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Published on April 1st, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 01/04/2015

Aircraft Update:

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

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/aegean-airlines-still-europes-highest-fsc-margin-but-lcc-competition–economy-weigh-on-yield-216750

A350 update: Qatar Airways only operator, but Vietnam Airlines, Finnair and Cathay firm up plans

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/a350-update-qatar-airways-only-operator-but-vietnam-airlines-finnair-and-cathay-firm-up-plans-215204

Austrian Airlines Launches New Livery And New Brand Direction

Read more: http://thedesignair.net/2015/03/30/austrian-airlines-launches-new-livery-and-new-brand-direction/

Avianca looks toward a promising 2015 after network adjustments spurred by Venezuela pull-down

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/avianca-looks-toward-a-promising-2015-after-network-adjustments-spurred-by-venezuela-pull-down-215680

Britain’s EasyJet cuts flights to Russia amid aviation downturn

Read more: http://uatoday.tv/news/moscow-times-britain-s-easyjet-cuts-flights-to-russia-amid-aviation-downturn-418720.html

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

Read more: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/business/business-news/easyjet-announce-12800-flights-scottish-5433999

Easyjet opens 26th base at Amsterdam Schiphol

Read more: http://www.businesstraveller.com/news/101517/easyjet-opens-26th-base-at-amsterdam-schiphol

Emirates Heads to Orlando as it Continues US Expansion

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/247974/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

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/248070/flybe-returns-liverpools-hub-connection-via-amsterdam/

Fort Lauderdale’s future shows promise after strong international passenger growth in 2014

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/fort-lauderdales-future-shows-promise-after-strong-international-passenger-growth-in-2014-215937

Going Above & Beyond: Taking a Flight to Nowhere to Check out Alaska Airlines’ Passenger Product

Read more: http://www.airlinereporter.com/2015/03/alaskabeyond-two-hours-of-inflight-party/

Hainan Airlines Outlines Birmingham Charter Schedules July/August 2015

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/248055/hainan-airlines-outlines-birmingham-charter-schedules-julyaugust-2015/

How Does Technology Drive the Air Transport Industry?

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/248062/how-does-technology-drive-the-air-transport-industry/

Jet2.com Cancels Planned A330 Operation in S15

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/248080/jet2com-cancels-planned-a330-operation-in-s15/

Oman Air plans ambitious fleet expansion as 787s & 737s are acquired while ATRs & Embraers are axed

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/oman-air-plans-ambitious-fleet-expansion-as-787s–737s-are-acquired-while-atrs–embraers-are-axed-216749

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

Read more: http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/aer-lingus-focus-on-transatlantic-a-deterrent-for-etihad-410610/

‘Aer Lingus will flourish as part of IAG’ – Willie Walsh

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/aer-lingus-will-flourish-as-part-of-iag-willie-walsh-31107026.html

Air Corps Gulfstream ‘251’ now re-registered

Read more: https://flyinginireland.com/2015/03/air-corps-gulfstream-251-now-re-registered/

Air Traffic Control Open Days for GA Pilots 2015

Read more: https://flyinginireland.com/2015/03/air-traffic-control-open-days-for-ga-pilots-2015/

Belfast Airport says easyJet London expansion ‘historic milestone’- Graham Keddie

Read more: http://www.belfastairport.com/en/news/1/447/airport-says-easyjet-london-expansion–%E2%80%98historic-milestone%E2%80%99.html

Brendan O’Dowd to expand his horizons

Read more: https://flyinginireland.com/2015/03/brendan-odowd-to-expand-his-horizons/

Cabin Crew students take cue from Ryanair staff

Read more: http://www.tameside.ac.uk/pages/article.aspx?article_id=5189#.VRpdY_zF_Tp

Dear Ryanair

Read more:  

http://www.broadsheet.ie/2015/03/31/dear-ryanair/

Don’t Listen to Trump on Aer Lingus, IAG CEO Tells Irish

Read more:  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-31/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

Read more: http://www.businessandleadership.com/business/item/50091-expansion-of-easyjets

‘Guarantees’ on airline sale likely to be unenforceable

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/opinion/columnists/john-downing/guarantees-on-airline-sale-likely-to-be-unenforceable-31106497.html

Ireland West Airport Knock launches summer 2015 in the wake of the airports busiest year

Read more: https://flyinginireland.com/2015/03/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

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/health-features/irish-man-62-to-fly-around-ireland-to-raise-vital-funds-for-daughter-with-brain-cancer-31107225.html

Irish views on Aer Lingus should be focus – Walsh

Read more: http://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0331/691016-walsh-dismisses-criticism-from-virgin-and-trump/

Leading Irish companies keen to forge business ties with Qatar

Read more: http://www.gulf-times.com/eco.-bus.%20news/256/details/433120/leading-irish-companies-keen-to-forge-business-ties-with-qatar

Official training and recruitment partner for Ryanair recruiting in Ireland next month

Read more:  http://www.businessandleadership.com/business/item/50090-official-training-and-recru

Strength of Ryanair business model confirmed at sell-side analyst dinner

Read more: https://www.davy.ie/research/public/article.htm?id=Davy_Morning_Equity_Briefing_25032015_moneBLinkS0001C0001Cmp.htm

Surviving Europe’s Most Infamous Budget Airline: Ryanair

Read more:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/college-tourist/surviving-europes-most-infamous-budget-airline-ryanair_b_6963122.html

That broken government jet has FINALLY been sold off

Read more: http://www.thejournal.ie/broken-government-jet-sold-2011674-Mar2015/

Transport committee to hear from Virgin Atlantic

Read more: http://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0331/691016-walsh-dismisses-criticism-from-virgin-and-trump/

Walsh says Virgin Atlantic should face Oireachtas committee

Read more:  

http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/walsh-says-virgin-atlantic-should-face-oireachtas-committee-1.2159903

Wizz Air inugurates new Belfast flights to Katowice

Read more: http://www.belfastairport.com/en/news/1/449/wizz-air-inugurates-new-flights-to-katowice.html

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

https://youtu.be/Sb_51L8OyzA

Michael Yohannes, Ethiopian Airlines – Irish Travel Industry Road Show, March 2015 – TravelMedia.ie

https://youtu.be/PwMo27Y6–4

Turbulent African Skies: Ethiopian Airlines also says that prospects are troubled

https://youtu.be/sxPNXINgMBY

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