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Ryanair Group Boeing 737-8200 fleet grows to 48 aircraft , plans 65 for Summer 2022

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                                                                  The Ryanair Group took delivery of seven new Boeing 737-8200 aircraft in January increasing fleet to a total of 48 units. The aircraft where delivered Boeing Field to Dublin for post delivery modifications prior entry to service.  Three aircraft where delivered to Polish subsidiary Buzz in full Ryanair colours based in Budapest, Hungary and three to Ryanair DAC Ireland.  On Ryanair's Q3 investor Q&A on Monday 31st January Ryanair Group CFO Neil Sorahan stated the group will operate a total of 65 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft for Summer 2022 with a further 18 aircraft to be delivered up to April, at a rate of six per month. The CFO stated the aircraft where delivering better than 16% fuel burn performance expected.  SP-RZI Boeing 737-8200 c/n 62305 Buzz Delivered Wednesday 5th January - (Aircraft number 42). SP-RZK Boeing 737-8200 c/n 62304 Buzz Delivered Wednesday 5th January (Aircraft number 43). SP-RZL Boeing 737-820

American Airlines restores Philadelphia to Dublin route as travel restrictions eased

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                                                                  US carrier American Airlines has restores its daily Philadelphia to Dublin service (AAL722/23) effective from Tuesday 4th January operated two class Boeing 787-8 aircraft. The service was operated by N802AN msn 40620. The service was temporarily paused during Christmas festival period from 15th December . Philadelphia (PHL) is American’s transatlantic gateway and largest North-eastern hub operating on average 413 daily flights that serve 121 destinations in 22 countries. The carrier operates from from Terminals A, B, C and F. According to (PHL) AA was the airport top carrier with 11.58 passengers in 2021 with 70% market share. Aer Lingus joined the Atlantic Joint Business (AJB) between American, British Airways, Iberia and Finnair last year. This summer Aer Lingus will enable passengers to book American codeshare travel from Chicago O’ Hare (ORD) to Albuquerque (ABQ), Nashville (BNA), Dallas /Fort Worth (DFW), Los Angele

Ryanair connects Dublin to Nimes twice weekly for Summer 2022

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                                                                                  Ryanair announced a new connection between Dublin and Nimes for Summer 2022 as part of its largest ever base expansion operating 120 routes with over 900 weekly flights with 33 based aircraft, operating twice weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 29 March to 29 October using Boeing 737-800 aircraft.  The carrier will have no direct or indirect competition on this route and will enable passengers to self-connect across Ryanair's 120 routes from Dublin and use to US CBP for onward North America connections. Ryanair Chief Commercial Officer Jason McGuinness stated "We are pleased to add this new route to Dublin as part of our French S22 programme, giving our customers another amazing European destination to plan their summer holidays". Nimes Airport Director GrĂ©gory Merelo said "This teamwork allows the airport to begin diversifying its network to connect to new tourist markets and anchor

Ryanair expands Boeing 737-8200 operations to Paris Beauvais base

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                                                                  Ryanair and Paris-Beauvais Airport have announced the arrival of two new Boeing 737-8200 "Gamechanger" aircraft which will replace its existing two Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Paris-Beauvais Airport becomes the first Ryanair base airport in France to receive the "gamechanger" aircraft. According to Flightradar24 the two based aircraft Boeing 737-8200 are 9H-VUF msn 65082 in Malta Air colours and 9H-VUS msn 62326 Malta Air in Ryanair colours. On 16 September last the carrier announced its Winter 2021/22 programme from Paris Beauvais, opening 10 new destinations (53 in total) from November. The Ryanair base at Beauvais Airport was opened in December 2020 despite the covid-19 pandemic. The low-cost company has been present in Beauvais since 1997 and is preparing to celebrate its 25th anniversary at this airport.  Ryanair Chief Commercial Officer Jason McGuinness stated "We are delighted to extend our l

EI-CPE Airbus A321-211 Aer Lingus Ferried Nimes to Lasham

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                                                                 German website Skyliner Aviation reported EI-CPE Airbus A321-211 msn 926 named 'St Enda / Eanna' Aer Lingus was ferried Nimes to Lasham on Friday 28th January prior to P2F conversion.  According to Flightradar data the aircraft arrived in Lasham at 1230 local as EIN2534. The aircraft was stored at Dublin from March 2020 to January 2021 prior to ferry flight to Nimes.  EI-CPE first flew on 20 November 1998 and delivered on 11 December 1998. Aer Lingus operated a total of 6 Airbus A321s primarily on trunk European leisure and London Heathrow routes until March 2020 the aircraft where placed into storage due to Covid 19 Global Pandemic.  The carrier operates eight of its successor aircraft Airbus A321LR on European and North American routes.  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 29 January 2022 All Rights Reserved

