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Laudamotion adds 26th Airbus A320-200

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                                                  Laudamotion Airbus A320-200 Laudamotion (Lauda) has taken delivery of its 25th Airbus A320-200 MSN 4603 registered as OE-LMG according to website Skyliner Aviation, formerly operated by IndiGo Airlines as VT-IYA. The aircraft was delivered on 5-6th March routing Soekarno–Hatta International-Nagpur Airport-Dubai World Centre to its new home base in Vienna. According to Planespotters.net database aircraft is leased is from Orix Aviation. Skyliner reports Laudamotion (Lauda) is due take delivery of a further four A320s formerly operated by Air Asia, Flynas and Frontier Airlines. In Summer 2020 the carrier's fleet is planned to grow to 38 Airbus A320 aircraft read here Irish Aviation Research Institute © 6 March 2020 All Rights Reserved.

Aer Lingus to exploit Airbus A321LR Platform North Atlantic growth opportunities

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                                                  EI-LRA Airbus A321LR image courtesy of Airbus  Irish carrier Aer Lingus part of International Airlines Group (IAG) plans to exploit Airbus A321LR North Atlantic growth opportunities, as outlined in IAG Full Year Results 2019 released on Friday 29 February during investor call.  The strategy was further enforced with the release of IAG 2019 Annual Report entitled "Leading Sustainable Aviation". International Airlines Group (IAG) CEO Willie Walsh in 2019 Annual Report described the introduction of the long-range version of the Airbus A321 as "A Game-Changer", adding "It allows Aer Lingus to target cities on the eastern side of North America where there is unlikely to be demand for a direct service with a larger aircraft" in reference to A330 platform. On investor conference call outgoing CEO Willie Walsh said "Aer Lingus has introduced the A321LR on the transatlantic, showing about a 22%, 23