Published on March 26th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley0
Daily Aviation Brief – 26/03/2015
Compiled by Trevor Buckley
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
Aviation industry sees storm clouds starting to gather
Bangkok Airways outlook brightens as expansion at Samui Airport begins
Emirates Targets late-Sep 2015 for Last A340-500 Scheduled Service
Germanwings draws on external resources to operate schedule
germanwings Moves 55 Routes to Eurowings from late-Oct 2015
Heathrow commits to increasing domestic flights in bid for expansion
Is budget long-haul but a pipe dream?
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
Poll: Travelers willing to pay higher airport fees
Tokyo Narita Outlook Part 1: once a mega hub, international and transit passengers decline
Tokyo Narita Part 2: low-cost terminal opening underlines airport’s short haul low cost evolution
Tui holiday bookings are warming up ahead of the summer
US airlines endorse ATC privatization
Irish Aviation News:
Aer Lingus Supporting Team Ireland at the World Games 2015
Aer Lingus takeover: Talks with IAG continuing – Minister Donohue
CityJet Adds Additional Flight on DUB-LCY
County Jersey Display in Dublin Airport T2
Coveney hits out at Russia for military flights through Irish-controlled airpsace
‘Critical’ skills shortage looms as six billion air passengers expected by 2030
CSA Czech Airlines Adds Cork – Ibiza Route June – Sep 2015
DAA begins €10m office development of old Aer Lingus HQ at Dublin airport
Dad in charity ‘flight of hope’ for daughter
Dublin to Sharm Direct with Red Sea Holidays
Form 38.5 (b) – Aer Lingus Group Plc
Five aircraft leasing companies based in Ireland take SpiceJet to court
flyBe Cancels London – Dublin Service in S15
Havas Europe in Riga: no comment at this time on negotiations with Ryanair
High Court asks DGCA not to de-register SpiceJet planes till April 6 owned by Irish lessors
History shows us Aer Lingus sale would be a grave mistake
New airport routes no guarantee for future
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
Ryanair starts first flight to Copenhagen
Speech to CAPA Conference (aviation)
Stobart Air u-turn sees welcome return to Shannon
Tourism sector warned to keep prices in check
Virgin Atlantic takes delivery of first of four 787-9s from Avolon
Waypoint Leasing Closes $85 Million Term Loan Facility
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
A video message from our CEO Carsten Spohr. #indeepsorrow
CityJet Flight 98
Czech Airlines & Czech Tourism – Irish Travel Industry Road Show March 2015 – TrvelMedia.ie
Jo-Ann Raleigh, SAS – Irish Travel Industry Road Show, March 2015 – TravelMedia.ie
Kevin Cullinane, Cork Airport – Irish Travel Industry Road Show, March 2015 – TravelMedia.ie