Thursday, 6 June 2013

Air Canada Rouge first newly painted Boeing 767-300ER operates to Dublin Airport

Courtesy Sean Flynn
This morning Air Canada Rouge first newly painted Boeing Boeing 767-33A(ER) c/n 33423 C-GHPE made its maiden trip to Europe post scheduled maintenance and repainting in Tel Aviv , operating Air Canada flight ACA894/5 from Toronto to Dublin Airport arriving 0913 and departing 1121.

Air Canada stated the aircraft will operate for a short period Toronto-Dublin for Air Canada in June, prior to starting 1st July Air Canada Rouge's European routes between Toronto and Venice/Athens/Edinburgh and Montreal/Athens.

The Boeing 767-300ER aircraft is configured with 264 seats in a two-cabin configuration, featuring 246 rouge™ seats - including 14 rouge Plus™ seats with additional legroom - and 18 Premium rouge™ seats offering additional seating comfort, space and an enhanced meal and beverage service.

Customers seated in rouge™ and rouge Plus™ will be served a complimentary hot meal with a selection of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages.  Premium rouge™ customers will benefit from an enhanced meal service with carefully selected wines and beverages on fine dish- and glass-ware as well as being provided with a hot towel and snack service.

Air Canada rouge's fleet will be among the first in North America equipped to offer streaming in-flight entertainment to customers' own devices (laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc).

Dublin joins Air Canada's Rouge network as its fourth European destination from 1st May 2014 when it commences a new year-round service. Routesonline 23rd April stated in 2012 an estimated 88,000  passengers travelled between Dublin and Toronto.

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M-ABFP Airbus A320 Kingfisher Airlines at Dublin Airport

Courtesy: Damian C Bracken 
M-ABFP Kingfisher Airlines Airbus A320-232 c/n 2817 ex VT-KFL arrived at Dublin Airport on Thursday 30th May 2130 Local after flight from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen.

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

The aircraft made its first flight on 7th June 2006 July as F-WWDJ and delivered to Kingfisher Airlines 7th August on lease from DVB Aviation Asset Management.

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