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Emerald Airlines uplifts capacity on Belfast City - LBA (Leeds Bradford Airport) route

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                                                                   Emerald Airlines, the exclusive operator of Aer Lingus Regional franchise announced effective from Thursday 26th May the carrier is significantly increasing capacity on its Belfast City to LBA (Leeds Bradford Airport) route, from six times weekly to thirteen times weekly using ATR72-600 aircraft.  Emerald Airlines Head of Commercial Ciarán Smith said "We’re excited to add additional capacity to our existing service from Leeds to Belfast City from mid-May, and I am sure this additional capacity will prove popular for business customers. In particular, the new morning and afternoon flight facilitates day return options".  Emerald Airlines launched Belfast City Base operations on 24th March with two ATR72-600 aircraft operating routes to Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford and Manchester with the second phase of expansion to commence on 8th May launching routes to Exeter (5 times weekly) and Glasgow (daily).  I

PLAY Airlines reconnects Dublin and Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) with new Keflavik connection

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                                                                 PLAY Airlines has restored connectivity between Dublin and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) with the launch of its new four times weekly Dublin to Keflavik service operated by Airbus A320neo and Airbus A3321neo aircraft.  PLAY operates Keflavik to Baltimore daily, with a 2.30 hour connection time westbound and 1.30 hour eastbound connection time in Keflavik.   On Thursday 28th April TF-PLB Airbus A321-251N msn 7945 operated first flight FPY880/1 (ATC Callsign FPY13Z/L). Aer Lingus previously operate Dublin-Shannon-Baltimore three times weekly using Airbus A330-200 aircraft from 2000 to 2001 with the route being suspended following 11 September terrorist attacks, resuming service in March 2003 until it was suspended in 2006.  DAA CEO Dalton Philips stated “We welcome this inaugural flight from Dublin to Reykjavik. We are excited to see that Dublin Airport will enjoy increased connectivity

SP-RZM Boeing 737-8200 Delivered to Buzz

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                                                                  The Ryanair Group has taken delivery of its 66th Boeing 737 Max 8200 this week with SP-RZM Boeing 737-8200 Buzz msn 62340 routing direct Boeing Field (BFI) to Dublin (DUB) on Thursday 26th April as 'RYS82M' arriving 1746 local in full Ryanair colours. The current Ryanair Group Boeing 737-8200 fleet is Buzz (13), Malta Air (24) and Ryanair DAC (29).  Buzz headquartered in Warsaw operates a total of 59 Boeing 737s including 46 Boeing 737-800s and 13 Boeing 737-8200 aircraft from bases in Bratislava, Budapest ,Gdańsk Katowice, Kaunas , Kraków, Poznań, Prague, Sofia , Vilnius, Warsaw Modlin and Wrocław on charter and scheduled services. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 30 April All Rights Reserved

United Airlines goes double daily on Newark-Dublin route, as New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy makes Economic Mission Trip to Ireland

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                                                                  US carrier United Airlines has increased frequency on its Newark to Dublin route to double daily for the Summer season from 23rd April to 30th October, as part of United’s largest transatlantic expansion in its history.  The second flight operated by a two class 174 seat Boeing 757-200(ER) aircraft, complementing its existing daily Boeing 767-400(ER) service. The first flight of the season was operated by N17139 msn 30352.  The carrier previously allocated  flight number UAL317/6 during IATA Winter 2021 season on Denver (DEN) to Kansas City (MCI) route.  Flight Details: UAL317 departs Newark (EWR) 22:10 arrives Dublin (DUB) 10:00 UAL316 departs Dublin (DUB) 13:05  arrives Newark (EWR) 15:55  New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy visited Ireland this week on a four day, two-city economic mission focused on deepening economic ties between Ireland and New Jersey promoting investment opportunities in the Garden State, and strength

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 25 April

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                                                                 Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 25 April :  https://bit.ly/3OATBIZ

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 25 April

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                                                                     Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 25 April :  https://bit.ly/3LcYciD

Turkish Airlines deploys Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft on Dublin-Antalya route

