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Malta Air to operate new Laudamotion Shannon Vienna route

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                                                  Malta Air Boeing 737-800 Malta Air part of Ryanair Holdings Group is to operate the new Laudamotion service between Shannon and Vienna operating twice weekly from 1st April to 24th October on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s. Malta Air will operate Boeing 737-800 aircraft on the route in Ryanair colours. AAL3450 departs Vienna 0700 arrives Shannon 0855 AAL3451 departs Shannon 0930 arrives Vienna 1315 The route was secured with the help of measures in Budget 2020 to fund regional airport development. Andrew Murphy Managing Director Shannon Airport said "This is very positive news for Shannon as not alone do we get a scheduled service to one of Europe’s most visited cities and a strong inbound market for tourists to Ireland, but we are also getting a new carrier on the runway here as well. We have been working closely with Lauda and their parent Ryanair, to deliver this service and are looking forward to the airline commenci

Ryanair connects Dublin to Brindisi and Lamezia

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                                                  EI-DCF Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair  Irish budget carrier Ryanair is now offering one stop services from Dublin to Brindisi and Lamezia in Southern Italy through it's Milan Bergamo base. The Dublin to Brindisi service operates on Fridays for the winter schedule to 29 March with an connecting time of 3 hours 15 minutes. In summer schedule from 29 March on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with connecting times varying from 3 hours on week days to 6 hours on Saturdays. The Dublin to Lamezia service operates on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays with a connecting time of 3 hours 5 minutes. In summer schedule from 29 March the service operates twice weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays with connecting time of 5 hours 55 minutes. All services are Boeing 737-800 aircraft. This is the first time Ryanair has offered one-stop services from Dublin in a break from its point to point business model. Aer Lingus is to launch tw

Elite Events launches Private Flyer Dublin at Weston Airport

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                                                  Challenger 601 Image credit Mach.ie  The Elite Luxury Events Ltd and Private Flyer IRL are to host Private Flyer Dublin at Weston Airport over weekend of 3-4th July 2020 as a unique aviation showcase event as 'Dublin's only exclusive jet-set lifestyle event'. The event is open to fixed wing aircraft and helicopters with Weston Airport handling all requirements for the event including arrival slot time according to Elite Events Dublin website. The event will be co-located with a lifestyle exhibition with a unique showcase of cars, aircraft, boats, fashion, golf and further luxury brands. The Private Flyer exhibition features Aircraft Showcase, Charter or Share ownership and Pre-owned Aircraft. Aircraft Showcase Compare a range of aircraft from leading manufacturers side-by-side. You can even fly before you buy, by arranging a demo flight with one of our participating exhibitors. Charter or Share For those looking

Private Sky adds EI-ITN Bombardier Global 6000 vists Dublin

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                                                EI-ITN Global 6000 image credit FlightAware Private Sky the trading name of Airlink Airways Ltd Ireland's largest business jet operator based at Shannon Airport second Bombardier Global 6000 registered EI-ITN . The aircraft made a first visit to Dublin on Friday 29 November reported Dublin Movements blog. EI-ITN Bombardier BD-700-1A10 was formerly registered as OE-ITN and is allocated callsign 'HYR700A' and is based at Moscow Vnukovo. Private Sky has bases in Belfast City, Dublin Airport, London Stansted, Moscow with a fleet of Bombardier Challenger 850, Cessna 560XLs, Learjet 60s. The Bombardier Global 6000 costs approximately $45.5 Million is powered is powered by Rolls-Royce Deutschland BR710A2-20 turbofan engines, which provide 65.6kN of thrust at take-off. The The aircraft flies at altitudes up to 51,000ft can fly nonstop for up to 6,000 nautical miles with a cruising speed of 488 knots (Mach 0.85) carryin

Laudamotion to operate Zadar-Dublin weekly for Ryanair Summer 2020

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                                                  OE-LOS Airbus A320-214 Laudamotion For Summer 2020 season Ryanair's Austrian subsidiary Laudamotion is to operate one of Ryanair's four weekly services between Zadar and Dublin on behalf of Ryanair DAC. On Sundays from 29 March to 23 October RYR7313/7312 will operated by Laudamotion according to the Ryanair online booking engine. RYR7313 departs Zadar 1715 arrives Dublin 1925 RYR7312 departs Dublin 1955 arrives Zadar 2355 Laudamotion announced 11 December the launch of its new Zadar Base with 3 Airbus A320s operating a total of 31 routes across Europe to Arhus, Beauvais, Bremen, Cork, Hamburg, Kaunas, Maastricht, Riga, Liverpool, Toulouse, Vienna and Wroclaw commencing in early May 2020. The carrier stated the three Airbus A320s were originally planned to be based in Palma, however, the airline said it wanted to strongly focus on the tourism sector in Croatia instead, noting that the country been a highly sought a

