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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 30 August

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 30 August

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Ryanair to operate over 720 weekly flights, 90 routes from Dublin in Winter 2021

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                                                    Ryanair announced on 17th August it will operate 720 flights from Dublin during Winter 2021/2seaon commencing 31st October on 90 routes including 6 new and restored routes routes to Agadir (Morocco), Cardiff (UK), Kosice (Slovakia),  Plovdiv (Bulgaria), Sibiu (Romania) and Zagreb (Croatia). The new routes from Agadir (Morocco) and Zagreb (Croatia) where announced as part of new base announcement in Agadir and expansion of existing base in Zagreb. Agadir is Ryanair's second destination in Morocco from Dublin complementing existing service to Marrakech.  The Zagreb route is a winter extension of existing summer service commencing 2nd December operated by Lauda Europe. The carrier is to operate Dublin to Salzburg double daily on Saturdays for the winter ski season commencing 18th December 2021 to 26th March 2022. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 29 August 2021 All Rights Reserved

LOT Polish Airlines Celebrates first year of Warsaw-Dublin route

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                                                          LOT Polish Airlines celebrated the first year of operation on its Warsaw to Dublin on 23rd August 2021. LOT Polish began Warsaw to Dublin route on 23 August 2020 after a 13 year absence. The carrier resumed service on the route on 18th July following the lifting Irish Covid travel restrictions.  The service (LOT 299/300) operates four times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays  using Embraer 190/195 aircraft.  A number of Embraer 195 are operating in basic Bamboo Airways colours and the carrier recently acquired a former Azul Airlines aircraft which has retained its basic colour scheme registered SP-LNN. In pre-covid times according to data for 2019, the number of travellers from/to Poland and Dublin reached even 850,000 and over 50,000 people of Polish origin live in Dublin alone. Image courtesy of LOT Polish Airlines Irish Aviation Research Institute © 29 August 2021 All Rights Reserved

Icelandair resumes Keflavik to Dublin route five times weekly

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                                                                  Icelandair has resumed it's Keflavik to Dublin (ICE416/7) effective from Thursday 26th August operating five times weekly using a mix of Boeing 737-8 and Boeing 737-9 aircraft and Boeing 757-200/300 aircraft.  The first service was operated by TF-ISX Boeing 757-3E7 msn 30179 painted in "100 Years Icelandic Independence" special colours. On the 22nd July in an stock exchange announcement the Icelandair Group stated "In Q2 Icelandair Group started to ramp up its operations to meet increased demand. The quarter showed strong booking inflow for travel in the second half of the year resulting in net cash from operating activities of $65.0 million compared to negative $96.8 million in the same quarter last year." Icelandair operates to ten destinations in North America from its Keflavik hub serving Boston, New York, Seattle, Minneapolis, Washington, Denver, Chicago, Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. Imag

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 23 August

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 23 August

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SmartLynx Airlines bases Airbus A320 in Dublin for Summer 2021

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                                                                SmartLynx Airlines has based an Airbus A320-200 for Summer 2021 season operating on behalf of TUI Belgium following the lifting of non-essential restrictions on the 19th July and the formal adoption of the EU DCC to enable travel within the EU. YL-LCS Airbus A320-214 MSN 0566 positioned Venice to Dublin on 18th July and operated a short local flight later the same day.  The aircraft is operating weekly sectors from Dublin to Corfu, Heraklion (HER), Lanzarote (ACE), Kos (KGS), Las Palmas (LPA) , Palma (PMI), Rhodes (RHO) and Zakynthos (ZTH).   BCT Aviation Maintenance announced 9th August it was contracted by SmartLynx Airlines  to provide full Line Maintenance support for A320 in Dublin.  SmartLynx Airlines specializes in full-service ACMI aircraft lease services. It is a notable ACMI, charter and cargo operator in the European Union, providing its services on Airbus A320, A321 and A330 aircraft. Image courtesy of SmartLyn

Emirates to resume daily service on Dublin-Dubai Route from 5th October

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                                                                 Gulf global connector carrier Emirates Airlines announced following a spike in overseas travel demand from Ireland, Emirates has announced that from October 5th, a daily service between Dublin and Dubai will be restored using Boeing 777-300(ER) aircraft. Factors driving increased demand include holidaymakers, Irish ex-pats, such as teachers, are returning to Dubai for work and Emirates is also seeing international students return to Ireland and passengers connecting to The Maldives, The Seychelles, Phuket and destinations across South Africa. Emirates Ireland Country manager Enda Corneille said "We are seeing significant growth in demand both into and out of Dublin since the lifting of travel restrictions in Ireland in July. Dubai is proving particularly popular with its promise of sunshine, outdoor dining and entertainment and world class experiences. Holidaymakers can get away without worrying about having to quara

