Published on March 6th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley0
Daily Aviation Brief – 06/03/2015
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
airberlin’s New CEO Comes Out Swinging
American Airlines leading fight against three foreign rivals
British Airways Announces A320 Sharklet Refit Program
Emirates president sees low-cost airlines’ mergers
Emirates Airlines Sees Need for 100 to 200 Airbus A380s
ETIHAD to Start A380 New York JFK Service from Dec 2015
Flybe to Open Cardiff Airport Base
Garuda Jets to Make World Top Ten Airport Busier: Southeast Asia
Norwegian Air’s plan to split fails to end pilots’ strike
Norwegian hires charter flights as talks start
Qatar Airways interested in more airline stakes
Qatar Air receives second Airbus A350
RESTORING OPEN SKIES: THE NEED TO ADDRESS SUBSIDIZED COMPETITION FROM STATE-OWNED AIRLINES IN QATAR AND THE UAE
Second A350 to up ante in Qatar’s battle with Lufthansa
The incredible consolidating travel industry
Thomas Cook chief dismisses talk of airline disposal
U.S. airline unions join campaign against Gulf carriers
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)
Aer Lingus passenger numbers dip 0.9% in February
Aer Lingus Regional to operate new route from Dublin to Robin Hood Airport
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
ANALYSIS: Aer Lingus figures show logic of IAG deal
Airlines & Other Transport – February traffic statistics for Aer Lingus and easyJet
Avolon sees Airbus ‘keen’ on order for longer-range A321neo
Cork Airport Welcomes New Flybe Cardiff Route
Euro woes may taint Aer Lingus takeover
FlyCork.ie launched offering deals for Munster holidaymakers
Flybe introduces new services from Cardiff to Irish airports
FLY Leasing Sells Three Boeing 737-800s
IAG boss to meet Aer Lingus unions to discuss proposed takeover
IAG must put forward a plan to ‘grow Shannon’
Irish government expects further IAG offer for Aer Lingus: Deputy PM
JetBlue and Aer Lingus expand codeshare pact
Lift-off as geological survey takes to the skies in Westmeath
New charter service from Knock to Turkey
Ryanair announced a new route from Riga to Berlin
Ryanair makes big birthday plans
Ryanair plans to serve 16 routes with new base in Berlin
Ryanair to Open Berlin Base in W15
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
Tourism Ireland welcomes new Flybe flights from Cardiff to Dublin and Cork
Willie Walsh, CEO, International Airlines Group headlines The Wings Club Dublin luncheon 6th March
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.
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