Sunday, 24 June 2018

Acumen Aviation CIO Amit Tyagi speaking at Ishka Aviation Finance Festival Dublin

First United Airlines Boeing 777-300ER visits Dublin Airport

N2135U Boeing 777-300ER 
United Airlines deployed a Boeing 777-300ER (N2135U) on the Newark to Dublin Airport route for the first time operating UAL23/33 on Friday 8 June in lieu of the usual Boeing 777-200 for operational reasons.  The Boeing 777-300ER is the newest aircraft in the United fleet entering service last year.

In 2015 the carrier officially announced the conversion of ten of their orders for the Boeing 787-9 into orders for the Boeing 777-300ER noting  that "The aircraft will provide attractive upgauge and range opportunities to the company at competitive economics." 

The carrier operates a fleet of 17 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with one aircraft outstanding from order book operating primarily on Asia routes from Newark and San Franciso hubs.

United’s 777-300ER aircraft features the new Polaris business class seat. Each Polaris suite-like pod will feature direct access to the aisle, a 180-degree flat-bed that measures 6’6” and 23 inches wide with infinite seat recline options and one-touch lumbar support, ample storage, multiple surfaces that enable passengers to dine while working, universal A/C power as well as 2-USB ports, a 16-inch high-definition entertainment screen, electronic privacy dividers for seats in the center of the cabin, mood lighting and an illuminated “Do Not Disturb” sign.

The Boeing 777-300ER aircraft is configured with 60 seats in business class and 102 economy plus and 204 economy seats. United Airlines is the third North American operator of the Boeing 777-300ER following Air Canada and American Airlines.

United intends to extend the life of all 21 of its Boeing 767-300ER aircraft and switch some of its Boeing 757-200 capacity from Transatlantic to US domestic routes and Latin American routes. United operates 757s from Dublin to Chicago (Seasonal), Newark (second daily seasonal) and Washington Dulles.

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Evelop launches new weekly Palma to Ireland West Airport charter series

Image courtesy of Evelop Airlines 
Spanish carrier Evelop Airlines has launched a new weekly Palma to Ireland West Airport charter series operating on Fridays from 22 June  till 24 August using Airbus A320 equipment on behalf of TUI. This is the carrier's first charter service to Ireland.

Donal Healy, Head of Marketing at Ireland West Airport said: “We are delighted to celebrate the inaugural service with TUI to Majorca. This is the eighth sun service to Spain now available from the airport and highlights the significant demand for sun services to Spain amongst people from the West and North West of Ireland. Palma has always been a very popular destination and we are delighted that TUI have responded to the significant demand in the region with the launch of this new weekly service. Furthermore this is a welcome addition to their existing weekly service to Salou and demonstrates TUI’s commitment to the airport and indeed the region and we have no doubt both services will continue to go from strength to strength”.

Charlotte Brenner, Marketing Manager for TUI, said “We are delighted to add the ever popular destination of Majorca to our programme from Ireland West Airport and believe it will prove a very popular choice for local holidaymakers.  Majorca has been always been a firm favourite and now it will be even easier for holidaymakers in the West of Ireland to get there with a direct flight on their doorstep. It is a superb destination for families, couples and singles alike and at TUI we can offer a huge range of resorts and hotel concepts to provide a holiday to suit everyone."

Evelop Airlines, branded as evelop! is based at Palma airport owned by BarcelĂł Viajes operating a fleet of 2 Airbus A320s and 2 Airbus A330-300s.

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