Published on April 30th, 2015 | by Alan Dwyer0
Daily Aviation Brief – 30/04/2015
CP-2554 Boeing 737-3Q8 c/n 26303 Boliviana de Aviación Ferried Jorge Wilstermann International-Tocumen-Tucson-Goodyear 24/25-04/15 on return to lessor ex EI-ELS.
G-MDBD Airbus A330-243 c/n 266 Thomas Cook Airlines Ferried Rome Fiumicino-Manchester 28/04/15 after paint into new colours.
SX-BHT Airbus A321-211 c/n 666 Air Moldova Ferried Ostrava-Chisinau 29/04/15 on new wet-lease ex EI-ESI.
Global Aviation News:
airberlin still #1 in German capital serving 61 destinations non-stop; Billund and Prague new, but nine routes dropped in last two years
Air China says it is difficult to achieve a low-cost operation in China
Air France-KLM expects more players will enter the North Atlantic market over the next 10 years
Air passenger duty soared well beyond £3bn last year
AlbaStar adds Milan/Bergamo to Tarbes Lourdes sector
Allegiant Air says operating at secondary airports enables more influence on cost and infrastructure
Al Maha Airways receives its first four A320s
Airline alliances have run their course and will not survive, says aviation analyst OAG
A320neo and A330neo programmes driven in part by need to deliver product to market rapidly: Airbus
COMMENTARY: Data-based personalized service drives loyalty & revenue
CRT Capital Group says airlines made business model changes out of necessity
Dulles Airport at a crossroads
easyJet adds four more city pairs to its network
Etihad Airways has no plans to operate between Europe and North America
Etihad: North Atlantic market is one of the most important in the world today
Germanwings Rebranding As Eurowings This Fall
Hainan Airlines adds Rome to its European network
How JetBlue Airways Became America’s 5th Largest Airline
Interview: Alitalia CEO Silvano Cassano
Jetstar plans expansion at Avalon after signing new 10-year deal with Victorian government
Jeju Air reports ‘best ever’ quarterly sales and operating profit in 1Q2015
Lufthansa extends olive branch to pilots, reiterates profit goal
MIA’s international gateway is growing
Norwegian eyes UK, Spanish AOCs
Spain’s Air Europa details Boeing 787 plans
Ten Years of the Airbus A380, but Demand Remains Soft
The demise of the Boeing 747 is a sign of changing flight patterns
The world’s most tech-friendly airports
Used Aircraft Review: Boeing 767
What frustrates AirAsia CEO Fernandes the most about Philippines
Irish Aviation News:
Aer Lingus holds 1Q2015 operating loss at last year’s level, but FY outlook should be positive
Aer Lingus hopes talks between suitor IAG and Ireland will end soon
Aer Lingus 1Q results stable as long-haul prospects strengthen
Aer Lingus working on new cost-cutting plan: CEO
Belfast International Airport ‘in the dark over deal’ with Aer Lingus
Businesses to benefit from Birmingham to Waterford service
County Council to buy stake in Knock Airport
Deal with Turkey will boost Shannon Airport – Breen
Galway County Councillors support plan to invest in Ireland West Airport
Is Cork Airport in decline and what can be done?
JAL Expands European Codeshare Service to Ireland from late-Apr 2015
Major review of regulatory system for airport charging to commence – Donohoe
Ryanair security breach: €4.6m siphoned from airline’s bank accounts
Shannon’s 2014 profits a boost for tech park
Tourism enjoys continued growth in first quarter – Donohoe & Ring
UK: Court Of Appeal Dismisses Ryanair’s Appeal In Connection With A Divesture Order Requiring Ryanair To Reduce Its Stake In Aer Lingus To No More Than 5%
Read more: http://blogs.orrick.com/antitrust/2015/04/24/court-of-appeal-dismisses-ryanairs-appeal-in-connection-with-a-divesture-order-requiring-ryanair-to-reduce-its-stake-in-aer-lingus-to-no-more-than-5/?utm_source=Mondaq&utm_medium=syndication&utm_campaign=LinkedIn-integration
UK Top Shazamed Ads: Mercedes-Benz, Sky Atlantic and Ryanair take over the chart
Irish Aviation Research Institute ™ Blog Posts:
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 25-04-15: http://bit.ly/1KeZAvw
Ryanair announces 23 news routes from Germany connecting major business centers: http://bit.ly/1Kffgij
Tweets of the day:
@CAPA_Aviation “It’s a disagreement between friends” American Airlines says about IAG withdrawing from AEA because AEA is anti-Gulf #CAPASummit.
@CAPA_Aviation Etihad: France and Germany treating US carrier report as “gospel” to “surprise, surprise” protect national carriers. #CAPASummit.
@CAPA_Aviation Etihad: US carriers lost 4.4% India market share but market has grown 33%. US carriers have seen 18% increase in volume. #CAPASummit.
@CAPA_Aviation Etihad: US carriers aren’t forced out of India. They choose to focus on high-yielding trans-atlantic market. #CAPASummit.
@hharteveldt #China building new airports so no one lives more than 90 miles from an #airport, says @WTTC’s CEO #OpenSkies #CAPASummit.
@JohnLStrickland #CAPASummit #Etihad gives the lie to US carrier claims of lost market share in US-India. Sure but markets have grown. Their pax numbers up!.
@JohnLStrickland V interesting Jim Callaghan #Etihad at #CAPASummit US airlines have abandoned India market in favour of high profits on North Atlantic.
@RunwayGirl How can US go through Ch 11, cut costs, get rid of pensions, and not call it a benefit, asks Ethiad. http://www.pbgc.gov/wr/trusteed/plans/plan-20544100.html … #CAPASummit.
@RunwayGirl “We have to have competition and we have to have consumers having choice.” @USTravel at #CAPASummit #PaxEx.
@RunwayGirl Every plane that lands at Orlando creates 13 jobs. Roll back Gulf access and you will impact jobs: US Travel Association at #CAPASummit.
@winglets747 US carriers talking about Gulf airline predatory pricing. Perhaps we should talk about US carriers’ absurdly low Asia fares. #CAPASummit.
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