First Delta Airlines Airbus A330NEO visits Dublin in Team USA Livery

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                                                                    US carrier Delta Airlines debuted its first Airbus A330NEO on New York JFK to Dublin as N411DX Airbus A330-941 msn 1991 operated DAL44 arriving 0952 local departing as DAL45 1144 local in special TEAM USA Livery. The Team USA inspired Airbus A330-900 celebrates Delta’s new eight-year partnership with Team USA, which runs through the Beijing Winter Games 2022, LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Delta’s Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Gil West said "The next-generation engine technology from Rolls-Royce which powers the A330neo provides compelling operating economics, superior fuel performance and the range and coverage for our transoceanic needs going forward." (Delta Press Release 16Nov18). The aircraft was delivered Toulouse to Tokyo Narita on 29th May 2021 in a three class configuration (29 Business Class , 28 Premium Economy , 224 Economy) powered by Rolls Royce RR Trent 7000-72

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 24 January

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 24 January

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 17 January

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 17 January

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EI-GUM, EI-GUP ATR72-600F Delivered to FedEx for operation by ASL Airlines Ireland

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                                                                  On Thursday 6th January FedEx took delivery of two new ATR72-600F aircraft registered EI-GUM msn 1717, EI-GUP msn 1700 both aircraft where delivered Toulouse to Shannon for for post delivery modifications, for operation by ASL Airlines Ireland, a FedEx ATR operator since 2000. EI-GUM positioned Shannon (SNN) to Paris CDG (CDG) as ABR76 on 13th January entering service next day as ABR6ML from Paris CDG (CDG) to Lyon (LYS) according to Flightradar24 data. EI-GUP entered service on 10th January based in Shannon (SNN) operating the Paris CDG (CDG) route according to Flightradar24 data. FedEx Express made a firm purchase of 30 ATR 72-600F aircraft with options to purchase an additional 20 aircraft. The deliveries will be about six aircraft per year over a five-year period. ASL Airlines Ireland is due to take delivery of a further two aircraft.  Image Credit: ATR Aircraft  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 17 January 2022 Al

EI-EMP Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair DAC Transferred to Ryanair UK as G-RUKE

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                                                                   The Ryanair Group has completed an inter-group transfer of EI-EMP Boeing 737-8AS msn 40285 from Ryanair DAC to Ryanair UK as G-RUKE on 11th January at London Stansted. EI-EMP was delivered to Ryanair DAC on 30th June 2010.  The aircraft operated its last flight for Ryanair DAC on 8th January as RYR2129 Tampere (TMP) to London Stansted (STN). Ryanair UK is a low-cost airline based at Stansted airport it commenced operations in March 2019 operating a fleet of eight Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The airline is the UK subsidiary of the low-cost Irish airline group Ryanair Holdings, and a sister airline to Ryanair DAC, Buzz and Malta Air.  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 17 January 2022 All Rights Reserved

Emirates celebrates 10 years of operation of Dublin-Dubai route

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                                                                                Emirates Airlines celebrated its 10th anniversary in Ireland on Sunday 9th January 2022 with the flight UAE161/2 operated by A6-EGV Boeing 777-31H(ER) msn 38990. Dublin became Emirates 29th European route and its 119th globally and was one of 15 new passenger routes launched in 2012, which included Adelaide, Phuket, Ho Chi Minh, Rio, Harare and Barcelona .  On the 9th January 2012 the first service was operated by A6-EAG Airbus A330-200 msn 396 with the carrier having consistently having load factors in excess of 90% from the first day of operation, thus the Dublin route has exceeded all expectations as an A330-200 would serve the route for 2 to 3 years before being upgraded to an Boeing 777-300ER. The Dublin far exceed expectations becoming an Boeing 777-300(ER) route on 1 May 2012 operated by A6-EBC Boeing 777-36NER msn 32790. The airline has carried more than 2.8 million passengers on 10,000 flights betw

LOT Polish Airlines increases Dublin frequency to daily for Summer 2022

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                                                                 LOT Polish Airlines is increasing frequency on Warsaw Chopin to Dublin route to a daily service for Summer 2022 commencing 27 March using a mix of Boeing 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 aircraft.  The carrier currently operates four times weekly on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sundays using Embraer 190 aircraft. To meet Christmas peak demand the carrier deployed Boeing 737-800/737 MAX 8 aircraft on selected dates according to Dublin Movements blog SP-LVD Boeing 737 MAX 8 3rd January, SP-LWG Boeing 737-800 2nd January, SP-LVA Boeing 737 MAX 8 27th December, SP-LVC Boeing 737 MAX 8 19th December.  LOT Polish began Warsaw to Dublin route on 23 August 2020 after a 13 year absence. 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. LOT299 departs Warsaw Chopin 1435 arrives Dublin 1635 LOT300 departss Dublin

SPARTA Monthly Newsletter

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 10 January 2022

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 10 January 2022

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First Smartwings Boeing 737 MAX visits Dublin Airport

