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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