Published on May 15th, 2015 | by Alan Dwyer0
Daily Aviation Brief – 15/05/2015
EI-EXJ Boeing 717-200 c/n 55176 Volotea Airlines In Service Helsinki-Nantes-Prague 13/14-05/15 after winter storage.
EI-FKJ Boeing 767-36N c/n 30853 Euro Atlantic Airways Registered at Shannon 12/05/15 in Nordwind colours prior delivery to become CS-TKT.
OY-JRZ Airbus A320-233 c/n 2102 Danish Air Transport Registered 12/05/15 and Delivered Teruel Airport-East Midlands for painting ex EI-FGO.
Global Aviation News:
Alaska Air Group continues network diversification as its financial foundation remains rock solid
Boeing: Are Low Oil Prices Providing A Tailwind To The 777 Instead Of The 787?
Boeing Chasing Growth Weighs 43% Output Boost for 737 Planes
Boeing’s Conner: 747 would stay profitable, even if cut to one-a-month production rate
Boeing details 777 bridge plan
Boeing 767 Ranked 2nd-Best Widebody by United Passengers
Budget Airline EasyJet to Cut Moscow-Manchester Route as Demand Flops
China will replace the US as world’s largest aviation market
Current Boeing 737 owners still could give Max the bump it needs to beat out Airbus A320neo
Customer-first online/offline integration. It’s quite a departure
Delta says FAA proposal for New York airports could harm consumers
EasyJet: back in profit for the winter half, but the unit revenue outlook is weakening
Emirates and Qatar Airways announce new US services – for commercial as well as strategic reasons
Emirates could use European hubs to expand in Americas
Government’s $3m to maintain Toronto flights
IATA: Passenger yields starting to weaken in early 2Q2015
‘No demand’ to expand Gatwick, says easyJet chief
Norwegian growing in UK and US as Nordic markets stabilise; almost 20 new routes this summer but Oslo Torp sees big cuts
Shrinking Russia Jet Fleet Threatens Airbus-Boeing Order Backlog
SkyTeam’s Slots Offer to Settle Air-Pact Probe Approved by EU
Southwest Opts for Bigger Cabin With Shift to Stretch 737s
Spirit Airlines foresees continued unit revenue pressure, but still delivers strong topline results
The Big Three: U.S. Airlines Versus Persian Gulf Carriers
TUI confirms end of Thomson and First Choice
TUI Group announces rebranding of airline operations
U.S. airlines seek federal help in dogfight with Persian Gulf carriers
US carriers warned to stop capacity creep
Irish Aviation News:
Aer Lingus sale: Government says no conflict of interest over advice
Bombardier Belfast hopes to save 60 of 280 jobs under threat
Dublin Airport Grows NI Business By 52% in 2014
Dublin Airport used by record number of NI travellers
EasyJet flying high – but no new flight routes yet
Easyjet is due to unveil a major new European route from Belfast in the coming weeks
Five months on from first approach, IAG still can’t get the clearance to land airline deal
FlyPlymouth planning to launch to launch Belfast and Dubliin service by Q2/2016
Government denies conflict of interest risk over Aer Lingus sale advice
Ireland: Setting Up Your Irish Aircraft Leasing Platform
Management say terminal debt is not hampering Cork Airport
Ryanair brings forward German offensive by 8 weeks
Ryanair celebrates carrying 4m passengers at City of Derry Airport
Ryanair chief O’Leary attacks competition authority
Ryanair is planning long-haul flights with a new name [German]
Ryanair starts attacking Air Berlin earlier [German]
Ryanair to open heavy MRO base in Poland
United Airlines to lease up to 25 used aircraft from AerCap Holdings
Irish Aviation Research Institute ™ Blog Posts:
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 09-05-15: http://bit.ly/1zNTS2K
Tweets of the day:
@Hol_NetAffinity Ryanair – 95% of their business is booked direct, the strength of the brand plays in their favour #Phocuswright @Phocuswright.
@julianoneill What the new Dublin figures show is that it is taking growth from 2 main NI airports.
@keishibata Kenny Jacobs, Ryanair “Skyscanner and KAYAK are going to be squeezed by Google and airlines.” #Phocuswright Europe #WebInTravel #Travel_jp.
@Lebeaucarnews If airlines are limiting flights to boost profits, why are they increasing the availability of frequent flyer reward seats? @SquawkCNBC.
@Mark_J_Henry #Facebook is big part of #Ryanair plans for 2015 – social sharing will be integrated into the booking process: @Kenny_Jacobs #Phocuswright.
@Mark_J_Henry Half #ryanair’s growth will be to/from primary airports in the years ahead, @Kenny_Jacobs of @Ryanair tells #Phocuswright.
@Mark_J_Henry Heathrow airport offers 55 destinations but @STN_Airport offers 170 so it’s transatlantic hub waiting to happen: @Kenny_Jacobs #Phocuswright.
@NiallGibbons Well done @flybe who have added additional frequency on the Cardiff to @DublinAirport and @CorkAirport routes. An extra 944 weekly seats.
@Oliver__Clark TUI to begin rebranding of Thomson to http://TUI.com “immediately” says joint CEO Friedrich Joussen.
@Phocuswright Business class coming to Ryanair? Kenny Jacobs says “not yet”, so it must be just a matter of time. #phocuswright.
@Phocuswright Connections with international carriers are a possibility but alliances are not. Jacobs, Ryanair #phocuswright.
@Phocuswright We need discipline in 1. costs and 2. operational efficiency: Kenny Jacobs, Ryanair #phocuswright.
@R_Wall Singapore Airlines sees its first Airbus A350 entering service in early 2016; Three A350s due by the end of March ’16, says @SingaporeAir.
@thepersuaders Kenny Jacobs @Ryanair #travelintermediaries should be concerned about what Google are doing…Their flightsearch facility works for Ryanair.
@thepersuaders Kenny Jacobs @Ryanair increased load factors meant additional 12 passengers per flight.
@thepersuaders Because flight is first on decision process, Ryanair can move to be more a travelbusiness ..beyond ancillary services.
@WebInTravel We want to be the Amazon of travel, we like their relentless use of data and focus on conversions, Kenny Jacobs @Ryanair #Phocuswright.
@WebInTravel We will integrate Facebook and other social points in the booking flow, Kenny Jacobs @Ryanair #Phocuswright.
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Ethiopian Boeing 787 Landing and TakeOff Dublin Airport
Flying in very windy conditions!
Grant Thornton Belfast Runway Run
Jan Linzel 99yr old former Dutch airforce war veteran in Cork
Ryanair ‘National Express’ take off Dublin Airport
The Irish Air Corps Fly from Letterkenny to Dublin
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