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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