Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Ryanair increases frequencies and routes from Oslo Rygge

                                                   
Ryanair expanding at Oslo Rygge
Ryanair announced it will operate 26 routes, including 7 new winter, and increased frequencies on 3 routes to/from it's Oslo Rygge base during winter 2013/14. The expanded schedule will be operated by Ryanair’s 6 based Oslo Rygge aircraft.

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary said "Ryanair is pleased to launch our Norway winter 2013 schedule, with 68 routes, including 10 new winter routes to exciting winter sun destinations including Alicante, Gran Canaria, Malaga, Paphos and Tenerife."

The carrier launches seven new winter routes to Edinburgh, Frankfurt Hahn, Kaunas, Las Palmas, Paphos , Rzezow & Tenerife South and increased frequencies on existing routes to Brussels Charleroi, Poznan & Rome Ciampino.

The Canary Islands routes where prior announced on 30th April 2013 see my blog post Ryanair announces winter sun routes from Norway to Canary Islands,

                                         

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Lanzarote Tourism welcomes new Aer Lingus Shannon route

                                                   
Aer Lingus Airbus A320 
Lanzorate Tourism has welcomed the decision of Aer Lingus to launch a new route between Shannon and Lanzorate to complement existing services from Cork and Dublin airports, for this winter season, adding 8,000 seats to the market.

Ireland is the third largest market of Lanzorate followed by German and the UK.  A total of 120, 297 passengers from Ireland travelled to the Island between January and July. In July numbers increased 19.3% to 23,002.

This winter close to 50,000 seats will be available from Cork, Dublin and Shannon airports to Lanzorate with Aer Lingus operating a daily service from Dublin. The expanded capacity from Ireland is a direct result of a dynamic promotional strategy by Lanzorate Tourism.

The Minister of Tourism of the Cabildo of Lanzarote, Carmen Steinert stated "This initiative builds connectivity is a very important market for the island. Proof of this is that in recent years have been formalized major promotional and co-marketing agreements through the Board and the Society for Foreign Promotion of Lanzarote with tour operators in that country."

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Thomson Airways new Boeing 787 undertakes crew training at Shannon

                                                     
Courtesy: Paul Bannon 
Thomson Airways newly delivered Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner G-TUID began a series of crew training flights on 22nd August arriving 1129 and departing 1204, routing Doncaster-Shannon to Manchester returning later the same day.

The aircraft made subsequent visits on 23rd,25th, 28th, 29th August.

The first flight of G-TUID was on 31st July and delivered Paine Field to Manchester on 16th August.

Thomson Airways has four Boeing 787-8s in service (G-TUIA/B/C/D) with a further four on order.

Thomson 787 Dreamliner carries 291 passengers and is configured with 47 seats in the airline's Premium Club cabin and 244 seats in the Economy Club cabin.

Thomson Airways is part of the TUI Travel PLC and is the UK's third largest airline operating 58 aircraft.

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