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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 29 November

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 29 November

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                                                                  Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 29 November :  https://bit.ly/ 3d0aA6c

EI-HEN Boeing 737-8200 Ryanair Positions to Dublin to Funchal for new base announcement

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                                                                 On Tuesday 22rd November Ryanair's Boeing 737-8200 msn 62301 positioned from Dublin to Funchal (FNC) using its registration as callsign for formal new base announcement next day. According to Flightradar24 the aircraft departed Dublin 1331 local arriving Funchal (FNC)1647 local.  The aircraft returned to Dublin next day arriving 1709 local using its registration as callsign prior to returning to London Stansted (STN) base as RYR820 later same evening.  The aircraft operated London Stansted (STN) to Dublin as RYR271 on 20th November and  on 21st November operated Dublin to Faro (FAO) RYR7032/3 and Dublin (DUB) to Lisbon (LIS) RYR7138/7. Ryanair announced the opening of its fifth base in Portugal at Funchal  on 23rd November with 2 Boeing 737-800 aircraft, representing an investment of $200m operating 40 weekly flights operating 10 new routes to Brussels Charleroi, Dublin, Lisbon, London Stansted, Manchester, Marseille

Aer Lingus re-connects Ireland to Sunshine State with Orlando route

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                                                                   Aer Lingus restoration of its Dublin North Atlantic Hub continues on a phased basis with carrier resuming its Dublin to Orlando route with effect from Saturday 26th November using Airbus A330-300 aircraft operating three times.  Aer Lingus Executive Vice-President US Bill Byrne said "We are so happy to be flying to the US from Dublin again, and this weekend we can once again connect families, friends and businesses to Florida. Flying to Orlando is an important step in the resumption or our services and will no doubt be very meaningful to those people with connections to the Sunshine State."  The first service was operated by EI-FNH msn 1744 EIN120 (ATC Callsign EIN1ER) departing Dublin 1232 local arriving Orlando 1605 local. The return sector EIN120 departed Orlando 1946 local arriving into Dublin 0832 local.  Orlando becomes the seventh North Atlantic gateway to be restored from Aer Lingus Dublin Airport Hub.

KLM Airlines introduces Embraer 195-E2 on selected Amsterdam-Dublin services

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                                                                   Dutch carrier KLM Airlines has introduced its new Embraer 195-E2 aircraft on selected services on its Amsterdam to Dublin route operated by its Cityhopper subsidiary. The Embraer 195-E2 is in a three class 132 seat configuration with special mood lighting, ergonomically designed seats, extra legroom, USB connections and bigger baggage bins. The first Embraer 195-E2 was PH-NXA msn 19020045 on Saturday 20th November operating KLM933/934 followed by PH-NXB msn19020047  KLM933/934 on Friday 26th November and PH-NXD msn 19020054 KLM933/934 today Saturday 27th November.  The new aircraft will enable KLM Cityhopper to accommodate growing passenger demand without increasing flight frequency and replace existing Boeing 737-700 and Embraer 175/ 190 aircraft as part of KLM’s initiative Fly Responsibly. Managing Director KLM Cityhopper Warner Rootliep said “Not only is the 195-E2 an economically attractive aircraft, it also fits pe

Aeromexico adds trio of Irish Registered Boeing 737-8 MAX Aircraft

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                                                                  Mexican carrier Aeromexico recently added a trio of Irish registered Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to its fleet. EI-GZA Boeing 737-8 msn 42837 was delivered Boeing Field to Mexico City on 17th November, this aircraft was originally destined for Norwegian Air Sweden as SE-RTD. EI-GZB Boeing 737-8 msn 42839 was delivered Boeing Field to Mexico City on 23rd November, this aircraft too like its sistership EI-GZA was originally destined for Norwegian Air Sweden as SE-RTF. EI-GZC Boeing 737-8 msn 42841 was delivered Boeing Field to Mexico City on 20th November, this aircraft too like its sistership's was originally destined for Norwegian Air Sweden as SE-RTH and was in storage registered as N5573P. Last April Aeromexico reached agreement to increase its fleet with twenty-four (24) new Boeing 737 aircraft, including B737-8 and B737-9 MAX and four (4) 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft as part of the airline's restructured agreements