Laudamotion increases Dublin to Vienna frequency to 11 Weekly for Summer 2020

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                                                    OE-LOS Airbus A320-214 Laudamotion  Ryanair's fully owned Austria subsidiary Laudamotion is to increase frequency on its Vienna to Dublin route from daily to eleven times weekly for IATA Summer Season 2020 from 29 March to 25 October, The carrier retains a daily frequency on Tuesdays, Saturday and Sunday with a double daily service operated on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and Fridays operated by Airbus A320 aircraft. Laudamotion operates the evening service on Mondays and Fridays operated by Airbus A320 aircraft. Malta Air operates the evening service on Wednesdays and Thursdays operated by Boeing 737-800 aircraft.  AL8888 departs Vienna at 1620 arriving into Dublin at 1820 and AL8889 departs Dublin 1845 arriving Vienna 2230. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 26 December 2019 All Rights Reserved

Brussels Airlines returns to Dublin for weekly Swiss Geneva service

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                                                    Image credit to Travelux Lufthansa Group carrier Brussels Airlines is to re-commence a weekly service on the Geneva to Dublin route on behalf of sister carrier Swiss International Airlines according to data from Swiss International online booking engine. On Saturdays effective from 21 December 2019 till 28 March 2020 operated by  Airbus A319 equipment in lieu of Airbus A220-300 to cater for peak season ski demand. The Airbus A319 is integrated into Brussels Airlines existing Brussels to Geneva schedule  utilizing downtime to operate the Dublin sector. SWR410 departs Geneva 1145 arriving Dublin 1300 SWR411 departs Dublin 1340 arriving Geneva 1650 Irish Aviation Research Institute © 16 December 2019 All Rights Reserved

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KLM Cityhopper Wet-Leases Embraer 190 from Stobart Air

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                                                  EI-GGA Embraer 195 Stobart Air  Stobart Air one of Europe’s leading franchise , ACMI and charter aviation specialists has further developed its wet-lease agreement with Dutch carrier KLM Cityhopper. The agreement between the two airlines sees Stobart Air provide an Embraer 195 on an ACMI contract (aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance) for the purpose of operating up to eight flights per day from Amsterdam, including Dublin to Amsterdam. From the 9th July the agreement has been expanded KLM Cityhopper will wet-lease an Embraer 190 from Stobart Air. This aircraft will be deployed to various European destinations including Dublin, Munich and Oslo. According to open source Flight tracking website Flightradar24 EI-GHK Embraer 190AR MSN 19000202 Stobart Air ex VH-ZPI is allocated to the KLM Cityhopper contact. Stobart Air operates a fleet of 17 aircraft one ATR42-600 operates for Aer Lingus Regional. 13 ATR72-600 are operat

Virgin Atlantic is first customer for Lufthansa Technik Shannon Boeing 787 base maintenance checks

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                                                  Image: Copyright Virgin Atlantic Virgin Atlantic Airways has become Lufthansa Technik's launching customer for base maintenance checks on the Boeing 787 aircraft type. At its Irish overhaul facility Lufthansa Technik Shannon Limited. The last in a series of six contracted 787 airplanes was recently re-delivered to the carrier. The scope of work for each aircraft included a C1-Check plus several modifications and additional repair work. Thomas Rueckert, Senior Vice President Base Maintenance at Lufthansa Technik, said "The successful completion of our first 787 base maintenance contract marks an extremely important milestone for our 787 service portfolio and a further expansion of our long standing  relationship with Virgin Atlantic. We invested extensively in training, tooling and preparation for the arrival of the Boeing 787, and it certainly paid off as we achieved competitive turn-around times for these inputs. I w

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Emirates Airlines anticipates reaching 2.5 million passengers on Dublin-Dubai route by year end