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                                                                   Smartwings first Boeing 737 MAX visited Dublin Airport on 20-22 December operating a transit flight. The aircraft OK-SWD Boeing 737-8 msn 43557 operated non stop from Punta Cana (PUJ) in the Dominican Republic to Dublin on 20 December as '3Z7603' arriving 2016 local after an 8 hour 32 minute flight according to Flightradar24. The aircraft departed Dublin on 22nd December to Kosice (KSC) as 'QS4307' at 1420 local. On 19 December the aircraft routed Katowice (KTW) to Ponta Delgada (PDL) to Punta Cana (PUJ) in the Dominican Republic for overnight.  Smartwings, a.s. (formerly Travel Service, a.s.)is a low-cost leisure Czech airline. The carrier is largest  airline in the Czech Republic and it operates scheduled and chartered flights, mainly to leisure destinations, and also wet and dry leases its aircraft to other airlines. It also owns 98% of Czech Airlines, and has subsidiaries in Poland, Hungary and Slova

SP-RZI, SP-RZK Boeing 737-8200 Delivered to Buzz

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                                                                   The Ryanair Group first Boeing 737 MAX deliveries of 2022 commenced on Wednesday 5th January with SP-RZI Boeing 737-8200 msn 62305, SP-RZI Boeing 737-8200 msn 62304 Buzz in full Ryanair colour scheme, increasing the group fleet to 43 aircraft. SP-RZI Boeing 737-8200 msn 62305 delivered Boeing Field to Dublin as 'RYS82I' arriving 1824 local. SP-RZK Boeing 737-8200 msn 62305 delivered Boeing Field to Dublin as 'RYS82K' arriving 1840 local. The Ryanair Group Buzz subsidiary Boeing 737 MAX fleet is currently spilt betweenn Krakow and Warsaw Modlin bases. Image Credit: Ryanair  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 8 January 2022 All Rights Reserved

Edelweiss connects Cork to Zurich for Summer 2022

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                                                                  Edelweiss a Swiss leisure airline, charter airline and the sister company of Swiss International Air Lines is to connect Cork to Zurich twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays using Airbus A320-200 aircraft in Summer 2022 effective from 15th April as part of a significantly expanded schedule. The carrier will operate 75 holiday destinations in 32 countries worldwide in its 2022 summer flight schedule. This is 13 destinations more than this summer, increasing the number of short haul flights has been increased by 16% compared to summer 2021 and inceasing long-haul programme by 185%. The carrier will resume service to North American destinations Tampa Bay (Florida), Denver, Las Vegas, Calgary and Vancouver . In Europe Bergen in Norway, Bilbao in Spain and Cork in Ireland added to the route network. Edelweiss operates a fleet of 10 Airbus A320-200s and 4 Airbus A340-300 aircraft. According to demand the carrier has flexibility

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 4 January

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 4 January

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Turkish Airlines launches new Antalya to Dublin route for Summer 2022

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                                                                   Turkish Airlines is to launch a new Dublin to Antalya route for Summer 2022 operating three times weekly on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 1st April to 28th October using  two class Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The route was planned for launch in Summer 2020 and subsequently for Summer 2021 but delayed to the Covid-19 global pandemic. Turkish Airlines will also operate routes from Antalya to Edinburgh, Manchester and London. Antalya is the fifth-most populous city in Turkey and the capital of Antalya Province on Anatolia's southwest coast bordered by the Taurus Mountains, Antalya is the largest Turkish city on the Mediterranean coast outside the Aegean region with over one million people in its metropolitan area. The city that is now Antalya was first settled around 200 BC by the Attalid dynasty of Pergamon, which was soon subdued by the Romans. Roman rule saw Antalya thrive, including the construction of several new

Ryanair Group Boeing 737 MAX fleet increases to 41 aircraft at year end 2021

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                                                                   The Ryanair Group took delivery of six Boeing 737-8200 MAX aircraft in December with deliverers to subsidiary carriers Buzz (Poland) and Malta Air increasing the group fleet to a total of 41 aircraft at year end 31 December 2021. The Buzz aircraft SP-RZG is based in Krakow, Poland and the five Malta Air have been allocated to Ryanair DAC bases in Italy at Bologna, Milan Bergamo and Milan Malpensa.  SP-RZG Boeing 737-8200 c/n 62320 Buzz Delivered Wednesday 1st December  9H-VUR Boeing 737-8200 c/n 62325 Malta Delivered Wednesday 8th December in Ryanair colours and based in Milan Bergamo. 9H-VUS Boeing 737-8200 c/n 62326 Malta Delivered Friday 10th December in Ryanair colours and based in Bologna. 9H-VUT Boeing 737-8200 c/n 65882 Malta Delivered Thursday 16th December in Ryanair colours and based in Milan Malpensa. 9H-VUU Boeing 737-8200 c/n 65883 Malta Delivered Tuesday 21st December in Ryanair colours and based in Milan