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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 28 February

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 28 February

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                                                                             Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 28 February : https://bit.ly/3MdEhRI

United Airlines reconnects Dublin to Washington Dulles, increases capacity by 30%

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                                                                 United Airlines further increases connectivity at Dublin Airport with effect from Sunday 19 February restoring its seasonal service to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) operated by a 214-seat Boeing 767-300(ER) aircraft, up-gauged from a 169-seat Boeing 757-200 increasing capacity by almost 30%.   The Boeing 767-300(ER) features 30 United Polaris business seats , 48 economy plus and 184 economy class seats and offers cargo capacity of 35,919kg (35 tonnes) per flight which will immensely benefit  Irish exporters. The carrier operates a fleet of 36 Boeing 767-300(ER) aircraft. The first service was operated by N647UA Boeing 767-322(ER) msn 25284 arriving 0946 and departing 1228 local. UAL126 departs Washington Dulles (IAD) 22:15 arrives Dublin Airport (DUB) 10.05 next day UAL127 departs Dublin Airport (DUB) 12:10 arrives Washington Dulles (IAD) 15:25 United including United Express operates 220 daily flights to

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 21 February

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                                                                  Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 21 February :  https://bit.ly/3s5BFND

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 21 February

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 14 February

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 14 February

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                                                                     Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter  14 February :  https://bit.ly/ 3sDadWs

The Port of Seattle Authority announces Aer Lingus Dublin-SEA route resumes in May

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                                                                  The Port of Seattle Authority announced in a blog post Friday 10 February Aer Lingus is to resume its Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) to Dublin Airport (DUB) route as it reconnects with the rest of the world.  According to the Aer Lingus online booking engine the route will commence on 25 May operating five times weekly on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays using Airbus A330-300 aircraft.  Aer Lingus has an interline agreement with Seattle based Alaksa Airlines enabling onward connectivity to 90+ cities from SEA.  EIN53 departs Dublin Airport (DUB) 1605 arrives Seattle (SEA) 1740  EIN52 departs Seattle (SEA) 1925 arrives Dublin Airport (DUB) 1245 next day Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) newly expanded International Arrivals Facility (IAF) has been the most complex capital development program in the history of the airport is to schedule to open 3 March next, featuring a new passenge

SAS Ireland adds 10th Airbus A320neo to expanding fleet

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                                                                            SAS Ireland has taken delivery of its 10th Airbus A320neo aircraft on 8 February. EI-SIJ Airbus A320-251N msn 10752 was delivered Toulouse (TLS) to Copenhagen (CPH) as 'SL9150' arriving 1646 local. The aircraft entered service on 12 February operating from Copenhagen (CPH) to Alicante (ALC) as SAS2813/4. SAS Ireland will expand its fleet of A320 Neos throughout 2022 and establish a new crew base in Copenhagen (CPH).  SAS Ireland was founded in 2017 as an ACMI carrier to compliment SAS production. The airline is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. The carrier has operational bases in Copenhagen, London Heathrow, Malaga with a fleet of 10 Airbus A320Neos. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 13 February 2022 All Rights Reserved

Aer Lingus restarts Dublin to Miami route from 21 October

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                                                                  Aer Lingus has announced that it will be restarting its direct service from Dublin Airport (DUB) to Miami (MIA) from 21 October initially operating be twice weekly, before increasing to three times weekly on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from 29 October using Airbus A330-300 aircraft. Aer Lingus Executive Vice-President US Billy Byrne stated "We are delighted to be building back our US connectivity this year and there’s no doubt that travel is back for 2022. We are so happy to be flying to the US again, and this week we are delighted to be continuing to connect families, friends and businesses to Florida."  On 26 November 2021 Aer Lingus re-commenced Dublin to Orlando route as Miami adds a second connection to Florida, an important destination for recreational travel from Ireland. The carrier commenced services to Miami on 1 September 2017. J.D. Power recently awarded Miami International Airport (MIA) for Bes

EI-CPH Airbus A321-211 Aer Lingus Ferried Ciudad Real to Lasham

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                                                                 German website Skyliner Aviation reported EI-CPH Airbus A321-211 msn 1094 Aer Lingus  named 'St Dervilla / Dearbhile' was ferried Ciudad Real  to Lasham on Friday 11 February prior to P2F conversion.  According to Flightradar24 data the aircraft arrived in Lasham at 1433 local as EIN2537. The aircraft had a historic role in the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland in August 2018 for a two-day visit. On Sunday 27 August the aircraft operated as EIN2408 Dublin to Rome Ciampino departed at 1900 hours under the command of Captains Steve Kelly and Shane Kearney using ATC callsign 'Shepherd 1'.  The chartered Aer Lingus A321 accommodated 126 guests, including Pope Francis and key members of the Vatican, members of the wider Vatican delegation, security staff and journalists.  See Image from Mel Byrne The aircraft positioned Dublin to Ciudad Real on 7 October 2020 as EIN2592 for long term storage, after being withdra