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                                                                   Turkish Airlines has deployed Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft on its new three times weekly Dublin-Antalya route according to data from flight tracking website Flightradar24.com.  TC-LYA Boeing 737 MAX 9 msn 60062 operated THY4073/4074 from Friday 8th April in lieu of schedule Boeing 737-900. The carrier operates five Boeing 737-9 MAX aircraft in 169 seat configuration with 16 business class and 153 economy class seats, fitted new Boeing Sky Interior, LED lightning and larger overhead bins and individual seat USB ports, powered by CFM International LEAP 1B engines.  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 25 April All Rights Reserved

Emerald Airlines adds seventh ATR72-600 to growing fleet

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                                                                   Ireland's newest regional airline Emerald Airlines added its seventh of twelve ATR72-600 units to its growing fleet as EI-FSK ATR72-212A(600) msn 1326 was delivered Toulouse (TLS)to Dublin (DUB) on 14th April in full Aer Lingus colours as 'EAI72P' arriving 1710 local. The aircraft entered revenue service next day 15th April from Dublin (DUB) to Glasgow (GLA) as EAI2GL/EAI21GQ.  According to Planespotters.net the aircraft was formerly registered as OY-YDT to Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC). In a keynote address at the joint Dublin Aviation Drinks and SILC event in Westin Hotel on 31st March Emerald Airlines board member John Higgins, former President and Chief Commercial Officer at Avolon stated the carrier plans to operate a fleet of 12 ATR72-600 aircraft and 2 AOC's Ireland and UK operating a total of 18 routes by July. The ATR72-600 is a highly efficient aircraft , as can burn up to 40% less fuel and emi

EI-GZY ATR72-212A(600) Delivered to Emerald Airlines

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                                                                  Ireland's newest regional airline Emerald Airlines added the sixth of twelve ATR72's to its growing fleet as EI-GZY ATR72-212A(600) msn 1471 was delivered Toulouse/Francazal-Exeter-Dublin on 8-9th April in full Aer Lingus colours. The aircraft entered revenue service on 13th April from Dublin (DUB) to Isle of Man (IOM) as EAI16NJ/EAI17NQ according to Flightradar24.com data. According to Planespotters.net the aircraft was formely registered as OY-YCE to Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC). Aer Lingus Regional, operated exclusively by Emerald Airlines,  countinues to build its Dublin route network having commenced Newcastle International on 15 April operating five times weekly and Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) on 23 April operating double daily. Emerald has also established an airline company in Northern Ireland (Emerald Airlines UK Ltd) and has applied to the UK CAA for a UK AOC and Operating Licence.  Image Credit: Emer

Ryanair adds Genoa (Italy) and Rovaniemi (Finland) to Dublin route network for Winter 2022

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                                                                 Irish budget carrier Ryanair has announced further expansion of its Dublin route network for Winter 2022 launching two new routes effective from 30th October to Genoa (Italy) and Rovaniemi (Finland) both operating twice weekly, using a mix of Boeing 737-800 and Boeing 737-8200 aircraft . Rovaniemi is Ryanair's first route from Dublin to Finland.  Ryanair Marketing Director Dara Brady stated "As Europe’s no. 1 airline, Ryanair is delighted to announce an exciting new Winter route to Genoa which will operate twice weekly starting this winter. The opening of this new route from Dublin reinforces our commitment to increasing connectivity, travel options, and inbound tourism to Dublin and Ireland".  Genoa (Genoa) is the capital of northwest Italy's Liguria region and the sixth-largest city in Italy. The historical center, also known as old town, of Genoa is one of the largest and most-densely populated in Eur

Record VistaJet business jet activity reported at Dublin Airport

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                                                                   According to Dublin Airport Movements blog data their was record Vistara business jet on Friday 22nd April with a total of eight movements operated by a mix of aircraft including Bombardier Challenger 350, Bombardier Challenger 604, Bombardier Global 6000, Bombardier Global 7500 and Mitsubishi Challenger 850 by subsidiary VistaJet Malta.  VistaJet recently celebrated a milestone of its's 10th delivery of the industry flagship Global 7500, making it the largest operator of Global 7500 aircraft in the world. VistaJet plans to operate a total of 17 Global 7500 aircraft in its fleet by the end of 2022. The aircraft can carry 14 passengers with a range of 7,700 nautical miles with a very efficient fuel cruising altitude of 51,000ft with a maximum speed of 0.925 Mach.  VistaJet is expanding its leadership position entering into an agreement to acquire the private aviation services platform of Jet Edge, the fastest-growin