Aer Lingus re-connects Dublin to Newark

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                                                                   Aer Lingus continues to gradually rebuild its Dublin North Atlantic Hub with effect from Sunday 14th November the carrier has resumed operations on Dublin to Newark route becoming the sixth gateway to be served from Dublin. The service will operate daily up to 9th January 2022 then reduces to five times weekly till 12th March then resumes daily service prior to the busy St Patrick's festival and start of IATA summer scheduled 31st March 2022. The first service EIN101 was operated by EI-LRA Airbus A321-253NX MSN 8887 departing Dublin at 1321 local. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 27 November 2021 All Rights Reserved

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 22 November

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 22 November

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Ryanair Group added six Boeing 737-8200 to fleet October

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                                                            The Ryanair Group added six Boeing 737-8200 aircraft in October with deliverers to subsidiaries to Buzz (Poland), Malta Air and Ryanair DAC. 9H-VUO  Boeing 737-8200 c/n 65884 Malta Air Delivered Tuesday 26th October. 9H-VUN   Boeing 737-8200 c/n 65886 Malta Air Delivered Friday 22nd October. SP-RZA Boeing 737-8200 c/n 62314 Buzz Delivered Wednesday 20th October. 9H-VUL Boeing 737-8200 c/n 62332 Malta Air Delivered  Saturday 16th October. 9H-VUM  Boeing 737-8200 c/n 65084 Malta Air Delivered  Wednesday 13th October. SP-RZB Boeing 737-8200 c/n 62313 Buzz Delivered Friday 1st October. Image Credit: Ryanair  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 20 November 2021 All Rights Reserved

EI-DYM Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair DAC Transferred to Ryanair UK as G-RUKG

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                                                                            The Ryanair Group has completed the transfer of EI-DYM Boeing 737-8AS msn 36575 Ryanair DAC to Ryanair UK as G-RUKG on 12th November at London Stansted. EI-DYM was delivered to Ryanair DAC on 30th May 2008.  The aircraft operated its last flight for Ryanair DAC on 9nd November as RYR2699 from Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) to London Stansted (STN). Ryanair UK is a  low-cost airline based at Stansted airport it commenced operations in March 2019 operating a fleet of seven Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The airline is the UK subsidiary of the low-cost Irish airline group Ryanair Holdings, and a sister airline to Ryanair DAC, Buzz and Malta Air.  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 20 November 2021 All Rights Reserved

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 15 November

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 15 November

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 8 November

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 8 November

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                                                                 Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 8 November :  https://bit.ly/ 3n2gkCl

Air Astana Registers first Embraer E190-E2 in Ireland

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                                                                   Kazakhstan's Air Astana has registered the first of its five Embraer 190-E2 aircraft in Ireland as part of the partnership agreement between the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) and Kazakh Civil Aviation Authority .  P4-KHA Embraer E190-E2 msn 19020012 was re-registered as EI-KHA at Almaty International on 20th October. The aircraft is painted in special "Snow Leopard" colours. The aircraft is in a two class configuration with 12 business and 96 economy class seats powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1919G engines. The Air Astana fleet consists of Boeing 767, Airbus A320, Airbus A320neo, Airbus A321, Airbus A321neo, A321neo LR, and Embraer E190-E2 aircraft.  Air Astana is a joint venture owned by the Samruk Kazyna Wealth Fund (51%) and BAE Systems PLC (49%).  Image Credit: Air Astana  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 6 November 2021 All Rights Reserved

Lauda Europe operates Belfast International charter flights

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                                                                   Ryanair ACMI carrier Lauda Europe operated two Belfast International charter flights during October for sporting events held in Belfast. This was the first operation of the airline to Belfast International during the summer the carrier operated a once-off flight from Belfast City Airport to Palma operating for Ryanair. 9H-LOT Airbus A320-232 msn 2522 (RYR335/334)operated a charter on 8th October from Venice Treviso for an Ulster vs Benetton Treviso in United Rugby Championship 2022 league. The aircraft positioned from and to Vienna to Venice Treviso as LDA333/336. Interestingly RYR335/4 is a flight number used on Ryanair's London Luton to Dublin route. 9H-LOR Airbus A320-214 msn 3206 (LDA9071/9072) operated a charter from Vienna on 24th October for Austria women's national football team for World Cup qualifier at Crusaders’ Seaview stadium returning to Vienna on 27th October. The Lauda Europe website states the

