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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 28 March

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 28 March

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                                                                   Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 28 March: https://bit.ly/3iOjCpv

Kazakhstan's Air Astana re-registers aircraft in Ireland

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                                                                 German Aviation website Skyliner Aviation reported Kazakhstan's Air Astana the transfer of three of it's aircraft registered in the Caribbean territory of Aruba, to the Irish registry. The transfer took place at Air Astana's main base at Almaty International airport (ALA) on 17th March, the aircraft concern where EI-KBG Airbus A320-232 msn 6029 ex P4-KBG, EI-KHA Embraer 190-E2 msn 19020012 ex P4-KHA and EI-KHC Embraer 190-E2 msn 19020014 ex P4-KHC. The Air Astana group operates a fleet of 35 aircraft comprising 15 Airbus A320/A320neo, 12 Airbus A321/A321neo/A321LR, three Boeing 767 and five Embraer E190-E2, with the total including nine A320 and one A320 neo with LCC division, FlyArystan and has plans to increase its fleet size to a total of 43 aircraft by the end of 2022. Image Credit: Air Astana  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 27 March 2022 All Rights Reserved

Delta Airlines restores connectivity between Atlanta and Dublin

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                                                                 US carrier Delta Airlines has restored connectivity between Atlanta (ATL) and Dublin (DUB) following a two year route suspension to the global pandemic. The carrier will operate five weekly Airbus A330-300 service from 27th March to 29th October for the IATA Summer Season 2022, offering 1,465 weekly seats. The first service DAL176/177 was operated by N823NW Airbus A330-302 msn 1628. Delta’s S.V.P. – Network Planning Joe Esposito stated "With the lifting of restrictions to the U.S. and abroad, plus growing vaccination rates and tremendous pent-up demand, travel to Europe is expected to surge next summer – and Delta customers are assured to enjoy every moment from curb to claim." Delta Air Lines has operated 34 years of flying between the US and Dublin Airport. The airline started a direct service between Dublin and Atlanta in 1988 and is the airport’s longest serving US carrier and will operate to Atlanta, Boston

EI-EIK Airbus A330-300 Aer Lingus Ferried Bordeaux to Dublin

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                                                                   EI-EIK Airbus A330-302 msn 893 Aer Lingus named 'St. Began / Begain' was ferried Bordeaux to Dublin on Thursday 24th March as 'Shamrock 2505' landing 2035 local after storage. This aircraft was previously operated by Qatar Airways as A7-AEM.  The aircraft had been storage in Ciudad Real (CQM) since July 2020 till ferry flight to Bordeaux (BOD) on 28th February as EIN2580. This IATA summer season effective from 27th March to 29th October the carrier will deploy Airbus A330-200/300 capacity on its European and UK network with an Airbus A330-200 to operate Dublin-Faro (FAO) daily (EIN492/3) from 25th April. From today Sunday 27th March it will operate an A330-300 daily on Dublin-Malaga (AGP) route (EIN582/3), with the first service operated by EI-DUZ.  The existing A330-300 operation  on Dublin-London Heathrow continues with a switch from EIN178/9 to EIN182/3 six times weekly expect Saturdays. Image Credit:

EI-SIL Airbus A320-251N Delivered to SAS Connect (Ireland)

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                                                                 EI-SIL Airbus A320-251N msn 10674 SAS Connect (Ireland) named 'Brun Viking' was delivered Toulouse (TLS) to Copenhagen (CPH) on Thursday 17th March as 'SZS9150' landing 1603 local. The aircraft is the 11th aircraft to join the growing fleet , as the carrier expands establishing a new crew base in Copenhagen (CPH).  The aircraft was originally allocated registration SE-RUU which was not taken up.  As of Monday 21st March according to Flightradar24 data the aircraft is yet to operate its first commercial service.  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 11 Airbus A320Neo aircraft.  Image Credit: SAS Airlines  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 21 March 2022 All Rights Reserved

EI-EIL Airbus A330-302 Aer Lingus Ferried Nimes to Dublin

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                                                                   EI-EIL Airbus A330-302 msn 893 Aer Lingus named 'St. MacDara' was ferried Nimes to Dublin on Wednesday 16th March as 'Shamrock 2535' landing 1200 local after storage. The aircraft perviously operated by Qatar Airways as A7-AEM.  Aer Lingus acquired two former Qatar Airways EI-EIK msn 789 ex A7-AEH and EI-EIL Airbus A330-301 msn 893 ex A7-AEM in Spring 2020, pre covid to boost North Atlantic capacity and where stored in Nimes and Cuidad Real airport respectively pending entry to service. Aer Lingus continues to re-build its North Atlantic Hub at Dublin progressively reinstating routes and adding frequencies as both Los Angeles (LAX) and Philadelphia (PHL) resume daily from 11th May and Seattle (SEA) fives times weekly from 25th May. Miami (MIA) route three times weekly from 25th October. On existing routes Boston (BOS) increases to 14 times weekly from 27th March and Chicago increases to 12 times weekly f

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 14 March

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                                                                    Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter  14 March :  https://bit.ly/3wcltfI

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 14 March

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                                                                     Irish Commercial Aircraft Update  14 March :  https://bit.ly/3I9x9lY

Latvian carrier Air Baltic Reinstates routes from Dublin to Riga and Vilnius

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                                                                 Latvian carrier Air Baltic has reinstated connectivity between Dublin and Riga with effect from 8th March operating twice weekly on Wednesdays and Sundays operated by Airbus A220-300 aircraft. The route had been temporarily paused since 30th January. The carrier is restoring Dublin to Vilnius (VNO) with effect from 29th March operating twice weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays operated by Airbus A220-300 aircraft. The carrier took delivery of its 33rd Airbus A220-300 registered YL-ABG certified to carry 148 passengers, an increase of 3 passengers on existing A220-300 fleet. Air Baltic CEO Martin Gauss stated “This is the first airBaltic Airbus A220-300 aircraft which is certified to operate up to 148 seats. Until now we could use 145 seats on the aircraft, however, going forward also existing fleet will gradually be recertified for this additional capacity, which will further drive efficiency of our operations." airBalt