Aer Lingus restores London Gatwick connectivity, increases New York JFK frequency

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                                                                   Aer Lingus stored connectivity in the key London market with the reinstatement of the Dublin to London Gatwick route with effect from Tuesday 17th August operating 10 times weekly using Airbus A320-200 aircraft.  According to Aer Lingus OBE (online booking engine) frequencies will be increased to 40 flights weekly during September. Separately the carrier has increased capacity on Dublin to New York JFK effective from 17th August  with the introduction of a second daily EIN107 operating five times weekly operated by Airbus A321NEO aircraft, now operating a total of twelve weekly flights on the route. The airline has begun a phased restoration of its European network recently adding Bordeaux , Dusseldorf, Hamburg and Toulouse.  Image courtesy of Aer Lingus  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 20 August 2021 All Rights Reserved

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 16 August

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 16 August

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Delta Airlines Resumes New York JFK to Dublin route

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                                                                     Delta Airlines resumed its New York JFK to Dublin route (DAL44/5) effective from Thursday 5th August operating three times weekly, increasing to five times weekly from 1st September. The resumed service on 5th August was operated by N836MH Boeing 767-432(ER) MSN 29709. This week flights where operated by a mix of Airbus A330-200 and Airbus A330-300 aircraft reflecting demand on the route.  According to FIightradar24 a Boeing 767-300(ER) is planned to operate the service on Saturday 21st August.  Delta’s Managing Director – International Network Planning Amy Martin said "The re-opening of Irish borders to U.S. tourists will bring families and friends together once more and further supporting economic recovery from the global pandemic. Ireland has always been one of our most popular European destinations, with convenient connections to the capital from 40 cities across the U.S. via our New York-JFK hub." Delta

airBaltic extends European partnership with AVIAREPS to Ireland

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                                                                  AVIAREPS has been appointed Preferred Sales Agent (PSA) in Ireland by the Latvian airline airBaltic. The appointment, which came into effect 1st August 2021, makes AVIAREPS responsible for the airline’s sales, group sales and agency support.  AVIAREPS CEO Edgar Lacker stated "Our expanded relationship with airBaltic is reflective of the airline’s continued push for excellence and our dedication to ensuring sales success. Through the deliverance of results, we look forward to seeing this partnership continue to both deepen and grow well into the future." airBaltic is currently operating twice weekly flights from Dublin Airport to Riga and Vilnius using Airbus A220-300 aircraft.  Image courtesy of Air Baltic Facebook page Irish Aviation Research Institute © 14 August 2021 All Rights Reserved

Aer Lingus Resumes Dublin to Washington Dulles route

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                                                           Aer Lingus has commenced the rebuilding of it's Dublin hub with the re-commcement of the Dublin to Washington Dulles route, becoming the fourth destination to be served in North America. The service will be operated four times weekly using Airbus A321NEO-LR aircraft. The first service EIN117 was operated by EI-LRB Airbus A321-253NX MSN 8909 departing Dublin at 1255 local.  Aer Lingus Chief Operating Officer (COO) Peter O’Neill said "We are delighted to resume the Dublin to D.C. service and to unite friends and families once more doing what we are great at - reconnecting our communities and economies. Safety remains our priority at Aer Lingus and we continue to implement measures such as mask requirements and additional cleaning, as has been in practice across the airline for the past year. We are also committed to making the flight experience as comfortable as possible and customers can enjoy our in-flight food, drink

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 9 August

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 9 August

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Amapola Flyg launches Donegal-Dublin PSO route, Fokker's Irish connection

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                                                                  On the afternoon of Sunday 25th July SE-MFY Fokker F50 MSN 20109 positioned to Dublin and later same day to Donegal in advance of formal commencement of PSO route on Monday 26th July.  The temporary contract was awarded in compliance with EU Regulation 1008/2008 in relation to air service PSOs. Amapola Flyg operates the Donegal to Dublin route twice daily. The Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan said "I am pleased to announce that Swedish operator Amapola has been awarded the 7-month contract to operate on the Government funded Donegal – Dublin PSO route. In order to ensure continuity of service on the Donegal route when this temporary contract expires, I plan to launch a further procurement process this summer to provide for a longer term contract of up to 4 years on the route." SE-MFY Fokker F50 was formerly operated by Cityjet as OO-VLS under VLM AOC's from December 2009 to December 2018 and later by City