Ryanair Group takes delivery of 65th Boeing 737 Max 8200, Ireland based Ryanair DAC largest operator

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                                                                 The Ryanair Group took delivered of its 65th Boeing 737 Max 8200 this week with EI-HGE Boeing 737-8200 msn 62311 Ryanair DAC routing direct Boeing Field (BFI) to Dublin (DUB) on Thursday 20th April as 'RYR82E' arriving 1518 local. The current Ryanair Group Boeing 737-8200 fleet is Buzz (12), Malta Air (24) and Ryanair DAC (29).  According to the latest data available from Planespotters.net the Ryanair has 496 aircraft in service including 468 Boeing 737-800/8200 (Buzz, Malta Air, Ryanair DAC, Ryanair UK) and 29 Airbus A320-200 (Lauda Europe). According to a number of aviation sources including Boeing Family Flight s, Planespotters.net , Woodys Aeroimages the Ryanair Group is take delivery of a further four aircraft for Ryanair DAC registered as EI-HGL, EI-HGM, EI-HGF & EI-HGH.  The Ryanair Group Polish subsidiary Buzz is due take delivery of a single aircraft registered as SP-RZM and Malta Air subsidiary has

EI-HGV Boeing 737-8200 Delivered to Ryanair

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                                                                   The Ryanair Group took delivered of its 64th Boeing 737 MAX , the aircraft registered EI-HGV Boeing 737-8200 msn 62329 Ryanair was delivered Boeing Field to Dublin as 'Ryanair 82V' on 15th April arriving 1523 local. The aircraft entered revenue service on 15th April from Dublin (DUB) to Eindhoven (EIN) as RYR1964/1965. The current Ryanair Group Boeing 737-8200 fleet is Buzz (12), Malta Air (24) and Ryanair DAC (28)  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 22 April All Rights Reserved

EI-HMX Boeing 737-8200 Delivered to Ryanair

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                                                                   The Ryanair Group took delivered of its 63rd Boeing 737 MAX , the aircraft registered EI-HMX Boeing 737-8200 msn 65893 Ryanair was delivered Boeing Field to Dublin as 'Ryanair 82X' on 12th April arriving 1515 local. The aircraft entered revenue service on 17th April from Dublin (DUB) to Bristol (BRS) as RYR508/509. The current Ryanair Group Boeing 737-8200 fleet is Buzz (12), Malta Air (24) and Ryanair DAC (27)  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 22 April All Rights Reserved

Blue Air announces New Iasi Base connects to Dublin

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                                                                  Romanian carrier Blue Air is to open a new base in Iasi, Romania with 2 new based Boeing 737-800aircraft and 11 new routes plus 12 connections with 46 weekly flights during Summer 2022, including a new connection to Dublin operating three times weekly on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays using Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Flightdata24 data reveals the carrier is currently operating two aircraft from Iasi (IAS) a Boeing 737-500 and Boeing 737-800 non-based integrated with existing Bucharest (OTP) schedules on w-routings. The first Dublin flight was operated by YR-BMQ Boeing 737-8FH c/n 35101 on Wednesday on 20th April.  Blue Air Chief Commercial Officer Krassimir Tanev stated “We are delighted to announce the opening of our new base in Iasi, which will deliver increased connectivity with 2 based aircraft and 46 weekly flights across 11 new routes, connecting IASI with central airports of the cities such as London, Paris, Dublin

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 19 April

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 19 April

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                                                                  Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 19 April :  https://bit.ly/3Ezsl9q

Titan Airways operates Frankfurt-Dublin Airbus A321P2F cargo charters

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                                                                  9H-ZTB Airbus A321-211(P2F) Titan Airways operated by its subsidiary Titan Airways Malta operated two Frankfurt (FRA) to Dublin (DUB) charters on Saturday 9th April and Saturday 16th April outbound via Manchester (MAN) as TMT072/073 according to Flightradar24.com data.  The A321P2F provides a payload capability of up to 27 tonnes. It offers up to 14 full container positions on the main deck, plus the unique A320 family container (up to 10 container positions) and pallet loading capability on the lower deck. Titan Airways managing director Alastair Wilson stated "The A321P2F will enable us to utilise all the benefits of this type into our air freight activities including best-in-class economics, reduced noise, a lower carbon footprint and real time health monitoring, ensuring the highest levels of reliability.” Titan Airways took delivery of the world's first A321P2F in January 2021 following conversion by EFW in

