Showing posts from August 7, 2021

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

                                                                  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

                                                                  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

                                                              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