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EI-HEN Boeing 737-8200 Ryanair Positions to Dublin to Funchal for new base announcement

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                                                                 On Tuesday 22rd November Ryanair's Boeing 737-8200 msn 62301 positioned from Dublin to Funchal (FNC) using its registration as callsign for formal new base announcement next day. According to Flightradar24 the aircraft departed Dublin 1331 local arriving Funchal (FNC)1647 local.  The aircraft returned to Dublin next day arriving 1709 local using its registration as callsign prior to returning to London Stansted (STN) base as RYR820 later same evening.  The aircraft operated London Stansted (STN) to Dublin as RYR271 on 20th November and  on 21st November operated Dublin to Faro (FAO) RYR7032/3 and Dublin (DUB) to Lisbon (LIS) RYR7138/7. Ryanair announced the opening of its fifth base in Portugal at Funchal  on 23rd November with 2 Boeing 737-800 aircraft, representing an investment of $200m operating 40 weekly flights operating 10 new routes to Brussels Charleroi, Dublin, Lisbon, London Stansted, Manchester, Marseille

Aer Lingus re-connects Ireland to Sunshine State with Orlando route

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                                                                   Aer Lingus restoration of its Dublin North Atlantic Hub continues on a phased basis with carrier resuming its Dublin to Orlando route with effect from Saturday 26th November using Airbus A330-300 aircraft operating three times.  Aer Lingus Executive Vice-President US Bill Byrne said "We are so happy to be flying to the US from Dublin again, and this weekend we can once again connect families, friends and businesses to Florida. Flying to Orlando is an important step in the resumption or our services and will no doubt be very meaningful to those people with connections to the Sunshine State."  The first service was operated by EI-FNH msn 1744 EIN120 (ATC Callsign EIN1ER) departing Dublin 1232 local arriving Orlando 1605 local. The return sector EIN120 departed Orlando 1946 local arriving into Dublin 0832 local.  Orlando becomes the seventh North Atlantic gateway to be restored from Aer Lingus Dublin Airport Hub.