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Published on March 26th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 26/03/2015

Compiled by Trevor Buckley

Aircraft Update:

EI-FGX Boeing 737-3Q8(F) c/n 28054 Mistral Air Delivered Tampa International Airport-Bangor-Keflavik-Rome Fiumicino 24/25-03/15 ex N54AU.

LY-VEL Airbus A320-232 c/n 1998 Avion Express positioned Budapest-Barcelona 25/03/15 on wet-lease to Vueling Airlines ex EI-EUB.

OO-TCV Airbus A320-214 c/n 1908 Thomas Cook Belgium Ferried Berlin Schönefeld-Ostrava 24/03/15 for paint.

Global Aviation News:

Airlines starting over 450 new routes in first three weeks of S15 season; Ryanair leads way (again!) as FIGUS countries dominate

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2015/03/25/airlines-starting-over-450-new-routes-in-first-three-weeks-of-s15/

Aviation industry sees storm clouds starting to gather

Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/news/aviation-industry-sees-storm-clouds-starting-to-gather-31088888.html

Bangkok Airways outlook brightens as expansion at Samui Airport begins

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/bangkok-airways-outlook-brightens-as-expansion-at-samui-airport-begins-214964

Emirates Targets late-Sep 2015 for Last A340-500 Scheduled Service

Read more: http://airlineroute.net/2015/03/25/ek-345-s15update1/

Germanwings draws on external resources to operate schedule

Read more: http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/germanwings-draws-on-external-resources-to-operate-schedule-410539/

germanwings Moves 55 Routes to Eurowings from late-Oct 2015

Read more: http://airlineroute.net/2015/03/23/4uew-w15update1/

Heathrow commits to increasing domestic flights in bid for expansion

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/transport/11490703/Heathrow-commits-to-increasing-domestic-flights-in-bid-for-expansion.html

Is budget long-haul but a pipe dream? 

Read more: http://www.aspireaviation.com/2015/03/25/is-budget-long-haul-but-a-pipe-dream/

March Madness: Southwest vs. Spirit

Read more: http://atwonline.com/blog/march-madness-southwest-vs-spirit

Media in a spin of shame

Read more: http://atwonline.com/blog/media-spin-shame

Personalisation tops the agenda at the Economist Events Future of Travel conference

Read more: http://www.hospitalitynet.org/news/4069622.html

Poll: Travelers willing to pay higher airport fees

Read more: http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/236884-poll-passengers-willing-to-pay-higher-airport-fees

Tokyo Narita Outlook Part 1: once a mega hub, international and transit passengers decline

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/tokyo-narita-outlook-part-1-once-a-mega-hub-international-and-transit-passengers-decline-215202

Tokyo Narita Part 2: low-cost terminal opening underlines airport’s short haul low cost evolution

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/tokyo-narita-part-2-low-cost-terminal-opening-underlines-airports-short-haul-low-cost-evolution-215203

Tui holiday bookings are warming up ahead of the summer

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/leisure/11493699/Tui-holiday-bookings-are-warming-up-ahead-of-the-summer.html

US airlines endorse ATC privatization

Read more: http://atwonline.com/air-traffic-control/us-airlines-endorse-atc-privatization

Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus Supporting Team Ireland at the World Games 2015

Read more: http://blog.aerlingus.com/blog/2015/03/23/supporting-team-ireland-at-the-world-games-2015

Aer Lingus takeover: Talks with IAG continuing – Minister Donohue

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/aer-lingus-takeover-talks-with-iag-continuing-minister-donohue-31093740.html

CityJet Adds Additional Flight on DUB-LCY

Read more: http://www.ittn.ie/bulletins/cityjet-adds-additional-flight-on-dub-lcy/

County Jersey Display in Dublin Airport T2

Read more: http://www.ittn.ie/bulletins/county-jersey-display-in-dublin-airport-t2/

Coveney hits out at Russia for military flights through Irish-controlled airpsace

Read more: http://www.newstalk.com/Coveney-hits-out-at-Russia-for-military-flights-through-Irishcontrolled-airpsace

‘Critical’ skills shortage looms as six billion air passengers expected by 2030

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/life/travel/travel-news/critical-skills-shortage-looms-as-six-billion-air-passengers-expected-by-2030-31093843.html

CSA Czech Airlines Adds Cork – Ibiza Route June – Sep 2015

Read more: http://airlineroute.net/2015/03/24/ok-orkibz-jun15/

DAA begins €10m office development of old Aer Lingus HQ at Dublin airport

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/commercial-property/daa-begins-10m-office-development-of-old-aer-lingus-hq-at-dublin-airport-1.2151391

Dad in charity ‘flight of hope’ for daughter

Read more: http://www.portadowntimes.co.uk/news/local-news/dad-in-charity-flight-of-hope-for-daughter-1-6643818

Dublin to Sharm Direct with Red Sea Holidays

Read more: http://www.ittn.ie/bulletins/dublin-to-sharm-direct-with-red-sea-holidays/

Form 38.5 (b) – Aer Lingus Group Plc

Read more: https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/form-38-5-b-aer-094700244.html

