Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Ryanair increases frequency on Top Five Dublin-UK routes this winter

                                                   
Ryanair Boeing 737-800 
Ryanair said today that it plans to add daily frequencies on its five main Ireland-UK routes from October in a direct response to similar flight increases recently announced by Aer Lingus for its winter schedule.

The airline said that from October 2013 it will add at least one additional daily return flight on each of its top five Dublin-UK routes to Bristol ,Edinburgh and Manchester from 1st November and Birmingham and London Stansted from 11th November.

Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary said "Confronted with incontrovertible evidence that competition between Ryanair and Aer Lingus has intensified, the UKCC has been reduced to inventing fairytale future ‘concerns’ that Ryanair has ‘influence’ over Aer Lingus or that this stake has or will lead to a lessening of competition."

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Aer Lingus Hub strategy drives long-haul performance

                                                   
EI-ELA Airbus A330-200 
Aer Lingus announcing it's Half-Year results this morning continue to show strong strength in it's long-haul strategy using Dublin as a Transatlantic hub providing connectivity with it's partners. The carrier has increased market share by 6 points from 48% to 54%.

CEO Christoph Muller said "Aer Lingus is pleased to report an excellent business performance for the first half of 2013. All key revenue metrics have trended positively with passenger numbers up 1.3%, load factor up 2.0 points and growth in fare revenue per seat across short and long haul. Our Q2 2013 revenue performance was particularly strong. We expanded long haul capacity by 16.3% in the quarter and successfully sold the additional seats, achieving a load factor of almost 95% in June."

In the first six months long-haul reported strong revenue growth of +15.6% and capacity increase of +10.8% year on year, with the introduction of seventh Airbus A330 increasing frequencies on routes to Boston and Chicago routes, carrying 488,000 passengers with a load factor of 79.1% up 1.6 points, with business class up 3.6% to 65.2%. It's average fare increased by 4.5% to €269.90.

In Q2 Long haul passenger revenue increased by 16.2% to €106.2 million while load factor remained relatively flat at 82.7% despite capacity growth of 16.3%.

Further growth in long-haul is planned for 2014 with the re-deployment of the Shannon Based A330-200 to Dublin Airport to re-launch SFO route and the damp lease of three Boeing 757 aircraft from ASL Aviation Group to increase frequencies from Shannon Airport to Boston and New York JFK and launch new Dublin to Toronto route.

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EirTrade Aviation acquires Boeing 737-500 for Teardown at Ireland West Facility

                                                   
Courtesy Boeing a B737-500
EirTrade Aviation Ireland Ltd. has completed the acquisition of a Boeing 737-500 aircraft which will be dismantled in their hangar at Ireland West Airport, Knock, Co. Mayo. This is the first 737 classic aircraft to be purchased by EirTrade for teardown and will be the third aircraft to be disassembled at their facility, this year.

According to website Skyliner Aviation N710DB Boeing 737-505 c/n 26304 ex LN-BUC was Ferried St Athan-Ireland West Airport Knock on 24th July.

EirTrade Aviation Ireland, Ltd was founded by a team of aviation professionals in 2010 and has its headquarters in Dublin,Ireland. EirTrade provides aircraft and engine tear down management,sales and consignment of aircraft and engine components and back to birth traceability on aircraft engine records to maximize their value.

EirTrade also offers storage facilities for Airlines & Lessor’s at their IAA Approved Dublin facility.

For more details contact marketing@eirtradeaviation.com.

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