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Published on March 6th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 06/03/2015

Aircraft Update:

Turkish Airlines Cargo Thursday 5th march  commenced a new twice-weekly Istanbul-Shannon-Chicago cargo service, First flight was operated by A330-200F, TC-JCI.  

Global Aviation News:

After Seven Years, Qatar Gives Up Waiting on Bombardier CSeries

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-04/after-seven-years-qatar-gives-up-waiting-on-bombardier-cseries

airberlin’s New CEO Comes Out Swinging

Read more: http://www.travelpulse.com/news/airlines/airberlins-new-ceo-comes-out-swinging.html

American Airlines leading fight against three foreign rivals

Read more: http://www.dallasnews.com/business/airline-industry/20150304-american-airlines-leading-fight-against-three-foreign-rivals.ece 

British Airways Announces A320 Sharklet Refit Program

Read more: http://www.thebasource.com/british-airways-announces-a320-sharklet-refit-program/

Emirates president sees low-cost airlines’ mergers

Read more: http://www.emirates247.com/business/economy-finance/emirates-president-sees-low-cost-airlines-mergers-2015-03-05-1.583160

Emirates Airlines Sees Need for 100 to 200 Airbus A380s

Read more: http://www.wsj.com/articles/emirates-airlines-sees-need-for-100-to-200-airbus-a380s-1425493924

ETIHAD to Start A380 New York JFK Service from Dec 2015

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/247598/etihad-to-start-a380-new-york-jfk-service-from-dec-2015/

Flybe to Open Cardiff Airport Base

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/247609/flybe-to-open-cardiff-airport-base/

Garuda Jets to Make World Top Ten Airport Busier: Southeast Asia

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-04/garuda-order-to-test-jakarta-airport-s-capacity-southeast-asia

Norwegian Air’s plan to split fails to end pilots’ strike

Read more: http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/03/05/norwegian-air-strike-idINL5N0W710K20150305

Norwegian hires charter flights as talks start

Read more: http://www.thelocal.no/20150305/norwegian-hires-baltic-charter

Qatar Airways interested in more airline stakes

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/04/us-qatar-airways-idUSKBN0M01HA20150304

Qatar Air receives second Airbus A350

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/04/qatar-airways-idUSL5N0W62IR20150304

RESTORING OPEN SKIES: THE NEED TO ADDRESS SUBSIDIZED COMPETITION FROM STATE-OWNED AIRLINES IN QATAR AND THE UAE

Read more: http://www.openandfairskies.com/wp-content/themes/custom/media/White.Paper.pdf

Second A350 to up ante in Qatar’s battle with Lufthansa

Read more: http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/second-a350-to-up-ante-in-qatar39s-battle-with-lufthansa-409757/

The incredible consolidating travel industry

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/columnist/mcgee/2015/03/04/airline-mergers-expedia-orbitz/24319965/

Thomas Cook chief dismisses talk of airline disposal

Read more: http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2015/03/05/53367/thomas-cook-chief-dismisses-talk-of-airline-disposal.html

U.S. airline unions join campaign against Gulf carriers

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/05/us-airlines-competition-idUSKBN0M120E20150305

WestJet Outlines Boeing 767 Operations in W15

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/247599/westjet-outlines-boeing-767-operations-in-w15/

Irish Aviation News:

Aer lingus: Long haul passenger growth(+22% YoY in Feb) offset by short haul weakness(-2.9% YoY)

Read more: http://www.merrion-capital.com/market-news/aer-lingus-long-haul-passenger-growth22-yoy-in-feb-offset-by-short-haul-weakness2-9-yoy.html

Aer Lingus passenger numbers dip 0.9% in February

Read more: http://www.rte.ie/news/business/2015/0305/684638-aer-lingus-passenger-stats/

Aer Lingus Regional to operate new route from Dublin to Robin Hood Airport

Read more: http://www.businessandleadership.com/business/item/49754-aer-lingus-regional-to

