Saturday, 3 March 2018

Aer Lingus 12th Airbus A330 Enters Revenue Service

EI-GCF Airbus A330-302 
Aer Lingus 12th Airbus A330-302 EI-GCF construction number 1187 operated its first passenger revenue service on Saturday 3 March EIN109 from Dublin to New York JFK departing at 1916 local.

The aircraft was delivered Toulouse to Dublin on 20 November 2017 as EIN2535 and performed a brief Dublin circuit test flight on 15 February 2018.  The aircraft is configured in 30 business class and 287 economy seats.

This summer Aer Lingus will offer a total capacity of 2.75 million seats in its largest ever North Atlantic programme adding an additional 177,000 seats.

On 25 March it will launch a new route from Dublin-Philadelphia route and from Dublin to Seattle on 18 May operating a total of 15 North American routes.

Aer Lingus will be deploying Airbus A330-300 capacity on Philadelphia route four times weekly. This summer Aer Lingus 12 strong Airbus A330 fleet consistents  of 4 A330-200s and 8  A330-300s bringing North Atlantic strength up to 16 aircraft (12 A330s and 4 B757-200s).

EI-GCF image courtesy @elevationair

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Ryanair increases fleet to 422 Aircraft in February

Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Irish budget carrier Ryanair added four new aircraft to it's fleet in February bringing it's fleet size to 422 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.

A further three aircraft EI-GDY, EI-GJD and EI-GJE deliveries where deferred from 28 Feburary to Saturday 3 March due to Storm Emma leading to significantly reduced operations at Dublin Airport.

EI-GDW Boeing 737-800 c/n 44814 Delivered 1 February

EI-GDX Boeing 737-800 c/n 44817 Delivered 2 February

EI-GDZ Boeing 737-800 c/n 44820 Delivered 16 February

EI-GJA Boeing 737-800 c/n 44819 Delivered 21 February

On 27 February EI-ENZ Boeing 737-8AS c/n 40308 was ferried Glasgow Prestwick to Ostrava for painting according to German Aviation website Skyliner Aviation.

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