Monday, 30 December 2019

Malta Air to operate new Laudamotion Shannon Vienna route

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 commencing operation in the New Year."

Laudamotion CEO Andreas Gruber said “Lauda is pleased to launch a new Shannon route to Vienna, commencing in March, which will operate twice weekly as part of our summer 2020 schedule. Customers in Shannon can now book flights to Vienna as far out as October 2020 flying on the lowest fares and with the greenest/cleanest airline group in Europe, with the lowest CO2 emissions.”
Niall Gibbons CEO Tourism Ireland said "The announcement is good news for tourism to the west coast of Ireland – expanding the options for Austrian holidaymakers to come and experience the spectacular Wild Atlantic Way. We look forward to co-operating with Lauda, Shannon Airport and other tourism partners, to maximise the promotion of inbound travel on this new service.”

Malta Air currently operates a fleet of 48 Boeing 737-800 aircraft transferred from parent Ryanair DAC with the six (10 in Summer 2021) aircraft based in Malta to re-branded in Malta Air colours and move Ryanair based aircraft from France, Italy and Germany onto the Malta AOC. In Summer 2020 Malta Air will base four Boeing 737-800 in Vienna airport to operate on behalf of Laudamotion.

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Saturday, 28 December 2019

Ryanair connects Dublin to Brindisi and Lamezia

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 two new routes to Brindisi in Puglia and Alghero in Sardinia operating twice weekly with Airbus A320 aircraft from 23 May 2020.

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Friday, 27 December 2019

Elite Events launches Private Flyer Dublin at Weston Airport

Challenger 601 Image credit 
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 for alternatives to full ownership there will be companies on hand to help you explore options around charter and shared ownership.

Pre-owned Aircraft

In addition to the factory-new aircraft on display Private Flyer will also feature a number of pre-owned aircraft being presented for sale.

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Private Sky adds EI-ITN Bombardier Global 6000 vists Dublin

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) carrying 19 passengers.

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Thursday, 26 December 2019

Laudamotion to operate Zadar-Dublin weekly for Ryanair Summer 2020

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 after holiday destination.

Laudamotion CEO Andreas Gruber stated "Croatia is one of the most popular destinations for summer holidays by the sea. Every year the country records further growth, but from many regions, the range of flights is quite thin and often expensive. We offer an unbeatable value for money on 31 routes to and from Zadar, enabling passengers to enjoy unforgettable but affordable beach holidays in Croatia. "

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

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.

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Monday, 16 December 2019

Brussels Airlines returns to Dublin for weekly Swiss Geneva service

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

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