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First Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) Airbus A321neo visits Dublin Airport

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                                                    The first Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) Airbus A321neo visit to Dublin Airport took place on Friday 18th December 2020 with HB-JPA Airbus 271NX MSN 9417 , named “Stoos” after the name of the village in the Swiss canton of Schwyz.  On 21st December HB-JDB Airbus A320-271N MSN 9379 operated to Dublin. HB-JPA was delivered from from Airbus’ Hamburg Finkenwerder assembly plant to SWISS’ Zurich hub on 18th September 2020 and HB-JDB on the 1st July 2020. Executive Vice President Lufthansa Group Fleet Management Nico Buchholz said "Our decision to go with the cleanest, the most reliable and the most efficient belongs to the image of Switzerland, thus the A320neo was a natural fit with our modernization strategy."  The carrier has taken delivery of two Airbus A320neo and one Airbus A321neo from an order of 25 A320neo Family aircraft which will gradually renew and replace existing fleet of A320 Family aircraft. The A320neo Fa

Turkish Airlines operates first Boeing 787 to Dublin Airport

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                                                   Turkish Airlines operated its first Boeing 787 to Dublin on Saturday 12 December 2020 with TC-LLE Boeing 787-9 MSN 65805. The aircraft has seating capacity for 300 passengers, including 270 economy class seats and 30 business class seats and was delivered on 14th September and is powered by GEnx-1B74/75 engines.   The airline is the 71st Boeing 787 customer with a total of 25 on order plus 5 options to be delivered between 2019 and 2023 in a contract valued at $7 billion at list prices. The carrier plans to deploy 787-9 to operate new non-stop international routes such as Atlanta, Bali, Bogota-Panama, Vancover Washington. Due to the impact of Covid-19 the carrier may defer deliveries beyond 2023. Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee M. İlker Aycı said "Turkish Airlines has been committed to continuously expanding its range of services on and off-ground as it grows in reach and flies to more internatio

Air Canada Maintains Winter Connectivity on Dublin route

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                                                                   Air Canada has maintained winter connectivity passenger flights from Ireland operating three-times weekly non-stop service between Dublin and its Toronto hub. The service operated by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft will also carry a range of commodities, including general cargo and temperature-controlled goods, machinery and industrial parts, aircraft spares, e-commerce products, as well as pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, manufactured by both Irish and Ireland-based multinational companies.  The outbound service from Dublin to Toronto operates on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Image courtesy of Air Canada  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 1 January 2021 All Rights Reserved