D-AEUC Airbus A321-211P2F Lufthansa Cargo operates first commercial service to Dublin

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                                                                  D-AEUC Airbus A321-211P2F msn 3504 Lufthansa Cargo operated its first commercial service from Frankfurt (FRA) to Dublin (DUB) on 15-16th March as DLH8350 arriving 1704 local departing as DLH8351 next morning at 0052 local. The aircraft christened “Hello Europe” is operated by Lufthansa CityLine on behalf of Lufthansa Cargo. The Dublin will operate twice weekly routing Frankfurt (FRA) - Dublin (DUB)- Manchester (DUB) - Frankfurt (FRA). Lufthansa Cargo CEO Dorothea von Boxberg stated "With the converted A321s, we are meeting our customers’ growing demand for same-day solutions and further strengthening our dense network of global connections as well as our product offering. The selected aircraft type can transport 28 metric tons per flight, significantly larger cargo volumes than in the short-haul bellies of passenger aircraft. In addition to forwarders, integrators and postal operators, eCommerce providers will be cu

SE-MKA ATR72-600 Braathens Regional Airlines operates Dublin Charter

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                                                                  SE-MKA ATR72-212A(600) msn 1276 Braathens Regional Airlines operated a charter flight from Gothenburg (GOT) to Dublin (DUB) on 9th April as BRA9605/8605.  The return was operated on 16th April by its sistership SE-MKG ATR72-212A(600) msn 1354 as BRA8606/9606. The charter operated for Ireland vs Sweden in 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup Qualifying campaign at The Gamla Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg. B.R.A stands for Braathens Regional Airlines. In swedish, "BRA" means good. The carrier is based at Stockholm Bromma with a fleet of 12 ATR72-600 aircraft operating an extensive domestic network. Braathens Regional Airlines (BRA), turboprop and ATR and Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) producer Neste will partner to achieve the collective aim of accelerating the certification of 100% SAF of ATR aircraft to fly with 100% Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel. The companies aim to show a demonstration flight in 2022, with on

Brussels Airlines Airbus A320 operates Dublin Charter in Red Devils Livery

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                                                                  OO-SNA Airbus A320-214 msn 1441 Brussels Airlines in Red Devils Livery operated a charter flight to Dublin (DUB) from Brussels (BRU) as BEL1061/1062 on 25-26th March for Republic of Ireland and Belgium senior International Friendly at Aviva Stadium in Dublin.    Brussels Airlines is the official carrier of the  Belgian Red Devils titled Trident . The livery including faces of national football players including Romelu Lukaku, Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard and overhead bins highlights of Belgian football since 1904. The aircraft will remain in this colour scheme throughout 2022.  Brussels Airlines part of the Lufthansa Group operates a fleet of 39 aircraft including 14 Airbus A319-100s, 16 Airbus A320-200s and 9 Airbus A330-300's. In 2023 the carrier will take delivery of three Airbus A320Neo aircraft. The airline aims to operate its first flight using Sustainable Aviation fuel (SAF) by 2023. Image courtesy of Elevatio

EI-SIM Airbus A320-251N Delivered to SAS Connect

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                                                                  EI-SIM Airbus A320-251N msn 10761 SAS Connect (Ireland) named 'Brun Viking' was delivered Toulouse to Copenhagen on Thursday 31st March as 'SZS9150' landing 1743cal.   The aircraft was originally allocated registration SE-RUU which was not taken up.  The aircraft entered revenue service on 3rd April from Copenhagen (CPH) to London Heathrow (LHR) as SAS501/2 and operated its first flight to Dublin (DUB) on 13th  April as SAS537/8 from 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 13 Airbus A320Neos. Image Credit: Safran Aircraft Engines Irish Aviation Research Institute © 15 April All Rights Reserved

