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Ryanair doubles Dublin to Rome frequency

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                                                  Ryanair Boeing 737-800  Irish budget carrier today announced it's winter programme from Rome that will deliver more than 6.3 million customers per year at the airports of Rome Fiumicino and Ciampino. As part of an extended Rome winter 2014 schedule it will increase frequency on Dublin to Rome Ciampino to twice daily, using Boeing 737-800 aircraft, enabling business travellers same day return. Ryanair's Michael O'Leary said "Ryanair is delighted to announce a record advance bookings to / from Rome, for our winter 2014 programming begins this week with 47 routes in total - including 6 new routes to Athens, Barcelona, ​​Brussels, Cologne, Crotone and Lisbon - and with an increase in frequency of 19 routes linking Rome with the major European centers of business and with 10 other Italian cities."  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 30th October 2014 All Rights Reserved.

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 17-10-14

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                                                  EI-CPH Airbus A321-211 Aer Lingus  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/ Dublin Movements Blog: http://notam-ireland.blogspot.ie/ Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists Planespotters.net : http://www.planespotters.net/ C-FEAK Boeing 737-8BK/W c/n 30292 Sunwing Airlines Ferried Belfast International-Toronto 17/10/14 after summer lease to Thomson Airways. C-FTJH Boeing 737-8BK/W c/n 29642 Sunwing Airlines Ferried Dublin-Toronto 15/10/14 after summer lease to Thomson Airways. EI-FEG Boeing 737-8MD/W c/n 44688 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 15/10/14. EI-FEH Boeing 737-8MD/W c/n 44689 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 16/10/14. EI-OZK Airbus A300-622R(F) c/n 683 Air Contractors Ferried Dresden-Maastricht 09/10/14 for painting  for Ai

Ryanair boosts frequency on Dublin to Kraków route

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                                                  Ryanair Boeing 737-800 Irish budget carrier Ryanair is to boost frequency on it's Dublin to Kraków route as part of it's expanded scheduled from Kraków in Summer 2015. In Summer 2015 the carrier will operate 28 routes, boosting frequency on four routes to Dublin (7 to 9 week), Eindhoven (from 2 to 3 per week), Liverpool (from 2 to 3 per week) and London Stansted (from 14 to 16 per week). In total, the carrier will perform 108 weekly flights from Krakow base, with two based Boeing 737-800s. On Dublin route additional frequencies will operate on Fridays and Sundays from 27th March 2015. In Poland, Ryanair now has two bases in Krakow and Wroclaw, and at the end of this month will open new bases in Gdansk and Warsaw Modlin. Kraków is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century. Kraków has traditionally been

Cityjet returns EI-RJJ RJ85 to lessor

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                                                  Cityjet RJ85  Irish carrier Cityjet continues to reduce it's RJ85 fleet size, as EI-RJJ construction number E2347 named 'Hare Island' is returned to lessor Bae Systems, leaving 17 RJ85s in service. According to German website Skyliner aviation EI-RJJ RJ85 was ferried Dublin to Cranfield on 6th October. This aircraft was first flown on 15th March 1999 and delivered to Mesa Airlines as N522XJ on 29th March operated in Northwest Airlink colours. On expiry of lease it became G-CEIF on 29th May 2007. The aircraft was delivered to Cityjet on 1st February 2008 as EI-RJJ operated in Air France colours. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 11th Ocober 2014 All Rights Reserved.

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 11-10-14

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                                                OO-VLQ Fokker F50 Cityjet  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/ Dublin Movements Blog: http://notam-ireland.blogspot.ie/ Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists Planespotters.net : http://www.planespotters.net/ EI-EUB Airbus A320-232 c/n 1998 Livingston Ferried Verona-Dublin 06/10/14 on return to lessor. EI-EWO Airbus A320-232 c/n 2496 Livingston Ferried Rome Fiumicino-Dublin-Casablanca 06/7-10/14. EI-EXK Airbus A320-232 c/n 2502 Livingston Ferried Rome Fiumicino-Dublin-Casablanca 06/7-10/14. EI-FEG Boeing 737-8MD/W c/n 44688 Ryanair first flight 02/10/14. EI-FEH Boeing 737-8MD/W c/n 44689 Ryanair first flight 06/10/14. EI-OZK Airbus A300-622R(F) c/n 683 Air Contractors Ferried Dresden-Maastricht 09/10/14 for painting for Air Hong Kong as