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                                                Emirates Airlines Boeing 777-300ER  Emirates Airlines is gearing up of reaching a major milestone of hitting 2.5 million passenger mark on the Dublin to Dubai route by December of this year. The airline commenced operations from Dublin in January 2012 with a single daily Airbus A330-200 service and has grown significantly now operating a twice daily Boeing 777-300ER service. The airline carries on average 22,000 passengers per month with a load factor of 85% with the most popular connecting routes are to Cape Town, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Melbourne, Perth, Singapore and Sydney. According to Emirates demand is soaring for the Philippines and Vietnam. The Emirates Airlines Country Manager Enda Corneille speaking at media briefing said the Dublin route was punching above its weight with its 85% load factor above company average of 80% despite intense competition with 50 weekly frequencies east and south.  The carrier has hea

Aer Lingus receives first Airbus A321NEO-LR aircraft

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                                              Image courtesy of Conor O'Flaherty  Aer Lingus 26th July received the first of fourteen Airbus A321NEO-LR ordered with a further three aircraft to be delivered by year end. The aircraft EI-LRA MSN 8887 was delivered Hamburg Finkenwerder to Dublin as 'Shamrock 2395' touching in Dublin at 2116 local then proceeded to Hangar 6 for post delivery modifications. Aer Lingus’ A321LR will feature 16 lie-flat Business Class seats  produced by Irish seat maker Thompson and customised by London’s Factory Design to include more personal storage and space in the seat zone and and 168 Economy Class seats. The aircraft is powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A engines. Aer Lingus A321LR will be operated on the Dublin-Hartford route at its entry into service scheduled 2nd August. Aer Lingus becomes the fifth operator of the A321LR joining Air Transat, Arkia Airlines, Azores Airlines and TAP-Air Portugal.  The Blue Swan Daily state

FedEx introduces Boeing 767-300F on Dublin-London-Paris CDG route

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                                                Image courtesy of Fedex  Fedex has introduced the Boeing 767-300F the first in Europe on its five times weekly Dublin-London Stansted-Paris CDG route increasing capacity by 16% carrying up to 58 tons (52.7 tonnes) of cargo and reducing fuel fuel consumption by around 9% combined with increased capacity reducing emissions by 21% per pound. The aircraft registered N109FE Boeing 767-3S2F(ER) MSN 42710 named 'Stephanie' positioned Paris CDG to Dublin as 'FDX9008' on Monday 1st July to commence operations replacing the based N685FE Airbus A300-600R(F) which departed the previous day. Eser Sezek, managing director, Ireland Operations, said: “We’re very excited about the introduction of the new Boeing 767F on the Dublin-London-Paris route.  Modernising our fleet with cleaner, quieter, and more efficient aircraft is a top priority for FedEx Express and this new freighter represents another exciting milestone in this proc

Cityjet wet leases EI-RJU RJ85 to Lufthansa

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                                                Cityjet RJ85  CityJet a leading ACMI/Wet lease specialist which provides aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance to a number of major European airlines has added Lufthansa as a new ACMI customer. On 18th July EI-RJU RJ85 MSN positioned Dublin to Frankfurt Main as 'Lufthansa 9914'. The next day the aircraft commenced Lufthansa services operating a mix of domestic and international routes to Leipzig, Brussels and Milan Malpensa. Cityjet operates a fleet of 38 aircraft 28 Bombardier CRJ900 and 10 RJ85 operating from bases in Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dublin, Helsinki, London, Paris, Stockholm, Tallinn and Vilnius. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 20th July 2019 All Rights Reserved

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Lufthansa commences new weekly Frankfurt-Dublin Airbus A340-300 service

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                                                Image courtesy of Brian Griffin  Lufthansa commenced operating a weekly Frankfurt-Dublin Airbus A340-300 service operating mid morning DLH978/979 on Wednesdays from 3rd July till 30th October. The inaugural service was operated by D-AIGS Airbus A340-313X MSN 297 named "Bergisch-Gladbach"  which was delivered to Lufthansa on 13th October 1999. This is the first schedule Airbus A340-300 service to Dublin since TAP-Air Portugal operated a weekly service to Faro in the mid 1990s. In a statement to Aerotelegraph website Lufthansa said "Operational reasons have prompted us to temporarily replace the usual A320 on these routes with A340. The use of long-haul aircraft from 1 July to the end of October helps to prevent especially flight cancellations during the summer." The aircraft Airbus A340-300/600 will operate on a few selected flights with high demand from Frankfurt to Cairo (CAI), Dublin (DUB), Lisbon (LIS)

Air Canada introduces former Singapore Airlines Airbus A330-300s on Dublin routes

