Monday, 10 November 2014

EI-FEG, FEH, FEI delivered to Ryanair

Ryanair Boeing 737-800 
Irish budget carrier Ryanair has added a further three new Boeing 737-800s to it's fleet from 180 aircraft order, increasing its total to 302 units in service.

These aircraft are purchased by Aviation Finance and Leasing S.Ă .r.l, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ryanair.

In fiscal year end to 31st March 2015 the carrier will take delivery of a further 11 Boeing 737-800s purchased under 2013 Boeing contract.

EI-FEG Boeing 737-8MD/W c/n 44688 Hex Code 4CA33C 'Ryanair 800G' was delivered Boeing Field to Dublin on 14th October.

EI-FEH Boeing 737-8MD/W c/n 44689 Hex Code 4CA33D Ryanair 800H' was delivered Boeing Field to Dublin on 16th October.

EI-FEI Boeing 737-8MD/W c/n 44690 Hex Code 4CA33E 'Ryanair 800I' was delivered Boeing Field to Dublin on 6th November.

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Flybe christens aircraft Belfast and Dublin in "Spirit of the Regions" theme

Image courtesy of Flybe 
British carrier Flybe has christened aircraft for Belfast and Dublin in "Spirit of the Regions" theme to coincide launching it's new London City base.

The carrier will deploy five DHC8-400s from London City to serve to serve Edinburgh and Dublin four times daily, Belfast and Exeter three times a day and Inverness twice daily services starting 27th October and plans to attract about 500,000 passengers a year.

Later routes to skiing regions and other vacation destinations in France and Spain will follow.

“We are delighted to re-enter the London market at London’s most convenient airport following a rigorous profitability analysis utilizing our strict route assessment model " said Flybe Chief Executive Officer Saad Hammad.

"This is a first for Belfast to have an aircraft named in its honour and I am delighted to have been able to perform the ceremony.  Whilst "Spirit of Belfast's" first stop is in London, in future it will be a unique way of promoting the City throughout Flybe's network across the UK, Ireland and the rest of Europe." said Lord Mayor of Belfast Nichola Mallon.

Flybe expects annually 98,0000 passengers will use the new route between Belfast City and London City and 100,000 passengers between Dublin and London City.

G-FLBD DHC-8-402 c/n 4259 Spirit of Inverness

G-FLBE DHC-8-402 c/n 4261 Spirit of Exeter

G-JEDP DHC-8-402 c/n 4085 Spirit of Belfast

G-JEDR DHC-8-402 c/n 4087 Spirit of Dublin

G-JEDT DHC-8-402 c/n 4088 Spirit of Edinburgh

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Flybe signs codeshare agreement with Aer Lingus

Image courtesy of Flybe 
Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline, has announced a new codeshare agreement with Dublin-based Aer Lingus which, with immediate effect.

The partnership with Aer Lingus now enables Flybe customers travelling from Exeter, Inverness, Southend and Southampton to access, via a single stop in Dublin, an even wider range of destinations across North America and Canada. Aer Lingus' north Atlantic network includes 10 daily flights across the Atlantic to Boston, New York, San Francisco, Orlando, Chicago and Toronto.

This codeshare agreement also extends to those travelling on Flybe franchise partner flights to Dublin from Donegal with Loganair and Flybe's joint operation from Southend with Stobart Air.

Stephen Kavanagh, Aer Lingus Chief Strategy and Planning Officer, added "We are delighted to join forces with Flybe as a connecting codeshare partner. The combination of our services will give both airlines increased network reach and will help Aer Lingus to further develop our transatlantic hub at Dublin to the benefit of customers in the U.K and the U.S."

Paul Simmons, Flybe's Chief Commercial Officer, said "Our new codeshare agreement with Aer Lingus is another exciting development for Flybe and we are delighted to be working with such an excellent and well-respected airline.  It further demonstrates our commitment to providing seamless connectivity from the regions of the UK, which means passengers do not have to face long road or rail journeys to the UK's south east hub airports."

Flybe's current portfolio of five existing codeshare partnerships, namely those with Air France, British Airways, Etihad, Finnair and KLM, along with 17 interline partners that includes Emirates, Virgin Atlantic, Delta, Air Portugal and Qatar Airways.

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