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Ryanair launches new Agadir to Dublin connection

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                                                           Irish Budget carrier Ryanair has launched a new route from its Agadir Base to Dublin effective from Sunday 18th October operating twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays. The inaugural service (RYR3995/3994) was operated by EI-EKR Boeing 737-8AS msn 38503. ONMT General Manager Adel El Fakir said "Ryanair has been a long-time partner of the Morocco destination and plays a key role in our system aimed at increasing point-to-point air connections between the kingdom and the world." Ryanair DAC CEO Eddie Wilson stated "We are proud to announce the upcoming opening of our third Moroccan base. For us, this has been a historic partnership since our first flight to Agadir in 2008 and we are happy to contribute to the development of this region as a leading winter destination."  Ryanair signed a strategic agreement with ONMT in July to open a new base in Agadir with two Boeing 737-800's operating 25 routes creating 6

Antonov Trio at Shannon Airport 27th October 2021

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                                                                  Another historic day for Irish Aviation occurred at Shannon Airport on Wednesday 27th October as the airport hosted a trio of Antonov aircraft reminiscent of the past Aeroflot days when significant Russian activity with Ilyushin and Tupolev aircraft on transit stops and painting visits. The three aircraft to visit UR-CQD An-26B msn 10101 Vulkan Air on transit stop en-route from Madrid to the United States to undertake a contract. UR-82007 An-124 msn 19530501005 Antonov Design Bureau 'ADB3995' arrived from Dubai World Centre (DWC) departing next day to Huntsville (HSV), Alabama. UR-82060 Antonov An-225 Mriya msn 13102 Antonov Design Bureau 'ADB3982' arrived from Tianjin via Almaty with a shipment of Christmas trees and decorations for Irish retailer  Dunnes Stores Shannon Airport Operations & Commercial Director Niall Maloney said "With a wingspan wider than the Croke Park pitch and, from nose to

EI-FYE Boeing 737-8 Norwegian Air International Ferried Edinburgh to Oslo Gardermoen

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                                                                                EI-FYE Boeing 737-8 msn 42827 Norwegian Air International named 'Sojourner Truth' was ferried Edinburgh to Oslo Gardermoen on Thursday 28th October as 'IBK1A' arriving 1526 local after storage since March 2019. The aircraft was delivered Boeing Field to Oslo Gardermoen on 1st August 2017. Its sistership SE-RYK Boeing 737-8 msn 42826 Norwegian Air Sweden was ferried Lleida/Alguaire to Bergen on Friday 29th October reported Skyliner Aviation. This aircraft was formely registered as EI-FYC. Image Credit: Norwegian Airlines  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 1st November 2021 All Rights Reserved