Saturday, 6 June 2015

Connectivity enhanced at Dublin Airport as four new services commence

                                                 
United Airlines Boeing 757-200
Dublin Airport will have almost two million extra seats available this summer, which is an 11% increase in capacity compared to last summer. This summer is set to be the busiest yet since passenger numbers reached their peak in 2008, according to Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison.

A total of 21 new routes/services, comprising 16 short-haul routes to continental Europe and five new long-haul routes will be added in 2015. This week four new services commenced to Chicago, Cardiff, Paris Orly and Keflavik, as Dublin Airport expands customer base adding two new customer airlines Transavia France and WOW Air.

Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison said "This is a significant year for Dublin Airport, as we celebrate 75 years connecting Ireland to the world. This year, passengers can choose from 167 scheduled destinations from Dublin Airport to 15 destinations in North America, 25 cities in the UK, 122 destinations in Continental Europe, 3 African destinations, and 2 destinations in the Middle East.".

Flybe commenced a new daily Cardiff service on Monday 1st June operated by an Embraer 195,will be double daily later in the summer.

Transavia France commenced a new daily service from/to Paris Orly on Monday 1st June using  Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

United Airlines launched a new daily Boeing 757-200 to Chicago O'Hare on Friday 5th June operating to 18th August and operates double daily to Newark to 24th September.

WOW Air launched a new service from/to Keflavik on Tuesday 2nd June operating twice weekly Tuesdays & Thursdays, an additional Saturday service will operate for peak season using Airbus A320/1 aircraft.

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Ryanair announces significant Spanish expansion as claws back market share

                                               
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
In the first four months of 2015, AENA the Spanish airport operator revealed Irish budget Ryanair added 1.14 million passengers, growing 17.8% to 7.53 million. During this period, the Irish airline has increased it lead over Vueling by more than 800,000 passengers.

The rising passenger numbers can be attributed to continuing success of its 'Always Getting Better' improvement programme, launched in late 2013 to improve customer services and new Business Plus and Family Extra services.

The Irish airline carried 1.54 million passengers to and from Madrid in the first four months of 2015, according to AENA figures. This represents growth of 34% in a year, due to increased frequencies on existing routes and new routes.

In May the carrier announced significant expansion across it's Spanish network at bases Alicante, Las Palmas, Malaga, Palma, Seville and Tenerife South for IATA Winter season 2015/6 commencing 25th October.

Alicante-Hamburg  x 3 weekly from 26th October.

Alicante-Newcastle x 3  weekly from 27th October.

Alicante-Rome Ciampino x 2 weekly from 25th October.

Berlin Schönefeld-Tenerife South x 3 weekly from 27th October.

Hamburg-Alicante x 3 weekly from 26th October.

Hamburg-Malaga x 3 weekly from 26th October.

Krakow-Girona x 2 weekly from 25th October (extended from the summer program).

Krakow-Tenerife South x 2 weekly from 8th November.

Malta-Rome Ciampino x 5 weekly from 25th October.

Las Palmas-Bologna x 2 weekly from 9th November.

Las Palmas-Krakow x 2 weekly from 6th November.

Malaga-Berlin Schonefeld x 3 weekly from 28th October.

Malaga-Copenhagen x 3 weekly from 25th October.

Malaga-Hamburg x 3 weekly from 26th October.

Malaga-Palma x 3 weekly from 25th October (extended from the summer program).

Malaga-Santaigo x 2 weekly from 25th October (extended from the summer program).

Malaga-Warsaw Modlin x 2 weekly from 27th October.

Palma-Berlin Schönefeld x 3 weekly from 26th October.

Palma-Birmingham x 2 weekly from 26th October.

Palma-Malaga x 3 weekly from 26th October.

Rome Ciampino-Alicante x 2 weekly from 25th October.

Rome Ciampino-Malta x 5 weekly from 25th October.

Seville-London Gatwick x 3 weekly from 25th October (extended from the summer program).

Seville- Rome Fiumicino x 1 daily from 25th October (extended from the summer program).

Seville-Santander x 3 weekly from 25th October (extended from the summer program).

Seville-Santiago de Compostela x 4 weekly from 25th October (extended from the summer program).

Seville-Tenerife South x 2 weekly from 25th October (extended from the summer program).

Tenerife South-Krakow x 2 weekly from 8th November.

Tenerife South-Treviso x 2 weekly from 26th October.

Tenerife South-Wroclaw x 1 weekly from 4th November.

Valencia-Trieste x 2 weekly from 25th October (extended from the summer program).

Verona-London Stansted x 3 weekly from 4th November.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 06-06-15

                                                 
EI-BYO ATR42 Aer Lingus Regional 
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 : http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/
Dublin Movements Blog: http://notam-ireland.blogspot.ie/
Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists
Planespotters.net : http://www.planespotters.net/

EI-FGY Airbus A319-112 c/n 2891 Yaledell Ltd Ferried Istanbul-Dublin 29/05/15 ex B-6157.

EI-FIL Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44702 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 03/06/15.

EI-FIM Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 61576 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 05/06/15.

EI-FKJ Boeing 767-36N c/n 30853 Euro Atlantic Airways painted at Shannon 29/05/15 prior delivery to become CS-TKT ex ET-AME.

LY-ONJ Airbus A320-214 c/n 4203 Small Planet Airlines Positioned Kaunas-London Gatwick 29/05/15 ex EI-ONJ.

N240JT Boeing 737-4K5(F) c/n 24125 Jetran Ferried Tampa International Airport-Lakeland Linder Regional Airport 29/05/15 after freighter conversion ex EI-ETT.

SU-TCG Airbus A320-211 c/n 852 Almasria Universal Airlines Delivered Kaunas-Cairo 02/06/15 ex EI-FBV.

VP-BBL Boeing 747-45E(BDSF) c/n 27174 GECAS Delivered Teruel Airport-Griffiss International Airport  02/06/15 ex N852TM.

VQ-BUP Boeing 767-33A(ER) c/n 28043 Azur Air Delivered Shannon-Moscow Domodedovo 30/05/15 ex LZ-AWC/ET-ALC.

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