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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