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Portuguese carrier SATA International operates last Funchal-Dublin service

                                                    CS-TKK Airbus A320 SATA International  Portuguese carrier SATA International operated it's last Funchal to Dublin service today Sunday 10th November 2013, after the arrival of CS-TKP Airbus A320-CS-TKP Airbus A320-214 construction number 2011 operating RZO640 touching down at 1111 local. CS-TKP departed Dublin using positioning callsign 'RZO9641' at 1207 local bringing to an end an association with Dublin Airport which began in 1998 operating Boeing 737-300s on it's Funchal route. The Boeing 737-300s were gradually phased out between 2002 and 2005 and replaced by more modern and fuel efficient Airbus A320s. Irish Travel website Travel Extra reported "The decision by SATA is for fleet rather than commercial requirements using the craft to bolster the Azores route run by the airline". I enclose a link to Travel Extra's Sunday Supplement . The withdrawal of SATA International from the Dublin m