Published on March 23rd, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley0
Daily Aviation Brief – 23/03/2015
EI-EZS Airbus A320-232 c/n 1823 smartLynx Airlines at Dublin 21/03/15 in all white colours prior delivery to become YL-LCP.
EI-EZT Airbus A320-232 c/n 1896 smartLynx Estonia painted in full colours Dublin 19/03/15 prior delivery to become ES-SAM.
F-GZTM Boeing 737-3B3(QC) c/n 24387 Europe Airpost Delivered Belgrade-Paris CDG 20/03/15 ex ZS-ASL.
Global Aviation News:
Air Malta seeks American airline partnership
Airbus Said to Seek $700 Million for Skymark Canceled Orders
As American complains about Gulf carriers, DFW Airport benefits
Gulf airlines are winning the battle for the skies
Kenya Airways Cuts Flights to Tanzania Over Air-Service Accords
Low fuel prices buoy hopes at discount start-up Canada Jetlines
Lufthansa, TUI to cooperate on long-haul tourist flights
OPINION: Why US protectionism is bad for everyone
SpiceJet turmoil is far from over
Vueling makes waves with 186-seat A320, Ka-band and lav-galley
Irish Aviation News:
Aer Rianta: Pensions deferred are pensions denied
Customers to be refunded after Flybe close Ireland-UK route
Donohoe to bring ambitious transport plan for capital to Cabinet by summer
Dublin T1 to deliver ‘fabulous food experience’ in August
Ethiopian Airlines Dreamliner 787 Flies into Dublin ahead of new direct flights from Dublin to Addis Ababa and Los Angeles
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22256
Ex-Ryanair finance chief Howard Millar is new chairman of BDO
Flybe to halt Dublin-Southend flights
Ireland needs to stay grounded as Europe is drawn into open-sky row
Ireland: Opportunities Post AIFMD – The Sky Is The Limit
MAS announces accelerated leadership transition
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22260
Mueller to replace Jauhari as MAS CEO on May 1
O’Leary may yet pull a rabbit from the hat and make cheap flights to America a reality
Pond dipping: the battle for the Atlantic
Rogue text message to blame for Ryanair’s transatlantic gaffe
Ryanair does a spectacular U-turn on plan for transatlantic flights
Ryanair Now Says It Won’t Begin Low-Cost Transatlantic Service
Ryanair transatlantic conundrum explained
Ryanair targets digital lift-off with new media lab
Shannon Airport will upgrade rather than pay dividend
Steady growth on Kerry Dublin route
TRAVEL Extra’s Sunday Supplement: Summer time-tables (and the living is easy)
Virgin concerned over IAG Aer Lingus bid
Irish Aviation Research Institute ™ Blog Posts:
Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner to visit Dublin Friday 20th March 2015: http://bit.ly/1xbh6z0
Irish Aviation history made as Ethiopian 787 Flies into Dublin Airport ahead of new direct flights: http://bit.ly/1DIpacr
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 21-03-15: http://bit.ly/18OQfgG
Ryanair launches new Dublin to Copenhagen service growing primary airport network: http://bit.ly/19AjDbn
Ryanair’s 10th brand new Boeing 737-800 enters service: http://bit.ly/19xdNaS
Tweets of the day:
@AlastairDalton So the apparent advance in Ryanair’s transatlantic plans was fiction, @FT. I predict it will stay that way until an aircraft deal is agreed.
@BelfastAirport Additional @BalkanHolidays flights to Bourgas, Bulgaria will depart Sundays 21 June-2 Aug ’15 in addition to a Monday flight May-Sept.
@grahamck63 @julianoneill we are going to win our market back despite all the obstacles and APD in our way if we dont bad for NI jobs and economy.
@Mark_J_Henry “The future is bright, the future is orange… meaning @easyJet”! Uel Hoey of @BelfastAirport jokes at #tourismsummit 🙂
@Mark_J_Henry The big opportunity to grown air access into NI is from continental Europe, Uel Hoey of Belfast International Airport tells #tourismsummit.
@PubsofUlster @UelHoey of @BelfastAirport stresses importance of direct flights & abolish APD – We need an air passenger strategy.
@starflyergold Oh dear I’m booked on something called Ryanair. Let’s say this is pure for reference and research.
Today’s Video Picks:
Aer Lingus Direct to Washington DC
RNLAF KDC-10 T-235 Landing At Newcastle Airport **RARE** With ATC
Ryanair New On Time Jingle