Published on April 16th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley


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

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Budget airline NewLeaf Travel wants to make Hamilton a hub

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Delta airlines suspends its service to Moscow as dollar strengthens

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Gatwick and easyJet create app to personalise airport experience

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German authorities continue to question airberlin, Etihad codeshare

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

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Malaysia Airlines is launch customer for flight tracking system

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

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ROUTES: Lithuania aims to spread traffic across airports

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ROUTES EUROPE: OAG doubts sustainability of European airlines

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

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Slot Machining

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

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Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus New Lounge, New York

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

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Councillors approve €7.5m investment in Knock Airport

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Cork to lose more flights to Shannon?

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

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Long haul Atlantic LCCs

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

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Naomi Long irresponsible over Bombardier EU remarks says Arlene Foster

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Pakey Sees Shannon Benefits In Aer Lingus Takeover 

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Ryanair joins Instragram and launches ‘Wingsie’ competition

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

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The 7 Best Things To Eat At Dublin Airport

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

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Virgin says passengers will pay for Aer Lingus takeover

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

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Irish Aviation Research Institute ™ Blog Posts:

Another year of record Ireland-North American capacity growth:

DIT Aeronautical Society visit to Aer Lingus Hangar 6: 

Inaugural Irish Student Aviation Symposium announced for 21st October 2015:

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 11-04-15:

Ryanair takes delivery of 11th and 12th brand new Boeing 737-800s: 

Spanish carrier Vueling Airlines starts new Dublin Service:

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


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