Aurigny accelerates new Guernsey to Dublin route start date to 16th March, adds third weekly frequency to meet demand

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                                                            Aurigny announced it has accelerated the launch of its new route from Guernsey to Dublin route from 29th March to 16th March to coincide with the four day St Patrick’s Day Festival 2022. The route will on Tuesdays and Thursdays initially and to meet market demand the carrier is adding a third weekly frequency on Saturdays from 31st March using 72 seat ATR72-600 aircraft. Aurigny CEO Nico Bezuidenhout said "The purpose is to increase overall air connectivity for Guernsey. The partnership approach will complement Aurigny’s own route initiatives, which includes the addition of the Birmingham and Exeter routes in 2021 and Dublin in 2022.  We are aiming to strike the appropriate balance between the high-frequency London-focused schedule needs of Guernsey’s Finance Sector, the medical travel needs of Islanders and the desire for varied travel destinations of outbound leisure travellers." Aurigny operates a fleet of three D

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 7 February

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 7 February

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EI-CPG Airbus A321-211 Aer Lingus Ferried Ciudad Real to Lasham

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                                                                  EI-CPG Airbus A321-211 msn 1023 Aer Lingus named 'St-Aidan/Aodhan ' was ferried Ciudad Real  to Lasham on Monday 31st January prior to P2F conversion reported German aviation website Skyliner Aviation.  According to Flightradar24 data the aircraft arrived in Lasham at 1605 local as EIN2537. The aircraft positioned Dublin to Ciudad Real on 24th September 2020 as EIN2592 for long term storage, after being withdrawn from service in March.  EI-CPG first flew on 19 May 1999 and  delivered on 28 May 1999. Aer Lingus operated a total of three Airbus A321s across its European network until March 2020 when the aircraft where withdrawn from service due to Covid 19 Global Pandemic when the Irish government imposed non essential travel restrictions to Europe & UK. The carrier operates eight of its successor aircraft Airbus A321LR on European and North American routes.  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 5 February 2022

EgyptAir to connect Dublin and Cairo from June 2022

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                                                                   EgyptAir is to launch a new year-round direct Dublin-Cairo service this summer.  The new route, which commences on 2nd June , operating four times per week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays and will be Ireland’s first scheduled air service to Egypt. Egyptair will operate the route using a two class Airbus A320neo aircraft 142 aircraft with 16 business class a generous 48” seat pitch and 126 economy class seats offering 29-30” pitch and is powered by CFM Leap-1A engines.  The cabin features relaxing mood lighting and personal in-flight entertainment screens and Wi-Fi connectivity and the feature of Live TV, which allows watching many news, sports and other channels. The airline operates 8 A320neo aircraft with a further 7 on order on lease from Dublin aircraft lessor AerCap. Egyptair become the first airline based in mainland Africa to operate the aircraft type. The Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Du

Irish airline group ASL Aviation Holdings endorses 'Toulouse Declaration'

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                                                                  Irish airline group ASL Aviation Holdings announced on a LinkedIn post the group endorsed the ‘Declaration on Future Sustainability and Decarbonisation of Aviation’, launched by the French Presidency of the European Union in Toulouse, France on Friday 4th February, further committing to reduced carbon emissions targets by 2030 and to net-zero emissions by 2050.  These measures will include aircraft technology improvement, improvements in operations, the use of sustainable aviation fuels, market-based measures, carbon pricing, financial incentives, and support to foster environmental and climate innovation in the aviation sector. Last November ASL Aviation Holdings signed an agreement with ZeroAvia in developing hydrogen-electric engine conversions for ATR72 aircraft. The project will ultimately include an order with ZeroAvia for converting up to 10 of ASL's owned ATR72 freighter aircraft to hydrogen-electric propulsi

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 1 February

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                                                                   Irish Commercial Aircraft Update  1 February :  https://bit.ly/ 3s79yMT

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 1 February

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                                                                   Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter  1 February :  https://bit.ly/ 3IU10Q1