average load factor of 91% on the route.

Delta Airlines Senior VP Europe, Middle East and Africa Perry Cantarutti said "Our nonstop summer service increases passenger choice to and from the U.S. and the west coast of Ireland, supporting travel for thousands of holidaymakers and helping to give a boost to the local economy. Delta is offering customers even more travel options to popular destinations such as San Francisco, Orlando and Las Vegas and we are already seeing very positive booking figures for the summer months."

Shannon Airport Director Mary Considine:  “Having Delta back on our summer schedule is another significant boost to transatlantic services at Shannon and to passengers seeking to travel to and from JFK.  The fact that they have a load factor of 91% says a lot about the popularity of the service and the ease and convenience of using Shannon Airport.  We look forward to working with Delta on this service to make sure their passengers get the best possible experience at Shannon.”

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