Monday, 15 July 2013

Fourth consecutive month of Dublin Airport traffic growth

                                                   
Commercial Traffic up 4% 
The Irish Aviation Authority announced on cumulative basis, commercial terminal traffic for Shannon, Dublin and Cork airports for January to June 2013 was up by 1.0%.

Dublin Airport continues to grow, with commercial terminal flights up 3.9% in June. This is the fourth consecutive month in which growth at Dublin has been recorded.

However Cork Airport recorded negative growth of 6.1% reflecting the withdrawal of Wizzair services.

Shannon Airport had positive commercial traffic growth up 1% .

The June 2013 figures for the three State airports, when compared to the same month in the previous year are:

Cork Airport: -6.1% with an average of 68.5 commercial daily movements.

Dublin Airport: + 3.9% , with an average of 505 commercial daily movements.

Shannon Airport: +1%, with an average of 63 commercial daily movements.

Eurocontrol analysis of data for the June 2013, shows that five of Ireland’s Top Ten ‘Airport Pairs’ (from a billing perspective) showed growth (or neutral growth), when compared to June 2012. The most significant growth was for Dublin – Birmingham (+38.4%), London/Gatwick – Dublin (+17.9%) and London/Heathrow – Dublin (+12.4%).

According to Eurocontrol data released by the IAA in relation to Ireland’s major departing and arriving flows during June 2013. There was growth or neutral growth on 65% of these inbound flows and on 58% of these outbound flows, when compared to June 2012.

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New Gulfstream G650 for Denis O'Brien

Courtesy: Donal Morrissey 
 Irish entrepreneur Denis O'Brien has taken delivery of a brand new Gulfstream G650 M-GSIX c/n 6032 ex N932GA. The aircraft has a small tricolour on its tail fin. M-GSIX is replacing Gulfstream G550 M-YJBK c/n 5316 which is up for sale.

M-GSIX was delivered on Saturday 13th July from Gulfstream Aerospace HQ in Savannah, Georgia to Isle of Man to complete her paperwork before continuing to Dublin arriving at 1048 local.

The aircraft operated a local sortie to Cork Airport the same day departing 1128 staying on the ground in Cork for about 20 minutes, before taking off again to Dublin arriving back at 1255, becoming the first visit of a G650 to Cork.

The Gulfstream G650 list price is $65.5 million, carries eight passengers and a crew of four is powered by Rolls-Royce BR725 engines, is capable of cruising at Mach 0.85 at over 51,000 ft and has a maximum non-stop range of 7,000 Nautical Miles, the maximum specified speed for the G650 is Mach 0.925, which is almost the speed of sound.

                                     
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Minoan Air to end Dublin service


Mionan Air Fokker 50 
 In an statement on London Oxford Airport website Minoan Air have decided to cease flights to Edinburgh and Dublin effective 4th August. The service commenced on Wednesday 6th March.

London Oxford Airport is very disappointed with this announcement .The airport will be exploring all avenues to replace the carrier with another operator at the earliest opportunity.

Mionair operates to Dublin three times weekly on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

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