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Ryanair returns Boeing 737-8AS EI-DPA to lessor

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                                                     Courtesy Sean Flynn Ryanair has returned EI-DPA Boeing 737-8AS construction number 33602 to lessor Orix Aviation. EI-DPA was delivered to the carrier on 16th November 2006. According to Planefinder it's last service was W-Routing from Prestwick on 25th October 2013 Prestwick-Paris Beauvais-Venice Treviso-Paris Beauvais-Prestwick (FR/RYR64/2326/4985/65), subsequently it was ferried Prestwick-Shannon on 15th November 2013 in basic Ryanair colours no titles to Shannon Aerospace. On 22nd November it was cancelled from Irish register taking up new registration VQ-BSS. VQ-BSS Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 33602 Orenair (Orenburg Airlines) was delivered Shannon to Bucharest Baneasa  on 20th February in still in basic Ryanair colours. The return of EI-DPA reduces Ryanair fleet to 298 units in service. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 28th February 2014 All Rights Reserved.

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 28-02-14

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                                                    EI-RJS Courtesy: Paul Doyle  EC-MAD Boeing 737-4Y0(F) c/n  25261 Swiftair registered Madrid 24/02/14 ex EI-STE. EI-DCL Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 33806 Ryanair at Maastricht 22/2/14-03/03/14 for re-painted into new Boeing colours. EI-FAZ ATR72-600 c/n 1139 Aer Arann  was noted at Toulouse 24/02/14  as F-WWED & in full Aer Lingus scheme. EI-FBB Airbus A320-233 c/n 747  Alpha Express Airlines Ferried East Midlands-Budapest 14/02/14 after painting. EI-FDV Airbus A320-214 c/n 2158 RAK Airways Ferried Dublin-Bournemouth 28/02/14 for painting. EI-ERH Airbus A320-232 c/n 2157 VivaAerobus Delivered Dublin-Gander-Monterrey 15/02/14 to become XA-. EI-FDP Airbus A321-231 c/n 1004 Onur Air Ferried Dublin-East Midlands-Dublin 14-24/02/14 for painting into Belgium Air Force colours to become CS-TRJ to be operated by HiFly. EI-LBS Boeing 757-2Q8(ET)/W c/n 27623 Air Contractors Registered Shannon 19/02/14 in full Aer Lingus colours ex

Travel Wifi revolutionising travel experience

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                                                  Image from Travel WiFi  Travel WiFi is a new start-up business specialising in WiFi solutions. They launched in July last year and the scope of the business is to help travellers avoid data roaming charges while availing of its own private and secure hotspot when traveling. We all experienced to some degree the shock of huge phone bills by the time we got home from our journey. It’s hard to keep on surfing the internet, checking emails, sending photos or listening music when away. The WiFi service provided at hotels can be a serious headache most of times: slow connection, limited data bundles and quiet expensive when the limit is exceeded. Also the explosion in tablets and smartphones has made connectivity even more important for travellers. This is where Travel Wifi comes in to help the traveller reduce data roaming costs completely while stay connected anywhere and anytime. The company provides Wifi solutions to anyone trav

Irish terminal air traffic up 6.5% in January

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                                                    British Airways Airbus A380 The Irish Aviation Authority announced Irish terminal air traffic grew by 6.5% in January. Dublin continues to lead the domestic recovery and has recorded its eleventh consecutive month of air traffic growth. There was an average of 1,148 daily flights during January 2014, with the busiest day being 10th January with 1,369 flights in Irish airspace. Ireland’s en route traffic (flights that pass through Irish airspace but do not land), decreased by 9.2% in January against a backdrop of extremely challenging operating conditions on the North Atlantic and across the United States. Peter Kearney, Director of Air Traffic Operations and Strategy said ‘Continued strong performance in our terminal business is very encouraging. Recent announcements by a number of airlines suggests growth will continue for the remainder of the year”. The figures for the three State airports are: Cork Airport : -2.5%, w

Irish Commerical Aircraft Update w/e 14-02-14

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                                                    Aer Lingus A330-200 The information contained is sourced  from a variety of sources, though particular credit must be given to the following sites, which are very highly recommended. Chris Witt/Skyliner : http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/ Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists Planespotters.net : http://www.planespotters.net/ EI-EEV Boeing 737-73S c/n 29080 Europe Airpost being prepare for delivery in Mexico City 01/02/14 to become F-. EI-ERH Airbus A320-232 c/n 2157 VivaAerobus to be delivered Dublin-Gander 14/02/13 to become XA-. EI-FBB Airbus A320-233 c/n 747  Alpha Express Airlines Ferried East Midlands-Budapest 14/02/14 to become YL-. EI-FBR  Boeing 737-4Q8 c/n 26302 ILFC  Noted Shannon 05/04/13 with Irish reg applied ex UR-KRE . EI-STE Boeing 737-4Y0(F) c/n 25261 Air Contractors Delivered Shannon-Madrid 10/02/14 for Swiftair. EI-TLP Airbus A320-232 c/n 760 Flying Fortress Leasing Ferried Dublin-Keflavik-Bang

Ryanair announces new Krakow to Gdańsk link

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                                                      Ryanair Boeing 737-800 Ultra low-cost carrier Ryanair has announced it will launch a new route from Krakow to Gdańsk from 1st July , operating three times weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, competing against EuroLot. Catherine Gaborec in Krakow with Ryanair said "The domestic Ryanair from Gdansk and Wroclaw to Warsaw Modlin are very popular and that we can offer a long-awaited route from Kraków to Gdańsk. Flights will begin on July 1 and will operate three times weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. There is no doubt that the new domestic connections would greatly successful in the Polish market and more and more Poles will see that flying with Ryanair is a cheap, comfortable and safe. In the past two years, Ryanair has become the leader in Poland, carrying more passengers than LOT." In addition to two new domestic routes from Warsaw Modlin to Gdańsk and Wroclaw start on 2nd April. Krakow Air

Shannon Airport to expand Hangar capacity to meet growing demand

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                                                    Shannon Airport  Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar, TD, has today said that he has been extremely encouraged by Shannon Airport’s start to life as an independent entity. The airport currently has 50,700sq meters of space in nine hangars, all of which will be fully occupied following the signing of contracts with Air Contractors. To meet a current request for near term additional hangar space, the board of the Shannon Group recently agreed to seek planning permission and to tender for the procurement and associated works of a fabric hangar of 4,300sq metres capable of accommodating wide-bodied aircraft. It is anticipated the new hangar – intended to be the first of a number of new hangars developed at Shannon – will be built and open for business by the end of the year.  The Airport has already had discussions with a number of interested parties in relation to the use of this new facility. Air Contra