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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