Showing posts from August 29, 2021

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

                                                    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

                                                          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

                                                                  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