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Aer Lingus adds former Qatar Airways Airbus A330-300 to fleet

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                                                                  Aer Lingus has taken delivery of a former Qatar Airways Airbus A330-302 MSN 893 formerly registered as A7-AEM. The aircraft was delivered Châteauroux to Dublin on 16th March as QTR8171 touching down just before 1800 hours local. The aircraft was registered as EI-EIL on 17th March named "St. MacDara" and is in a two class configuration with 30 Premier and 275 economy class seats powered by GE CF6-80E1A4 engines. The aircraft is presently stored in Dublin awaiting entry to service.  Aer Lingus is currently operating its Airbus A330-300 aircraft on routes from Dublin to Boston (weekly), Chicago, London Heathrow (once daily EIN178/179) and New York JFK and ad-hoc cargo charters to destinations in United States. Image courtesy of Elevationair Irish Aviation Research Institute © 9 May 2021 All Rights Reserved

Hibernian Airlines adds third CRJ1000

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                                                                  Dublin based Hibernian Airlines currently operating on an ACMI basis has added a third CRJ100 to its fleet as part of the Air Nostrum Group. The EI-HBC Candair CRJ1000 MSN 19052 was registered at Valencia 29th April on transfer from parent company Air Nostrum formerly registered as EC-MNR. The three CRJ1000s are based in Valencia  Hibernian Airlines was set up in April 2017 and currently has 30 employees. Image courtesy of Air Nostrum  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 9 May 2021 All Rights Reserved

Ryanair announces new Irish Greek connections for Summer 2021

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                                                                    Irish budget carrier Ryanair announced two new routes from Ireland to Greece for the Summer 2021 season. On the 15th March the carrier announced a new route from Dublin to Rhodes operating twice weekly from 3rd July to 31st October followed by an announcement on the 6th April of a new route between Shannon and Corfu operating twice weekly from 3rd July to 31st October. This is the first time that Ryanair have ever operated to Greece from Shannon Airport.  Welcoming the announcement, Mary Considine, CEO, Shannon Group said "This is a really difficult period for the aviation sector and today’s announcement by Ryanair is very welcome and positive news for Shannon Airport. We have been working closely with Ryanair, to deliver this service and are looking forward to the airline commencing operations. Ryanair are a valued aviation partner, and this announcement is a chink of light in what has been an extremely challengi

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 26 April

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                                                                    Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 26 April :  https://bit.ly/3xq7scJ

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 19 April

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                                                               Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 19 April:  https://bit.ly/3gj6nNL

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 19 April

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                                                                    Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 19 April :  https://bit.ly/3syYFRY

Moldovan carrier HiSky inaugures new Dublin Airport routes

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                                                                  In a positive development for Dublin Airport route development post Covid-19 global pandemic Moldovan carrier HiSky inaugurated two new routes from Dublin to Cluj-Napoca and Iasi operating twice weekly on Mondays and Thursdays. YR-SKY Airbus A320-232 MSN 4493 operated Cluj-Napoca to Dublin on Friday 30th April as HYS251 arriving at 1358 local. The aircraft departed at 1601 local as HYS244 to Iasi. The aircraft has an Irish connection being formely registered as EI-LIN operated by Italian airline Ernst Airlines. Mr. Viorel Federiga, Board of Directors’ chairman, together with Mr. David Ciceo, General Manager of the Cluj Napoca International Airport "Avram Iancu", stated "The launch of HiSky’s flight operations, as well as the news that this operator brings to the network of routes available at the Cluj Napoca International Airport "Avram Iancu", meet the passengers’ connectivity needs in all traff

Aer Lingus operates Airbus A330-300 US Cargo charters

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                                                                 Aer Lingus has been utilizing its Airbus A330-300 fleet to operate a series of US charter cargo flights during the month of April.  IAG Cargo is activately promoting Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300 fleet available with a structural payload of 42.2 tonnes with a selection of pallet configurations according to operational requirements. John Cheetham, Chief Commercial Officer at IAG Cargo stated "We were committed to quickly providing solutions for our customers during these unprecedented circumstances. Charters have proved to be a popular solution, and we have seen increasing demand from customers and shippers for this tailored service." Friday 9th April EI-FNG Airbus A330-300 operated a Dublin to New York JFK flight as EIN9109 departing 1957 local arriving into JFK at 2129 local. Saturday 10th April EI-GCF Airbus A330-300 operated a Dublin to Miami flight as EIN9141 departing 1620 local arriving 1954 local returned ne