Friday, 17 January 2014

Dublin Airport's positive growth trend continues in 2013

                                                   
Dublin Airport 
On 15th January the Irish Aviation Authority reported 2013 was a positive year for Irish air traffic and saw strong growth at Dublin Airport. Traffic at Dublin Airport was up 4.5% in 2013.

In relation to international arrivals and departures in December, the commercial terminal traffic for Shannon, Dublin and Cork airports was up by +5.4% in December 2013. However Cork continues to show a decline of 7.4% in December reflecting the loss of Wizzair from May 2013.

This growth is expected to continue this year as Air Canada Route launches year-round service to Toronto. Aer Lingus launch new routes to Toronto and San Francisco and adds frequencies on a number of existing routes. Emirates Airlines adds a second daily service from September, Ryanair launches nine new routes and increases frequency on a number of existing routes.

IAA CEO Eamonn Brennan said "We are really encouraged to see such strong growth in our air traffic figures for 2013 and are confident that the year ahead will be even more positive. The traffic statistics reflect a renewed confidence in the general economy and in the Irish aviation industry, while the announcement of new routes in and out of Ireland is a very positive and welcome development".

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Turkish Airlines changes Dublin route callsigns

                                                   
Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-900ER 
Turkish Airlines has changed Air Traffic Control (ATC) callsigns on it's Istanbul to Dublin effective from 6th January 2014, reports a Dublin spotters group on Facebook.

THY1975 was THY9FT now uses new callsign THY13R
THY1976 was THY7GJ now uses new callsign THY6JX

THY1977 was THY1977 now uses new callsign THY44D
THY1978 was THY4EV now uses new callsign THY1NS

Credit: Sean Flynn

The airline uses predominantly a mix of Boeing 737-800 and Boeing 737-900ER's on the route,  and is to increase frequency from 10 to 12 times weekly effective 30th March, as part of expanded Summer 2014 schedule.

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Aer Lingus brings forward Dublin to Toronto route launch

                                                   
Aer Lingus 
Aer Lingus is bringing forward the launch of it's new daily Dublin to Toronto Pearson (YYZ) route in Summer 2014 ,using a Boeing 757-200 operated by Air Contractors from Sunday 20th April to Monday 14th April.

The early launch will release an additional 2,214 seats on the route.

The Boeing 757 is in a two class 177 seat layout Business 12 and Economy 165.

The first two Boeing 757s are currently being prepared for Air Contractors/Aer Lingus in Shannon Airport ahead of the launch of year-services from Shannon to Boston and New York JFK.

OH-LBR now EI-LBR was pictured by Eva Szilagyi in November at Shannon.

The flights are available for booking through its online booking engine as per screen grab below.

                                         

                                             

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Irish Commerical Aircraft Update w/e 17-01-14

                                                     
Courtesy: PA 
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/

B-9989 Airbus A320-232 c/n 2338 Tianjin Airlines Delivered  Seletar Airport-Don Mueang International Airport-Tianjin Binhai International Airport 13/01/14 ex EI-FDN.

EI-CZN Sikorsky S-61N c/n 61-740 CHC Helicopters Ireland Ltd/Garda Cósta na hÉireann Ferried Sligo-Dublin-Liverpool 02/3-01/14.

EI-ERH Airbus A320-232 c/n 2157 Livingston  ferried Dublin-Montpellier 17/01/14 for paint prior delivery to VivaAerobus.

EI-LIS Airbus A320-214 c/n 3492 Belle Air Europe Ferried Lasham-East Midlands 17/01/14 for painting.

EI-TAT  Challenger 605 c/n 5940 Delivered Weston-Shannon-Moscow Domodedovo 12/01/14.

N192AT Airbus A320-232 c/n 932 AeroTurbine Ferried Dublin-Keflavik-Bangor 16/01/14 ex EI-FDG.

N193AT Airbus A320-232 c/n 943 AeroTurbine Ferried Dublin-Keflavik-Bangor 16/01/14 ex EI-FDH.

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