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EI-SIM Airbus A320-251N Delivered to SAS Connect

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                                                                  EI-SIM Airbus A320-251N msn 10761 SAS Connect (Ireland) named 'Brun Viking' was delivered Toulouse to Copenhagen on Thursday 31st March as 'SZS9150' landing 1743cal.   The aircraft was originally allocated registration SE-RUU which was not taken up.  The aircraft entered revenue service on 3rd April from Copenhagen (CPH) to London Heathrow (LHR) as SAS501/2 and operated its first flight to Dublin (DUB) on 13th  April as SAS537/8 from Copenhagen (CPH). SAS Ireland was founded in 2017 as an ACMI carrier to compliment SAS production. The airline is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. The carrier has operational bases in Copenhagen, London Heathrow, Malaga with a fleet of 13 Airbus A320Neos. Image Credit: Safran Aircraft Engines Irish Aviation Research Institute © 15 April All Rights Reserved

Air Baltic Airbus A220-300 Trio at Dublin Airport

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                                                                  On Monday 11th April three Airbus A220-300 aircraft from Latvian based Air Baltic visited Dublin Airport. The carrier is wet-leasing five Airbus A220-300 aircraft to Eurowings and four Airbus A220-300 aircraft to SAS Airlines, under ACMI contracts providing an aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance.  YL-CSH Airbus A220-300 msn 55016 Air Baltic operated BTI661/2 from Riga (RIX). YL-AAQ  Airbus A220-300 msn 55052 Air Baltic operated Eurowings EWG9394/5 from Dusseldorf (DUS). YL-AAS Airbus A220-300 msn 55054 Air Baltic operated SAS Airlines SAS535/6 from Stockholm (ARN). airBaltic operates a fleet of 33 Airbus A220-300 aircraft from its base in Riga, Tampere, Tallinn and Vilnius. The carrier is the largest A220-300 operator in the world and the largest A220 operator in Europe and plans to add a further 7 aircraft in 2022. By 2024, the airline expects to have a total of 50 Airbus A220s.                                    

Air Transat Restarts Dublin-Toronto flights

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                                                                  Air Transat has restarted its Dublin direct to Toronto flights effective from Tuesday 12th April. The first service TSC230/231 was operated by C-GOIO Airbus A321-271NX msn 9492. The service will operate weekly on Tuesdays up to 26th April, increasing to three times weekly from 3rd May operating on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturdays. From Tuesday 17th May the carrier increases frequency to four times weekly adding Friday service. The carrier will operate five times weekly from 13th June operating on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday to 31st October. The Air Transat A321LR are operated in an 199 seat configuration in two classes with 12 premium Club Class seats in an exclusive cabin with personalized service and ergonomic seating and 187 economy class seats are wider, provide more personal space and are equipped with a state-of-the-art entertainment system. Air Transat operates a fleet of 25 aircraft including

EI-HMW Boeing 737-8200 Delivered to Ryanair

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                                                                    The Ryanair Group took delivered of its 62nd Boeing 737 MAX , the aircraft registered EI-HMW Boeing 737-8200 msn 65891 Ryanair was delivered Boeing Field to Dublin as 'Ryanair 82W' on 7th April arriving 1502 local. The aircraft entered revenue service on 12th April from Dublin (DUB) to Reus (REU) as RYR1115/6. The current Ryanair Group Boeing 737-8200 fleet is Buzz (12), Malta Air (24) and Ryanair DAC (26)  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 15 April All Rights Reserved

EI-HMV Boeing 737-8200 Delivered to Ryanair

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                                                                  The Ryanair Group took delivered of its 61st Boeing 737 MAX , the aircraft registered EI-HMV Boeing 737-8200 msn 65890 Ryanair was delivered Boeing Field to Dublin as 'Ryanair 82V' on 1st April landing 1533 local. The aircraft entered revenue on 6th April operating two sectors from  Dublin (DUB) to London Gatwick (LGW) as RYR116/117/118/119. The current Ryanair Group Boeing 737-8200 fleet is Buzz (12), Malta Air (24) and Ryanair DAC (25)  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 15 April All Rights Reserved

EI-HMT Boeing 737-8200 Delivered to Ryanair

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                                                                  The Ryanair Group took delivered of its 60th Boeing 737 MAX , the aircraft registered EI-HMT Boeing 737-8200 msn 65892 Ryanair was delivered Boeing Field to Dublin as 'Ryanair 82T' on 1st April landing 1517 local. The aircraft entered revenue service on 5th April operating a domestic flight from Dublin Airport (DUB) to Kerry (KIR) as RYR6677/78, followed by Dublin (DUB) to Turin (TRN) as RYR3618/9 and  Dublin (DUB) to Lisbon (LIS) as RYR7138/7. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 15 April All Rights Reserved

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 11 April

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                                                                  Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 11 April :  https://bit.ly/3uu0iol

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 11 April

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                                                                 Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 11 April :  https://bit.ly/3rDoItV

EI-SIL Airbus A320-251N Delivered to SAS Connect

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                                                                  EI-SIL Airbus A320-251N msn 10674 SAS Connect (Ireland) named 'Brun Viking' was delivered Toulouse to Copenhagen on Thursday 17th March as 'SZS9150' landing 1603 local. The aircraft is the 11th aircraft to join the growing fleet , as the carrier expands establishing a new crew base in Copenhagen (CPH).  The aircraft was originally allocated registration SE-RUU which was not taken up.  The aircraft entered revenue service on 23rd March from Stockholm (ARN) to Copenhagen (CPH) as SAS1423/4, the aircraft made its first Dublin on 30th March operating SAS537/8. SAS Ireland was founded in 2017 as an ACMI carrier to compliment SAS production. The airline is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. The carrier has operational bases in Copenhagen, London Heathrow, Malaga with a fleet of 11 Airbus A320Neos. Image Credit: SAS Airlines  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 15 April All Rights Reserved

