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Published on April 16th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 16/04/2015

Aircraft Update:

EI-DSO Airbus A320-216 c/n 3464 Air Berlin Delivered Rome FCO-Dublin-Dusseldorf 15/16-04/15 to become D-ABZE.

EI-EXR Airbus A300-622R(F) c/n 677 Air Contractors Ferried Bahrain-Dresden 14/04/15 in basic Air Hong Kong colours.

OK-TSH Boeing 737-804/W c/n 28231 Travel Service Delivered Dublin-Prague 15/04/15 in Smartwings colours ex VP-BFA.

Global Aviation News:

Airbus Offering 11-Abreast A380 Seating From 2017

Read more: http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/airbus-offering-11-abreast-a380-seating-2017

Budget airline NewLeaf Travel wants to make Hamilton a hub

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/budget-airline-newleaf-travel-wants-to-make-hamilton-a-hub-1.3033017

Delta airlines suspends its service to Moscow as dollar strengthens

Read more: http://www.cityam.com/213768/delta-airlines-suspends-its-service-moscow-dollar-strengthens

Gatwick and easyJet create app to personalise airport experience

Read more: http://www.travolution.co.uk/articles/2015/04/14/11930/gatwick-and-easyjet-create-app-to-personalise-airport-experience.html

German authorities continue to question airberlin, Etihad codeshare

Read more: http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/german-authorities-continue-question-airberlin-etihad-codeshare

London Stansted reports 10 consecutive months of double-digit growth in Mar-2015

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/fastest-growing-airport-in-the-uk-with-ten-consecutive-months-of-double-digit-growth-435747

Malaysia Airlines is launch customer for flight tracking system

Read more: http://atwonline.com/technology/malaysia-airlines-launch-customer-flight-tracking-system

No decline in air fares despite steep fall in fuel costs of airlines

Read more: http://www.emirates247.com/business/economy-finance/no-decline-in-air-fares-despite-steep-fall-in-fuel-costs-of-airlines-2015-04-14-1.587374 

ROUTES: Lithuania aims to spread traffic across airports

Read more: http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/routes-lithuania-aims-to-spread-traffic-across-airports-411149/

ROUTES EUROPE: OAG doubts sustainability of European airlines

Read more: http://www.hmgaerospace.com/news/show/8721

ROUTES EUROPE: Value the low-fare airlines, says BUD CCO

Read more: http://www.hmgaerospace.com/news/show/8722

Slot Machining

Read more: http://www.airtrafficmanagement.net/2015/04/slot-machining/

787 and A350 deliveries open up new small airport opportunities for European airlines

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/787-and-a350-deliveries-open-up-new-small-airport-opportunities-for-european-airlines-219311

Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus New Lounge, New York

Read more: http://blog.aerlingus.com/blog/2015/04/14/new-lounge-new-york

Aer Lingus staff seek return of €100m from prop-up fund

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/aer-lingus-staff-seek-return-of-100m-from-prop-up-fund-1.2175912

Councillors approve €7.5m investment in Knock Airport

Read more: http://www.mayonews.ie/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=21758:councillors-approve-75m-investment-in-knock-airport&catid=23:news&Itemid=46

Cork to lose more flights to Shannon?

Read more: http://www.corkindependent.com/20150415/news/cork-to-lose-more-flights-to-shannon-S103550.html

Flights to Newcastle and Glasgow will be reduced this summer in another blow for Cork airport

Read more: http://www.eveningecho.ie/cork-news/flights-to-newcastle-and-glasgow-to-be-reduced/

Long haul Atlantic LCCs

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/long-haul-atlantic-lccs-219313

Michael O’Leary (Ryanair): “Las ‘low-cost’ han crecido muchísimo por la incompetencia de las aerolíneas”

Read more: http://www.20minutos.es/noticia/2433343/0/michael-oleary-ryanair-low-cost-han-crecido-muchisimo-por-incompetencia-aerolineas/#xtor=AD-15&xts=467263

Naomi Long irresponsible over Bombardier EU remarks says Arlene Foster

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-32303545

Pakey Sees Shannon Benefits In Aer Lingus Takeover 

Read more: http://www.clare.fm/news/pakey-sees-shannon-benefits-aer-lingus-takeover

Ryanair joins Instragram and launches ‘Wingsie’ competition

Read more: http://www.businessandleadership.com/marketing/item/50272-ryanair-joins-instragram/

Sigma Aviation Services is seeking ATR Captains for Irish Regional carrier Stobart Air for “various UK bases”

Read more: http://jobs.flightglobal.com/job/1401416127/atr-captains-required-for-various-uk-bases/

The 7 Best Things To Eat At Dublin Airport

Read more: http://lovintrends.com/cities/dublin/the-7-best-things-to-eat-at-dublin-airport

The UK’s regional airline scheme should be a blueprint for Cork

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/viewpoints/yourview/the-uks-regional-airline-scheme-should-be-a-blueprint-for-cork-321237.html

Virgin says passengers will pay for Aer Lingus takeover

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/world/virgin-says-passengers-will-pay-for-aer-lingus-takeover-31144291.html

WTTC 2015: O’Leary calls for new runways at three UK airports

Read more: http://www.ttgdigital.com/news/wttc-2015-oleary-calls-for-new-runways-at-three-uk-airports/4695868.article

Irish Aviation Research Institute ™ Blog Posts:

Another year of record Ireland-North American capacity growth: http://bit.ly/1Gfi14f

DIT Aeronautical Society visit to Aer Lingus Hangar 6: http://bit.ly/1OeZl5S 

Inaugural Irish Student Aviation Symposium announced for 21st October 2015: http://bit.ly/1D7QVIJ

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 11-04-15: http://bit.ly/1z61WpX

Ryanair takes delivery of 11th and 12th brand new Boeing 737-800s: http://bit.ly/1C1xwW9 

Spanish carrier Vueling Airlines starts new Dublin Service: http://bit.ly/1NNqESH

Tweets of the day:

@airkarp ·Delta plans to reduce 2015-16 winter schedule international capacity 3% y-y ‘to address currency headwinds’ resulting from strong dollar.

@airkarp Delta winter schedule capacity cuts: 15-20% reduction from Japan, 15% reduction to Brazil, 15-20% reduction to Africa, India & Middle East.

@DeltaNewsroom DL Pres: Strong performance in trans-Atlantic driven by JV with Virgin.

@DeltaNewsroom DL CEO: Cost productivity is a core part of @Delta.

@DeltaNewsroom DL CEO: @Delta will leverage opportunity provided by lower fuel prices to maximize profitability this summer.

@DeltaNewsroom  DL CEO: We have diversified @Delta revenue streams and are building more geographically balanced network.

@DeltaNewsroom ·DL Pres: @Delta Seattle expansion performing well w/domestic revenue up.

@e_russel @Delta will retire 6 more 747-400s by end of 2015 by down-gauging intra-Asia and Japan-beach markets in Q4.

@ghimlay · Big three US airline CEOs to speak at Press Club in May on Gulf subsidies. Time to put them in the same room with Gulf CEOs at IATA AGM…

@OliverWyman CAVOK’s Dave Marcontell: 43% of new aircraft deliveries in next decade will replace old technology aircraft #MROAM.

Today’s Video Picks:

Aer Lingus 25% off Sale

https://youtu.be/TF4nI53Mjo8

Departure from a very busy Ireland West Knock Airport

https://youtu.be/ybAKgv6MeD8

Flying to Ireland West Knock with an ILS approach

https://youtu.be/oa_fHMvIwsg

Welcome to the new Aer Lingus Lounge at New York’s JFK

https://youtu.be/5PKnzDAov1Y

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