Ryanair turnaround #2: Boeing 737 EI-DAH 30062011
Boeing 737-8AS c/n 33546/ln1269 EI-DAH of Ryanair taking its last passengers on board at Eindhoven airport in The Netherlands (EHEH) on 30 June 2011. A member of the ground staff also goes on board, while a colleague removes the orange ribbon that protects the passengers from the engine. The driver of the tractor is still not in a hurry to get back in his seat and start the pushback. The photo was taken through the extremely dirty glass wall of Eindhoven's visitors gallery, so the photo needed some reworking of the background, removing stains and reflections. The aircraft itself was untouched, though. EI-DAH made its first flight on 7 January 2003 and entered Ryanair service on 22 January 2003. Contrary to EasyJet, Ryanair deems Holland's main airport Schiphol Amsterdam too expensive, too large and too time consuming for the turnarounds, so it chose Eindhoven as its hub in The Netherlands. Even building a special terminal for budget carriers at Schiphol without air bridges could not persuade Ryanair. This is the second in a series of 5 about the turnaround of EI-DAH and its sister ship EI-EPA at Eindhoven. Collect them all!
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