Published on March 27th, 2015 | by Alan Dwyer0
Daily Aviation Brief – 27/03/2015
Compiled by Trevor Buckley
D-AIPW Airbus A320-211 c/n 137 Lufthansa Ferried Frankfurt-Shannon 25/03/15.
EI-EZL Airbus A330-223 c/n 802 Orbest titles applied at Dublin 26/03/15.
OY-SRM Boeing 767-25E(SF) c/n 27192 Star Air to Transaero Engineering 25/03/15.
OY-SRO Boeing 767-25E(SF) c/n 27194 Star Air departed Transaero Engineering 25/03/15 arrived 23/03/15.
251 Gulfstream 4 c/n 1160 Irish Air Corps sold to Journey 1160 LLC and re-registered as N297PJ.
Global Aviation News:
Advito: Lower Oil Prices Soften Projected 2015 Airfare Increases
American and US Airways to combine operations on 8 April
Boeing Nears $7.7 Billion Sale of 787 Jets to China’s Hainan
China Airlines considering options to add 50 aircraft to fleet
Croatia Airlines eyes 100-seater jets
Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Announce New Summer Flying
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22316
Emirates Airline to fly to Orlando amid open skies row with US carriers
Ethiopian Air in Talks to Set Up African National Carriers
Finnair chairman reiterates call for debate on carrier’s ownership structure
Investing in Airline Stocks a Winning Strategy?
LCC subsidiary VietJet Thai starts operations
LOT Polish Airlines looking to consolidate with another European carrier
Martinair Cargo fleet revamp affects 330 jobs
New £10 million Heathrow Route Development Fund
Senegal to Nationalize Airline, Sell a Minority Stake by June
The privatisation process of Montenegro, Slovenia and Croatia’s Airlines are advancing
Time for airlines to rethink their social media marketing
United delays second SFO-Shanghai B787-9 service
Will Lufthansa retire the Germanwings brand earlier?
‘WizzAir Ukraine’ low cost airline to close in blow to budget travel industry
World’s greatest airline employee? Alaska Airlines worker pays fare for stranded woman
Irish Aviation News:
Aer Lingus beginning to leverage traffic flows between the US and Europe
Aer Lingus: Focus is on a regional niche, doesn’t see value in adding hubs in other markets
Aer Lingus: Ireland needs competition, which is what Aer Lingus provides
Aer Lingus and Ryanair always requires two people in cockpit
Aer Lingus: Restructuring has ensured it remains relevant to the Irish market
Aer Lingus: Sweet Service, Rubbish Research. Market Research 101
AirBaltic Considers Dublin and Cork
Audio of Alan Joyce keynote address to CAPA CEO conference Airlines in Transition at Powerscourt March 25 2015
Belfast International Viewing Gallery is big hit with visitors
CAPA conference: Airline execs warn against low-cost subsidiaries
CAPA conference: airline marketing technology ‘needs shake-up’
CityJet re-establishing identity after end of Air France-KLM ownership
Datalex says customers are seeking a ‘digital era’
Datalex says consumer will set the pace of change, not the distribution industry or the airlines
Datalex targets China growth as profits jumped 69pc last year
Deadline extended for businesses in the UK and Ireland to enter Cathay Pacific China Business Awards 2015, in association with HSBC
Delta Restarts Dublin – Atlanta Seasonal Service
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22322
Dublin Aerospace: Most ancillary revenue earned before the passenger steps on an aircraft
Dublin Airport Authority: Transfer traffic up 37% in 2014
Etihad backs IAG’s €1.35b Aer Lingus bid
Etihad to sell Aer Lingus stake if IAG deal goes ahead
Etihad trimmed original plan for a “large investment” in Aer Lingus
EI-LNH B787-8 Norwegian Longhaul Flown back to Charleston, SC
EI-RUR B737-8MC Transaero First Flight
Ex-Ryanair sales and marketing boss joins Air Transat
IAA Publishes Policy Document on Land Use Planning and Offshore Development
Irish Government engaged in negotiations with IAG over Aer Lingus in a positive manner
Ireland in the final stages of developing a national aviation strategy
Irish Minister for Aviation: Aviation is a building block for securing Ireland’s prosperity
Minister attends meeting on future of Cork Airport
Ownership of Aer Lingus and Irish airports of ‘preeminent consideration’ for Irish government
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce backs Aer Lingus sale
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says four major items have been key to change business
Ryanair Is The Perfect Growth Story
SpiceJet gets time till April 7 to settle dispute with AWAS
State decision on Aer Lingus may be made by early April
Trip Report: Aer Lingus NEW business class
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:
@CAPA_Aviation Catherine Lynn: A relentless focus on cost and a lean culture are a part of the easyJet DNA. #CAPASummit #aviation.
@CAPA_Aviation David O’Brien: Ryanair’s new website, planned for end of 2015, will be “more like a retailer’s website than an airline website” #CAPASummit.
@Datalex: If fuel averages at $59, costs as % of rev will be 18%, down from 27% last year #capasummit – opportunities to invest in tech.
@Datalex Travel as a retail category needs a shake up says Kenny Jacobs @ Ryanair #capasummit.
@germanwings We are shaken by the upsetting statements of the French authorities.
@germanwings Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the families and friends of the victims.
@grahamck63 What a week next week 3 route launches Katowice on 31/3 Prague on 2/4 and Rome on 3/4 @BelfastAirport.
@Michael_Coghlan #Ryanair policy if pilot leaves cockpit – cabin crew must enter cockpit for security, always 2 in cockpit during flight #GermanWingsCrash.
@OpenJawTech @airserbia say connecting traffic & an airport that has a short min connect time can grow pax numbers and revenue #CAPASummit.
@OpenJawTech CEO of @Lot says airline is pitching for a private investor and looking to consolidate #CAPASummit.
@PEdmondAero Saad Hammad: “stay true to your stage length. @flybe is the 90-minute airline – if we stray beyond that we get into trouble.” #CAPASummit.
@PEdmondAero @flybe CEO Saad Hammad says flybe has signed up 7 codeshare partner airlines so far & wants to double that number. #CAPASummit.
@PaulByrne66 Airlines shouldn’t blindly react to LCC market entry – follow their own strategy #dontpanic @LOT #CAPASummit Competition good for incumbents.
@PaulByrne66 Entrepreneurial spirit & survival instinct of a regional carrier can be destroyed if partially owned by a major carrier #CAPASummit #CityJet.
@PaulByrne66 Three global alliances (Star, Skyteam, OneWorld) account for approx 50% of global airline traffic #CAPASummit.
@richardquest What we heard from the prosecutor in #germanwings is remarkable. Absolutely never heard anything like it in 30 years of covering aviation.
Today’s Video Picks:
Boeing Pieces Together the Last C-17 on the Line
EI-LNH Norwegian 787-8 dreamliner’s ferry Flight ( Paine field PAE to Charleston CHS) 19Mar15
Emirates A380 Hat-Trick in Auckland | Emirates Airline
Etihad Airways – The Pilot – Airbus A380 Maiden Flight
Finnair Chairman Klaus Heinemann’s opening speech at AGM on 25th March 2015
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