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A day of Emirati Boeing 777 firsts at Dublin and Shannon Airports

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                                                    Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777F Courtesy: Paul Bannon A day of Emirati Boeing 777 firsts at Dublin and Shannon Airports as Dublin Airport hosted two first Boeing 777-300ER visits from Emirates Airlines and Etihad Airways, and the first visit of Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777F at Shannon Airport. This morning Emirates Airlines UAE161/2 operated by A6-EGI Boeing 777-31H(ER) construction number 38986, a first visit and the 70th different 777 to operate Dubai to Dublin service. Etihad Airways morning service from Abu Dhabi to Dublin ETD045/2 was operated by newly delivered A6-ETQ Boeing 777-3FX(ER) construction number 41700. The aircraft first flight 28th August and delivered Paine Field to Abu Dhabi on 27th September, entering service 30th September as ETD1 to Frankfurt. One our readers Jacob Struben noted the aircraft overhead Ireland on 19 October, eastbound off the Atlantic and trailing en-route Chicago O'Hare to Abu Dhabi