Thursday, 7 November 2013

Avion Express LY-VEU Airbus A319 based at Dublin is wet-leased to Cubana Airlines

                                                   
LY-VEU Airbus A319 Avion Express 
Avion Express LY-VEU Airbus A319 construction number 1263 leased from GECAS, based at Dublin Airport for Summer 2013 season operating on behalf of Thomas Cook to a number of European sun destinations.

LY-VEU departed Dublin to Keflavik on Sunday 22nd September at 1458 local as NVD9705 to begin an new wet-lease contract with Havana based Cubana Airlines.

The aircraft subsequently returned to Europe. Dutch Aviation website www.skyliner-aviation.de reported LY-VEU was ferried on 25th October Lille-Kelfavik-Montreal on new wet-lease to Cubana Airlines.

The carrier is a wet lease specialist based in Vilnius operates a fleet of seven Airbus A320 Family aircraft two A319s and five A320s.

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Strong Aer Lingus long-haul performance

                                                   
Aer Lingus Airbus A320
Aer Lingus announced it carried 957,000 passengers in October down 0.5% compared to prior year.
The airline’s strong performance on long-haul continued through October carrying 100,000 passengers up 16.3% with a load factor of 80.3% down 2.7 points on a 20% increase in capacity.

On short-haul the airline carried 754,000 passengers down 4.2% with a load factor 75.4% down 2 points on an 4.3% reduction in capacity, reflecting end of seasonal summer routes and beginning of winter maintenance programme.

Aer Lingus Regional operated by Aer Arann carried 103,000 passengers up 15.7% and year to date 939,000 passengers.

The figures exclude traffic on Aer Lingus Virgin Little Red wet-lease operation.

Year to date Aer Lingus carried 9.276 million passengers up 1.2%.

Compared to the Association of European Airlines (mainly so-called legacy carriers) as a whole, the Aer Lingus passenger load factor was close on short-haul routes (75.4% v 76.2%) and lower on North Atlantic routes (80.3% v. 86.3%).

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