Malta Air receives six Boeing 737-8-200 MAX aircraft

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                                                                  Ryanair Group carrier Malta Air has taken delivery of six Boeing 737-8-200 MAX aircraft completing deliveries for Summer 2021 season.  The Ryanair Group has taken delivery of 12 Boeing 737-8-200 aircraft with a further 198 aircraft on order for further between 2021 and 2024.  9H-VUE Boeing 737-8-200 positioned from Dublin to Milan Bergamo on 20th July as RYR80 to be based. The Ryanair Group plans to base five Boeing 737-8-200 in Bergamo in 2021 increasing to 10 by Summer 2022 progressively replacing existing Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The Ryanair Group has 20 Boeing 737s based in Bergamo operating 109 routes. 9H-VUC Boeing 737-8-200 positioned from Dublin to Malta on 27th July as "AL7242" for a press event to concide with Ryanair Group expanison at its Malta Base announcing nine new routes.  Malta Air fleet will expand from 6 to 10 aircraft based on the island by 2022.  Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and

Air Canada resumes Dublin – Toronto route

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                                                              Air Canada resumed passenger flights between Dublin and its hub at Toronto Pearson Airport on Monday 2nd August with the first flight operated by C-FGDT Boeing 787-9 MSN 37171. The flight ACA800/801 operates three times weekly . The outbound service from Dublin to Toronto will operate on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays and the return service from Toronto to Dublin on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.  Flights are operated with Boeing 787-9 aircraft in a 3 class layout, featuring 30 Air Canada Signature Class, 21 Premium  and 247 Economy seats.  Air Canada General Manager Sales, U.K. and Ireland Stephen Gerrard said "We are pleased to resume our service between Dublin and Toronto. Our nonstop service from Dublin provides our customers from Ireland with direct access to Canada and the possibility to connect via our Toronto hub to 40 onward destinations across Canada, USA and Mexico.” On the 9th July the Canada Comprehensi

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 4 August

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 4 August

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ASL Aviation Group transfers Boeing 737-400(F) to Irish Subsidiary

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                                                                  The ASL Aviation Group has transferred a Boeing 737-476(F) MSN 24435 HA-FAW from it's Hungrian subsidiary ASL Airlines (Hungary) to ASL Airlines (Ireland) as EI-STI. EI-STI Boeing 737-476(F) c/n 24435 ASL Airlines Ireland Position Rzeszów-Milan Malpensa 03/07/21 ex HA-FAW. The aircraft entered revenue on 5th July operating ABR4910/4915 from Milan Malpensa to Basle vv. ASL Airlines (Ireland) operates a fleet of 32 aircraft including ATR72-200/500/600F, Airbus A300-600R(F), Airbus A330-300(P2F), Boeing 737-400(F), Boeing 737-800(BCF). Irish Aviation Research Institute © 1 August 2021 All Rights Reserved

Aer Lingus awarded UK AOC registers first Airbus A330

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                                                                  Aer Lingus (UK) formally received its AOC from the UK CAA on 9 July , clearing the way for the airline to launch operations. EI-ELA Airbus A330-302 MSN 1106 "St Patrick / Padraig" was re-registered as G-EILA to Aer Lingus UK on 5th July at Dublin Airport..  Due to international borders opening later than expected, Aer Lingus (UK) is postponing the start of new transatlantic services between Manchester Airport and New York JFK and Orlando commencing on 30th September, and to Barbados on 20th October. The routes will be operated on a code-share with IAG sister company British Airways. Aer Lingus (UK) headquartered in Belfast City and based in Manchester will operate two A330-300s and one A321NEO-LR's Bridgetown,  New York/JFK and Orlando.  The carrier plans to add Boston in March 2022. Image courtesy of Paul Quinn Irish Aviation Research Institute © 1 August 2021 All Rights Reserved

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

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                                                                   Irish budget carrier Ryanair has taken delivery of its sixth Boeing 737-8-200 registered EI-HGP msn 62330.  The aircraft was delivered Boeing Field to Dublin Airport on 16th July as 'Ryanair 82T' arriving 1751 local. The aircraft positioned Dublin to London Stansted as 'Ryanair 44' on 23 July. The aircraft entered revenue service on 25 July as RYR8382/8383 to and from Alicante.  Image courtesy of Ryanair  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 1 August 2021 All Rights Reserved

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 26 July

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 26 July

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