Ryanair Group takes delivery of seven Boeing 737-8200 aircraft in September

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                                                                  The Ryanair Group took delivery of seven Boeing 737-8200 aircraft in September with deliveries to subsidiaries to Buzz (Poland), Malta Air and Ryanair DAC. The first Boeing 737-8200 was delivered to Buzz on Friday 3rd September. Buzz is due to receive a total of 15 Boeing 737-8-200's from Ryanair's group order of 210 aircraft. Malta Air is due to receive a total of 17 Boeing 737-8-200's from Ryanair's group order of 210 aircraft. 9H-VUK   Boeing 737-8200 c/n 62321 Malta Air Delivered Friday 24 September in Ryanair colours registration EI-HGI not taken up 9H-VUG  Boeing 737-8200 c/n 65077 Malta Air Delivered Thursday 21 September in Ryanair colours registration EI-HAV not taken up EI-HGG   Boeing 737-8200 c/n 62316 Ryanair Delivered Thursday 16 September EI-HAT    Boeing 737-8200 c/n 65076 Ryanair Delivered Tuesday 15 September SP-RZC    Boeing 737-8200 c/n 62315 Buzz Delivered Wednesday 8th September SP-R

EI-DLJ Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair DAC Transferred to Ryanair UK as G-RUKF

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                                                                   The Ryanair Group has completed the transfer of EI-DLJ Boeing 737-8AS msn 33417 Ryanair DAC to Ryanair UK as G-RUKF on 4th November at London Stansted. EI-DLJ was delivered to Ryanair DAC on 28th March 2006.  The aircraft operated its last flight for Ryanair DAC on 2nd November as RYR2437 from Krakow (KRK) to London Stansted (STN). Ryanair UK is a  low-cost airline based at Stansted airport it commenced operations in March 2019 operating a fleet of six Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The airline is the UK subsidiary of the low-cost Irish airline group Ryanair Holdings, and a sister airline to Ryanair DAC, Buzz and Malta Air.  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 6 November 2021 All Rights Reserved

Ryanair launches new Agadir to Dublin connection

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                                                           Irish Budget carrier Ryanair has launched a new route from its Agadir Base to Dublin effective from Sunday 18th October operating twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays. The inaugural service (RYR3995/3994) was operated by EI-EKR Boeing 737-8AS msn 38503. ONMT General Manager Adel El Fakir said "Ryanair has been a long-time partner of the Morocco destination and plays a key role in our system aimed at increasing point-to-point air connections between the kingdom and the world." Ryanair DAC CEO Eddie Wilson stated "We are proud to announce the upcoming opening of our third Moroccan base. For us, this has been a historic partnership since our first flight to Agadir in 2008 and we are happy to contribute to the development of this region as a leading winter destination."  Ryanair signed a strategic agreement with ONMT in July to open a new base in Agadir with two Boeing 737-800's operating 25 routes creating 6

Antonov Trio at Shannon Airport 27th October 2021

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                                                                  Another historic day for Irish Aviation occurred at Shannon Airport on Wednesday 27th October as the airport hosted a trio of Antonov aircraft reminiscent of the past Aeroflot days when significant Russian activity with Ilyushin and Tupolev aircraft on transit stops and painting visits. The three aircraft to visit UR-CQD An-26B msn 10101 Vulkan Air on transit stop en-route from Madrid to the United States to undertake a contract. UR-82007 An-124 msn 19530501005 Antonov Design Bureau 'ADB3995' arrived from Dubai World Centre (DWC) departing next day to Huntsville (HSV), Alabama. UR-82060 Antonov An-225 Mriya msn 13102 Antonov Design Bureau 'ADB3982' arrived from Tianjin via Almaty with a shipment of Christmas trees and decorations for Irish retailer  Dunnes Stores Shannon Airport Operations & Commercial Director Niall Maloney said "With a wingspan wider than the Croke Park pitch and, from nose to

EI-FYE Boeing 737-8 Norwegian Air International Ferried Edinburgh to Oslo Gardermoen