Air Baltic Airbus A220-300 Trio at Dublin Airport

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                                                                  On Monday 11th April three Airbus A220-300 aircraft from Latvian based Air Baltic visited Dublin Airport. The carrier is wet-leasing five Airbus A220-300 aircraft to Eurowings and four Airbus A220-300 aircraft to SAS Airlines, under ACMI contracts providing an aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance.  YL-CSH Airbus A220-300 msn 55016 Air Baltic operated BTI661/2 from Riga (RIX). YL-AAQ  Airbus A220-300 msn 55052 Air Baltic operated Eurowings EWG9394/5 from Dusseldorf (DUS). YL-AAS Airbus A220-300 msn 55054 Air Baltic operated SAS Airlines SAS535/6 from Stockholm (ARN). airBaltic operates a fleet of 33 Airbus A220-300 aircraft from its base in Riga, Tampere, Tallinn and Vilnius. The carrier is the largest A220-300 operator in the world and the largest A220 operator in Europe and plans to add a further 7 aircraft in 2022. By 2024, the airline expects to have a total of 50 Airbus A220s.                                    

Air Transat Restarts Dublin-Toronto flights

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                                                                  Air Transat has restarted its Dublin direct to Toronto flights effective from Tuesday 12th April. The first service TSC230/231 was operated by C-GOIO Airbus A321-271NX msn 9492. The service will operate weekly on Tuesdays up to 26th April, increasing to three times weekly from 3rd May operating on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturdays. From Tuesday 17th May the carrier increases frequency to four times weekly adding Friday service. The carrier will operate five times weekly from 13th June operating on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday to 31st October. The Air Transat A321LR are operated in an 199 seat configuration in two classes with 12 premium Club Class seats in an exclusive cabin with personalized service and ergonomic seating and 187 economy class seats are wider, provide more personal space and are equipped with a state-of-the-art entertainment system. Air Transat operates a fleet of 25 aircraft including

EI-HMW Boeing 737-8200 Delivered to Ryanair

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                                                                    The Ryanair Group took delivered of its 62nd Boeing 737 MAX , the aircraft registered EI-HMW Boeing 737-8200 msn 65891 Ryanair was delivered Boeing Field to Dublin as 'Ryanair 82W' on 7th April arriving 1502 local. The aircraft entered revenue service on 12th April from Dublin (DUB) to Reus (REU) as RYR1115/6. The current Ryanair Group Boeing 737-8200 fleet is Buzz (12), Malta Air (24) and Ryanair DAC (26)  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 15 April All Rights Reserved

EI-HMV Boeing 737-8200 Delivered to Ryanair

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                                                                  The Ryanair Group took delivered of its 61st Boeing 737 MAX , the aircraft registered EI-HMV Boeing 737-8200 msn 65890 Ryanair was delivered Boeing Field to Dublin as 'Ryanair 82V' on 1st April landing 1533 local. The aircraft entered revenue on 6th April operating two sectors from  Dublin (DUB) to London Gatwick (LGW) as RYR116/117/118/119. The current Ryanair Group Boeing 737-8200 fleet is Buzz (12), Malta Air (24) and Ryanair DAC (25)  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 15 April All Rights Reserved

EI-HMT Boeing 737-8200 Delivered to Ryanair

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                                                                  The Ryanair Group took delivered of its 60th Boeing 737 MAX , the aircraft registered EI-HMT Boeing 737-8200 msn 65892 Ryanair was delivered Boeing Field to Dublin as 'Ryanair 82T' on 1st April landing 1517 local. The aircraft entered revenue service on 5th April operating a domestic flight from Dublin Airport (DUB) to Kerry (KIR) as RYR6677/78, followed by Dublin (DUB) to Turin (TRN) as RYR3618/9 and  Dublin (DUB) to Lisbon (LIS) as RYR7138/7. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 15 April All Rights Reserved

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 11 April

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 11 April

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                                                                 Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 11 April :  https://bit.ly/3rDoItV

EI-SIL Airbus A320-251N Delivered to SAS Connect

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                                                                  EI-SIL Airbus A320-251N msn 10674 SAS Connect (Ireland) named 'Brun Viking' was delivered Toulouse to Copenhagen 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.  The aircraft entered revenue service on 23rd March from Stockholm (ARN) to Copenhagen (CPH) as SAS1423/4, the aircraft made its first Dublin on 30th March operating SAS537/8. 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 A320Neos. Image Credit: SAS Airlines  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 15 April All Rights Reserved

