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Published on May 20th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 20/05/2015

Aircraft Update:

C-FEAK Boeing 737-86Q/W c/n 30292 Sunwing Airlines in new colours Ferried Toronto Pearson International Airport-Belfast International 19/05/15 on summer-lease to Thomson Airways.

OO-TCQ Airbus A320-214 c/n 2114 Brussels Airlines Delivered Dublin-Brussels 19/05/15.

Global Aviation News:

Air France-KLM faces headwind in bid to close gulf with Middle East carriers

Read more: http://www.thenational.ae/business/aviation/air-france-klm-faces-headwind-in-bid-to-close-gulf-with-middle-east-carriers

Alitalia to withdraw from the Partnership Agreement with Air France-KLM from January 2017

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/23217

Airbus launches ACJneo Family with order from Acropolis Aviation

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/23215

Avianca Brasil Sits Out Gol-Tam Fare Fight With Bet on Free Food

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-05-18/avianca-brasil-sits-out-gol-tam-fare-fight-with-bet-on-free-food

A4A Projects Summer Air Travel to Reach All-Time High

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/23202

Boeing Business Jets Unveils Split Scimitar Winglets for BBJ Family

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/23209 

Bournemouth Airport welcomes Flybe’s nine new routes; Ryanair and Thomson Airways also offer flights mostly to Mediterranean

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2015/05/19/bournemouth-airport-welcomes-flybes-nine-new-routes/

Cleveland to Europe: Airport director says push is on for transatlantic flight

Read more: http://www.cleveland.com/travel/index.ssf/2015/05/cleveland_to_europe_airport_di.html

City Insider: Overcapacity clouds low-cost horizon

Read more: http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2015/05/19/54219/city+insider+overcapacity+clouds+low-cost+horizon.html

Flights down 5.8% and ASKs down 13% between Asia and Africa; Hong Kong-Johannesburg is #1 city pair

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2015/05/19/flights-down-5-8-and-asks-down-13-between-asia-and-africa/

Govt subsidies have forced US airlines out of India: Delta CEO

Read more: http://www.financialexpress.com/article/industry/gov-subsidies-have-forced-us-airlines-out-of-india-delta-ceo/73883/

Pittsburgh airport starts work on attracting Qatar Airways

Read more: http://triblive.com/news/allegheny/8392330-74/airport-cassotis-service#ixzz3aZvJCPTG 

PM: Air Malta considering various models for strategic partnership

Read more: http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20150519/local/pm-air-malta-considering-various-models-for-strategic-partnership.568741

South Korean airlines voluntarily agree to replace aircraft ageing fleet

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/south-korea—20——-446888

VIP demand for Boeing’s 747-8 could help keep program alive, exec says

Read more: http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20150518/BLOG01/150519027/1005/VIP-demand-for-Boeing’s-747-8-could-help-keep-program-alive-exec-says

Irish Aviation News:

According to Tourmag.com Ryanair has been in negotiations with Paris Charles de Gaulle airport for several months [French]

Read more: http://www.tourmag.com/Roissy-Ryanair-devra-regler-integralement-l-addition-sur-le-tarmac-parisien_a73986.html

Airplanes Registered – At Your Convenience

Read more: http://aviationweek.com/ebace-2015/airplanes-registered-your-convenience

Campaign to showcase Shannon’s aviation facilities

Read more: http://www.clarechampion.ie/campaign-to-showcase-shannons-aviation-facilities/

Capacity Development Management Building Contract @ Dublin Airport

Read more: https://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/publicpurchase_frameset.asp?PID=88220&B=&PS=1&PP=ctm/Supplier/publictenders

CityJet blames Cardiff Airport’s ‘favourable’ support to rival Flybe for pulling its Paris and Edinburgh routes

Read more: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/business/business-news/cityjet-blames-cardiff-airports-favourable-9280018

