Showing posts from September 4, 2021

SunExpress launches Izmir to Dublin route autumn series

                                                               SunExpress, a joint venture of Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa has commenced a weekly service (SXS/XQ886/887) between Izmir and Dublin operating on Saturdays from 4th September to 30th October using Boeing 737-800 aircraft.  The first service was operated by TC-SPE Boeing 737-8HC msn 36530.  Prior to the Covid pandemic last year the carrier planned to operate a weekly service increasing to twice weekly for the summer peak season before resuming a weekly service for the autumn season. Due to European travel restrictions the service never materialized.  In February 2020 AVIAREPS was appointed General Sales Agent (GSA) in Ireland by SunExpress to strengthen their presence in the market.  Last month the carrier issued a ‘Request for Proposals’ via Route Exchange , seeking new strategic and long-term airport partners in Ireland. SunExpress was established in 1989 operates a fleet of 46 Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 5 Boeing 737 M

Aer Lingus operates Airbus A330 Atlanta cargo charter flights

                                                                 Aer Lingus continues to utilize its Airbus A330-300 fleet to operate ad-hoc US charter cargo flights supporting the automotive and manufacturing sectors. Aer Lingus has served four new US destinations since the Covid global pandemic to cater for cargo market operating to Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas Forth Worth and Greenville in addition to operating charters to destinations such as Miami and New York JFK.  IAG CEO Luis Gallego speaking on a Investor Call conference call 30th July stated "As passenger demand starts to recover, cargo-only flying is likely to reduce as co-sponsored flights with passenger business are increasing".   This has been reflected at Aer Lingus since July A330 passenger operations have been steadily growing as the aircraft are deployed on routes to Boston, Chicago, Faro, London Heathrow, Malaga and New York JFK as travel restrictions eased in Ireland.  On 22-23 August EI-EDY msn 1025 operate

Boeing 737 MAX 9 Debuts at Dublin Airport with Icelandair

                                                                  The first Boeing 737 MAX 9 to debut at Dublin Airport was TF-ICA msn 44357 Icelandair on Sunday 29th August operating ICE416/7 to and from Keflavik (Reykjavik) with the aircraft touching down at 1347 local.  In February 2013 Boeing and Icelandair announced a firm order for 16 737 MAX airplanes, aircraft at more than $1.6 billion at list prices. The order, originally announced as a commitment for 12 airplanes in December 2012, has been increased to 16 airplanes and includes 737 MAX 8s and 9s, as well as purchase rights for eight additional 737 MAXs. According to website Statisat the Boeing 737 MAX 9 has an average price of $128.9 million. The Boeing 737 MAX 9 has a two class 193 seat configuration featuring the new Boeing Sky Interior with a range of 3,550 nautical miles (6,570 kilometres) powered by CFM International LEAP-1B engines.  Icelandair operates a fleet of 29 Boeing 737 MAX 8, MAX 9, Boeing 757-200, 300 and 3 Bo