Published on May 20th, 2015 | by Alan Dwyer


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

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

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Airbus launches ACJneo Family with order from Acropolis Aviation

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

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A4A Projects Summer Air Travel to Reach All-Time High

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Boeing Business Jets Unveils Split Scimitar Winglets for BBJ Family

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

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

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City Insider: Overcapacity clouds low-cost horizon

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

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

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Pittsburgh airport starts work on attracting Qatar Airways

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PM: Air Malta considering various models for strategic partnership

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South Korean airlines voluntarily agree to replace aircraft ageing fleet

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

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Irish Aviation News:

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

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Airplanes Registered – At Your Convenience

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Campaign to showcase Shannon’s aviation facilities

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Capacity Development Management Building Contract @ Dublin Airport

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

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Decision on IAG Aer Lingus offer could take weeks

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EI-FIL Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair First Flight

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

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Market ‘confident’ Aer Lingus bid will be approved

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Ryanair eyes Egypt and Tunisia routes in 2016

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

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

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

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

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Irish Aviation Research Institute ™ Blog Posts:

Dublin-Weston Executive Airport reports second year of bizav growth:

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 16-05-15:

Irish Aviation Authority and Shannon’s IASC partner to launch new Irish “EJ” corporate aircraft register:

Ryanair accelerates Berlin Schönefeld-Cologne route launch and adds new routes in Berlin and Hamburg:

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

Chinese Premier Lei arrives in Shannon Airport

Jordan Aviation Landing and Take Off Dublin Airport

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

KLM Water Cannon Reception at George Best Belfast City Airport



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