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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 28 May

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 28 May

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Emirates Airlines Targets 85% Load Factor on Dublin Route

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                                                  Emirates Airlines Boeing 777-31H(ER) At media briefing in Dublin this week Emirates’ Country Manager Enda Corneille has said that Ireland has been a “stellar” performer for the airline. He added 'If I look out to the future over the next five or six months our advance bookings are 8 to 10 points ahead of last year,” despite fierce competition eastbound from Dublin with the arrival of Qatar Airways with the imminent arrival of Cathay Pacific and Hainan into the market. “We may look at increasing frequency into next year but at the moment it’s about nudging that seat factor higher. It’s at 80 but I think we can get to 85,” As the Irish economy strengthens Emirates Airlines is seeing demand growing in a number of market segments for adventure-seekers in Thailand and Vietnam and Honeymoon and VFR markets and leisure passengers upgrading to business product for the experience. It's sister company Emirates Holidays Irela

Laudamotion Massive Winter Expansion sees new Dublin route

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                                                Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons  Laudamotion Ryanair Austrian partner has announced it's doubling fleet from 4 to 8 Airbus A320/1 aircraft this winter season enabling the carrier to significantly grow its city network from Vienna to operate a total of 29 destinations. New destinations added are a mix of primary and secondary airports leveraging scale with Ryanair to Amman, Barcelona, Bologna, Burchaest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Krakow, Larnaca, London Stansted, Malaga, Madrid, Milan Bergamo, Rome-Fiumicino and Seville. The carrier will operate a daily service to Dublin competing against Aer Lingus daily service. Laudamotion currently flies with nine Airbus aircraft leased from Lufthansa and is expected to operate up to 10 Boeing 737-800s on lease from Ryanair this summer season. Niki Lauda plans a relaunch of the Laudamotion brand next winter and aims to carry 1.8 million passengers per annum from Vienna. Irish Aviation

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 21 May

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 21 May

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Aviofit hosts War of the Airlines (WOA) in Dublin 8 September

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                                                The War of the Airlines is a fun, but challenging, fitness event hosted by Aviofit, a company focusing primarily on Aviator’s mental & physical well being, supported by the leading European Airlines. The venue is Morton Stadium Santry on Saturday 8 September running from 0900 to 1430 hours. The event is designed for all fitness levels, with a focus on teamwork. Valentina Fitzpatrick Aviofit Founder & CEO said "We no longer need talking when it comes to the measures we can adopt to create new & modern solutions to our human issues in Aviation, we need sustainable actions!. My core believe and aim is to create a new training & education system within the Airlines/training structures to support fully Aviators mentally & emotionally. Ideally I see AvioFit as a satellite entity between regulations/Airlines & Aero-medical, in complete support to Pilots & CCM." The Airline team who accumulates the

Air Italy takes delivery of first Irish Registered Boeing 737 MAX 8

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                                                  EI-GFY Boeing 737 MAX 8 Air Italy  Air Italy took delivery of it's first Irish Registered Boeing 737 MAX 8 EI-GFY construction number  64605 on Monday 14 May. The aircraft was delivered Paine Field direct to Shannon Airport and onwards to Milan Malpensa.                             Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said  “It is truly a remarkable moment to be witnessing the launch of a new era in Italian aviation. The touchdown of Air Italy’s first Boeing B737 Max in new livery at Milan marks the beginning of a new travel experience for the people of Italy. Not only are we pleased to be part of this memorable moment, but we are delighted to be supporting it by leasing Air Italy with five Airbus A330-200 aircraft this year from the Qatar Airways fleet.” The new Boeing 737 Max aircraft features modern and spacious cabins, superior operating economics and a greater fuel efficiency. The air

Aer Lingus enhances Dublin Hub connectivity with new Seattle route

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                                                  Aer Lingus Airbus A330-200 Aer Lingus Friday 18 May inaugurated a new route from Dublin to Seattle operated by EI-DAA Airbus A330-200.  The new Dublin-Seattle service will operate four times weekly (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday),  year-round, with 2,218 seats available each week. Seattle is the second new transatlantic route for summer 2018, following the launch of Dublin-Philadelphia in March.  Since joining International Airlines Group (IAG) in 2015, Aer Lingus has launched six new North American services to Hartford, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, Philadelphia and Seattle, marking the largest ever transatlantic expansion in the airline’s history. The new Seattle route will be maximized for connectivity with Aer Lingus enabling onward connections from Dublin to 24 other cities including Berlin, Edinburgh, Brussels and Hamburg and from Seattle with an interline agreement with Alaska Airlines. Aer Lingus Chief Operating

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 14 May

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 14 May

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EI-GEY Airbus A330-202 Aer Lingus Operates Inaugural North American Service

