Saturday, 24 February 2018

Cityjet Takes Delivery of 21st New Bombardier CRJ900

                                               
Image Courtesy: Bombardier Aerospace 
Cityjet has taken of its 21st New Bombardier CRJ900 on 8 February as part of purchase agreement announced on 1 February 2017, with one further remaining to be delivery the aircraft will operate under wet lease in the SAS network.  The order is valued at approximately $467 million.

The aircraft EI-FPW MSN 15443 was delivered Montréal Mirabel-Keflavik-Stockholm Arlanda on 8 February entering service on 11 February as SAS1141 Stockhokm Arlanda to Kallinge.

The Cityjet CRJ900 order is significant for Norhern Ireland's economy as Bomardier Belfast design and manufacture the complete centre fuselage, nacelles and wing components for the CRJ900 aircraft.

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Cello Aviation establishing new Dublin Base

                                                 
Image Credit: Cello Aviation 
Birmingham based Cello Aviation, a VIP Charter carrier is establishing a new Dublin Base for scheduled charter operations using a Boeing 737-300. The carrier is currently hiring Boeing 737 Captains and First Officers and Cabin Crew for the operation.

Cello has carried most of the Premier League football teams, international football and rugby teams, top named celebrities as well as Royalty including the Queen who travelled on Cello to Ireland when she made her state visit in May 2011 using G-RAJJ Bae 146-200 E2108.

In Euro 2012 campaign Cello was contracted to take the Irish Football team to a pre-tournament training camp in Italy and games in Poland and the Ukraine using an Bae146.

Cello Aviation is part of the Gill Group of companies.

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Saturday, 17 February 2018

Ryanair Adds 52 Boeing 737-800s to fleet in 2017 Calendar Year

                                               
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Ryanair added 52 Boeing 737-800s to it's growing fleet in 2017 Calendar year for a total of  413 units as of 31 December 2017.

Interesting EI-FZY was delivered through Keflavik to Dublin on 2 September instead of direct from Boeing and the carrier commenced a new registration series with the delivery of EI-GDA on 2 October.

EI-FTK Boeing 737-800 c/n 44761 Delivered 19 January
EI-FTL Boeing 737-800 c/n 44762 Delivered 19 January
EI-FTM Boeing 737-800 c/n 44762 Delivered 25 January
EI-FTN Boeing 737-800 c/n 44764 Delivered 26 January
EI-FTO Boeing 737-800 c/n 44764 Delivered 28 January
EI-FTP Boeing 737-800 c/n 44766 Delivered 31 January
EI-FTR Boeing 737-800 c/n 44767 Delivered 31 January
EI-FTS Boeing 737-800 c/n 44768 Delivered 6 February
EI-FTT Boeing 737-800 c/n 44769 Delivered 20 February
EI-FTV Boeing 737-800 c/n 44770 Delivered 16 February
EI-FTW Boeing 737-800 c/n 44771 Delivered 20 February
EI-FTY Boeing 737-800 c/n 44772 Delivered 23 February
EI-FTZ Boeing 737-800 c/n 44772 Delivered 24 February
EI-FZA  Boeing 737-800 c/n 44774 Delivered 28 February
EI-FZB Boeing 737-800 c/n 44775 Delivered 12 March
EI-FZC Boeing 737-800 c/n 44776 Delivered 14 March
EI-FZD Boeing 737-800 c/n 44777 Delivered 29 March
EI-FZE Boeing 737-800 c/n 44778 Delivered 29 March
EI-FZF Boeing 737-800 c/n 44779 Delivered 20 March
EI-FZG Boeing 737-800 c/n 44780 Delivered 24 March
EI-FZH Boeing 737-800 c/n 44781 Delivered 30 March
EI-FZI Boeing 737-800 c/n 44782 Delivered 18 April
EI-FZJ Boeing 737-800 c/n 44788 Delivered 12 April
EI-FZK  Boeing 737-800 c/n 44783 Delivered 19 April
EI-FZL Boeing 737-800 c/n 44784 Delivered 20 April
EI-FZM  Boeing 737-800 c/n 44785 Delivered 22 April
EI-FZN Boeing 737-800 c/n 44786 Delivered 25 April
EI-FZO Boeing 737-800 c/n 44787 Delivered 27 April
EI-FZP Boeing 737-800 c/n 44790 Delivered 6 May
EI-FZR Boeing 737-800 c/n 44792 Delivered 10 May
EI-FZS Boeing 737-800 c/n 44789 Delivered 16 May
EI-FZT Boeing 737-800 c/n 44793 Delivered 16 May
EI-FZV Boeing 737-800 c/n 44794 Delivered 18 May
EI-FZW Boeing 737-800 c/n 44795 Delivered 19 May
EI-FZX Boeing 737-800 c/n 44791 Delivered 26 May
EI-FZY  Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44798 Delivered 2 September
EI-FZZ Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44796 Delivered 22 September
EI-GDB Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44799 Delivered 28 September
EI-GDC Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44800 Delivered 8 September
EI-GDD Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44802 Delivered 30 September
EI-GDA Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44797 Delivered 2 October
EI-GDE  Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44803 Delivered 9 October
EI-GDF Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44801 Delivered 11 October
EI-GDG Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44804 Delivered 17 October
EI-GDH Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44805 Delivered 24 October
EI-GDI Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44809 Delivered 2 November
EI-GDK Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44806 Delivered 7 November
EI-GDM Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44810 Delivered 7 November
EI-GDN Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44807 Delivered 11 November
EI-GDO Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44808 Delivered 30 November