Aer Lingus reports increased load factors and long haul passenger numbers for February 2015

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22007

Aer Lingus sees 21pc rise in long-haul numbers

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/aer-lingus-sees-21pc-rise-in-longhaul-numbers-31044474.html

ANALYSIS: Aer Lingus figures show logic of IAG deal

Read more: http://www.businesspost.ie/#!story/Home/News/ANALYSIS%3A+Aer+Lingus+figures+show+logic+of+IAG+deal/id/51491701-9454-f851-d791-b74044606627

Airlines & Other Transport – February traffic statistics for Aer Lingus and easyJet 

Read more: https://www.davy.ie/research/public/article.htm?id=Davy_Morning_Equity_Briefing_05032015_moneBLinkS0001C0001Sct.htm

Avolon sees Airbus ‘keen’ on order for longer-range A321neo

Read more: http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/avolon-sees-airbus-keen-on-order-for-longer-range-409742/

Cork Airport Welcomes New Flybe Cardiff Route

Read more: http://www.ittn.ie/bulletins/cork-airport-welcomes-new-flybe-cardiff-route/

Euro woes may taint Aer Lingus takeover

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/euro-woes-may-taint-aer-lingus-takeover-1.2126516

FlyCork.ie launched offering deals for Munster holidaymakers

Read more: http://www.businessandleadership.com/marketing/item/49742-flycork-ie-launched-offerin

Flybe introduces new services from Cardiff to Irish airports

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/flybe-introduces-new-services-from-cardiff-to-irish-airports-1.2127328

FLY Leasing Sells Three Boeing 737-800s

Read more: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/fly-leasing-sells-three-boeing-737-800s-2015-03-05

IAG boss to meet Aer Lingus unions to discuss proposed takeover

Read more: http://www.newstalk.com/Aer-Lingus-unions-Willie-Walsh-IAG-takeover-meeting-SIPTU-Impact-ICTU

IAG must put forward a plan to ‘grow Shannon’

Read more: http://www.limerickleader.ie/news/business/business-news/iag-must-put-forward-a-plan-to-grow-shannon-1-6615507

Irish government expects further IAG offer for Aer Lingus: Deputy PM

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/05/us-aer-lingus-group-m-a-iag-bid-idUSKBN0M10SQ20150305

JetBlue and Aer Lingus expand codeshare pact

Read more: http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/jetblue-and-aer-lingus-expand-codeshare-pact-409510/

Lift-off as geological survey takes to the skies in Westmeath 

Read more: http://www.westmeathindependent.ie/news/roundup/articles/2015/03/04/4036144-liftoff-as-geological-survey-takes-to-the-skies-in-westmeath/#sthash.FRTzwugs.dpuf

New charter service from Knock to Turkey

Read more: http://www.advertiser.ie/mayo/article/76161/new-charter-service-from-knock-to-turkey

Ryanair announced a new route from Riga to Berlin

Read more: http://www.baltic-course.com/eng/good_for_business/?doc=103328

Ryanair makes big birthday plans

Read more: http://mro-network.com/opinion/2015/03/ryanair-makes-big-birthday-plans/4962

Ryanair plans to serve 16 routes with new base in Berlin

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/ryanair-plans-to-serve-16-routes-with-new-base-in-berlin-1.2128025

Ryanair to Open Berlin Base in W15

Read more: http://airlineroute.net/2015/03/06/fr-sxf-s15/

RYANAIR TO TREBLE BERLIN OPERATION WITH NEW BASE (NO 73)

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22011

Swiss Dublin and Algiers adds to its routes from Geneva

Read more: http://www.msn.com/fr-ch/finance/economie/swiss-ajoute-dublin-et-alger-%C3%A0-ses-liaisons-au-d%C3%A9part-de-gen%C3%A8ve/ar-BBifGQ8

