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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