Saturday, 8 October 2016

Ryanair welcomes 5 new aircraft into fleet in September

                                                 
Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS 
Irish budget carrier Ryanair welcomed five new Boeing 737-800 aircraft into it's fleet in September bringing it's fleet size to 360 Boeing 737-800s all delivered in a standard 189 seat economy class layout featuring Boeing Sky Interior with new slimeline seats and overhead lockers, larger windows, increased headroom and LED lighting.

The carrier will take delivery of a further 45 by end of financial year to end of March 2017. The aircraft are depreciated over a useful life of 23 years from the date of manufacture to residual value.

EI-FRV Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44747 Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 06-07/09/16.
EI-FRW Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44748 Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 15-16/09/16.
EI-FRX Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44746 Delivered Boeing Field-Keflavik-Dublin 21-22/09/16.
EI-FRY Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44750 Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 23-24/09/16.
EI-FRZ Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44749 Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 28-29/09/16.

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First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner visits Dublin Airport

                                                 

G-TUIJ pictured above landing Runway 10 credit to @elevationair.

G-TUIJ Thomson Airways yesterday morning made an unscheduled stop in Dublin en-route from Cancun, Mexico and Boston to London Gatwick operating TOM62 becoming the first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to visit Dublin Airport due to Hurricane Matthew. Interestingly this  aircraft is painted in the new TUI livery to advance of re-brand this winter.

The 787-9 is six metres longer than the 787-8 seating 290 passengers in a two class layout with range of 7,635 nautical miles (14,140 km) with the same 20 percent better fuel and emissions allowing airlines to grow routes first opened by the 787-8.

Thomson plans to take delivery of up to four 787-9 Dreamliners before June 2019.

This Summer Thomson Airways launched a new charter programme from Dublin to Cancun and Montego Bay for in-house brands Falcon Holidays and Thomson operated by Boeing 787-8.

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner has a list price of $264.6 million and is most popular variant of 787 through to September with a total of 577 orders and 152 deliveries.

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Volotea announces first Irish route from Verona to Cork Airport

                                                 
Volotea Boeing 717-200 
On foot of the recent World Routes aviation event, which took place in China where a team from Cork Airport met with a number of airlines to discuss potential opportunities for the region.

Volotea, the Spanish low cost carrier has announced it's first Irish service from Verona to Cork commencing in June 2017 operating weekly through the summer season until September.Volotea will fly a Boeing 717 on the route, adding 4,600 seats to the schedule of services next year.

Aaron Mansworth, IHF Cork Branch Chairman said "This is great news for local tourism in Cork and Munster. The additional inbound visitors to the region will further boost the local economy. The addition of new routes at Cork Airport over the past 18 months has resulted in increased tourist numbers."

Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director at Cork Airport said "We’re delighted to expand our choice of destinations with Volotea, a new scheduled airline partner. We have served Verona before as a charter destination but now travellers in both Munster and Northern Italy will be able to book flights online and this will increase tourism in both directions. 2016 has seen our traffic grow significantly and we are confident this growth will continue in 2017".

Pat Dawson, ITAA CEO, welcomed the route adding "Verona is a delightful city and a very relaxed place to visit and I would call on people from Cork to support this new service."

Volotea is a Spanish low cost airline headquartered in Barcelona with bases in France, Italy and Spain operating a fleet of 19 Boeing 717-200s and 4 Airbus A319-100s.

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