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                                                                                EI-FYE Boeing 737-8 msn 42827 Norwegian Air International named 'Sojourner Truth' was ferried Edinburgh to Oslo Gardermoen on Thursday 28th October as 'IBK1A' arriving 1526 local after storage since March 2019. The aircraft was delivered Boeing Field to Oslo Gardermoen on 1st August 2017. Its sistership SE-RYK Boeing 737-8 msn 42826 Norwegian Air Sweden was ferried Lleida/Alguaire to Bergen on Friday 29th October reported Skyliner Aviation. This aircraft was formely registered as EI-FYC. Image Credit: Norwegian Airlines  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 1st November 2021 All Rights Reserved

EI-DPM Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair DAC Transferred to Ryanair UK as G-RUKH

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                                                                   The Ryanair Group has completed the transfer of EI-DPM Boeing 737-8AS msn 33618 Ryanair DAC to Ryanair UK as G-RUKH on 28th October at London Stansted. EI-DPM was delivered to Ryanair DAC on 5th March 2007.  The aircraft operated its last flight for Ryanair DAC on 25th October as RYR8165 from Malaga (AGP) to London Stansted (STN). Ryanair UK is a  low-cost airline based at Stansted airport it commenced operations in March 2019 operating a fleet of five Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The airline is the UK subsidiary of the low-cost Irish airline group Ryanair Holdings, and a sister airline to Ryanair DAC, Buzz and Malta Air.  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 30 October 2021 All Rights Reserved

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 26 October

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 26 October

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EI-SIC Airbus A320neo SAS Ireland restored to Irish Registry

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                                                                   The SAS Airlines Group is progressively re-transferring Airbus A320neo's from its mainline carrier SAS Airlines to SAS Airlines Ireland (Scandinavian Airlines Connect).  SE-DYM Airbus A320-251N msn 7979 was restored to the Irish register on 29th October at Stockholm Arlanda as EI-SIC The aircraft positioned 29th October Stockholm Arlanda to Copenhagen as SL9190. The aircraft first service Copenhagen (CPH) to Faro (FAO) as SAS2823. SAS Ireland will establish a base at Copenhagen Airport at the beginning of 2022 this will be a lower cost carrier focused on competitive leisure routes using Airbus A320neo aircraft. Scandinavian Airlines Connect Ltd, also known as SAS Ireland or SAIL, is an Irish subsidiary of Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), and by extension SAS Group. Image courtesy of SAS Airlines. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 30 October 2021 All Rights Reserved

G-EIDY Airbus A330-302 Aer Lingus UK positions to Manchester as new Barbados service commences

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                                                                   G-EIDY Airbus A330-302 msn 1025 Aer Lingus UK positioned Dublin to Manchester on Monday 19 October as EUK984 ahead of the launch of Aer Lingus first Caribbean destination Barbados the next day. The inaugural service was operated by sistership G-EILA msn 1106. The aircraft departed Manchester as EUK931 at 1015 arriving Grantley Adams International at 1417 local and departed as EUK930 at 1729 local arriving Manchester 0612 local.  Aer Lingus will operate twice-weekly Airbus A330-300 flights from Manchester to Barbados Grantley Adams International on Wednesdays and Saturdays until the end of April, with an third weekly flight on Fridays commencing from 30th October.   Aer Lingus CEO Lynne Embleton said "Everyone at Aer Lingus felt great pride to see our first direct, non-stop flight from Manchester to Barbados take to the skies. We know there is strong demand for direct transatlantic services from the North of England

Kazakhstan's Air Astana commences re-registering fleet in Ireland

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                                                                  Air Astana has commenced re-registering its fleet in Ireland as part of the partnership agreement between the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) and Kazakh Civil Aviation Authority. The scope of the agreement is limited to aircraft on the register of civil aircraft of Ireland and operated under leasing arrangement by an operator in the Republic of Kazakhstan . The aircraft are being transferred under ICAO ‘Article 83 bis’ agreement.  Why is Article 83bis? Article 83bis is an amendment to the Chicago Convention that outlines a legal framework allowing for the transfer of duties and functions from the State of Registry of an aircraft to the state of operator; essentially Article 83bis is designed to assist in the management of airworthiness between the two States through the transfer of responsibilities from the State of Registry to the State of the operator. German Aviation website Skyliner Aviation reported P4-KGD Airbus A32

