Published on April 1st, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley0
Daily Aviation Brief – 01/04/2015
EI-DAA Airbus A330-202 c/n 397 Aer Lingus Ferried Stockholm Arlanda-Dublin 31/03/15 after winter-lease to Novair.
EI-FSB Airbus A320-211 c/n 1554 MetroJet Delivered Loudres-DME 31/03/15 in all white colours ex F-WXAK.
EI-IXB Airbus A321-112 c/n 524 Alitalia Ferried Dublin-Tel Aviv 31/03/15 for part-out & scrap.
Global Aviation News:
Aegean Airlines: still Europe’s highest FSC margin, but LCC competition & economy weigh on yield
A350 update: Qatar Airways only operator, but Vietnam Airlines, Finnair and Cathay firm up plans
Austrian Airlines Launches New Livery And New Brand Direction
Avianca looks toward a promising 2015 after network adjustments spurred by Venezuela pull-down
Britain’s EasyJet cuts flights to Russia amid aviation downturn
Delta Boosts Flights from Paris CDG to United States for Summer Season
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22434
EasyJet announce 12,800 flights in Scottish winter schedule
Easyjet opens 26th base at Amsterdam Schiphol
Emirates Heads to Orlando as it Continues US Expansion
Finnair acquires Flybe Nordic on an interim basis – ownership discussions with Staffpoint and GWS continue
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22433
Flybe Returns Liverpool’s Hub Connection via Amsterdam
Fort Lauderdale’s future shows promise after strong international passenger growth in 2014
Going Above & Beyond: Taking a Flight to Nowhere to Check out Alaska Airlines’ Passenger Product
Hainan Airlines Outlines Birmingham Charter Schedules July/August 2015
How Does Technology Drive the Air Transport Industry?
Jet2.com Cancels Planned A330 Operation in S15
Oman Air plans ambitious fleet expansion as 787s & 737s are acquired while ATRs & Embraers are axed
Turkish Airlines added Taipei as its 265th destination in 109 countries
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22435
Irish Aviation News:
Aer Lingus focus on transatlantic a deterrent for Etihad: chief
‘Aer Lingus will flourish as part of IAG’ – Willie Walsh
Air Corps Gulfstream ‘251’ now re-registered
Air Traffic Control Open Days for GA Pilots 2015
Belfast Airport says easyJet London expansion ‘historic milestone’- Graham Keddie
Brendan O’Dowd to expand his horizons
Cabin Crew students take cue from Ryanair staff
Don’t Listen to Trump on Aer Lingus, IAG CEO Tells Irish
Expansion of Easyjet’s Belfast routes to London could bring 100 new aviation jobs to Northern Ireland
‘Guarantees’ on airline sale likely to be unenforceable
Ireland West Airport Knock launches summer 2015 in the wake of the airports busiest year
Irish man (62) to fly around Ireland to raise vital funds for daughter with brain cancer
Irish views on Aer Lingus should be focus – Walsh
Leading Irish companies keen to forge business ties with Qatar
Official training and recruitment partner for Ryanair recruiting in Ireland next month
Strength of Ryanair business model confirmed at sell-side analyst dinner
Surviving Europe’s Most Infamous Budget Airline: Ryanair
That broken government jet has FINALLY been sold off
Transport committee to hear from Virgin Atlantic
Walsh says Virgin Atlantic should face Oireachtas committee
Wizz Air inugurates new Belfast flights to Katowice
Irish Aviation Research Institute ™ Blog Posts:
Aer Lingus Airbus A320 EI-DEO Operates Final Virgin Little Red Manchester Service: http://bit.ly/1IjAJoR
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 28-03-15: http://bit.ly/1FVCvis
Tweets of the day:
@AArmstrong Irish Transport Minister issues another statement on Aer Lingus re-emphasising connectivity & employment concerns.
@adria_airways First flights for Tirana-Paris and Tirana-Brussels routes scheduled today. CEO Mark Anžur at press conference @TiranaAirport today.
@aviator_aero Yemenia Suspends all Flights due to current crises for safety reasons till further notice.
@bbcweather 190mph #jetstream is giving some planes a good shove today. A flight from Newark to Heathrow was 70mins early! Jo.
@DaraDoy Some interesting comments from IAG boss Willy Walsh; Trump/Branson shdn’t influence@AerLingus debate, in `no hurry’ to finalize the deal.
@FrontierMag Irion: Heinemann has extended its exclusive supplier contract w/Ryanair for main categories, hints at the airline’s “huge plans” for future.
@JA815A Malaysia has a new startup carrier, Flymojo! The airline had ordered a fleet of Bombardier CS100 and hopefully it will take off.
@NicholasAPEX No A330 for Jet2 anymore, it would appear the airline has cancelled it’s operations of the type for S15 #avgeek#PaxEx.
@RTERadio1 Move over Donald Trump and Virgin Atlantic in the battle for Aer Lingus, IAG’s Willie Walsh favours the Irish perspective @drivetimerte.
@RTENewsAtOne Willie Walsh tells billionaires Donald Trump and Richard Branson to butt out of IAGs bid for Aer Lingus.
@timmydooley Virgin Atlantic invited before Transport Committee on Thur to discuss Aer Lingus – IAG deal and possible impact on long-hall ticket prices.
Today’s Video Picks:
Etihad Airways E-BOX Inflight Entertainment April 2015
Michael Yohannes, Ethiopian Airlines – Irish Travel Industry Road Show, March 2015 – TravelMedia.ie
Turbulent African Skies: Ethiopian Airlines also says that prospects are troubled