Friday, 4 July 2014

Aer Lingus launches charter series from Belfast City & London Gatwick to Verona

EI-DES Airbus A320 Aer Lingus 
Aer Lingus has commenced a new charter series between Belfast City Airport and Verona on behalf of tour operators Topflight and TUI. The service EIN4412/13 operates on Saturdays on specific dates using Airbus A320 equipment, on these dates of operation service to Malaga does not operate.

Aer Lingus launched a weekly Saturday charter series from London Gatwick to Verona on 17th May 2014 , the first service was operated by EI-EDP Airbus A320. At times of going to press details were not available of tour operator service is being operated.

Aer Lingus stated a key part of it's strategy is to grow market share in charter market "Aer Lingus gained market share in both long and short haul from LCCs, legacy, regional & charter carriers."

Aer Lingus has added additional capacity on a charter routes this year, following news Thomas Cook Group, terminated all its Irish summer charter operations from 30th April 2014.

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Stobart Air leases ATR42 from Danish Air Transport

OY-CIR ATR42 Danish Air Transport
Pictured above by Paul Doyle, OY-CIR ATR42-300 Danish Air Transport construction number 107 Arriving into Dublin Airport 3rd July 2014 as "Arann 042P" for an upcoming wet-lease to Aer Arann.

This aircraft at almost 26 years old is no stranger to Dublin as it was originally delivered new to Ryanair as EI-BXR in 1988!!

Since then she has plied her trade with Regionalflug, Brit Air, Islandsflug,Cimber Air, Danish Air Transport, Yangon Airways, Ceiba Intercontinental, and again Danish Air Transport.

Credit to Paul Doyle for his article.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 04-07-14

EI-LNG Boeing 787 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 :
Dublin Movements Blog:
Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists :

EI-FCM ERJ190LR c/n 19000230 SMBC Aviation Ferried Exeter-Norwich 03/07/14 for painting into Borajet Airlines colours.

EI-FCZ ATR72-212A c/n 1129 Stobart Air Delivered Toulouse-Dublin 03/07/14 in full Aer Lingus Regional colours ex F-WWEX.

EI-DVR CRJ900 c/n 15118 Challey Ltd Ferried Rome Fiumicino-Dublin 02/07/14 for Mesa Airlines.

EI-JRD Boeing 737-4Y0 c/n 24917 Air Contractors Ferried Shannon-Dublin 28/06/14 in all white colours and entered revenue service 01/07/14 RYR1908/9 T/F Gdansk ex ZS-JRD.

EI-JRE Boeing 737-4Y0 c/n 26065 Air Contractors Ferried Shannon-Dublin 29/06/14 in all white colours and entered revenue service 01/07/14  RYR442/3 T/F Liverpool ex ZS-JRE.

EI-LNG Boeing 787-8 c/n 35314 Norwegian Long-Haul Ferried Dublin-Stockholm Arlanda 29/06/14 after tail painting.

EI-ONL Airbus A320-214 c/n 4889 Air Contractors Ferried Bordeaux-Tripoli 03/07/14 for Afriqiyah Airways wet-lease ops ex 5A-ONL.

EI-REM ATR72-212A c/n 760 Stobart Air Ferried Shannon-Dublin-London Southend-Antwerp 02/07/14 after painting into Flybe colours.

N950LR CRJ900 c/n 15119 Mesa Airlines Delivered Dublin-Gander-Bangor 01/07/14 ex EI-DVS.

OY-CIR ATR42-300  c/n 107 Danish Air Transport Ferried Copenhagen-Dublin 03/07/14 for wet-lease to Stobart Air.

LY-AZV Boeing 737-7GL/W c/n 37233 SCAT Delivered Naples-Dublin-Vilnius-Shymkent 27-30/06/14 ex EI-IGP.

YL-MCA ATR72-201 c/n 212  Danu Oro Transportas Ferried Dublin-Tallinn 04/07/14 after wet-lease to Stobart Air.

LY-VEM Airbus A320-233 c/n 747 Avion Express Ferried London Southend-Barcelona 28/06/14 with Vueling Airlines titles on summer-lease ex EI-FBB.

TC-YAG ERJ190LR c/n 19000263 Borajet Airlines Delivered Exeter-Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport 29/06/14 ex EI-FCN.

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