Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Ryanair's 10th brand new Boeing 737-800 enters service

EI-FIE Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair 
EI-FIE Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair construction number 44695 pictured above by Essie Josie arriving Dublin Airport on delivery Friday 13th March.

With this delivery the Irish low-cost carrier now has 307 aircraft in service.

This morning Irish budget carrier Ryanair's 10th brand new Boeing 737-8AS registered EI-FIE entered revenue service this morning operating RYR7256/7 to and from Madrid, later operating two sectors RYR1986/7 to and from Nates and RYR1958/9 to and from Nice.

The 737-800 is the best-selling version of the highly successful Next-Generation 737 family, the most reliable and technologically advanced airplanes in the single-aisle market. Ryanair operates the largest all-Boeing fleet in Europe with more than 300 737-800s in service and is the biggest customer for the airplane type, ordering more than 530 throughout its history.

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Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner to visit Dublin Friday 20th March 2015

Ethiopian Boeing 787 Image courtesy of Boeing 
This Friday 20th March an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner is to make an promotion visit to Dublin for the Irish travel industry,  ahead of the carrier commencing  services from Dublin to Addis Ababa and Los Angeles on 20th June. Dublin will become the 11th European city to be served by the carrier.

ETH700/1 will be operated as an once-off  flight to and from London Heathrow arriving in Dublin 1325 local and departing 1625 local.

The airline will operate to Addis Ababa and Los Angeles three times a week with the ultra-modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which offers unparalleled on-board comfort to passengers. Ethiopian Airlines operates a fleet of 11 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners and has a further two on order.

The airline is the fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa.  In 2014, IATA ranked Ethiopian as the largest airline in Africa in revenue and profit.  The carrier pioneered the introduction of the Boeing 787 in Africa and is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading airline group in Africa.

Ethiopian fleet operates a fleet of 72 aircraft including the Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200LR Freighter and Bombardier DHC8-400's.


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