EI-LRF Airbus A321LR Aer Lingus returns to service after temporary storage

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                                                                   Aer Lingus Airbus A321-253NX EI-LRF msn 10264 has returned to service after temporary storage on 22nd October operating EIN127 from Dublin (DUB) to Toronto (YYZ). The aircraft positioned Dublin (DUB) to Shannon (SNN) on 25th September as EIN990 for temporary storage and returned to Dublin (DUB) on 21st October as EIN991 according to Flightradar24 data.  Aer Lingus operates a fleet of six Airbus A321LR aircraft and is due to transfer two Airbus A321-253NX aircraft EI-LRG msn 10291 , EI-LRH msn 10319 onto the UK registry as G-EILG and G-EILH respectively. Aer Lingus UK will commence a new route from its  Manchester base to New York JFK from 1st December using Airbus A321LR's.  Image courtesy of Damian Bracken  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 23 October 2021 All Rights Reserved

EI-DWL Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair DAC Transferred to Ryanair UK as G-RUKD

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                                                                   The Ryanair Group has completed the transfer of EI-DWL Boeing 737-8AS msn 33618 Ryanair DAC to Ryanair UK as G-RUKD on 20th October at London Stansted. EI-DWL was delivered to Ryanair DAC on 10th October 2007.  The aircraft operated its last flight for Ryanair DAC on 17th October as RYR1375 from Prague (PRG) to London Stansted (STN). Ryanair UK is a  low-cost airline based at Stansted airport it commenced operations in March 2019 operating a fleet of four Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The airline is the UK subsidiary of the low-cost Irish airline group Ryanair Holdings, and a sister airline to Ryanair DAC, Buzz and Malta Air.  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 23 October 2021 All Rights Reserved

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 18 October

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 18 October

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Aer Lingus Rebuilds Dublin Airport Hub connectivity

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                                                                   Aer Lingus announced its reinstating a number of European and North America routes for the winter scheduled. The airline has progressively rebuilding its Dublin Airport Hub network with routes to Toronto restored effective 17th September and Washington Dulles effective from 13th August. Dublin to Frankfurt and Zurch will resume from 8th November  Dublin to Newark will resume from 14th November  Dublin to Geneva and Prague will resume from 15th November Dublin to Orlando will resume from 27th November  Dublin to San Franciso will resume from 12th December Ireland West Airport Knock to London Gatwick will resume on 18th December. Aer Lingus Chief Customer Officer  Susanne Carberry said "We are delighted to announce a significant restart to a number of our favourite routes in North America and Europe, and reconnecting friends, families and businesses once again. We are also excited to be able to connect Irish customer

21st Boeing 737-8200 MAX delivered to Ryanair Group

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                                                                  The Ryanair Group has taken delivery of 21st Boeing 737-8200 'Gamechanger' aircraft from its order book of 210 aircraft with a further 189 to be delivered in FY2022-2025. 9H-VUM Boeing 737-8200 msn 65074 Malta Air in Ryanair colours was delivered Boeing Field to Dublin on 13 October as 'Ryanair 82M' arriving 1756 local for post delivery modifications prior to entry to service.  Malta Air has taken delivery of 9 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft with a further 8 on order according to Planespotters net website. The carrier operates a total of 127 Boeing 737-800/8200 on behalf of Ryanair DAC. Ryanair's Annual Report stated "Boeing has granted Ryanair certain price concessions as part of the 2014 Boeing Contract. As a result, the "effective price" (the purchase price of the new aircraft net of discounts received from Boeing) of each new aircraft will be significantly below the basic price mentioned a

EI-EDY Airbus A330-302 Aer Lingus Transferred to Aer Lingus UK as G-EIDY

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                                                                  EI-EDY Airbus A330-302 msn 1025 'St Munchin / Maincín' Aer Lingus has been transferred to Aer Lingus UK as G-EIDY on 1st October at Dublin Airport.  The aircraft operated its last flight for Aer Lingus on 21 September as EIN104 from New York JFK. Aer Lingus will boost its Manchester to Belfast schedule from once to twice daily with flight EIN302 from Belfast City to Manchester will be timed to connect with new Manchester to Barbados service.  The Manchester to Barbados route will operate three flights per week for the winter schedule commencing on 20th October. Aer Lingus (U.K.) Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Aer Lingus headquartered in Belfast, Northern Ireland and based at Manchester Airport with a planned fleet of 2 Airbus A321LR's and 2 Airbus A330-300s with routes commencing to Barbados effective from 20th October, New York JFK from 1st December and Orlando from 11th December.  The airline plans