Tourism Ireland welcomes new Flybe flights from Cardiff to Dublin and Cork

Read more: http://www.tourismireland.com/Home!/About-Us/Press-Releases/2015/Tourism-Ireland-welcomes-new-Flybe-flights-from-Ca.aspx

Willie Walsh, CEO, International Airlines Group headlines The Wings Club Dublin luncheon 6th March 

Read more: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1050308854985342 

Willie Walsh pay deal rises 30% at IAG

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/mar/05/willie-walsh-pay-deal-rises-30-at-iag

Irish Aviation Research Institute ™ Blog Posts:

All Hallows College student launches new research study in aviation human factors: http://bit.ly/1vkzwqn

Irish Business Aviation Association (IBAA) officially launches at Future of Business Aviation Conference: http://bit.ly/1CZGFSl 

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 23-01-15: http://bit.ly/1JqYxGN

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 06-02-15: http://bit.ly/1DJvjRy

Irish carrier Ryanair announced 34 new routes in January: http://bit.ly/1zYKCsC

Irish Aviation Twitter List™ Revised and Updated 7th February: http://bit.ly/IvEsHB 

The questions politicians didn’t ask IAG CEO Willie Walsh : http://bit.ly/1Eqm7C4

To date 22 new routes announced to start from airports in Ireland & Northern Ireland in Winter 2014 & Summer 2015: http://bit.ly/184jYkL

Your 2015 Irish Aviation Events guide: http://bit.ly/R1FWN7 

Tweets of the day:

@AirlineFlyer “We’re all about competing. We compete with each other” Mmhmm https://twitter.com/AirlineFlyer/status/573502947830689792

@AvWeekFlottau  @Airbus A350 has 99.85% dispatch reliability, according to @qatarairways CEO Al Baker. 2nd aircraft in commercial service to FRA on Friday.

@AvWeekFlottau “Chapter 11 is the biggest indirect subsidy” – @qatarairways CEO Al Baker in subsidy dispute with U.S. airlines.

@AvWeekFlottau “There has been equity and there will be further equity in the future if needed.” @qatarairways CEO Al Baker on subsidy dispute.

@AvWeekFlottau  Airbus is studying monthly single aisle rates of 60 aircraft or more, Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders says. Going to 52/month in 2017.

@AvWeekFlottau Airbus plans to deliver first A320neo in October 2015, Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders says at annual press conference.

@FlySWISS @mdcplus and from 26.Jun – 23.Oct SWISS will be flying to Dublin on 4x a week (Mo,We,Fr,Su) .Please check http://www.swiss.com  https://twitter.com/FlySWISS/status/573447089440587777.

@Kev_Andrew Flybe look set to drop the London Southend to Dublin route, all summer fares set at an off putting £420 return.

@Kev_Andrew Honestly don’t see Flybe’s new routes from Cardiff to Cork and Dublin working, happy to be proved wrong but those schedules are dire.

@R_Wall @Airbus+@Boeing will jointly build entire @Bombardier_Aero CSeries backlog in 2.5 months at ’18 narrowbody rates.

@AvWeekFlottau Airbus CFO Harald Wilhelm on A380: “Now is the time to harvest.” What exactly? Profits before more than $20 billion in development costs?.

@updeshkapur  “We will always go after goldsmiths, not scrap dealers,” says @qatarairways CEO on potential investment in airlines @dohanews @TheHUBRoutes.

@winglets747 Air France and JAL end another codeshare route. As AF-KLM look for deeper Asian partners, is AF-JAL partnership falling out?.

@winglets747 Hong Kong Airlines to sell a stake to strategic investor? My bet is on Etihad.

Today’s Video Picks:

Lauberhorn 2015

http://youtu.be/X-C9Abz4msk

Most Beautiful Flight with Super Constellation through Swiss Alps

http://youtu.be/ucFUtngkkx0

Willie Walsh, IAG Chief Executive, speaks about IAG’s 2014 milestones and goals for 2015 

http://youtu.be/DgtOPA1xzqs

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