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Sunwing Airlines flies first 737 with new 'split scimitar' winglets into Dublin Airport

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                                                    Courtesy of Stuart McMillan  Sunwing is the first airline in Canada and the second in the world to commercially fly the second generation Aviation Partners Boeing Split Scimitar Blended Winglets. The Blended Winglets when applied to the existing "curved tipped" Blended Winglets, the Split Scimitar Winglet upgrade adds strengthened spars, aerodynamic 'curved' tips, and a large ventral fin, which improves performance and decreases fuel burn by approximately 7%. This summer a pair of it's environment friendly Boeing 737-800s are operating on behalf of TUI Travel group airline, Thomson Airways from Belfast International and Dublin Airport to sun destinations in Europe. On Tuesday 20th C-FTJH Boeing 737-8BK/W c/n Sunwing Airlines SWG9092 arrived Dublin Airport 2124 local to commence it's summer lease to Thomson Airways, entering service on Thursday 22nd  to Palma de Mallorca Departing Dublin at 06.02 on M

TUI Group launches Summer programme from Irish airports

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                                                    Thomson Airways Boeing 757-200  The TUI Group has launched it's Summer 2014 programme from Irish airports using a variety of  in-house airline including Jetairfly, TUIFly and Thomson Airways. The first charter service to commence this season was  Jetairfly from Cork Airport to Palma and Dublin to Corfu services commenced today. The flights will be flown on behalf of sister TUI Travel group airline, Thomson Airways. Belgium's Jetairfly is operating service from Cork to Palma de Mallorca Son Sant Joan using Boeing 737-700s. Canada's Sunwing Airlines Boeing 737-800s have been contracted to operate services from Belfast International and Dublin Airport on behalf of Thomson Airways. Germany's TUIFly is operating from City of Derry Airport to Palma de Mallorca Son Sant Joan using Boeing 737-800s. A noticeable destination absent from Dublin's programme is Sharm El-Sheikh. The Department of Foreign Affairs t