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                                                Image courtesy of Air Canada Airbus A330-343X at Dublin  Air Canada has introduced former Singapore Airlines Airbus A330-300 aircraft in acquired via TAP Air Portugal on routes from Dublin to Montreal and Vancouver replacing Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-300(ER) aircraft.  The aircraft are painted in Air Canada's revised livery. C-GEFA Airbus A330-343X MSN 939 ex 9V-STD/CS-TOU operated its first service to Dublin on Sunday 30th June operating ACA818/863. C-GEGC Airbus A330-343X MSN 940 ex 9V-STE/CS-TOV operated its first service to Dublin on Thursday 4th July operating ACA862/819. For the summer season the aircraft will be operated in a two cabin premium economy and economy class. The aircraft C-GEFA (MSN 939) ,C-GEGC (MSN 940), C-GEGI (MSN 941) , C-GEGP(MSN 942) will be reconfigured at end of season into standard three class cabin configuration. The acquisition of the former Singapore Airlines Airbus A330-300 aircraft wil

Lufthansa operates first European Airbus A321Neo service on Frankfurt-Dublin route

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                                                  Image courtesy of Lufthansa Media  Dublin Airport became the first European airport to be served by Lufthansa new Airbus A321NEO today (Sunday 30th June) as D-AIEA MSN 8761 operated 'Lufthansa 5LC' from Frankfurt Main airport arriving 1721 local and departed as 'Lufthansa 981' at 1858 local.  The aircraft was registered as D-AZAM with its first flight on 4th April and was delivered Hamburg Finkenwerder to Berlin Tegel on 4th May. The aircraft was deployed on the network operating exclusively on domestic routes from Berlin Tegel to Frankfurt Main and Hamburg and Frankfurt to Munich. The aircraft is named after the German city of Aachen and is first of 40 A321Neo's ordered The aircraft is powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1133G engines and is equipped with Sharklets leading to a significant fuel reduction of up to 20 per cent per seat kilometer. This Airbus A321neo is  configured with 215 seats and unified

Finnair announces increased flight frequencies on Dublin-Helsinki route this winter

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                                                  Finnair Airbus A319  Finnair is to increase the frequency of flights from Dublin to its growing Helsinki hub this winter to meet growing demand. From 31 October the carrier will operate up to nine weekly services from Dublin with four extra services on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, in addition to the existing daily flights between Dublin and Helsinki  with connections to services across Asia and the Far East. Commenting on the news Andrew Fish, Finnair General Manager UK, Ireland and Benelux, said “The UK and Ireland are key markets for Finnair so we know our customers will appreciate extra flights and more seats on services from Edinburgh and Dublin. We are adding nearly 10 per cent more capacity to the Edinburgh route, which equates to 25 additional flights. Throughout the winter period, our Dublin customers can benefit from an extra 13 per cent – or 168 flights in total, adding 13,561 additional seats between Dublin and He

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First EJ Registered corporate aircraft touches down in Dublin Airport

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                                                EJ-CORE Embraer EMB-135BJ Legacy  History was made at Dublin Airport with the first visit of an Irish registered EJ aircraft as EJ-CORE Embraer EMB-135BJ Legacy 600 MSN 14501072 formerly G-RHMS operated by GainJet Ireland Ltd arrived from Shannon as GJI65R at 1442 local. The “EJ” a new Irish aircraft register targeted at corporate and business jets with a maximum take-off weight over 5700 kg are eligible for registration on the EJ register, is administered by the Irish Aviation Authority, with Shannon Airport’s International Aviation Services Centre (IASC) as a preferred marketing and support partner with gold-standard onshore EASA jurisdiction and is designed for full compliance with current and forthcoming EASA regulations including Part NCC. The “EJ” Registration format consists of EJ plus four letters (for example, EJ-IASC), which allows for significant flexibility form personalised registrations. In addition, an assigned re

Ryanair's newly formed subsidiary Malta Air operates first service to Dublin

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                                                9H-QAA Boeing 737-800 Malta Air  Ryanair's newly formed Malta based subsidiary Malta Air operated its first service to Dublin Airport just days after the announcement on its launch. Today Sunday 16 June 9H-QAA operated RYR648E from Bordeaux arriving 1252 local and departing as RYR6485 at 1430 local in Ryanair colours. On 11th June Ryanair announced it has agreed to purchase Malta Air, a Maltese start up airline, into which Ryanair will move and grow its Malta based fleet of 6 Boeing 737 aircraft initially increasing to 10 aircraft, which will be branded in Malta Air colours by Summer 2020 to grow its already sizable presence in Malta , and access non-EU markets (North Africa) from Malta. The carrier this week transitioned two Boeing 737-800 aircraft to the Maltese register 9H-QAA MSN 44782 ex EI-FZI and 9H-QAB MSN 44792 ex EI-FZR. Ryanair based aircraft from France, Italy and Germany onto the Malta AOC which will allow t

