Sunday, 14 October 2018

ASL Airlines Boeing 737-300 EI-STA completes Aer Lingus wet-lease operation

EI-STA Boeing 737-31S ASL Airlines 
ASL Airlines (Ireland) Boeing 737-31S EI-STA c/n 240097 has completed its summer wet-lease operation to Aer Lingus from Belfast City Airport. On Sunday 7 October the aircraft operated its final Aer Lingus revenue service was EIN949 From Malaga to Belfast City (BHD).

The aircraft positioned Belfast City (BHD) to Shannon on Monday 8 October as ABR001P.

The aircraft first revenue service with ASL Airlines on 12 October as ABR490 was a charter from Shannon to Exeter with the Munster team returning the next day.

On Sunday 14 October operated a Dublin to Toulouse charter as ABR490.

The aircraft had been tasked for the summer season to operate 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.

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Ryanair adds a record six Boeing 737-800 aircraft in 27 hour period as fleet to grows to 450

Ryanair Boeing 737-800
On weekend of 28 September Irish budget carrier Ryanair took delivery of a record six brand new Boeing 737-800 aircraft over a 27 hour period. This created considerable social media attention praticulary with the delivery of the four aircraft on the night of Saturday 29 September.

In September the carrier added a total of eight brand new Boeing 737-800s growing its fleet to a total of 450 aircraft.

Boeing tweeted on 1 October a picture of the four new Boeing 737-800s departing within minutes of each other. See tweet here.

The carrier commenced a new registration sequence with EI-GXG and EI-GXH.


EI-GSF Boeing 737-800 c/n 44850 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 14/09/18.

EI-GSG Boeing 737-800 c/n 44849 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 22/09/18.

EI-GSI Boeing 737-800 c/n 44848 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 28/09/18.

EI-GSJ Boeing 737-800 c/n 44854 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 28/09/18.

EI-GSH Boeing 737-800 c/n 44846 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 29/09/18.

EI-GSK Boeing 737-800 c/n 44855 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 29/09/18.

EI-GXG Boeing 737-800 c/n 44853 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 29/09/18.

EI-GXH Boeing 737-800 c/n 44852 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 29/09/18.

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Turkish Airlines introduces Boeing 737 MAX 8 on Dublin route

Image courtesy of Boeing 
Turkish Airlines has introduced the new Boeing 737 MAX 8 on their Istanbul to Dublin route with TC-LCF operating the inaugural service THY1976/1977 (THY4KM/6DG) on 2 October with aircraft operating the same sector on 12 October.

According to Airline Route the aircraft was due enter service on the route effective from 28 October operating THY1976/1977 daily.

The aircraft is configured in 16 business class seats and 135 economy class seats.The aircraft has new Boeing Sky Interior, LED lightning and larger overhead bins and is powered by technological advanced LEAP-1B engines with the aircraft 14% more fuel efficient than today’s most efficient NGs.

The carrier has selected Rockwell Collins’ MiQ business class seats for the 737 MAX 8 fleet.

The seat includes a four-way adjustable headrest and leg rest. The seat also provides a large console for passenger storage. The aisle seats feature level access in which the aisle-side armrest retracts downwards to allow passengers extra width in the seat, as well as enabling them to swing their knees into the aisle so window-seat passengers may move in and out of the row.

In 2013 Turkish Airlines finalized a firm order for 40 737 MAX 8s, 10 737 MAX 9s and 20 Boeing  737-800 aircraft. The order, originally announced as a commitment in April 2013, also included options for an additional 25 737 MAX 8s which has been exercised and is the largest Boeing order by value in Turkish Airlines’ history.

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