Published on April 3rd, 2015 | by Alan Dwyer0
Daily Aviation Brief – 03/04/2015
EI-DSK Airbus A320-216 c/n 3328 Air Berlin Delivered Rome FCO-Dublin-Dusseldorf 01/02-04/15 to become D-ABZI.
ES-SAM Airbus A320-232 c/n 1896 smartLynx Estonia Delivered Dublin-Riga 02/04/15 ex EI-EZT.
OO-TCW Airbus A320-214 c/n 1954 Thomas Cook Belgium Delivered Manchester-Brussles 01/04/15 ex OY-VKS.
Global Aviation News:
Aalborg Airport welcomes Lufthansa service to Frankfurt hub; already connected to Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Istanbul hubs
Air France Revamps Embattled Short-Haul Business … Again
Air Algérie takes delivery of its new A330-200, equipped with a brand new cabin
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22467
American-US Airways Integration On Track
Barra beach landing; flying on one of the world’s most exciting runways
Boeing’s Latest Dreamliner Deal Is Extremely Clever
CAA launches legal action against carriers in breach of consumer rights
Cayman’s newest airline delays launch
CIT orders five additional A321ceo aircraft
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22472
Heathrow to cut passenger charges to support domestic flights
How data can help uncover the hidden treasure in travel agencies
Interview – Jaan Albrecht, Austrian Airlines CEO
Jet Airways in codeshare partnership with airberlin
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22464
Opinion: Long-Haul LCC Flights Inevitable, But Not Now
Prestwick Airport on lockdown as emergency services respond to major incident
Thai Airways exit from air freight reflects trends in Asian air cargo
UTair cuts fleet
30-Second Interview ‒ Paul White, Business Development Manager, Glasgow Airport
Irish Aviation News:
AerCap Amends and Extends its $1.1 Billion Term Loan Facility
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22468
Aer Lingus host special collection for Syria’s forgotten children
Aer Lingus reaches tentative agreement with IAM for U.S. staff
Read more: http://air.today/3924/
Aviator dad and friends to fly 1,000 miles round Ireland for charity after daughter’s battle with life-threatening brain tumour
Balfour Beatty awarded €14m (£10.2m) Dublin Airport car park extension
Concern no other airline could fly Dublin-Heathrow if IAG takeover goes ahead
Datalex flying high as it aims to leave turbulence behind
DRC awarded NI PR account for Jet2.com and Jet2holidays
Dublin Airport (DUB) Summer 2015 (S15) ACL International Start of Season Report
First Dublin Aviation Air Ball to support Darndale Belcamp Centre
Irish airlines can’t resist chance to stick their tongues out at each other
New conditions for Aer Lingus-IAG sale may not help avoid monopoly: Virgin
Rare treat for plane spotters at Shannon
Review group set to advise Cabinet about IAG deal
Ryanair adds four new Dublin routes to summer schedule
Ryanair Adds New Bucharest – Italy Routes in W15
Ryanair exceeds Alitalia, in third place easyjet [Italian]
Ryanair issues clarification following ‘Irish’ app update
Ryanair is keen to introduce in-flight wi-fi as soon as it becomes less cost-prohibitive
Virgin not ‘potential acquirer or partner’ in Aer Lingus takeover bid
‘Why does everyone think Aer Lingus is a basket case that we’ve got to sell?’
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:
@e_russell For 1Q15, @delta reports RPMs up 3.6% and ASMs up 5%. LF down 1pt to 81.7%.
@e_russell @Delta’s March numbers are out: PRASM flat, RPMs up 2.5% and ASMs up 2.9%.
@Oliver__Clark Virgin presses for IAG interline commitments as part of any successful takeover of Aer Lingus.
@Reuters BREAKING: Second black box from #Germanwings plane crash found: French media citing AFP.
@winglets747 “Hong Kong Airlines is controlled by Chinese conglomerate HNA Group”. Questions over Jetstar HK local control, but everyone looks past HKA!.
@winglets747 For Cathay Pacific, what’s the lesser of two evils? Jetstar Hong Kong or Singapore Airlines (or someone else) buying Hong Kong Airlines?.
Today’s Video Picks:
Deputy Sean Kenny discussing takeover of Aer Lingus with Virgin Airlines at Transport Committee
MERC Partners Leadership Breakfast Series with Willie Walsh
TheJournal ie: Aer Lingus should not be sold
Willie Walsh – Dublin Luncheon March 2015