Published on April 16th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley0
Daily Aviation Brief – 16/04/2015
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
Budget airline NewLeaf Travel wants to make Hamilton a hub
Delta airlines suspends its service to Moscow as dollar strengthens
Gatwick and easyJet create app to personalise airport experience
German authorities continue to question airberlin, Etihad codeshare
London Stansted reports 10 consecutive months of double-digit growth in Mar-2015
Malaysia Airlines is launch customer for flight tracking system
No decline in air fares despite steep fall in fuel costs of airlines
ROUTES: Lithuania aims to spread traffic across airports
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
787 and A350 deliveries open up new small airport opportunities for European airlines
Irish Aviation News:
Aer Lingus New Lounge, New York
Aer Lingus staff seek return of €100m from prop-up fund
Councillors approve €7.5m investment in Knock Airport
Cork to lose more flights to Shannon?
Flights to Newcastle and Glasgow will be reduced this summer in another blow for Cork airport
Long haul Atlantic LCCs
Michael O’Leary (Ryanair): “Las ‘low-cost’ han crecido muchísimo por la incompetencia de las aerolíneas”
Naomi Long irresponsible over Bombardier EU remarks says Arlene Foster
Pakey Sees Shannon Benefits In Aer Lingus Takeover
Ryanair joins Instragram and launches ‘Wingsie’ competition
Sigma Aviation Services is seeking ATR Captains for Irish Regional carrier Stobart Air for “various UK bases”
The 7 Best Things To Eat At Dublin Airport
The UK’s regional airline scheme should be a blueprint for Cork
Virgin says passengers will pay for Aer Lingus takeover
WTTC 2015: O’Leary calls for new runways at three UK airports
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
Departure from a very busy Ireland West Knock Airport
Flying to Ireland West Knock with an ILS approach
Welcome to the new Aer Lingus Lounge at New York’s JFK