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EI-GUO ATR72-600F ASL Airlines Ireland delivered for FedEx operation

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                                                                  EI-GUO ATR72-212A(600F) msn 1722 ASL Airlines Ireland was delivered Toulouse to Shannon on 4th July in full FedEx colours. ASL Airlines Ireland operates a total of four ATR72-600F aircraft for FedEx under an CMI contract,  from its European hubs in Liege (LGG) and Paris CDG (CDG) with a further aircraft on order. ASL Airlines is the largest ATR operator for FedEx outside North America. The ATR 72-600F features a class E main cabin for cargo operations, and will support both bulk cargo and Unit Load Device (ULD) configurations. The ATR 72-600F has a bulk capacity of 74.6 m3, and when in ULD mode, can accommodate up to seven LD3 containers, or five 88” x 108”, or nine 88” x 62” pallets. The aircraft is also equipped with new reinforced floor panels. ASL Airlines operate a fleet of 36 aircraft including 6 ATR72s, 4 Airbus A300-600R(F), 3 Airbus A330-300(P2F) and 22 Boeing 737-400(F), Boeing 737-800BCF/SF. Image Credit: FedE

Dublin and Seattle reconnected by Aer Lingus

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                                                                  On 7th July, after a 28 month suspension, Aer Lingus resumed flights between Dublin and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) operated by Airbus A330-300 aircraft, five times weekly from the two cities. The first flight was operated by EI-GAJ Airbus A330-302 msn 1791.  Aer Lingus now operates a total of 14 routes from its Dublin North Atlantic Hub with daily direct flights between Ireland and West Coast USA to LAX and San Francisco.  Aer Lingus Chief Customer Officer  Susanne Carberry stated “We are delighted to announce the Seattle route restart after a pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Seattle has so much to offer both business and leisure travellers and we look forward to welcoming customers on board the route again. Aer Lingus is the only carrier connecting customers to the West Coast of USA with daily flights, reaffirming our commitment to building our transatlantic connections”. SEA was named the 2022 World