Saturday, 8 December 2018

Dublin's Boeing 787 Dreamliner Hat Trick

Boeing 787-10 Image courtesy of Boeing 
In Summer 2019 Dublin Airport will have services operated by all three variants of the Boeing 787-8, 787-9, 787-10 Dreamliner in a historic first.

John Schubert Boeing Commercial Airplanes Managing Director, marketing Asia Pacific and India said “New routes have opened up due to the 787’s right size and game-changing technology and economics; this has allowed airlines to open up services,” (Routesonline March 2016).

Four carriers American Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines, Qatar Airways, TUI will operate the Boeing 787-8 on routes to Chicago and Addis Ababa via Madrid, Doha, Cancun and Montego Bay respectively.

Three carriers American Airlines, Etihad Airways and Westjet will operate the 787-9 to Dublin. American Airlines will operate a new route from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) ) daily service will run from 6 June to 28 September 2019 exploiting the range capability for a new 'spoke' from its Dallas/Forth Worth Hub.

Etihad Airways is to introduce the 787-9 on four weekly services from 31 March 2019 as the carrier increases to Abu Dhabi.

Westjet will launch a new route to Calgary operating three times weekly.

United Airlines will operate its latest B787-10 Dreamliner on its Dublin-New York/Newark route commencing on 23 May 2019 replacing Boeing 777-200 aircraft.  United President Scott Kirby said "They're a phenomenal European airplane".

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EI-GXM Boeing 737-800 Delivered to Ryanair

Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Irish budget carrier Ryanair has taken delivery of EI-GXM Boeing 737-800 construction number 44858. The aircraft was delivered Boeing Field to Dublin on 29 November as 'Ryanair 800M'.

According to Flightradar24 the aircraft operated its first revenue service on Sunday 2 December as RYR5772 to Glasgow International vv.

The carrier is to due take delivery of its final Boeing 737-800 EI-GXN Manufacturer Serial Number (MSN) 44856 before Christmas before the carrier commences new delivery stream of Boeing 737 MAX 200 aircraft in March/April 2019 with the first five aircraft.

Website reports the registrations have been allocated for the first three aircraft EI-HAT MSN 65076, EI-HAV MSN 5077, EI-HAW MSN 65078.

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