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Saturday, 3 February 2018

Ryanair network growth resumes with 21 new routes announced

                                                 
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Ryanair announced a total of 21 new routes in January resuming network growth after a pause period since last major announcement in September of Frankfurt Main expanison and opening of it's new Memmingen base on 1st September. 

The latest expanision is significant in UK (Manchester) with 10 new routes including a new domestic route to Belfast International and key lesuire destinations with increased capacity on a number of existing routes.

The carrier announced 10 new routes into France from it's existing European Bases with a clear sign of intent the carrier is planning significant expansion. According to The Local France website the carrier plans to open four new bases in France by 2019 in a bid to double its traffic in the country over the next "three or four years" basing up to 30 aircraft with Nantes,  Toulouse, Lyon, Marseilles  and Paris Beauvais possible contenders.

Bordeaux-Valencia
Ireland West Airport Knock-BarcelonaGiorna (Summer Season)
Manchester-Agadir
Manchester-Almeria
Manchester-Barcelona Reus.
Manchester-Belfast International
Manchester-Cagliari
Manchester-Palermo
Manchester-Ponta Delgada
Manchester-Porto
Manchester-Rhodes
Manchester-Venice Treviso
Marseille-Bucharest
Marseille-Budapest
Marseille-Faro
Nantes- London Stansted
Nates-Seville
Paris Beauvais-Bratislava
Paris Beauvais-Malta
Paris Beauvais-Prague
Paris Beauvais-Thessaloniki

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Ryanair adds five new 737-800 fleet in January fleet increases to 418

                                               
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Irish budget carrier Ryanair added five new Boeing 737-800 aircraft to it's fleet in January bringing it's fleet size to 418 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.

In FY2018 the carrier is to take delivery of 50 brand new 737-800 aircraft and is scheduled to return three aircraft to lessors for a net fleet increase of 47 aircraft.

EI-GDP Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44813 Delivered 17 January

EI-GDR Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44813 Delivered 24 January

EI-GDS Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44811 Delivered 23 January

EI-GDT Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44815 Delivered 30 January

EI-GDV Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44816 Delivered 31 January

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Ryanair increases fleet to 413 737-800s in November 17

                                                 
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Irish budget carrier Ryanair added five new Boeing 737-800 aircraft to it's fleet in November 17 bringing it's fleet size to 413 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.

EI-GDI Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44809 Delivered 2 November

EI-GDK Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44806 Delivered 7 November

EI-GDM Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44810 Delivered 7 November

EI-GDN Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44807 Delivered 11 November

EI-GDO Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44808 Delivered 30 November

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Ryanair adds five new aircraft in October 17 increasing fleet to 408

                                                 
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Irish budget carrier Ryanair added five new Boeing 737-800 aircraft to it's fleet in October 17 bringing it's fleet size to 408 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.

In FY2018 the carrier is to take delivery of 50 brand new 737-800 aircraft and is scheduled to return three aircraft to lessors for a net fleet increase of 47 aircraft.

EI-GDA Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44797 Delivered 2 October

EI-GDE  Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44803 Delivered 9 October

EI-GDF Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44801 Delivered 11 October

EI-GDG Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44804 Delivered 17 October

EI-GDH Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44805 Delivered 24 October

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Ryanair welcomes 5 new aircraft into fleet in September 17

                                                 
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Irish budget carrier Ryanair welcomed five new Boeing 737-800 aircraft into it's fleet in September 17 bringing it's fleet size to 403 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.

In FY2018 the carrier is to take delivery of 50 brand new 737-800 aircraft and is scheduled to return three aircraft to lessors for a net fleet increase of 47 aircraft.

EI-FZY  Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44798 Delivered Boeing Field-Keflavik-Dublin 2 September

EI-FZZ Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44796 Delivered 22 September

EI-GDB Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44799 Delivered 28 September

EI-GDC Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44800 Delivered 8 September

EI-GDD Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44802 Delivered 30 September

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