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 :
Dublin Movements Blog:
Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists :

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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