Decision on IAG Aer Lingus offer could take weeks

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/decision-on-iag-aer-lingus-offer-could-take-weeks-1.2217425

EI-FIL Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair First Flight

Read more: http://boeing-test-flights.blogspot.ie/2015/05/ei-fil-b737-8as-ryanair-first-flight.html

Etihad-backed Aer Lingus said to be sold to BA parent IAG

Read more: http://www.arabianbusiness.com/etihad-backed-aer-lingus-said-be-sold-ba-parent-iag-593313.html

Market ‘confident’ Aer Lingus bid will be approved

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/business/market-confident-aer-lingus-bid-will-be-approved-331570.html

Ryanair eyes Egypt and Tunisia routes in 2016

Read more: http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ryanair-eyes-egypt-and-tunisia-routes-in-2016-411942/ 

Ryanair fly to London, Rome, Santander, Santiago and Tenerife from Seville [Spanish]

Read more: http://www.finanzas.com/noticias/empresas/20150519/ryanair-viajara-londres-roma-2942606.html

Synthesio and Conversocial Announce Best-in-Class Partnership with Aer Lingus

Read more: http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2015/05/19/synthesio-and-conversocial-announce-best-class-partnership-help-companies-listen-and-enga#axzz3abtRlWsC

Transport Minister remaining tight-lipped on the status of the IAG bid for the government’s stake in Aer Lingus

Read more: http://www.northernsound.ie/news/transport-minister-remaining-tight-lipped-on-the-status-of-the-iag-bid-for-the-governments-stake-in-aer-lingus/

6 Things to Consider When Choosing What Airport to Fly From Belfast International Vs Dublin Airport

Read more: http://www.belfastairport.com/en/blog/1/469/6-things-to-consider-when-choosing-what-airport-to-fly-from.html

Irish Aviation Research Institute ™ Blog Posts:

Dublin-Weston Executive Airport reports second year of bizav growth: http://bit.ly/1cLBZY1

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 16-05-15: http://bit.ly/1EMZINR

Irish Aviation Authority and Shannon’s IASC partner to launch new Irish “EJ” corporate aircraft register: http://bit.ly/1dibrhT

Ryanair accelerates Berlin Schönefeld-Cologne route launch and adds new routes in Berlin and Hamburg: http://bit.ly/1HlRq3G

Tweets of the day:

@e_russell  Wow, @Alitalia is going to sever many of its pax agreements with Air France-KLM from 2017.

@e_russell  “These agreements are no longer beneficial [to us], either commercially or strategically,” says @Alitalia’s CEO on agreements with AF-KLM.

@e_russell “We have joked in the past that we’re a technology company with wings,” says @united CFO Rainey, they invest ~$1bn annually in tech.

@ghimlay @SouthwestAir boosts capacity guidance for 2015 w/ new flights announced last week – now ASMs to go up 7-8%.

@WashAerospace  Secretary of State John Kerry at @BoeingAirplanes #737 plant in @CityofRenton: “jet plane capitol of the world!”.

@WashAerospace  Kerry: “I’ve flown here many times, but today I finally get a factory tour (of @BoeingAirplanes 737 plant)” It is pretty cool!.

@WashAerospace Kerry: “I practically live on @BoeingAirplanes 757… shldn’t I b able 2 trade up? Don’t u have a Dreamliner sitting around?” Actually, we do!.

Today’s Video Picks:

American Airlines Launch Flights From Birmingham to New York JFK

https://youtu.be/Zke9K6b6Ip4

Chinese Premier Lei arrives in Shannon Airport

https://youtu.be/UtyPcnu7PfI

Jordan Aviation Landing and Take Off Dublin Airport

https://youtu.be/kKc_AqXA__0

Kenny Jacobs, CMO at Ryanair, at the Phocuswright Conference, Europe 2015

https://youtu.be/6504hYtPIP8

KLM Water Cannon Reception at George Best Belfast City Airport

https://youtu.be/m07_WZqFEkI

 

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