Monday, 4 August 2014

Ryanair deploys leased FlyDubai Boeing 737-800 EI-FED on Irish route network

EI-FED Boeing 737-8KN/W Ryanair 
Irish ultra low cost carrier Ryanair has dry-leased three Boeing 737-800s from Dubai-based LCC, flydubai, EI-FEB c/n 40234 ex A6-FDD, EI-FEC c/n 40235 ex A6-FDE, EI-FED c/n 40236 ex A6-FDF.  These aircraft are based at London Stansted until mid september operated in a hybrid colour scheme and crewed by Ryanair.

A6-FDD is owned by Avolon Aerospace, A6-FDE is owned by AWAS, and A6-FDF is owned by GECAS.

These 737-800s were prominently tasked from Ryanair's route network from London Stansted to destinations in Eastern and Southern Europe.

The first deployment of Flydubai 737s onto it's Irish route network occurred on Tuesday 23rd July as EI-FED Boeing 737-8KN/W c/n 40236 operated RYR225/294 from London Stansted to Dublin Airport.

This bank holiday weekend EI-FED visited Cork Airport on Friday 1st August on RYR905/6 service and Saturday 2nd August operated RYR103/4 service to Shannon Airport.

Leasing firms either headquartered in Ireland or with a significant presence here placed aircraft with Flydubai. According to planespotters database list Avolon Aerospace, AWAS,  BBAM, GECAS, MCAP, Pembroke and SMBC.

Flyduabi has a fleet of 39 Boeing 737-800s with a further 21 on order . The carrier finalized an order on 6th January, for 75 737 MAX 8s and 11 Next-Generation 737-800s, valued at $8.8 billion at list prices.

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