Sunday, 15 April 2018

EI-SIF Airbus A320-251N Delivered to SAS Airlines (Ireland)

Image courtesy of Airbus 
SAS Airlines (Ireland) has taken delivery of EI-SIF Airbus A320-251N c/n 8109 on 12 April to Stockholm Arlanda from Airbus in Hamburg Finkenwerder. This is the sixth Airbus to join the SAS Airlines (Ireland) fleet.

On the 10 April the parent company SAS Airlines Group placed an order for 50 Airbus A320Neo's for delivery between 2019 and 2023 replacing current Airbus A320ceo's and Boeing 737NG aircraft enabling the carrier to operate a single short-haul fleet.

The first 15 new Airbus A320neos, with deliveries from the spring of 2019 through 2021, have been secured through declarations of intent with aircraft lessors. The remaining 35 Airbus A320neos are planned to be delivered directly by Airbus up to 2023.

The Airbus A320neo has 15–20 percent lower jet-fuel consumption per seat kilometer compared to the aircraft being phased out of traffic. The aircraft will be equipped with SAS’s high-speed WiFi and new cabin interiors.

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Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-700 aircraft Delivered Through Dublin For ASky Airlines

ET-AVP Boeing 737-752 
This week saw two Boeing 737-700 pass through Dublin Airport on delivery to Ethiopian Airlines strategic partner ASky Airlines. 

The aircraft ET-AVO 737-752 c/n 33786 ex N714SY using callsign 'ETH9201' and ET-AVP 737-752 c/n 33787 'ETD9201' where in basic Sun Country Airlines colours devoted of titles respectively on 12 April and 14 April arriving direct from Indianapolis departing to Ethiopian Airlines hub in Addis Abba.

The pan-African airline ASky Airlines was established by the west African private sector, in collaboration with its strategic partner, Ethiopian Airlines, in 2008, holding a 40% stake. It launched operation in 2010 ASKY Airlines is based at Lomé-Tokoin Airport, Togo, and operates scheduled services to destinations throughout West and Central Africa.

ASky Airlines currently has a fleet of 4 Boeing 737-700 and 737-800 aircraft and 4 DHC8-400 aircraft. All of ASKY’s aircraft are Ethiopian registered.

ET-AVP Image courtesy of Sean Flynn

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