Thursday, 30 October 2014

Ryanair doubles Dublin to Rome frequency

                                                 
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."

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Friday, 17 October 2014

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 17-10-14

                                                 
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 Air Hong Kong as B-LDM.

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Saturday, 11 October 2014

Ryanair boosts frequency on Dublin to Kraków route

                                                 
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 one of the leading centres of Polish academic, cultural, and artistic life and is one of Poland's most important economic hubs.

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Cityjet returns EI-RJJ RJ85 to lessor

                                                 
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.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 11-10-14

                                               
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 B-LDM.

EI-RJJ RJ85 c/n Cityjet Ferried Dublin-Cranfield 06/10/14 returned to lessor.

9M-XAD Airbus A330-202 c/n 330 Saudi Arabian Airlines to Dublin For pre-check inspection    arrived 04/10/14 departed 06/10/14 ex EI-EWR.

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Jet Assist Opens Belfast International Airport Business Jet Centre

                                                 
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 Atlantic Eastern Seaboard, is a 24H, no night time curfew airport with multiple runways and is rarely closed even when Mother Nature is at her very worst.

                                                 
Image Courtesy of Jet Assist 
Jet Assist’s Managing Director Ian Morrow thanked Invest Northern Ireland (Invest NI), Northern Ireland's regional economic development agency who recognized that a Business Jet Centre is an integral part of attracting inward investment and promoting international trade & tourism. He went on to thank Belfast International Airport Chairman Mr. Graham Keddie & his team for “pulling out all the stops to ensure that BFS is a General Aviation friendly, efficient & competitive airport”.

Graham Keddie, managing director, Belfast International Airport (BIA), said “We are delighted to welcome Jet Assist to Belfast International Airport and I am confident that Ian and his team will grow and develop the business jet service here.  Jet Assist chose BFS because it is strategically located on the North Atlantic Eastern Seaboard, operates 24/7 with no night time curfews which is essential when operating in the business jet marketplace.”

Danny Kennedy, Minister for Regional Development, said “It is a real pleasure for me to be here to officially open Jet Assist, it is great to see young entrepreneurs succeeding in their chosen field and even more heartening to hear of the future business growth and job prospects.  I wish Ian and his colleagues every success.”

Early in the planning stage Jet Assist engaged Global FBO Consult, a Fixed Base Operator & BizAv advisory service, to guide them through the start up, provide business intelligence, media relations, personnel selection & training.

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Saturday, 4 October 2014

EI-FEF Boeing 737-8MD delivered to Ryanair

                                                 
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.

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Friday, 3 October 2014

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 03-10-14

                                                 
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 02/10/14 ex N637AC/EI-CSC.

OY-JRY ATR42-300 c/n 63 Danish Air Transport Ferried Dublin-Sønderborg 23/09/14 after wet-lease to Stobart Air.

YR-BAE Boeing 737-46N c/n 28723 Blue Air Ferried Naples-Bucharest Otopeni 01/10/14  after summer-lease to Meridiana ex EI-CXL.

ZK-NGP Boeing 737-33A c/n 27459 AWAS Ferried Christchurch International Airport-Faleolo International Airport 02/10/14 after storage.

9M-FZB Boeing 737-430 c/n 27003 FireFly Ferried Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport-Don Mueang International Airport-Abu Dhabi-Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen-Amsterdam-Saint Athan  02-04/10/14 ex EI-COK.

9M-XAD Airbus A330-202 c/n Air Asia X Ferried Cairo-Dublin 02/10/14 ex EI-EWR.

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Thursday, 2 October 2014

Ryanair doubling Dublin Base fleet this winter season

                                               
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 times and a new daily service to Cologne/Bonn.

Services on existing routes to Bucharest, Lisbon, Marrakech, Nice & Prague are extended on year-round basis.

It also plans to increase the frequency on a number of its existing Dublin routes, including Birmingham, Berlin, London Gatwick, Madrid, Milan Bergamo, Rome Ciampino and Warsaw Modlin.

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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Did you know Ryanair announced 39 new routes in September

                                                 
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
Lisbon-Eindhoven from 28th October
Lisbon-Hamburg from 26th October
Lisbon-Milan Bergamo from 26th October
Lisbon-Porto from 22nd September
Lisbon-Rome Ciampino from 29th March 2015
Lisbon-Warsaw Modlin from 29th March 2015
Madrid-Berlin Schonefeld from 29th March 2015
Madrid-Bratislava from 29th March 2015
Madrid-Bremen from 26th October
Madrid-Bucharest from 29th March 2015
Madrid-Eindhoven from 26th October
Madrid-Cologne/Bonn from 29th October
Madrid-Fez from 26th October
Madrid-Vilnius from 29th March 2015
Madrid-Warsaw Modlin from 26th October
Manchester-Eindhoven from 26th October
Manchester-Las Palmas Extension of existing service
Manchester-Shannon from 26th October
Milan Bergamo-Crotone from 26th October
Milan Bergamo-Lisbon from 26th October
Porto-Berlin Schonefeld from 26th October
Porto-Hamburg from 28th October
Manchester-Shannon from 26th October
Rome Ciampino-Crotone from 26th October
Warsaw Modlin-Athens from 29th March 2015
Warsaw Modlin-Lisbon from 30th March 2015

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Icelandic Carrier WOW air announces new Dublin-Reykjavik route

                                                 
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 add Dublin as a year-round destination. WOW air’s core mission is to lower airfares wherever we go. Given Ireland and Iceland’s close ties, I know that there will be a lot of people using this opportunity to visit each other.”

The agreement to operate a Dublin service comes after two years of regular contact between WOW air and senior executives from Dublin Airport, according to Mr Harrison. “Dublin has been on WOW air’s radar as a potential destination since shortly after the airline commenced operations and we look forward to working closely with WOW and other stakeholders to help grow this new service.”

WOW air will launch its new Dublin route on June 2, 2015 and will operate the service three times per week using either an Airbus A320 or A319 aircraft. Flights will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with a flight time of approximately 2 hours 20 minutes.

The flights will depart Keflavik Airport at 06.20 arriving in Dublin at 09.40, while the return flight will depart Dublin at 12.10, arriving Keflavik at 13.35.

WOW air also runs its own travel agency WOW travel, which specialises in low cost holidays, to and from Iceland. It will offer a range of Icelandic tours and destinations in the Irish market and will also sell package trips to Ireland in Iceland.

Iceland has enjoyed a tourist boom in recent years, due to increased air access, a devaluation of the local currency and a sustained international marketing campaign. Annual visitor numbers to Iceland increased by 20% to a record 807,000 last year.

WOW air was founded by Icelandic entrepreneur Skúli Mogensen, who has a background in technology and telecommunications. WOW air has grown dramatically over the past two years. It carried more than 400,000 passengers last year and is expected to have more than 700,000 passengers in 2014.

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