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The airline was registered on May These days it operates all airbus fleet but in the newly formed Aer Lingus taken from the Irish words for air fleet, Aer Loingeas launched its first flight.
The very first Aer Lingus plane 2. Busy skies Advertisement At the start of a new Dublin airport opened up in the suburb of Collinstown and Aer Lingus moved its operations there.
It purchased new aircraft and begun services Aer lingus history Liverpool and a new domestic route to Shannon, however the outbreak of war in Europe meant the skies over Britain and Ireland were a busy and often dangerous place. Flights were stripped right back with a loose service running between Dublin and Liverpool, or to Manchester depending on the security situation at the city's Barton Aerodrome.
The company introduced its first flight attendants and the aircrafts fleet of Douglas DC-s were painted with the distinctive silver and green branding. A new Anglo-Irish Agreement in gave the company exclusive air traffic rights from Ireland to Britain.
Advertisement With business on the up the company purchased seven new Vicker Viking aircraft. In an attempt to consolidate the Irishness of the brand the decision was made to name all the craft in the fleet after saints.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. Kenry from Swords, Co Dublin. Aer Lingus pilots in front of their plane 4. The jet age In December the airline propelled itself into the jet age with the arrival of three new Boeing for use on the New York route and their new American destination, Boston.
The conversion of the whole fleet to the new jet equipment began in The upgraded fleet was the first to sport the Aer Lingus shamrock on the fin. All 61 passengers and crew perished. Despite a two-year investigation no cause for the incident was determined in the years following the crash.
Advertisement A modern day investigation, concluded in by the Irish Government, claimed it was most likely that the plane broke up mid-air due to a structural failure of the port tail-plane caused by corrosion, metal fatigue or a bird strike.
Speculation that the plane had been brought down by a missile strike during a training exercise by British armed forces was ruled out. Contrary to the standard aviation practice of discontinuing an aircraft number after a crash, the airline still runs a Cork to London route under this flight number to this day.
Two years later Aer Lingus celebrated it golden jubilee, restoring their original aircraft to take part in air shows around the country.
Today Aer Lingus operates a fleet of 48 commercial aircraft, all still traditionally named after saints.Aer Lingus (IATA: EI / ICAO: EIN) is an airline based in Dublin, Ireland founded in currently operating a fleet of 54 aircraft.
Aer Lingus enters the jet age, with Boeing s covering the routes from Dublin and Shannon to NY and Boston. BAC One-Eleven jets introduced on Continental European network. Aer Lingus is one of Ireland's truly iconic companies. We fly 43 aircraft, and we carry about 10 million passengers safely to their destinations every year.
Here you'll find interesting information about our fleet, our parent company IAG and our partnership with Unicef. State-owned Aer Lingus takes delivery of its first aircraft, registered EI-ABI, on May 26, and named it "Iolar" (Eagle).
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