Eurowings reconnects Dusseldorf to Dublin with increased frequencies

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                                                                 German low cost carrier Eurowings has re-established its route between Dusseldorf and Dublin with effect from Friday 18th February operating four times weekly increasing by capacity by 50% , pre-covid when it operated twice weekly. The route is operated by an Airbus A319-100 and Airbus A320-200 aircraft according to market demand The first service was operated by D-AKNV operating EWG9394/9395 (EWG5Y/5KP). The carrier is to resume Dublin to Cologne for the IATA Summer 2022 season commencing 31 March operating twice weekly.  Eurowings GmbH is a German low-cost carrier headquartered in Düsseldorf and is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group operating a fleet of 82 aircraft Airbus A319 & Airbus A320-200 aircraft and two leased Boeing 737-800's. In 2022, the airline is due to receive its first five Airbus A320neo aircraft.  Image Credit: Eurowings  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 13 March 2021 All Rights

Ryanair Group Adds Six Boeing 737-8200s to fleet in February, bases three aircraft in Dublin

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                                                                 The Ryanair Group took delivery of six new Boeing 737-8200 'Gamechanger' aircraft in February, increasing fleet to 53 as of the end of February. This month five of the six aircraft where delivered to Ryanair DAC (Ireland) and a single aircraft to Malta Air delivered in full Ryanair colours.  The Ryanair Group on 11th February took delivery of its 50th Boeing 737-8200 aircraft registered EI-HET msn 62310. See Blog post on its delivery here . Flightradar24 data reveals the carrier based three aircraft in Dublin following post-delivery modifications with EI-HES, EI-HEV, EI-HGW as as part of the largest ever DUB schedule operating more than 900 weekly flights to 120 destinations with 33 based aircraft.  EI-HGZ Boeing 737-8200 c/n 65888 Ryanair Delivered 1st February (Aircraft No 48) -  Based London Stansted. EI-HGW Boeing 737-8200 c/n 65085 Ryanair Delivered 2nd February (Aircraft No 49) - Based Dublin (DUB). EI-HET B

ET-AYG DHC8-402 Ethiopian Airlines transits Dublin on delivery flight

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                                                                  African carrier Ethiopian Airlines took delivery of its 33rd DHC8-402 through Dublin on delivery overnighting on 3rd March. The aircraft ET-AYG msn 4626 using callsign 'ETH9201' arrived Dublin 1725 local from Keflavik (KEF) departing next morning at 0618 local to Rome (FCO) and Cairo (CAI) to overnight arriving at its home base in Addis Ababa (ADD) on 5th March. The aircraft entered service on 8th March operating from its Addis Ababa (ADD) base to Bahir Dar (BJR) as ETH188/9 and Dessie (DSE) as ETH166/7. De Havilland Aircraft of Canada marked the delivery of the aircraft to Ethiopian Airlines tweeting a video of its rollout and first flight.   Ethiopian Airlines first welcomed the Dash 8-402 aircraft into its fleet in March 2010. The aircraft can operate in -54°C to +50°C environments, making it well suited to the Ethiopian Airlines operations in the Ethiopian Highlands, known as the “network builder” due to its

SPARTA Newsletter February

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 7 March

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                                                                   Irish Commercial Aircraft Update  7 March :  https://bit.ly/3ClfuXa

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 7 March

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                                                                 Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter  7 March :  https://bit.ly/3vJ6k5B

Delta Airlines resumes flights between Boston and Dublin

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                                                                  Delta Airlines continues to rebuild its transatlantic network. As of 28 February, the carrier  resumed service between Boston (BOS) and Dublin (DUB) with daily Boeing 767-300(ER) flights. The first service was operated by N182DN Boeing 767-332(ER) msn 25987.  According to Flightradar24 the carrier will up gauge capacity on the route from 6 March from Boeing 767-300(ER) to Airbus A330-300 aircraft. Delta’s NE Sales Manager Charlie Schewe stated "We’re focused on bringing back the routes and destinations our customers love, so they enjoy easy, convenient access to a comprehensive, far-reaching network throughout Europe and its neighbouring regions." DAL154 Departs Boston 2240 arrives Dublin 0945 next day DAL155 Departs Dublin 1230 arrives Boston 1435 Image Credit: Delta Airlines  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 6 March 2022 All Rights Reserved

Ryanair Group takes delivery of 50th Boeing 737-8200 'Gamechanger' aircraft

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                                                              The Ryanair Group on 11th February took delivery of its 50th Boeing 737-8200 'Gamechanger' aircraft registered EI-HET msn 62310 ,from its order book of 210 aircraft with a further 160 aircraft to be delivered up to FY2026.  In an LinkedIn Post Ryanair's Deputy HR Director Mark Duffy revealed a small delivery ceremony was held to mark the milestone in the carrier's delivery programme. So far the group the largest number of deliveries have been allocated to Malta Air with 22 aircraft followed by Ryanair DAC with 17 aircraft and Polish subsidiary Buzz with 11 aircraft.  The Ryanair Group Boeing 737-8200 have been allocated to the following bases Bologna, Budapest, Dublin, Krakow, London Stansted, Milan Bergamo, Milan Malpensa, Paris Beauvais, Warsaw Modlin.  The Ryanair Group is the launch customer for the high-capacity 737 8-200 variant, having placed its first order for 100 aircraft and 100 options in late 20