Aer Lingus Rebrands EI-CVB Airbus A320 ahead of summer season

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                                                  Image courtesy of Esther Rowley  Aer Lingus has rebranded EI-CVB Airbus A320 ahead of the busy summer season. The aircraft positioned Dublin to Shannon on 21st April for painting into new brand colours returning Dublin a week later on 28 April. Interestingly according to playback on Flightradar24 the aircraft while en-route to Shannon under a sortie with Irish Air Corps PC 9 formation over the Midlands presumably in connection with this year's Bray Air Show. On 17th January Aer Lingus unveiled a refreshed brand with updated logo and new aircraft livery, reflecting the airline’s position as a modern and contemporary Irish brand that competes on the international stage. The new brand identity supports Aer Lingus’ ambition to be the leading value carrier across the North Atlantic. The carrier has rebranded two Airbus A320's EI-CVA and EI-CVB and two Airbus A330-300's EI-EDY and EI-ELA.  The carrier is to take delive

American Airlines further increases Dublin Airport connectivity with new Dallas Fort Worth route

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                                                Image courtesy of Brian Griffin  American Airlines further increased Dublin Airport connectivity with the launch of Ireland’s first direct flight to Dallas, which is American’s largest hub for connecting traffic. American operates more than 900 daily flights at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, which now has 9,000 one-stop connections more than any other hub in the world. The airline started service from DFW to 23 new markets and increased service to more than 80 existing markets. This growth marks the airline’s largest expansion at DFW in more than a decade. Vasu Raja, American Airline’s Vice President of Network and Schedule Planning said "We’re making the world a smaller and more connected place by connecting small communities like Harlingen, Texas, to global cities like Dublin and Munich, while also bringing citizens of the world to the beauty of Glacier National Park via Kalispell, Montana, and California’s Wi

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A new era in Western Canada connectivity as Westjet launches Calgary-Dublin route

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                                                  Image courtesy of @elevationair   A new era in connectivity began today with historic access between Western Canada and Ireland as Westjet launched its new Calgary-Dublin route. C-GRUP Boeing 787-9 MSN 64975 WJA6 touched down Dublin 1136 local. The return sector WJA5 departed to Calgary at 1526 local. The new service operates three times weekly on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays till 7 October then reduces to twice weekly till end of season on 20 October. The launch of international scheduled service between Calgary and London (Gatwick), Paris and Dublin will support 650 full-time jobs and $100 million in total economic output. The three new flights from the UK and Western Europe are expected to eventually bring up to 185,000 visitors to Calgary on a yearly basis, helping the development of Canada's fastest growing sectors of the Canadian tourism industry, Indigenous tourism. Alberta Premier, Jason Kenney said "Today

Cathay Pacific celebrates the first anniversary of Hong Kong-Dublin route

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                                                B-LRU Airbus A350-900 Cathay Pacific  Since its launch 2nd June 2018, nearly 80,000 passengers have travelled and two million kilos of freight with Cathay Pacific on the Hong Kong-Dublin route which operates four times weekly using Airbus A350-900 aircraft.  The Dublin route is timed for maximum connections from Hong Kong with strong passenger flows to Bali (Indonesia), Fuzhou (China) , Cebu and Manila (Philippines) and Sydney (Australia). Cathay Pacific Regional Head of Marketing & Sales Europe, Edward Fotheringham, said: “We are thrilled to see that in just one year, nearly 80,000 passenger trips have been made, and 2 million kilos of freight carried from Dublin to Hong Kong and beyond. On behalf of Cathay Pacific’s team and our newly-appointed Account Manager Dublin, Fiona Noonan, we would like to thank our passengers and trade partners for their encouraging and continued support.” “Most of all, we look forward to furth

Aer Lingus further expands wet-leased RJ85 operation with CityJet to Paris CDG

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                                                  EI-RJD RJ85 Aer Lingus  Aer Lingus has further expanded its wet-leased RJ85 operation with CityJet to operate a weekly Dublin-Paris return service EIN528/529 on Saturday evenings with effect from 1st June.  One of the two leased Cityjet RJ85's is now fully tasked on Saturdays operating EIN282/3 to and from London City, EIN272/3 to and from Birmingham and EIN528/9 to and from Paris CDG. Aer Lingus is maximizing RJ85 capacity when London City is closed between 1300 hours on Saturday till 1230 on Sundays to minimise noise impact on local residents. With the expansion of the Aer Lingus wet-lease services. Cityjet is now uniquely positioned as an aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) carrier to both Aer Lingus and Air France on the Paris CDG route. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 1st June 2019 All Rights Reserved

