EI-EXR to The Rescue!

Dublin, 10th September 2019 – Four years and four months after EI-EXR departed from Hong Kong the aircraft returned on July 28th for another mission to facilitate Air Hong Kong’s DHL operations.

The Aircraft will be based in Clark Air Base (The Philippines) and operate five nights per week on the Clark – Manila – Hong Kong – Manila – Clark route. Flights from / to Clark are positioning flights as there are no longer facilities to park during the day at Manila.

Due to Air Hong Kong having a number of their own aircraft on maintenance it has left them short of capacity and ASL (Ireland) were asked to help out in a short term basis. Having previous experience operating A300-600 aircraft in Asia (including Manila) we were more than happy to accede their request.

It is expected that EI-EXR will operate on this route until the end of September 2019 when our latest A330 (EI-HEC) will arrive to take over operations.

Crew from L-R: Capt. Martin Pound (A300-600); Capt. Tom Flynn (A300-600); Capt. Tony Tompkins (A330); FO Sean McKenna (A330); Capt. Andy McMurtry (A330); FO Jeremy Kuiper (A300-600)

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