Five aircraft leasing companies based in Ireland take SpiceJet to court 

Read more: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46682728.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

flyBe Cancels London – Dublin Service in S15

Read more: http://airlineroute.net/2015/03/25/be-londub-s15cxld/

Havas Europe in Riga: no comment at this time on negotiations with Ryanair

Read more: http://www.baltic-course.com/eng/transport/?doc=104099

High Court asks DGCA not to de-register SpiceJet planes till April 6 owned by Irish lessors

Read more: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46688344.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

History shows us Aer Lingus sale would be a grave mistake

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/opinion/comment/history-shows-us-aer-lingus-sale-would-be-a-grave-mistake-31093354.html

New airport routes no guarantee for future

Read more: http://thecorknews.ie/articles/new-airport-routes-no-guarantee-future-18008

Ryanair Confirms Long-Haul Plans Are Not Cleared for Take-Off

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/247967/ryanair-confirms-long-haul-plans-are-not-cleared-for-take-off/

Ryanair cut seven summer routes from Bournemouth Airport – because they don’t have enough planes

Read more: http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/11877956.Ryanair_cut_seven_summer_routes_from_Bournemouth_Airport___because_they_ve_got_no_planes/#

Ryanair starts first flight to Copenhagen

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2015/03/25/ryanair-introduces-irish-link-copenhagen/

Speech to CAPA Conference (aviation)

Read more: http://paschaldonohoe.ie/speech-to-capa-conference-aviation/

Stobart Air u-turn sees welcome return to Shannon

Read more: http://clareherald.com/2015/03/24/stobart-air-u-turn-sees-welcome-return-to-shannon-27811/

Tourism sector warned to keep prices in check

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/tourism-sector-warned-to-keep-prices-in-check-1.2152698

Virgin Atlantic takes delivery of first of four 787-9s from Avolon

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/avolon-delivers-its-first-boeing-787-9-to-virgin-atlantic-429129

Waypoint Leasing Closes $85 Million Term Loan Facility

Read more: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150325005800/en/Waypoint-Leasing-Closes-85-Million-Term-Loan#.VRLME_msWbc

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: 

@airportcharges  Belfast City Airport – All fees up 1.5% except PRM which stays unchanged, from Feb 2015. 

@BFlinter CEO @AerLingus say that it’s the people/employees that make for a great customer experience – that’s what makes the difference #capasummit.

@CAPA_Aviation Paschal Donahue: Aviation an important building block for securing Ireland’s prosperity #capasummit #aviation.

@CAPA_Aviation Paschal Donahue: Talks with IAG over Aer Lingus workmanlike and positive, looking to conclude in next few weeks #CAPA_summit #aviation.

@CAPA_Aviation  Stephen Kavanagh: Ireland doesn’t need Aer Lingus, Ireland needs competition, which is what Aer Lingus provides #CAPASummit  #aviation

@DavidLearmount  @ElaSchulte @DaveWallsworth We will get the facts, and soon. I do not know why this crash happened. I have just quoted statistics.

@mercatorinfo  Stephen Kavanagh: #ROIC is fast becoming a key focus for #airlinemanagement @AerLingus #CAPASummit @CAPA_Aviation.

@PEdmondAero  Govt now finalising National Aviation Strategy & will publish it soon, & then set up a National Aviation Forum, says @Paschald #capasummit.

@poloconghaile So @Ryanair has arrived at @DublinAirport’s T2! Or at least, its advertising has… #cheeky pic.twitter.com/pUP67qq8Uz

@SeanKennyTD Oir Transport Cttee 2 request Virgin Atlantic Airways 2 provide further info to  Cttee by Tues next regarding proposed IAG Aer Lingus bid.

@starflyergold Report: 4U A320 fleet partly grounded. Replacements to come from Lufthansa, Air Berlin, Niki, Titan Airways, Germania, Belair, TuiFly.

@TravelExtraIre Finnair 6w Dublin to Helsinki summer route will be extended with 3w service through the winter.

@TravelExtraIre  Stephen Kavanagh: Our challenge at Aer Lingus is to remain relevant. @capa_aviation #Aviation.

@TravelExtraIre Stephen Kavanagh: The wolf at the door was a great enabler, Michael O’Leary was our greatest support @capa_aviation.

Today’s Video Picks:

A Dream Becomes Real

https://youtu.be/HOw2VGJFvy4

A video message from our CEO Carsten Spohr. #indeepsorrow

https://youtu.be/Plnhh1QELag

CityJet Flight 98

https://youtu.be/YZK_5OUJTVc

Czech Airlines & Czech Tourism – Irish Travel Industry Road Show March 2015 – TrvelMedia.ie

https://youtu.be/Bld_vohWEF4

Jo-Ann Raleigh, SAS – Irish Travel Industry Road Show, March 2015 – TravelMedia.ie

https://youtu.be/sk09P3Mu5bs

Kevin Cullinane, Cork Airport – Irish Travel Industry Road Show, March 2015 – TravelMedia.ie

https://youtu.be/mFGx7RM75nE

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