Friday, 31 May 2013

M-ABFN Airbus A320 Kingfisher Airlines at Dublin Airport

                                                     

This evening M-ABFN Kingfisher Airlines Airbus A320-232 c/n 2856 ex VT-KFM arrived at Dublin Airport at 2120 Local after flight from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen , after arrival it was towed to parking beside it's sistership M-ABFP between Hangars 5 and 6.

M-ABFN was registered to DVB Aviation Asset Management on 23rd April 2013 and is to be leased to SAS Scandinavian Airlines as OY-KAY.

The aircraft made its first flight on 18th July 2006 as F-WWIT and delivered to Kingfisher Airlines 21st August on lease from DVB Aviation Asset Management.

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Turkish Airlines introduces Boeing 737-900ER on Dublin route

                                                     

Turkish Airlines has introduced the Boeing 737-900ER on it's Istanbul to Dublin route since 25th April operating once weekly on Thursday morning THY1977/8 service occasionally on Saturday morning service.

In 2012 Turkish operated Boeing 737-900ER's to Dublin Airport on 8th and 22nd November and 4th December.

Turkish Airlines operates Istanbul to Dublin ten times weekly with three additional rotations added on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays from 26th March, building on the existing daily which saw it carry a little over 80,000 passengers in Dublin last year.

Turkish Airlines is further increasing frequency on its Istanbul-Dublin service for the coming winter season, details to be announced at a later date.

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TUI Group commences summer charter programme from Ireland

                                                     

TUI Group has commenced its summer charter programme from Ireland  for Falcon Holidays from Belfast International, City of Derry Airport, Dublin, Cork and Shannon Airports using Thomson Airways whom is subleasing Boeing 737-800s from Sunwing Airlines Canada and Aerkly Boeing 737-400 operating weekend charters from Cork Airport.

A new destination this summer is from Belfast International to Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt) serving Red Sea Riviera resort.

Thomson Airways sub-leases Boeing 737-800s from Sunwing Airlines Canada to operate its summer programme from Belfast International and Dublin Airport. Interestingly the peak seasons are counter cyclical for Sunwing Airlines and Thomson Airways, hence aircraft are sub-leased from Sunwing Airlines for european summer and in winter return to Canada to operate sun charters to the Caribbean and Florida.

On 21st May C-FLYC Boeing 737-8BK c/n 33029 Sunwing Airlines was ferried Trois-Rivieres Airport-Quebec City-Dublin followed on 22nd May by C-FYUH Boeing 737-8K5/W c/n 34689 Sunwing Airlines ferried Toronto-Belfast International.

Routes: 

Belfast International to Burgas, Corfu, Dalaman, Faro,  Ibiza, Las Palmas, Lanzarote, Mahon, Malaga, Palma, Reus.

City of Derry to Lanzarote, Palma.

Cork Airport to Las Palmas, Lanzarote, Malaga, Palma, Reus.

Dublin to Burgas, Corfu, Faro,  Las Palmas, Lanzarote, Malaga, Palma and Sharm el Sheikh.

Shannon Airport to Lanzarote, Palma.

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Flynonstop announces Kristiansand-Dublin route

                                                   
Courtesy: Flynonstop 
Flynonstop a premium Norwegian regional carrier is to launch a new route from Kristiansand to Dublin twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays from Thursday 31st October, using it's new 100-seat Embraer E-190 aircraft fitted with iPads to keep passengers entertained throughout their journey and In-flight meals are composed by Bølgen & Moi.

J7316 Kristiansand 1405 Dublin 1505 J7317 Dublin 1540 Kristiansand 1840 Thursday
J7314 Kristiansand 1120 Dublin 1220 J7315 Dublin 1255 Kristiansand 1555 Sunday

The carrier is expanding its network in addition to Dublin, Alicante and Stockholm will be added from October 2013 and Manchester and St. Gallen from January 2014.

Kristiansand is the capital of the capital of Vest-Agder county in southern Norway and a major business hub predominantly known for shipbuilding, oil and gas industries. The area is also known for its rugged coast, small rocky reefs and islands, busy summer harbours and white wooden houses.  It has been a hidden gem for outdoor activities in all seasons.

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