Turkish Airlines commences its first-ever service between Dublin and Antalya

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                                                                 Turkish Airlines commenced its first-ever service between Dublin and Antalya on Wednesday 6th April operating  three times per week on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays using two class Boeing 737-900 (ER) aircraft, until 30th October. The Inaugural flight was operated by TC-JYP Boeing 737-9F2(ER) msn 42014. Turkish Airlines with its famous tagline “Widen your World” is true to its name, offers a complimentary 3 course meal on board, all drinks, inflight entertainment and a very generous baggage allowance. There are even toy treats for the kiddies!.  DAA CEO Dalton Philips stated "Dublin Airport welcomes this new direct route between Dublin and Antalya. Antalya is a beautiful city with rich culture and stunning scenery. The commencement of the service is great news for business leisure passengers in Ireland and Antalya and we anticipate strong demand for this service. Dublin Airport looks forward to work with Turkish Ai

PHL Airport celebrates return of Aer Lingus route to Dublin

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                                                                 Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) celebrated the return of Aer Lingus Dublin route on Thursday 7th April for the first time in two years. Aer Lingus will operate six times weekly in April increasing to daily service from 11th May. The first Aer Lingus was operated EI-LRF Airbus A321-251NX msn 10264. The PHL Airport Art Program commissioned local artists to create special designs for pins given to passengers and flight crews. The artwork highlights the destinations with specific colours or by featuring well-known landmarks, with the Dublin celebratory pin designed by Kyle Confehr. PHL Director of Guest Experience Leah Douglas stated "The artists had fun using their creativity to depict the cities and the passengers and flight crews were surprised and excited to receive keepsakes commemorating their trips.” Aer Lingus Vice President US Bill Byrne stated "Aer Lingus is fully committed to connecting Ireland

Aer Lingus Airbus A330s EI-EIK, EI-EIL Enter Revenue Service

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                                                                  The two former Qatar Airways Airbus A330-300s acquired by Aer Lingus recently returned from storage to Dublin Airport on 21st March and 27th March respectively, this week entered revenue service.  EI-EIK Airbus A330-302 msn 789 Aer Lingus operated its first revenue service on Monday 4th April as EIN582/3 from Dublin (DUB) to Malaga (AGP). EI-EIL Airbus A330-302 msn 893 Aer Lingus operated its first revenue service on Friday 8th April as EIN182/3 from Dublin (DUB) to London Heathrow (LHR). The Airbus A330-300 will remain the mainstay of Aer Lingus operations for many years with the aircraft offering very attractive operating costs per seat with the versatility to cover all ranges from short-haul to long-haul. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 9 April 2022 All Rights Reserved

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 4 April

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 4 April

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Ryanair launches new route between Dublin and Nimes, the gateway to Grande Provence

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                                                                  Irish budget carrier Ryanair has launched a new route between Dublin and Nimes operating twice weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 29 March to 29 October using a mix Boeing 737-800 and new Boeing 737-8200 aircraft.  The ingural service on Tuesday 29th March was operated by EI-EVL Boeing 737-8AS msn 40299 receiving a water canon salute from the airport fire service on arrival.  The Saturday flight on 2nd April was operated by Ryanair's new 'Gamechanger' aircraft EI-HEY Boeing 737-8200 msn 62307.  President of Nimes Métropole Franck Proust stated “France is Ireland’s closest European neighbour and, with the launch of this new route, we are celebrating a reciprocal friendship between our two countries sharing the same core values.” Ryanair DAC’s CEO, Eddie Wilson stated "We are pleased to announce our largest ever flight schedule at Dublin Airport this summer. This extensive programme will see Ryanair ope

Norwegian restarts Copenhagen-Dublin route, with return of 737 MAX

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                                                                  Norwegian Airlines recommenced services on its Copenhagen (CPH) to Dublin (DUB) route with effect from Monday 28th March operating twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays using Boeing 737-800 & Boeing 737MAX8 aircraft.  The first service was operated SE-RTC Boeing 737 MAX 8 msn 63973 named Felix Rodríguez de la Fuente colours operated by Norwegian Air Sweden AOC. Norwegian CEO Geir Karlsen stated "This summer schedule we will continue to deliver on our strategy of investing in Norway and the Nordic region. In recent months, we have noticed an increased demand from customers, and we look forward to welcoming them on board to their favourite Nordic destinations". Flight Details NAX3606 departs Copenhagen (CPH) 1100 arrives Dublin (DUB) 1215  NAX3607 departs Dublin (DUB) 1255 arrives Copenhagen (CPH) 1605  The carrier will operate twice weekly flights from Dublin (DUB) to Copenhagen (CPH) and Oslo (OSL) for Summer

