Saturday, 26 January 2019

Ryanair's Laudamotion scales up growth plans

                                                 
Laudamotion Airbus A321-200 
In interview with German aviation website aero Telegraph Laudamotion Managing Director Andreas Gruber said the carrier planned to operate 27 aircraft in Summer 2019 comprising of 21 Airbus A320 and 6 Boeing 737-800 leased from parent company Ryanair.

In summer 2020 the airline will be operationally independent of Ryanair fleet wise a fleet of 30 Airbus A320 aircraft and in 2021 40 Airbus A320 aircraft in the long-term goal of the carrier is to operate 100 aircraft.

Managing Director Andreas Gruber said the carrier could expand outside core markets of Austria and Germany adding "Zurich is an incredibly interesting market".

According to Austrian Aviation Net Laudamotion is due return its four leased Airbus A321-200 aircraft to Lufthansa for Eurowings operation.

Laudamotion operates a daily Dublin to Vienna service operated by Airbus A320/321 aircraft and seasonal weekly service to Innsbruck operated by Airbus A320 aircraft.

Read full interview here
 
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Fifth Boeing 737 MAX 8 for Ethiopian Airlines Delivered over Dublin Airport

                                                 
Image courtesy of Sean Flynn 
ET-AVK Boeing 737 MAX 8 MSN 62449 'Ethiopian 9201' was delivered Boeing Field to Dublin on 31 December arriving at 0631 local. The aircraft departed Dublin on New Year's Day at 1115 to Addis Ababa.

The first aircraft ET-AVM was delivered through Dublin on 1st July , the second aircraft  ET-AVL MSN 62447 was delivered on 30th August, the third ET-AVI Boeing 737-8 MAX MSN 62448 on 24th September. The fourth aircraft Boeing 737 MAX 8 ET-AVJ MSN 62450 was delivered on 15 November. 

Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam said "We are glad to include the Boeing 737 MAX 8, the latest in Boeing's single-aisle series, in our young and modern fleet of over 100 aircraft with an average age of less than five years. As a customer-centric airline with a high adaptability to emerging technologies, Ethiopian has been pioneering latest-technology aircraft into Africa throughout its 72-year history. In line with the airline's growth targets under Vision 2025, we will keep on investing in further expansion of our fleet in acquiring the latest aircraft the industry has to offer."

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Saturday, 5 January 2019

Ryanair UK secures AOC, registers first Boeing 737-800

                                               
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Ryanair confirmed on 3 January confirmed that the UK CAA has issued Ryanair UK (AOC Number 2451) will allow this UK airline to operate UK domestic and UK to non-EU routes in a post-Brexit environment, if required. Ryanair’s Juliusz Komorek said "We welcome the Civil Aviation Authority’s decision to grant our UK based airline, Ryanair UK, with a UK AOC, allowing Ryanair to operate UK domestic routes and UK to non-EU routes in a post-Brexit environment."

The first aircraft for Ryanair UK was registered G-RUKA Boeing 737-800 MSN 44867 on 20 December to Ryanair UK at Enterprise House at London Stanted formerly EI-FEF. According to Flightradar24 the aircraft has yet to enter revenue service.

Ryanair plans to substantial and profitable group of EU airlines under the Ryanair Holdings banner over the next 3 years with Ryanair UK joining Laudamotion (Austria) and Ryanair Sun (Poland) . Ryanair expects "That further M&A opportunities will arise".

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Laudamotion adds additional Dublin to Vienna flights

                                             
Laudamotion Airbus A321-200

Ryanair Austria subsidiary carrier Laudamotion has added two additional Dublin to Vienna flights on Monday's and Friday's from 1st February according to Ryanair's online booking engine operating in February and March.

The carrier operates a daily Vienna to Dublin service LDM340/1 operated by a mix of Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft.

From Friday 1st February an extra rotation has been added to the scheduled LDM1342 departing Vienna at 1550 arriving Dubln 1750 and LDM1341 departs Dublin at 1830 arriving Vienna at 2215.

From Monday 4th February an extra rotation has been added to the scheduled LDM1342 departs Vienna at 0655 arriving Dublin at 0855 and LDM1341 departs Dublin at 0945 arriving Vienna at 1330.

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