EI-ENB Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair DAC Transferred to Ryanair UK as G-RUKC

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                                                                   The Ryanair Group has completed the transfer of EI-ENB Boeing 737-8AS msn 40289 Ryanair DAC to Ryanair UK as G-RUKC on 13th October at London Stansted. EI-ENB was delivered to Ryanair DAC on 29th September 2010.  The aircraft operated its last flight for Ryanair DAC on 10th October as RYR28 from Palma to London Stansted. Ryanair UK is a  low-cost airline based at Stansted airport it commenced operations in March 2019 operating a fleet of three Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The airline is the UK subsidiary of the low-cost Irish airline group Ryanair Holdings, and a sister airline to Ryanair DAC, Buzz and Malta Air.  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 15 October 2021 All Rights Reserved

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 11 October

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 11 October

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                                                                   Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 11 October :  https://bit.ly/3iQyDYi

EI-SIA Airbus A320neo SAS Ireland restored to Irish Registry

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                                                                   SAS Ireland has restored a second Airbus A320neo to the Irish Registry. SE-DYC Airbus A320-251N msn 7897 was restored as EI-SIA on 8th October according to German Aviation website Skyliner Aviation.  The aircraft positioned Stockholm Arlanda to Oslo on 8th October as SL9160 entering service same day to and from Brussels (BRU) as SAS4745/46. The carrier operates a total of nine Airbus A320-251N registered as EI-SIA, EI-SIB, EI-SIC, EI-SID, EI-SIE, EI-SIF, EI-SIG, EI-SIH and EI-SII. Scandinavian Airlines Connect Ltd, also known as SAS Ireland or SAIL, is an Irish subsidiary of Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), and by extension SAS Group. Image courtesy of SAS Airlines Ireland  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 9 October 2021 All Rights Reserved

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 5 October

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 5 October

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SP-RSD Boeing 737-8AS Buzz operates Vienna-Dublin sector of behalf of Ryanair

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                                                                  Friday 1st October SP-RSD Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44845 Buzz in Ryanair colours operated RYR9702/3 (ATC Callsign RYR9702/60DH) from and to Vienna on behalf of Ryanair DAC. According to Flightradar24 Buzz has two Boeing 737-800s based in Vienna SP-RSD msn 44845 ex EI-GJX and SP-RSZ msn 44688 ex EI-FEG. Buzz currently operates a number of routes to Dublin on behalf of Ryanair DAC from its bases in central and eastern Europe including Bratislava, Budapest, Bucharest, Katowice, Krakow, Kaunas and Sofia.  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 2 October 2021 All Rights Reserved

Ryanair Group increasingly deploying Boeing 737-8200 'Gamechanger' aircraft on Irish route network

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                                                                   The Ryanair Group is increasing  deploying its new Boeing 737-8200 'Gamechanger' aircraft on its Irish routes from its European as the group plans to take delivery of 55 aircraft by Summer 2022 with 19 aircraft delivered to date from its 210 aircraft order book.  The Max aircraft will operate  for three of the four Ryanair subsidiaries—Ryanair DAC, Malta Air, and Poland-based Buzz. The Ryanair Group MAX are increasing operating into Irish airports from London Stansted to Dublin and Shannon and Krakow based Buzz aircraft to Dublin and Shannon and Milan Bergamo based Malta Air to Dublin.  The Irish Independent reported 28th September the group will base 'Several MAX' aircraft in Dublin next summer. The Boeing 737-8200 aircraft are configured with 197 economy class seats 4% more than the 737-800 with the airframe is 2.2 meters longer than the A320neo. The aircraft are configured with Boeing Sky Interior,  L

9H-LOA Airbus A320 Lauda Europe operates Palma sector to Shannon on behalf of Ryanair

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                                                                   The first visit of a Lauda Europe Airbus A320 to Shannon Airport took place on Friday 1st October as 9H-LOA Airbus A320-232 MSN 3147 operated RYR1669/1668 (ATC Callsign RYR8LZ/61WA) to and from Palma arriving at 1015 local and departing 1150 local operating on behalf of Ryanair DAC. In an interview with Aviation Direct Ryanair DAC CEO Eddie Wilson stated Lauda Europe will grow strongly in the next few years. He added "The capacity of Lauda Europe is needed within the Ryanair Group, because depending on the route profile, the A320 aircraft prove to be more economical than the Boeing 737-800". The Ryanair Group plans to establish a new Lauda Europe base in London Stansted in Winter 2021. Ryanair DAC CEO Eddie Wilson stated "We made good deals with the Manchester Airports Group and were able to acquire additional slots in Stansted. We need more capacity and the Airbus A320 from Lauda Europe are ideal for thi

