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Ryanair announces new Zagreb to Dublin winter connection

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                                                                    In a very positive development for the re-building of route connectivity Ryanair has announced a new route from Zagreb to Dublin commencing 2nd December. The Zagreb to Dublin route will operate three times weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays operated by an Lauda Europe Airbus A320-200 on behalf of Ryanair DAC. The Ryanair Group will base 3 Lauda Europe Airbus A320-200 aircraft in Zargeb from December operating a total of 24 routes with 62 weekly flights.  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 23 July 2021 All Rights Reserved

First Lauda Europe Airbus A320 visits Belfast City Airport , Plans London Stansted Base

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                                                                   The first visit of a Lauda Europe Airbus A320 to Belfast City Airport took place on Wednesday 21st July as OE-IHH Airbus A320-232 MSN 2502 operated RYR2441/2440 to and from Palma arriving at 1055 local and departed at 1146 local operating on behalf of Ryanair DAC. According to Aviation Direct website Lauda Europe plans to open a new base in London Stansted at the start of IATA Winter season on 31st October with 'Several A320s'.  This will be the third new base for Lauda Europe this year after after Zadar and Zagreb in Croatia.  Lauda Europe is a Maltese low-cost airline a subsidiary of the Ryanair Group operating on behalf of its parent company Ryanair DAC with a fleet of 29 Airbus A320-200 aircraft. Lauda Europe is based in Vienna and recently launched a new base Zadar (1st July) with two Airbus A320s and a new base in Zagreb is to open on 1st September with two Airbus A320s. Irish Aviation Research Institute ©

Aer Lingus applies to US DoT to codeshare with JetBlue Airways

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                                                                  On 21st July Aer Lingus made a formal application to the US Department of Transportation (DoT) to request a statement of authorization to the extent necessary to enable it to display the B6* designator code of its existing codeshare partner, JetBlue Airways Corporation (JetBlue).   Aer Lingus Limited specifically requested authority to display the JetBlue B6* designator code on flights operated by Aer Lingus Limited from any point or points behind any Member State of the European Union via any point or points in any Member State, and via intermediate points to any point or points in the United States and beyond.  Aer Lingus Limited also requested authority to display the JetBlue B6* designator code on flights operated by Aer Lingus Limited between any point or points in the United States and any point or points in any member of the European Common Aviation Area.  Aer Lingus and JetBlue Airways relationship has grown over

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 20 July

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 20 July

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Dublin and Cork Airports Launch New Television Commercial Aimed At Rekindling The Joy of Flying ‘Ready When You Are’

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                                                                   daa, the operator of Dublin and Cork Airports, has launched a new television commercial in advance of the return of non-essential international travel from Monday 19 July. COVID-19 has ensured that it has been a long time since most of the Irish population have flown, so, daa has commissioned the advertisement in support of the Irish aviation sector.  The 30 second commercial is of heart-warming scenes which rekindle the joy of travelling by air again while delivering important reassurances to passengers. The advertisement features several passengers about to take a flight to enjoy some long overdue and emotional reunions. Whether departing from Dublin or Cork Airports for the first time, or perhaps the first time in a long time, the commercial sets out to reassure passengers that daa staff are prepared and organised with the overarching message that ‘when you’re ready to go, we’re ready to help.’ daa Chief Executive Da

Boeing delivers first Boeing 737-8-200 to Malta Air

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                                                                Boeing has delivered the first of ten Boeing 737-8-200 to Ryanair Group carrier Malta Air. The aircraft 9H-VUE msn 65876was delivered Boeing Field to Dublin on Wednesday 14th July as 'Ryanair 82E' landing 1836 local.  The Ryanair Group has now taken delivery of six aircraft with a further 204 due for delivery between now and 2024.  Malta Air will take delivery of a further five aircraft this summer.   Malta Air is a subsidiary of the Ryanair Group. The airline is a fast growing start-up, which commenced operations in June 2019. Malta Air has its headquarters in Malta and operations in Malta, Italy, Germany and France, serving destinations throughout Europe with a fleet of 120 Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Image courtesy of Elevationair Irish Aviation Research Institute © 17 July 2021 All Rights Reserved

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 12 July

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 12 July

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 5 July

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 5 July

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 28 June

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 28 June

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Aer Lingus Airbus A321LR EI-LRF Enters Revenue Service

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                                                                   The sixth Aer Lingus Airbus A321-253NX EI-LRF msn 10264 named "St Gelasius / Giolla Íosa" operated its first revenue service from Dublin to London Heathrow on Thursday 15th July as EIN154/155.  The aircraft had been stored in Dublin since delivery from Hamburg Finkenwerder on 21st June.  The aircraft is in 16 Aer Space business class and 168 economy class configuration and is powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines.  Image courtesy of Damian Bracken  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 16 July 2021 All Rights Reserved

Boeing Delivers fifth Boeing 737-8-200 to Ryanair DAC

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                                                                    Boeing has now delivered five Boeing 737-8-200 aircraft to Irish budget carrier Ryanair DAC (Ireland) with a further 205 aircraft to be delivered to the Ryanair Group up to December 2024 in a contract valued at $22 Billion at list prices. The aircraft registered as EI-HGR msn 65881 was delivered Boeing Field to Dublin on 9th July as 'Ryanair 82R' touching down at 1835 local. In an interview with AINOnline Ryanair Group CEO Michael O'Leary has described the initial performance of the Boeing 737 Max 8-200 as “fantastic”. Read interview here . Irish Aviation Research Institute © 10 July 2021 All Rights Reserved