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                                                EI-GEY Airbus A330-202 Aer Lingus  EI-GEY Airbus A330-202 c/n 441 Aer Lingus named 'St Beineon' today Sunday 13 May operated its Inaugural North American service as EIN119 from Dublin to Washington Dulles departing at 1339 Local. This summer season the carrier will operate it's largest ever Airbus A330 operation on the North Atlantic with a 13 fleet consisting of 5 A330-200s and 8  A330-300s in a two class configuration on a growing North American network also on seasonal sun routes to Faro and Malaga. A330-200 Fleet List: EI-DAA Airbus A330-202 c/n 397 EI-DUO Airbus A330-202 c/n 841 EI-EWR Airbus A330-202 c/n 330 EI-GEY Airbus A330-202 c/n 441 EI-LAX Airbus A330-202 c/n 269 A330-300 Fleet List: EI-DUZ Airbus A330-302 c/n 847 EI-EAV Airbus A330-302 c/n 985 EI-EDY Airbus A330-302 c/n 1025 EI-ELA Airbus A330-302 c/n 1106 EI-FNG Airbus A330-302 c/n 1742 EI-FNH Airbus A330-302 c/n 1744 EI-GAJ Airbus A330

Ryanair's Polish subsidiary Ryanair Sun commences operations

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                                                Ryanair Boeing 737-800  The new Ryanair Polish charter subsidiary Ryanair Sun commenced operations on 26 April with inaugural flight from Ponzan to Zakynthos (Greece) operated by SP-RSA Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44686 ex EI-FEE in standard Ryanair colours with Polish flag next to registration. Ryanair Sun callsign is "Magic Sun" and ICAO designation RYS the airline will operate charter flights from airports in Katowice, Poznan, Warsaw - Modlin and Wroclaw  There are two aircraft in Warsaw - Modlin, and the remaining airports are one aircraft bases. Ryanair Sun plans to operate flights for Polish tour operator, Grecos Holiday, to Athens, Chania, Kefalonia, Heraklion, and Thessaloniki. A similar agreement was signed with TUI, with 240 flights per week planned. The carrier plans to become the leading charter in Polish market, as it expands its fleet to 5 by end of year growing to 15 aircraft in 2019, and 25 aircraft in 2020.

EI-GEY Airbus A330-202 Aer Lingus Enters Service to Bilbao Ahead of Launch of New Seattle Route

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                                                  EI-GEY Airbus A330-202 Aer Lingus  This year Aer Lingus total capacity to and from North America for 2018 will reach a total of  2.75 million seats with an extra 177,000 added as frequencies from Dublin to Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco and two new routes added to Philadelphia and Seattle. In anticipation of the launch of the new Dublin to Seattle commencing next Friday 18 May operating four times weekly the carrier has added the 13th Airbus A330 to its growing North American fleet. The aircraft registered EI-GEY Airbus A330-202 c/n 441 was registered at Dublin on 5th April and entered service yesterday Friday 11 May operating an extra sector on the Dublin-Bilbao route as EIN2750 and then positioned back to Dublin as EIN2993. The aircraft is former Qatar Airways A7-ACH on a five year lease from Castlelake and is named 'St Beineon'. This summer Aer Lingus will operate a 13 strong Airbus A330 fleet consisting

Acumen Aviation CCO Eamonn Cronin to moderate Aircraft Lease Transitions Panel at Dublin Aviation Summit

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Acumen’s Marco Clalüna successfully qualifies as ISTAT Appraiser

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 8 May

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 8 May

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Ryanair increases fleet to 441 aircraft in April with a further six to be delivered

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                                                    Ryanair Boeing 737-800 Irish budget carrier Ryanair added five brand new Boeing 737-800 aircraft to its fleet in April increasing fleet to 441 units. The Dublin-based low cost carrier is the largest 737-800 global customer and the largest Boeing operator in Europe. Last month, Ryanair took delivery of its 500th Boeing 737-800. EI-GJN Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44838 Delivered 12 April EI-GJO Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44833 Delivered 20 April EI-GJP Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44834 Delivered 24 April EI-GJR Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44835 Delivered 27 April EI-GJS Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44836 Delivered 27 April According to open source aviation website Planespotters.net a further six Boeing 737-800 are due for delivery: EI-GJV c/n 44832 EI-GJW c/n 44843 EI-GJX c/n 44845 EI-GJY c/n 44839 EI-GJZ c/n 44840 The six aircraft EI-GSA c/n 44841 is the first of new registration sequence. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 6 May 2018 All Rights Reserved

Aer Lingus commences ASL Airlines Boeing 737-300 wet-lease operation from Belfast City Base

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                                                EI-STA Boeing 737-31S ASL Airlines  Aer Lingus commenced it's wet-lease of EI-STA Boeing 737-31S c/n 24097 ASL Airlines (Ireland) (Air Contractors) from Belfast City on 1 May for the summer season. The aircraft positioned from Dublin to Belfast City as ABR002P. The aircraft operates daily rotations to Faro (EIN72/3) and Malaga (EIN948/9) enabling Aer Lingus to redeploy the based Airbus A320 to Dublin enabling the carrier operate increased frequency on existing routes. To support the Aer Lingus operation ASL Airlines is basing a licenced engineer for line maintenance or Flying Spanner Duties at Belfast City. ASL Airlines has partnered with Aer Lingus since 2014 operating four Boeing 757-200s on wet-lease with two based in Dublin operating selective services on Hartford, Philadelphia and Washington Dulles routes and two in Shannon operating Boston and New York routes and provided EI-STA Boeing 737-31S to operate Aer Lingus s