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Published on April 3rd, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 03/04/2015

Aircraft Update:

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

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2015/04/01/aalborg-airport-welcomes-lufthansa-service-frankfurt-hub-already-connected-amsterdam-copenhagen-istanbul-hubs/

Air France Revamps Embattled Short-Haul Business … Again

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-02/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

Read more: http://www.trefis.com/stock/aal/articles/287544/american-us-airways-integration-on-track/2015-04-01

Barra beach landing; flying on one of the world’s most exciting runways

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2015/03/30/barra-beach-landing-flying-on-one-of-the-worlds-most-extreme-runways/

Boeing’s Latest Dreamliner Deal Is Extremely Clever

Read more: http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2015/03/30/boeings-latest-dreamliner-deal-is-extremely-clever.aspx

CAA launches legal action against carriers in breach of consumer rights

Read more: http://atwonline.com/regulation/caa-launches-legal-action-against-carriers-breach-consumer-rights

Cayman’s newest airline delays launch

Read more: https://cnsbusiness.com/2015/04/01/caymans-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

Read more: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/709b2508-d939-11e4-a8f1-00144feab7de.html#axzz3WEKPcara

How data can help uncover the hidden treasure in travel agencies 

Read more: http://www.tnooz.com/article/uncover-data-travel-agency-Agentivity/#sthash.pEwTzr88.dpuf

Interview – Jaan Albrecht, Austrian Airlines CEO

Read more: http://atwonline.com/interviews-video-print/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

Read more: http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/opinion-long-haul-lcc-flights-inevitable-not-now

Prestwick Airport on lockdown as emergency services respond to major incident

Read more: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/prestwick-airport-lockdown-emergency-services-5449532

Thai Airways exit from air freight reflects trends in Asian air cargo

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/thai-airways-exit-from-air-freight-reflects-trends-in-asian-air-cargo-217330

UTair cuts fleet

Read more: http://atwonline.com/airlines/utair-cuts-fleet

30-Second Interview ‒ Paul White, Business Development Manager, Glasgow Airport

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2015/04/01/30-second-interview-%E2%80%92-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

Read more: http://www.unicef.ie/NewsMedia/Aer-Lingus-host-special-collection-for-Syria%E2%80%99s-forgotten-children-72-535.aspx

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

Read more: http://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news/aviator-dad-friends-fly-1000-8967404

Balfour Beatty awarded €14m (£10.2m) Dublin Airport car park extension

Read more: http://www.irishbuildingmagazine.ie/2015/04/02/balfour-beatty-awarded-e14m-10-2m-dublin-airport-car-park-extension/

Concern no other airline could fly Dublin-Heathrow if IAG takeover goes ahead

Read more: http://www.newstalk.com/Transport-Committee-will-meet-Virgin-Atlantic-today-to-discuss-Aer-Lingus-sale

Datalex flying high as it aims to leave turbulence behind

Red more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/datalex-flying-high-as-it-aims-to-leave-turbulence-behind-1.2162739

DRC awarded NI PR account for Jet2.com and Jet2holidays

Read more: http://www.duffyrafferty.com/drc-awarded-ni-pr-account-for-jet2-com-and-jet2holidays/ 

Dublin Airport (DUB) Summer 2015 (S15) ACL International Start of Season Report 

Read more: http://www.acl-uk.org/UserFiles/File/DUB%20S15%20SoS.pdf

First Dublin Aviation Air Ball to support Darndale Belcamp Centre

Read more: http://www.businessandleadership.com/sustainability/item/50127-first-dublin-aviation-air/

Irish airlines can’t resist chance to stick their tongues out at each other

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/irish-airlines-can-t-resist-chance-to-stick-their-tongues-out-at-each-other-1.2163088

New conditions for Aer Lingus-IAG sale may not help avoid monopoly: Virgin

Read more: http://www.breakingnews.ie/business/new-conditions-for-aer-lingus-iag-sale-may-not-help-avoid-monopoly-virgin-670146.html

Rare treat for plane spotters at Shannon

Read more: http://clareherald.com/2015/04/03/rare-treat-for-plane-spotters-at-shannon-42461/

Review group set to advise Cabinet about IAG deal

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/review-group-set-to-advise-cabinet-about-iag-deal-1.2163226

Ryanair adds four new Dublin routes to summer schedule

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/ryanair-adds-four-new-routes-to-summer-schedule-1.2162702

Ryanair Adds New Bucharest – Italy Routes in W15

Read more: http://airlineroute.net/2015/04/03/fr-otp-w15/

Ryanair exceeds Alitalia, in third place easyjet [Italian]

Read more: http://www.corriere.it/economia/15_aprile_02/i-passeggeri-volano-low-cost-ryanair-supera-alitalia-terzo-posto-easyjet-98bf2f4c-d921-11e4-938a-fa7ea509cbb1.shtml

Ryanair issues clarification following ‘Irish’ app update

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/ryanair-issues-clarification-following-irish-app-update-1.2162840

Ryanair is keen to introduce in-flight wi-fi as soon as it becomes less cost-prohibitive

Read more: http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/analysis-preparing-for-a-connectivity-revolution-410193/

Virgin not ‘potential acquirer or partner’ in Aer Lingus takeover bid

Read more: http://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0402/691652-virgin-aer-lingus-take-over/

‘Why does everyone think Aer Lingus is a basket case that we’ve got to sell?’

Read more: http://www.thejournal.ie/aer-lingus-sale-3-2025195-Apr2015

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

https://youtu.be/0_tYwR348Jk

MERC Partners Leadership Breakfast Series with Willie Walsh

https://youtu.be/-wupHFPT1tQ

TheJournal ie: Aer Lingus should not be sold

https://youtu.be/G_dOddl8Y7I

Willie Walsh – Dublin Luncheon March 2015

https://youtu.be/TVeHnI3dUvs

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