EI-HGP Boeing 737-8-200 Delivered to Ryanair

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                                                                   Irish budget carrier Ryanair has taken delivery of its fourth Boeing 737-8-200 registered EI-HGP msn 62330.  The aircraft was delivered Boeing Field to Dublin Airport on 7th July as 'Ryanair 82P' arriving 1811 local. Image courtesy of Ryanair  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 10 July 2021 All Rights Reserved

EI-HGO Boeing 737-8-200 Delivered to Ryanair

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                                                                 Irish budget carrier Ryanair has taken delivery of its third Boeing 737-8-200 registered EI-HGO msn 65879. The aircraft was delivered Boeing Field to Dublin Airport on  the 1st July  'Ryanair 82O' arriving 1842 local. According to Flightradar24 the aircraft operated to and from Milan Bergamo on 8-9th July in connection with a publicly event for the aircraft with Ryanair DAC CEO Eddie Wilson. Ryanair announced it will base an Boeing 737-8-200 aircraft in Milan Bergamo in an investment valued at $100 million from 20th July launching seven new European routes in total operating 105 routes with 600 weekly flights.  Image courtesy of Ryanair  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 10 July 2021 All Rights Reserved

EI-HEZ Boeing 737-8-200 Delivered to Ryanair

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                                                                  Irish budget carrier Ryanair has taken delivery of its second Boeing 737-8-200 registered EI-HEZ. The aircraft was delivered Boeing Field to Dublin Airport on 18th June as 'Ryanair 82Z' landing 1804 local. According to Flightradar24 the aircraft operated its first revenue service on 25th June from Dublin Airport to London as Ryanair 202 departing 0636 local. Image courtesy of Sean Flynn Irish Aviation Research Institute © 10 July 2021 All Rights Reserved

Aer Lingus Airbus A321LR EI-LRG Enters Revenue Service

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                                                                   The seventh Aer Lingus Airbus A321-253NX EI-LRG msn 10291 named "St Concord / Conchobhar" operated its first revenue service from Dublin to London Heathrow on Saturday 3rd July as EIN154/155.  The aircraft had been stored in Dublin since delivery from Hamburg Finkenwerder on the 1st April.  According to Flightradar24 the aircraft performed a local test flight on Sunday 1st Sunday.  The aircraft is in 16 Aer Space business class and 168 economy class configuration and is powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines.  The aircraft is due to become G-EILG with Aer Lingus (UK) subsidiary.  Image courtesy of Elevationair Irish Aviation Research Institute © 10 July 2021 All Rights Reserved

First Ryanair Boeing 737-8-200 EI-HEN touches down in Dublin

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                                                                Irish budget carrier Ryanair has taken delivery of the first of 210 Boeing 737-8-200 aircraft on order in contract valued at valued at over $22 billion at list pricing. The first aircraft registered EI-HEN Boeing 737-8-200 msn 62301 callsign 'Ryanair 82MO' was delivered Boeing Field to Dublin on Wednesday 16th June touching down 1759 local. The aircraft operated its first revenue on 23rd June from Dublin to London Stansted as RYR272 to be based in Stansted.   The Boeing 737 8-200 aircraft is fitted with 197 economy class seats 4% more than the 737-800 with the airframe is 2.2 meters longer than the A320neo. The aircraft will be configured with Boeing Sky Interior,  LED lighting and larger pivoting overhead stowage bins delivering 16% lower fuel consumption per seat than the 737-800 aircraft with 5% lower operating costs than 737 MAX 8. Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary said “We are delighted to take delivery of our first n

Ryanair announces new Dublin to Agadir route

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                                                                    Irish budget carrier Ryanair to is launch a new route from Dublin to Agadir, Morocco commencing 5th November operating twice weekly on Fridays and Sundays using Boeing 737-800 aircraft. According to the Ryanair online booking engine the flight will be operated by an Agadir based aircraft.  This will be Ryanair's second Moroccan route from Dublin with carrier operating to Marrakesh twice weekly from 18th July. Ryanair is filing an market opportunity following Air Arabia ceasing operations on the Dublin route on 2nd November 2020. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 3 July All Rights Reserved

Aer Lingus Airbus A321LR EI-LRF Delivered

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                                                             Aer Lingus has taken delivery of its eighth and final Airbus A321LR leased from Air Lease. The aircraft registered EI-LRF msn 10264 named "St Gelasius / Giolla Íosa" was delivered Hamburg Finkenwerder to Dublin on 21st June as 'EIN2395' landing 1712 local. The aircraft is configurated in 16 Aer Space business class and 168 economy class layout  powered by CFM International LEAP-1A33 engines. Aer Lingus has a total fleet of eight Airbus A321LR's in its fleet all leased from Air Lease Corporation (ALC). The Airbus A321LR variant provides extended range for the A320neo Family’s longest fuselage version, able to fly routes of up to 4,000 nm by utilising extra fuel in three Additional Centre Tanks (ACTs). Image courtesy of Damian Bracken  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 3 July All Rights Reserved