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Aurigny adds a second generation Dornier 228

Aurigny Air Services Dornier 228-212 G-OAUR (msn 8305) GCI (Nick Dean). Image: 933761.

Aurigny has taken delivery of its second New Generation Dornier 228 aircraft, marking an important investment in its Alderney, Southampton and Dinard services.

The aircraft is due to operate its maiden commercial flight later this week. It arrives with the registration, G-ETAC (below), in homage to Les Etacs rocks in Alderney, an iconic islet and home to a large colony of gannets.

The new G-ETAC went into revenue service on September 20, 2018.

It joins Aurigny’s other New Generation Dornier G-OAUR (top), which arrived in 2015. They will now provide the majority of inter-island flying, with back up from a Classic Dornier aircraft.

The arrival of G-ETAC had been delayed by the manufacturer RUAG. Due to the delay in delivery, RUAG provided Aurigny with another Classic Dornier aircraft, G-OMAF, to ensure adequate cover on the inter-island services. This loan comes to an end with the arrival of G-ETAC and G-OMAF has been returned.

Aurigny CEO Mark Darby said: “We are delighted to take delivery of G-ETAC. The aircraft is equipped with the latest New Generation systems and has comfortable seats, to provide the very best customer experience.

Alongside G-OAUR, our other New Generation aircraft, it will provide the backbone to the fleet and operate a majority of our inter-island services. This was an important investment in our Alderney operations and ensures we have a fleet that can serve us well for years to come.”

The States of Alderney CEO Andrew Muter said: “I’m delighted with the news that the new Dornier will shortly be serving Alderney. The availability of reliable, modern aircraft with up to date technology is a real plus for the Island and for its visitors. I very much welcome this investment by Aurigny and look forward to flying in the new plane.”

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Aurigny): Aurigny Air Services Dornier 228-212 G-OAUR (msn 8305) GCI (Nick Dean). Image: 933761.

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Wizz Air expands in Iasi, Romania

Celebrating the 100th Airbus aircraft

Wizz Air, the largest airline in Romania and one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines, launched 7 new routes accompanied by the celebration of the two-year anniversary of its Iasi base and the deployment of a second aircraft to the local fleet.

The modern 180-seater Airbus A320 aircraft will support the operations of the newest services available from Iasi to Billund, Brussels Charleroi, Dortmund, Eindhoven, Malmö, Paris Beauvais and Thessaloniki, as well the increased frequencies to 2 popular destinations from Iasi: Milan Bergamo and Tel-Aviv.

In total, Wizz Air schedule will have 20 additional weekly flights departing from Iasi.

In other news, the company will also launch a new from Vienna to Eilat in November.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Wizz Air): Wizz Air (wizzair.com) (Hungary) Airbus A321-231 WL HA-LTD (msn 8305) (Airbus 100) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 942462.

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