WestJet connects Toronto to Chicago and Dublin this summer

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                                                                  Canadian carrier Westjet announced it's 2022 summer schedule with restoration of its network to nearly pre-pandemic levels. As part of its expanded schedule its commencing a new daily service from Chicago to Toronto operated by its subsidiary Westjet Encore which is optimized to offer a one-stop connecting service to a number of European cities including Dublin, from Thursday 19th May.  The carrier will commence its new Toronto to Dublin on Sunday 15th May initially operating four times weekly increasing to a daily service by 1st June using Boeing 737-8 MAX Aircraft.  WestJet Chief Commercial Officer John Weatherill stated "As we continue to focus on expanding our network from our Toronto hub where we offer 33 international destinations, these flights will further strengthen business and leisure ties between Canada and Ireland and will increase connectivity between two key markets." The Westjet Boeing 737-8

Delta Airlines connects Oakland International (OAK) to Dublin via its Atlanta Hub

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                                                                   US carrier Delta Airlines is to launch a new daily service from its Atlanta Hub to Oakland, California operated a Boeing 737-900 aircraft in a three class 180 seat configuration commencing Monday 8th August, enabling an easy one stop through to Dublin with an 1 hour 30 minute connection time in Atlanta.  Director of Aviation at the Port of Oakland Bryant L. Francis stated "Delta’s new nonstop daytime flight to their expansive hub operation in Atlanta will allow passengers even more connections within Delta’s global route network. We invite and ask that East Bay travellers utilize these new flights as part of a commitment to Fly OAK First."  Flight Details DAL2867 departs Atlanta (ATL) 0930 arrives Oakland International (OAK)  1120 DAL2868 departs Oakland International (OAK) 1230 arrives Atlanta (ATL) 1957 Oakland International is the main airport for the greater East Bay, the most populated area in the metropo

Air Canada selects Dublin Airport for technical stops on Delhi flights

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                                                                  Air Canada is operating a total of 21 return flights a week to Delhi from its international hubs in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, operated by a mix Boeing 777-300ER and Boeing 787-9 aircraft.  As Russia closed its airspace to Canada effective 28th February with exceptions made for humanitarian aid or diplomatic missions. As a consequence of the closure of Russian airspace Air Canada will operate 10 technical stops per week through Dublin Airport from its Montreal and Vancouver bases to Delhi on selected eastbound and westbound sectors. As it is a technical stop and no 5th Freedom rights, Air Canada will not be accepting passengers in Dublin for onward flights. Dublin Movements Blog data reveals C-FGDX Boeing 787-9 msn 35269 Air Canada operated the first ACA44 on Monday 28th February arriving 1701 from Vancouver and departing 1915 to Delhi, a second aircraft transited same night C-FNOH Boeing 787-9 msn 35267 ACA44D ar

Ryanair Group Expands Boeing 737-8200 fleet to 59 aircraft

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                                                                  The Ryanair Group took delivery of six Boeing 737-8200 aircraft during the month of March bringing Group total to 58 aircraft. On aircraft was delivered to Buzz and Malta Air and four to Ryanair DAC.  Since deliveries commenced in June 2021 Buzz has taken delivery of 13 aircraft, Ryanair DAC 22 aircraft and Malta Air 24 aircraft. Ryanair Group CEO Michael O'Leary in an interview with German aviation website Aviation Direct stated the 737 MAX aircraft would be based at its primary maintenance bases in Dublin, Krakow, Milan Bergamo and London Stansted in first year of operations. 9H-VUW Boeing 737-8200 c/n 62338 Ryanair Delivered Tuesday 1st March (Aircraft No 54) - Based in Bologna (BLQ) EI-HEW Boeing 737-8200 c/n 62308 Ryanair Delivered Wendsday 2nd March (Aircraft No 55) -Based in Dublin (DUB) EI-HGN Boeing 737-8200 c/n 62327 Ryanair Delivered Thursday 17th March (Aircraft No 56) - Based in Dublin (DUB) SP-RZO Boei