Jet Assist Opens Belfast International Airport Business Jet Centre

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                                                  Image courtesy of Jet Assist  Jet Assist, the new FBO based at Belfast International Airport (EGAA) was officially opened for business with a ceremonial ribbon cutting by Mr. Danny Kennedy. Northern Ireland Minister for Regional Development. Branded as Jet Assist - Business Jet Centre the spacious facility specifically designed for the needs of business, private and state travellers is located next to the GA ramp, has its own security screening, seating for up to twenty five passengers, crew room, along with all the standard FBO amenities and represents one of the finest business aviation facilities on the island of Ireland. Jet Assist-Business Jet Centre has branded fuel supply through the Ascent Global Fuel Brand as a member of the World Fuel Services Network of FBOs and offers very competitive Jet A-1 fuel prices for both destination and fuel stop traffic. Belfast International Airport, strategically located on the North A

EI-FEF Boeing 737-8MD delivered to Ryanair

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                                                  EI-FEF Boeing 737-8MD Ryanair  Delivery number 2 for 2014 occurred for Ryanair when Boeing 737-8MD registered EI-FEF callsign 'Ryanair 800F' touched down in Dublin on Saturday 27th September at 1432 local. The aircraft is msn 44687 and carried hex code 4CA175. EI-FEF is the 350th Boeing 737 to be delivered to the Irish budget carrier. The aircraft operated it's first revenue service on Sunday 28th September as RYR9432/1 to and from Rome Ciampino. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 4th October 2014 All Rights Reserved.

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 03-10-14

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                                                  Boeing 787 Image courtesy of Norwegian  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/ Dublin Movements Blog: http://notam-ireland.blogspot.ie/ Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists Planespotters.net : http://www.planespotters.net/ A6-FDE Boeing 737-8KN/W c/n 40235 Flydubai Ferried London Stansted-Dubai 01/10/14 after summer-lease to Ryanair as EI-FEC. A6-FDF Boeing 737-8KN/W c/n 40236 Flydubai Ferried London Stansted-Dubai 01/10/14 after summer-lease to Ryanair as EI-FED. EI-FEF Boeing 737-8MD/W c/n 44687 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 26/09/14 (Aircraft No 350) EI-RJB RJ85  c/n E2230 Cityjet Ferried Dublin-Cranfield 20/09/14 on return to lessor. OM-GEX Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 29919 AirExplore Delivered Dothan-Bangor-Keflavik-Bratislava 02/10

Ryanair doubling Dublin Base fleet this winter season

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                                                Ryanair Boeing 737-800 Irish budget carrier Ryanair is increasing it's Dublin base fleet from 13 in winter 2013/14 season to 24 Boeing 737-800s in winter 2014/5 season, said Ryanair's Director of Operations Adrian Dunne at Royal Aeronautical Society Ireland Branch lecture last night in Dublin. Adrian added "Somebody is going to feel the pressure". The airline has revealed a notable expansion of its network from Ireland following last year’s government budget decision to abolish its unpopular €3 travel tax from April 2014. Ryanair’s network growth at Dublin clearly illustrates how Ryanair is adapting its business model with launch of Business Plus , and building frequencies across its network to better serve the business market while also attracting stronger leisure flows. This winter season the carrier is adding three new routes from Dublin to Brussels-Zaventem and Glasgow International operating three daily

Did you know Ryanair announced 39 new routes in September

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                                                  Ryanair Boeing 737-800  In a new feature will review Ryanair's new route announcements on a calendar month basis. As can been below over 95% of Ryanair's new routes announced are from primary airports, We wish to state this data is sourced from open media sources, press releases and Ryanair's booking engine. All routes operated Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Athens-Brussels Charleroi year-round service Athens-Rome Ciampino from 26th October Athens-Warsaw Modlin from 29th March 2015 Barcelona-Cologne from 29th March 2015 Brussels Charleroi-Bucharest (Otopeni) from 30th October Brussels Charleroi-Prague from 26th October Brussels Charleroi-Riga from 26th October Cologne/Bonn-Alicante from 29th March 2015 Cologne/Bonn-Barcelona El Prat from 29th March 2015 Cologne/Bonn-Riga from 28th October Cologne/Bonn-Rome Ciampino from 28th October Gdansk-Alicante from 29th March 2015 Lisbon-Bremen from 28th October Lisb

Icelandic Carrier WOW air announces new Dublin-Reykjavik route

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                                                  Image courtsey of Paul Doyle  Icelandic carrier WOW air is to launch a new year-round Dublin-Reykjavik service from next summer. WOW air will fly three times per week between Dublin and Reykjavik from next June, and will operate the first scheduled service between the two cities. WOW, which started flying in May 2012, is a low-cost carrier that currently operates 16 routes from its home base at Keflavik Airport in Iceland. Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison said he was delighted to welcome WOW air to Ireland and to add Reykjavik to Dublin Airport’s growing list of direct destinations. “We’re sure there will be strong demand for this new route, as Iceland has been growing in popularity as a leisure destination in recent years and Dublin has a long track record as a popular charter destination for Icelandic visitors,” Mr Harrison added. WOW Chief Executive and founder Skúli Mogensen said: “We are very excited to