EI-SIB Airbus A320neo SAS Ireland restored to Irish Registry

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                                                                   SE-DYD Airbus A320-251N msn 7951 has been re-transferred from the parent company to its Irish subsidiary as EI-SIB on 25th September reported German aviation website Skyliner Aviation. The aircraft operated a service from Stockholm Arlanda to Malaga the same day as SAS1583/6004. SAS Ireland will establish a base at Copenhagen Airport at the beginning of 2022 this will be a lower cost carrier focused on competitive leisure routes using Airbus A320neo aircraft. Danish aviation website Check.in dk reports SAS Group is considering opening new Connect bases in Stockholm and Oslo. The carrier operates a total of eight Airbus A320-251N registered as EI-SIB, EI-SIC, EI-SID, EI-SIE, EI-SIF, EI-SIG, EI-SIH and EI-SII. Scandinavian Airlines Connect Ltd, also known as SAS Ireland or SAIL, is an Irish subsidiary of Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), and by extension SAS Group. Image courtesy of SAS Airlines Ireland  Irish Aviation Researc

Vueling Airlines connects Ireland to Paris Orly in Winter 2021

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                                                                          IAG Group carrier Vueling Airlines announced the launch of three new routes from its Paris Orly base to Belfast City, Cork Airport and Dublin Airport commencing 2nd November using Airbus A320 aircraft.  The airline will operate Paris Orly to Belfast International twice weekly on Tuesdays and Sundays. The airline will operate Paris Orly to Cork Airport twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays from 26th November. The airline will operate Paris Orly to Dublin airport daily. The airline was awarded slots at Paris-Orly in context of Air France's recapitalisation releasing 18 daily slot pairs enabling the carrier to launch are 32 new routes to 10 countries from Paris Orly with a total of 48 routes with a further 4 to be announced in due course. Executive Vice-President Margre the Vestager, in charge of competition policy stated “Following an open procedure, Vueling will obtain 18 of the daily take-off and landing slots

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 27 September

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                                                                  Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 27 September: https://bit.ly/3m4UVGG

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 27 September

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                                                                  Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 27 September: https://bit.ly/3EVzpwM

SE-RYL Boeing 737 MAX 8 Norwegian Departs Dublin Airport

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                                                                   SE-RYL Boeing 737 MAX 8 msn 42825 Norwegian named "Jonathan Swift" departed Dublin to Bergen on Friday 17th September as 'NAX1UT' at 1316 local. The 737 MAX aircraft had been grounded since the world-wide grounding of the aircraft type was imposed on 12 March 2019. The aircraft was formerly registered as EI-FYC.  According to Flightradar24 on 21st September SE-RYL was ferried Bergen (BGO) to Montreal (YUL) and onwards to Marana (MZJ). In an interview Danish aviation website Check.In DK Norwegian CEO Geir Karlsen said over time the carrier will get the MAX back in its fleet. Image courtesy of Dublin Airport  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 25 September 2021 All Rights Reserved

G-EILA Airbus A330-300 Aer Lingus UK Positions to Manchester

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                                                                G-EILA Airbus A330-302 msn 1106 Aer Lingus UK positioned Dublin to Manchester on Saturday 18th September as 'EUK2202' departing at 0958 local arriving Manchester 1033 local. The aircraft was previously registered as EI-ELA. Aer Lingus (U.K.) Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Aer Lingus headquartered in Belfast, Northern Ireland and based at Manchester Airport with a planned fleet of 2 Airbus A321LR's and 2 Airbus A330-300s operating routes to Barbados effective from 20th October,  New York JFK from 1st December and Orlando from 11th December.  The airline plans to launch Manchester to Boston in summer 2022 using Airbus A321LR aircraft. The carrier has been allocated IATA code EG and ICAO code EUK with callsign 'Greenflight'. Image courtesy of Elevationair Irish Aviation Research Institute © 25 September 2021 All Rights Reserved