Showing posts from March 27, 2022

Kazakhstan's Air Astana re-registers aircraft in Ireland

                                                                 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

                                                                 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

                                                                   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: