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AB Shannon, Ltd. - (7L/AZX)

Shannon

A subsidiary of the Air Bristol Group, AB Shannon was formed to operate a twice daily scheduled service between Shannon and Gatwick.  Service commenced on 7th December 1995 and was increased to thrice daily from March 1996 with one of the parent company’s leased Series 510EDs.  From 1st May 1997 this company and Air Bristol were both marketed as AB Airlines Ltd.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

G-AVMT

147

510ED

07Dec95

01May97

Lsd from Air Bristol

 

Aer Lingus Teoranta. - (EI/EIN)

Dublin

This company ordered four Series 208ALs on 3rd May 1963 in a 74 seat single class configuration.  They were delivered between May and September 1965 and were introduced into service on 6th June 1965.  Over the years they were used on an extensive network from Dublin, Cork and Shannon to destinations which included Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey, Liverpool, London (Gatwick and Heathrow) and Manchester in the United Kingdom and to Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Copenhagen, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Lourdes, Málaga, Madrid, Munich, Paris, Rome and Zürich in Europe.  One aircraft was leased to LANICA of Nicaragua from October 1966 to April 1967.  The type was finally withdrawn from service on 3rd March 1991 after operating nearly twenty-six years of continuous accident free service on both scheduled and charter flights.  From 28th October 1996 to 28th March 1997 aircraft drawn from the British World Series 500 fleet were used to operate a daily schedule between Stansted and Dublin while from 22nd May 1998 to 14th February 1999 AB Airlines Ltd operated jointly marketed services from Shannon to Birmingham and Stansted.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

EI-ANE

049

208AL

14May65

04Jan91

To 5N-HTC

EI-ANF

050

208AL

12Jun65

02Dec90

To 5N-HTD

EI-ANG

051

208AL

31Jul65

03Mar91

To 5N-HTA

EI-ANH

052

208AL

09Sep65

22Feb91

To 5N-HTB

 

 

 

Names used on the aircraft:-

EI-ANE - St Mel

EI-ANF - St Malachy/Maolmhaodhog

EI-ANG - St Declan/Deaglan

EI-ANH - St Ronan

 

CityJet, Ltd. - (WX/BCY)

Dublin

CityJet leased European Aircharter Ltd One-Elevens from late March to 7th April 1997 for use on the company’s Dublin to Paris schedule.  A British World Airlines Ltd Series 518FG was later used to operate from Dublin to Faro and Málaga and on behalf of Air France from Dublin to Paris with effect from March 1999.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

G-OBWD

203

518FG

27Mar99

???

Lsd from British World

 

Ryanair, Ltd. - (FR/RYR)

Dublin

This company introduced the type into service with a Series 561RC leased from TAROM on the Luton to Dublin route on 1st December 1986.  Two Series 525FTs were added in March and April 1987 from the same source.  Further expansion came in 1988 with the addition of two Series 525FTs and a Series 561RC also leased from TAROM.  Two Series 525FTs were returned to TAROM in November 1989.  In June 1990 a Series 561RC was transferred from Ryanair Europe until it was returned to TAROM in October of the same year.  In December 1990 a Series 531FS and a Series 523FJ were transferred from Ryanair Europe after another Series 561RC was returned to TAROM a month earlier.  A Series 509EW, previously operated by Dan-Air Services, was taken on strength in April 1991 followed by Ryanair Europe’s last Series 518FG One-Eleven in May 1991.  A previously used Series 561RC and a Series 525FT were once again leased from TAROM in April 1992 for the summer season.  For summer 1993 the company initially leased an earlier used Series 561RC from TAROM from April to June before leasing four Series 501EXs from British Airways from early June 1993 after signing an agreement on 28th May 1993.  The last of the leased Romanian aircraft was returned to TAROM in October 1993.  With the arrival of a fleet of Boeing 737-200s in the spring of 1994, the One-Elevens were withdrawn from most scheduled services and the four leased British Airways aircraft were returned to them between January and March 1994.  This was quickly followed by the withdrawal from service of two of the remaining One-Elevens in April 1994 leaving just two One-Elevens to cover the Connaught/Knock and Cork schedules, a few off peak schedules and ad hoc charter work.  Once configured with 119 passenger seats, all aircraft were later fitted with either 104 or 109 seats.  Over the years the One-Elevens were used on the company’s scheduled routes from Dublin to Cardiff, Glasgow, Liverpool, Luton, Munich both direct and via Stansted, Paris-Charles De Gaulle, Prestwick and Stansted, from Connaught/Knock to Birmingham, Coventry, Gatwick, Luton, Manchester and Stansted and from Cork and Shannon to both Luton and Stansted.  The last new route to be inaugurated by the One-Eleven fleet was a twice daily schedule between Dublin and Birmingham on 8th November 1993.  The last revenue service was flown with the type on 2nd October 1994.  The aircraft also carried out extensive charter work throughout Europe.  The company also controlled a UK based subsidiary airline which also operated One-Elevens which was initially called London European Airways and later traded as Ryanair Europe.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

EI-BSS

402

561RC

29Nov86

13Nov89

Lsd from TAROM

 

 

 

18Dec89

02Nov90

Lsd from TAROM

 

 

 

01Apr92

01Oct92

Lsd from TAROM

 

 

 

02Apr93

Jun93

Lsd from TAROM

EI-BSY

266

525FT

14Mar87

02Nov89

Lsd from TAROM

EI-BSZ

272

525FT

29Apr87

05Nov89

Lsd from TAROM

EI-BUO

255

525FT

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ntu

EI-BUQ

406

561RC

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ntu

EI-BVG

255

525FT

27Mar88

06Mar91

Lsd from TAROM

 

 

 

30Apr92

02Nov92

Lsd from TAROM

EI-BVH

407

561RC

01Apr88

25Sep93

Lsd from TAROM

EI-BVI

256

525FT

04Jun88

27Sep93

Lsd from TAROM

EI-CAS

406

561RC

01Jun90

02Oct90

Lsd from TAROM

EI-CCU

237

531FS

21Dec90

12Sep94

To ZS-NUG

EI-CCW

186

509EW

12Apr91

10Apr94

To ZS-NMS

EI-CCX

211

523FJ

19Dec90

02Oct94

To 5N-EYI

EI-CDO

201

518FG

03May91

25Apr94

To ZS-NMT

EI-CIB

191

501EX

10Jun93

18Feb94

Lsd from British A/W

EI-CIC

177

501EX

10Jun93

17Mar94

Lsd from British A/W

EI-CID

174

501EX

04Jun93

24Mar94

Lsd from British A/W

EI-CIE

176

501EX

04Jun93

15Jan94

Lsd from British A/W

YR-BCI

252

525FT

29Apr88

26May88

Lsd from TAROM

 

Names used on the aircraft:-

EI-BSS - The Spirit of Dublin later The Spirit of Ireland

EI-BSY - The Spirit of Tipperary

EI-BSZ - The Spirit of Dublin

EI-BVG - The Spirit of Innisfree

EI-BVH - The Spirit of Tara

EI-BVI - The Spirit of Connaught

 

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