Emirates Airlines resumes double daily service to Dublin following completion of DXB runway programme

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                                                Emirates Airlines Boeing 777-31H(ER)  Emirates Airlines has resumed a full double daily Boeing 777-300(ER) service on the Dublin route following completion of a 45-day refurbishment programme of the southern runway 30L at Dubai International Airport (DXB) to boost capacity, infrastructure and safety levels of the runway. A6-EPY Emirates Boeing 777-31H(ER) MSN 42344 operating UAE230 aircraft from Seattle was the first to touch down on re-surfaced runway at 1756 local on Thursday evening. On the 1st September will mark fifth anniversary of going double daily on the Dublin-Dubai route. Emirates carries a number of Irish products onboard for premium passengers including Butlers Chocolates, Gahan Beef, Keogh’s Crisps, Killowen Yogurt and VOYA. The airline carried more than 442,000 passengers on its Dublin to Dubai route last year, an increase of 2 per cent, and transported close to 10,000 tonnes of Irish exports in 2018. View

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United Airlines Introduces Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner on Dublin-New York/Newark Route

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                                                Picture courtesy of Esther Rowley  United Airlines has introduced the latest Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft on its service between Dublin and its New York/Newark hub, with effect from 23rd May. The first service UAL23/22 was operated by N16009 Boeing 787-10 MSN 40938. The aircraft first flight on 17th April and delivered on 27th April Charleston to Washington - Dulles International (KIAD). Dublin is one six routes from United Airlines Newark hub to receive 787-10 service joining Barcelona, Brussels, Frankfurt , Paris CDG and Tel Aviv. Over the last 20 years United Airlines has operated Boeing 757-200(ER), Boeing 767-200(ER), Boeing 767-300(ER), Boeing 767-40(ER), Boeing 777-200(ER), Boeing 777-300(ER) on the Dublin-New York/Newark route. Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said, “United Airlines has been operating at Dublin Airport for almost 21 years and I want to acknowledge its commitment to Dublin and Ne

Cityjet RJ85's begin a new life in Canada as fire fighting aircraft

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                                                Cityjet RJ85  Europe's leading regional carrier Cityjet based in Dublin, Ireland, operating a fleet of Avro and Bombardier aircraft on wet lease services across the continent Europe has scaled back its British Avro RJ85 fleet with the disposal of three aircraft leaving 10 units in the fleet. Over the last couple of months the carrier has disposed of three RJ85 aircraft to Aero-Flite (US) and Conair Aviation Ltd (Canada) . Aero-Flite based in Spokane, Washington and its Canadian subsidiary Conair Aviation Ltd  based in Abbotsford, British Columbia has been in the Aerial Firefighting since 1963 and 1969 respectively has operated Boeing B-17s, C-54 and DC-4s, CL-215s, Viking CL-415 and Avro RJ85. Conair can reconfigure RJ85 aircraft for use in aerial firefighting holding supplemental type certificates (STC) for modification of aircraft into aerial firefighting role. Aero-Flite and Conair Aviation stated the RJ85 has capabilit

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Aer Lingus milestone of 25 years Airbus A330 operations

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                                                Image courtesy of Aer Lingus  Aer Lingus has reached a milestone with 25 years of Airbus A330 operations on 7th May 2019. In the fleet only three other aircraft types exceeded 25 years service the BAC One-Eleven achieving 25 1⁄2 years, the Boeing 737 (all variants) 36 1⁄2 years and the Boeing 707/720 25 3⁄4 years (Irish Air Letter May 2019). On 17th September 1993 F-WWKD Airbus A330-301 Air Inter visited Dublin Airport on demonstration to Aer Lingus. The Airbus A330 was specifically built to meet the requirements of Air Inter whom placed an order for 15 aircraft plus 15 options for high density domestic French routes. After an extensive evaluation of aircraft economics and market opportunities Aer Lingus selected the Airbus A330-300 aircraft to replace it's fleet of Boeing 747's. Mr Conor McCarthy, Chairman Dublin Aerospace and CEO PlaneConsult and former Aer Lingus Commuter CEO , managed the introduction of the Airbus