Turkish Airlines commences its first-ever service between Dublin and Antalya

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                                                                 Turkish Airlines commenced its first-ever service between Dublin and Antalya on Wednesday 6th April operating  three times per week on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays using two class Boeing 737-900 (ER) aircraft, until 30th October. The Inaugural flight was operated by TC-JYP Boeing 737-9F2(ER) msn 42014. Turkish Airlines with its famous tagline “Widen your World” is true to its name, offers a complimentary 3 course meal on board, all drinks, inflight entertainment and a very generous baggage allowance. There are even toy treats for the kiddies!.  DAA CEO Dalton Philips stated "Dublin Airport welcomes this new direct route between Dublin and Antalya. Antalya is a beautiful city with rich culture and stunning scenery. The commencement of the service is great news for business leisure passengers in Ireland and Antalya and we anticipate strong demand for this service. Dublin Airport looks forward to work with Turkish Ai

PHL Airport celebrates return of Aer Lingus route to Dublin

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                                                                 Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) celebrated the return of Aer Lingus Dublin route on Thursday 7th April for the first time in two years. Aer Lingus will operate six times weekly in April increasing to daily service from 11th May. The first Aer Lingus was operated EI-LRF Airbus A321-251NX msn 10264. The PHL Airport Art Program commissioned local artists to create special designs for pins given to passengers and flight crews. The artwork highlights the destinations with specific colours or by featuring well-known landmarks, with the Dublin celebratory pin designed by Kyle Confehr. PHL Director of Guest Experience Leah Douglas stated "The artists had fun using their creativity to depict the cities and the passengers and flight crews were surprised and excited to receive keepsakes commemorating their trips.” Aer Lingus Vice President US Bill Byrne stated "Aer Lingus is fully committed to connecting Ireland

Aer Lingus Airbus A330s EI-EIK, EI-EIL Enter Revenue Service

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                                                                  The two former Qatar Airways Airbus A330-300s acquired by Aer Lingus recently returned from storage to Dublin Airport on 21st March and 27th March respectively, this week entered revenue service.  EI-EIK Airbus A330-302 msn 789 Aer Lingus operated its first revenue service on Monday 4th April as EIN582/3 from Dublin (DUB) to Malaga (AGP). EI-EIL Airbus A330-302 msn 893 Aer Lingus operated its first revenue service on Friday 8th April as EIN182/3 from Dublin (DUB) to London Heathrow (LHR). The Airbus A330-300 will remain the mainstay of Aer Lingus operations for many years with the aircraft offering very attractive operating costs per seat with the versatility to cover all ranges from short-haul to long-haul. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 9 April 2022 All Rights Reserved

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 4 April

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                                                                   Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 4 April: https://bit.ly/3u7MKhW

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 4 April

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                                                                   Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 4 April: https://bit.ly/3j0We8H

Ryanair launches new route between Dublin and Nimes, the gateway to Grande Provence

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                                                                  Irish budget carrier Ryanair has launched a new route between Dublin and Nimes operating twice weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 29 March to 29 October using a mix Boeing 737-800 and new Boeing 737-8200 aircraft.  The ingural service on Tuesday 29th March was operated by EI-EVL Boeing 737-8AS msn 40299 receiving a water canon salute from the airport fire service on arrival.  The Saturday flight on 2nd April was operated by Ryanair's new 'Gamechanger' aircraft EI-HEY Boeing 737-8200 msn 62307.  President of Nimes Métropole Franck Proust stated “France is Ireland’s closest European neighbour and, with the launch of this new route, we are celebrating a reciprocal friendship between our two countries sharing the same core values.” Ryanair DAC’s CEO, Eddie Wilson stated "We are pleased to announce our largest ever flight schedule at Dublin Airport this summer. This extensive programme will see Ryanair ope

Norwegian restarts Copenhagen-Dublin route, with return of 737 MAX

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                                                                  Norwegian Airlines recommenced services on its Copenhagen (CPH) to Dublin (DUB) route with effect from Monday 28th March operating twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays using Boeing 737-800 & Boeing 737MAX8 aircraft.  The first service was operated SE-RTC Boeing 737 MAX 8 msn 63973 named Felix Rodríguez de la Fuente colours operated by Norwegian Air Sweden AOC. Norwegian CEO Geir Karlsen stated "This summer schedule we will continue to deliver on our strategy of investing in Norway and the Nordic region. In recent months, we have noticed an increased demand from customers, and we look forward to welcoming them on board to their favourite Nordic destinations". Flight Details NAX3606 departs Copenhagen (CPH) 1100 arrives Dublin (DUB) 1215  NAX3607 departs Dublin (DUB) 1255 arrives Copenhagen (CPH) 1605  The carrier will operate twice weekly flights from Dublin (DUB) to Copenhagen (CPH) and Oslo (OSL) for Summer

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

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 28 March

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                                                                    Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 28 March: https://bit.ly/3Ns9RM1

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 28 March

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                                                                   Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 28 March: https://bit.ly/3iOjCpv

Kazakhstan's Air Astana re-registers aircraft in Ireland

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                                                                 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

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                                                                 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

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                                                                   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: