Published on May 7th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley0
Daily Aviation Brief – 07/05/2015
A7-BAJ Boeing 777-3DZ(ER) c/n 36096 Qatar Airways departed Eirtech Aviation Dublin 06/05/15 after painting.
EI-DSH Airbus A320-216 c/n 3178 Air Berlin Ferried Rome FCO-Dublin-Dusseldorf 06/05/15 to become D-ABZL.
Global Aviation News:
Aeroflot CEO warns after EU sanctions: “now the market is not ready for the A350”.
Air Canada: Significantly Undervalued With Catalysts To Double, Possibly Triple
Air France details Perform 2020 cost-cutting strategy to staff
Alitalia returns to China and announces the new Milan-Shanghai route
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22943
Boeing 777 production gap remains challenging
Emirates expands marketing agreements with South Africa, Seychelles and Mauritius
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22960
FAA Targets 2018 For GPS-Based Autoland Capability
Governor Cuomo, JetBlue, Cuba Travel Services Announce Direct Charter Flight From New York to Havana
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22972
Is the Airbus A320 really outselling the Boeing 737? Depends on what you count
Jordan axes visa fee to encourage tourists
Manchester Airport to get direct flights to Los Angeles and Boston with Thomas Cook
Monarch Airlines Saying goodbye to the A330s: facts, figures and memories
Montreal receives first Asian service with Air China’s Beijing flight, and hopes others will follow
SAA guarantee a delaying device, says Comair
The unpredictable impact of ULCCs in the US as they move aggressively to make their mark
Thomas Cook Airlines debuts A330 leased from AirTanker
Tigerair: Turnaround Efforts Continue to Bear Fruit
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22944
US-Gulf row ‘fracturing’ aviation world, says airline chief
Why Airbus Is Determined to Crush Bombardier Inc.
10 ordered A350s by Air Asia X could be cancelled or converted to A330neo.
Irish Aviation News:
Aer Lingus CEO denies breach of contract at Belfast Airport
Aer Lingus commences two new routes from Dublin
Aer Lingus Regional debuts Dublin to Newquay route
Avolon 2015 First Quarter Results
Cork Airport ‘Can’t Compete With Low-Cost Shannon’
Cork Airport debt – Proposals please
Cork Airport to develop 50-acre site
Cork Airport’s €200m debt ‘is a red herring’
DAA chief: No appetite for Cork-Dublin air route
Irish group pushes airlines for direct Dublin-Tel Aviv route
Managing Director of Cork Airport calls for support of the airport
Mueller calls for ‘room to explore various options’ for MAS
Reinvented tourist-boss Cawley and new EU Transport Commissioner to fire up ACI EUROPE Prague Congress
Ryanair fares and services to be available via Sabre GDS from June
Ryanair Holdings – Another strong month of load factor increases in April
Ryanair set to exceed its passenger growth targets
Sale of airline far from done – Tánaiste
Summer travel at risk as Aer Lingus staff vote on strike
TDS2015: New Ryanair platform to start process of becoming ‘Amazon of travel’ from September
Irish Aviation Research Institute ™ Blog Posts:
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 02-05-15: http://bit.ly/1EKOg9K
Ryanair focuses growth on primary airports as 44 new routes announced in April: http://bit.ly/1DRCS8f
The first initiative of its kind in Ireland is about to take-off: http://bit.ly/1D7QVIJ
Tweets of the day:
@Justin_Burns1 IATA head of ecargo Guillaume Drucy says @IATA is working towards standardised digital processes #AirCargoEurope @transport_messe.
@AlanHealy Pat O’Connell of the English Market says people in Cork can’t be blamed for being frustrated about issues at the airport. #cbacorkairport.
@AlanHealy DAA chief says airlines are not confident the numbers are there for a return of Dublin to Cork flight. #cbacorkairport.
@AlanHealy Cork Airport MD “We have been slaughtered in the media and in public opinion about the decline in passenger numbers.” #cbacorkairport.
@CorkAirport Niall MacCarthy, Cork Airport MD: “In 2016 we will be looking to grow passenger numbers”. #cbacorkairport.
@CorkAirport Group CEO Kevin Toland: “Social media is faster and sharper and gains more attention.” #cbacorkairport.
@CorkAirport Group CEO Kevin Toland: “We need a Cork Dublin route. Important for business”. #cbacorkairport.
@CorkAirport Group CEO Kevin Toland: “First preference – joining up and working together. Second preference – a financial strategy.” #cbacorkairport.
@CorkAirport Group CEO Kevin Toland: “We need to effectively identify the opportunities and grab them. Like the Wild Atlantic Way.” #cbacorkairport.
@CorkAirport Niall MacCathy, Cork Airport MD: “We’re setting up a ‘Cork Night’ for airline buyers. Great potential.” #cbacorkairport.
@FlightAcesHigh Our @Ryanair poll shows that the carrier is still a bit “Marmite”. 41% saying cheap & nasty, 38% cheap & cheerful.
@kingfixer #CBACorkAirport the challenge is proving demand.. Aerlingus will open new German route if Cork Airport can prove demand.
@NiamhcMurphy Negativity about @CorkAirport is having a negative impact on demand itself says Niall MCCarthy #CBACorkAirport.
@NiamhcMurphy #Cork as a brand is not know in German markets – our big competitor is Dublin #CBACorkAirport.
@NiamhcMurphy If you google @CorkAirport all you hear about is debt – we need to start talking positively about the airport #CBACorkairport.
@NiamhcMurphy If you have one product you don’t have 7 people marketing it – we need one marketing body #CBACorkAirport.
Today’s Video Picks:
AVIATION – Bellanca Super Decathlon EI-BIV landing
B.Tech Aircraft Maintenance and Operations at UL – an international student perspective
My last week in the airport …..
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